The survey allows stakeholders to provide input on various aspects of the act and regulation
The Government of Alberta is undertaking a red tape reduction-focused review of the Libraries Act
and Libraries Regulation
. As part of the review, a survey has been developed
to collect input from stakeholders. The survey topics are:
- Public library board governance, including appointments, meetings, and policies
- Public library system participation, agreements, and Public Library Network services
- Intermunicipal public library boards (and federation library boards)
- A requirement for public library boards that serve populations over 10,000 to hire professional librarians
- Suggested administrative changes to the act and regulation
The deadline to complete the survey is October 8, 2021
Municipal Affairs has provided draft documents
summarizing proposed administrative changes to the act and regulation to assist with survey completion.
RMA members are encouraged to complete the survey, with a particular focus on the requirement for public library boards that serve populations over 10,000 to hire professional librarians, as RMA resolution 12-19F: Libraries Act Review and Rural Library Services
calls for action on this issue.
Manager of Policy & Advocacy