NY Assembly Legislative Hearing for Libraries

I would like to thank the trustees, library directors, system directors and other people in the library community who took the time to email me with their thoughts and ideas in the development of this testimony. -Mary Ellen O’Connor, LTA President Testimony: LIBRARY TRUSTEES ASSOCIATION OF NYS – Public Hearing Testimony on Funding Public Libraries in […]

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Albany Public Library Renovations

Albany, New York   Overview As of June 2010, the Albany Public Library (APL) completed the $29.1 million Branch Improvement Plan-the first comprehensive infrastructure project in its history. The plan involved renovating three existing branches-Pine Hills, Delaware, and John A. Howe-along with constructing two new branches – John J. Bach and Arbor Hill/West Hill. Albany […]

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LTA Celebrates 50 Years of Recognizing Library Supporters Through the Velma K. Moore Award.

The Library Trustees Foundation of New York (LTF), the predecessor of today’s Library Trustees Association of New York, was granted a charter on February 25, 1949. The original board members were dedicated to improving libraries and library services for the general public. Velma K. Moore, the wife of former NYS Lieutenant Governor Frank C. Moore, […]

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Highlight on The Suffolk Cooperative Library System

Long Island, New York   The Suffolk Cooperative Library System (SCLS) is an association created by agreement of the Boards of Trustees of its fifty-six member libraries, each of which remains autonomous under individual charters granted by the New York State Board of Regents. Local library Boards of Trustees elect the nine member board which […]

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