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Boardroom Series 2020 | Who Are You Looking For? Diversity on Library Boards (Webinar)

Begins 11/12/2020
Available capacity: 27

The fifth and final installment in the Boardroom 2020 series centers on recruiting new board members when there are vacancies to fill. Throughout this year’s series, the Boardroom webinars bring in concepts from a variety of books, as we connect the books’ ideas to the business of library boards.

Striving for diversity on public library boards is a necessary goal. Knowing that diversity takes many shapes, library boards should be determined to bring on men as well as women, to engage young people as well as seniors, and to reach out to all ethnicities. Pledging greater diversity on library boards demands more deliberate planning. Join this conversation for take-away ideas to strengthen your library board recruitment process. And answer the question “who are you looking for?”

The material for this session will be based on the book The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For (c2020) by Charlotte Alter, a new book about the millennial generation. Here’s more from Amazon “…A new generation is stepping up. There are now twenty-six millennials in Congress--a fivefold increase gained in the 2018 midterms alone. They are governing Midwestern cities and college towns, running for city councils, and serving in state legislatures. They are acting urgently on climate change because they are going to live it. They care deeply about student debt because they have it. They are utilizing big tech, but still want to regulate it, because they understand how it works. In The Ones We've Been Waiting For, TIME correspondent Charlotte Alter defines the class of young leaders who are remaking the nation … and who will govern the future...”

There is no obligation to read the book prior to the program. Attendance: at this webinar helps satisfy standard #8 "...all members of the library board of trustees participate in a variety of board development training each year..."

Central Time
Date: 11/12/2020
Start Time: 06:00 pm
End Time: 07:30 pm
Instructor : Bonnie McKewon
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