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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Resource Guide Collection

Trustees: Virtual Trustee Orientations

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

Welcome Trustees

This page contains the content and materials referenced in 2020 and 2021 Virtual Trustee Orientations. 

The Trustee Orientation is available on demand.  These videos were recorded in October 2020, and some information may be out of date. Please contact Maura Deedy if you have questions. 

Resources References in the Presenation


Library Funding 101

United for Libraries Statewide Access

Board Roles and Responsibilities:

Diversity on Boards: 

The Monthly Board Meeting: 

By-laws, Policy, and Planning: 

Legal Responsibilities:

Know when to ask for help: 


Public Library Construction Program: 


Know your Elected Officials

Get Involved + Stay Informed


The Virtual Packet

At our in person orientations. we provide a packet with various MBLC materials to assist trustees. Those materials are linked below.