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A governing board determines the policies of the library, sets its budget, advocates for it and is responsible for the hiring and firing of the library director.
An advisory board provides counsel and recommendations to another. May be asked to advise on the hours the library is open, assist with strategic planning, evaluation of the librarian, and advocate for the library.
"On February 1, 2009, Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA) and the Association for Library Trustees and Advocates (ALTA) joined forces to become an expanded division of ALA known as the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, now United for Libraries."
"CCC's OnCopyright Education programs are designed to help you appreciate the importance of copyright and assist you in understanding what you can and cannot do with copyrighted content and explain the steps you and your colleagues can take to obtain copyright permission."
"Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits (FUN) covers the five main topics that board members need to know about nonprofit finance: Balance Sheets, Income Statements, IRS Form 990, Giving, and Oversight. It tells you what to look for in your organization to grow your mission and protect your assets."
This 8-part video series by WebJunction covers the following topics: board orientation, hiring and managing relations, planning and meetings, policies, PR and marketing, advocacy and money matters and buildings.
"The Trustee Toolkit: Hiring the Library Director is intended for use by library board members or trustees faced with the important task of hiring a new leader to run their library. Resources included in the toolkit include templates, including sample job descriptions, interview questions and a sample offer letter. "
This series of thirteen short and humorous videos are a great way to inform new library board members of their roles and responsibilities. The series follows Dan, a new library board member as he muddles through his 1st year on the library board.
A template for use by state library agencies and public libraries
The Successful Library Trustee Handbook by Mary Y. Moore; Association for Library Trustees and Advocates Staff (Contribution by)
Publication Date: 2004-11-01
Some boards of directors micromanage; others protect their turf to the detriment of their customers .Library consultant Mary Moore offers guidance on what trustees can do to foster an effective organization. This ALTA-approved training manual for members of library boards of trustees is for new trustees and experienced board members.
"A 4-part webinar series by Catherine Hakala-Ausperk focused on creating a strong foundation with clearly defined roles and responsibilities that will ease the impact of changes in management personnel at the library."
“The Performance Imperative” (PI) is the result of a full year of collaborative work by the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community, a group of nonprofit leaders brought together and coordinated by the Leap of Reason team.
The purpose of the community is to:
inspire, motivate, and support nonprofit and public sector leaders (and their stakeholders) to build great organizations for greater societal impact
increase the expectation and adoption of high performance as the path toward that end."