Building on an article published in the last issue of Trustee, Part 2 provides additional information for library boards about the updated minimum standards for public and association libraries. All public and association libraries in New York State are required to comply with the updated standards by January 1, 2021. While minimum Standards 1-5 as [...]
The core mission of your LTA revolves around education, recognition, and advocacy. To that purpose, we have been updating and upgrading our website in a couple of key ways. The roll-out of these changes is happening now, and we’d love to get your feedback about what we are doing right or wrong or what new [...]
If an association library’s increase in the appropriation is rejected by school district voters, what recourse does the library have?
by Adria Ripka Digital Literacy Technology plays a large role in our daily lives. Most of us don’t notice anymore the use of touch screens when we place an order at McDonald’s or how easy it can be to use an ATM to do our banking. Our purchases are scanned, EZPass let’s us travel through [...]
The annual Library Lobby day came this year with the surge of passion we’ve come to expect from the library community. Hundreds came from all over the state, often through foul weather, to express how important their libraries are to them. NYLA, as always, organized an effective message received by a legislative delegation eager to [...]
AGENDA LTA Board of Directors Meeting March 22-23, 2019 Hampton Inn, Albany, NY Friday, March 22 (7:00-9:00 pm) Attending: Adria, John, Bola, Jean, Edris, Mary Ellen Guests: Margaret Shapiro <firstname.lastname@example.org> Suzanne Stockman email@example.com I. Call to Order 7:30 by Adria II. Public Comment - Waitress Alice shared she supports her local library – Colonies – [...]