OPLG Council

Terms of Reference

All Ontarians, regardless of where in Ontario they live and work, have a right to public library service that meets basic, widely accepted norms of library practice and service. The Ontario Public Library Guidelines (Guidelines) offer a method for libraries throughout the province to meet basic service levels and to develop and grow to meet the ever-changing needs of their communities.


Council Members

MemberMembership CategoryOrganization
Elise Cole, ChairOntario Public Library AssociationOakville Public Library
Dr. Sabrina Redwing Saunders, Vice ChairAssociation of Medium Public Libraries of OntarioThe Town of the Blue Mountains Public Library
Caroline GouldingSmall Library - Northern OntarioDryden Public Library
Cathy FairbairnSmall Library - Southern OntarioLake of Bays Township Public Library
Alicia Subnaik KilgourChief Executives of Large Urban Public LibrariesNiagara Falls Public Library
VacantOntario Library Boards’ Association 
Beth RumbleAdministrators of Rural and Urban Public Libraries of OntarioHuron County Public Library
Feather MaracleFirst Nations Public LibrarySix Nations Public Library
Catherina RouseFrancophoneBibliothèque publique de Clarence-Rockland
Adam HaviarasMinistry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Peggy MalcolmOntario Library Service
Jesse RobertsOntario Library Service

Council Meeting Minutes

December 2023June 2023
November 2023May 2023
October 2023April 2023
September 2023March 2023 (no meeting held)
August 2023 February 2023
July 2023January 2023
December 2022June 2022
November 2022May 2022
October 2022April 2022 (no meeting)
September 2022March 2022 (no meeting)
August 2022 (no meeting) February 2022
July 2022January 2022 (no meeting)


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