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Contact Us

Phone 780-410-8606 
E-mail libboard[at]


Plan of Service

Join our Board!
See Become A Board Member to find out what we're all about.

Pick up an application form at one of our Service Desks.

Visit the Boards and Committees section of Strathcona County's website for information about community Board recruitment.

Read about other ways to
support your library

Ph: (780) 410-8600

Library Board

Current Board Members

2014-2015 Library Board










Back row (l to r)
Poorna Murthy, Marcie Chisholm
Middle row
Councillor Fiona Beland-Quest, Colleen Burton Ochocki, Secretary/Treasurer Lynn Walker
Front Row
Ian McCormack, Vice Chair Anna Pandos, Anne Nothof, Chair Rob Butler

Ryan Osterberg

Rob Butler, Chair
Anna Pandos, Vice-Chair
Lynn Walker, Secretary-Treasurer

County Councillor
Fiona Beland-Quest

Marcie Chisholm
Ian McCormack
Poorna Murthy

Anne Nothof
Colleen Burton Ochocki

Ryan Osterberg

Meeting Schedule & Minutes

The Strathcona County Library Board meets one Monday a month except for during July and August. 
Meetings are held in the Community Centre (Meeting Room 5 unless otherwise announced) beginning at 7:00 pm.

NOTE: Minutes require free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view


Mon Jan 26 Agenda (pdf)        


Mon Jan 27
Mon Feb 24
Mon Mar 17
Mon Apr 14
Wed May 21

(Good Hope Community Hall)
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Mon Jun 16
Mon Sep 15
Mon Oct 20
Mon Nov 17
Mon Dec 15
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Please note: Meeting agendas will be posted prior to Board meetings, where possible. Once the minutes for any given meeting are approved, the agenda will be replaced with the minutes.

Board Documents

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2013 Annual Report (pdf)
2012 Annual Report (pdf)
2011 Annual Report (pdf)
2013 Financial Statements(pdf)
2012 Financial Statements(pdf)
2011 Financial Statements(pdf)

Become a Board Member

We are always on the lookout for new members to bring their energy and ideas to our team! To find out more about what we do, and how you can fit in:

View our Become an SCL Board Member(ppt) presentation
See the Alberta Library Trustees' Association resource
Grow as a Trustee
Attend a Board Meeting as a guest
Browse through the following sections of our website
Time Commitment
Meetings & Committees
Other Activities
Application Procedure

Attend a Board Meeting

You do not have to be a member of the board to attend a Strathcona County Library Board meeting.  We invite you to join us and see what we are working on.  Ask lots of questions - we are interested in your input.  Check the Meeting Schedule for times.  We hope to see you there!


As a board member, you should be a member in good standing with the library.  You should be prepared to accept an appointment to a 3 year term, with the possibility of up to 3 renewals.  You should expect to attend library-related meetings and events, serve on planning and working committees, and generally contribute your time and skills to the advocacy and betterment of your community library!

Time Commitment

The time you spend will depend on the level of your involvement, and on the activities in which you choose to participate.  Some board members may spend only 5 hours a month, while some spend more like 20.  In general, expect to attend one board meeting, two committee meetings, and one volunteer event each month, in addition to home preparation time.

Meetings & Committees

Board Meetings
These 2-hour meetings are held once per month, from September to June.
Each board member receives a meeting package to review prior to attendance.

Committee Meetings
Board members choose from one of 3 committees on which to serve:

Executive (members elected annually by Board:chair, vice-chair, secretary)

Each committee meets from 3 to 6 times per year.

Other Activities

Community Groups
Board members liaise with community organizations such as the Metro Edmonton Libraries Federation, the SCL Friends of the Library group, the Strathcona County Culture & Heritage group, Sherwood Park Rotary Club, and others.

Advocacy & Library Events
Board members attend library events such as volunteer lunches, staff development days, Water Garden Tour, Leather Bound Gala and other fundraisers.  They are also invited to Chamber of Commerce lunches, speaking engagements, meetings with MLAs, and other Strathcona County events.

Workshops & Conferences
Board members attend a 1-day Saturday workshop, the Board & Staff Planning Retreat, each year. New board members attend a 1-day Library Orientation workshop in their first year.
Board members are also invited to attend a 2-day library conference during their first term.


Board members receive $25 for each board and internal committee meeting.  Some choose to donate this fee to the library - this is a personal choice.  Attendance at library fundraising events can be complementary for those who work on the organizing committees.

Application Procedure

In October of every year, Strathcona County calls for letters of application for committees.
Applicants are interviewed by a committee that consists of two County councilors, a County staff administrator, and the Chair of the Strathcona County Library Board.
Successful applicants receive an appointment letter from the County.


Library Policies

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Bylaw 2013
Bylaw 2013 Schedules
Code of Conduct
Collection Development
Electronic Information Resources
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Information and Telecommunication Access
Intellectual Freedom
Internet Access
Mission Vision and Values
Program Fees


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