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Risk Management

News of the fire at the Pleasant Valley Free Library has many libraries wondering if they are prepared for a similar situation. Is your insurance coverage adequate? Do you have backups and digital storage solutions in place? Check out the Risk Management Chapter of the new Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State to help you think through some of these issues.

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From the Archives…

The New York State Library provides an archive of on demand webinars for library trustees. Check out both full length and mini-webinars related to your essential responsibilities as a trustee such as board and director evaluation, planning and evaluation, finance and more!

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Don’t Miss the MHLS Annual Meeting!

Registration for the MHLS Annual Meeting closes on October 24th! Don’t miss out! Our keynote speaker will be Garry Golden, professional futurist!

Click here for more info and to register.

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New Trustee Handbook

A new edition of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State is now available both in print, for $5.00 a copy and online, for free, through the New York State Library’s website.

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Upcoming Trustee Workshops

Essentials: Roles & Responsibilities

Saturday, September 22nd from 9:30 am-12:30 pm @Kingston Library

Financial & Fiduciary Responsibility

Tuesday, September 25 from 5:30 – 8:30pm

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Trustee Essentials Workshop

Essentials: Roles & Responsibilities

Saturday, September 22nd from 9:30 am-12:30 pm @Kingston Library

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Zero Waste Event

The Woodstock Library’s 87th Annual Library Fair was the first Zero Waste library event in our region. Woodstock Library brought in Zero to Go, a zero waste management company that focuses on composting and recycling to reduce the amount of trash that is typically generated at big events.

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Oaths of Office

The New York State Library recently issued an important reminder that Public Officer’s Law §10 requires all public library trustees (but not association library trustees) to take an oath of office within 30 days of beginning their term of office. Click here for more information.

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Trustee Education Series

Essentials: Roles & Responsibilities

Intermediate: Financial & Fiduciary Responsibilities

Advanced: Strategic Thinking – Planning & Advocacy

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Mini-Webinars for Trustees

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