Clinics are training sessions held in conjunction with area Library Committee meetings. Generally there are two clinics offered in a year on issues of interest to CEOs and branch heads. Clinics are developed and presented by SOLS consultants.

Library Committee Meeting - Spring 2016

Past Clinics

Taking Stock of your Library Space (Spring 2015)

Handouts from Spring 2015

The CEO's Role in Library Board Development (Fall 2014)

An investment in board development activities leads to an affective board that works well as a group and serves the community. The clinic explores ways in which the CEO can provide leadership as the board begins a new term.


Board Appointments and Board Succession Management  (Spring 2014)

The legislation governing public libraries, Public Libraries Act, states that each local library is controlled and administered by a local public library board appointed by the local municipal or county council, with a minimum of five board members.

Good governance happens when the board renews itself and ensures that members who value the library, and the principles for which it stands, are appointed to the board at the time of a municipal election or at other times.

Since library boards in Ontario do not appoint their own replacements, as advocates for the library, the board should work to influence the shape of the board in the future. This clinic will look at the basic requirements for board appointments, and ways to influence the appointments.


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