The Board of Library Commissioners holds Trustee Orientation sessions in the spring and fall, and we make every effort to cover all parts of the Commonwealth to reach as many trustees as possible.
>> Why should I attend?
Are you a new library trustee eager to learn about your new, and very important, role? A “seasoned” board member looking for a refresher course? These 2-hour sessions cover a range of topics relevant to being an effective trustee, such as your roles and responsibilities as a member of a library board, and state laws you need to know. Time is included for questions and answers. This is a great opportunity to meet key MBLC staff who work with trustees, as well as trustees from your neighboring libraries! Orientations are aimed at new trustees, but all trustees and library directors are welcome to attend.
We are planning the Spring 2019 Orientation season, with stops in the Berkshires, North Shore, and Central Mass. Would your library like to host? Please contact Maura Deedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent orientations have been held at:
2018: Brockton, Waltham, Sunderland, Chatham, Ayer
2017: Medford, Orleans, Mansfield, Lee, North Andover
2016: Hamilton-Wenham, Canton, Southborough, Palmer, West Tisbury, Salisbury, Fitchburg, Plymouth, South Hadley
2015: Burlington, Rutland, Somerset, Wilbraham, Bourne, Lee
There are many other training opportunities available with relevance to library trustees, including those listed below. Keep your eyes open for others!
What kinds of programs would you like to attend?