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 service, public use of facilities, programming, outreach and Information Barrie. 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. 2400

Jane Little

Manager, Human Resources

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

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

Darcy Glidden

Manager, Community Libraries

Darcy manages the staff and services at the Painswick Branch and Holly Community Library. 

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

Luke McKee

Manager, Downtown and Virtual Services 

Luke oversees customer experiences relating to public spaces at the Downtown Library and via Virtual Services. Virtual Services includes email, chat, phone and digital interactions within the Barrie and Oro-Medonte communities. Duties include staff and facilities management, health and safety, and ensuring strategic directions for Downtown and Virtual Services are met.

Email: AskUs@barrielibrary.ca

Telephone: 705-728-2101

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

Vivien Keiling

Manager, Collections

Vivien oversees the development and maintenance of collections system-wide. 

Email: AskUs@barrielibrary.ca 
Telephone: 705-728-1010 ext. 2420

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

Melissa Foster

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Melissa is responsible for supporting the overall business priorities of the marketing team, overseeing the library's social media, graphic design, signage, print and digital promotional pieces, e-newsletters, and barrielibrary.ca. 

Email: AskUs@barrielibrary.ca
Phone: 705-728-1010 ext. 2261