To access the recorded version of Jerry Nichol’s webinar, please click on the following link:

Recording: Public Library Finance and the Trustee’s Fiduciary Responsibilities

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[NYLINE] State Library and Library Trustees Association Offer December 4 Webinar: Public Library Finance and the Trustee’s Fiduciary Responsibilities

On Thursday December 4, 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, “Public Library Finance and the Trustee’s Fiduciary Responsibilities.”

The webinar will provide a brief overview of the Library Trustee’s roles and responsibilities in public library finance.  It will also review what every Trustee should know about the Library’s financial resources and revenue streams, investment and procurement policies and internal controls.  Lessons learned from recent NY State Comptroller’s library audits will also be discussed.
The primary audience for this webinar is trustees, but others are welcome to attend. The webinar will count as continuing education for New York State Public Librarian Certification. For those who are unable to attend the live webinar on December 4, the webinar will be archived on the State Library’s website at a future date (see ).

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, 2010 Edition” (
The URL for the webinar session is
Registration is not required.
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Please contact Amy Heebner ,Library Development Specialist, Division of Library Development, New York State Library at if you have any questions about the webinar.