Short Takes for Trustees Now Available to New Jersey Libraries and Trustees

From June 30, 2016, through June 30, 2017, New Jersey libraries and Trustees will have access to Short Takes for Trustees. Access to the Trustee Academy ended June 30, 2016. short takes logo

United for Libraries presents Short Takes for Trustees, a series of 10 short videos (8-10 minutes each) that can be shown during Trustee meetings to stimulate discussion about the important role that Trustees play in the governance of their libraries. Topics in the series explain the basics, such as what it means to be a Trustee (discussing the broad fiduciary responsibilities of governing boards as well as the limits of an advisory board), as well as how to set policy, how to evaluate the library director (and why you should!), along with board self-evaluation, and the ethical and parliamentary standards for boards — both governing and advisory.

Short Takes is now available to all libraries Trustees in New Jersey through a partnership with the New Jersey State Library. Please contact United for Libraries at united@ala.org or 312-280-2161 for the login information.