Benefits of Membership …

Trustee Institute

The annual Trustee Institute, held each May, is a weekend workshop with sessions for trustees with all levels of experience.

Topics include information on policy making, budget building, greening your library, library director evaluation, branding your library, teen programming, fund raising, and legal issues.

for Library Trustees in New York State

This useful publication offers a concise explanation of the roles and responsibilities of library trustees.

2018 Trustee Handbook


Our quarterly newsletter, mailed directly to LTA members, covers library news pertinent to trustees.

It shares library issues and trends affecting library service.


The internet location for Trustee materials.

Monthly updates with important news, learning opportunities and the policy database.

It shares trends and issues affecting library service.

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Trustee On-line Discussion Group

All trustees are welcome to post questions, seek advice or give opinions on our listserv.

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Library Advocacy among State Leaders

We are the voice in Albany of the trustees who make public library service possible.

We bring the concerns of public and association library trustees to state leaders, and we participate in the formulation of public library policy.

Featured Libraries

Memberships and sponsors fund LTA's work to support trustees.

Trustees gain membership once their library has joined LTA.
Fees are based on library budgets.