PLS Trustee Consultations

When it comes to library best practices, law, and efficiency, we are committed to the education and preparation of library boards throughout the System. To achieve our goal in supporting trustees we offer flexible consultations on topics including (but not limited to): Roles and Responsibilities, Running Effective Meetings, Organizing Successful Search Strategies for a Library Director/Manager, and Alternative Funding and Governance Options. Please contact us with questions, comments, or requests for presentations or conversations to aid in the effectiveness of your library board.

Pioneer Library System Trustee Newsletter

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Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State

This latest revision of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State is a continuation of a decade long effort to provide library trustees with a readable and concise reference to assist them in the performance of their duties.

Minimum Public Library Standards

The New York State Library is committed to improving public library services. The State Library works with libraries, library systems, associations, trustees and other library advocates to help assure equivalent levels of access to library services and resources through Minimum Standards for Public Libraries in New York State.

New York Library Trustees Online

The NYLTO website is comprised of tools and resources aimed at assisting trustees in becoming effective members of their library board. Resources include tips for busy trustees, meeting basics, policy examples, and support in hiring and evaluating directors. As Pioneer member libraries, trustees have access to a wide range of online resources through www.nylto.org.