Friends of the Oakville Public Library Committee Chair

(Oakville Public Library, Friends of the Oakville Public Library)

Position ID: V-HVC0580
Last Full Update: 21 Nov 2023

Opportunity Details: Friends of the Oakville Public Library Committee Chair

  • The Committee Chair leads the Friends of the Library committee and it’s area leaders by providing oversight, coordination and encouragement in the fulfilment of FOL activities to achieve the FOL goals and objectives.
  • As the designated liaison to OPL, the Committee Chair is supported and collaborates closely on all matters related to leading the committee, promotion, events, and various FOL initiatives by the Manager, Community Development & Engagement (or an assigned representative).
Contact Marcus Logan, Manager, Community Development & Engagement, Oakville Public Library; Phone: 905-815-2042 ext 5091; Fax: 905-815-2024; Email:
  • Establishes the monthly meeting schedule and chairs the meeting, whether conducted virtually or in-person
  • Collaborates with the secretary to set the agenda for all scheduled meetings, preparing and distributing meeting minutes and agendas incorporating input from the committee and OPL Management
  • Provides guidance and support to committee leads to ensure the successful planning and execution of fundraising activities
  • Takes an active leadership role in recruiting committee members, including the Chair, and identifying suitable committee leads
  • Offers support to the Book Sale Lead, Communications Lead, and Sorting Room Lead within the committee
  • Collaborates closely with the Book Sale Lead to plan and run book sales, volunteers and other pop-up fundraising activities
  • Compiles reports on fundraising results and offers recommendations to the Manager, Community Development & Engagement for consideration
  • Contributes content for promotion in the OPL Newsletter and Social Media platforms
  • Represents FOL within the community and with OPL staff
  • May assume additional responsibilities as needed, based on individual capabilities and capacity
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Clients Other Friends of the Oakville Public Library volunteers
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability
Areas of Interest Committees ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Library Services ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Volunteer Coordination
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Marketing & PR ; Planning & Organizing ; Team Work ; Writing & Editing
Commitment Length Long Term - 2 years
Interaction Level Small Group
Minimum Hours 15 / Month
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Location Oakville Public Library, Central Branch
Number of Positions Oakville 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job
Transportation Near public transit
Police Check Required
Start Date On or after 20 Nov 2023

Agency Details: Oakville Public Library, Friends of the Oakville Public Library

Office Phone 905-815-2042
Fax 905-815-2024
Address & Map
Oakville, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Friends of the Oakville Public Library 
120 Navy St 
Oakville, ON L6J 2Z4