Learning Tools for Trustees : Learning Tools for Trustees September 8, 2009 Webinar Objectives : Webinar Objectives Learn about some types of continuing education activities for public library trustees.
Identify trustee topics you’d like to know more about.
Develop a personal plan for becoming a more effective library trustee. Why Continuing Education? : Why Continuing Education? Leads to effective library governance
Provides opportunity to learn from more experienced board members
Keeps you fresh and motivated
Minimizes board problems and liability Let Me Count the Ways : Let Me Count the Ways Workshops
Associations & Networking
State & National Advocacy
Use the Resource List to help Workshops : Workshops Tools for Trustees: The Workshop
brought to your library system or nearby location
online and FREE to Georgia trustees (2 per year)
create an account
offered in spring
and fall Associations & Networking : Associations & Networking ALTAFF (Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends & Foundations)
A division of the American Library Association FOGL (Friends of Georgia Libraries)
A statewide voice for Georgia’s libraries
Continuing education workshops for Friends and advocates
TRUSTEES-L Discussion List
A forum to find out about opportunities and share ideas with other Georgia public library board members Advocacy : Advocacy Local Level
It’s all about relationships!
Work with your library director & Friends
Participate in Library Day at State Capitol
How to Get Involved
Consider ALA Library Day in Washington (also virtual) On-the-Job Training : On-the-Job Training Listening
topics could include technology trends, censorship, library values, community changes
“Trustee Trouble” Videos
learn along with Dan, the new trustee, as he muddles through his first year on the library board—short segments, perfect for using at board meetings Self-Assessment : Self-Assessment Ask your director or fellow board members for feedback.
Use individual and board self-assessment tools annually.
Take the online survey
When you reach the summary page, click on “Show replies,” in the first box, find your name and click “Find.”
Print your results page or make note of the top 3 areas of need. Personal Learning Plan : Personal Learning Plan Top 3 needs Identified in survey
Some opportunities that would address those needs
Commitment for the upcoming year
Click here for a form you can complete. Happy Trails! : Happy Trails! “Learning is a journey, not a destination.”
For more information, please contact
Lyn HopperGeorgia Public Library Service404firstname.lastname@example.org
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