Thursday, September 5
Friends and Trustees Under 40: Recruit Them, Retain Them, Engage Them
Administration & Management Leadership Diversity, inclusion, and accessibility Advocacy
Thursday, September 5
3:00 pm - 3:55 pm
Emerald 2



Millennials are more likely than other adults to have visited the library recently. However, most friends and trustees boards do not have even a single millennial member (Pew 2016, ALA 2018). What accounts for this discrepancy between the demographics of our library users and library civic leaders, and how do we rectify it? The presenters will argue for the importance of developing generationally representative boards and explore common barriers to service for those under 40. Participants will leave with practical strategies for identifying and recruiting the right millennials to serve and for adapting board cultures to engage and retain them.

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