Spring 2015

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From the Editor's Desk

Spring 2015 issue of Trustee

I sincerely hope that, as you read this edition, all the snow has melted in your area. Growing up in Central New York, snow is nothing new for me, but January and February were brutal. Now that we are well into the new year, it is time to move on to new things as the days get longer.


One major project I encourage you to consider is to attend the 2015 Trustee Institute in Syracuse on May 1st and 2nd. The center pages of this newsletter give you a description of both Friday’s and Saturday’s opportunities to explore new options, brush up on your technology skills, and learn important concepts from accounting and legal professionals. The planning committee has worked hard to provide a mix of learning activities from diverse speakers as well as a chance to meet with other trustees, see vendor displays and also have some fun. Our display area will include a basket raffle and the PAC 50/50 fundraiser. There is no library tour planned this year, but a side trip to a new local winery is part of Friday’s options. Bring your own digital devices and get you questions answered at the Tech Lab.


This year’s Institute is an LTA collaboration with the Finger Lakes, Mid-York, North Country and Onondaga County library systems. I want to thank the System Directors and their support staff who have worked so hard with the planning committee to make the 2015 Trustee Institute an event you don’t want to miss. Steve Bolton (NCLS), Wanda Buchis (MYLS), Amanda Travis (OCPL) and Jean Currie (FLLS) all shared ideas, recommendations, and boundless energy at our planning meetings. With their input, LTA hopes the Institute will meet the needs of the trustees from those systems, as well as trustees attending from other parts of New York State.

If you have already registered for the event, well done. However, it isn’t too late to join us in May. Register on the LTA website or complete the form included in this newsletter and send it in. Each LTA board member and our Executive Director, Tim Gavin, looks forward to seeing you in Syracuse.

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