New York Library Trustees Online logo Effective and knowledgeable trustees undergo a constant process of growth and learning. Attending board meetings and voting on current questions is not enough. Continuing education, for trustees as well as staff, represents an important investment in the library's future. - Handbook for Library Trustees in New York State

Public library trustees today are dealing with the effects of new technologies, new formats, and new user groups – often with limited funding.  As a result, now more than ever, trustees need access to tools and resources that will help them grow and learn. The staff and trustees of all New York’s library systems recognized this critical need and joined together to develop and support New York Library Trustees Online (NYLTO). The twenty-three participating systems are: 

To use the resources in NYLTO, log in to the site.  You will then be able to scroll down and click to open any of the NYLTO topics. If you need help logging in, ask your library director or check with your library system.

Between 2012 and 2013 this project was supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, for the nine public library systems designated by an asterisk, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.  The Library Trustees Association voted to support NYLTO at their November 2013 Board of Trustee meeting.  The NYLTO project is coordinated by the Southern Adirondack Library System. The NYLTO web site is hosted by the Ramapo Catskill Library System.  The NYLTO logo was designed by Libby Post, president of Communication Services.

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