Trustee Training

Training Opportunities

MHLS Trustee Education Sessions

The Mid-Hudson Library System, periodically, offers two training sessions: Trustee Essentials & Core Values & Ethics.

Trustee Education Requirements

Visit here for updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Sample Reporting Forms.

Sponsored by the NYS Library.

Library Trustee Webinars

A series of short (10-15 minute presentations) online webinars focused on information trustees need to know.

Sponsored by the NYS Library.

NYLA Continuing Education

NYLA provides a wide array of continuing education opportunities ranging from their Annual Conference and Trade Show to the Developing Leaders Program and online Webinars.

CDLC’s Continuing Education

CDLC’s Calendar of Events. Opportunities for free webinars.

New York Council of Non-Profits

NYCON’s calendar of events. They offer some free webinars for Non-Profit Boards.

United for Libraries Resources for Trustees

United for Libraries offers several courses for Trustees: Short Takes for Trustees, Power Guide for Successful Library Advocacy, Working Effectively with Your Library Trustees Webinar, and Trustee Academy.


The New York Trustees Online, a site designed specifically for public library trustees in New York. SALS took over the site a few years ago.

Trustee Handbook Book Club

Join co-authors of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State Jerry Nichols and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich and special guests for this fun and informative series! For each session, trustees are encouraged to read a chapter of the Trustee Handbook and send in questions that the authors will address during each session.

Trustees from all public library systems in New York State are welcome. Library Directors from across the state are welcome to attend as well. All sessions count towards the New York State Trustee Education Requirement.