PCI Webinar with Pat Wagner

Taking Your Library Board From Good to Greatness

A library board’s success is not measured just in the size of the budget, the popularity of a new building, or the relevance of the collection. What about the library’s impact on the greater community: improvements in literacy, academic achievement, and economic development?

What is the better future for the people your library serves? What are the challenges and opportunities that your community faces? How might your library’s staff address these issues if the board and director make them part of the library’s strategic plan? Great library boards are leadership boards, partnered with the director in risk, influence, and ambitious goals.

Participants will learn how to take a good library board to the next step:

  • What Do Great Library Boards Have in Common?
  • Relationships with Friends and Foundations
  • Knowing Your Community’s Changing Needs
  • Partnering with Economic and Political Decision-Makers
  • Transitions: Identifying New Visions and New Leaders

Pat Wagner – Biography

Pat has been working with libraries as a trainer and consultant since 1978, from one-room rural storefronts to the largest public and academic libraries in North America. She has worked with library and nonprofit boards regarding roles, marketing, outreach, and fundraising.

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