Library boards play an essential role in the governance of a public library, and library trustees have a responsibility to serve their communities. This workshop provides a foundation of essential information to help Colorado Public Library Trustees be better prepared to meet the responsibilities of library board service. Topics covered in this workshop include the link between governance and operations, roles and responsibilities of library boards, open meeting requirements, core principles of public library service, and an overview of current library trends. This workshop will be interactive and allow for trustees to share ideas and ask questions.

This workshop is intended for Library Advisory Boards:
Library advisory boards are typically found with municipal, county, and multi-jurisdictional (joint) libraries, and commonly serve in an advisory capacity to the library director and to the governing authority. This workshop is intended for public library trustees currently serving in Colorado who would like to gain a better foundation for their role as a member of the library advisory board. This workshop may also be beneficial to library directors, as well as other library administrators who work closely with the library advisory board.

This workshop will be limited to 25 participants, so register soon!

If you register and later realize you cannot attend, please email Crystal Schimpf at so your place can be given to someone on the waitlist.