Kansas and United for Libraries
The State Library of Kansas has partnered with the Friends of Kansas Libraries (FoKL) and the Kansas Library Trustee Association (KLTA) to provide statewide access to United for Libraries. All Kansas Trustees, Friends groups, and library directors have access through 9/30/14 to the wealth of resources and member publications offered by United for Libraries.
As part of your statewide group membership, you now have access to all of the materials and resources linked below. Access requires a login, provided to you by your library director or United for Libraries. If you don't know your login or have any questions about your group membership, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the United for Libraries office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.
Library directors - please complete the short online survey form to provide contact information for your Board of Trustees and Friends group (if applicable) to ensure newsletters are mailed to the correct recipient. Once the survey information is received, a United for Libraries staff member will issue logins so that you and your library staff, as well as your Trustees and Friends, can access all of the resources linked from this page.
The Trustee Academy is a series of six online courses to help Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries.
- Trustee Basics, Part I
- Trustee Basics, Part II
- Working Effectively with the Library Director
- The Library's Budget
- Advocating for Your Library
- Evaluating the Library Director
Engaging Today's Volunteers for Libraries and Friends
Engaging Today's Volunteers for Libraries and Friends is a three-part series of webcasts is designed to inform library Friends, Trustees, and staff about this new generation of volunteers — how they are different from volunteers in the past, what they want from service opportunities, and how libraries and Friends can attract them.
- Meet Today's New Volunteers
- Friends and Today's Volunteers: Getting New Active Members for Your Group
- Library Volunteers: Bringing in Skilled and Committed Volunteers
Friends & Foundations Zone
The Friends & Foundations Zone provides members-only access to toolkits, current and past issues of The Voice newsletter, publications, webinars, special offers, and more.
The Trustee Zone provides members-only access to toolkits, current and past issues of The Voice newsletter, publications, practical guides, webinars, special offers, and more.
If you have any questions or need further assistance, please call United for Libraries at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161 or email email@example.com. Emails are also monitored evenings, weekends, and holidays to ensure a timely response.