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Below are the issues of Trustee Update in chronological order, with the headlines from each isssue.

2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

Vol. 1, No. 1 -- Nov. 2007

  • You got your budget, now what? (Post budget activities)
  • What is this newsletter?—Welcome to ‘Trustee Update’
  • Trustees must be advocates

Vol. 1, No. 2 -- February 2008

  • It’s that time of year… (Importance of library’s annual report, and how to use the data)
  • Budget work is all year round
  • Start the new year off right (Library board organization)

Vol. 1, No. 3 -- May 2008

  • Now it begins—2009 budget request (Budget request process)
  • New resource helps students of all ages (LearningExpress Library)

Vol. 1, No. 4 -- August 2008

  • Study outlines economic impact of Wisconsin public libraries
  • Budget development (Budget calendar)
  • Genealogy research made easy at the library (Ancestry Library and HeritageQuest Online)
  • Exempting from the county library tax

Vol. 2, No. 1 -- November 2008

  • Did you get the local appropriation you requested? Either way, refocus your budget efforts for 2010
  • From awareness to funding (OCLC report on library perceptions)
  • Slow economy leads to increased library usage Your library board’s role in bill paying

Vol. 2, No. 2 -- February 2009

  • When times get tough, libraries get tougher…and busier!
  • February is Annual Report season
  • Library Budgets—the saga continues (Gather patron comments to support your budget request)

Vol. 2, No. 3 -- May 2009

  • State budget library items explained; July is approval deadline
  • Begin building support for your budget request
  • LSTA grants will support workers
  • See you at System Celebration!

Vol. 2, No. 4 -- August 2009

  • State budget passed—decreases in system funding
  • Local municipalities feel ongoing budget strain
  • Register now for System Celebration
  • Online Advocacy Toolkit helps guide library efforts

Vol. 3, No. 1 -- November 2009

  • Strategize now to find ‘common agenda’ for 2011 budget (Tying library to municipality’s goals)
  • SCLS offices to be closed Nov. 19-23
  • SCLS Advocacy Committee developing trustee training
  • New ILS agreement and SCLS governance structure
  • ‘Libraries for Real Life’ project launched (Sharing the stories of library users)

Vol. 3, No. 2 -- February 2010

  • The library’s relationship with the people it serves
  • Annual report is valuable planning tool
  • Orienting new library trustees
  • It’s not too late to register for Library Legislative Day

Vol. 3, No. 3 -- May 2010

  • Library boards must adhere to open meetings law
  • Tips for planning 2011 budget requests
  • SCLS advocacy training update

Vol. 3, No. 4 -- August 2010

  • Speak Up for Libraries: It can’t wait for someone else!
  • Make email lists work for you

Vol. 4, No. 1 -- November 2010

  • Statute clearly defines library decision-making authority (Duties of library board, director, and municipality)
  • Election is opportunity for new beginning (Build relationships with newly elected officials)

Vol. 4, No. 2 -- February 2011

  • Help your municipality understand library’s value
  • What is library ‘maintenance of effort’?
  • BadgerLink available to all residents (Statewide electronic resources)

Vol 4, No. 3 -- May 2011

  • Proposed budget bill impacts libraries (State budget proposed cuts)
  • Local library budget cuts may impact Delivery services
  • MOE threatened in budget bill (Maintenance of effort)
  • SCLS public library usage: 2000-09

Vol 4, No. 4 -- August 2011

  • State budget proposed cuts will impact local library funding
  • Blitzke, Culvers to receive 2011 'Cornerstone Award' at Nov. 10 ceremony
  • Libraries need supporters to speak up

Vol 5, No. 1 -- November 2011

  • Library funding cuts demand advocacy efforts
  • WLA memberships, System Celebration cut

Vol. 5, No. 2 -- March 2012

  • Demand increasing for downloadables
  • Another Annual Report season
  • Welcome Denise
  • Upcoming continuing education opportunities

Vol. 5, No. 3 -- May 2012

  • Library advocacy needed now more than ever
  • 2011-12 Wisconsin library legislative overview
  • Five essential resources for public library trustees

Vol. 5, No. 4 -- August 2012

  • Public library trustees evaluating...themselves
  • Library board options for investment of gifts and bequests
  • Reviewing your meeting room policy

Vol. 6, No. 1 -- November 2012

  • Golden rules for library board members
  • Can you guess who I am?
  • Trustee Essentials available in print

Vol. 6, No. 2 -- March 2013

  • Public Librarary Annual reports
  • Adjacent County Reimbursements
  • Make advocacy part of your daily work
  • Strategic Planning at Your Library
  • Upcoming Continuing Education Opportunities

Vol. 6, No. 3 -- May 2013

  • Dancing with your municipality
  • Adjacent County Reimbursements
  • Trustee Essentials revision

Vol. 6, No. 4 -- August 2013

  • Test your trustee knowledge
  • Adjacent county reimbursements
  • Creating more effective public library systems
  • Trustee orientation at your library

Vol. 7, No. 1 -- November/December 2013

  • Evaluating your library director
  • Trustee job descriptions
  • County payments for library service
  • Register for Library Legislative Day

Vol. 7, No. 2 -- February/March 2014

  • Advocating for our libraries is Job 1
  • Denise leaves SCLS for DPI

Vol. 7, No. 3 -- May/June 2014

  • Webinars available for 'Trustee Training Week'
  • Adjacent county reimbursement requests filed in May
  • Act 157 amends county library payments to consolidated counties

Vol. 7, No. 4 -- October 2014

  • 2014 'Cornerstone Award' reception is Nov. 20 in McFarland
  • Trustee Update publication dates change
  • Videos available of 2014 Trustee Training Week programs
  • 10 things every library trustee should do

Vol. 8, No. 1 -- April 2015

  • Puzzles with all the pieces--library policies
  • 2014 Annual Report process update

Vol. 8, No. 2 -- June 2015

  • Webinars available for 'Trustee Training Week'
  • Adjacent county reimbursement requests filed in May

Vol. 8, No. 3 -- November 2015

  • 2015 Cornerstone Award Reception is Nov. 19 in Portage
  • DLT has excellent resources for library trustees
  • Public library trustee ethics statement from ALA
  • 'Trustee Training Week' webinar videos available online

Vol. 9, No. 1 -- April 2016

  • Governor signs bill to assist return of library materials
  • SCLS Reads—Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries
  • Mark your calendar for Trustee Training Week

Vol. 9, No. 2 -- June 2016

  • ‘Trustee Training Week’ serves library board members
  • Adjacent county reimbursement requests filed in May

Vol. 9, No. 3 -- October 2016

  • Chase, Sharpee to be honored: 2016 Cornerstone Award Reception is Nov. 17 in Cambridge
  • SCLS subscribes to trustee training videos
  • 'Trustee Training Week' webinar videos available online

Vol. 10, No. 1 -- April 2017

  • Save the Date for 'Trustee Training Week'
  • Remember to use "Short Takes for Trustees'
  • Public Library System Redesign Project
  • Nominate your library for 2017 SCLS Foundation awards

Vol. 10, No. 2 -- July 2017

  • 'Trustee Training Week' ideal for busy board members

 

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