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United for Libraries Has Your Ticket to Success: Turn library support groups into powerful allies!

State and region-wide discounted pricing is available for purchase of Trustee Academy, Short Takes for Trustees, and membership for groups, boards, and libraries. Contact United for Libraries for pricing at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161 or united@ala.org. To purchase standalone access to any of our digital products or to join United for Libraries as an individual or group, please use the following links:

Statewide Group Membership

Statewide group membership provides all libraries, Trustees, Friends groups, and Foundations with the full complement of member benefits and resources as well as fee-based additional resources at no extra cost. Please see the information flyer about benefits included with Statewide Group Membership. For pricing, please email Beth Nawalinski at bnawalinski@ala.org or call (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.

Statewide Group Membership is currently provided to libraries, Trustees, Friends groups, and Foundations in the following states:

Trustee Academy

trustee academy logoThe Trustee Academy is a series of online courses to help Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries. All of the online courses are taught by a professional in the field.

For pricing details, please download the information flyer. (PDF, 183 kb)

United for Libraries currently offers regional/statewide access in partnership with the following:

Short Takes for Trustees

Short Takes logoShort Takes for Trustees is a series of 10 short videos (8-10 minutes each) that can be shown during Trustee meetings to stimulate discussion about the important role that Trustees play in the governance of their libraries. Topics in the series explain the basics, such as what it means to be a Trustee (discussing the broad fiduciary responsibilities of governing boards as well as the limits of an advisory board), as well as how to set policy, how to evaluate the library director (and why you should!), along with board self evaluation, and the ethical and parliamentary standards for boards — both governing and advisory.

For pricing details, please download the information flyer.

United for Libraries currently offers regional/statewide access in partnership with the following: