This course is for Montana Trustees, library directors, and library staff as part of a statewide purchase facilitated by the Montana State Library.

Included Courses

Short Takes for Trustees
A series of 10 short videos (8-10 minutes each) that can be shown during Trustee meetings.
Trustee Academy
Online courses to help Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries.
6 Course Bundle
Cybersecurity: What Your Friends, Foundation, and Library Need to Know
Presented Live: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Library Boards, Intellectual Freedom, and Challenges
Presented Live: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
United for Libraries Virtual Conference: Trustees, Friends, & Foundations
On-demand access to seven (7) outstanding programs and four (4) don't miss keynote sessions!
10 Course Bundle
Tip Sheets for Friends of the Library Groups
Find it Fast information on frequently requested topics for Friends of the Library groups.
Tip Sheets for Library Foundations
Find it Fast information on frequently requested topics for library Foundations.
Tip Sheets for Library Boards of Trustees
Find it Fast information on frequently requested topics for library governing and advisory boards.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
What Library Trustees Need to Know
Everyday Advocacy - Why the Library Matters!
Getting to know funders, sharing what the library is doing, and most importantly - why it matters!
The Library's Budget for Trustees
Funding sources, developing the budget, effective presentations, making the case, and more.
Trustee Competencies
The knowledge, skills, abilities, and attributes of a successful public library Trustee.
Vendor Negotiation that Supports Patron Privacy & Intellectual Freedom
Working Effectively with the Library Director
The role of the Board, the role of the library director, and how to communicate effectively with each other.
2020 Virtual Event Keynote: Simon Sinek
Ask, Listen, Plan: Engaged Planning for Trustees, Directors and Other Library Leaders
Communication and Dispute Resolution Strategies for Board Problems
Integrating Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity into Your Board Culture
Understanding Donor Data Analytics: Why it Matters and What You Can Do With It
Great Boards Don't Happen by Accident
Working with Friends and Foundations: Playing for the Same Team
Libraries, Friends and Foundations: At an Unexpected Crossroads
Funding Equity: Foundations Creating a Platform for Diverse Library Services
Heal, Recover, Grow: Re-Framing Library Advocacy to Meet Our Community’s Greatest Needs
Advocacy and Equity-How Library Boards Can Create Lasting Impact through Compelling Cases and Outreach