Andrea Newland has a passion for change and continues to challenge herself personally and professionally. She graduated from the MLIS program at Western in 2002. She began her career at the North Dakota State Library in Bismarck and has continued to gain more skills and experiences working in variety of different libraries in numerous provinces across Canada. Currently she is extremely fortunate to be leading an outstanding team at the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library in Sylvan Lake, AB. She lives in Lacombe with her husband and two children.