Pilar Martinez, Vice Chair

Pilar Martinez is the Chief Executive Officer of the Edmonton Public Library, where she is responsible for leading Branch Services, Marketing & Fund Development, Collections & IT and Research & Assessment.

Pilar has a broad base of experience in library leadership including: advocacy, collective bargaining, strategic and business planning, recruitment and change leadership. She holds a MLIS from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English from Acadia University.

Pilar was the main champion and leader behind the implementation of EPL's community-led service framework and the Leading From Any Position staff development initiative.

In 2012, Pilar was honoured with the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship. Married with two teen-aged boys who bring much joy (mostly). Pilar enjoys playing soccer, running and Bikram yoga. She is very much looking forward to serving on the REACH Board and supporting the REACH team.