2017 Regional Workshop: Trustees in the Know
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Plainview-Old Bethpage Library,
999 Old Country Road, Plainview NY 11803
9:00 – 2:30 One-hour presentations with optional 15 minute Q&A
9:00 Registration and Coffee, Opening remarks at 9:45
10:00-11:00 Cybersecurity for Libraries – What must trustees do to ensure patron privacy and protection?
Presenter: Rob Caluori, Director of Information Technology, Westchester Library System
The Internet is fraught with threats to personal privacy from eavesdroppers, hackers, greedy vendors, and greedier advertisers. The presenter will define the online risks for library patrons and explore the library’s responsibility to protect personal information. The presenter will clarify the issue of net neutrality and focus on the impact to libraries of the challenges and changes to net neutrality.
Rob Caluori is the Director of Information Technology at Westchester Library System. He has a MS from Pace University in Information Systems, a CAS from Long Island University in Library Administration, and is currently a student at SUNY Albany, completing an MS in Information Science.
11:15-12:15 Due Diligence: Trustee Liability, Policy & Pitfalls
Presenter Joe Eisner, Retired library program director and chair of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library Board
Do trustees have adequate knowledge of existing laws, regulations and opinions to execute their responsibilities? How do newly enacted laws affect library operations and budgetary requirements? “Ask Joe” by submitting specific questions in advance to
Joe is a retired public library director and current chair of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library Board. He is the compiler of the Handbook of Library Laws and Regulations in New York State. Although not an attorney, Joe is considered an expert on the use of library facilities by outside groups, relations with municipal funding officials, personnel matters, and library policy. “Ask Joe” is a monthly feature of the LTA website.
12:30 : Lunch and Remarks
1:15 – 2:15 : Envisioning Library Spaces :Making Better Use of the Space You Already Have
Presenter: James D. Lothrop, AIA, FASID, Partner, Lothrop Associates LLP
What changes to existing facilities and furnishings will better serve existing patrons and encourage a greater number and more diverse population to use library services. Visual examples will provide a backdrop of possibilities to respond to community expectations in developing library five-year plans and construction grant submissions.
Jim Lothrop is a Registered Architect and Certified Interior Designer. With over forty years experience, Jim oversees and maintains quality design standards as Design Partner in Lothrop Associates. Jim is a Fellow with the American Society for Interior Designers (ASID). His leadership in design ranges across a wide variety of project types for library clients. He has served on the ASID National Board of Directors, was past president of the ASID New York Metro Chapter, and Co-Chair of the National Industry Advisory Council.