Summer 2008

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From the Editor's Desk

Sam Patton, TRUSTEE Editor

Summer 2008 issue of Trustee

All of us in the New York Library world will miss Janet Welch as she retires. Commissioner Mills has announced the appointment of Jeffrey W. Cannell, Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education, as Acting State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries.  He has served as Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education since his appointment in March 2007.

Libraries are getting creative in their effort to gain more public awareness of their activities.  For example, the Westchester Library System coordinates seasonal reading initiatives and featured author events for the local community. Their African American Writers & Readers Literary Tea, held annually on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, celebrated its tenth year in 2008, and garnered 47 placements in print and online media.

If your library is doing something special in publicity or fund raising, please let me know.

We are pleased that NYSALB membership has reached 3,950.  We hope that many of these new Trustees were among the nearly 100 attendees at the annual Trustee Institute in Saratoga. Look for more about the Institute in this issue.

I hope to see many of you at the NYLA meeting, also in Saratoga this fall.

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