Media Relations

Typically, the director serves as the spokesperson for the library, and the Board chair serves as the spokesperson for the Board. Designating a media spokesperson can save the Board from unintentional and sometimes destructive misunderstandings.

Should a reporter call an individual at home to get a response to a particular issue, for example, redirecting the reporter to the spokesperson will ensure that the Board's agreed-upon message is the message the reporter receives. The director should keep the spokesperson informed of all potentially newsworthy issues as they develop.