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EPL Board of Trustees Welcomes James Crossman and Sandra Marin


During the spring two new members, James Crossman and Sandra Marin, were appointed to the board of the Edmonton Public Library (EPL).

James Crossman, data centre design engineer, PowerHouse Data Centre Group, holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from the University of Alberta. In his role at Powerhouse Data Centre Group, he works with a diverse range of teams to deliver solutions to clients.

“I’m incredibly thankful to have the opportunity to serve on the EPL Board of Trustees,” says Crossman. “I’ve been an Edmonton Public Library customer all my life and have recently discovered the joy of sharing the library with my two young children. I believe public libraries play a critical role in helping people from all walks of life succeed, and I’m delighted to be able to help EPL create new opportunities for people in this city.”

Sandra Marin, director, Sandra Marin & Associates Inc. Coaching and Consulting, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University, along with certification in human resources management from the University of Alberta and a certification in organizational foundations from Queen’s University. Marin is a member of the International Coach Federation and has past board experience with the Human Resources Institute of Alberta and YMCA Enterprise Centre. She works with leaders looking to increase effectiveness and performance in their workplaces.

“I’m delighted to be joining EPL as a board member,” says Marin. “My love affair with libraries goes back to my childhood and continues to this day. As a human resource consultant and leadership coach, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to the board of trustees at EPL – the first public library in Canada to be named among Canada’s most admired corporate cultures – whose leadership and advocacy in this city continues to lead the way.”

EPL first opened its doors in 1913. Today it is the Capital City’s largest lender of books, information, and entertainment.

“Our professionally trained staff take you beyond Google with the knowledge, discernment and desire to help you navigate a universe of information. The second most visited place in Edmonton, every year EPL hosts over 15.4 million in-branch and online visits across our 21 branches and website. We deliver our incredible content to you everywhere – in the library, at home or on your handheld device. Unmatched access and unrivalled value – that is today’s EPL,” writes Benjamin Freeland, communications specialist at EPL, in a recent press release.

In addition to being the first public library in Canada to win a Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures – Broader Public Sector award in 2018, EPL was named Library of the Year in 2014.

The Edmonton Public Library’s (EPL) Stanley A. Milner branch is set to unveil its revitalization on February 14, 2020, helping to usher in a new era for the library where books, digital collections, community support, and gathering spaces support the people of Edmonton with knowledge and social interaction.

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