This page is for Alabama Trustees, library directors, and library staff as part of a statewide purchase facilitated by the Alabama Public Library Service. If you are not associated with an Alabama library, please visit the Trustee Training main page for more information.
How to Login
- If you know your Board of Trustees login or have been given a personal website login, please click one of the "Login Now" buttons below to be taken directly to that resource.
- If you need a login, please complete the login request form.
- If you have a personal ALA membership and would like to access Short Takes for Trustees using your personal ALA membership login, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your full name, ALA member ID (if known), and the name of your library.
Short Takes for Trustees
Short 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.