CEFLS serves member public libraries and reading centers in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties with a variety of services. In addition to helping libraries provide excellent service, we assist trustees with their responsibilities by providing consulting services, research, and continuing education. We appreciate the important role that trustees have in advocating for public libraries and serving their communities.
- Where Do You Find Data Describing Your Community?; Wednesday, February 14.
- 2017 Public and Association Library Annual Reports Webinar, Monday, January 22
- Helping All Trustees Succeed (HATS) Mini-Webinars — A series of short online webinars focused on information trustees need to know. Issues such as Open Meetings Law, the Role of the Board President, Hiring a New Director, as well as other topics, covered in 10-15 minute presentations.
- Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and E-rate, Wednesday, December 13
- How To File for E-rate Funding, Thursday, December 7
- Like, Share, and Get Noticed! Using Social Media to Connect with Your Community, October 4
- Using the Every Student Present Website: Helping Parents and Educators Utilize Strategies and Data Tools, September 19
- E-Rate Webinar, December 15
- Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries, September 8
- What’s New in the Trustee Handbook?, June 14
- Building for Your Future: Public Library Renovation and Construction from Dream to Dedication; an Overview; June 2
- E-Rate Webinar, December 15
- The Role of Trustees in Planning and Evaluation: Effective Strategies to Utilize All Your Resources for Success, by Jerry Nichols, November 18.
- Public Library Finance and the Trustee’s Fiduciary Responsibilities, by Jerry Nichols, December 4.
- Basics for New Public Library Directors, by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, September 12
- The Critical Partnership: Public Library Trustees and Directors, by Gerald Nichols, June 10
- Public Library Construction Program Webcast Series
- Basic Library Law for Trustees, November 8, 2013; Jerry Nichols, editor of the Handbook for Public Library Trustees of New York State and Director of the Palmer Institute for Public Library Organization and Management; Long Island University.
- Impact Survey, October 24, 2013; Samantha Becker, Research Manager for the U.S. Impact Study at the University of Washington Information School.
- Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Laws for Libraries, September 9, 2013; Bob Freeman, Executive Director of the New York State Committee on Open Government. 75 minutes.
- What New York’s Librarians Need to Know about New York’s Health Benefit Exchange, August 29, 2013; NYLA e-Institute webinar co-sponsored by the New York State Library (NOTE: The complete slides from the webinar are available as a .PDF; to view the webinar, you will be prompted to enter your name and e-mail address.)
- What Every Trustee Should Know, by Gerald Nichols, June 11, 2013
Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State 2018 edition The New York State Library recently announced the release of the 2018 edition of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State. The new handbook is now available online on the New York State Library’s website at: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/trustees/handbook/index.html The State Library’s Coordinator of Statewide Library Services and Director of Library Development Carol A. Desch expressed deep appreciation to co-authors Jerry Nichols, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long … [CLICK TO READ MORE]