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Trustee Tips

Trustee Tips is a monthly newsletter that provides information for Kentucky Public Library trustees.

Alphabetical Index of Trustee Tips

May 2017 -- Using E-mail for Library Business

April 2017 -- When Libraries Are Asked for Donations

March 2017 -- Bonding the Library Treasurer

February 2017 -- Building the Library's Budget

January 2017 -- Trustee Resolutions for the New Year

November 2016 -- Filtering for the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

October 2016 -- Election Day at Your Library

September 2016 --  Got Bedbugs?

August 2016 -- Setting the Library’s Tax Rate

July 2016 -- Can Public Libraries Offer Compensatory Time to Employees?

June 2016 -- Best Practices for Summer Reading Programs

May 2016 -- Is Your Library's Petty Cash Fund Secure?

April 2016 -- Everything You Wanted to Know About Budgets But Were Afraid to Ask

March 2016 -- Library Audits, Frequently Asked Questions

February 2016 -- Disposal of Surplus Property

January 2016 --  Can Public Library Trustees Serve on Other Local Boards? 

November 2015 -- Email, Texting, Social Media and Open Records and Open Meetings

October 2015 -- Setting A Monthly Meeting Time That Works

September 2015 -- Taking the Oath of Office

August 2015 -- Setting the Library's Tax Rate

July 2015 -- Trustee Responsibilities and Director Responsibilities

June 2015 -- When Trustees Resign Before the End of a Term

May 2015 -- Filling Board Vacancies

April 2015 -- Information Security Requirements for Public Libraries

March 2015 -- Preparing the Library’s Budget: What is required?

February 2015 -- Trustees’ Questions About Employee Certification Answered

January 2015 -- Improving the Effectiveness of Board Meetings

November 2014 -- Inclement Weather Policy

October 2014 -- It's the Law: Special Called Meetings

September 2014 -- When Your Library is in the News

August 2014 -- Using the Kentucky Annual Report of Public Libraries to Promote Your Library

July 2014 -- Identifying Potential Trustees

June 2014 -- Summer Reading Program Benefits

May 2014 -- Succession Planning

April 2014 -- Open Meetings Act: Tips to Avoid Violations

March 2014 -- Trustee Recruitment

February 2014 -- Kentucky Public Library Standards

January 2014 -- Library Board Committees

October 2013 -- Independent Contractor or Employee?

September 2013 -- E-rate Program

August 2013 -- The Kentucky Annual Report of Public Libraries

July 2013 -- Developing the Successful 21st Century Library: Special Message from Wayne Onkst, State Librarian and Commissioner

June 2013 -- Records Management, Retention Schedules & Transparency

May 2013 -- Library Attorney

April 2013 -- Firearms in the Library

February 2013 -- Evaluating the Library Director

January 2013 -- 2013 Legislative Session

November 2012 --   Trustee Continuing Education:  Additional Resources

October 2012 -- Trustee Continuing Education

September 2012 -- Friends of Kentucky Libraries (FKL)

August 2012 -- Requirements for Conducting Closed Sessions

July 2012 -- Special Message from State Librarian Wayne Onkst

May 2012 -- 10 Essential Board Policies

March 2012 -- Personal E-mail

February 2012 -- Patron and Employee Bankruptcy

October 2011 -- Effective Board Meetings

September 2011 -- Trustee Recruitment

August 2011 -- Dealing With the Press

May 2011 -- Board Paperwork

April 2011 -- Financial Best Practices

March 2011 -- Open Records Requests

February 2011 -- At-Will Employment

January 2011 -- Bonding of Treasurer

November 2010 -- Surplus

September 2010 -- Bylaws

August 2010 -- FMLA

July 2010 -- Bonuses and Gifts

June 2010 -- Officers and Terms

February 2010 -- Personal Liability

November 2009 -- Open Meetings

October 2009 -- Minutes

If you have questions concerning trustee tips please contact Terry Manuel at (502) 564-​1730 or terry.manuel@ky.gov.