system overview

by Steven Bachman, Executive Director of 4CLS The Four County Library System (4CLS) is located in south-central New York and covers Broome, Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego County. 4CLS's 4,000 square mile service area includes 42 member libraries. The largest library in the system is the Broome County Public Library, situated in Binghamton and chartered to [...]

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from the Editor’s Desk

Greetings, LTA members and library supporters. My impression of 2017 so far is that everyone I know is busy, busy, busy. Whether it is family life, work load, or volunteer activities, the time from January 1st to mid April has just flown by. I have no doubt many of our readers will agree. Recognizing everyone's busy schedule, I hope you [...]

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Introduction

Introduction Welcome to the 2016 revision of the Handbook. This year we have included links to several new webinars that will help you do your job as a trustee. The State Library is constantly adding to this valuable resource and we suggest you check it out from time to time. (http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/webinars/index.html). In addition to some [...]

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Preface from the New York State Librarian

Preface Libraries provide the “currency” for today’s information economy. In cities and towns, rural, suburban and urban, throughout New York, libraries are equipping people with the tools necessary for life success. With skilled and knowledgeable library staff, a wide array of online resources, traditional print collections, exciting program offerings, and inviting and welcoming public spaces, [...]

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