WVML Library Board

WVML Board of Trustees

Library Board Trustees are dedicated to upholding the ideals of a free, democratic society by promoting intellectual freedom and providing free, equal access to knowledge and ideas. The Trustees are instrumental in ensuring that the leadership, policies, relationships, financial resources and infrastructure are in  place to support the success of the West Vancouver Memorial Library. 

WVML Board of Trustees2018 Library Board Trustees

David Carter, Chair
Jillian Stirk, Vice-Chair
Eric Fiss
Cynthia Garton
Geoff Jopson
Dr. Zulficar Rahim
Marcus Shapiro
Koichi Ronald Shimoda
Bill Soprovich, West Vancouver Council Representative
J. Andrew Telford
Felicia Zhu

2017 Board of Trustees: (seated) Jillian Stirk, Felicia Zhu, Mary Jo Campbell; (from left to right) Bill Soprovich, Marcus Shapiro, Eric Fiss, Mahta Azarakhsh, Kochi Ronald Shimoda, Dr. Zulficar Rahim, J. Andrew Telford, Geoff Jopson, David Carter.

Jenny Benedict, Director of Library Services and ex-officio Secretary.


Jenny Benedict, Director of Library Services

Library Board Governance

The West Vancouver Memorial Library is governed by the B.C. Library Act, and managed by the West Vancouver Memorial Library Board. The West Vancouver Memorial Library Board consists of 11 voting Trustees, including one representative from Council. Trustees are appointed by Municipal Council in December of each year. A Trustee's term of office is two years to a maximum of 8 consecutive years. The Council representative is appointed to a one‐year term. The Director of Library Services is ex-officio Secretary to the Board.

The Board has overall fiscal responsibility for the Library. Other primary responsibilities include determining strategic priorities, developing policies and hiring the Director of Library Services.

Governance of West Vancouver Memorial Library 

Trustee Roles and Responsibilities 

Board of Trustees Policy Manual 

2016 - 2020 Strategic Plan 

Library Board Meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend Library Board meetings, which are usually held on the third Wednesday of every month. Please call Lori Breen at 604.925.7410 to confirm dates and times. Meeting times may change at the discretion of the Library Board Chair.

2017 Meeting Dates

January 18, February 15, March 15, April 12 (2nd Wednesday of the month), May 17, June 21, July 19, August – no meeting, September 20, October 18, November 15, December  6 (1st Wednesday of the month).

2017 Agendas and Minutes [PDFs]

January 18 Agenda & Minutes
February 15 Agenda & Minutes
March 15 Agenda & Minutes
April 12 Agenda & Minutes
May 17 Agenda & Minutes
June 21 Agenda Minutes
July 19 Agenda & Minutes
September 20 Agenda & Minutes
October 18 Agenda &Minutes
November 15 Agenda & Minutes
December 6 Agenda

2016 Agendas and Minutes [PDFs]

2016 January 20 Agenda & Minutes
2016 February 7 Agenda & Minutes
2016 March 16 Agenda & Minutes
2016 April 20 Agenda & Minutes
2016 May 18 Agenda & Minutes
2016 June 15 Agenda & Minutes
2016 July 20 Agenda & Minutes
2016 July 22 Special Meeting Minutes
2016 September 21 Agenda
2016 October 19 Agenda & Minutes
2016 November 16 Agenda & Minutes
2016 December 7 Agenda & Minutes

Previous Agendas and Minutes

For older Library Board minutes and agendas, please contact:
Lori Breen, Administrative Assistant