ERIC Number: ED389329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Library Trustee: A Practical Guidebook. Fifth Edition.
Young, Virginia G., Ed.
This book defines the role and obligations of the library trustee in a wide range of situations and also discusses keys to successful communication between the trustee and library director, staff, and patron. Chapters are: (1) "The Trustee in Today's World" (F. William Summers); (2) "Duties and Responsibilities of Trustees" (Virginia G. Young); (3) "Qualifications and Appointment of Trustees" (Virginia G. Young); (4) "Organization of the Library Board" (Minnie-Lou Lynch); (5) "The Trustee as Policymaker" (Virginia G. Young); (6) "Trustee Relationships with Librarian and Staff" (Virginia G. Young); (7) "The Trustee and Labor-Management Relations" (Donald J. Sager); (8) "The Trustee and Planning" (Virginia G. Young and Minnie-Lou Lynch); (9) "Trustee Education" (Gene Martin and others); (10) "The Trustee and the Law" (Robert R. McClarren and Richard E. Thompson); (11) "The Trustee and Finances" (Herbert A. Davis); (12) "A Fundraising Primer for Public Library Trustees" (Glen E. Holt and Thomas F. Schlafly); (13) "The Trustee and Library Buildings" (Anders D. Dahlgren and Charles E. Reid); (14) "The Trustee as Advocate" (Carol C. Henderson and Joan Ress Reeves); (15) "The Trustee and the State Library Agency" (William G. Asp); (16) "Federal Support for Libraries: A Guide for Trustees" (Ray M. Fry); (17) "Standards for Public Libraries" (Karen Krueger); (18) "The U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science: Purpose and Functions" (Peter R. Young); (19) "Participation in Library Systems" (Frederick J. Raithel and Gina J. Millsap); (20) "Technology in the Modern Public Library" (Jean Thibodeaux Kreamer); (21) "The Trustee and Public Relations" (Peggy Barber and Gloria T. Glaser); (22) "The Trustee and Intellectual Freedom" (Judith F. Krug and Anne E. Penway); (23) "Trustees and Friends: A Natural Partnership" (Sandy Dolnick); (24) "Volunteers in the Library" (Linda Bennett Wells); (25) "Trustee Activities at the State, Regional, and National Levels" (Virginia M. McCurdy); (26) "Public Libraries and the Challenge of Preservation" (Thomas W. Shaughnessy); and (27) "The Trustee in Tomorrow's World" (Virginia G. Young). Thirteen appendices offer suggestions for director and trustee orientation and evaluation, various principles of intellectual freedom, guidelines for policymaking, budget checklists, sample bylaws, rules for library volunteers, and tips on forming a friends group. (Contains 30 references.) (BEW)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Board Administrator Relationship, Decision Making, Governing Boards, Labor Relations, Library Administration, Library Funding, Library Personnel, Library Policy, Policy Formation, Public Libraries, Public Relations, Trustees
Book Order Fulfillment, American Library Association, 155 North Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606-1719 (members: $33.30; others: $37).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Administrator Involvement; Trustee Responsibility; Trustee Role; Volunteerism