Spring 2013

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2013 Trustee Institute

Spring 2013 issue of Trustee

Presented by the Library Trustees Association of New York State
May 3rd & 4th
Millennium Hotel Buffalo • Buffalo, New York   

The Institute
This is the 17th 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 Millennium Hotel Buffalo, located at 2040 Walden Avenue, Buffalo
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2013 Conference Agenda

Friday, May 3rd 

Joint Session    4:00 – 5:30 PM

Build Your Base. Grow Support. Win!
Fresh off of the PLA Turning the Page 2.0 Train the Trainer program, strategies will be shared to win votes, to protect/increase funding and keep people engaged.

Presented by Libby Post
President, Communication Services

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,
Outgoing President, LTA

Bob Presutti, Incoming President, LTA
System Directors:

Mary Jean Jakubowski, Buffalo & Erie

Tina Scott, Chautauqua-Cattarugus

Thomas Bindeman, Nioga

Presentation of the 2013

• Distinguished Service Award, Richard Strauss
• Outstanding Trustee Award, Albert E. Martin
• Outstanding Friends Award, Mary Anne Braunbach

Keynote Speaker
Rocco R. Termini, Real Estate Developer, Founder President of Signature Development Buffalo

Trustee Mixer
Following Dinner

Saturday, May 4th

Registration and Check-In    8:00 - 9:00 AM
Buffet Breakfast and Trustee Networking    8:00 - 8:45 AM
Joint Session    9:00 - 10:30 AM
How to Become a Special District Library

Presented by Ellen Bach, Of Counsel,
Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna LLP

Break    10:30 - 10:45 AM
Concurrent Sessions    10:45 - 12:15 PM
Attendees are asked to attend one of the following:
New Chapters for Vacant Spaces: Lessons
on Adaptive Reuse for Library Design
Presented by Thomas M. Ritzenthaler AIA, Vice President,
CSArch Architecture

Getting the Vote Out
Presented by Libby Post, President, Communication Services

On A Roll: A Discussion of Trustee & Library Director
Roles and Responsibilities

Presented by Rustiina Wigg, Director, Southern Tier Library System and
MaryEllen O’Connor, President, LTA

Velma K. Moore Award Luncheon    12:15 – 1:30 PM
LTA Annual Meeting

Presentation of the 2013
Velma K. Moore Award to Dr. Dale Wexell

Joint Session    1:45 – 3:15 PM
Creating the Future @ Your State Library

Presented by Bernard A.  Margolis, Assistant Commissioner
for Libraries & State Librarian

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