Christina de Castell is chief librarian & CEO at Vancouver Public Library, and has held roles bridging technology, collections, research and public service in her 20-year career as a librarian. She is passionate about the role of libraries in building communities and exploring ideas, and fascinated by the way that technology is changing how we learn and communicate.
Christina is vice-chair of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) North AmericaRegional Division and vice-chair of the copyright committee for the CanadianFederation of Library Associations, and has represented libraries at UN forums on issues related to copyright and internet governance. She is the co-author, with Paul Whitney, of eBooks in Public Libraries: An Evolving Landscape. (DeGruyter, 2017), and is a frequent speaker on libraries and technology.