Library Trustee Position Opening

 

Berlin Public Library currently has a library trustee position opening. Some information about library trustee duties are listed below. Nomination papers are available from the Town Clerk details provided below.

The next Library Trustee meeting will be on Tuesday April 14th at 5:30. @ the Library. Interested parties may attend.

Successful boards clearly distinguish the roles of trustees from those of staff, friends, and volunteers.

Some responsibilities of trustees include:

Advocating for adequate funding for services the community wants and needs 

Hiring, evaluating, and terminating a director 

Capital projects, such as facility construction and renovation 

Policy review and approval 

Budget review and approval 

Overseeing three-to-five-year community assessments and strategic planning projects

Oversight, planning, and direct involvement in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship

 Massachusetts Library Trustees Association (MLTA)

MLTA holds annual meetings in November. Please check back for updates. For questions about MLTA, please contact Teena Cherry, President, atdonteena@charter.net.

Resources

United for Libraries (formerly ALTAFF)

For Trustees: https://mblc.state.ma.us/for/trustees.php

·2018 Library Trustees Handbook (PDF)

MBLC Trustees Resource Guide
Access to a variety of helpful resources, including handouts from the recent Trustee Focus: The Library Director event. 

Massachusetts Public Library Trustees Discussion List
An electronic information forum for Massachusetts trustees to share ideas, topics of interest, and best practices.

Massachusetts Library Trustees Association (MLTA) Website

Director Search Packet - PDF or MS Word
Includes guidance on the search process as well as sample job descriptions, job postings, and interview questions.

Eloise Salls: Townclerk@townofberlin.com