Training resources especially for public library trustees.
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Short Takes for Trustees
Our partnership with United for Libraries (a division of the American Library Association) provides you with the online training resource, Short Takes for Trustees.
Short Takes for Trustees is a series of short videos (8-10 minutes each) that can be shown during board meetings to stimulate discussion about the important role that Trustees play in the governance of their libraries.
Topics in this series explain the basics, such as what it means to be a Trustee (discussing the broad fiduciary responsibilities of governing boards as well as the limits of an advisory board), as well as how to set policy, how to evaluate the library director (and why you should), along with board self-evaluation, and the ethical and parliamentary standards for boards — both governing and advisory.
For access, you will need to create an account (free of charge for trustees at RAILS public libraries) with United for Libraries.