Trustee Information: www.michigan.gov/librarytrustee
The Library of Michigan is pleased to furnish public library trustees with resources to help support them in their work. While articles for trustees are intended to be as accurate as possible, the information here may be superseded. Please contact your attorney with specific legal questions.
For additional resources available to the Michigan library community, including Trustees, Friends and staff, please visit the United for Libraries Michigan membership web site.
- United for Libraries - Michigan Statewide Membership
The Library of Michigan provides a statewide membership in United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Please contact Statewide Services for information on how to access the resource. Online training, webinars, toolkits and other support resources are available through the membership.
This project is supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
- Trustee Toolkit: Hiring a New Library Director
The Trustee Toolkit: Hiring a Library Director, developed by COSLA, is intended for use by library board members or trustees when faced with the important task of hiring a new leader to run their library. The kit contains sample timelines, job ads, interview questions, offer letters, job descriptions and more.
- Friends of Michigan Libraries Trustee Alliance
Statewide organization providing training and support to public library trustees.
- Resources and sample forms from the Georgia Public Library Service and Douglas County Libraries in Colorado.
- Michigan public library millage election results
A listing of Public Library Millage Election Results from 2010 to November 2016.
Community foundations can help libraries by creating independent funding resources. Read more about how your library can create a foundation below.
- About Community Foundations From the Michigan Community Foundation
- Tools for Giving: Charitable Instruments A variety of giving methods from the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area
- Tools for Giving: Charitable Funds Great giving options from the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area.
- Endowing Your Nonprofit Organization Endowing your nonprofit organization from the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area
- A Personal Legacy of Giving: Endowment Information about endowments from the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area
- Public Library; Gifts and Donations (Excerpt) Act 136 of 1921 of Michigan Compiled Laws