Here’s the Quiz from nekls.org, with answers in Bold:
- Which U.S. Supreme Court Justice said, “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.”? Potter Stewart
- Name three items on a Trustee’s Job Description. The first one is Advocate. Plan, Monitor, Set Policies and Hire and Evaluate the Director
- Of these three duties — Care, Loyalty and Obedience — which means a Trustee exercises their power in the best interest of the Library, discloses conflicts of interest, and maintains confidentiality? Loyalty
- True or False, Gina said “If you don’t know your Library’s mission, you don’t really have one.” True
- True or False, an ethical Board does not have a Code of Ethics, reviews it, reviews decisions and behavior of its members, and takes appropriate action if a trustee behaves unethically. False, an ethical Board DOES have a Code of Ethics.
- How many items were on Gina’s Trustee Ethics Checklist? 19
- How many employees does the Board have? One, the Library Director
- Who should orient new Board Trustees, the Library Director or the Board Chair? Board Chair
- Finish this statement, “You will not get in trouble by following your policy but you will a l w a y s get in trouble if you d o n ‘ t.”
- What are three of the six “Questions You Should Ask Yourself” to determine if you are Trustee-Worthy? Hint, they’re covered on this Discussion Guide.
- Why should someone serve on a board?
- Why should someone not serve on a board?
- What if my personal/social/religious beliefs are in conflict with my library’s mission and policy?
- Do I know my library’s mission?
- Do I understand and support all of the library’s policies (not just the ones I agree with)?
- If a trustee behaves unethically, what action may or should the board take?