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This web site is provided by the Mid-Hudson Library System as a "guide at the side," mirroring the contents of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State, 2010 edition by Jerry Nichols. For each category listed there are excerpts and links into the text of the Handbook and a selection of web links and support materials that related to the role of a public library trustee in NYS.

What's New

Tax Cap Answers for Libraries from the:

Questions and Answers Regarding Records Discussed at Open Meetings (NYS Committee on Open Government)

Sample Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Policies for Municipal, School District Public Libraries & Special District Public Libraries (MHLS)

See Also:

Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State, 2010 edition by Jerry Nichols | Read the handbook online for free or order your own copy here.

Building Your Base...Tools for Connecting with Your Community

Public Library Vote Toolbox - Know-how for your library's vote

Inch by Inch, Row by Row: Implementing Chapter 414 of New York State’s 1995 laws,the "local votes law" for public libraries

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