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The State Library is pleased to announce that the recording and slides for the “Basic Library Law for Trustees” webinar are now available on the State Library’s website at  The recording is available through Blackboard and also as an MP4 file. 
The webinar was co-sponsored by the New York State Library and the Library Trustees Association of New York State, and presented 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 at Long Island University.
Jerry Nichols introduces public library trustees to the critical laws and regulations that govern their library.  Topics 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.
Library and system trustees, library directors, library system directors and staff are encouraged to view this webinar.
Please contact Amy Heebner, Library Development Specialist, New York State Library at if you have any questions about the webinar.