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Trustee Academy

The Trustee Academy is a series of online courses offered by United for Libraries 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. Courses include:

  • Trustee Competencies
  • Trustee Basics, Part I
  • Trustee Basics, Part II
  • Working Effectively with Your Library Director
  • The Library's Budget
  • Advocating for Your Library
  • Evaluating the Library Director
  • Working Effectively with Your Trustees

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Aug 5

Board Member Basics

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Member Library Group: Librarians Working Together (LWT) Learn the ins-and-outs of Board meetings and your role as a Trustee. This training is appropriate whether this is your first month or twentieth year on the board. Presented by Julie Tappendorf of Ancel Glink. Event Coordinator: Rylie Roubal...

Saturday, Oct 21

Library Law and Finances

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Member Library Group: Librarians Working Together (LWT) Learn about library law as it pertains to your role as a Trustee as well as the tax cycle, financial reports, and audits for libraries. Presented by Phil Lenzini of Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White, Frederick. Event Coordinator: Rylie Roubal...

Always Available

Community Based Strategic Planning

Library Types: 
Library Management
Trustee Development

In this workshop, George Needham offered a framework for strategic planning that is inextricably rooted in the community served, whether that's a political subdivision, a college or university campus, a school district, or a corporation. Participants gained hands on experience ...Read more