Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team welcomes feedback about your experience of the Library.

  • Jacqueline van Dyk, Director of Library Services

    Jacqueline van Dyk

    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 husband, teen son and daughter, and is passionate about the creative arts, learning and reading.

    604-990-3740 / JvanDyk@nvdpl.ca

    Executive Assistant: ea@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


  • Corinne McConchie, Manager of Welcoming Initiatives

    Corinne is responsible for the Library’s welcoming initiatives, and in her role she ensures the library’s welcoming environment for all activities that take place within it such as facilities and operations coordination and improvements, collection retailing, promotions and circulation, staff scheduling oversight, and development and supervision of the circulation staff and auxiliary pool.

    Corinne joined NVDPL in 2008 as Manager of Technical Services and also served as Manager of Collections between 2013-2016. Prior to coming to NVDPL, she held senior management roles in other public library systems such as Greater Victoria and Surrey. She has also worked for post-secondary libraries such as those at UBC and SFU and has a teaching background having been an instructor for the University of the Fraser Valley’s Library Technology program.

    Corinne’s personal interests include photography and digital art, animal welfare, nature and personal growth.

    604-990-5800, ext. 8113 / McConchieC@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


    Maryann Kempthorne, Manager, Innovation and Learning

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    Maryann has worked in a variety of roles in public, academic, school and shared service enterprises for libraries. She has been fortunate to beat a path to NVDPL subsequent to 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, the Museum of Anthropology (UBC) and the BC Libraries  Coop. As an educator she has spent time classrooms as an instructor and curriculum developer for UBC’s Faculty of Education, the School of Library, Archival And Information Studies, as well as the BC Open University. 
    An open access advocate and service designer Maryann is delighted to be a part of the NVDPL Leadership Team. She values the commitment to public space and public services that characterize our library. 
    In the wider world Maryann delights in the company of her two kids, the ‘innovation’ space inside her kitchen or getting out an about for a quick run atop the many lookouts of her Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood.