Library names new CEO
The Fort Frances Public Library board is pleased to welcome Alicia Subnaik Kilgour as the chief executive officer of the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre, effective Sept. 4.
Kilgour will assume the duties of Margaret Sedgwick, who retired in June after 35 years of service with the town.
Kilgour originally hails from Collingwood, Ont., where she worked at the Collingwood Public Library from 1995-2011.
While there, she worked as the public relations assistant, co-ordinator, and then supervisor of the children’s and teen services, as well as back-up manager of the Public Services Department.
In 2011, Kilgour returned to school to complete her Master of Library and Information Science degree at Western University, where she will be graduating in August.
Prior to completing her Master’s degree, Kilgour earned a Business Administration diploma, with a focus on marketing and accounting, from Georgian College.
She also had completed her Library and Information Technician diploma from Mohawk College, and an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Laurentian University in Sudbury.
Kilgour will be moving to Fort Frances with her husband, Tom, and her seven-year-old daughter, Mackenzie.
In her free time, she enjoys watercolour painting, reading, gardening, travelling, and life-long learning.
“Alicia’s relevant educational background, and her 16 years of progressive library experience, will be of great benefit to the library and our community,” said library board chair Joyce Cunningham, who also chaired the CEO selection committee.
“We feel very fortunate that somebody with such excellent qualifications has chosen to be part of the future development of the FFPLTC,” she added.