Trustee

Spring 2011

The Trustee communicates issues affecting libraries and library services. Once a library and systems join LTA, all their trustees automatically receive this quarterly publication published by LTA. To learn more about membership in LTA, Click Here.

LTA's momentum is growing

Spring 2011 issue of Trustee

LTA's momentum is growing and this could not have happened at a better time. Library use is up and it does not appear that demand is going down while funding streams lessen. We need to do everything we can to educate and inspire our trustees in their roles.

Our annual Trustee Institute, held in Long Island this past year, was the largest we have had yet! Packed with quality programs and motivating speakers, we expect this year to be the same. In November, our new website librarytrustees.org, met with terrific enthusiasm. Besides the resources link and online discussion forum, a section dedicated solely to policies allows you to search a huge collection of NYS library policies, and it updates daily.

The membership tab now allows you to join or renew online. PLUS in an effort to keep your trustee list as current as possible, with your library’s login, you can make updates at any time.

Our membership in the last two years hit record highs enlisting nearly 4,000 trustees in the State’s only library trustee organization. Our goal is to reach 500 member libraries in 2011.

If you have not yet joined in 2011, now is the time. When your library joins, all your trustees are automat- ically enrolled as members too. Considering the significance of trustee responsibilities, we like to think that all libraries should invest in their trustees, as well as staff.


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