Common Ground YYC – S2E4: Mark Asberg, CEO – Calgary Public Library

Asberg talks about his path to the Calgary Public Library, how the role of libraries has changed, and what the future holds for Calgary's library system.

Mark Asberg, CEO, Calgary Public Library. DARREN KRAUSE / LIVEWIRE CALGARY

How exactly are libraries changing and evolving? We talked with Calgary Public Library CEO, Mark Asberg about this and a whole host of other library-related topics.

OUR PATRONS ARE LISTENING TO BONUS CONTENT WHERE ASBERG SAID THAT DIGITAL CONTENT (AUDIO/DIGITAL BOOKS), “MAY OR MAY NOT BE SUSTAINABLE IN THE LONG TERM.”

In this episode, hosts Silvia Pikal and Darren Krause talk to Asberg about the role of city libraries, some of the Calgary Public Library’s challenges, its successes and what’s next for the future.

They cover everything from community library service delivery to hiccups as the new Central Library location opened nearly 18 months ago. Asberg also talks about the impact former CEO Bill Ptacek had on his career as a librarian.

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