Resources Are Vital

This section provides tools for Library Trustees to learn their job and engage in activities for the improvement of their service to patrons.

The Trustee Tool Kit for Library Leadership

The Took Kit was created to introduce Trustees to the role and responsibility of their new position. It clarifies the differences between advisory and administrative boards and provides direction and context for boards within California government. click here

Library Board Effectiveness Training

This is a 3-hour workshop is provided free upon request for trustees and commissioners who are CPLA members. A visiting trustee conducts a discussion of trustee activities and answers questions about methods and procedures. The library director participates along with the trustees in order to get everyone on the same page. Many boards have repeated the workshop over the years as their board membership changes. click here

Trustee Tips

These may be used to stimulate in-depth discussion of topics included in Training sessions, or to cover topics pertinent to trustees beyond those included in the training curriculum. click here


Find related library organizations enable a trustee to stay in touch with activities at both the state and national levels. click here

Strengthening California Libraries through Advocacy and Education
California Public Library Advocates is a 501 c 3, EIN number 91-2142416
PO Box161536 Sacramento, CA 95816-1536

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