Trustee Academy

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The next in person NJ Library Trustee Training is September 10, 2016, more information available here:

New Jersey libraries now have access to Short Takes for Trustees, continuing through June 30, 2017. Access to the Trustee Academy ended on June 30, 2016. All libraries and Trustees should now use the login below to access Short Takes for Trustees.


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 or 312-280-2161 for the login information.