Oxford County is looking for a passionate reader to become the newest member of its library board.
Needed for the remainder of the current board term, which ends December 2026, the ideal candidate would also be an enthusiastic supporter of literacy and library services, county officials said in a release.
As a member of the board, the successful candidate would help ensure the county’s 14 library branches continue to provide “comprehensive, efficient public library services” that reflect the needs of Oxford and its residents.
The governance responsibility of the library includes:
• Maintaining a solid framework for the library’s operations;
• Defining the overall direction and results to be accomplished by the system as set out in the library’s strategic plan and annual business plans;
• Delegating authority to the chief executive officer in a clear and appropriate manner;
• Liaising between the library and county council and between the library and the community; and
• Evaluating the results achieved by the system and demonstrating accountability to key stakeholders through an annual report and a legacy document at the end of the board’s term.
Interested applicants must be 18 years of age or older, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and reside in a municipality with an Oxford County library branch. Applicants are asked to submit their resume in writing or by email before Oct. 22 at midnight to: Chloe Senior, clerk, PO Box 1614, 21 Reeve St., Woodstock, Ont., N4S 7Y3 or [email protected].
County officials did warn that, as rewarding as serving on a community board can be, it does require “a great deal of commitment and passion.”
More information about the Oxford County library board and its terms of reference can be found online at www.ocl.net/libraryboard. Paper copies are also available at any branch of the Oxford County Library.
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