Library Development staff provide limited consulting in the areas of governance, Washington library law, and library practice. Limited facilitation of the Public Library Association Planning for Results process is also available. The below resources are provided for trustees and anyone interested in organization and governance of libraries.
- Washington Public Library Trustee Wiki—The Washington Public Library Trustee Wiki provides an in-depth discussion of the major issues, laws, and responsibilities that library trustees will need to know about as they guide their libraries. It builds on, incorporates, and updates the content of the Public Library Trustee Reference Manual published in 2001.
- Public Library Trustee Manual (Out of date)—The trustee manuals give a basic understanding of the governing powers and duties of public library trustees. They highlight information about library issues that all trustees must address. A print copy is available by request.
Resources for trustees
Open Public Meetings Act
Washington Public Library Trustee Wiki
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