Library Trustees Association (LTA) Section

 

Our Mission

Library Trustees Association, (LTA), is a section of the New York Library Association (NYLA) that represents, assists, educates, and honors public library boards and their trustees as providers of universal library service. 

 

Our Core Activities Include

 

Advocating support of libraries and their programs;

Communicating with library trustees to inform them of issues affecting libraries and library service;

Recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of library trustees

Educating trustees about their role in the library

 

 

 

Board of Regents member Beverly-Ouderkirk with Tish Fontanella, 2016 President

LTA Section Represents Public Library Trustees 

We advocate the support of public libraries and their programs. Library Trustees Association Section, (LTA), is the voice in Albany of trustee volunteers who make public library service possible. We bring the concerns of public library trustees to state leaders, and we participate in the formulation of public library policy.

We communicate with library trustees on issues affecting libraries and library services. LTA publishes a quarterly newsletter, Trustee, which is sent to all members and is circulated in the library community. We maintain an e-mail address and an active online presence.

We educate trustees about their role in the library. In cooperation with the Public Library System Directors Association and the New York State Library, LTA has revised the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State, the basic reference for library trustees.

LTA holds a statewide Trustee Institute every spring to address issues of critical concern to all public libraries. We have begun work on a resource and referral service designed to help answer trustee questions. Also, we recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of library trustees across the state.

 

Why Join the LTA Section?

Ann Choate with family 2016 Outstanding Friend winner Paine Memorial Library

When you or your library joins LTA, each trustee receives a year’s subscription to Trustee, our newsletter, along with occasional updates or notices of LTA events, such as trustee institutes. 

Most importantly, you’ll become an active partner in the ongoing effort to strengthen and improve library service throughout the state. We need the participation of every library and library system in the state.

To join the LTA Section of NYLA, click here.