For Trustees

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.

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

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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

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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

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NYS Mask Mandate Lifted

Earlier today (2/9/22) Governor Hochul lifted the mask mandate for indoor public spaces. Starting tomorrow, Thursday 2/10, masks are not required to be worn indoor areas other than public transit,

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Open Meetings Law Extended

Chapter 417, the amendment to Open Meeting Law that allows boards to hold meetings remotely, has been extended.  It previously expired January 15th and has now been extended to end

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