Trustee Workshops 2021

Office Hours for Trustees - Thursday, February 18 at 4:00 PM

Discussion Points:
  • Ron and Suzanne will be available for library questions
  • Trustees can log-on at any time in this two-hour window to ask questions or listen
  • This will take place prior to the Roles & Responsibilities for New Library Trustees
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Roles & Responsibilities for New Library Trustees - Thursday, February 18 at 6:00 PM

Discussion Points:
  • Duties of Library Trustees in New York
  • Differences in Responsibilities of the Board and Library Director
  • Collective Authority
  • Basics of Open Meetings Law
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Developing Library Policies - Tuesday, March 16 at 6:00 PM

Discussion Points:
  • Writing policy from draft to approval
  • Considering corresponding procedures
  • Reviewing policies on a regular schedule
  • Considering long-term implications of board policy decisions
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Key Laws & Regulations for Libraries - Tuesday, April 20 at 6:00 PM

Discussion Points:
  • Some of the laws that should be thinking of regularly
  • How your library type determines the laws you need to follow
  • How laws, regulations, policies, and procedures interact with one another
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Office Hours for Trustees - Tuesday, May 18 at 5:00 PM

Discussion Points:
  • Ron and Suzanne will be available for library questions
  • Trustees can log-on at any time in this two-hour window to ask questions or listen
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Financial Oversight - Thursday, June 10 at 6:00 PM

Discussion Points:
  • Roles of financial officers
  • Types of funding
  • Funding votes
  • Audits
  • Investments
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Differences in Library Types - Tuesday, August 10 at 5:00 PM

Discussion Points:
  • Key differences between
    • Municipal Public Libraries
    • School District Public Libraries
    • Association Libraries
    • Special Legislative District Public Libraries
  • How different laws and regulations apply to different library types
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