United for Libraries

United for Libraries

Available Resources


Statewide group membership to United for Libraries is provided by the State Library of Kansas in partnership with the Friends of Kansas Libraries (FoKL) and the Kansas Library Trustee Association (KLTA).

Short Takes for Trustees
United for Libraries presents Short Takes for Trustees, a series of 10 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.  Topics in the series explain the basics, such as what it means to be a Trustee, as well as how to set policy, how to evaluate the library director, board self evaluation, and the ethical and parliamentary standards for boards.
 

Trustee Academy


Trustee Academy is a series of six online courses to help trustees become exceptionally proficient in their roles on behalf of their libraries.


Baby Boomer Volunteers for Libraries & Friends


This is a three-part series of webcasts is designed to inform library friends, trustees, and staff about this new generation of baby boomer volunteers - how they are different from volunteers in the past, what they want from service opportunities, and how libraries and friends can attract them.


Friends & Foundations Zone


The Friends and Foundations Zone provides members-only access to toolkits, current and past issues of The Voice newsletter, publications, webinars, special offers, and more.

Trustee Zone


The Trustee Zone provides members-only access to toolkits, current and past issues of The Voice newsletter, publications, practical guides, webinars, special offers, and more.

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For login information, contact Statewide Services staff at kslc@ks.gov

If you need further assistance, you may also contact Beth Nawalinski with United for Libraries via email or by phone at 800-545-2433, ext. 2161. If you ever need login assistance on evenings, weekends, or holidays, please contact United for Libraries via email to ensure trustees and friends can get the help they need as quickly as possible. We know trustees and friends are often doing their volunteer work outside of normal business hours, so we do our best to provide assistance during those hours.