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How to Make Your Library an Essential Service by Libby Post

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You know your library is an essential service. But, how do you communicate that and make sure you’re building an effective base of support? Library advocacy and marketing consultant Libby Post, president of Communication Services, will walk you through the steps you need to take to make sure you stay on target and are an advocacy success story.

Libby Post has been working with public libraries across the country on branding and advocacy since 2005. She is the president and strategist-in-chief of Communication Services, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in public libraries, advocacy and political communications. Her success rate for library voter initiatives is 84%. Post serves on the American Library Association’s Committee on Library Advocacy and will be joining the board of United for Libraries, the national trustee, friends and foundation organization.

September 8th:”Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries”
Presented by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

Libraries must take an active, visible role in building sustainable, resilient and regenerative communities. Our future as libraries depends on it.  “Sustainable Thinking” is a concept that aligns the core values of libraries with the “Triple Bottom Line” definition of sustainability, to result in libraries that are:

  • Sustainable: have the capacity to endure
  • Resilient: can bounce back in the face of disruption
  • Regenerative: bring new and energetic life to their communities

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June 2:  ”Building for Your Future: Public Library Renovation and Construction from Dream to Dedication”  Presented by: Jerry Nichols

With more than four decades of experience, Mr. Nichols has been involved in over 60 public library construction, expansion and renovation projects as a project manager, library director, library system director and building consultant.  This webinar introduces trustees to the basics of team building, planning, design, politics, finance and construction.

Presentation PDF

June 14:  ”What’s New n the Trustee Handbook?”  Presented by: Rebekkah Smith Alrich

What you need to know now!  Co-author Rebekkah Smith Aldrich summarizes the highlights of what is new in the 2015 edition of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State. From regulatory issues that every board needs to be on top of to planning for the future, the new handbook supports the critical work of library trustees in the 21st century.

Presentation  PDF

This webinars are also archived and available at anytime through The New York State Library: Here

(Please contact DLD or LTA for more information.)

Archived Webinars by Jerry Nichols, presented by The New York State Library in partnership with LTA.

  • The Role of Trustees in Planning and Evaluation. 11/18/15 Webex PDF
  • Public Library Finance and the Trustee’s Fiduciary Responsibilities. 12/4/14 Vimeo PDF
  • The Critical Partnership: Public Library Trustees and Directors. 6/10/14 Vimeo PDF
  • Basic Library Law for Trustees. 11/8/13 Vimeo PDF
  • What Every Trustee Should Know. 6/11/13 Vimeo PDF

The Division of Library Development offers these Webinars and others in a variety of formats HERE 





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