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Selected materials available for loan from Georgia Public Library Service
(PINES policy name STATELIB-L; OCLC WorldShare ILL symbol GSL)


The board team handbook: the board member's guide to visionary leadership. 1999. Hawarden, Iowa: Cain Consulting Group.

Detroit Suburban Librarians' Round Table.  Succession Planning Committee. 2005. A library board's practical guide to finding the right library director. [Chicago, Ill.]: American Library Association.

Grace, Kay Sprinkel. 2013. The ultimate board member's book: a 1-hour guide to understanding and fulfilling your role and responsibilities. Medfield, Mass: Emerson & Church Publishers.

Hopper, Lyn. 2006. Tools for trustees: the Georgia public library trustee manual. Atlanta, Ga: Georgia Public Library Service, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia.  (update on GPLS website – see Selected web resources below)

Larson, Jeanette, and Herman L. Totten. 2008. The public library policy writer: a guidebook with model policies on CD-ROM. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

The library trustee: a practical guidebook. 5th ed. 1995. Chicago: American Library Association.

Miller, Ellen G., and Patricia H. Fisher. 2007. Library board strategic guide: going to the next level. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Mina, Eli. 2009. 101 boardroom problems and how to solve them. New York: American Management Association.

Moore, Mary Y. 2010. The successful library trustee handbook. 2nd ed. Chicago: American Library Association.

Nelson, Sandra S., and June Garcia. 2003. Creating policies for results: from chaos to clarity. Chicago: American Library Association.

Public Library Association. 1993. PLA handbook for writers of public library policies. Chicago: Public Library Association.

Reed, Sally Gardner, and Jillian Kalonick. 2010. The complete library trustee handbook. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Sample evaluations of library directors. 1997. Chicago: American Library Trustee Association, American Library Association.

Short, Jack. 1994. Library trustee guidelines. Avon, Conn: Consultant Publications.

Swan, James. 1992. Working together: a how-to-do-it manual for trustees and librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Turner, Anne M. 1997. Getting political: an action guide for librarians and library supporters. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Wade, Gordon S. 1991. Working with library boards: a how-to-do-it manual for librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Williams, Lorraine M.  1993. The library trustee and the public librarian: partners in service. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press.

Wyoming State Library. 2008. Trustee trouble: the misadventures of a new library board member. [Cheyenne, Wyo.]: Wyoming State Library.  DVD.

Young, Virginia G. 1992. The trustee of a small public library. 2nd ed. Chicago: Library Administration and Management Association, American Library Association.

Selected Web resources

American Library Association. United for Libraries. United for Libraries resources for trustees. Accessed April 8, 2014. http://www.ala.org/united/trustees

BoardSource. Accessed April 9, 2014. http://www.boardsource.org/

Cole, Jack, and Suzanne H. Mahmoodi. 1998. Selecting a library director: a workbook for members of a selection committee.  Rev. ed.  St. Paul, MN: Friends of the Library Development and Services Library.    Accessed April 9, 2014. http://www.ctstatelibrary.org/sites/default/files/dld_file/Selecting%20a%20Lib%20Director.pdf

Georgia Public Library Service. Resources for trustees. Accessed April 9, 2014. http://www.georgialibraries.org/trustees/

OCLC Online Computer Library Center. WebJunction. Friends & trustees. Accessed April 9, 2014.


Trustee facts file. 3rd ed. 2004. Illinois Library Association and Illinois State Library. Accessed April 9, 2014.


April 2014