New Library Directors Handbook

Role of Trustees

Public relations are so important to libraries that trustees must be involved. You and your trustees should discuss what the trustee's specific role is. Possibilities include assisting with speeches on library topics at public meetings and working with local leaders and organizations to promote the library. Trustees can also help out by discussing the library in day-to-day conversations. The library board's actions can affect the public's concept of the library. A board needs to be a part of any public relations plan.