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.

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

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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

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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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