Contact PLS Staff

Peace Library System
8301 - 110 Street
Grande Prairie, AB
T8W 6T2

Phone: (780) 538-4656
Toll-Free Phone: 1 (800) 422-6875
Fax: (780) 539-5285

General inquiries:

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Closed all statutory holidays.

Peace Library System Staff Members: Who to Contact



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Linda Duplessis


Responsible for the overall direction and management of Peace Library System operations.

Executive Assistant

Alrene Dempster


Responsible for providing assistance to the Director and Board.  Provides accounting back-up.
  • TRAC/TAL Cards & Supplies
  • Voucher purchases
Member Services Assistant

Barbara Johnson
Responsible for support to member libraries and headquarters staff across multiple departments. Support focuses on consulting programs and projects, the Polaris ILS, and administrative duties.
  • Circulating Blocks
  • Summer Reading Program Materials

Consulting Services Manager and Assistant Director

Katherine Wiebe


Responsible for overseeing consulting department activities.  Responsible for providing training and assistance to public and school libraries relating to their operation and management.
  • Purchasing for professional collections
  • Purchasing for large print, audio and Christmas blocks

Consultant Librarian

Emma Stewart

104 Responsible for providing training and assistance to public libraries relating to their operation and management.  Coordinates the following: 
  • Author Tours
  • Rural Libraries Conference
  • News ‘N' Notes Newsletter
  • Websites and Social Media

Digital Learning & Outreach Librarian

Samantha Mercer

107 Responsible for providing training and troubleshooting on eResources and digital devices.  

Accounting Administrator

Dorothy Tay-Ellingboe


Responsible for all accounting related activities.  Verifies invoices and payment vouchers; prepares cheques; general ledger entries; accounts, payable/receivables; contacting suppliers and members. 
  • Provides libraries with numbered payment vouchers upon request.

IT Services Manager

Janet Ayles


Responsible for the smooth operation and administration of the automated library system.  Provides technical support to member libraries. 
  • TRAC Database
  • Automation help
  • Polaris troubleshooting
  • Polaris circulation and inventory questions

Desktop & Network Administrator

Ryan Goff

110 Responsible for network, server, and desktop infrastructure.  Assists in hardware & software troubleshooting and maintenance, as well as providing staff training on key technology components. 
  • Desktop deployment, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Configure and manage networking equipment & printers
  • Manage user accounts and permissions
  • Maintain servers and ensure backup of systems and data
  • Back up to IT Services Manager for Polaris

Tech Services Manager

Janet Ayles


Responsible for overseeing the technical services operations of the System and coordinating the activities of technical services staff. 


Tora Volkers


Responsible for cataloguing material ordered through PLS for school and public libraries.


Sheri Goff


Responsible for cataloguing material ordered through PLS for school and public libraries.


Dennis Sheppard


Responsible for cataloguing all material for GPPL.

Donna Mostowy
Responsible for French Material for French Language Resource Centre and all member libraries. 

Wendy Hodges


Prepares library materials, interlibrary loans and mail for delivery to member libraries, makes some in-town deliveries.


Cliff Lesh


Assists shipper with the preparation of library materials, interlibrary loans and mail for member libraries; delivers material to member libraries, Government Courier and Canada Post.
Ordering Clerk

Karen Van der Woerd 113 Responsible for ordering library materials.  Assists with cataloguing audiovisual and book donations.
Receiving Clerk

Janet Schultz (on contract)

  114 Responsible for receiving, invoicing; and producing members' financial statements from Polaris.  Responds to inquiries about statements. Backup for shipper/courier. 
Programs & Claims Clerk

Rose-Marie Finch 112 Responsible tor programs such as Hotlist, Super-forthcoming and paperback bestsellers; sends cancelled title reports to libraries. Coordinates all library supply orders.