Everything Library Trustees Need to Know During COVID -19

The Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS), the Illinois Library Association (ILA), and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) held this webinar for Illinois Public Library Trustees on Thursday, May 14.

Agenda items included:

•IHLS, ILA, and RAILS staff resources available to help trustees help their libraries during COVID-19.
•ILA discussion of talking points trustees can use to let their communities know how essential the library is during the pandemic and after.
•Jamie Rachlin, President of Meristem Advisors, discussion of how libraries can handle budget implications as a result of COVID-19.
•Kelly Hayden, Chief Legal Counsel for HR Source, discussion of employment issues, including unemployment, furloughs, and layoffs.

Useful links from the webinar:

RAILS COVID-19 Pulse Page

IHLS COVID-19 Resource Page

ILA's "Bigger Than a Building" Campaign

ILA Executive Board 's Statement(5/8/20)

This recording is approximately one hour and fifty minutes, with the last thirty-five minutes devoted to audience question and answer. You can find a copy of the presentation slides directly beneath the video.

Everything Library Trustees Need to Know During COVID 19

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