Resources

Useful Links

Advocacy
Frontline Advocacy for American Libraries (ALA)

More than ever, with many Michigan libraries facing economic crises, it is important to consider the importance of advocacy in support of libraries. Here is the American Library Association’s connection to “Front Line Advocacy for Public Libraries.” State of American Libraries (ALA)

Other
Trustee Trouble Laugh and learn along with Dan, a first year library board member.
Trustee Tools from Michigan Dept. of Education
Wisconsin Library Trustee Resources
Wisconsin Library Trustee Handbook
The Successful Library Trustee Handbook by Mary Y Moore (partial view)
Quotable Facts about America's Libraries 2010

Trustees and Friends Information
United for Libraries: Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) formed in 2/09 through the merger of Friends of Libraries USA (FOLUSA) and the Association for Library Trustees and Advocates (ALTA)
Friends of Libraries USA
Michigan Libraries - Michigan Library Consortium (Friends policies)
Memorandum of Understanding - Northville Friends and Northville District Library
Model Friends' Cooperative Network

Workshop Resources
Ed Repik Budget and Finance Presentation PPT - Ed Repik Workshop Presentation - Dexter District Library - October 25, 2012.

Ed Repik Budget and Finance Handout PPT - Ed Repik Workshop Handout - Dexter District Library - October 25, 2012.