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New library director on board

The Lloydminster Public Library has a new library director at the helm.

Cheryl Sikora, who has some two decades of library experience has been appointed effective Sept. 6.

Previously, Sikora served as the learning resource co-ordinator for the Lloydminster Catholic School Division. Her role included supporting initiatives in the library skills continuum, classroom book a day and book tastings. The board notes Sikora’s background in creative programming, diversifying library collections and responsible budgeting.

Sikora has a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from the University of Alberta, and a bachelor of arts, focusing on English and French literature, from the University of Regina.

The long-time Lloydminster resident is relishing the new role.

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“I look forward to new community partnerships, building innovative programming, collaborating with library staff and partners – including Lakeland Library Region and the City of Lloydminster – and the greater community,” says Sikora whose professional background also includes experience with the Edmonton Public Library system.

Board chair Kristine Knourek says,”We welcome and congratulate Cheryl Sikora as our new library director of Lloydminster Public Library. Our vision is for the library to create unlimited frontiers for our communities, and Sikora’s vast expertise will be pivotal in growing the programs, services and resources our diverse community relies on.”

The library board is appointed by the city and made up of 10 volunteers with one appointed by the city.

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