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Board Policy

Policy G.7, Chief Executive Officer / Chief Librarian


This policy outlines the responsibilities and authority of the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Librarian (CEO).

The CEO works collaboratively with the Greater Victoria Public Library Board (Board) and the community to ensure the realization of the Greater Victoria Public Library’s (Library) Mission, Vision and Values through strategic and operational leadership.


This policy applies to the Board and CEO.

Policy Statement and Details

The CEO:

  1. supervises and directs Library operations and Library staff;
  2. is the secretary of the Board; and
  3. has the powers and duties the Board assigns to the CEO.

The CEO has the right and responsibility to speak on all matters under consideration at Board meetings.  The CEO does not have a vote.

Related Policies, Agreements, and Procedural Documents

Policy G.3 Board Roles and Structure

Policy Name: G.7 Chief Executive Officer/Chief Librarian
Policy Type: Governance
Next Review Date: June 27, 2022
Date Amended: June 27, 2017
Last Reviewed: May 16, 2017
First Approved: October 16, 2007

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