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On a late summer Saturday, (August 12), over 40 trustees and library directors from the Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem and Lebanon District Centers joined attorney David Spitko at the beautiful new Doubletree Hotel in Reading Pa. for a day-long workshop on employment law. Since...

Leading with Intent is a Boardsource report that provides information about nonprofit board trends.  Nonprofit Quarterly will discuss sections of the report in a series, starting with this one on the lack of diversity in boards. (A three-step change model is offered).  You can...

Michael Kumer

How can we become more fully connected to our communities? How do we know what our community wants and needs? Are we basing our decisions on those wants and needs? And how do we plan for those wants and needs? Trustees and Library Directors from the North Central Library District...

Trustee Training

Trustees are invited to attend this 2 part workshop at the James V Brown Library, Lowry Room, in Williamsport: Community Engagement on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 10:30AM to 3:30PM Strategic Planning on Thursday July 13, 10:30AM to 3:30 PM. Register for one or both workshops! Learn: how...

Trustee Training in SW PA

What values does your library building convey? What is the board’s annual agenda of work? Will Alexa take over the reference desk? These were some of the questions posed to the 56 library trustees and directors who attended the SWPA Region Trustee Training on April 29th in Greentree....

SNOE Region Trustee Workshop:   Building Better Boards April 5, 2017 9:30am – 3:30pm Midwestern Intermediate Unit, 453 Maple Street, Grove City, PA  16127 Workshop Agenda 9:30am – Registration 10am – 3pm* – Presentation by Michael Kumer (See below for...

You are invited to attend the 2017 Southwest PA Region’s Trustee Training Institute!                                    Date/Time: Saturday, April 29 | 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration & continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: Crowne Plaza...

Toward Tech Savvy Trustees Library staff are expected to embrace technology advancements and keep their skills sharp and their libraries relevant. But what about library boards—how tech savvy are your trustees? The more that trustees are dialed into a personal use of technology,...

WebJunction, in cooperation with the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL), is offering a webinar on December 1. The webinar  will outline the steps of an engaged planning process, to align library capabilities with community needs and aspirations. Once you understand...

Does your library have users and staff aged 18-35?  If the answer is yes, meet the Millennials. They are quite different from the Boomers and Gen Xers who preceded them. The future depends on this younger generation, but we have to attract them now if we want them to grow as library...