Role of the Board

Role and Structure of the Library Board

The North Vancouver District Public Library Board comprises eight community-minded volunteers who are appointed by District Council plus one elected Councillor, pursuant to the British Columbia Library Act. The Director of Library Services is ex-officio and Secretary to the Board.

Currently, there are four committees Trustees and Board members sit on: Advocacy, Finance and Audit, Governance, and Human Resources. 

The Board represents the citizen’s interests and board members are passionate advocates of the Library. The Board is also responsible for setting strategic priorities, developing policies, developing a library budget for District Council.

The Library Board meets once a month, on the fourth Thursday of the month. To confirm Board and committee information or inquire about delegations to the Board, please contact the Executive Assistant to the Director of Library Services at 604-990-5800, ext. 8102.


Meet the current Library Board.


Board Orientation & Resources


Robert's Rules of Order

Introduction to Robert's Rules of Order

Robert's Rules of Order Online: Parliamentary Procedure and Parliamentarians

Consent Agenda


North Vancouver District Public Library (NVDPL)

2020 Briefing Book: NVDPL Trustee Orientation 

NVDPL Collaboration Agreement with the District of North Vancouver

NVDPL Policy Manual

NVDPL Board Structure


District of North Vancouver

              District of North Vancouver Official Community Plan


Province of British Columbia

British Columbia Library Act

Inspiring Libraries, Connecting Communities: A vision for public libraries service in British Columbia

British Columbia Privacy Guidelines for Libraries

Fast Facts About Public Libraries in BC

Ministry of Education: Libraries and Literacy

The Commons - BC Libraries

Facing the Future: A Report on the Future of Libraries for the Province of BC


British Columbia Library Trustees Association (BCLTA)

BCLTA Website

Trustee Orientation Program (TOP)

The Effective Board Member - A Handbook for Public Library Trustees in British Columbia


Library Associations

British Columbia Library Association (BCLA)

CLA - Statement on Intellectual Freedom and Libraries

CLA - Diversity and Inclusion

American Library Association (ALA)