Troubled Library Boards: Prevention and Survival

Troubled library boards are increasingly common. Serving on a troubled board is stressful, and it can take the focus away from a board’s primary mission. What essential practices can prevent or minimize board problems? When a board does become dysfunctional, how can those involved survive and create change? This recorded webinar is led by Sally Gardner Reed, former executive director of United for Libraries; Trustee Jo Beckwith of Illinois, and Stephen Bero; director of the Algonquin (Ill.) Public Library.

Learning Outcomes

  • Best practices to prevent or minimize board problems.
  • What can be done to get a wayward Trustee back on the right track.
  • How to move forward as a high functioning team.

Who Should Attend

  • Library Directors
  • Trustees



  • $75
  • $50 (United for Libraries members; PLA members)

How to Register

Tech Requirements

This webinar uses Adobe Connect software, which may require a small download, but is easily accessed by most computers.


Jillian Wentworth
Manager of Marketing & Membership
United for Libraries
(800) 545-2433, ext. 2161