The highly competitive job market makes it much harder for libraries to attract and keep library staff – including directors. While libraries might struggle to compete with other employers on wage scales, they can create a culture of inclusivity, inspiration, and belonging that appeals to creative and hard-working employees.
This session will include practical tools for library boards like improving board-director relationships, reviewing job descriptions, and investigating options for improved salaries and benefits, and more to make your library a great place to work and help reduce staff turnover and shortages.
You & your library's trustees are invited to attend any or all 5 of these webinars during Wisconsin Trustee Training Week, August 22 - 26, 2022. All presentations start at 12:00 noon, and last 60 minutes. The webinars will be recorded.
All library staff, board trustees, volunteers, and Friends group members are welcome to participate. There is no charge.
To participate, all you need is...
for the visual, either...
- an internet-connected computer; you can test your computer & connection ahead of time, or
- an iOS or Android device; you can download the free Zoom app from the App Store or Google Play ahead of time
for the audio, either...
- earbuds, headphones, or speakers connected to your device, or
- use a telephone or speakerphone to call in (long distance rates apply)
If you're not able to attend live, the webinars will be recorded.
All of the webinars are eligible as continuing education contact hours (1 per webinar) toward public library director recertification.
The Trustee Training Week series is supported by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Public Library Development Team, with funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.