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[NYLINE] NYSL and LTA Offer June 2 Webinar: Building for Your Future: Public Library Renovation and Construction from Dream to Dedication

On Thursday, June 2 from 10 am to 11 am, the New York State Library and the Library Trustees Association of New York State will offer a webinar by Jerry Nichols entitled, "Building for Your Future: Public Library Renovation and Construction from Dream to Dedication."  With more than four decades of experience, Mr. Nichols has been involved in over 60 public library construction, expansion and renovation projects as a project manager, library director, library system director and building consultant.  This webinar will introduce trustees to the basics of team building, planning, design, politics, finance and construction.

Mr. Nichols is the Director of the Palmer Institute for Public Library Organization and Management and retired Director of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. Past Chair of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, Mr. Nichols is also the author of the “Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State, 2015 Edition” (

The primary audience for this webinar is trustees, but others are welcome to attend. The webinar will count ascontinuing education for New York State Public Librarian Certification.

The URL for the trustee webinar session is

Event password:  trustees16

Registration is required.

The pc requirements for WebEx are listed here:

To test your pc ahead of time you may run a test session at

The webinar will be archived on the State Library's website at a future date. Please see for information on upcoming webinars and access to archived webinars.

If you have questions regarding this webinar please contact Amy Heebner, Division of Library Development, New York State Library at 518-474- 4883 or