The Successful Library Trustee Handbook

The Successful Library Trustee Handbook

by Mary Y. Moore


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The Successful Library Trustee Handbook by Mary Y. Moore

Designed to improve any board's effectiveness, this resource offers proven advice about what it takes to make everything from meetings to evaluations run smoothly and addresses the critical questions every board member needs to understand:

What does it mean to be on a library board of trustees?

How does advocacy work and why is it important?

Who makes library policy?

Is there a more effective way to do strategic planning?

Practical checklists, tables, and "what have you learned?" review items will help anyone maximize the experience of serving on a board. Trustees, administrators, consultants, trainers, and library students will welcome this hands-on, "bring it along and mark it up" reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780838910030
Publisher: ALA Editions
Publication date: 11/06/2009
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition v

Preface to the First Edition vii

1 Getting Started 1

2 Relationships 9

3 Meetings, Meetings, Meetings 16

4 Advocacy: A Basic Board Responsibility 25

5 Policy Development 32

6 Strategic Planning 42

7 Evaluate, Evaluate, Evaluate 51

8 Hiring and Firing a Director 65

9 Budgets, Liability, and Fund-Raising 76

10 You Are Not Alone 88

11 Is There a Future for Libraries? 91


A Resolution on the USA Patriot Act and Related Measures That Infringe on the Rights of Library Users 95

B Useful Websites for Library Trustees 98

C The Freedom to Read Statement 99

D Library Bill of Rights 104

Index 105

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