Dealing with Difficult Library Board and Board Member Problems (archived webinar)

This is an archived webinar.  You will receive a magic link to watch it via email the day before it is scheduled.  But don't let this fool you.  The magic link allows you to view it at any or night.   

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 



Dealing with Difficult Library Board and Board Member Problems


in the best of times, library board members still encounter many challenges on
the job, from feuds with taxpayers to confrontations with employees to
misunderstandings with neighboring library leaders. However, the toughest
issues often are internal.


if the board is split politically or meetings are dominated by one individual?
Or board members are violating ethical standards or even breaking the law by
holding secret meetings or favoring friends and family for contracts? And how
do you handle the loose cannon who has reporters on speed dial and hungers
after the director's job?


will learn how to prevent and address typical board problems:



Recruitment and Orientation: Starting with Quality Candidates and Positive


the Rules in Place: How Well-Written By-Laws Can Protect You


Long Game: Building Community Support For Accountability and Good Behavior


Not To Be Part of the Problem: Mistakes Good People Make


Studies: Preparing for the Worst


SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Event Type: 
Issues and Trends
Online Course
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (All day)