Trustee Voice

Library Trustees as Advocates

How many ways in a day do you, as a public library Trustee, prove your public library is of value to your community?

How much effort does your Library Board expend towards marketing their decision making in providing improved library service to their community?

How much does your Board acknowledge the value of the service provided by your library staff, and in how many ways?

What is the value that your Board has added to the public library service within your community in the past year?

Does your Library Board attend or provide information about its services to its local funders more than once a year?

If the answers to these questions give you, as a Library Trustee, a sense of satisfaction, then you carry the mantel of advocate for your public library well.

For further information about how MLTA can help all Library Trustees with advocacy please refer to the MLTA handbook or contact us.