Okanagan Regional Library Board Highlights from October 15th, 2014
The ORL Board approved the 2015 Budget as presented. An overall 1.72% increase was proposed ($291,850), the majority of which comes from negotiated wage increases and inflationary items, including mandatory increases to Municipal Pension Plan rates. In 2013, the library experienced a surge in program attendance of 12.6% and an increase in reference transactions (many of which are related to help with ebooks and other devices) of 9.4%.» Read More
Change is Here
Update #4 - October 24, 2014
Check out this grid of glitches and corrections and find out when your issue with the new catalogue will be solved! Click here to see the grid.
Update #3 - October 16, 2014
The new computer system is sending out some email notices about fines that are incorrect. Accounts that owed over $10.00 in fines received an email saying that the owed amount is over $50.00 and the file will be sent to collections. This is incorrect. Please check with your local branch to see what your fine amount is.» Read More
ORL to Address Imbalances Between Communities
For immediate release
The Okanagan Regional Library is working through a series of changes to restore fiscal balance between its member communities. The ORL Board periodically conducts targeted reviews of different aspects of the library operation, and, in 2013, the board contracted the auditing firm Grant Thornton to take a look at expenditures versus revenue for each individual member community across the ORL. The report found that spending in some communities was out of alignment with tax revenue received, and the board directed management to create a plan to address this.
CEO Stephanie Hall drafted a staffing level plan for branches where spending needed to be reduced, and has created a process where both unions and individual branches can provide input i» Read More
Okanagan Regional Library Board Highlights from September 17th, 2014
The September Board Meeting was held in Summerland, BC, to allow the board to participate in the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Summerland Branch of the ORL!
Summerland Building Committee Report
Carol Zanon, Chair of the Summerland Building Committee, thanked her committee members for their hard work which has allowed the Summerland Building project to move forward so rapidly. The final detailed design by Urban Arts Architecture is almost complete, based on input from the community of Summerland, Summerland library staff, District of Summerland and Tango Management.» Read More