Have you and your board members registered for the Wisconsin Trustee Training Week webinars yet? The annual hour-long webinar series is scheduled for August 21-25 at 12 noon each day. Unable to attend that week? Register for the sessions and receive recordings of the webinars to view at a later date. Browse the recordings archive for webinars from 2015 and 2016.
Trustee Training Week Sessions:
- August 21 How to Turn Your Library Board into an Effective Team
- August 22 Policies for Results
- August 23 Engaging Your Board, Staff and Community in Strategic Planning
- August 24 Everyday Advocacy
- August 25 The Beginnings, Current Status and Next Steps of PLSR
Register for Trustee Training Week sessions.
Have you reviewed trustee resources available for you and your board lately? These resources can help your board members be confident, comfortable, and cognizant of their duties.
Browse the WVLS Trustee Resource page.
Take a few minutes to browse trustee resources with your board members.
- United for Libraries Resources for Trustees: A division of ALA, United for Libraries is a national network of enthusiastic library supporters who believe in the importance of libraries as the social and intellectual centers of communities and campuses.
- WI Department of Instruction Public Library Development Team
- WI Library Board Resources, Library Governance and Admin, Library Technology, Librarian Certification, Public Library Statistics and Annual Report, Systems, Plans, and Budget Guidelines.
- Tools and Resources for Public Library Directors and Board Members
- WI Division for Libraries and Technology
- Trustee Essentials: A Handbook for Wisconsin Public Library Trustees prepared by the Division for Libraries and Technology. Short chapters that cover everything from advocacy, budget, library systems, trustee orientation and more.
- WLTF Wisconsin Library Trustees & Friends: A division of WLA, the WLTF aims “to foster improved abilities on the part of library trustees, Friends & advocates, in order to create better libraries and library services in Wisconsin.” WLTF issues publications, sponsors workshops and conference sessions, all to encourage trustee growth and interaction.