The Public Library Act defines the governance of public libraries in Ontario. According to the Act, a person is qualified to be appointed as a member of a board who is:
- a member of the appointing council
- at least eighteen years old
- a Canadian citizen
- a resident of the municipality for which the board is established
- is not employed by the board or by the municipality.
The appointing council shall not appoint more of its own members to a board than the number that is one less than a majority of the board.
The City of Thunder Bay's Web site contains information about Board appointments, as well as an applicaiton form.
For additional information about public library governance, check out the Ontario Library Boards' Association's Cut to the Chase document