Trustee Essentials Workshop

Essential Trustee Duties and Responsibilities Presented by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MHLS Coordinator for Library Sustainability and Merribeth Advocate, MHLS Assistant Director

Great for new board members, but open to all. Library board members looking for essential, baseline information to increase their effectiveness in serving on a library board will benefit from attending this session.

Attendees will learn effective ways to carry out the nine essential library trustee duties and responsibilities (everything the library board does either falls within one of these duties or is done in support of them).

  • Saturday, November 14
    10:15am – 12:30pm at Town of Esopus Library, 128 Canal St., Port Ewen 12466
  • Tuesday, November 17
    5:30 – 8:00pm at Desmond-Fish Library, 472 Route 403, Garrison 10524
  • Thursday, November 19
    5:30 – 8:00pm at Mid-Hudson Library System Auditorium, 105 Market St., Poughkeepsie 12601
  • Friday, November 20
    10:15am – 12:30pm at Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Rd., Germantown 12526


All attendees will receive a free copy of the brand new 2015 edition of the Handbook for Public Library Trustees in New York State – hot off the press!

Please register online at