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When: Saturday, May 5, 2018: 8:30AM-1PM Where: Holiday Inn Harrisburg East, 815 S. Eisenhower Blvd., Middletown, PA 17057 Continental breakfast and registration begin at 8:30AM Keynote speaker: 9AM-1PM Cost: $5 for continental breakfast Register online One of the functions of library...

Sustainability & Your Library’s Future with Pat Wagner Learn a simple five step process to help your library get on the path to sustainability. A well thought out strategic plan can save your library money and improve efficiency and effectiveness. Learn practical applications...

Keynote Address: Activate Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries:  Saturday, April 21, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. This workshop is FREE for Pennsylvania Library Board Members! Register for the Workshop Trustees need a determined yet realistic approach to help them plan...

Southwest Region Trustee Workshop Date/Time: Saturday, April 28 | 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location: Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West-Green Tree, 401 Holiday Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15220 Cost: $20 per attendee To Register: Register online by April 21 at https://aclalibraries.org/trustee-training-institute Click...

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  will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Reading, PA Saturday, August 12, 2017 Registration and continental breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. Lunch and all-day beverage service is also included. Please join attorney, David Spitko of the Law Offices of David...

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....

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...