Through a statewide partnership between the North Dakota State Library and United for Libraries, all Trustees, Friends groups, and library directors in North Dakota have access 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.
Explore the links below and in the left hand menu on this page to check out all the great resources available to you. Be sure to bookmark this page and start here to access the webinars, newsletters, digital publications, toolkits, and much more included with your statewide group membership.
NEW! Short Takes for Trustees
United for Libraries presents Short Takes for Trustees, 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.
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 baby boomer 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.