Trustee Workshop Springfield

Illinois Library Trustee Forum Workshop 
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Illinois State Library
300 S. 2nd Street, Springfield

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Registration Fees
ILA Member: $85 
Non-Member: $95
Register one attendee at the full price and each additional attendee from your institution will receive a $10 registration discount.

Registration includes a full day of programming, a continental breakfast, buffet luncheon, and coffee breaks.  

Workshop Facilitator

Amanda E. Standerfer
Amanda’s passion is helping libraries and nonprofit organizations advance so they can create meaningful impact in their communities.  Since 2002, Amanda has served as a consultant and facilitator, working with libraries and nonprofits on strategic planning, fundraising, organizational development, and capacity building.  Amanda is currently the Director of Development & Promotion for The Urbana (IL) Free Library She’s spent half of her career working in philanthropy (as Program Officer for The Lumpkin Family Foundation based in Mattoon, IL and as Program Director with the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, serving Effingham and Mattoon, IL) and the other half in libraries (as Head of the Adult Division at the Decatur (IL) Public Library and as Director of the Helen Matthes Library in Effingham, IL).  She loves melding her library and philanthropy knowledge – calling herself a “philanthro-brarian.” 

Amanda has twice been elected to the Board of the Illinois Library Association (ILA), most recently completing a three-year term in 2016.  Amanda holds a B.A. and an M.A. in history from Eastern Illinois University and an M.S. in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


9:00 - 10:00 a.m.                                             
Continental Breakfast and Networking
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

10:15 a.m. - Noon

So, What's the Job and How Do I Do It? 


  • Duty of Care, Duty of Loyalty, Duty of Obedience

10 Basic Roles and Responsibilities of a Library Board

  • Mission and purpose
  • Selecting a director
  • Support and evaluate of the director 
  • Strategic planning
  • Monitor and evaluate programs and services
  • Ensure adequate financial resources
  • Steward financial resources
  • Board development
  • Legal and ethical integrity
  • Be the ambassador and advocate


12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Luncheon 
12:45 - 1:30 p.m.  

Legislative Update
Derek Blaida, ILA Legislative Consultant 
Derek will provide an update on what's 
going on in Springfield and the status of legislation impacting libraries.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 
Q & A for Real Situations
Participants asked to bring their questions/scenarios related to their libraries.

Hotel Information 
The State House Inn
101 E. Adams
Springfield, IL 62701
Reservations: 217-528-5100
Single/Double: $70
Complimentary parking and full hot breakfast
Reservations must be made by February 1; thereafter reservations will be taken on a space-available basis only.


Cancellations must be received in writing before March 1. Please e-mail your cancellation request to Cancellations received before March 1 will receive a refund and are subject to a $15 processing fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received after March 1.  

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