Building a Stronger Relationship with Your Library Board, a United for Libraries webinar presented by United Executive Director Beth Nawalinski, will be held March 30, 2-3:15 p.m. Eastern, and will be free to those in states with United for Libraries statewide access.
The library's director is undoubtedly the single most important key to its success. An excellent library director works well with the Trustees/library board, the staff, local government, and the community. Nothing will ruin a good board-director working relationship faster than a board micro-managing the director or a director who does not communicate clearly with the board providing them with all the information they need to make good decisions within their prescribed roles.
This session will cover helping board members understand respective roles, including the difference between governance and management; onboarding, training, and succession planning; effective communication, and ways to engage the members.
Beth Nawalinski is the Executive Director for United for Libraries. Although Beth completed her undergraduate studies in nuclear engineering, she has pursued her career for more than 20 years supporting libraries and literacy first as Community Relations Coordinator with Barnes & Noble, followed by Public Relations Specialist with the Norfolk (Va.) Public Library, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator with Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA), Director of Marketing & Communications for United for Libraries, and most recently Deputy Executive Director for United for Libraries. She is the co-author of 101+ Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends and Even More Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends.