Winter 2010

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President's Memo

By Mary Ellen O'Connor, NYSALB Board President

Winter 2010 issue of Trustee

Thank you for your response!

The results of the online survey confirmed what the NYSALB Directors have been discussing for months. That is, changing our name and having the word “trustee” as part of it. At our last board meeting, we entertained a number of suggestions, and finally agreed and voted to become LIBRARY TRUSTEES ASSOCIATION of New York State. In doing so, we also discussed how we wanted to be referred to because we didn’t want to have another uncomfortable sounding acronym. We’d rather not have an acronym at all.  We’d like to be referred to as, “Library Trustees.” This reference and new name will immediately identify our association as a library trustees association. The name change needs approval from the New York State Board of Regents, and the request has been submitted for approval at the Regents’ February meeting.

Our former President, Norm Jacknis, checked the availability of a new domain name for our website, and emailed me his findings. We have secured the name of Library By January 2010 we will begin work on re-designing our web- site to include a “new look,” easier navigation, and more features. NYSALB has just printed a brochure which explains who we are, what we do, and what we offer our members. A copy was enclosed with your request to join NYSALB in 2010. This same piece can be accessed from our website.

Remember to mark your calendars for April 30th and May 1st for our Trustee Institute! We’re very excited that Suffolk Cooperative Library System will be our host this year, and we’re looking forward to a great time on Long Island.

With all good wishes for a Happy New Year 2010!

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