FLS By-laws and Leadership Manual

FLS By-laws

The By-laws of the NYLA Friends of Libraries Section were approved on March 30, 2015.
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FLS Leadership Manual Table of Contents

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FLS Commitment to Diversity

FLS Commitment to Diversity
Adopted by the FLS Board on March 25, 2021

FLS Long Range Plan

FLS Long Range Plan 2021 - 2023
Executive Summary LRP 21-23

FLS Long Range Plan 2018 - 2020

Section Information and Finances

Roster of FLS Executive Board
FLS Mission Statement
FLS By-Laws 2015
FLS Calendar, includingf FLS Board Meeting dates
FLS Newsletter Production Calendar
FLS Budget – Current Fiscal Year

History and Archives: Empire Friends Roundtable and Friends of Libraries Section

History and Achievements of the Empire Friends Roundtable (1992 – 2007)
EFR/FLS Presidents, 1992 to date
FLS/EFR Programs at NYLA Annual Conferences, 1992 to date
FLS Annual Report 2015
FLS Annual Report 2016
FLS Annual Report 2017

Position Descriptions for FLS Officers, Coordinators, and NYLA Committee Representatives

All volunteers in an elected or appointed position should submit an end-of-year transition statement (form provided by the FLS President).

FLS Officers

Vice President/President-Elect
Second Vice President
Immediate Past President
Member At Large
President Emeritus

FLS Coordinators and Volunteer Positions

FLS Daniel W. Casey Library Advocacy Award Coordinator
FLS Scholarship Award Coordinator
Marketing Coordinator
Newsletter Editor
Reader for FLS Award
Web Liaison

Representatives to NYLA Committees

NYLA Communications Committee Representative Job Description
NYLA Continuing Education Committee Representative Job Description
NYLA Intellectual Freedom Committee Representative Job Description
NYLA Legislative Committee Representative

FLS Policies and Procedures

Policy Regarding Election of Officers and Executive Board Members
Board Recruitment Guidelines
Administrative Procedures for Annual FLS Election
FLS Emergency Procedure for Leadership Vacancies
Financial Procedure FLS Reimbursement Requests 
FLS Reimbursement Policy for NYLA Annual Conferences
FLS Membership Gifts in Lieu of Honoraria at NYLA Annual Conference
FLS Randall Enos Conference Scholarship Process
FLS Randall Enos Conference Scholarship F
inancial Procedures
FLS Financial Policy for Executive Board, Section Volunteers, and Award Recipients

FLS Marketing and Public Relations Items

FLS Logo
FLS Stationery Template -- Word .DOCX  .DOC
Joining the FLS Listserv 
NYLA / FLS Membership Form (including Friends Group Elected Officer Registration)  
FLS Active Member Form - Ways you can help FLS!

FLS Awards and Scholarships

Daniel W. Casey Library Advocacy Award
Daniel W. Casey Library Advocacy Award Nomination Form Word Docement
Daniel W. Casey Library Advocacy Award Nomination Form PDF
Bookmark of Past Winners of the FLS Daniel W. Casey Library Advocacy Award

FLS Randall Enos Conference Scholarship
FLS Randall Enos Conference Scholarship Application Packet (PDF)
Randall Enos Conference Scholarship Fund donation form

FLS Dewey Fellowship
FLS Dewey Fellowship Award Application 2022 PDF or Word document
FLS Dewey Fellowship Award Procedures 

FLS Tribute Fund Flyer and Form

Minutes and Newsletters

FLS Executive Board Meeting Minutes 
FLS Newsletters, Friends News and Notes

NYLA Forms and Documents

NYLA Reimbursement Request Form Fillable PDF  
NYLA Forms Depot (find useful forms here for NYLA members)

Website Links and Publications useful to FLS Board
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NYS Public Libraries (Find your public library feature)

Institute of Museum and Library Services

NYS Public Library Systems brochure with map and phone numbers (2016; PDF brochure from Division of Library Development)

New York State’s Reference and Research Library Resources Councils and the Empire State Library Network (ESLN) brochure (2016; PDF from Division of Library Development)


FLS Executive Board Meetings and Archives (must be authorized to view this material)