Board Discussion Starters

Board Discussion Starters are mini-packages of research, media, organizations, government initiatives, and other resources for supporting board work and development. This is an ongoing initiative with regular updates and additions. Contact BCLTA to add your resources, templates, or policies to any of the Discussion Starters.

The Discussion Starters are being posted as web pages and as word documents for ease of accessibility to the links and for customizing for unique board needs.

Trustees bring a diversity of experiences, skills, knowledge, and questions to public library board work. Board policies and practices vary across the province and BCLTA is focused on common issues of common concern for board development. Your board chair, your library director, and BCLTA all have a role in helping you find further resources specific to your needs. The Libraries Branch staff are available for all questions regarding the Library Act.

Board Expenses / Word Document

Chairing the Board / Word Document

Board Development and EvaluationWord Document

Board Recruitment and Succession Planning / Word Document

Financial Oversight / Word Document

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity / Word Document

Reconciliation / Word Document

Intellectual Freedom – November 2019

Strategic Planning – December 2019

Let us know what Board Discussion Starter topics you want to see!