Management materials such as meeting resources, "Best Practices" and samples from other libraries that can be customized for your own use. The samples are provided with no assurance that their contents have passed any legal review.
 
Library Value Calculator: ALA Advocacy "Making the Case"
Langdon Library, Newington, Town Meeting Slide Presentation
Alice Sturgis Parliamentary Procedure At A Glance
Robert's Rules of Order Cheat Sheet
Robert's Rules of Order Simplified
Sample Meeting Agenda
Sample Meeting Minutes
Sample Non-Public Session form
Evaluate your Board Meetings
Sample Letter of Agreement - Library Funds/Generic
Sample MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) - Building Maintenance/Barrington Public Library
Sample MOU/Cooperative Agreement - Milton Library Trustee Board and Select Board
Sample Custodian Job Description
Library Director Job Description - generic sample 1
Library Director Evaluation - generic sample 1

Trustee Job Description
Trustee Code of Ethics
Trustee Handbook - NH Dept of Justice, Charitable Trusts workshop

Responsibilities of Trustee & Director
Working Together: Director-Trustees-Friends
Volunteers Best Practices NHSL (Rev 7-2013)

 
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The following articles are for reference only and are available with permission from the New Hampshire Municipal Association (NHMA). New Hampshire Town and City magazine articles are copyright protected by the New Hampshire Municipal Association, Concord, NH.
 
Legal Q & A: The Powers and Duties of Library Trustees
Legal Q & A: Problem Patrons in the Public Library
Legal Q & A: Meeting Minutes 101
Legal Q & A: Of Meeting Minutes and Machines
Legal Q & A: Sealing of Nonpublic Session Meeting Minutes
Municipal Records Retention
 


The policies and bylaws below are made available by the originating Trustee Boards. They are provided as examples with no assurances that their contents have passed any legal review, or would apply to any other library, Our thanks to all Trustee Boards for sharing this information which will assist other boards in fulfilling their responsibilities.

Collection Development Jaffrey Public Library (revised 4-2017) 
Hooksett Public Library.  Policies
Keene Public Library. Policies and Bylaws 
Langdon Library, Newington, Bylaws
Langdon Library, Newington, Policies (updated 11-29-2012)
Wiggin Library, Stratham, Meeting Room & Display Policies
Generic Library Personnel Policy
 


Public libraries in New Hampshire are clustered into 11 library co-ops. These co-ops are a good source for finding neighboring library trustee boards to organize regional gatherings to network and share information, and talk about issues that are common to all trustees.

The following lists contain co-op and population information and can be downloaded. 
Library list sorted by city/town name
Library list sorted by co-op name
Library list sorted by population

 

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