Library boards are facing an increase in disruptions during board meetings, often making it difficult to conduct necessary board business. With the rise in challenges to library materials and programs, boards can be impacted internally (conflict/dissent among board members) and externally (public comment and disruptions from meeting observers).
A two-part, free webinar series from United for Libraries, ‘Keeping Governance on Track’ addresses these issue. They will be held March 29 and 31.
In “Keeping Governance on Track,” professional parliamentarian Nancy Sylvester will share actions, training, and preparation boards and library directors can take now to be ready for problems and issues, and tips/best practices for handling in the moment problems/issues in board meetings. The March 29 webinar will address actions, training, preparation, etc. boards and library directors take to be prepared for problems/issues. The March 31 webinar will be a mock board meeting. This series is made possible by the Jack Neal Fund and organized by the United for Libraries Intellectual Freedom Task Force.
The Wyoming State Library has compiled a number of resources to assist board members in the Wyoming Public Library Board Member’s Handbook. Assistance is also available from the Library Development Office.