Okanagan Regional Library Board Highlights

Library board elections held, new library system tendered

  • Mar. 4, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Board Elections

As per the Library Act, elections were held for key positions on the Okanagan Regional Library board. The following have been elected for the 2014 term:

Catherine Lord – Chair

Maria Besso – Vice Chair

Lori Mindnich – Finance Committee Chair

Marilyn Harkness – Personnel Committee Chair

Maria Besso – Policy and Planning Committee Chair

New Integrated Library System

The board received a report from the Integrated Library System Committee about the process of selection of a new vendor to provide an integrated library system. The successful vendor was Polaris. The committee based their decision on a number of factors including usability by the public, efficiency for staff and cost. Phase two, which includes a training component for staff and transition from the former system, will begin over the next months.