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  • LTA Board of Directors Meeting


    Meeting Minutes January 16, 2017

    Directors Present:

    Adria Ripka, Martha Anderson, George Wolf, John McCarthy, Phil Archer, Edris Scherer, Susan Chapman, Mary Ellen Darling,Timothy Gavin (Executive Director).

    Call to Order:

    President Ripka called the meeting to order at 10:04 am January 16, 2017

    Approval of Minutes:

    Moved by Wolf, seconded by Scherer to approve the minutes of November 2016. Motion Passed.

    Treasurer's Report:

    Moved by Wolf, seconded by Archer to approve the Treasurer's report. Motion Passed. Gavin reported the following: Revenue is $10K over expenditures; Fiscal restraint has paid off. Membership is up dramatically, Buffalo/Erie is renewing for 3 years

    President's Report:

    Ripka reported the following:
  • She is concerned about her availability for the next few months but it shouldn't be too much of a problem
  • Committees will meet Friday nights after their initial reports to work.

  • Executive Director's Report:

    Gavin reported the following:
  • Administrative work is still a big time consumer, but the new graduate intern will help with this.
  • Online forms are coming for meetings and memberships.
  • Looking for presentation ideas for 2018 Institute in LI
  • Looking for website story ideas to send to Mary Ellen

  • Committee Reports:


    Anderson noted the following:
  • Binhamton TITK progressing, Broome County Library May 6
  • Legislation:

    March 1, 2017 is the next Legislative Action Day
  • $4 million increase from last year's state budget for libraries may be stripped by Governor
  • NYLA is dealing with new leaders in legislature and may be harder to deal with.
  • All plans ready for LAD
  • Mary Ellen, Martha, Tim, and John plan on attending

  • Membership:

  • Tim will be preparing list of contacts
  • Let Tim know who you've contacted

  • Communications:

  • New Star program is listed in the newest newsletter
  • Mary Ellen is looking for feedback/testimonials re being an LTA member

  • Awards:

  • Star program up and running
  • Maybe do some recognition at TITK event
  • Can turn logo into pin
  • Martha- We already have a bunch of pins. May not have enough response to justify new pin order at this time.
  • Next library board meeting try to get your trustees to fill in form
  • Tim- A record of trustee training will be helpful and appreciated. At some point in the future it mayl be required.

  • Old Business:

    2017 Meeting dates as follows:

  • March 10-11 Albany
  • May 13 - Phone Conference
  • June 9-10 Planning Meeting
  • September 15-16 Albany
  • December 1-2 Albany
  • Tim- Let me know if there are any conflicts with any meeting dates.

    Binghamton 2017 TITK

  • Martha - Some after action report should be released after event.
  • Adria will reserve room block at hotel
  • Registration 10-11:15
  • Catering 11:30 - 12:15
  • 3 sessions after lunch until 4

  • Long Island TITK

  • Director has been contacted and is excited, Date not yet determined - getting input.

  • New Business:

    Development of Ad Hoc committees:

  • We should bring in local people to help with events
  • May help us find new LTA Directors

  • Legislative Updates

  • Brand new session (2 year cycle)
  • All old, unpassed legislation expires
  • NYLA monitors all library legislation
  • Not much to do until session starts and they start bringing in new legislation

  • There being no other business of the board to discuss, a motion to adjourn was made by Wolf and seconded by Archer. Motion passed.

    Submitted by John McCarthy

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