South Carolina purchases United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/20/2014

Contact:

Jillian Kalonick
Marketing/Public Relations Specialist
United for Libraries
jkalonick@ala.org

PHILADELPHIA — The state of South Carolina recently joined 11 other states in making United for Libraries’ Trustee Academy, a series of online courses for library trustees, available to its libraries

“We are very excited to be able to provide library trustees with this great learning tool,” said South Carolina State Library Communications Director Dr. Curtis R. Rogers. “We believe library trustees play a vital role in the overall health and well-being of our state’s libraries.  Providing them with this educational opportunity will allow them to successfully fulfill their duties as trustees.” 

The Trustee Academy is series of online courses to help trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries. All of the courses are taught by a professional in the field and are priced both à la carte so individual attendees can pick and choose what courses are important to them and as a full curriculum that reflects discounted pricing per course. The courses are “Trustee Basics, Part I,” “Trustee Basics, Part II,” “Working Effectively with the Library Director,” “The Library’s Budget,” “Advocating for Your Library” and “Evaluating the Library Director.”

United for Libraries 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.

For complete information about the Trustee Academy, which is also available to individual boards and trustees, visit www.ala.org/united/trustees/trustee_academy/course-info. For information about purchasing the Trustee Academy for a state or region, please contact United for Libraries’ Director of Marketing and Communications Beth Nawalinski at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161, or bnawalinski@ala.org.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries 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 or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or jkalonick@ala.org.

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