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Trustee Academy and Short Takes for Trustees

Our member libraries have access to these trustee training resources from United for Libraries:

Trustee Academy is a series of online courses to help trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries. All of the online courses are taught by a professional in the field.

Short Takes for Trustees is a series of 10 short videos (8-10 minutes each) that can be shown during Trustee meetings to stimulate discussion about the important role that Trustees play in the governance of their libraries.

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Wednesday, Jan 20

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Census 2020: Learn What is at Stake!

Library Types: 
Public
Category: 
Trustee Development

Anita Banerji, Forefront's Director of the Democracy Initiative, spoke about why the 2020 Census is particularly important for Illinois. She also discussed the work of the IL Count Me In 2020 statewide coalition and noted how libraries across the ...Read more

Every Student Gets a Card: Leveraging IGAs to Grant Library Access to Illinois Students

Library Types: 
Public
School
Category: 
Interlibrary Loan & Resource Sharing
Law & Legal Issues
Trustee Development

This session defines intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) and explains how they can be used to give unserved public school students access to a local public library. Staff from Roselle Public Library District share their experiences with creating and enacting an IGA, ...Read more

Everything Library Trustees Need to Know During COVID -19

Category: 
Trustee Development

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 ...Read more

Library Accessibility: What Public Library Trustees Need To Know

Category: 
Trustee Development

Library accessibility means more than designing 36" wide aisles or building disability parking spaces. A Library Board of Trustees plays a crucial role in ensuring their public library is inclusive to all residents. In this webinar, former Illinois librarian and ...Read more

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Library Privacy

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Special
Category: 
Law & Legal Issues
Library Management
Technology
Trustee Development

Learn about contemporary patron privacy issues facing libraries today, and the practical actions libraries can take to improve patron privacy protections. The webinar will provide an overview of the ethical and legal foundations for patron privacy, and highlight resources that ...Read more

Space Planning Without the Space: Re-imagining Your Existing Library

Library Types: 
Academic
Public
School
Special
Category: 
Library Management
Trustee Development

This webinar will review a multi-step protocol to help librarians organize their thoughts as to how an existing library space might be reconfigured to meet the service needs of today. The speakers will use two recent joint projects -- one ...Read more