Spring 2012

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2012 Trustee Institute

Spring 2012 issue of Trustee

Presented by the
Library Trustees Association of New York State
May 4th & 5th
Long Island Marriott Hotel & Conference Center ? Uniondale, New York

The Institute
This is the 16th Annual Institute hosted by LTA. This conference is for library trustees, staff and directors. There are sessions for all levels of experience with opportunities to gain valuable information on roles and responsibilities.
Members Attend Both Days for only $180 !

Hotel Accommodations:
* Host hotel and suggested room accommodations are at the Long Island Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, located at 101 James Doolittle Blvd in Uniondale (zip 11553)
* Register online at

2012 Conference Agenda

Friday, May 4th 
* Tour of Roosevelt Public and Merrick Libraries    4:00 - 5:30 PM
Roosevelt Public Library - 27 W. Fulton Ave. in Roosevelt
Merrick Library - 2279 Merrick Ave. in Merrick
Transportation will be from hotel to the libraries and return to the hotel.
Bus departs front of hotel at 3:45

* Check-In and Cocktail Reception    6:00 - 7:00 PM
Cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres

* Welcoming & Dinner    7:00 - 9:30 PM

Mary Ellen O'Connor, President,
Library Trustees Association of New York State

Jackie Thresher, Executive Director,
Nassau Library System

Presentation of the 2012
Distinguished Service Award Recipient 
Senator Hugh T. Farley

Presentation of the Outstanding Service Awards
* 2012 Outstanding Trustee Award
Stephen Gaughran, Seaford Public Library
* 2012 Outstanding Friends Award
Jeanne Petta, Floral Park Library

Keynote Speaker
Susan N. Herman, Author, President of the American Civil Liberties Union, Chair as Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School

Saturday, May 5th
* Registration and Check-In    8:00 - 9:00 AM
* Buffet Breakfast and Trustee Networking    8:00 - 8:45 AM

Concurrent Session One    9:00 - 10:30 AM
Attendees are asked to attend one of the following:
* Safety and Security in Public Libraries
Presented by Michael J. Daly, Director of Logistics and Security
Management, Queens Library
* Parliamentary Procedures: The Rules of the Road   
    Presented by Peter Ward, Director, Lindenhurst Memorial Library

Break        10:30 - 10:45 AM

Concurrent Session Two    10:45 - 12:15 PM
Attendees are asked to attend one of the following:

* Thinking BIG in a Recession for Libraries
Presented by Dennis Belfiore, AIA LEED AP, Principal at Belfiore Architects PC

* Confronting the Future: Strategic Visions for the 21st Century Public Library
    Presented by Dr. Roger G. Levien, President, Strategy & Innovation Consulting; Fellow, Office of Information Technology Policy, American Library Association

Velma K. Moore Award Luncheon     12:15 - 1:30 PM
50th Anniversary

LTA Annual Meeting

Regent Roger Tilles

Recognition of Previous Velma K. Moore Award Recipients

Presentation of the 2012 Velma K. Moore Award
Carol Franzese, Watkins Glen Public Library

Session Three    1:45 - 3:00 PM
All attendees are asked to join in this session

* Fiscal Responsibilities of Board Members and the Effect of the Tax Cap on Libraries   
    Presented by Thomas P. DiNaploi, New York State Comptroller

Keynote Speaker
Susan N. Herman, Esq.
Susan was elected President of the American Civil Liberties Union in October 2008, after having served on the ACLU National Board of Directors for twenty years, as a member of the Executive Committee for sixteen years, and as General Counsel for ten years.

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