Role of the Board
The Mississippi Mills Public Library Board has a Board of Trustees composed of seven (7) to nine (9) individuals, the majority being representatives of the community and one (1) member of Council. Trustees are appointed by the Municipality of Mississippi Mills Council for a term of four (4) years.
The role of the MMPL Board is to provide a comprehensive and efficient public library service that reflects the community’s unique needs. The Board is an independent body and is not a Committee of the Municipal Council. Although it is an independent body, it works with the municipality to ensure the community has a library that serves community needs of today and for the future. The Board is there to make sure the library is properly run under the management of the CEO/Chief Librarian. More information on the relationship of the Board and the municipality can be found here: The Ontario Public Library Governance at-a-glance.
The 2014-2018 board members are:
Mary Lou Souter, Board Chair
Amanda Pulker-Mok, Councillor
Valerie Wilkinson, Councillor
Members can be reached via email:
Upcoming Board Meetings
Tuesday September 25th 7PM at the Almonte Branch
Wednesday, October 24th 7PM at the Pakenham Branch
Wednesday, November 28th 7PM at the Almonte Branch
Minutes to past meetings are here.
Becoming A Board Member
Are you a strong supporter of the Library? Excited and passionate about what the Library contributes to Mississippi Mills? The Library is now seeking passionate community members who are interested in applying for the next session of the Library Board.
Applications can be picked-up at the circulation desk or downloaded from the Library’s website here. The application deadline will follow the municipal election and will be advertised in the local paper in November 2018.