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Burnaby Library trustee Ernie Maitland wins Local Hero Award

Ernest Maitland

Since 2007, Ernest Maitland has been deeply involved in a number of volunteer capacities with Burnaby Public Library. Between 2007 and 2012, he acted as a library trustee. Since completing his term – the maximum permitted without a break – Ernest has remained involved as a particular champion of Home Library Services, “My First Language” collections and teen services. Indeed, Ernest was a key advocate for the establishment of teen services with a dedicated teen librarian. As Ernest’s nominators describe: “He is a passionate advocate for the library… and we are certain that ‘love’ is the best word to describe his association with Burnaby Public Library and by extension the Burnaby community.”