FLS Bylaws and Leadership Manual

FLS Bylaws

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 Long Range Plan
FLS Long Range Plan 2018 - 2020

Section Information and Finances
Roster of FLS Executive Board
FLS Mission Statement
FLS By-Laws 2015
Calendar of FLS Board Meetings
FLS Newsletter Production Calendar 2017 - 2018
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

Job Descriptions of FLS Officers, Coordinators, and NYLA Committee Representatives
FLS Officers
Vice President/President-Elect
Second Vice President
Immediate Past President
Member At Large
President Emeritus
FLS Committees
Communications Committee Chair
Daniel W. Casey Library Advocacy Award Coordinator
Dewey Fellow Award Coordinator
Newsletter Editor
Web Liaison
Representatives to NYLA Committees
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
Financial Procedure FLS Reimbursement Requests 
FLS Reimbursement Policy for NYLA Annual Conferences
FLS Membership Gifts in Lieu of Honoraria at NYLA Annual Conference

FLS Marketing and Public Relations Items
FLS Logo
FLS Stationery Template -- Word 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
Randall Enos Conference Scholarship Fund donation form
FLS Dewey Fellowship Award Application 2018 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)

Library Trustees Association of New York State (LTA) List of Public Libraries and Links to Websites

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