Ask Joe Eisner: “In municipal libraries, which board can establish leave policies for employees?”

Featured Question and Answer by Joe Eisner Q. In municipal libraries established by a town or village, which board has the authority to establish leave policies governing library employees? A. When asked whether the town board or the library board of trustees has the authority to establish sick leave and vacation plans for library employees, […]

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Attend LTA Presentations at NYLA Conference

Friday, 11/7 LTA is proud to offer the following presentation at NYLA’s Conference at Saratoga Springs: Advanced Trustee Training (Beyond Your Average Boot Camp) Friday 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Saratoga Hilton: Saratoga Ballroom 3 Description: This popular program is updated and revised for 2014. Trustee fundamentals will be covered, but more advanced trustee concerns […]

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“Ask Joe Eisner” Does an Agenda Need to be Included as Part of the By-Laws?

Featured Question and Answer by Joe Eisner: Q: Is it required that a library board’s by-laws contain requirements for the preparation and use of an agenda for meetings? A: No. There is no statutory requirement regarding either the contents of by-laws for a library board or preparation or use of an agenda for meetings. However, […]

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“Ask Joe Eisner” — Which Policies Are Required?

Featured Question and Answer by Joe Eisner: Q: Are there certain policies or plans that a library is required to have? A: In reviewing the information in the DLD link, Meeting Standard #4 Written Policies, note that it is suggested, but not mandated, that libraries adopt certain policies — many of which are outlined in […]

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