Trustee Basics, Part II

Kentucky Trustee Academy supporter logos
Getting Started

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, along with the Kentucky Public Library Association and Kentucky Library Trustees Roundtable, has purchased access to this course for your Trustees and library director through June 2014. This course is presented via pre-recorded webcast. You may watch and listen at your convenience. You will need a computer with speakers or you may use headphone or a headset plugged into your computer. Please check the volume on your audio output and be sure it is not currently muted. 

About This Course

Lynn StainbrookThis course 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.

Course Materials

To enhance your learning experience we have provided a quiz and links to additional resources. Please also take time to complete the survey to give us your feedback on this course as well as ideas for future courses.

NOTE: We are experiencing unusually long load times on the webinars with the recent transition to Adobe Connect services. Alternatives are being evaluated. If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail

  • Webcast  - Access the webcast here. When prompted, please enter your personal email address, first and last name, library name, and state as verification that you viewed the webcast. This information will be used to verify your request for a certificate of completion (see below) and for reports to the state library. TIP: If you leave the webcast and wish to finish later, make note of the number/title of the slide you last viewed. When you return, double-click on that slide number/title in the left hand column (when viewing the webcast) and you can skip ahead to that point.
  • Handouts - print a copy of the PowerPoint slides to use when taking notes.
  • Quiz - This optional resource will help you review the information covered in this course. For Boards of Trustees who complete this course, the quiz can be done on an individual or group basis.
  • Additional Resources - a list of links and resources referenced in this webcast as well as links to supporting resources from United for Libraries.
  • Survey - Please complete this survey to share your feedback about this course as well as ideas for future courses.


A certificate of completion is available for this course. Simply complete the online form with your contact information. Check the box to certify you have completed this course. Be sure to spell your name and the name of your library correctly as the information to complete your certificate will be pulled directly from the form. Your certificate will be e-mailed to you in a PDF format for you to print.

Accessing Other Trustee Academy Courses

You also have access to an additional two courses in the Trustee Academy series. Use the links in the left navigation column or return to the Kentucky Trustee Academy landing page and then follow the links to access the courses. You do not need to logout.

Additional Assistance

If you are experiencing any difficulty or have questions, please contact Beth Nawalinski at or (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.