Library board

The North Vancouver City Library Board prepares and upholds the mission, vision and values of the library through a strategic plan. The Board represents the citizens’ interests, advocates for the library and upholds the Canadian Library Association’s Statement of Intellectual Freedom.

Contact

Board meetings

Meetings are open to the public and are usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month. The Library Board is currently meeting in-person and virtually. To confirm dates and times, please visit our calendar. To observe virtually, please connect with us.

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Brendan Harvey

Board chair

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Amir Hazfi

Finance chair

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Rebecca Bouchard

Trustee

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Joanna Linsangan

Trustee

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Parveen Somji

Trustee

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Rubina Jamal

Vice chair

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Jessica McIlroy

Council representative

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Stephanie Bolton

Trustee

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Eva Luptakova

Trustee

Outside of the library building at night

Student advisory trustee

The student advisory trustee is appointed annually and serves for the academic year, typically September to June. Student trustees attend board meetings and share items of note on behalf of youth at the library.

Serving on the board

North Vancouver City Library is governed by the Library Act and managed by the North Vancouver City Library Board.

The board consists of nine voting trustees, including one representative from City of North Vancouver council. There is one non-voting student representative.

Trustees are appointed by council in December of each year. A trustee’s term-of-office is two years to a maximum of eight consecutive years. The council representative is appointed to a one‐year term. The chief librarian is the ex-officio secretary to the board.

The board has overall fiscal responsibility for the library. Other primary responsibilities include determining strategic priorities, developing policies, and hiring the chief librarian.

Apply to serve on the board

Applications to serve on the board are accepted by the City of North Vancouver during the public notice period, typically toward the end of the year.

The board seeks to reflect the diversity of the community. We expect our trustees to be team players, excellent communicators, and conscientious and reliable attendees. Strong connections in our community are an asset. Specific skills (e.g. financial management or accounting, advocacy, policy development, strategic planning, human resource management) are also helpful.

If you have a question, ask us or call 604-998-3450

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