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Trustees: Trustee Information

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

Trustee Orientations

Upcoming Trustee Orientations:

May 13th, 6:30 - 8:30pm
 Burlington Public Library

May 20th, 6:30 - 8:30pm
 Rutland Free Public Library

June 1st, 6:00 - 8:00pm
 Somerset Public Library

June 10th, 6:30 - 8:30pm
 Wilbraham 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

Articles

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:
Click this link first to authenticate your location and then return to this page to access the article links below.

Join the Massachusetts Library Trustees Association

Become a member of the MLTA! Follow the link below to learn more about membership benefits.

Guide Author

Erin Williams Hart
Contact:
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