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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Resource Guide Collection

Trustees: Trustee Information

Information, resources, and advice for library trustees in Massachusetts.

Trustee Orientations

PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the following three sessions have been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

• November 30th, 6:00-8:00pm
  Southborough Public Library

• December 8th, 6:00-8:00pm
  Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

• December 14th, 6:00-8:00pm
  Palmer Public Library

See the Trustee Orientations page (under Programs & Events) for more information and future sessions.

MBLC Trustee Handbook

As the MBLC prepares a revised and updated Trustee Handbook, we invite you to use this 2012 transitional draft to replace your 2000 handbook.

In this draft, selected information has been updated such as addresses, phone numbers and web addresses in addition to agency name changes and changes to Massachusetts law pertaining to libraries.

We welcome your feedback as we revise the Trustee Handbook. Please contact Erin Williams Hart, Trustee/Friends Information Specialist, with your comments.

From the MBLC Library

If your library is part of NOBLE, you can request items from the MBLC library via the links below. If your library is not a part of NOBLE, you may use the Virtual Catalog.


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Web Resources


While some of these articles are not specifically about library boards, you may find them of interest.

NOTE: Full-text access for the following articles is limited to Massachusetts. To access full text:
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Join the Massachusetts Library Trustees Association

Become a member of the MLTA! Please email for membership inquiries.

Guide Author

Erin Williams Hart
Phone: 617-725-1860 x 232

NPR Special Series on Libraries

From Andrew Carnegie to modern makeovers, take a listen to this special series on American libraries from NPR.

Join the MA Trustees Email List

Our list is an electronic information forum for Massachusetts trustees to discuss topics of interest and to share advice and best practices.

State Resources

Other MBLC Resource Guides