Welcome, library trustees! Here you’ll find training opportunities and other resources for board members. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your consultant.
It’s important for NCLS to have the correct contact information for all our member library trustees, so if you’re new, or if your contact information has changed, please have your library director fill out this quick Trustee Information Form on your behalf.
Trustee Education Update
The State Library has updated their Trustee Education Requirements website with a new sample trustee education policy for library boards to use. Since the trustee training requirement (2 hours of
NCLS Annual Meeting Recap
On September 29, over a hundred library staff and trustees came out to the NCLS Annual Meeting at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton. The NCLS Annual Meeting is
NCLS Annual Meeting Awards
Nominations for the NCLS Annual Meeting Awards are now open! Each year at the NCLS Annual Meeting, we like to recognize those who have helped our member libraries go above
New Open Meetings Law Guidance
Under the newly amended Open Meetings Law, boards can meet virtually until June 8, 2022. After that, they must hold a public hearing and pass a resolution stating the procedures
State of Emergency Extended through 4/15
The Governor has extended the State of Emergency until April 15, 2022. The Open Meetings Law website has not been updated to reflect this yet, however you can read the
Trustee Education Requirement
Beginning January 1, 2023, all library trustees are required by NYS law to complete a minimum of two hours of trustee education every year on the financial oversight, accountability, fiduciary