|Essential Trustee Duties and Responsibilities Workshop:
This workshop is designed
for new board members, but open to all. Library board members
essential, baseline information to increase their effectiveness in
on a library board will benefit from attending this session.
Attendees will learn effective ways to carry out the nine essential
trustee duties and responsibilities (everything the library board
falls within one of these duties or is done in support of them).
Register for one of the
-Tuesday, May 11 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at the Kingston Library (55 Franklin Street, Kingston)
-Saturday, June 12 from 10:00am - 12:00pm at the MHLS Auditorium, Poughkeepsie
Please register online
Trustees are able to earn
for their libraries, through the 2010 MHLS Incentive Program Trustee
if every member of their board has attended MHLS Trustee Essential
within 2006-10, with at least one attendance occurring in 2010.
All attendees will
receive a free
Trustee Handbook (new 2010 edition).
Presented by Josh Cohen, MHLS Executive Director, Rebekkah Smith
MHLS Coordinator for Library Growth & Sustainability and
MHLS Outreach & Education Coordinator.
Comments from last year's attendees about MHLS Essential Trustee
- I expected this to be very dry & frankly a bit
so. It was absolutely enlightening. Enjoyed it & learned a lot.
- Excellent program that inspired action steps to
to my own library.
- Overall very informative, great to hear questions
libraries of things that haven't occurred to me but are very helpful
Knowledge is empowering.
- My attitude towards the job of trustee has been
a higher level. You made me aware of the responsibility associated
job. I need to study this information and try to contribute to our
to elevate the level and enhance the library. Thank you so much.
- Reinforced (review) of much information I have read
to hear again to help sink into my head.
- Terrific job! Great pace! Well worth my time. Thank
- Workshop is well executed as usual. Put in a way
that is easy
to understand and ask questions. Thank you very much!!
- I wish all my trustees could have come to this
new trustees. Hope NYS makes it mandatory.