Library Board Vacancy

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The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands is accepting applications for a position on the Lanark Highlands Library Board. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday November 16th at 4pm


Besides an abiding passion for libraries, you must be:

  • At least eighteen years old
  • A Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant
  • A resident of the Township of Lanark Highlands

And the applicant must NOT be:

  • Employed by the board or by the municipality


  • To participate as part of the Board team to accomplish the Library’s mission
  • The Board member represents a community perspective, and is expected to represent the Library in the community
  • Volunteer position
  • Minimum of seven (7) meetings per year
  • Occasional committee meetings
  • Represent the Township.

Responsibilities of the Library Board include, but are not limited to:

  1. Prepare a job description for, hire, and provide regular periodic evaluations of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  2. Determine the mission of the Library and adopt written policies, consistent with that mission, to govern the operation of the Library
  3. Engage in a strategic planning process for the Library
  4. Secure adequate funds to carry out the Library’s plans and participate in the annual budgeting process for the Library
  5. Be knowledgeable about, and comply with, the applicable laws, regulations, bylaws, and policies
  6. Advocate for legislation favourable to libraries on the local, provincial and federal levels
  7. Be an advocate to the community and constituents for the Library and for Board decisions

Deadline for submission of the application is: 4:00p.m on Wednesday November 16th, 2022. Please submit your applications to Chelsea Rath. Contact info is below. Click on this link to download the PDF application.

For further information contact:
Township of Lanark Highlands
Chelsea Rath, Manager of Facilities/ Community Affairs
75 George Street Lanark, Ontario
K0G 1K0
T: 613-259-2398 ext 252
F: 613-259-2291