Career Development Speaker Session – Working in libraries in rural and remote BC

You are invited to attend a speaker session with Edel Toner-Rogala, North Central and North East Library Federations (see: and

She will discuss the opportunities for career advancement and access to positions beyond the entry level that are available to new graduates who are willing to relocate out of the Metro Vancouver and southern coastal regions of BC.
Ms. Toner-Rogala is available to answer questions. Refreshments will be provided.


· Current iSchool Co-op Students, please RSVP through Symplicity under Events > Workshops
· Students not in the Co-op program and alumni, please RSVP via the online form

Speaker Bio:

Edel Toner-Rogala is a recognized and trusted public servant who has devoted over 26 years of her working life to public libraries in BC. Prior to taking on the joint manager role with the North Central and North East Library Federations, Edel was the Chief Librarian at Burnaby Public Library, a position she held from September 2003 to November 2016. Before moving to Burnaby, she was Chief Librarian at Prince George Public Library from March 1992 to August 2003.
The organizations she has led over her career have been acknowledged as high-performing organizations where service excellence, prudent stewardship of public resources, building and sustaining positive working relationships with communities, community partners and representatives of the various levels of government as well as continuous improvement were foundational to organizational success.
Edel has a Masters in Russian History from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Western Ontario. In addition to working for the federations, she is also teaching Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management at the College of New Caledonia and is the owner and principle at The Rogala Group, specializing in board governance and development, advocacy, strategic planning and community engagement, and industrial relations.