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Finger Lakes Library System is available to assist our 33 member library Board of Trustees with guidance and information concerning laws, regulations, governance and best practices for public libraries. For assistance please contact FLLS at (607) 273-4074.

Sample assistance and presentations include:

  • Board of Trustees Orientation
  • Hiring a New Director
  • Annual Report Questions
  • Strategic Planning and Library Surveys
  • Community Outreach
  • Library Policies
  • Sustainable Funding Options (School District Public Libraries, Special District Public Libraries, and partial ballot vote options)
  • Property Tax Cap

Member library statistics:

Additional resources for Board of Trustees can be accessed via the following links:

Finger Lakes Library System Members can also contact our
NYS Department of Library Development Representative:

Lisa G. Areford
Library Development Specialist II
Division of Library Development
New York State Education Department
Cultural Education Center 10B41
Albany, New York 12230
Fax: 518-486-5254