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United for Libraries – Statewide Membership


The Library of Virginia has partnered with United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association dedicated solely to the advancement of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends Groups, and Foundations.  This partnership brings access to a wide variety of resources in the form of training, tip sheets, webinars, e-books, etc.

Getting Started  |  Statewide Training  |  Resource Checklist  |  Contact

Getting Started

Statewide Training  (PDF)

    • LearningLIVE – Live access to sessions held the second Tuesday of each month at 2 pm EST, covering a hot topic of interest to Trustees, Friends, and Foundations.
    • On-Demand Webinars – 40+ webinars conducted on a variety of topics such as recruitment, advocacy, marketing, etc.
    • Short Takes for Trustees – 10 short videos that can be shown during Trustee meetings to stimulate discussion about the role Trustees play in the governance of libraries.
    • Trustee Academy – Online courses to help Trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries.  Each course is taught by a professional in the field.
    • Tip Sheets – 20+ Tip Sheets for Trustees and 30+ Tip Sheets for Friends Groups and/or Library Foundations with more coming soon!

Additional Resources  (Checklist)

    • Library Board Practical Guides
    • Toolkits
    • eBooks
    • Bookmark & Poster Files


If you have any difficulty accessing the materials, please contact United for Libraries directly at:

    • E-mail – united@ala.org
    • Phone – 312.280.2161


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.