Our Leadership Team

Jacqueline van Dyk, Director of Library Services

Jacqueline is proud to lead a strong community-focused library with a talented and capable staff.
She rejoined the Library in 2013 after a 15 year hiatus. In the 1990s, she was the Library's manager of Systems and Technology, responsible for (among many other things) the Library's first hand-coded website. Jacqueline moved from NVDPL to lead the Library Systems department at Vancouver Community College, where she developed and supported systems‐related services for the students, faculty and staff.
Following VCC, Jacqueline led the provincial government's Libraries and Literacy branch, formerly known as the Public Library Services Branch, where she worked to ensure that all British Columbians have increased library access. As the provincial librarian, she was responsible for provincial investments in libraries and literacy, including shared systems, infrastructure projects, policy and legislation.
Jacqueline brings passion, energy and fresh perspectives to the transformative work of public libraries.
She lives in north Burnaby with her family, and is passionate about the creative arts, learning and reading.
604-990-3740 / JvanDyk@nvdpl.ca
Executive Assistant: Suzanne Hendriks hendrikss@nvdpl.ca

Sandi Burgess, Manager of Welcoming Initiatives

Sandi brings a passion and enthusiasm for public libraries that date back to the turn of the millennium when she first realized the impact that these amazing institutions can have on the lives of the people we serve.   From saving library visitors thousands on potential costs related to education and leisure to being the place the whole community can gather to discuss ideas, Sandi has witnessed the lifeline that libraries provides to many and the support we offer to job seekers, individuals with special needs, lifelong learners, newcomers, families, seniors, youth and more.
Sandi has worked in library management since 2003 in both urban and rural systems – Burlington Public Library in Ontario, Elgin County Library and most recently, Fraser Valley Regional Library where she managed three libraries in Delta.  She has experience working in every functional area of libraries from leading storytime to migrating library database systems and redesigning spaces.  In 2015, Sandi served as the President of the Ontario Public Library Association.
She currently lives in Horseshoe Bay with her better half and their two dogs, Wilson and Norris.  She loves hiking, kayaking, traveling, theatre and new opportunities to learn.
604-990-5800, ext. 8113  | sburgess@nvdpl.ca

Alison Campbell, Manager, Community Connections

Alison connects, consults and collaborates with community members in order to understand community needs and to inform the direction of library services and policies. She provides leadership in the provision of community‐centred service and the promotion and delivery of library services in the community.
Alison has spent her career at NVDPL, starting as a book shelver when she was in high school.  She has been a Children’s Librarian and Assistant Branch Manager at Parkgate and Lynn Valley, and the Outreach Coordinator for Children and Teens for the system.
She enjoys building community partnerships, sharing her love of children’s literature and not-overly-energetic outdoor activities.
604-990-5800, ext. 8118 / alicam@nvdpl.ca

Deborah Hudson, Business Manager

Deborah provides leadership for the Library’s business functions, contributing to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices, and supporting strategic projects and corporate services. Working with our District of North Vancouver partner, her role includes the coordination of capital projects, budgets, financial controls and compliance systems. 
Deborah brings two decades of management and leadership experience in cultural sector government and not-for-profit organizations, including facility and project management for municipal and community museums, galleries, and historic sites. She has extensive experience developing and supporting partnerships with businesses, volunteer groups, and cultural organizations, including arts councils and libraries. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, and a certificate in Executive General Management.
Deborah’s passions include travel, photography, reading, drawing, and gallery hopping. She is interested in the history of art, architecture, and children’s book illustration, and enjoys kayaking, beach walking, and exploring B.C.’s great waterscapes. 
604-990-5800, ext. 8130 | hudsond@nvdpl.ca

Maryann Kempthorne, Manager, Innovation and Learning

Maryann has worked in a variety of roles in public, academic, school libraries and in shared service enterprises provincially and nationally. She has been fortunate to beat a path to NVDPL by being a systems technologist of one type or another at Capilano University, the Surrey and Vancouver School Boards, West Vancouver Memorial Library, Vancouver Public Library, Okanagan University College, Pacific Press, the Museum of Anthropology (UBC) as well as the BC Libraries Cooperative. As an educator Maryann has spent time in classrooms belonging to UBC’s Faculty of Education, the UBC School of Library, Archival And Information Studies (SLAIS), as well as BC Open University. 
An open access advocate and service designer Maryann values being a part of the NVDPL Leadership Team. She appreciates the special commitment to public space and public services that characterize our library's physical branches and our digital services. 
In the wider world Maryann delights in the company of her family, the ‘innovation’ space inside her kitchen and getting out and about for a quick run atop the many lookouts of her Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood.  
604-990-5800, ext. 8147 | kempthornem@nvdpl.ca

Krista Scanlon, Manager of Collection Services

Krista provides leadership in the development and maintenance of the Library’s print, digital and audiovisual collections. She oversees the employees responsible for selection, implementation, preparation and coordination of collections, acquisitions, digital and technical services, and interlibrary loans.

 Krista has worked exclusively for NVDPL, starting as a page shelving books in 1985. She has worked in Circulation, Technical Services, Reference, and as a Lynn Valley Branch Librarian. In 2013 she became the Collection Services & Evaluation Librarian for adult print and AV collections.

 A lifelong North Vancouver resident, she enjoys spending time with her family and cat Teddy, listening to and playing music, antiquing, watching a great TV series or documentary, and appreciating the natural beauty of the North Shore and Lower Mainland.

604-990-5800, ext. 8148 / krista@nvdpl.ca