Summer 2001

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Internet-Based Resources for Public Library Trustees

Summer 2001 issue of Trustee

The following internet resource listing has been prepared by Rebekkah Smith (contact information at conclusion of list). From time to time the listing will be upgraded as new organizations come on line and web addresses change. [To reach a site now, just click on its name.]


  • New York State Association of Library Boards (NYSALB) -
  • New York Library Association (NYLA) -
  • New York State Library -
  • Association for Library Trustees & Advocates (ALTA) (a division of the American Library Association) -
  • Friends of Libraries USA (FOLUSA) -
  • National Center for Nonprofit Boards -

Sample Policies for Libraries:

  • State of Ohio's Sample Policies Page -
  • Upper Hudson Library System Internet Use Policies -
  • LibraryLand: Policies -
  • MHLS Sample Policies for Libraries -


  • NYSALBNET - Information and instructions on how to join our e-mail discussion group for library trustees:
  • LibraryLand's list of electronic discussion lists by category of interest -
  • Library and law related listservs -
  • Fundraising Listserv for Public Libraries - (Supported by the Mid-Hudson Library System)
  • Board Café -


  • How to use Parliamentary Procedure -
  • Relationship between board and director -
  • Annual Director Evaluation -
  • Free Complete Toolkit for Boards -
  • The e fundraising forum Project -

Prepared by: Rebekkah Smith
Coordinator of Community Relations
Mid-Hudson Library System
103 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845.471.6060 x39
Fax: 845.454.5940

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