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Statute of Limitations for Library Fines

We have become aware that a recent law in New York shortened the statute of limitations to collect consumer debts.  Does this affect our li

Fees and Fines, Public Libraries
Term Breaks for Board of Trustee Members

Can a school district library board mandate that trustees take a one-year break after two terms?

Board of Trustees, Education Law Section 225, Public Libraries
PILOT agreements on library tax levies

I am looking for general information on the possible impact of Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreements on library tax levies.

Property, Taxes
Privacy of Barred Patrons

[Our library directors] group had a discussion about sharing information about patrons who have been barred from a library within the System us

Ethics, Patron Confidentiality, Privacy
FOIL and Social Media

For public libraries that must comply with Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), how does FOIL impact our organization's use of social media?

FOIA/FOIL, LGS-1, Policy, Privacy, Public Libraries, Record Retention, Social Media
Donations Solicitations for Public Libraries

A town municipal public library has been told by the town that the library cannot have a donate to the library button on the library's website.

Donations, Municipal Libraries, Public Libraries
Access to High School Yearbooks in Public Library

Our local public library has started a collection of donated yearbooks from the high school.

Copyright, Digitization and Copyright, Image Rights, Privacy, School Districts, Yearbooks
Monitoring Employee Workplace Telecommuncations

We got a question about implementing the new Section 52-c of the New York Civil Rights Law, which requires employers to notify employees if the

Employee Rights, New York Civil Rights Law
Using Emails from ILS Patron Database

Can we use the email addresses of our patrons from our ILS patron database to send a donation request for our association library's annual fund

Data, Privacy, Ethics, Patron Confidentiality, Donations
Agenda Changes

Often times, our meeting agenda changes so we would like to add a disclosure at the bottom that reads “Agenda is subject to change

Board of Trustees, By-laws, Open Meetings Law, Public Libraries