Christina de Castell is chief librarian at Vancouver Public Library. She is passionate about the role of libraries in building communities, and fascinated by the way that technology is changing our learning experiences. She has been a part of VPL since 2006, with former roles as director, collections & technology; manager, online information & news; and manager, InfoAction. Christina was manager, policy and advocacy for IFLA in 2015. She has represented the world’s and Canada’s libraries at UN forums, and is a member of copyright and ebook leadership groups for libraries in Canada and internationally. Christina graduated from UBC SLAIS in 2001.