Being a library trustee is a great way to contribute to your community. Library trustees are the unsung heroes of the library world. This page is intended to collect useful information and links.
- Trustee Handbook – View Online or Download in PDF
- “What Every Trustee Should Know,” by Gerald Nichols [NYS Division of Library Development – webinar]
- Statement on the Governance Role of a Trustee or Board Member [NYS Board of Regents]
- Types of Libraries – A Comparison [NYS Division of Library Development]
- Minimum Standards
Oath of Office
Trustees of public and school district (but not association) libraries must complete and file an Oath of Office at the beginning of each term. If a trustee is re-appointed or re-elected for a second term, they must file another oath of office.
The oaths must be filed with the county clerk of the county in which the trustee resides. However, oath of town library trustees may be filed either with the town or the county.
Make sure that you record the dates on which the oaths were taken, as they are now required for the annual report.
Click here for a boilerplate version of the oath of office.