Learning Tools for Trustees

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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 On-the-job Training Self-Assessment Use the Resource List to help

Workshops : 

Workshops Tools for Trustees: The Workshop brought to your library system or nearby location WebJunction Workshops online and FREE to Georgia trustees (2 per year) create an account FOGL workshops 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 State Level Participate in Library Day at State Capitol Federal Level How to Get Involved Consider ALA Library Day in Washington (also virtual)

On-the-Job Training : 

On-the-Job Training Listening Asking Questions Board Discussions 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 Service404-235-7134lhopper@georgialibraries.org Thanks for your participation! Please complete the evaluation of this Webinar.