Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) has appointed Courtney Novotny as the new manager of the Mission Library and Outreach Services. Novotny has been acting deputy in the role since April, 2015. She assumes leadership from Heather Scoular – now FVRL’s director of customer experience.
Novotny comes to the role with substantial experience working as a children, teens, and families librarian and community outreach librarian for the Calgary Public Library. She joined FVRL in October, 2014 as Mission Library’s first community librarian and has since built important community connections and initiated many successful partnerships.
She holds a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of British Columbia.
Novotny will spend much of her time working with staff and community leaders to raise the library’s profile. Her focus will be on the delivery of exceptional services to Mission customers.