Welcome to the Washington Public Library Trustee Wiki
The Washington Public Library Trustee Wiki provides an in-depth discussion of the major issues, laws, and responsibilities that library trustees will need to know about as they guide their libraries. It builds on, incorporates, and updates the content of the Public Library Trustee Reference Manual published in 2001.
This resource is designed primarily for governing library boards of trustees and library directors, but it also may be useful to advisory library boards, Friends of Library groups, and other library supporters. It is intended to:
- Give in-depth information about critical issues facing library trustees;
- Provide guidance on carrying out the complex responsibilities of a board member;
- Show examples of best practices;
- Supply additional resources for further consultation.
Please note that this wiki should not be used as a source for legal advice. Trustees should always consult with attorneys in such matters.