OCLS Appoints Jana Purmalis as Manager of Services

May 7, 2020

OCLS is pleased to welcome Jana Purmalis as Manager of Services, effective March 10, 2020. Some of you may have had the opportunity to meet Jana at the OCLS breakfast or over Zoom in the past two months, but we’d like to take a moment to officially introduce her. 

Before joining OCLS, Jana managed a small team at BGC Engineering, where she was a Librarian and Information Services Manager since 2016. Jana brings a wealth of diverse experience to her role as Manager of Services at OCLS, with 18 years’ experience working in the fields of libraries, education, and research. Jana holds a Masters of Information from the University of Toronto, where she received both an Ontario Graduate Scholarship and a U of T Fellowship, as well as an undergraduate degree in Geography from Ryerson.

Jana is highly customer focused and a strong communicator, planner, and leader. She is committed to service excellence, effective teamwork, and practical, value-oriented solutions. She has a history of implementing projects to expand and enhance library services and has successfully led complex company-wide projects to improve collaboration, communication, and information management. Jana looks forward to building strong relationships with the college libraries and supporting the libraries as they continue to deliver an exceptional service experience to their users.