The State Library of Kansas staff is pleased to continue the Statewide Training Program for Trustee Certification. As it was in 2008, the trustee certification training will be offered in two workshops in the spring and repeated at two workshops in the fall.
The spring workshops will be offered on Saturday, April 25, from 9:00 to 1:00 and on Saturday, June 6, from 9:00 to 1:00. The merrie month of May has been avoided at the request of the Kansas trustees. May is a lovely month, but not the time for Saturday workshops.
The April 25 program will cover Core Skill Two: Developing an Effective Board and Core Skill Five: Strategic Planning. It will be taught by Bonnie McKewon, the director of the Northwest Iowa Library Services. Bonnie has given many presentations to both librarians and trustees in her native Iowa and she is very interested in trustee development. Bonnie will be reprising her workshop on Saturday, October 3.
The April 25 workshop will be available at four video training sites in the Kansas ELMeR (Enhanced Library Meeting Rooms) Network. It will be available at Coffey County Library, Dodge City Public Library, Hays Public Library and Manhattan Public Library.
The June 6 program will cover Core Skill One: Working with the Library Administration, Core Skill Three: Developing Effective Support, and Core Skill Four: Assessing and Adopting Policy. Core Skill One will be presented by Kerry Storey of the Kansas Library Trustee Association Board and Core Skill Four will be presented by Caroline McKnight, the Chair of the Kansas Library Trustee Association Board. The members of the KLTA Board have been the State Library’s most active partners in designing and implementing the Trustee Certification Program and their help has been critical to the success of the project.
Core Skill Three will be presented by Jenifer Trimble, the Director of the Coffey County Library. Jenifer has a banking background, as well as her administrative experience at the Coffey County Library. She will bring a valuable perspective to the discussion on Core Skill Three: Developing Effective Support.
The June workshop will be available at four video training sites in the Kansas ELMeR (Enhanced Library Meeting Rooms) Network. It will be available at Coffey County Library, Dodge City Public Library, Manhattan Public Library and Newton Public Library.
The registration flyer may be found at:
KLTA and the State Library have been delighted with the success of the program, which certified 104 trustees in less than eighteen months. If there are any questions or concerns about this program, please call Shannon Roy at 785-296-2148 or send email to email@example.com.