Working Together on Planning, Policy and Legal Issues for Reopening a Public Library: The Board, the Attorney, and the Librarian

Presented by the Public Policy & Advocacy Office, Chapter Relations Office, and United for Libraries

Libraries across the country are in various stages in the process of reopening library facilities. It is critical that libraries and their boards work together with their attorney and others to ask legal questions, change policies as needed, anticipate, communicate, and prepare. We are pleased to be joined by the team from East Lansing Public Library in Michigan, who will discuss how they developed their guidelines, digesting information for insight and decisions, and communicating with stakeholders. Presented live on May 15, 2020.


Kristin Shelley, Library Director, East Lansing (Mich.) Public Library, and President of Michigan Library Association

Thomas Yeadon, City Attorney, East Lansing, Mich., and Partner, McGinty, Hitch, Housefield, Person, Yeadon & Anderson, P.C.

Amy Zaagman, President, East Lansing (Mich.) Public Library Board of Trustees, and Executive Director, Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health

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