Spring 2014

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From the Editor's Desk

By Adria Ripka

Spring 2014 issue of Trustee

Greetings, fellow library trustees and library supporters.  This issue of the Trustee includes several important updates.
Kudos go to all trustees who attended Library Advocacy Day in Albany in February. I’d like to commend the group from Central New York traveling by bus to the event. In spite of mechanical problems with their bus causing a delay, they continued on to Albany to have their voices heard.
LTA introduced our new member service, Ask Joe Eisner, in the Winter 2014 newsletter. This edition carries a sample question asked of Joe and his response. LTA encourages you to take advantage of this new service whenever you have a need for basic guidance on any library topic. Any LTA member is welcome to contact Joe with a library question. He can be contacted toll-free at 1-866-720-8968, ext. 101, by fax at 1-516-942-7042 or by email at This service is offered free of charge to members.
Your LTA board has been busy planning our 2014 Trustee Institute taking place in May this year. In trying to bring the annual Institute to a different region each year, we will be meeting in Westchester the first weekend in May. You will see the program for both days in this issue AND a registration form for the Institute. If you haven’t already registered, I encourage you to do so. Our committee has come up with some innovative programming and topics that are right on target for today’s library trustees. I realize that attending the institute takes a commitment of time and funds, but I know you will find the conference energizing and enlightening. LTA thanks the Westchester, Mid-Hudson and Ramapo/Catskill systems and directors for their strong support for the 2014 Trustee Institute.
I look forward to meeting many of you in May!

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