The Wild Nellies are grateful to Ellen Stroud, the Director of Service Design and Delivery at the Oshawa Public Library, for joining The Wild Nellies event at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery on April 8, 2018 . For over 30 years she’s enriched literary arts and literacy in her community through her service at the Oshawa Public Library, Richmond Hill Public Library and the CNIB Library for the Blind. Ellen has spearheaded projects with community partners, garnering recognition and awards for OPL, including the W.K. Lamb Award for Seniors from the Canadian Library Association, the OPLA Advocacy in Action Award, and the Durham Region Art in Transition Award. In her spare time, Ellen sings with the a capella barbershop chorus with North Metro Chorus, which has won 5 International Gold Medals.