We are currently seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a COMMUNITY BOARD MEMBER to the Cumberland Regional Library Board.

Cumberland Public Libraries is seeking a Community Board Member, this individual will have a passion for public libraries and their contribution to the community.

They will bring a lived experience in diversity, equity, or inclusion, and foster productive discussion to move the library forward in Cumberland County.

Those interested should apply with a resume and cover letter expressing interest and outlining pertinent experience and qualifications.

The Community Board member will sit for a term of 2 years with an option to renew for an additional 2 years.

Time Commitment Required

  • The Library Board meets 5 times per year for approximately 2 hours in Amherst or via Zoom.
  • Serve on committees of the Board; frequency of committee meetings generally does not exceed once/month.
  • Additional meeting scheduled for orientation.

Duties of the Library Board

  • Determine and adopt written policies to govern the operation and programs of the library.
  • Establish and monitor long range goals and objectives for Cumberland Public Libraries.
  • Work with the Chief Librarian to carry out the library’s goals and objectives.
  • Support and participate in planned public relations and fundraising activities.
  • Adhere to the Libraries Act, its regulations and legislation.
  • Attend Board meetings and committee meetings as assigned.
  • Promote and advocate the value of public libraries in Cumberland County.

Apply to with a resume and letter of interest (please indicate how you bring a lived experience in diversity, equity, or inclusion) to:
Denise Corey, Chief Librarian
PO Box 220
Amherst, NS
B4H 3Z2
OR drop off at any library.