Texas and United for Libraries
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has partnered with United for Libraries to provide annual group membership benefits and resources for all Texas public libraries with Friends, Foundations, advisory boards, and/or Trustees.
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 email@example.com, or call the United for Libraries office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.
Library directors, library staff, Trustees, Friends, and Foundations can all access the resources linked from this page using the provided login. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the United for Libraries office.
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.
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 Academy is a series of seven 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 Your Library Director
- The Library's Budget
- Advocating for Your Library
- Evaluating the Library Director
- Working Effectively with Your Library Trustees
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
If you have any questions or need further assistance, please call United for Libraries at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails are also monitored evenings, weekends, and holidays to ensure a timely response.