If an association library’s increase in the appropriation is rejected by school district voters, what recourse does the library have?
Who has the authority to appoint library employees, the library board or the library director?
For print copies of the 2018 edition of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State please contact your regional public library system. Individual copies are also available for sale from the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. The cost of the Handbook is $5.00 per copy including shipping. Please send your orders to: Trustee Handbook Library Trustee Association Suffolk [...]
Library trustees need to be aware of a law passed earlier this year that requires all employers in New York State to adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy and begin conducting annual harassment prevention training for all their employees. The policy to be adopted and the training to be conducted must “meet or exceed” the specific standards and guidelines set forth in [...]
On September 28 the president signed legislation for fiscal year 2019 that includes level or increased funding for many library programs. Once again #FundLibraries advocates have achieved resounding success. When the new fiscal year begins on October 1, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will have an additional $2 million to improve administration of library state-formula grant programs and [...]
As former State Librarian Bernie Margolis shared in this column in the Winter 2018 issue of Trustee, the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries (RAC), the New York State Library, the Public Library System Directors Organization (PULISDO), the New York Library Association (NYLA), and the Library Trustees Association of New York State (LTA) are committed to improving public library services. These groups increasingly partner together [...]
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