Friends of the Oakville Public Library Book Sale Lead

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

Position ID: V-HVC0581
Last Full Update: 21 Nov 2023

Opportunity Details: Friends of the Oakville Public Library Book Sale Lead

  • The Book Sale Lead plays a crucial role in overseeing the meticulous execution of all facets of the Friends of the Library Book Sales
  • receives support from the FOL Committee to ensure the book sales adhere to a comprehensive plan and timeline, as well as from OPL's Manager of Community Development & Engagement (or their designated representative) with promotion, technology, and location logistics
  • helps in the creation of promotional materials, volunteer recruitment and orientation, assistance with the setup and tear-down of the sale, and active participation in other fundraising activities organized by FOL.
Contact Marcus Logan, Manager, Community Development & Engagement, Oakville Public Library; Phone: 905-815-2042 ext 5091; Fax: 905-815-2024; Email:
  • Actively participates in all monthly FOL Committee meetings, whether conducted virtually or in person 
  • Assumes the leadership role in FOL fundraising activities, including book sales, pop-ups, and book donation events
  • Leads and guides a team of volunteers, with valuable support from the Chair and the committee. This includes creating volunteer schedules and providing orientations for book sales
  • Provides support to all Shift Leaders during book sales
  • Collaborates with the Chair and FOL Committee to compile reports on fundraising results, along with valuable recommendations, to OPL
  • Proactively seeks methods to enhance the efficiency and success of book sales, offering recommendations and updating work plans for fundraising initiatives, thus contributing to the planning of future events
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Clients Customers at OPL Book Sales
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of Interest Committees ; Customer / Sales Services ; Donations - Books, Hardcover ; Donations - Books, Softcover ; Event Coordination & Support ; Finance / Cash Handling ; Library Services ; Marketing & Promotions ; Volunteer Coordination
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Marketing & PR ; Mentoring & Training ; Planning & Organizing ; Team Work
Commitment Length Long Term - 2 years
Interaction Level Small Group - Committee meetings ; Large Group - During book sales
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 ; Car required
Police Check Not 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