Spring 2016

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From the Editor's Desk

Spring 2016 issue of Trustee

Greetings, LTA members and supporters.
After making it through an unusual winter, I hope we all are well on the way to the relief of Spring. Now is the time to assess how our homes, libraries and resources have fared over the winter and plan for repairs or perhaps new projects.
LTA did some planning during the Winter and you will see some exciting news in this issue. First, we participated in the annual Advocacy Day in Albany on March 2. Turnout by trustees from around the state was strong, bringing concerns and issues to our representatives. If you weren’t able to attend, remember that your personal efforts on your home turf is just as important as the trip to Albany. Your library’s annual report is available and contains great statistics you can use to identify how important your library is to your community.
If you haven’t checked out the LTA website recently, I encourage you to do so. Our website chairperson and other key players have improved usability and content is updated regularly. See what is happening across the state at And, please share your news with us! We count on you to share your successes so our members can hear and learn from each other.
LTA’s major training opportunity takes place in Plattsburgh, NY in May 2016. We have a dynamic Trustee Institute planned that highlights innovation, funding, and operational topics. Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 offer the chance to network with, learn from and enjoy the company of other library trustees from around the state. The LTA board, staff, and the North Country, Southern Adirondack, and the Clinton-Essex-Franklin library systems have really put together some great programming. The full program is available in this issue. If you haven’t registered, yet, I encourage you to do so today.
Congratulations to those libraries in the above mentioned systems who have been recognized as Star Libraries by the Library Journal. Star Libraries for 2015 include Bolton Free Library, Cambridge Public Library and Saratoga Springs Library (all from SALS), and Macsherry Library from NCLS.
As always, remember that LTA is YOUR organization. The Board of Directors and our Executive Director look forward to seeing you in Plattsburgh. Make the most of your membership!

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