Being a Trustee is an important job. You are part of a team that represents the tax payers, oversees the Library Director, and advocates for libraries. However, where exactly do your duties end the Library staff's begin? This line, while very clear from a legal standpoint, can become a bit fuzzy in practice.
Join Becky Spratford, a 20 + years librarian and 5 term library trustee, as she helps you understand how to walk the fine line between being a leader and being in the way. She will go over how you as a Trustee can best help the Library thrive, noting when you should step in but also when you should back off, strengthening all of Wisconsin's Libraries in the process.
You & your library's trustees are invited to attend any or all 5 of these webinars during Wisconsin Trustee Training Week, August 24 - 28, 2020. All presentations start at noon, and last 60 minutes. The webinars will be recorded.
All library staff, board trustees, volunteers, and Friends group members are welcome to participate. There is no charge.
To participate, all you need is...
for the visual, either...
- an internet-connected computer; you can test your computer & connection ahead of time, or
- an iOS, Android or Windows device; just download the free GoToWebinar app ahead of time
for the audio, either...
- earbuds, headphones, or speakers connected to your device, or
- use a telephone or speakerphone to call in (long distance rates apply)
If you're not able to attend live, the webinars will be recorded.
All of the webinars are eligible as continuing education contact hours (1 per webinar) toward public library director recertification.
The Wisconsin Trustee Training Week series was coordinated by the South Central Library System, and is supported by Arrowhead Library System, Bridges Library System, IFLS Library System, Lakeshores Library System, Manitowoc-Calumet Library System, Milwaukee County Federated Library System, Monarch Library System, Nicolet Federated Library System, Northern Waters Library Service, Outagamie Waupaca Library System, Southwest Wisconsin Library System, Winding Rivers Library System, Winnefox Library System, and Wisconsin Valley Library Service, as well as the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Public Library Development Team, with funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.