Spring 2016

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Library Trustees Association (LTA) of New York State presents the 2016 Trustee Institute - May 6th & 7th Every Library is a Small Library: Practices in Planning, Growth, Funding

Spring 2016 issue of Trustee

Location: City Hall41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY 12901(518) 561-5000 Room Block Code: LTA (Reserve Room by April 15th for Discount)
Hosted by the following systems:  Clinton-Essex-Franklin, North Country, and Southern Adirondack Systems and the Northern New York Library Network.
Please join fellow trustees from around the State as they hear about innovative ideas, resources, best practices, and new initiatives.
FRIDAY, MAY 6 3:00 – 5:00 pmGeneral Registration and Raffles
5:00 – 7:00 pmAppetizers, Authors & Discoveries Fair 
Engage with three New York State authors, exhibits and vendors. Cocktails (cash bar), raffles, hors d’oeurves.
Author PanelMark Barie, Richard Frost & Cynthia Neale.  For author bios and to view/purchase books prior to May 6, visit LTA’s website:
7:00 – 9:00 pmWelcome Dinner, Author Panel & Awards
Opening Remarks by LTA President, Tish Fontanella and Host System Directors. Closing remarks by Bernard Margolis, Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and NY State Librarian.
SATURDAY, MAY 7 8:00 – 9:00 amContinuing Registration and Executive Breakfast
9:00 – 10:15 amImagine. Engage. Succeed. (Part I) (Choice of Breakout Session)
Option One: The Inside and Outside of Evaluations — How they impact planning, growth and funding; and how to tie director and board evaluations with your library’s vision and long range planning in order to produce meaningful results.  Presenter:  Dr. Terry Kirchner, Executive Director, Westchester Library System
Option Two:  Positioning Your Library as an Essential Service — You may consider your library an essential service but does your community? This workshop helps you unlock the secrets of developing a compelling brand and marketing campaign for your library.  Presenter:  Libby Post, President of Communication Services
Option Three:  Innovation and Funding — Innovative programming and funding ideas and keys to success.  A panel discussion by three North Country and Clinton-Essex-Franklin directors and librarians.  
Presenters:  Canton Free Library – Krista Briggs, Teen Services Specialist; Keene Valley Library– Karen Glass, Director; Lowville Free Library – Dawn Myers, Director
10:15 – 10:45 amTime to Connect
Coffee Break and time for networking.
10:45 – 12:00 pmImagine. Engage. Succeed. (Part II) (Choice of Breakout Session)
A repeat of earlier breakout sessions — a chance to connect with one of the other presenters.
12:15 – 1:30 pmVelma K. Moore Award Luncheon
1:30 – 3:30 pmGeneral Session & Keynote Address 
Part I: The Role of Trustees in the Future of Sustainable Libraries: Strengthening New York’s Libraries through Awareness, Advocacy and Accountability.  Keynote Speaker: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich – Co-Author of the 2015 Trustee Handbook & Coordinator for Library Sustainability, Mid-Hudson Library SystemPart II: Helping All Trustees Succeed (HATS): A Shared Framework for Trustee Education in New York State — (a tie-in to the keynote address):  Presented by: Lisa Erickson, Communications, Advocacy & Outreach Consultant (Nioga) and Grace Riario, Asst. Director & Outreach Coordinator (Ramapo Catskill)

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