Paul Takala

Chief Librarian/CEO
Hamilton Public Library
CULC, CFLA, NHDS Steering Committee

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Paul Takala is currently the Chief Librarian/CEO of the Hamilton Public Library.  He held several technology leadership positions at the Hamilton Public Library before becoming Chief Librarian/CEO in 2012. Paul graduated from the University of Toronto with his Masters of Library Science in 1994. Prior to working at HPL Paul worked for The New York Public Library.  In 2006 Paul was named the public librarian of the year for the province of Ontario.  Paul is currently a member of Canada’s National Heritage Digital Strategy (NHDS) Steering Committee and Past Chair of Canadian Urban Library Council (CULC) and the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA).  Paul is an active member of the Rotary Club of Hamilton and is a 2015 recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. 

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