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.

Professional Resources

A variety of resources offering important information about emerging topics and issues, eg. COVID-19 Resources.

Sample Policies

An extensive list of sample policies that are updated regularly to assist in policy development.

Networking Meetings

To enable connecting and collaborating with other public libraries in Ontario.

Governance HUB

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