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Email: info@sclibrary.ab.ca
Ph: (780) 410-8600

 
Library Board

See the Serve on a Board or Committee
section of Strathcona County's website for more details.

Submit an application through the County's online application form by October 5, 2017.

Read more about what it's like to our Become a Board Member.

 

Current Board Members

2017 Library Board

Board Executive Executive
Anna Pandos, Chair
Anne Nothof, Vice-Chair
Lynn Walker, Secretary-Treasurer

Trustees
Ken Glover
Tamara Epple
Trustees Group Photo 2 Trustees
Denise Charbonneau
Leah Lewis

Trustees
Katharine Weinmann
 
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Colleen Burton Ochocki
Fiona Beland-Quest, County Councillor,
 

 

Meeting Schedule & Minutes

The Strathcona County Library Board meets one Monday a month except for during July and August. 
Meetings are held in the Community Centre (Meeting Room 5 unless otherwise announced) beginning at 7:00 pm.

NOTE: Minutes are in pdf format and require free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view

2017 Meeting Dates

Mon Jan 30
Mon Feb 27
Mon Mar 20
Mon Apr 24
Tue May 16*
*Fultonvale: Strathcona Olympiette Centre 6:30pm
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Mon Jun 19
Mon Sep 18
Mon Oct 23
Mon Nov 20
Mon Dec 11
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2016 Meeting Dates

Mon Jan 25
Mon Feb 22
Mon Mar 21
Mon Apr 18
Mon May 19*
*Antler Lake Hall
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Mon Jun 20
Mon Sep 19
Mon Oct 17
Mon Nov 21
Mon Dec 12
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Please note: Meeting agendas will be posted prior to Board meetings, where possible.

Board Documents

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2016 Annual Report (pdf)
2015 Annual Report (pdf)
2014 Annual Report (pdf)
 
2016 Financial Statements (pdf)
2015 Financial Statements (pdf)
2014 Financial Statements (pdf)

Become a Board Member

Strathcona County invites community members to join boards and committees on an annual basis. We look forward to welcoming new members to bring their energy and ideas to our team! Read below to find out more about what we do as members of the Library Board.


Attend a Board Meeting

You do not have to be a member of the board to attend a Strathcona County Library Board meeting.  We invite you to join us and see what we are working on.  Ask lots of questions - we are interested in your input.  Check the Meeting Schedule for times.  We hope to see you there!

Expectations

As a board member, you should be a member in good standing with the library.  You should be prepared to accept an appointment to a 3 year term, with the possibility of up to 3 renewals.  You should expect to attend library-related meetings and events, serve on planning and working committees, and generally contribute your time and skills to the advocacy and betterment of your community library!

Time Commitment

The time you spend will depend on the level of your involvement, and on the activities in which you choose to participate.  Some board members may spend only 5 hours a month, while some spend more like 20.  In general, expect to attend one board meeting, two committee meetings, and one volunteer event each month, in addition to home preparation time.

Meetings & Committees

Board Meetings
These 2-hour meetings are held once per month, from September to June.
Each board member receives a meeting package to review prior to attendance.

Committee Meetings
Board members choose from one of 3 committees on which to serve:

Advocacy
Executive (members elected annually by Board:chair, vice-chair, secretary)
Policy

Each committee meets from 3 to 6 times per year.

Other Activities

Community Groups
Board members liaise with community organizations such as the Metro Edmonton Libraries Federation, the SCL Friends of the Library group, the Strathcona County Culture & Heritage group, Sherwood Park Rotary Club, and others.

Advocacy & Library Events
Board members attend library events such as volunteer lunches, staff development days, Water Garden Tour, Leather Bound Gala and other fundraisers.  They are also invited to Chamber of Commerce lunches, speaking engagements, meetings with MLAs, and other Strathcona County events.

Workshops & Conferences
Board members attend a 1-day Saturday workshop, the Board & Staff Planning Retreat, each year. New board members attend a 1-day Library Orientation workshop in their first year.
Board members are also invited to attend a 2-day library conference during their first term.

Remuneration

Board members receive a stipend for each board and internal committee meeting to cover parking and other costs.  Some choose to donate this fee back to the Library - this is a personal choice.  Attendance at library fundraising events can be complementary for those who work on the organizing committees.

Application Procedure

Each fall, Strathcona County calls for applications for its community boards and committees. Applicants are interviewed by a committee  of County councilors. Successful applicants receive an appointment letter from the County.

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Library Policies

Mission, Vision & Values
Code of Conduct

Library Bylaws

Bylaw 2016
Bylaw 2016 Schedules
Bylaw II - Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Other Library Policies

CO-01 Collection Development
CO-10 Patron Access to Electronic Information Resources

PR-03 Social Media

Canadian Library Association statements

The Strathcona County Library Board supports these statements from the Canadian Library Association:

ST-01 Canadian Library Association Statement on Intellectual Freedom
ST-02 Canadian Library Association Position Statement on Access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
ST-03 Canadian Library Association Statement on Internet Access

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Policies last updated 2015.02.11

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