Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 9 AM - 10 AM | Building a Strong Board

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Thursday, September 22, 2022  |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM   |   Building a Strong Board 

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Program Description

As a Library Director, part of your job is to ensure that Library Trustees are equipped to effectively govern the library. This session will help you understand Library Board roles and responsibilities so you can better support Trustees. We'll discuss best practices in building strong relationships with Trustees, and how to handle conflict and tension. Plus, we'll walk through some real life Library Board scenarios and how to navigate whatever comes your way. Bring your scenarios and examples to share!

This session is designed for library directors, but others are welcome to attend who are also interested in this topic. 

60 Minute Session   |   Session will be recorded and available by October 1, 2021. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will 

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of Library Trustees
  • Learn how the Library Director can build strong relationship with Trustees
  • Confidently navigate conflict, tension, or disagreement


Amanda E. Standerfer  |   Fast Forward Libraries  |   Consultant
Amanda Standerfer’s passion is helping libraries and nonprofit organizations advance so they can create meaningful impact in their communities. Since 2002, Amanda's consulting practice Fast Forward Libraries has worked with libraries and nonprofits on strategic planning, fundraising, organizational development, and capacity building. Amanda is currently the Director of Community Engagement for The Urbana (IL) Free Library.  She has 15 years of experience at various positions in public libraries.  She also has 7 years of experience working in the philanthropy sector.  She has a BA and MA in History from Eastern Illinois University and a MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

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