Innisfil Public Library Board

Libraries are powerful places that can transform communities by connecting people with one another and with the wider world through technology, information, and art!

What does the Library Board do?

Plan

  • Establishes policies and appoints a Chief Executive Officer who administers the Library under the guidelines of Board policies.
  • Determines the strategic goals of the library and secures adequate funds to fulfill these goals.
  • Understands the community needs and ensures that the Library is in alignment.

Be a library advocate

  • Reports regularly to local and provincial government bodies and the public.
  • Keeps abreast of standards, trends, and legislation that affect libraries and acts in an advocacy role for the library.
  • Establishes, supports and participates in planned public relations programs.

Collaborate

  • Works with the CEO to prepare a budget that facilitates the Library’s goals and objectives and presents this budget to Municipal Council.
  • Attends all Board meetings as well as assigned committee meetings or workshops.

Who’s a good fit for the Innisfil Public Library Board?

Library Board Members are:

  • Interested in contributing to an innovative and collaborative team.
  • Excited to dedicate time and effort.
  • Forward thinking, able to develop both short and long-range plans.
  • Knowledgeable about the community’s social and economic conditions.
  • Knowledgeable about finance or budgeting.

Experience on a voluntary board or advisory committee as well as demonstrated leadership abilities make members a valuable addition to our team.

The Basics

Membership of the Innisfil Public Library Board lasts for 4 years, concurrent with the term of Town Council. 

The Board is composed of two Municipal Councillors and seven Innisfil residents. Council appoints all members. 

Board members prepare for and attend 10 regular meetings per year as well as special Board or committee meetings and Library events. This is a volunteer position.

Legal Requirements

Must be a Canadian citizen, a resident of the municipality and at least 18 years of age.

May not be employed by the Library or the Municipality.