BOARDS & TRUSTEES
The library board 's role is to provide governance, overseeing the purpose, plans and policies of the library. The Board is the legal authority of the library and is the ultimate authority for decision-making. The nature of governance is proactive and focused on the future and on the relation of the organization to the community’s development.  Together with the CEO, the library board shares the responsibility to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of their library. 

SOLS offers networking & information sharing opportunites at our Trustee Council Meetings.  On our own and in collaboration with OLA/OLBA, OLS-North, and the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries, we also provide ongoing board development through training and publications.

Trustee Council Meetings & Discussion Lists

Trustee council meetings, held in 8 locations, are excellent networking and information sharing opportunities for library board members

Governance HUB

Governance HUB


Aimed at public library board members and CEOs, the HUB is a central, coordinated gateway into a varied collection of curated governance tools and resources

Board Transition


With new board appointments happening soon, outgoing board members and CEOs need to work with municipal officials to ensure a smooth transition

SOLS supports the work of public library boards in Ontario in partnership with Ontario Library Service – North, the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries, the Ontario Library Board Association, and the Ontario Library Association. The provincial library partners are committed to excellence in library board governance.

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Contact Us

For more information, please contact Anne Marie Madziak, Service Development Director