Stories from the Open Gov – ep29 Pam Ryan: Libraries are more than just books

Stories from the Open Gov podcast – ep29 Pam Ryan: Libraries are more than just books

Pam Ryan is the Director for Service Development & Innovation at the Toronto Public Library (TPL), the World’s largest urban public library system, featuring 100 branches, close to 1 million cardholders, and 10 million items that can be checked out. Today Pam tells us how the TPL is changing in the 21st Century to provide Torontonians access to digital innovation hubs, checking out arduino kits, and even offering space for community groups to organize and host events. She also shares a few stories on how the TPL has stepped-up during the COVID-19 lockdown to help foodbanks and those who do not have access to the Internet.

Published by Pam Ryan

A Canadian librarian. Director, Service Development & Innovation @ Toronto Public Library.

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