Introduction

Introduction Welcome to the 2016 revision of the Handbook. This year we have included links to several new webinars that will help you do your job as a trustee. The State Library is constantly adding to this valuable resource and we suggest you check it out from time to time. (http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/webinars/index.html). In addition to some [...]

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Preface from the New York State Librarian

Preface Libraries provide the “currency” for today’s information economy. In cities and towns, rural, suburban and urban, throughout New York, libraries are equipping people with the tools necessary for life success. With skilled and knowledgeable library staff, a wide array of online resources, traditional print collections, exciting program offerings, and inviting and welcoming public spaces, [...]

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements This latest revision of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State is a continuation of a decades long effort to provide library trustees with a readable and concise reference to assist them in the performance of their duties. In this edition we have strengthened those areas of the Handbook that generated the most interest these [...]

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