The buzz at the NYLA Annual Conference was EveryDay Advocacy —how to use “conversations, connections, and empowered staff” to gain community support for your library.
LTA sponsored The Care and Feeding of Your Library Director with presenter Cassie Guthrie, Director of the Greece Public Library. Library Trustees and Directors optimize their efforts when they support each other with a clear understanding of delineated responsibilities and a focus on the library mission.
Recognizing the strong connection between Trustees and Friends of Libraries, LTA also co-sponsored workshops on valuable topics with NYLA’s Friends of the Libraries Section (FLS):
· Bringing Friends Back from the Brink
· Building Community when Disaster Strikes
· Friends Choose Their Own Leadership, and
· Best Practices for Management of Friend’s Boards
A first-time trustee attendee shared this take-away: “NYLA is a great chance for small libraries to get exposed to big libraries and for big libraries to get exposed to small libraries in terms of service population, budget, locality, and programming. What was confirmed at the conference was how wonderful librarians are— smart, committed, and fun!”
Let’s continue the conversation and networking . . . hope to see all of you at LTA”s 2018l Trustee Institute at Long Island (April 27 & 28, Uniondale Marriott).