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OPL hosts Information Session for prospective Board Members

Oakville Public Library (OPL) is constantly evolving, and we are seeking dynamic professionals to help lead and shape our forward-thinking and ever-changing organization.

Interested? We are hosting a prospective Board Member Information Session on Monday, October 15, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the Iroquois Ridge Creation Zone, at 105 Glenashton Dr. Oakville.

Who are we looking for?

As a Board Member, you will join a team of passionate leaders who see the power of our library and who understand the importance of literacy and lifelong learning. Your expertise will guide us towards achieving our ambitious goals, and your support and advocacy will help us cultivate lasting relationships and emphasize our value in the community.

During your term, you will:

  • Provide strategic leadership on several innovative projects, including the opening of a new branch at Sixteen Mile and a renovation of the Glen Abbey Branch with a new Creation Zone
  • Finish the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan and create the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan
  • Maximize our resources, revenue and mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Establish OPL as an innovative leader in the library industry

Is it a good fit for you?

We’re looking for someone who can:

  • Hold office for a term concurrent with the current term of council (four years), or until a successor is appointed
  • Devote their time to perform the responsibilities of a Board Member, including:
    • Attend monthly Board meetings in person
    • Attend several library programs and events
    • Host and speak at library functions, when required
  • Represent and advocate for OPL
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the Town of Oakville and its public services including OPL
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with OPL Board Members and employees to achieve common goals
  • Bring professional experience related to our strategic direction. The strongest candidate will bring expertise in Charity and Not-for-Profit Organization; Fundraising; Human Resources; Strategic Planning; Architecture/Environmental Design.
  • Provide insight and experience from current or previous work in a not-for-profit organization

Mandatory Qualifications for Consideration

  • You are over the age of 18
  • You are a Canadian Citizen
  • You are a resident of the Town of Oakville
  • You are not employed by any members of the Board or by the Town of Oakville
  • You are currently an OPL cardholder


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