The Legislative Committee of the New York Library Association brings together voices from every constituent group within the library community, including LTA, to craft a common vision for a shared Advocacy Agenda for each legislative session. 2019 will present circumstances that have not been seen in nearly a decade; Democratic party control of the Senate, Assembly, and Governor’s Office. Capitalizing on this opportunity, the Legislative [...]
You may have noticed that your Library Trustees Association has gone through a few changes in 2018. Despite a rousingly successful Trustee Institute and consistent growth in membership in the last few years, every organization like the LTA goes through a bout of growing pains at some point. We are determined to come out even more valuable to you and your [...]
Hello, Library Trustees Association of New York members and supporters. As we close out 2018, LTA is holding its annual membership renewal campaign. We look forward to, and appreciate, your continued support for this vital library trustees’ organization. I am pleased to introduce you to our new Executive Director, John McCarthy. The LTA board of directors looks forward to John’s leadership [...]
Who has the authority to appoint library employees, the library board or the library director?
Time to Review an Important Library PolicyLibrary trustees need to be aware of a law passed earlier this year that requires all employers in New York State to adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy and begin conducting annual harassment prevention training for all their employees. The policy to be adopted and the training to be conducted must “meet or exceed” the [...]
For print copies of the 2018 edition of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State please contact your regional public library system. Individual copies are also available for sale from the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. The cost of the Handbook is $5.00 per copy including shipping. Please send your orders to: Trustee Handbook Library Trustee Association Suffolk [...]