Being a trustee takes dedication, awareness, and a willingness to learn the ropes of library and not-for-profit legal considerations. Since that is a lot of work, this session will make it fun, promoting awareness of the most critical aspects of library trustee ethics and responsibilities through a game-show format: "What is...a fiduciary?" "What is...a conflict of interest?" "What is...Director's & Officer's Insurance?" You will wager all of your late fees as you test and build your trustee skills in this fun and highly informative session! (Non-trustees also welcome.)
- NYS Charities Bureau.(2015) Right from the Start: Responsibilities of Directors of Not-For-Profit Corporations.
- U.S. Department of Labor. (2015) Fact Sheet #14A: Non-Profit Organizations and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). See section on volunteers.
- VIS. (2019) What Kinds of Insurance Coverage Should a Nonprofit or Volunteer-Driven Organization Have? Adams suggested asking your insurance carrier what they provide. In addition, she suggested that your insurance carrier might provide relevant training.
- Board Effect. (2018) The Importance of D&O Insurance for Nonprofit Boards. Check to see if
your board is already covered by D&O insurance, e.g., under your municipality.
- New York Consolidated Laws, Civil Practice Law and Rules - CVP § 4509. Library records. Adams asked that we consider what a library record is.
- NYS Archives. Retention and Disposition Schedule for New York Local Government Records (LGS-1).
- Adams, Stephanie. (2021) Shared Vocabulary for a Supportive Workplace. (from her other NYLA 2021) [added 11/28/2021]