The library board is made up of nine Port Moody residents appointed by Port Moody City Council. Eight trustees are members of the general public, appointed for two year terms (to a maximum of four terms); one Port Moody city councilor is appointed annually. The library director serves as ex-officio secretary to the board.
>> Meet the current library board
The library board meets 10 times per year. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm, except as otherwise approved, and in all months except July and December.
>> Meeting schedule and minutes
Role of board
The public library board is a governance board which operates under the authority of the Library Act of British Columbia. The board is responsible for providing library services and programs in Port Moody. Library trustees establish the policies, goals and objectives of the library and advocate for the library in the greater community. The day-to-day operation of the library is the responsibility of the library director and senior staff.
Library trustee responsibilities
How to become a library trustee
The position of trustee is a voluntary commitment of service to the community, with no pay or allowances. Port Moody Public Library trustees are citizens whom the community has “trusted” to care for its library. This appointment by the Port Moody City Council implies a challenge, an obligation and an opportunity. Trustees are asked to give freely of their time, talents and energy.
>> More information on trustee responsibilities.
The City of Port Moody deadline for applications for library trustees is usually the end of October. To apply:
- In September or October, check the City of Port Moody website or local newspapers for the notice about applications to City boards, commissions and committees. This will provide details and deadlines.
- More information about the application process is available from the Committee Coordinator, City of Port Moody at 604-469-4603.
If you would like to know more about being a trustee for the Port Moody Public Library Board, please contact the Library Director.