Trustee Training Requirements

Trustee Training Resources

We all know how important it is for the effective governance of libraries that all library trustees know and understand the role, duties and responsibilities of trustees. The following are webinars and webcast hosted and or/sponsored by the New York State Library.

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.

Public Library Finance and the Trustee’s Fiduciary Responsibilities, by Jerry Nichols, December 4, 2014.

The Critical Partnership: Public Library Trustees and Directors, by Gerald Nichols, June 10, 2014.

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.

What Every Trustee Should Know, by Gerald Nichols, June 11, 2013.

Open Meetings Law Virtual Training - hosted by NYS Library in September 2022. Learn about responsibilities and recent statutory amendments. Slides of the presentation are also available online.

Nioga Trustee Training Session - April 2022

Trustee training presented by Stephanie Cole Adams, Esq. for the Nioga Library System.

This 2 1/2 hour session covers Trustee Training for 2022 and Sexual Harassment.

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