New Minimum Standards for Public and Association Libraries – Part 2

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 [...]

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What’s New on

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 [...]

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It is Time to Stand Up for Library Aid

Governor Cuomo released his FY2019-2020 Executive Budget proposal & accompanying legislation. The Governor pitched his Executive Budget as a “Democracy Agenda” -- but it includes the third straight year of drastic cuts to library funding! From the Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal: Library Aid: $91.6M (-5% CUT) The proposed funding is $5M less than what was in last [...]

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