Friends, Trustees & Volunteers

United for Libraries
Also known as the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, this is a division of the American Library Association (ALA) with approximately 5,000 Friends of Library, Trustee, Foundation and individual members and affiliates representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. Begun in early 2009 with the merger of Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA) and ALTA, the new division brings together Trustees and Friends into a partnership that unites the voices of citizens who support libraries to create a powerful force for libraries in the 21st Century. Check out their Tip Sheets and state-specific resources

Friends of the Library Resources on DoJiggy

Connecticut Libraries Help Center: Library Boards and Friends Groups

New Hampshire Library Trustees Association

New Jersey Library Trustee Association

Kansas Library Trustee Association

Trustee Essentials: A Handbook for Wisconsin Public Library Trustees

Tennessee Public Library Trustee Resources

Trustee Trouble: Video series from the Wyoming State Library on being a new trustee

Eight videos in the “Getting on Board” training program from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Library Development:

Orientation

Board Basics

Hiring and Managing Relationships

Planning and Meetings

Policies

PR and Marketing

Advocacy

Buildings