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Trustee Education: Part 2: Finance


Calculator, Calculation, Insurance, Finance, AccountingThere will be multiple portions of "Finances" to be reviewed. It is the fiduciary responsibility of the Board of Trustees to ensure the library's operational are consistent with the budget. However, it is the Library Director's responsibility to advise the Board of Trustees as to the most responsible and effective way in which monies should be spent.

View this module before completing the tutorials below:

The Critical Partnership: Public Library Trustees and Directors

For further information, contact Stephen Hoefer, RCLS Chief Financial Officer, at

Internal Financial Controls & Policies

Public Library Finance and the Trustee's Fiduciary Responsibilities external link opens in a new window from NYSED on Vimeo. (Length: 1:21:55)

Local Library Services Aid

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Library Renovation

Building for Your Future: Public Library Renovation and Construction from Dream to Dedication; an Overview external link opens in a new window from WebEx. (Length: 1 hour, 26 minutes; note that your computer should automatically set up Network Recording Player to view the webinar)

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Library Audits

Sample Budget