Webinars for Trustees

Everything Library Trustees Need to Know During COVID-19

The Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS), the Illinois Library Association (ILA), and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) held this webinar for Illinois Public Library Trustees on Thursday, May 14.

Agenda items included:

•IHLS, ILA, and RAILS staff resources available to help trustees help their libraries during COVID-19.
•ILA discussion of talking points trustees can use to let their communities know how essential the library is during the pandemic and after.
•Jamie Rachlin, President of Meristem Advisors, discussion of how libraries can handle budget implications as a result of COVID-19.
•Kelly Hayden, Chief Legal Counsel for HR Source, discussion of employment issues, including unemployment, furloughs, and layoffs.


Illinois Library Trustee Spring Webinar: Plan – Implement – Communicate:  Building Strategic Planning and Storytelling Capacity for Community Impact

With the cancellation of the 2020 Oakbrook Trustee Workshop, the Library Trustee Forum converted the in-person program to a free webinar. The webinar was held Thursday, April 30, 2020

iREAD Summer Reading Programs

Since 1981, iREAD provides high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.

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