Our Library is run by its Members
The Gibsons and District Public Library Association operates under terms laid out in the provincial Library Act.
Every adult library card holder is a member of the Public Library Association and is eligible to vote in the annual election of trustees. Trustees serve two-year terms, and they are not paid. Any member of the library may run for the board. Trustees may not serve more than 8 consecutive years on the board.
Governance and Staffing
The library board consists of nine elected trustees, plus one Sunshine Coast Regional District Director (appointed by the SCRD from the areas served by the Library) and a liaison from the Town of Gibsons. The Board is responsible for planning, policy, the annual budget and expenditures, and for hiring and supervising the Library Director.
The Library Director is our only full time employee and manager. The rest of the staff work part-time and belong to Local 391 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
GDPL supports the Position Statement on Intellectual Freedom of the Canadian Library Association.
The GDPL Board is seeking nominations to fill one 2-year term vacancy, commencing March 2017. To be eligible the nominee must be:
. 18 years of age or older;
. a current member of the Gibsons & District Public Library Association;
. a resident of The Town of Gibsons, Electoral Area D (Roberts Creek), Area E (Elphinstone), or Area F (West Howe Sound).
Completed nomination forms must be received at the Library by February 25, 2017. The election will be held at the Annual General Meeting on March 11, 2017 at 10:00am in the Library. Candidate packages, including nomination forms, are available here.
The board usually meets on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. Meetings are open to the public, but please check for date and time changes at the Library. There are no meetings in July and August.
Our Current Trustees (showing year first elected)
Manjit Kang, Chair (2010)
Marci Beacham Fuller, CO-Vice Chair (2013)
Matt Thomson, CO-Vice Chair (2011)
Sheila Carlson, Trustee (2014)
Janet Genders, Trustee (2011)
Janet Hodgkinson, Trustee (2015)
Rob Martin, Trustee (2014)
Alison Sawyer, Trustee (2016)
Robert Flux, Trustee (2016)
Lorne Lewis, SCRD Representative
Jeremy Valeriote, Town of Gibsons Representative
Back row: Rob Martin, Alison Sawyer, Robert Flux, Lorne Lewis, Janet Genders
Front row: Tracey Therrien – Library Director, Sheila Carlson, Marci Beacham Fuller – Co Vice Chair, Janet Hodgkinson, Manjit Kang – Chair,
Missing Matt Thomson – Co Vice Chair.