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Southeastern NY Library Resources Council

Southeastern NY Library Resources Council is looking for your input. The 2022 member survey is now open. This annual survey helps them better fulfill their mission to connect the region’s community of libraries and cultural heritage organizations to information, resources, support, and professional development opportunities to enhance the capacity for services, advocacy, outreach and engagement

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Trustee Tip of the Month

Trustee Tip of the Month: All libraries should engage the services of a Certified Public Accountant to provide third-party oversight of the library’s finances and internal financial controls. For more information visit: https://midhudson.org/topics/trustees/audits/. Trustee responsibilities are small in number but broad in scope. This monthly Bulletin feature is designed to remind, reinforce, or introduce tips

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Online Board Meeting Extension

On July 14th the Governor signed Executive Order 11.8, “Declaring a Disaster Emergency in the State of New York,” which allows for the extension of online board meetings through August 13th, 2022.

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Trustee Education Bill

Beginning January 1st, 2023, each trustee, elected or appointed, of a public library or association library will be required to complete a minimum of two hours of trustee education annually (Education Law 260-d added by Chapter 468 of the Laws of 2021). To help all trustees understand and meet the new trustee education requirements, Lauren

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Trustee Oaths of Office FAQ

For library’s that have trustee terms which begin on July 1st this is an important reminder that New York State Public Officer’s Law §10 requires all public library trustees (but not association library trustees) to take and file an oath of office within 30 days of beginning their term of office. Public library trustees are

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Ask the Lawyer

In response to recent events occurring in NYS libraries Ask the Lawyer has posted a new Recently Asked Questions (RAQ) topic on Pride Month Displays and legal issues impacting display removal and policy. View the response at https://www.wnylrc.org/ask-the-lawyer/raqs/270.

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Online Board Meeting Extension

The Governor recently signed Executive Order 11.7, “Declaring a Disaster Emergency in the State of New York,” which allows for the extension of online board meetings through July 14th, 2022. This has been confirmed with the Committee on Open Government.

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Free Niche Academy Webinar

Join Niche Academy for a free webinar on Wednesday, June 22nd at 2:00 pm, A New Frontier – Setting Your Library Up for Remote Work Success. Author and librarian Molly Virello will discuss how librarians can lay the framework for successful remote work in a library setting. The focus of this webinar will be about

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State Redistricting Maps

Final New York Electoral Maps Released by Court: A court-appointed special master has issued final New York Congressional and State Senate maps after a draft set was released for public comment. The new districts as well as previous districts can be viewed on the Redistricting & You for New York State interactive map from the

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Trustee Handbook Book Club Series

Join co-authors of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State Jerry Nichols and MHLS Executive Director, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich for the next session in the Trustee Handbook Book Club series on Tuesday, June 14th at 5:00 pm. The chapter covered will be Public Relations and Advocacy. Register for this session or visit https://midhudson.org/trusteebookclub/ to view

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