Library directors don’t always realize that there are a variety of options for their trustees to gain certification. Most of the Kansas trustees gaining certification at this time are using one of two methods.
1. They are completing a series of tutorials at board meetings, usually using the training materials available on WebJunction Kansas at:
A board tutorial may be taught by a library director, a visiting director, a system consultant, or a member of the board. If the tutorial raises any questions, the director can refer these to the regional library system or to the State Library.
2. They are watching a DVD of Trustee Troubles, a video series produced by the State Library of Wyoming. A library may request a copy of the DVD from the State Library of Kansas.
There are also other ways of gaining core skill credits.
Any working session attended at a system workshop or at a library conference will qualify for one or more trustee core skills, although they are sometimes core skills that the trustee already has. If there is any question about the core skills a conference or system session will gain, a query may be sent to Shannon Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trustees are also qualified to enroll in the courses in WebJunction Kansas. The Learning Center has many online, self-paced courses to choose from. Access to these courses has been paid by the State Library of Kansas and is offered free of charge to Kansas library workers and trustees who are registered WebJunction Kansas members. Instructions for enrolling in WebJunction Kansas courses are available in an article called “WebJunction Courses for Trustee Certification.” It may be accessed at:
If there are questions or concerns about the Kansas Library Trustee Certification Program, please call Shannon Roy at 785-296-2148 or send email to email@example.com