Over 2700 policies are accessed each month by visitors using LTA's Library Policy Database. LTA website statistics* show that the most accessed policy categories are: Meeting Rooms, Exhibits, Display Space Social Media Investment of Public Funds Collection Development and Weeding This information is very useful in letting LTA know on which policies we should [...]
A photo attached to a recent newspaper article depicts a high school student in a protest march waving a poster which says, "Stronger Students". It seems odd, but when you read the article you discover that what the students really want are their voices to be heard and services to be available. I don't think [...]
News from the State Librarian
"On Your Mark, Get Set ...READ!" The 2016 Summer Reading at New York Libraries season is about to begin! Summer Reading was a topic of high interest at the June Board of Regents meeting. As a former reading teacher, Commissioner Elia spoke passionately about the importance of libraries and reading programs for all students and [...]
New Benefit for LTA Members!
Discounted Group Insurance Program We are proud to announce a new partnership with Colleen Parmelee, Program Director of Cool Insuring Agency, Inc. in Latham NY. Colleen has worked with LTA over the past few months to develop a specialized, group discounted insurance program for our Association that is now available to all LTA members. There [...]
Is it advisable for a library board to permit alcoholic beverages to be served at events taking place on library premises?
Question Is it advisable for a library board to permit alcoholic beverages to be served at events taking place on library premises? The following should not be construed as legal advice, for which the services of counsel should be obtained. Answer While there may not be any statutory prohibition which would preclude a library, [...]
Inroads in the North Country – The 2016 Trustee Institute
The Trustee Institute held in Plattsburgh May 6-7, 2016 presented us with several challenges: a seemingly remote location for some, use of City Hall (an historic building without many of the usual amenities for a conference), and lots of work behind the scenes to feed, house, and educate those attending. But Plattsburgh and the hard [...]
from the Editor’s Desk
Greetings, all. By now, I hope all our members and readers are well into their Summer activities and that those activities include some well-deserved vacation time. I tend to take time off in May or October to avoid the mid-summer heat. But I'd still like to find a good "summer vacation" book for a quick [...]