Board

Bashaw Municipal Library is governed by appointed trustees from the town of Bashaw. Library board meetings are open to the public. Our current board chair is Terri Brown-Gust and our library manager is Cindy Hunter.

Board Members

  • Terri Brown-Gust (Chair)
  • Margaret Young (Vice- Chair)
  • Maypu Mann (Treasurer)
  • Shannon Quapp (Secretary)
  • Rob McDonald (Town Representative)

What does the Library Board do?

Under provincial legislation, the Board is charged with seeking "to provide, in co-operation with other boards, a comprehensive and efficient public library service that reflects the community's unique needs."

The Board has three major roles:

To Plan

The Board creates a Strategic Plan of Service that guides the operations of the library and assists in planning programs and activities prepared by library staff. The Board measures the results of the plan and reports on those results.

Examples: participates in strategic planning workshops and evaluates strategic plans on a regular basis.

To Govern

The Board ensures that the library is managed but does not manage the library. The Board demonstrates accountability to the funding Councils.The Board hires and evaluates a library manager.

Examples: prepares annual budget for town council approval and participates in presentations to local and provincial elected officials.

To Advocate

The Board acts as a bridge between the community and the library. The Board promotes the library to the community and encourages everyone to use its collections, programs and services.

Examples: attends library functions and participates in advertising campaigns to further the library profile in the community.