Call for Applicants: Wolfville Library Review Group

Review Group Terms of Reference

Deadline: Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 4:00PM

The Town of Wolfville and the Annapolis Valley Regional Library (AVRL) are investigating options for expanding and improving library facilities in Wolfville. This will be a comprehensive planning process that will determine the need for additional library space, opportunities to provide the required space at the existing library or a new location, program and service improvements, possible partnerships, costs and funding strategies. It is anticipated the study will take 6 - 8 months to complete.

The study will be managed by a Working Committee of Town and Library staff and volunteers with expertise in library planning. This Committee will report to Town Council and the AVRL Board, who are responsible for making all decisions with respect to the project. At key points in the planning process, public meetings will be held for community input. In addition to these public meetings, a Review Group will be established to comment on findings and directions emerging from the planning process.

Review Group membership will be by invitation. Approximately 12-15 individuals will be asked to sit on the Review Group . These individuals will be chosen to represent a cross-section of Wolfville and county residents and a variety of interests in the community. Members do not have to be users of the existing library or have any particular expertise in library planning.

The members of the Review Group will have the following duties.

• Meet with the Working Committee at key points in the study process. We anticipate 3 to 4 meetings over the 6-8 month planning period. Meetings will be held in the evening and last 2 – 3 hours.

• Consider background material provided by the Committee prior to each meeting. This material will describe research undertaken by the Committee and possible options for the library’s development. This material will be available at least 2 weeks prior to the Review Group meeting. Review Group members should expect to spend a few hours reading and considering this material. An agenda for the Review Group meeting and questions to consider prior to the session will be provided.

• Participate in Review Group meetings facilitated by the Working Committee to provide input to the planning process.

Review Group input is for the benefit of the Working Committee. We anticipate hearing a variety of perspectives that will inform the Working Committee’s analysis. There is no expectation of consensus and the Group will not be asked to provide direction as a group. The Group’s responsibilities do not include making formal recommendations to Town Council, the AVRL Board or the Working Committee.

The input of the Review Group will be summarized and documented as part of the planning process.

If you wish to be considered for the working group, please complete the online form by visiting the AVRL website here.

Forms must be completed by 4:00 pm on Friday, November 2nd, 2018.