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Workshop – Legal Issues for Libraries

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Place: MidHudson Library System, 105 Market St, Poughkeepsie
Presenters: Robert Schofield and Ellen Bach, attorneys with Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna LLP
Cost: $25 per attendee

This workshop is appropriate for library directors and trustees who are interested in an overview of legal issues for public libraries in New York State.

Topics to be covered include:
• Property Tax Cap & Libraries
• What are the Issues, What Laws Govern?
Includes: authorities and governance, powers of trustees, Public Officers Law, funding, elections and more!
• Freedom of Information Law & Open Meetings Law
• What to Do if You’ve Been Sued

Presenters Robert Schofield and Ellen Bach, attorneys with Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna LLP, are the attrneys for many libraries in New York and were honored in 2010 by the New York Library Association with the Outstanding Advocate of Libraries Award.

Please register for this event online at

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