Library Board Training and Resources
Public library boards are charged with the strategic, long-term success of their libraries.
The Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) offers library board members with many opportunities for continuing education through in-person workshops and online webinars.
Announcements about in-person workshops and webinars are made on OCL's email distribution lists (including ones for library board members) and in the Compendium.
In 2011, OCL developed a handbook for library board members:
In 2015, the Chief Officers of the State Library Agencies (COSLA) developed a helpful resource when hiring a new library director:
OCL also provides library staff and board members with free online education through WebJunction.
WebJunction offers live and archived webinars, courses, and content on library technologies, management, and services.