A New Year, a New LTA

You may have noticed that your Library Trustees Association has gone through a few changes in 2018. Despite a rousingly successful Trustee Institute and consistent growth in membership in the last few years, every organization like the LTA goes through a bout of growing pains at some point. We are determined to come out even more valuable to you and your [...]

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President’s Greeting- by Adria Ripka

Hello, Library Trustees Association of New York members and supporters. As we close out 2018, LTA is holding its annual membership renewal campaign. We look forward to, and appreciate, your continued support for this vital library trustees’ organization. I am pleased to introduce you to our new Executive Director, John McCarthy. The LTA board of directors looks forward to John’s leadership [...]

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December 2018 LTA Minutes

Library Trustees Association of New York Hampton Inn Albany, NY Meeting Minutes Friday, November 30, 2018 to Saturday, December 1, 2018 Directors Present:Adria Ripka, Martha Anderson, Jean Currie, Edris Scherer, John McCarthy (ED) Call to Order: President Ripka called the meeting to order at 7:20 pm Friday November 30, 2018 Public Comment: None Executive Director’s […]

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John McCarthy has agreed to reconnect with LTA as our Executive Director

John McCarthy has agreed to reconnect with LTA as our Executive Director effective October 1, 2018. John is a former library trustee and LTA board member. He is knowledgeable about the organization and has been working with our Executive Committee during this time of transition. John McCarthy Bio John McCarthy is an educator, data-hound, novelist, [...]

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Trustee – Fall 2018

Time to Review an Important Library PolicyLibrary trustees need to be aware of a law passed earlier this year that requires all employers in New York State to adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy and begin conducting annual harassment prevention training for all their employees. The policy to be adopted and the training to be conducted must “meet or exceed” the [...]

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