Trustee Academy for Kentucky Trustee Certification Program

Trustee Academy logoThis page is for Kentucky library Trustees as part of a bulk purchase of Trustee Academy courses facilitated by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Public Library Association, and the Kentucky Library Trustees Roundtable. If you are a Kentucky library Trustee or library staff member, you are in the right place. If you are not associated with a Kentucky library, please visit the Trustee Academy main page for more information.

You will need the username and password provided by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to access the Trustee Academy courses. If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail





Login Issues & Problems

If you are experiencing any problems logging in, please contact the United for Libraries office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161 during normal business hours or email after business hours. You can also see our login tips (PDF, 751 kb) for step-by-step login instructions.

Trustee Academy Courses for Kentucky Libraries & Trustees

When you click on any course title below you will be prompted to login with the username and password provided to you by the Kentucky State Library. If you do not have a login, please email to obatin a login. See below for login instructions and tips if you experience any problems.

Lynn StainbrookTrustee Basics, Part II covers understanding and setting policy, understanding and supporting intellectual freedom and patron privacy, meeting state standards, Trustee liability and fiduciary responsibilities, considering D&O insurance, and Trustee ethics. This course is led by Lynn Stainbrook, director of the Brown County Library in Green Bay, Wis.


Christine HageThe Library's Budget covers learning and understanding how your library is funded, understanding how spending decisions are made and who is authorized to make them, understanding the library’s financial reports, making powerful budget presentations, and developing auxiliary funding sources. This course is led by Christine Lind Hage, Public Library Association (PLA) past president and director of the Rochester Hills Public Library in the greater Detroit area.




Carol Brey-CasianoAdvocating for Your Library covers sowing the ground with excellent public awareness and great service, how to design an advocacy campaign, collaborating with stakeholders such as Friends and patrons, and implementing the campaign. This course is led by ALA past president Carol Brey-Casiano, Information Resource Officer for the U.S. State Department and former director of the El Paso Public Library System.





Tips for Logging In

To log in, you will need the login and password you received from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. If you have any questions, please e-mail Beth Nawalinski at E-mails are checked evenings and weekends for quick response time. A few notes and tips to help you log in smoothly:

  • Please look in the top right corner of this screen now. If it says "Login" then click that link and when prompted enter the login and password provided to you. You will be redirected to this page and can then click on any of the course titles. Alternatively you can click on the course titles in the body of this page above and you will be prompted to login.
  • If the upper right corner of the screen says, "Logout" and you are currently logged in with a different login (personal or group member login), please first click "Logout" and close your browser completely to complete the logout process. You cannot be logged into your personal or group member website access and the Trustee Academy at the same time. Once you have returned to this page in a new browser window you can click "Login" and enter the login/username and password provided to you.
  • If you do not know the login and password, please e-mail to request the login. Provide the name of your library and request the login to the Trustee Academy. E-mails are monitored evenings and weekends and you will receive a reply quickly. If during business hours you may call our office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.
  • Once you have logged in to view a course you can access additional courses without logging in again during the same visit to this website. If you are an ALA member or United for Libraries group member and wish to access other member benefits you will need to first "logout" in the upper right of any screen and then login again using your personal or group member login. The Trustee Academy login provides access only to Trustee Academy courses.