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January 23, 2020
Oxford County Library seeks citizen volunteers for its board

Two opportunities are available for engaged citizens with a passion for public library services


The Oxford County Library is looking for two (2) engaged citizens with a passion for reading, literacy and public library services to join the Oxford County Library Board as Board Trustees to serve for the remainder of the current board term, ending in December 2022.

As a board member, you will help make sure participating municipalities in Oxford County are provided with comprehensive, efficient public library services that reflect the County’s unique needs.

The responsibilities of the Oxford County Library Board include:

  • 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 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
  • 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

Residents interested in applying are asked to submit, in writing or by email, an application including a resume by February 6, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. to:

Chloe Senior, Clerk, Oxford County
P.O. Box 1614, 21 Reeve St.
Woodstock, ON N4S 7Y3
csenior@oxfordcounty.ca

Serving on a community board or committee can be immensely rewarding. But it also requires a great deal of commitment and passion. Volunteering on a committee is a great way to share your talents while helping set the strategic direction for the future.

More information about the Oxford County Library Board and its Terms of Reference can be found online at ocl.net.

  

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About Oxford County Library

Oxford County Library is a County of Oxford service that offers free lending of books, DVDs and other materials; access to online catalogues and databases; genealogy support; children’s programming; job search resources and information about government services; and computer access. Branches are located in Brownsville, Burgessville, Embro, Harrington, Ingersoll, Innerkip, Mount Elgin, Norwich, Otterville, Plattsville, Princeton, Tavistock, Thamesford and Tillsonburg. The Library is a charitable organization that accepts online donations through Canada Helps on its website.

  

About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 119,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero-waste community, and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that serves as a springboard for some of the sustainable industries that are steadily diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.

  

Contact

Jenn Austin | Strategic Communication & Engagement
519.539.9800, ext. 3505 | jaustin@oxfordcounty.ca