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NYS Documentation in the Public Domain

I am of the understanding that NYS departments documentation falls under public domain. Can you provide any insight into this?

Archives, Copyright, Public Domain, Legal Poems
Offering Travel Grants to Members

A director of a library resources council asks…

Employee Rights, Liability, Policy
Staff Member Position on Board of Trustees

[My library's] community is calling for a member of the staff to have a seat on the board as a voting member.

Board of Trustees, Employee Rights, Voting
Accepting Donated Items At Appraisal Value

Our museum has an item on long-term loan that is potentially pretty valuable--a 200-yr old document.

Archives, Donations, Historical societies and museums, IRS, Taxes
Should Small Public Libraries Carry Bonds?

Is bonding recommended for small public library director?

Legal Poems, Liability, Public Libraries
Copyright for Student Works in Anthologies

Since the 1970s, Villa Maria College has published an annual anthology of student work called Skald (

Academic Libraries, Copyright, Digitization and Copyright, Student Works
Association Library Meeting Room Fees and Private Use

My association library is updating our meeting room policy.

Association Libraries, Fees and Fines, Meeting Room Policy, Policy
Contract Employees and FOIL

Does a contractor have to comply with FOIL request if they are contracted to a county government?

FOIA/FOIL, Policy, Public Libraries, Record Retention, Records Management, Templates
First Amendment Audits on Youtube

There are reports of first amendment audits happening in rural towns and villages.

First Amendment, Policy, Privacy, Public Libraries, Safety
Libraries and NYS Concealed Firearms Law

The NYS law requiring people to demonstrate a reason to conceal carry a weapon has been overturned by the Supreme Court.

Policy, Public Libraries, Safety, Firearms