The following is a message submitted by DLD to NYLINE.

On Friday November 8, from 10 am to 11 am, the New York State Library and the Library Trustees Association of New York State will offer a free one hour webinar by Jerry Nichols, editor of the Handbook for Public Library Trustees of New York State and Director of the Palmer Institute for Public Library Organization and Management; Long Island University.

Basic Library Law for Trustees

This webinar will introduce public library trustees to the critical laws and regulations that govern their library.  Topics will include the legal structure of libraries; the By-Laws and other critical documents; conduct of meetings and FOIL; policy fundamentals; trustee liability; and legal resources for trustees.

The webinar will be archived on the State Library’s website at a future date. Please see for information on upcoming webinars and access to archived webinars.

Library and system trustees, library directors, library system directors and staff are encouraged to attend this webinar.  The webinar will count as continuing education for New York State Public Librarian Certification.

The URL for the webinar session is
Registration is not required.

Before the session, users can click this link to determine if their pc meets the minimum requirements for Blackboard Collaborate:

The minimum requirements are listed in the following link:

Please contact Amy Heebner, Library Development Specialist, Division of Library Development, New York State Library at if you have any questions about the webinar