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Trustee Workshop: Building an Exceptional Board presented by PANO’s Tish Mogan When: Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 8:30AM-1:30PM Where: Stone Ridge Poplar Run, 440 East Lincoln Avenue, Myerstown, PA 17067 In this presentation, participants will use the Standards for Excellence program...

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 Where: Courtyard by Marriott Wilkes-Barre Arena 879 Schechter Drive,               Wilkes-Barre PA 18702 Time: Registration 9:30AM, Program begins 10AM, Working Lunch 12PM, Program ends by 3:30 Cost: $5   Registration  (Registration is limited,...

Great People make Great Libraries

Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register here Registration and Coffee: 8:30 to 9 a.m. Presentation: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. How can Trustees generate strategies and actions that make public libraries more relevant and responsive to the life of the community? The key is...

The Stand for Your Mission Awards will recognize nonprofit boards that have “established advocacy as an expectation for engaged and effective board leadership and, by doing so, are helping their organizations realize their missions and set priorities in partnership with policymakers...

Glenn R. Miller

  I’m pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Public Library Accounting Manual (2018, PDF) has been revised and updated.  An Office of Commonwealth Libraries’ (OCL) team, led by Library Advisor Diana Megdad, along with Certified Public Accountants at McKonly & Asbury,...

submitted by: Susan Gardner, District Consultant Easton Area Public Library On May 4, 2018 the Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Reading Library districts held their annual  Library Trustee Workshop. The title of the workshop was The Roles & Duties of Library Trustees, Directors,...

In April, the Southeast Districts hosted two Multi-District Trustee Workshops. The first, Board’s Role: Governance and Effective Meetings, was presented by Michael Kumer, Principal of Boards MTO. Kumer spoke on the role of boards and individual board members and the responsibilities...

BoardSource and Prudential will recognize nonprofit boards that exemplify exceptional governance.  Entering organizations should submit an application form and a video for the 2015 Prudential Leadership Awards no later than Thursday, June 25, 2015.   Read More! The awards will...