This course is for Oregon Trustees, library directors, and library staff as part of a statewide purchase facilitated by the State Library of Oregon.
Short Takes for Trustees
A series of 10 short videos (8-10 minutes each) that can be shown during Trustee meetings.
Friends and Foundations Working Effectively with the Library
Presented Live: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Library Boards, Intellectual Freedom, and Challenges
Presented Live: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week
Presented Live: Tuesday, September 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.
Friends and Trustees Under 40: Recruit Them, Retain Them, Engage Them
Practical strategies to identify and recruit millennials, and adapt board cultures to engage and retain them.
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.
The knowledge, skills, abilities, and attributes of a successful public library Trustee.
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.
Key Findings from New Libraries' COVID-19 Response Survey
The Library Community Moving Forward in the New Normal
Looking Ahead: Planning for Reopening
Convened by ALA's Public Policy & Advocacy Office, Chapter Relations Office, and United for Libraries.
#1: Crafting a Compelling Case for Support
Importance of a fundraising organization's case for support, with building blocks to create your own.
#2: How Everyday Relationships Build Support and Help Libraries Transform
How one library built a community of library champions ready to be activated when needed.
#3: Annual Giving Campaigns: Best Practices From Across the Country
Best practices and tools you can immediately implement in your next annual giving campaign.
National Friends of Libraries Week
Merging Your Library's Friends Group and Foundation
With Friends Like These
Broadening the Scope of Small/Mid-Sized Library Foundations
Leaving a Legacy Through Planned Giving
How to Hug a Porcupine
Relationship Building with Lawmakers and Why It’s Important
What's Your E? - The E's of Libraries
Local, State, and National Library Advocacy: A Grasstop Approach
Anatomy of a Successful Library Campaign
Real World Tips for Getting the Funding You Need
Challenges & Crises: Preparing Your Board of Trustees
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