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Short Takes for Trustees


Short Takes for Trustees is 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.

These videos have been produced by United for Libraries, the American Library Association division dedicated to providing information and training for library Trustees, Advocates, Friends, and Foundations.

Note: United for Libraries has provided additional courses in their system.  To access this particular training, click on the box marked Short Takes for Trustees.  Registrants are also free to take any of the other courses posted.

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*All information and materials can also be accessed from inside the course.

Questions?  Contact Reagen Thalacker, Public Library Consultant at reagen.thalacker@lva.virginia.gov.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations is a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information visit www.ala.org/united, email united@ala.org or call (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.

Funding for this project was made possible by the Virginia Assembly and the Library Services and Technology Act of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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