These workshops are open to all library trustees and library managers.

Participants will learn:

  • the Libraries Act, Libraries Regulation and other important legislation
  • the structure of public library service in Alberta
  • library board roles, responsibilities and relationships
  • library board trustee roles and responsibilities
  • other important issues such as finances and board effectiveness

Workshop fees and materials

There is no fee for the workshop. Participants will receive a workbook and other support materials, snacks and lunch.

Other meals, travel and any required accommodation will be the participant's responsibility.

Print copies of Library Board Basics: A Handbook for Library Trustees and Managers are available. If you would like a copy, email [email protected].

Upcoming workshops

An email will be sent to all public libraries and boards when registration opens, approximately one month prior to the workshop date.

A confirmation of registration email will be sent to registered participants the Monday prior to the workshop.

Emergency cancellations

Public Library Services Branch may use your email address to notify you of an emergency workshop cancellation.

Cancellation notices will be sent by email the day before the scheduled workshop.


Connect with the Public Library Services Branch:

Phone: 780-427-4871
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]


10155 102 Street
17th Floor, Commerce Place
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4L4


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