Rose Vespa, Hon. B.A., MLIS, MPA, is currently the Executive Director of the Canadian Children’s Book Center. Previously, she held the positions of Director of Library Services for the Mississauga Library System and CEO of the Brantford Public Library. Rose began her career as a children’s librarian; however, her 30-year professional career has encompassed work in a variety of library settings throughout southern Ontario. She lives in Millgrove, Ontario with her husband, daughter and chocolate labrador retriever, Coco.