What’s New?

We’re looking for new Library Board members.
Click here for the application form.

Your Library Needs You!

The East Gwillimbury Public Library is looking for engaged volunteers to join the Library Board. If you have a passion for everything that a library can offer the community, we want you!

What to expect from the Application Process.

Interested volunteers can only apply through the Town of East Gwillimbury’s Council Appointed Committee Application Form available through their website.

Applications are being held until January 2023 and will be reviewed once the new Council is established.

Any interested applicants can expect to be contacted in the new year for interviews, likely in January-February 2023.

What does it mean to be on a Library Board?

Library Board members are responsible for the governance of the East Gwillimbury Public Library, under the authority of the Public Libraries Act, R.S.O 1900, c.P44, and oversee the purpose, plans and policies of the organisation.

Some tasks undertaken by the board include:

  • Appointing a Chief Executive Officer
  • Identifying and representing local community needs and interests
  • Participating in essential planning
  • Securing and managing finances
  • Determining policy to govern Library operations
  • Promoting and advocating for the Library
  • Adhering to the Public Library Act, its regulations and legislation

A simple way to think of Library Board membership is “library boards are not there to run the library, but to ensure that the library is properly run.”

For more information on Library Board member responsibilities, see our Additional Resources section below. Have a question for an existing board member? Email [email protected] with “Library Board Question” in the subject line.

Qualifications

The Public Libraries Act requires Board Members be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • A Canadian citizen
  • A resident of the Town of East Gwillimbury
  • Not employed by the Library or the Municipality

Term and Commitment

  • Appointed for a four (4) year term concurrent with the term of Municipal Council
  • Attend monthly meetings from September to June, on the fourth Monday of the month at 7 pm.
  • Participate on committees that meet as required
  • This is a volunteer position

Additional Resources

Full Position Profile

Ontario Library Service’s Guide to Board Roles and Responsibilities

Ontario Library Service’s List of Primary Board Responsibilities

 

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