The Okanagan Regional Library is looking to fill to key management positions this year.
ORL chief executive officer Stephanie Hall has announced her resignation effective as of March 2018 to pursue a dream of her to sail around the world on the tallship Barque Picton Castle.
This is not the first time Hall has taken an offshore sailing voyage, having sailed from Seville, Spain, to Victoria aboard the topsail schooner Pacific Swift at the age of 20.
“It was a difficult decision as the team at the ORL has been stellar, and the work our staff do in communities is so important,” said Hall, who has been the library CEO since February 2013. “But I’ve wanted to do a total circumnavigation for a long time, and the best time to pursue your dreams is never ‘in a few years.’”
“Stephanie has been a driving force for streamlining the ORL processes and fostering an atmosphere of creativity and enthusiasm among the staff,” said ORL board chair Catherine Lord, a Vernon city councillor. “She is a professional, dedicated and inspirational leader, and will be sorely missed by the staff and the board.