Trustee Training – Great People Make Great Libraries: Mastering the Job of Library Trustee | Compendium

Great People make Great Libraries

Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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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 to develop an atmosphere where the community is the reference point for decision-making and to forge partnerships and relationships that make a more vibrant and inclusive culture.

Presenter David Bendekovic will cover a wide variety of topics to help Board Members master the job of Library Trustee including: leadership by design, Pennsylvania library structure and responsibilities, library corporate records notebook, laws and bylaws, effective meetings and motions, policy development, fiscal oversight, hiring and evaluating the Library’s Director, risk management, board governance committee, the board’s building cycle, and intellectual freedom.

As a result of this workshop, Trustees will become more knowledgeable and confident in their ability to ensure effective organizational planning, enhance the library’s standing in the community, and generate strategies and actions that make their libraries more relevant and responsive to the life of the community.


David Bendekovic is the founder of the B.A. David Company, an organizational development company specializing in leadership development. David is an executive leader with 30 years of practical experience in building and leading organizations in highly competitive business and non-profit environments. In addition to hands-on business experience, David has also served as program director at the Leadership Institute and the Graduate School of Sales and Marketing Management at Syracuse University, as visiting instructor at the University’s Whitman School of Management, and as advisor/consultant for Student Agencies at Cornell University. Today, David serves as visiting instructor at the University of Texas School of Information Studies and as program developer and lead instructor at the Pennsylvania Library Association Academy for Leadership Studies.

This workshop is FREE for Library Trustees and Friends of Library Board Members
Seating is limited to the first 100 people who register.


Location: Delaware County Intermediate Unit, 200 Yale Avenue, Morton, PA


This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.