Trustee Zone

Monthly Member Forum - September  

2020 Census: What Trustees, Friends and Foundations Need to Know

Wednesday, September 10 at 2 p.m. ET

The 2020 Census will begin in March and the results will shape economic and political opportunity for the next decade. More than $800 billion in federal funds will be allocated to states and communities based on the census results every year, along with seats for every level of government from Congress to school boards. Around the country, libraries are working with their communities to help achieve a complete count, from delivering accurate information about the Census to providing computers and internet for residents to respond online. In this webinar, learn about free resources from the American Library Association and opportunities for trustees, friends and foundations to get involved. 

Gavin Baker is assistant director of government relations at the American Library Association and co-lead for ALA’s work to prepare libraries for the 2020 Census. Gavin earned his M.S. in library and information studies from Florida State University. He worked as a census-taker in the 2010 Census.

Register for September's Monthly Member Forum
 

New Monthly Member Forums - United for Libraries members are invited to a monthly member forum on the second Wednesday of each month at 2 pm eastern. All sessions will be recorded and posted in the members' only area of the United for Libraries website. Each month we'll feature a hot topic of interest to Trustees, Friends, and/or Foundations. A guest speaker will share highlights and information about the month's topic, followed by a Q&A with the speaker. At the half-hour mark, the format will switch to an open discussion among webinar participants. Sessions are open to all personal and group members of United for Libraries.

Digital VOICE with Conference News

We know that only a small percentage of our members can attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting or ALA Annual Conference, so we brought the conference to you with resources and summaries from programs and discussion groups held during the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. Your post-conference edition of The Voice for America’s Libraries is available online. We know that only a small percentage of our members can attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting or ALA Annual Conference, so we brought the conference to you with resources and summaries from programs and discussion groups held during the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. To access the newsletter, follow the link and enter your login and password. If you do not know your login and/or password, click here and enter your membership number or email address.

Member Benefit Webinar

New (and current) Trustee group and personal members are invited to watch a short webinar that shows you the various resources and benefits of membership, including how to login to the Trustee Zone and where to find all the great resources that come with your membership.

How to Login to the Trustee Zone

Welcome to United for Libraries' resources for members of the Trustee section as well as Board of Trustees group members. You must login to the Web site to access these resources:

  • If you are an ALA member and a member of United for Libraries (must be member of both) in the Trustee section, you will login using your ALA Website login.

  • If you are a Board of Trustees Group Member, you will login using the username and password provided in your welcome letter.

  • If you see the word "Login" in the upper right of this screen you are currently logged out. Please login now to access the Trustee Zone.

  • If your state library has purchased a statewide group membership, you will login from your state landing page or from her using the username and password provided by your library director or United for Libraries.

  • If you see the word "Logout" in the upper right of this screen you are currently logged in and you can simply click on any of the links in the left hand menu under "Trustee Zone" to access your member benefits and resources.

  • If you do not login first, you will receive an error message when you click on any of the links to members' only pages/resources. If you are logged in and you receive an error message, please contact the United for Libraries office at united@ala.org or (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161 so that we may verify your current membership status and provide further assistance.

  • If you have previously logged in successfully and have forgotten your login, you may request a new one using the email address provided when joined. Follow the login link and look for the option titled, "Forgot your username or password." Click that link and you will be prompted for your email address. You will then receive an email with a link to reset your password. Check your spam folder if the email does not arrive within a few minutes. If you experience problems, please contact the United for Libraries office for assistance.

Explore the Trustee Zone

Use the links at the left to explore the resources available in the Trustee Zone.

  • Toolkits.
  • Publications, including 101+ Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends, Getting Grants in Your Community and Making Our Voices Heard: Citizens Speak Out for Libraries, A Library Board's Practical Guide to Hiring Outside Experts, and A Library Board's Practical Guide to Self-Evaluation.
  • Archived and current copies of The Voice, the newsletter of United for Libraries.
  • Special offers from United for Libraries' corporate sponsors.