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Trustee Support

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.

Training

Archived Trainings

Sneak Preview: Washington Public Library Trustee Wiki

Trustee Orientation

Reference

  • 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  • Public Library Trustee Manual (Out of date)—The trustee manuals give a basic understanding of the governing powers and duties of public library trustees.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

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Contact

Carolyn Petersen
Assistant Program Manager
360.570.5560
carolyn.petersen@sos.wa.gov

Jeff Martin
Library Development Program Mgr
360.570.5548
jeff.martin@sos.wa.gov