For New CEOs

Ontario Library Service consultants connect with newly-appointed public library CEOs to discuss OLS services. We are available to answer a wide range of questions related to public library service in Ontario.

The following resources support the CEO on-boarding process and continuous learning:


Public Library CEO Competencies Profile

A helpful tool for understanding the scope of the role and the nature of the CEO’s responsibilities.

New CEO Tool Kit

A comprehensive resource, especially helpful in priority-setting in the first few months on the job.

Sample Policies

Sample policies available to libraries.

Networking Meetings

A networking opportunity for CEOs to enable connecting and collaborating with neighbouring libraries.

Governance HUB

A centralized gateway for board members, the Governance HUB is also an excellent source of governance information for CEOs.