Bruce Jolliffe, who represents the Comox Valley Regional District, was re-elected by acclamation as Board Chair of the Board of Trustees for Vancouver Island Regional Library during its recent annual general meeting and officer elections in Nanaimo.
Brenda Leigh of the Strathcona Regional District Board was re-elected by acclamation as vice-chair. Dave Rushton (Mount Waddington Regional District) was one of nine members at large elected to serve on the VIRL board’s executive committee.
The Vancouver Island Regional Library Board of Trustees, which is comprised of elected representatives from 28 member municipalities and 10 regional districts, administers a budget of over $20 million.
Joining Kerr on the executive committee are: Steve Arnett (Town of Ladysmith), Barry Avis (Town of Qualicum Beach), Bill Beldessi (Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District), Diane Brennan (City of Nanaimo), Penny Cote (Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District), Tom Duncan (City of Duncan), Campbell River councillor Ron Kerr, and Gordon Waterman (Village of Gold River).
Vancouver Island Regional Library is the fourth largest library system in British Columbia.
It serves more than 430,000 people on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, and Bella Coola on the Central Coast through 39 branch libraries, a virtual branch, and a books-by-mail service. VIRL’s holdings number one- million and include books, magazines, CD’s and DVD’s. Administrative offices are located in Nanaimo.
For more information about the 2015 Board of Trustees, including elected officers, please visit virl.bc.ca/about-us/library-board.