Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

We hope you find the resources provided in the HUB an invaluable part of your Board orientation.

In the past 2 years 32% of public library CEO’s have changed, with 21% in the past year alone.  Many of our CEO’s have never been through the every 4-year board transition so these resources are essential – and they’re now centralized in one place from SOLS, OLS-North, OPLA, OLBA, OLA, FOPL and others.

SOLS and OLS–North are pleased to unveil the Governance HUB as a central, coordinated collection of governance resources for public library boards in Ontario, including orientation materials, an overview of governance roles and responsibilities, and access to a wide range of curated resources. This new, online platform allows us to update and refresh the materials on an ongoing basis, while still providing the core governance information that public library boards rely on to fulfill their responsibilities as set out in the Public Libraries Act.