Join us Saturday morning, online, on June 3rd at 10 a.m. for the NEKLS 2023 Trustee Training. Our presenter will be Robin Newell and she will be discussing library policy development and management. Register to attend the Zoom workshop here:

Here is a link to the presentation in a handout format for taking notes:

Workshop Description

This workshop will include the process for the development and management of library policies in three different areas – outward facing (for the government of the library), inward facing (for the government of staff) and self (policies for the board). The workshop will be broken into 20-minute segments with a five-minute break between each segment. Time will be allowed for questions pertaining to the content that is being presented. If there are additional areas that participants would like to discuss with the presenter as a whole, time will be made available at the end of the presentation.

About the Presenter

Robin Newell’s library career spanned twenty-four years in Georgia, Nebraska and Kansas.  Newell served as the President of the Nebraska, Kansas and Mountain Plains Library Associations and attended and mentored at both the Nebraska Library Leadership Institute and the Mountain Plains Library Leadership Institute and is an alumnus of the first American Library Leadership Institute in 2013. She is the incoming president of the Lillian Perdido Bay Optimist Club and served as the President of the Emporia, Kansas Rotary Club and Papillion, Nebraska and Emporia, Kansas Lions Club. Newell, who retired from full time commitments in 2022, continues to give back to her profession as a consultant and conference presenter. 

Questions about this event and annual accreditation requirements for trustee continuing education can be sent to Dan Alexander ( Please see this page for more information about the NEKLS Annual Trustee Training Accreditation Requirement: