Winter 2001

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Winter 2001 issue of Trustee

SAVE THE DATE!  Plan to join other library trustees at the Holiday Inn in Kingston, NY, Friday May 4, and Saturday May 5, 2001 for NYSALB’s Trustee Institute.      


(Invitations to the Trustee Institute will be mailed in February. Please plan on joining your fellow trustees for this worthwhile learning experience.)    


Mary Jo Ketchum and Nancy Simaitis – co-chairs


Friday-May 4                    Friday evening dinner participants will have the opportunity to network with

                                             trustees from libraries of all sizes. Those who attended in previous years were

                                             so enthusiastic about this part of the program that it has been decided to give

                                             you this opportunity again. It is a time to share your successes and to learn how

                                             others deal with library problems, programs and activities.



Saturday-May 5               General Session on                           Lillian Edelman, current President of the New

9:00 a.m.                            Trusteeship for all                             Hampshire Library Trustee Association and a

                                             Institute participants                         dynamic advocate for libraries, will address all

                                                                                                         participants on the importance of being a pro-

                                                                                                         active trustee-advocate.


10:30 a.m.                          Choice of One                                   Library Construction and Renovation     

1-     David A. Walter, AIA, with a reputation as an effective space designer and planner who gets the job done for a reasonable cost, has collected the praise of library administrators and trustee boards alike.


e-Books other Electronic Technology    

2-   Susan Gibbons, of Monroe County Library System, has put together a symposium on e-books and is a source of  information on the subject of the future of electronic reading materials and the public library

12:00-12:45 p.m.                             Lunch


After Lunch Speaker       Advocacy

        Suzanne Pfister, an experienced library advocate and  professional lobbyist from Phoenix, Arizona, will be the keynote speaker at the closing luncheon. Her presentation is chock-full of lobbying tips. Bring your tape recorder.  You’ll want to hear the presentation over and over again.

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