Winter 2014

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2014 Trustee Institute

Winter 2014 issue of Trustee

ay 2nd & 3rd

Challenging the Past to Create the Future

Location: Westchester Marriott

670 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591




3:00 – 6:00 pm: General Registration


3:30 – 5:30 pm: Library Tour of Greenburgh Public Library


6:00 – 7:30 pm: Library Features & Future Fair

A showcase of library, library system, and vendor events, programs, activities, and products.


7:30 – 9:30 pm: Dinner & Presentation of Service & Trustee Awards

Opening remarks LTA President Bob Presutti, Host Systems and Bernard Margolis, Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian



8:00 – 9:00 am: Breakfast


9:15 – 10:15 am: Challenging Conversations

(choice of Workshop A, B, C)


A Rethinking the Budget: Is the only choice to cut hours?

Presenter: Gerald Nichols

Director, Palmer Institute for Public Library

Organization and Management


B Responding to Emerging Technologies: Are you prepared?

Presenter: Norman Jacknis

Senior Fellow - Intelligent Community Forum,

Senior Fellow – National Association of Counties


C Rediscovering Your Community:

Are your only users @ the library?

Presenter: Rebekkah Smith-Aldrich,

Coordinator for Library Sustainability, Mid-Hudson Library System


10:30 am – 12:00 noon: General Session

Trustee Responsibility for Intellectual Freedom:

Questions you didn’t know you should ask!

Moderator: Robert Hubsher, Executive Director, RCLS.

Panel: a library director, attorney and library trustee will examine legal and ethical perspectives of individual privacy issues

12:15 – 1:30 pm: Luncheon & Presentation of Velma K. Moore Award

1:30 – 3:00 pm: Keynote Address

to be confirmed soon! Watch for details!


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