Intellectual Freedom Resources for Trustees, Friends, & Foundations

Intellectual Freedom Resources for Trustees, Friends, & Foundations


FREE & Open Resources

Webinars

New Resource Guides

Tip Sheets:

Sample Policies

Other


On-Demand Webinars

Advocacy for Your Library During a Crisis

How can you work with your local elected officials on library advocacy during this time of COVID-19, and beyond? Learn how to approach advocacy during a time of crisis, and how to craft your messaging for success. A panel of expert speakers will provide guidance. Hear tips for Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and other community-based advocacy groups, as well as library staff. Presented Live: April 15, 2020. Click here to register.

Challenges & Crises: Preparing Your Board of Trustees

What training and preparation does your Board of Trustees need to be prepared for a crisis? Do your policies properly address intellectual freedom issues? How do you handle it when a board member speaks against a board decision? What happens when a board member's values clash with a board decision? Learn how to be proactive in developing a well-prepared board, and what best practices, policies, and procedures need to be developed or revisited. A panel of experts will include a library director and a member of that library's Board of Trustees. Click here to register.

 


Additional Resources FREE to ALA Members


Tip Sheets

  • Twelve Golden Rules for Board Members
  • Protecting Your Library's Collection
  • Governing (Independent) Library Boards vs. Advisory Library Boards: Which are Better?

 


Additional Resources FREE to United for Libraries Members


Tip Sheets

  • Twelve Golden Rules for Board Members
  • Protecting Your Library's Collection
  • Governing (Independent) Library Boards vs. Advisory Library Boards: Which are Better?


Peer Networking

Connect with other Trustees and board members in the Trustee Interest Group in ALA Connect.


On-Demand Webinars/Training

  • December Learning Live: Library Boards, Intellectual Freedom, and Challenges
     

Additional Resources FREE to Select Statewide Partners


States: Alabama, Alaska

On-Demand Webinars/Training:

  • Short Takes for Trustees

States: Idaho

On-Demand Webinars/Training:

  • Trustee Competencies

States: Illinois

On-Demand Webinars/Training:

  • Short Takes for Trustees

States: New Jersey

On-Demand Webinars/Training:

  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion: What Library Trustees Need to Know
  • Trustee Competencies
  • Short Takes for Trustees
     

Additional Resources FREE to Statewide All Access Partners


States: Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, and Virginia


Tip Sheets

  • Twelve Golden Rules for Board Members
  • Protecting Your Library's Collection
  • Governing (Independent) Library Boards vs. Advisory Library Boards: Which are Better?


On-Demand Webinars/Training


Additional Resources FREE to Statewide Group Members


States: Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Texas


Tip Sheets

  • Twelve Golden Rules for Board Members
  • Protecting Your Library's Collection
  • Governing (Independent) Library Boards vs. Advisory Library Boards: Which are Better?


Peer Networking

Connect with other Trustees and board members in the Trustee Interest Group in ALA Connect.


On-Demand Webinars/Training

  • December Learning Live: Library Boards, Intellectual Freedom, and Challenges
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion: What Library Trustees Need to Know
  • Trustee Competencies
  • Short Takes for Trustees