INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
SOLS is currently governed by a ten member volunteer board. Board members are mostly drawn from the boards of our client libraries with additional members recommended by the Ontario Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. The Board serves without remuneration for a four year term. The next term runs from June 2016 until June 2020.
Role of the Board
SOLS’ Board’s Governance Commitment states: “The board, on behalf of the people of Ontario as represented by the Minister with jurisdiction for public libraries, will govern Southern Ontario Library Service with a strategic perspective through a continually improving capability to express values and vision.” Individuals interested in sitting on the Board should be big picture thinkers who are forward thinking and open-minded, aware of library issues, focused on improving library service, tolerant of different styles, and self-disciplined. SOLS’ board operates under the Policy Governance® Model developed by John Carver and candidates for the Board are expected to accept this model.