For Library Trustees

Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State 2015 Edition

“This latest revision of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State is a continuation of a decades long effort to provide library trustees with a readable and concise reference to assist them in the performance of their duties. In this edition we have strengthened those areas of the Handbook that generated the most interest these past five years.”

On December, 7th 2015, Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System, with the generous support of the Adirondack Foundation, presented the “Building a Board that Works” workshop with Andy Robinson at Plattsburgh Public Library. The workshop focused on designing and evaluating a board, the separation of powers between a board and staff members, financials and financial management, board agreements, and running effective meetings. Below are some of the resources provided by Mr. Robinson:

Building a Board that Works Packet  (Word Document)

Canoochee Board Agreement  (Word Document)

CMLC Board Agreement  (Word Document)

Dogwood Board Nominations  (Word Document)

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