ERIC Number: ED472584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Trustee Essentials: A Handbook for Wisconsin Public Library Trustees.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This handbook for Trustees of the Wisconsin Public Library describes in detail the tasks involved in being a library trustee. The handbook comprises a number of "Trustee Essentials" that cover the basic essential information needed by Trustees, as well as sources of additional information. Contents include: The Trustee Job Description; Who Runs the Library?; Bylaws--Organizing the Board for Effective Action; Effective Board Meetings and Trustee Participation; Hiring a Library Director; Evaluating the Director; the Library Board and Library Personnel; Developing the Library Budget; Managing the Library's Money; Developing Essential Library Policies; Planning for the Library's Future; Library Standards; Library Advocacy; The Library Board and the Open Meetings Law; the Library Board and the Public Records Law; Ethics and Conflict of Interest Laws Applying to Trustees; Membership in the Library System; Library Board Appointments and Composition; Library Director Certification; The Library Board and Building Accessibility; The Library Board and Accessible Services; Freedom of Expression and Inquiry; Dealing with Challenges to Materials and Policies; Library Friends and Library Foundations; Liability Issues; The Public Library System Board--the Broad Viewpoint; and Trustee Orientation and Continuing Education. The following Trustee Tools are appended: important state and federal laws pertaining to public library operations; library system map and contact information; Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning contact information; and a glossary of terms and acronyms. (AEF)
Descriptors: Guidelines, Information Sources, Laws, Library Administration, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Library Policy, Public Libraries, Trustees
Division of Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 S. Webster St., P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841. For full text: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/dltcl/pld/handbook.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Technology Act 1996