Paula MacKinnon

Califa Group

Paula MacKinnon is interim director of Califa Group (, a nonprofit library consortium of more than 220 libraries, the largest library network in California. Founded in 2004, Califa manages statewide and national grant projects that benefit the library community; brokers library product and service agreements; advocates with publishers and vendors on behalf of libraries; operates enki Library ( ebook platform, the first and only ebook platform to support library ebook ownership; and provides library Continuing Education and Professional Development training through the Infopeople project (

In 2016, MacKinnon was awarded the California Library Association Technology Professional Award. Her recent projects include award‐winning library services Discover & Go, a downloadable museum pass platform for California libraries; LiveChat, an eGovernment Customer Relationship Management service provided by the Library; enki Library, a California ebook platform that makes ebook ownership a reality for libraries; and Snap & Go, a smartphone application that uses QR codes to put library service literally, into the hands of commuters.

MacKinnon holds a master’s degree in Library Science from Dalhousie University, Canada.

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