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Resources for board members
The following is some information that may assist library board members with their ongoing education.
Library Board Basics workshops
Library Board Basics workshops presented by the Public Library Services Branch is great for new or experienced board members. 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 board members 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.