Talk About Trustees – 2019

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  •  October 11, 2019
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm


   Talk About Trustees
An Open-Sharing Discussion about Library Boards of Trustees
Friday, October 11, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Charlevoix Public Library
220 Clinton St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720

9:30 a.m. – Welcome from Jill Stodt, President, Friends of Michigan Libraries

  • Linda Adams, Director, Charlevoix Public Library
  • Clare Membiela, Library Law Consultant, Library of Michigan

9:40 a.m. – Key Roles of Library Trustees & The Trustee Manual

  • Clare Membiela

10:00 a.m. – Table Talk I

  • Have your Trustees worked with the Director to develop a long-range plan or a strategic plan for the growth and development of the library?
  • Do your Trustees actively engage as advocates for your library and encourage members to contact their legislators regarding legislation that might impact your library? Are the Friends involved in advocacy?
  • What issues are challenging for your library board of trustees?
  • How does your library board provide clear and up-to-date information to the community about the library’s budget, services, long-range goals, etc.?
  • Has your library board undertaken a millage or bond issue campaign for the improvement of library services?

10:45 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. – Table Talk II

11:45 a.m. – Summation of Table Talk Topics/Issues and Q & A Time

12:15 p.m. – Evaluation

12:30 p.m. – Adjournment

Light refreshments will be available throughout the session courtesy of our host, Friends of the Charlevoix Public Library


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