ERIC Number: ED422964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Michigan Public Library Trustee Manual. 1998 Edition.
Michigan Library, Lansing.
This manual is designed to give public library trustees basic information on the structure of library service in Michigan, with emphasis on the trustees' major areas of responsibility, in order to help trustees understand and fulfill their obligations. In particular, the "Action Checklist" at the end of each chapter is designed to assist trustees in determining what is needed to maximize the overall effectiveness of their institution. Chapters include: (1) "Michigan Public Libraries"; (2) "Trustees' Rights and Responsibilities"; (3) "Board Organization and Policymaking"; (4) "Library Planning, Role Setting, and Budgeting"; (5) "The Library Director"; (6) "Intellectual Freedom"; (7) "Funding"; (8) "Public Relations and Trustees"; (9) "Library Organizations"; and (10)"Miscellaneous Considerations", including concerns of the building and physical plant, availability of library consultants, library automation, and continuing education for trustees. (AEF)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Guides, Decision Making, Governing Boards, Intellectual Freedom, Library Administration, Library Directors, Library Funding, Library Planning, Library Services, Policy Formation, Public Libraries, Public Relations, Trustees
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Library, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan