The Biggest, Baddest Issues Facing Public Libraries
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  • 1. The Biggest, Baddest Issues Facing Public Libraries Carolyn Brewer Library Consultant Instructional Librarian ckd52@yahoo.com
  • 2. Issues for 2014 and Beyond Secondary: REALLY? • Funding $$$$$$$$$$ • Advocacy !!!!!!!!!!!!!! • Relevancy ?????????
  • 3. Plan For the Future • Trustees • The Right Staff • Strategic Risks
  • 4. What is a Trustee To Do? • What has the Board accomplished in the last 2 years? • What have you personally accomplished for the Board/Library in the last 2 years? • What is your passion for the library?
  • 5. What is a Trustee To Do? Cont’d • What are your Strengths? Talents? • What do you really dislike doing? • Tie yourself into the mission/goals of the library.
  • 6. What is a Trustee To Do? Cont’d • And this all leads to your value in: – Funding – Advocacy – Relevancy
  • 7. The Library Director • Soft Skills • Power Skills • Spotlight Skills
  • 8. The Library Director and Support • Professional Development • Selecting Key Staff Members • Training for All
  • 9. Strategic Plans • Last Updated • Risks Analysis • Plan for the Trustees • Plan for the Library
  • 10. Next Steps • Self Evaluations for Boards/Trustees – http://www.compasspoint.org/board-cafe/self-assessment- board – http://managementhelp.org/boards/development/ev aluations.htm • Update Library Director and Staff Job Duties/Goals if this hasn’t been done in the last 3 years • Coordinate a Strategic Plan Committee/Group
  • 11. Questions • Please feel free to contact me for further questions. • Carolyn Davidson Brewer – 817-901-1411 – ckd52@yahoo.com • Thank you and have a great day!!