Missouri becomes latest state to provide ALTAFF’s Trustee Academy for their trustees

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/03/2012


PHILADELPHIA – The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has made special pricing for its Trustee Academy available to state library agencies. The state of Missouri recently joined Nebraska, Kansas and Utah in making the Trustee Academy available for its libraries through a multiple use purchase.  

“I am so pleased to be able to offer the Trustee Academy trainings to the boards and administrative staff in Missouri’s public libraries,” says Missouri State Librarian Margaret M. Conroy. “We have heard for many years of the need for this type of flexible, point-of-need training for trustees unable or unwilling to travel. These courses will help both new and long-serving trustees sharpen their skills. Furthermore, every library in the state has access to the same high-quality training materials, providing a basic consistency of message upon which the Missouri State Library can build additional offerings.”

ALTAFF has developed pricing to be attractive to states or regions that want to purchase the series as a way to assist in fulfilling their mission for Trustee education.  The prices for state or region-wide purchase are highly discounted – as low as $59 per library for the full board of trustees and the library director to complete all five Trustee Academy courses. Standard pricing for the full series of Trustee Academy courses is $300 per board of trustees ($225 ALTAFF members).

For complete information about the Trustee Academy, which is also available to single trustees or boards of trustees at a single library, visit www.ala.org/altaff/trustees/trustee_academy. For information about purchasing the Trustee Academy for a state or region, please contact ALTAFF’s Director of Marketing & Communications Beth Nawalinski at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161, or bnawalinski@ala.org.

ALTAFF is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. ALTAFF brings together library Trustees, advocates, Friends, and Foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information, visit www.ala.org/altaff, or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or jkalonick@ala.org.