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Short Takes for Trustees

Short Takes for Trustees is a series of 11 short videos (8-10 minutes each) that can be shown during Trustee meetings to stimulate discussion about the important role that Trustees play in the governance of their libraries.

These videos have been produced by United for Libraries, the American Library Association division dedicated to providing information and training for library Trustees, Advocates, Friends, and Foundations.

Gaining Access:

Access to Short Takes for Trustees is through ALA’s eLearning Platform.  Once you’re registered, you can login and find all of the resources available including the Short Take for Trustees.

Having difficulty with the site?  Contact United for Libraries at united@ala.org or call 1-800-545-2433, ext. 2160.

Course Information & Materials*:

*All information and materials can also be accessed from inside the course.

Questions?  Contact Reagen Thalacker, Public Library Consultant at reagen.thalacker@lva.virginia.gov.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations is a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library trustees, advocates, friends, and foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. For more information visit www.ala.org/united, email united@ala.org or call (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.

Funding for this project was made possible by the Virginia General Assembly and the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).


This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.