Handbook Highlight – New addition: The Role of the Public Library Treasurer

The Role of the Public Library Treasurer Background Information and FAQs A Supplement to the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State Though there have been recent efforts to clarify the role of the “Treasurer” in New York State public libraries much confusion still exists. This document is intended to assist public library boards […]

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Handbook Highlight: Public Library Glossary

Public Library Glossary This glossary presents a brief list of words and acronyms commonly used in public libraries in New York State. 3 R’s: New York’s nine Reference and Research Library Resources Systems. Chapter 414 of the Laws of 1995: (municipal ballot option): State law that allows for voter funding initiatives for both association and public libraries. […]

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Oath of Office Required

New York’s Libraries Information Network <NYLINE@LISTSERV.NYSED.GOV>; on behalf of; DLD DLD@NYSED.GOV Thu 12/17/2015 5:01 PM IMPORTANT REMINDER: STATE LAW REQUIRES EVERY PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEE TO TAKE AN OATH OF OFFICE January 1 is just around the corner!  Many library trustee terms begin on January 1. This is an important reminder that New York State Public […]

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Handbook Highlight – PLANNING AND EVALUATION

Every public and association library in New York is required to have a written long-range plan of service. There are many excellent publications on planning. Some, such as the Public Library Association’s Planning for Results series, are specifically library oriented (http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=61). The conscious decision to engage in planning is far more important than the planning […]

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