After years of overseeing the public library system, Lesley Dieno is ready for a new chapter in life.
Dieno will retire as executive director of Okanagan Regional Library at the end of the year.
“I am ready,” said Dieno, who has held the position for 25 years and is looking forward to travelling.
“I have known for the last year that I will retire.”
Dieno has seen a number of changes during her tenure, including growth of the system to 29 branches and the introduction of Internet-based services.
The board is currently determining who the next executive director will be and an announcement should be made by Dec. 31.
ORL is the 16th largest library system in Canada.