Spring 2013

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President's Memo

Spring 2013 issue of Trustee


My last official act as the president of LTA and as a director on the board will be to welcome everyone to our annual Trustee Institute in Buffalo on May 3rd and 4th.  This will be a special Institute because we are combining three library systems as a “trifecta” to give LTA a greater reach for our mission of trustee education; and to provide trustees with a broader opportunity to network.  We are truly pleased and looking forward to being in Western New York. 

Many thanks to all those trustees who made the journey to Albany to join with the New York Library Association on Library Advocacy Day in March.  Once again, we had a record number of trustees in attendance to show legislators what kind of impact the State budget will have on funding library services. 

During the last three years LTA has undergone many changes under my presidency.  And, there is still another change that will take place.  Our consultant, Margaret Malicki, has advised us that we are now ready to hire an Executive Director due to our organization’s growth.  The Executive Director will assume Margaret’s duties with an increased role to keep growing our organization to benefit all library trustees in New York State. 

At this time, I would like to thank Margaret for her professional advice, diligence, and impeccable efficiency which she consistently demonstrated to help LTA grow.  She has our deepest thanks and sincere good wishes for whatever her future undertakings may be. 

Serving as a director on the LTA board has been an exciting and creative experience for me.  I was presented with opportunities that challenged me to think harder and smarter than I ever did before about the fiscal future of libraries and the trustees who safeguard that future.  It would take an extra page of this newsletter to thank all the wonderful and committed people I have met in “library land.”  I believe we cannot do enough for our libraries because of the extensive role they play in both the lives of individuals and the communities they serve.   It has been my honor to serve them.


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