Leadership Team

Lauren Jessop

Chief Executive Officer

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph and earned her Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario.

Email: AskUs@barrielibrary.ca
Telephone: 705-728-1010 ext. 2100

Alison Schroeder

Director, Customer Experience

Alison is responsible for supervision and management of the public facing services of the library including circulation, information services and public use of facilities. She implements, monitors, evaluates and enhances library services to ensure they meet the public's needs and the strategic goals of the library.

Email: AskUs@barrielibrary.ca 
Phone: 705-728-1010 ext. 2300

Chris Vanderkruys

Director, Business & Development

Chris oversees the areas of Development and Fundraising, Finance, Community Engagement, Information Barrie, Facilities and Volunteer Services. 

Email: AskUs@barrielibrary.ca
Telephone: 705-728-1010 ext. 2200

Laura LaFleshe

Director, Technology & Content

Laura is responsible for advancing strategic priorities in the areas of technology, collections and marketing & communications.  

Email: AskUs@barrielibrary.ca

Phone: 705-728-1010 ext. 2420

Vivien Keiling

Manager, Service Delivery

Vivien oversees Public Services at the Downtown branch. 

Email: AskUs@barrielibrary.ca 
Telephone: 705-728-1010 ext. 2310

Darcy Glidden

Manager, Community Libraries

Darcy manages the staff and services at the Painswick branch. 

Email: AskUs@barrielibrary.ca 
Telephone: 705-728-1010 ext. 4310

Jane Little

Manager, Human Resources

Jane is responsible for recruitment, HR policies and procedures, health and safety and labour relations. 

Email: Ask.Us@barrielibrary.ca
Telephone: 705-728-1010 ext. 2120

Andrew Rogers

Manager, Information Technology

Andrew is responsible for our Information Technology services, networking, infrastructure, and support.

Email: AskUs@barrielibrary.ca
Telephone: 705-728-1010 ext. 2410

Sandra Sydor

Manager, Community Engagement

Sandra is responsible for leading the development and implementation of programs and outreach services. She enjoys being involved and facilitating collaborative initiatives that develop and strengthen the community by building strong partnerships with business, social agencies, schools, and community members.

Email: AskUs@barrielibrary.ca
Telephone: 705-728-1010 ext. 2260