Effective Library Boards

Effective Library Boards

Consider the following characteristics and qualities of effective boards and board members when it comes time to appoint a new member to the board.

Diversity

A library board should be representative of the community. Membership should reflect:


Participation

Many new members on a library board do not realize how much time is involved in being an effective board member. It is a disservice to the library and the community if we tell prospective candidates that it only takes one hour a month of their time.

Active participation requires:
 

 

Library Board Fundamentals