Online Training for Trustees – Trustee Handbook Book Club

Join co-authors of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State Jerry Nichols and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich for this fun and informative series! Each month trustees are encouraged to read a chapter of the Trustee Handbook and send in questions that the authors will address at live events later this year. Trustees from all public library systems in New York State are welcome. Library Directors from across the state are welcome to attend as well.

Program details can be found here. And, participants can submit their questions ahead of time by clicking here.

Sessions will be held as follows:

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 5:00-6:30pm: Budgets and Finance  |  Register Here

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 5:00-6:30pm: Facilities  |  Register Here

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 from 5:00-6:30pm: Policies and Risk Management  |  Register Here

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 5:00-6:30pm: Ethics and Conflicts of Interest + Intellectual Freedom, Censorship and Privacy  |  Register Here

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 from 5:00-6:30pm: Planning and Evaluation  |  Register Here

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 5:00-6:30pm: PR and Advocacy  |  Register Here

The first three sessions, focusing on Duties and Responsibilities, Library Board Meetings, and Personnel, were held in the fall of 2021Recordings of those sessions, along with post-session tool kits for followup, are available here.

Ron Kirsop, Pioneer Library System executive director, and Brian Hildreth, Southern Tier Library System executive director, will be co-moderating these events.

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