Resources for trustees

Becoming a trustee is a significant commitment, and yet many people are appointed to the library board without any knowledge of their role or responsibilities.

Following is some information that may assist trustees in their ongoing education.

Library Board Basics workshops

Library Board Basics workshops presented by the Public Library Services Branch is great for new or experienced trustees. All important issues are covered, including the Libraries Act and Libraries Regulation.

Alberta Library Trustees' Association

The Alberta Library Trustees' Association (ALTA) is the collective voice for library trustees across Alberta and promotes effective library service and leadership through training, resources, communication and advocacy.

Board Development Program

The Board Development Program (BDP) focuses on improving the governance of non-profit organizations through curriculum-based training for groups on topics like board roles and responsibilities, policy development and effective use of committees.

BDP offers multi-board training in the form of open workshops, which are sponsored by any organization on behalf of the larger community anywhere in Alberta.

The workshops are for individual board volunteers and non-profit staff from any non-profit organization as well as anyone generally interested in governance.

BDP also provides a number of helpful information bulletins and workbooks (scroll down to the bottom of the Board Development Program page) for boards.


Connect with the Public Library Services Branch:

Phone: 780-427-4871
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-415-8594

803, 10405 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4R7