Updated resource for library board members

Contact: Jill Davis

ALA Editions

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For Immediate Release

September 15, 2009

ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association announces the release of the second edition of “
The Successful Library Trustee Handbook” by Mary Y. Moore. Designed to improve any board’s effectiveness, this thoroughly revised resource includes:

  • Updated state and federal legislation affecting public libraries.
  • New tips on meeting management.
  • Expanded chapters on advocacy and strategic planning.
  • A new chapter on library technology.

Practical checklists, tables and “what have you learned?” review items help readers maximize the experience of serving on a board. This new edition is a valuable reference for trustees, administrators, consultants, trainers and library students.

Mary Y. Moore is an independent library consultant, trainer and facilitator who lives in Olympia, Wash. With close to 40 years as a professional librarian under her belt, Moore has worked in special, academic and public libraries. She has worked with public library boards for many years as both public library director and library consultant. She has also been a member of several boards herself, serving in the capacity of both member and chair.

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