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[NYLINE] The Critical Partnership: Public Library Trustees and Directors webinar posted The State Library is pleased to announce that the recording and slides for the June 10 webinar, “The Critical Partnership: Public Library Trustees and Directors,” are now available on the State Library’s website at The recording is available through both Blackboard and Vimeo.

The webinar was co-sponsored by the New York State Library and the Library Trustees Association of New York State, and presented by Jerry Nichols, editor of the Handbook for Public Library Trustees of New York State and Director of the Palmer Institute for Public Library Organization and Management at Long Island University.

Jerry Nichols reviews the roles and responsibilities of public library Trustees and the Library Director; how to hire the best person for your Library; how to get the most out of the partnership; best practices in performance evaluation of your Director and your Board; and how to end the relationship legally, ethically, and professionally.

Library and system trustees, library directors, library system directors and staff are encouraged to view this webinar.

Please contact Amy Heebner, Library Development Specialist, New York State Library at if you have any questions about the webinar.