ADVOCACY TASK FORCE
As a single, strong voice, the Advocacy Task Force advocates on behalf of all Ontario public libraries with all levels of government and with other stakeholders. It aims to increase awareness of the valuable contributions public libraries make to our communities, and to increase awareness of public libraries’ strategic directions and financial requirements.
Chair of the Advocacy Task Force: Jill Nicholson, Lincoln Public Library
MARKETING TASK FORCE
To develop professional marketing campaigns designed to increase awareness of the value and contributions public libraries bring to the development of our communities, and to serve as a means of engendering support of funding bodies and the community at large.
Chair of the Marketing Task Force: Cathy Grant, Pickering Public Library
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE
To provide insight into present and future environments, issues and developments facing public libraries, and reliable data upon which public libraries can base strategic and operational planning and decision-making. To provide research in support of advocacy efforts and marketing programs for public libraries.
Chair of the Research and Development Task Force: Rhonda Jessup, Whitby Public Library
Chief Executives of Large Urban Public Libraries (Ontario)
President: Leslie Fitch Milton PL, Leslie.Fitch@mpl.on.ca
Secretary: Linda Kent, Clarington PL, firstname.lastname@example.org