For immediate release | February 28, 2013

United for Libraries to host webinar on 'Working Effectively with Your Library Trustees'

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present the webinar “Working Effectively with Your Library Trustees” from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, April 9.

Led by United for Libraries Executive Director Sally Gardner Reed, this webinar will provide strategies and tips for working effectively with library trustees. Topics will include orientation for new trustees, understanding roles, meetings, emergencies and effective communication.

“The best libraries are those where the trustees and library director have a strong partnership,” Reed said. “Both understand their complementary roles and both have the very best interests of the library at heart. This webinar is designed to help directors articulate the role of governance (trustees) versus management (library director) so their trustees can work effectively to promote the library’s budget and services, while empowering directors to be effective decision makers and managers of the library’s services and staff.”

The webinar is free; registration is limited to 100. This webinar will be presented with Internet audio only. You will need a computer with speakers or headphones as well as Internet access. United for Libraries members will have access to a recording of the webinar after April 9. For more information and to register, visit

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association that supports citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries. United for Libraries brings together library Trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information or to join United for Libraries, visit the United for Libraries website or contact Jillian Kalonick at (312) 280-2161 or



Jillian Kalonick

Marketing / Public Relations

United for Libraries (United)

800-545-2433 ext.2160