Published Friday December 1, 2017

Calling All Subscribers: Sit on BAnQ's Patron Committee

You can help Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec fulfill its mission and assist in the continuous improvement of its user services!

BAnQ is asking its subscribers to submit their application before January 19, 2018 to form its Patron Committee. The Patron Committee reports to the institution's Board of Directors. Its mandate is to analyze and review BAnQ's regulations and policies regarding patrons, and to suggest amendments. It decides which external member of its committee will be the patron-member appointed by the Québec government to sit on BAnQ's Board of Directors and serve a four-year mandate, renewable once.

The Patron Committee will consist of seven members: one administrator, one BAnQ staff member and five members representing BAnQ's various publics, including two people with disabilities (for instance, a person with a perceptual impairment or whose handicap results in functional limitations or issues of IT accessibility).

Involment required

  • Commitment is on a volunteer basis;
  • The committee will meet once to three times a year at the Grande Bibliothèque, in Montréal; meetings will last approximately two hours and will be held during the opening hours of BAnQ's administrative services (Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am and 5 pm);
  • Members of the committee living outside the metropolitan area could attend meetings via videoconferencing from a regional BAnQ facility; otherwise, travel expenses will be reimbursed provided they are reasonable and meet generally accepted best practices (see article 8.2., Règles de gouvernance et de régie interne de BAnQ, in French only).

To submit your application
All the information required to prepare and submit your application file are in the application form (in French only).

Deadline: January 19, 2018, at 7 pm.

Any questions?
514 873-1101, ext 6241
Toll-free: 1 800 363-9028, ext. 6241

* To apply, you must be:

  • 18 or older;
  • a Québec resident;
  • a BAnQ subscriber since at least February 23, 2017.

For more information on the mandate and operations of the committee and the appointment procedure of external members, please read Règles de gouvernance et de régie interne de BAnQ (in French only), specifically:

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