The State Library is pleased to announce that the recording of the “What Every Library Trustee Should Know” webinar is now available on the State Library’s website at, along with a copy of the PowerPoint slides.

“Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State” author Jerry Nichols covers the following topics:

  • Your role as a Trustee;
  • Effective Board Meetings;
  • Legal and Fiduciary Responsibilities; and
  • Working with your fellow Trustees and Library Director.

The State Library asks that public library directors and public library system directors encourage all new library board members to view this archived webinar if they were unable to participate in the live webinar.

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