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Library Board & MAC Orientations

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Library Board & MAC Orientations

This page is intended for Library Board Members and Museum Advisory Council Members to have a one-stop for orientation materials. Nothing on this page is confidential; however, if community members are reading this page, you may wish to schedule an appointment with the CEO to have an overview of the content.


Orientation Library Board

  1. Orientation Agenda Library Board 2019
  2. Board Orientation PPT 1-8-19
  3. Joint Board / Council Orientation PPT 1-14-19
  4. Board Orientation PPT 1-17-19
  5. Board Orientation PPT 2-19-19
  6. About OLBA
  7. OLBA One Place to Look
  8. Ontario Public Library Guidelines Accreditations & Monitoring Council
  9. Governance Hub
  10. Year 1 Library Board Training-SOLS

Orientation MAC

  1. Standards for Community Museums in Ontario

Additional files to be posted after the March 19th Orientation


General Materials for All Orientations


  1. Definitions
  2. The CEO's Role in Board Development (SOLS)


  1. Strategic Plan 2018-2022 [Full Document]
  2. Strategic Plan 2018-2022 Executive Summary [print only]
  3. Mission-Vision-Values
  4. GLAM Mandates
  5. Year in Review 2017-2018
  6. Action Plan 2019 DRAFT


  1. Understanding the PLA [MTCS]
  2. Public Libraries Act, RSO 1990
  3. Oath of Confidentiality
  4. Other Legislation


  1. 2017 BMPL Audited Statements
  2. 2019 Proposed Budget BMPL pages
  3. 2019 Proposed TBM Budget [complete]
  4. Previous Financials [Nov 2018]


  1. Roberts Rules of Order [condensed]
  2. MOU Between BMPL & TBM
  3. Cut to the Chase
  4. Resource Kit for New Library Board Members
  5. Key Competencies for Library Board Trustees
  6. The Importance of Public Libraries [FOPL]
  7. 2014 Library Board Development Kit
  8. Spotlight on Ontario Public Libraries
  9. Municipal Councillors Public Library Handbook 2018
  10. CEO Job Fact Sheet 2018
  11. CEO Competencies (SOLS) [related to governance via CEO Job Fact Sheet]

Policy [See also Library Policies & Plans]

  1. System Policies
  2. By-laws 
  3. Administration-Human Resources Policies
  4. Administration-Health & Safety Policies
  5. Terms of Reference Vibrant Spaces & Capital Campaigns (VS-CC) Committee
  6. Terms of Reference Organizational Capacity, By-Laws & Governance (OC-BLG) Committee
  7. Terms of Reference Communications & Strategic Planning (C-SP) Committee
  8. Terms of Reference Museum Advisory Council (MAC)

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