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The Complete Library Trustee Handbook
Sally Gardner Reed Jillian Kalonick
Item Number: 978-1-55570-687-6
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Price: $62.00
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141 pages
6 x 9
ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-687-6
Published date: 2010-02-01

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Give your trustees the tools needed to translate their experiences and interests into strong results on behalf of their libraries. Current executive director of the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) and former public library director Sally Gardner Reed draws on her years of success leading Friends of Libraries USA to provide trustees with straightforward, easy-to-read guidance on how to make the most of their vital role. She guides readers through important issues, including sustainable fundraising and advocacy, hiring and evaluating a library director, strategic planning, director-trustee collaboration, and policy development.

Readers of The Complete Library Trustee Handbook will be brought up to speed on optimizing board effectiveness, board ethics issues, conflicts of interests, and efficient meeting management, and a chapter on key issues for libraries addresses intellectual freedom, user privacy, pay equity for library workers, privatization of public libraries, and funding.