Americas Regional Council

May Chan

Head, Metadata Services, University of Toronto

May Chan

May is currently Head, Metadata Services for University of Toronto Libraries. She was previously Cataloguing Manager for Burnaby Public Library (BPL) and began her career at Vancouver Public Library. Her 17 years of experience in public libraries have instilled a strong value for service excellence and collaboration. A subtle change agent, May is passionate about seeing library folk empowered to navigate the future. Her growth as a leader and views of leadership are nuanced and informed by her experiences as a second-generation female Chinese Canadian. During her time in British Columbia, May was active in supporting professional development, both as a workshop organizer and instructor. She remains committed to serving similarly in Ontario and the local, national, and international networks she participates in.

Member institution

University of Toronto

Ontario, Canada

Term end date: 31 October 2025