We’re coming up to that time after the municipal elections on Oct. 19, 2018 when mayors, councils and CAOs/town clerks will be tasked with appointing new library board members or renewing others.

Here are some helpful documents for your boards to consider sharing with the municipalities at the appropriate junctures.

Choosing An Effective Public Library Board

Choosing an Effective Public Library Board Brochure 2018 (1)

  • The legal requirements
  • An effective public library board will…
  • The qualities needed in a Library Board Member (also referred to as “trustee”)
  • The selection process

Recruiting New Public Library Board Members


  • Detailed timeline

Don’t forget the great list of resources at:

Go to the OLBA Leadership By Design linked from OLBA’s Web site at:

One Place to Look


Leadership by Design


Online Learning