New Jersey State Library

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


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NOTE: Registration and course access valid July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.

Included Courses



Short Takes for Trustees
A series of 10 short videos (8-10 minutes each) that can be shown during Trustee meetings.
$99
Trustee Academy
Online courses to help Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries.
6 Course Bundle
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
COVID-19 Webinars
A series of webinars focused on how Friends Groups and Foundations can support their library.
4 Course Bundle
Post-Pandemic Library Recovery and Reopening
A series of webinars focused on library recovery and reopening after COVID-19.
4 Course Bundle
United for Libraries Institute for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations
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.
Friends of the Library and the Future of Booksales
A panel of speakers discuss how they are rethinking booksales, fundraising, and events as libraries open.
Engaging Library Supporters During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Stay engaged with your supporters and community while navigating the challenges of COVID-19.
Advocacy for Your Library During a Crisis
Approaching advocacy during a time of crisis and crafting your messaging for success.
How Foundations and Friends Can Support Their Libraries During COVID-19
Speakers share how their priorities are shifting, and what initiatives they are planning to meet their library's changing needs.
Responding When COVID Comes to Your Library: Learning From Real Stories
Hear from three public libraries on how they responded when they were confronted with a positive case situation.
Working Together: Policy and Legal Issues for Reopening a Public Library
The Board, the Attorney and the Librarian
Key Findings from New Libraries' COVID-19 Response Survey
The Library Community Moving Forward in the New Normal
Merging Your Library's Friends Group and Foundation
With Friends Like These
What's Your E? - The E's of Libraries
Local, State, and National Library Advocacy: A Grasstop Approach
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