Anne O'Shea

Anne Oshea

Appointed for a term ending December 31, 2025. Anne O'Shea is an independent strategist serving libraries, nonprofits and public institutions in social impact strategy, leadership, and team development. She was previously the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer at Vancouver Island Regional Library, where she led strategic and operational planning, IT and library collections for 39 branch libraries across BC's island and coastal region including Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, and on the Central Coast in Bella Coola. Between 2008 and 2018, Ms. O'Shea led several services at the Vancouver Public Library, including the Inspiration Lab - a free community digital media centre supporting video production, podcasting and self-publishing - and supported creative residencies in writing, Indigenous storytelling, documentary filmmaking and audio production. Ms. O'Shea holds an Executive Certificate in Social Impact Strategy (UPenn), Bachelor of Arts (SFU), and Master of Library and Information Studies (UBC). A member of the Knowledge Network Board since 2020, she sits on several committees including Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Strategic Planning; and Audit and Finance. A proud member of the LGBT2SIQA+ communities, she is privileged to live with her family in Snuneymuxw territory on Vancouver Island.