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Please note that all VIRL branches will be closed in honour of Remembrance Day, Monday, November 11. Here are some great titles on the theme of Remembrance.

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Comox Valley Regional District. He currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Daniel Arbour

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the District of Sooke.

Jeff Bateman

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Village of Cumberland.

Vickey Brown

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Village of Masset in Haida Gwaii.

Terry Carty

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Nanaimo Regional District.

Vanessa Craig

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. She currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Penny Cote

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2012 by the City of Duncan.

Tom Duncan

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Village of Queen Charlotte in Haida Gwaii.

Jesse Embree

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Village of Sayward.

Joyce Ellis

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the qathet Regional District.

Andrew Fall

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Town of Sidney.

Barbara Fallot

Candace Faulkner
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2016 by the Village of Zeballos.

Candace Faulkner

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Village of Port Clements.

Ian Gould

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the City of Nanaimo. She currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Erin Hemmens

Mike Hicks
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2009. Mike Hicks represents the Capital Regional District.

Mike Hicks

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Mount Waddington Regional District.

Andrew Hory

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Town of Ladysmith. He currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Rob Johnson

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Central Coast Regional District.

Jayme Kennedy

Ron Kerr
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2012 by the City of Campbell River.

Ron Kerr

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Village of Tahsis.

Lynda Llewellyn

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Village of Port Alice.

Bruce Lloyd

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017 by the Strathcona Regional District. She currently serves as the Board Chair and leads the Executive Committee.

Brenda Leigh

Mary Marcotte
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2014 by the Cowichan Valley Regional District. She currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Mary Marcotte

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the District of North Saanich.

Jack McClintock

Marilyn McEwen
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2015 by the District of Ucluelet.

Marilyn McEwen

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the District of Tofino.

Duncan McMaster

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Town of Comox.

Nicole Minions

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Village of Gold River.

Brenda Patrick

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the City of Parksville.

Teresa Patterson

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the City of Port Alberni.

Ron Paulson

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the North Coast Regional District. He currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Evan Putterill

Fred Robertson
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017 by the District of Port Hardy. He currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Fred Robertson

Manno Theos
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017 by the City of Courtenay. He currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Manno Theos

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Municipality of North Cowichan. She currently serves on the Board’s Executive Committee as a Member at Large.

Debra Toporowski

Lorna Dawn Vomacka
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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2015 by the Town of Lake Cowichan.

Lorna Dawn Vomacka

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Town of Qualicum Beach.

Adam Walker

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the Town of Port McNeill. She currently serves as the Board’s Vice Chair and as a co-leader of the Executive Committee.

Gabriele Wickstrom

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Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019 by the District of Lantzville.

Jamie Wilson

Our 2019 Executive Committee: Brenda Leigh (Chair), Gabriele Wickstrom (Vice Chair), Penny Cote, Manno Theos, Mary Marcotte, Rob Johnson, Erin Hemmens, Evan Putterill, Debra Toporowski, Daniel Arbour, Fred Robertson

The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) Board of Trustees governs the library system and, in accordance with BC‘s Library Act, is made up of elected representatives from 28 member municipalities and 10 regional districts.

The Board guides and supports the operation of all public library services in VIRL’s service area. In addition to governance, two of its primary functions are lobbying and advocacy to ensure that resources are available to fulfill VIRL’s Mission, Vision, and Values.

Board Meetings

All Board meetings are open to the public and full agendas are posted in advance. Unapproved minutes are posted shortly after their respective meeting and are indicated with an asterisk (*). Once approved minutes are posted, the asterisk is removed.

Board Meetings

Board Procedural By-Law

The Board has, pursuant to the provisions of the Library Act, the power to make rules for, among other things, managing its business and accordingly has adopted these By-Laws. This Procedural By-Law is to govern the proceedings of the Vancouver Island Regional Library Board of Trustees and its committees.

Procedural By-Law

Contact the Board

Phone: 250.729.2310
Fax: 250.758.2482
Email: board@virl.bc.ca
Mail: Board of Trustees
Vancouver Island Regional Library
Box 3333
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5N3

Policies

VIRL Board policies establish the operational framework for public services and internal administration. Board policies provide the Executive Director with the framework for Decision-making, Proposing future direction of the organization, and Running the day-to-day business of the libraries.

Policies

Reports and Plans

Would you like to learn more? Check out the Reports and Plans page where we keep all sorts of interesting information. You can find Adopted Financial Plans, past issues of our From the Board Table Newsletter, and Economic Impact Assessment Reports just to name a few.

Reports and Plans

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