Sandra joined Vancouver Public Library (VPL) as its chief librarian in December 2010. She joined VPL after serving as the director of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia. Prior to that, she worked at VPL, first as the director of Branches East/South and Outreach Services, followed by director of Systems and Special Projects.
While at VPL as a senior director, Sandra served as the national director of the HRSDC-funded national demonstration project Working Together, which sought to evolve new ways of working with socially excluded community members, led the VPL website redesign process, and initiated and ran the province-wide Beyond Words program.
Prior to VPL, Sandra served as Port Moody Public Library’s manager of Library Services, as a cybrarian at Vancouver’s online learning community Suite101.com, as a reference librarian and cataloguer in Abilene (TX), and as a cataloguer at Calgary Public Library.
In the past, Sandra served on the BCLA Board, was co-editor of the PNLA Quarterly, was a founding board member of the Centre for Equitable Library Access and served on the Board of Triage Emergency Services and Care Society. Sandra is currently the president of the Canadian Library Association.