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 [...]
Time to Review an Important Library Policy
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 [...]
Questions? Ask Joe Eisner: Who has the authority to appoint …
Who has the authority to appoint library employees, the library board or the library director?
Questions? Ask Joe Eisner: If an association library’s increase in the appropriation is rejected by …
If an association library’s increase in the appropriation is rejected by school district voters, what recourse does the library have?
News from the State Librarian
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 [...]
LTA Co-sponsors Workshops at NYLA 2018
This year’s 2018 NYLA conference is being held in downtown Rochester, NY. What a great opportunity for trustees in the central, western, and southwestern parts of the state to attend and enjoy all the conference has to offer. Working together with other library organizations and supporters across our state is one of LTA’s key efforts in supporting library trustees. At NYLA [...]
from the Editor’s Desk – by Adria Ripka
Greetings, members and LTA supporters I hope you have had a chance to enjoy the beginning of the Fall season and are back in full swing after your busy Summer. I always feel that having a change of seasons keeps us on our toes. When we need to adapt to change, even a challenge, we sharpen our wits and really [...]
Federal Budget Includes BIG Gains for Libraries
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 [...]