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Director of Library Services and Learning Commons, Langara College
Debbie Schachter is an academic library leader, teacher and researcher in higher education who represents academic and Canadian libraries in local and international consortia, cooperatives and associations. She joined Langara College in Vancouver in July 2021, as Director of Library Services and Learning Commons, as well as Director of CAPER-BC, a provincial service providing alternate format resources to students.
Debbie’s previous roles in higher education include University Librarian at Capilano University, in North Vancouver, and Director of Learning Resources and Records Management at Douglas College in New Westminster, Canada. She also has experience working in public libraries, as a senior leader at the Vancouver Public Library, in charitable and non-profit organizations, and in special libraries.
She is active in the BC-ELN, OCLC and IFLA, and held positions of Chair of the OCLC Global Council and Chair of the America’s Regional Council in 2019-2020, and Chair of the OCLC Canada Advisory Council from 2014 to 2021.
Debbie has a Bachelor of Arts (in English and History) and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, and a Doctor of Education from the University of Edinburgh.
Term of Service
November 2021—November 2025