Resources for Library Directors and Board Members:
Professional Collection (located in workroom of the District Center). All titles are available for loan. Subjects include: writing policies, fundraising, non-profit board solutions (Board Café) and Board Source; small library administration and management; children’s & YA programming & services; Friends of the Library; PR, IF (Intellectual Freedom); Copyright; as well as various textbooks needed for library assistant certification courses.
PA Library Laws: The NEW Library Code was approved by the Legislature November 2012. The Regulations that are in place are the “old” ones, written for the previous Code. Where there is a difference, the NEW Code supersedes the Regulation.
Handbook for Non-Profit Organizations: PA Attorney General
Online newsletter for boards. (“Short enough to read over a cup of coffee”.)
District Library Board Surveys 2019:
Online training/webinars: www.webjunction.org Library Trustees have FREE access to WebJunction courses and webinars. WebJunction also offers articles and other resources of importance to libraries.
The Compendium: https://compendium.ocl-pa.org/ Online news and updates for PA’s libraries from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. You can subscribe to updates, find training opportunities, and keep current on what is happening around the state.
Each District Center Library has a Professional Collection that contains topics of interest for Library Trustees. Topics include: Legal Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards, By Laws, Governance, Fundraising and Development, Leadership, Strategic Planning… Books are able to be placed on hold and can be delivered to your local library.