The purpose of this policy is to define the legal authority and composition of the Burnaby Public Library Board
Policy Statement and Details
The Burnaby Public Library was established by the Corporation of the District of Burnaby ByLaw No. 3522, dated December 20, 1954.
The Burnaby Public Library operates under the provisions of the Library Act of British Columbia, and is governed by a Library Board constituted under the terms of the Library Act of British Columbia.
The Burnaby Public Library Board shall be composed of The Mayor of Burnaby, or a member of the City Council selected by the Council, and eight additional members selected and appointed by the City Council. The Chief Librarian shall be ex-officio Secretary of the Board.
The Burnaby Public Library Board is an employer separate from the City of Burnaby under the Labour Code of British Columbia.
The Burnaby Public Library Board determines and adopts policies governing the services and operation of the library.
The Burnaby Public Library Board determines the purpose of the library and secures adequate funding to carry out approved goals and objectives appropriate to achieving the library’s purpose. The Burnaby Public Library Board has exclusive control of funds provided for library purposes from the City general revenue.
The Chief Librarian is appointed by, and reports to, the Burnaby Public Library Board. The Chief Librarian is accountable to the Burnaby Public Library Board for planning and recommending effective and efficient ways to meet community needs for library service and for directing the activities of all departments so as to ensure that library service is provided in accordance with Library Board policies, plans and directives.
Last reviewed 2019-12-12