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What To Do with a Do-Little Library Board

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Date(s) - 09/11/2014
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A library board that never makes waves might be considered a good thing. The members conduct their basic duties without complaint. They show up for meetings, sign checks, and automatically approve policies and budgets. They never evaluate the director’s decisions. They also never advocate for the library, raise money, help with promotions, defend the 1st Amendment, research trends, build relationships with other institutions, or visit the statehouse to ensure long-range funding.

How can you turn a do-little board into an active, effective leadership tool with clout?

Participants will learn how to build competent library boards:

  • Investing in the Future of the Library Board
  • What is a Library Board’s Roles and Duties
  • The Director’s New Relationship With an Active Board
  • The Key to Improving Your Board: Building Community Support
  • Your Library Board’s First Strategic Plan

Biography ~ Pat Wagner
Pat has been working with libraries as a trainer and consultant since 1978, from one-room rural storefronts to the largest public and academic libraries in North America. She has worked with library and nonprofit boards regarding roles, marketing, outreach, and fundraising.

Original broadcast March 13, 2014