A new benefit of membership is accessed to recordings of live webinars presented by United for Libraries. Links to the recording as well as additional resources will be posted here in the Trustee Zone within one week of the actual live event.

Library Advocacy at the State Level: 12 Steps to Success

Jeffrey Smith, director of public affairs for Humanim and president of the Foundation for Baltimore County (Md.) Public Library (BCPL) shares the basics of government/legislative advocacy and 12 steps necessary to be an effective advocate for library issues when meeting with key decision makers. Additionally, a case study in successful advocacy for library related funding is presented. The webcast is geared toward Trustees, Friends, Foundation staff members, and library staff members, and is co-sponsored by ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy. Originally presented live in April, 2013.

Working Effectively with Your Library Trustees

Led by United for Libraries Executive Director Sally Gardner Reed, learn tips and strategies for working effectively with your Trustees. Topics include orientation for new Trustees, understanding roles, meetings, emergencies, and effective communication. Originally presented live April 9, 2013. As mentioned in the webinar recording, if you have any questions after watching it, please contact our office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161 or by email at united@ala.org.