Government of New Brunswick

Vacancy for appointment

Board of Trustees of the New Brunswick Public Libraries Foundation


The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour is now accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates who would like to be considered for an appointment to the Board of Trustees of the New Brunswick Public Libraries Foundation (NBPLF) in the position of trustee.

The Board of Trustees consists of 10 members from across New Brunswick, and is the provincial body representative of the NBPLF. The NBPLF was established under the New Brunswick Public Libraries Foundation Act (February 28, 1997).

The NBPLF supports the development and delivery of quality public library service for New Brunswickers.


The NBPLF promotes the public library system, fundraises and provides resources supporting fundraising. All these activities will result in increased financial support for the public library service.

The Board of Trustees is committed:

  • to promote the use and the benefits of public libraries to New Brunswickers;
  • to build partnerships both internal and external to develop a positive atmosphere for growth;
  • to fundraise for public libraries as a partner with libraries or independently, through various fundraising activities.


Current positions to be filled:
The provincial government is currently seeking to fill a number of member positions on the Board of Trustees of the NBPLF.  Expressions of interest are invited to fill these positions but may also be used to fill future vacancies.


Trustees are appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council. They:

  • attend and participate in board meetings and other meetings, as needed, in order to set the direction for foundation activities;
  • may be invited to participate in communications, media and public relations functions, as needed;
  • may network with public libraries staff, trustees, donors and potential donors, as needed;
  • may be invited to act as representatives of the Board to external organizations, as needed.



  • Resident of New Brunswick.
  • An interest in public library services and the work of the NBPLF.
  • A commitment to participate in person at board meetings (minimum of two (2) per year, typically held on a Saturday in June and November in Fredericton), and other activities, as needed.
  • An ability to work collaboratively in a team environment to accomplish the Board’s goals and objectives.
  • A history of being an active and involved member of the community.
  • An interest in and understanding of fundraising.
  • Experience in either marketing, public relations, communications, financial investments, planned giving, or business would be an asset.
  • An ability to network in the business community would be an asset.


Essential Qualifications/Asset Qualifications:
The composition of the board must reflect the gender and linguistic representation, as well as the cultural and geographic diversity of the province.


Appointees must agree to attend and actively participate in board meetings and to be active in the work of the board. Transportation, lodging and meal expenses are reimbursed to trustees as per provincial guidelines.


Expressions of interest (a resume and cover letter) may be submitted by e-mail, regular mail or fax, with details of education, volunteer, board/committee, work experience, and contact information (telephone, civic address  and e-mail). In addition, please complete the application form.

Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
Attention:  Katelin Cummings
470 York Street
P.O Box 6000
Fredericton, NB  E3B 5H1

Fax: (506) 453-3780


While we appreciate the interest of those who submit an expression of interest, only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted. Inquiries relating to specific opportunities can be made after the deadline passes and should be directed to the responsible department.

Deadline for Submission :

19 October 2017

Type of Appointment :

Order in council

Term :

The lieutenant-governor in council appoints Trustees for a term of three (3) years, and Trustees may be reappointed for one additional consecutive term not exceeding three years, for a maximum total of six (6) consecutive years.

Associated / Responsible Department :

E-mail address for submissions :

Link(s) :

New Brunswick Public Libraries Foundation

New Brunswick Public Library Service

Note: Please ensure you have attached necessary documents in Word or PDF format. Links to cloud-based documents (Skydrive, Google Docs, etc.) or other download areas (FTP sites) cannot be accepted due to current Government of New Brunswick security policies.