October 31, 2016
2016 Handbook for Library Trustees in New York State Is Now Available!

State Librarian Bernard A. Margolis announced today the availability of a revised online edition of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State.  The 2016 revised online version is posted on the State Library’s website at: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/trustees/handbook/index.html

“Thousands of library trustees and library leaders have made use of this valuable resource and are more clear, comfortable and confident in the roles and responsibilities of trustees thanks to it, “said Mr. Margolis.  “I would like to express my deep appreciation to co-authors Jerry Nichols and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich for their excellent work in continuing to improve and expand the Handbook.”

 The major addition to the revised 2016 online edition is found in a new appendix:  “The Role of the Public Library Treasurer.”   This new appendix includes background information on this important topic and answers some of the many questions the authors have received over the past year.
“This is a must-read for every public library trustee and library leader in the State,” said Mr. Nichols.   “Also, I would like to thank Andrew Mace, the Division of Library Development’s webmaster, for his work in making the online edition of the Handbook so accessible and easy to use.”
The 2016 revisions embed links to key State Library hosted webinars of use to trustees, links to NYLA’s Field Guide to Civil Service and address other significant issues related to Library Treasurers and Library District Clerks. 

The Handbook is produced with the assistance of the Public Library System Directors Organization of New York State, the Library Trustees Association of New York State, the New York State Library and the New York Library Association.

Questions and comments about the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State may be directed to either of the co-authors, Jerry Nichols at Gerald.Nichols@liu.edu or Rebekkah Smith Aldrich at rsmith@midhudson.org .

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