County hires new chief librarian

WELLINGTON COUNTY – In April Wellington County chief librarian Murray McCabe announced his retirement.

Rebecca Hine has been hired as the county’s new chief librarian, the county announced on June 1.

Hine brings 15 years of public library experience to her new role, officials say.

She has has worked for the county since 2010, and has been a supervisor at its busiest library branch, Fergus, since 2012.

Hine also holds a Masters degree in library and information science from the University of Western Ontario.

Before coming to the county, she worked as a manager at the Kitchener Public Library.

“It’s my pleasure to announce that Ms. Rebecca Hine has accepted the position of county chief librarian,” stated county CAO Scott Wilson.

“Rebecca brings a lot of experience to her new role. I’m confident she will continue the great work Murray McCabe has done for the award-winning Wellington County Library over the past nine years.”

Hine will begin her new role on July 2.