NEW! Working Successfully with Your Library Board
April 28 to May 23
Program # 3092
1.4 CEUs

Your library board is a powerful presence in and out of the library and its members influence community support. Nurturing a harmonious relationship with the board is important for the library, staff, and you. This class will discuss how adopting a standard orientation process, creating a strategic plan, developing open communication practices, and providing adequate and unbiased information will nurture an effective relationship. This course is designed with busy public library directors (and assistant directors) serving small to medium sized communities in mind.  


  • mitigating conflict between library director/staff and board members
  • avoiding common pitfalls
  • promoting advocacy and fundraising
  • developing policies to improve board operations
  • presenting a budget

Expectations: Course work involves readings, weekly discussion postings, and one short assignment: to identify a problem with your board and write an action plan.

Instructor: Pamela K. Westby is currently the Library Director at the Middleton Public Library, with experience in administration of small to medium sized public libraries for the past 23 years

To register:

ONLINE - Working Successfully with Your Library Board

PHONE - Pyle Center Registration Office: (608) 262-2451

FAX or MAIL - Print out a registration form

Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe or Anna Palmer