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Handbook for Library Trustees of New York

Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State

Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State, 2018 Edition

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This handbook is also available in the NYS Library's Digital Collections as a PDFpdf file

Jerry Nichols, Palmer School of Library and Information Science LIU Post, Brookville, New York

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Mid-Hudson Library System, Poughkeepsie, NY

with the assistance of the

Public Library System Directors Organization of New York
Library Trustees Association of New York State
New York State Library
New York Library Association

© 2018. Portions of this publication may be reproduced for noncommercial purposes provided attribution of source is included.



This latest revision of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State is a testament to the integrity, professionalism and commitment of the New York Library Community.

A network of library professionals, directors, trustees and association leaders, along with our colleagues at the New York State Library, continuously strive to provide the best possible library service to the people of New York and inspire us to ensure there is clear, accurate and concise support for the 6,000 New Yorkers who serve their communities as library trustees each year.

We thank our collaborators from all corners of the state for sharing their knowledge and experience, and for relentlessly challenging us to improve this Handbook so that every library trustee may have the support they need to help New York’s public libraries thrive.

This interactive and robust version of the Handbook would not be possible without the expertise and hard work of Andrew Mace at the New York State Library Division of Library Development.