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Building Your Base Online Workshop Links:

10 Strategies, Tips & Opportunities | In Tough Times...Your Library Can Help PDF | MS Word

Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State

Handbook for New Public Library Directors in New York State

Resources from the 2009 Advanced Trustee Sessions: 10 Strategies, Tips & Opportunities | In Tough Times...Your Library Can Help PDF | MS Word



Preparing for the Flu (including 2009 H1N1 Flue): A Communication Toolkit for Public Libraries from the New York State Library

Summer issue of the Planning Commissioners Journal, "Libraries at the Heart of Our Communities"

40 new policies @Sample Public Library Policies & Policy Development Tips

Newsletter Workshop Resources

U.S. Public Libraries & E-Government Services - read the new brief from the Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study

Volunteer Management Resources

Library Use Value Calculator

Annual Report to the Community Toolkit

2nd Edition Released: Inch by Inch, Row by Row: Implementing Chapter 414 of New York State’s 1995 laws,the "local votes law" for public libraries

Building Your Base...Tools for Connecting with Your Community

4 steps to effective target marketing. It's easier than you think...

MHLS Patron Privacy Statement


NYSALB Trustee Institute @Saratoga, May 2 & 3

Want to print your own ALA ILL forms?

MHLS Kids OPAC Wins Be Innovative! Award from Innovative Interfaces Inc.

Does your Friends Group or library have federal tax exempt status (501(C)3)? New reporting requirements kick in next year.

What's New? MHLS Health Information Project

Quick Answers for Library Patrons on the Go! Answers to frequently asked reference questions available to link on your library's web site.

Health Plan Option for Small Libraries from the New York Library Association (NYLA)

All-New Kids Catalog! & Kid Picks Readers' Advisory Site

Suspension of the $6 ILL fee begins September 1, 2007.

CE Anytime, Anywhere: Staff | Trustees | Friends

Trustee Resources gets a make-over - check out the new look, new content and direct links into the chapters of the Handbook for Public Library Trustees in NYS

Responding to Law Enforcement Inquiries & Frequently Asked Questions: USA PATRIOT Act.

Library Programming - check out the newly streamlined Library Programming Resources page where you'll find help for programming for all ages at your library.

Small Libraries Roundtable. Permanent home: --> Administration & Management --> MHLS Support

EZ Library Program Database. Permanent home: --> Programming



EZ Library Program Database. Permanent home: --> Programming

Resources from the Green Buildings Workshop

To update your library's contact information, including your hours and trustee roster, use the MHLS Member Library Contact Information Update Form. Using this form updates your information not only for the MHLS online directory but also for your library's contact info page within the OPAC.

MHLS ILL Department: When you have checked Millennium and SEAL, and still cannot find the item your patron is looking for, the MHLS Interlibrary Loan Department can help. Kathy Montross & Kit Kassel are your MHLS ILL contacts. Learn more on the ILL Department Web Page. See more Spotlight subjects here.

Beginning Saturday, July 1, 2006 please attach the new "Non-Bin Form" to any materials going through MHLS Delivery Service that are separate from the regular shipping bins. Such items would be computers, children's dept. materials, audio-visual equipment, rotating collections, Book Club in a Bag kits, etc. Materials will not be picked up unless this form is attached. View a complete list of member library responsibilities on the Delivery Services page. (week of 6.27.06)

What do Americans think of libraries in the age of the Internet? The Americans For Libraries Council thought they'd ask, and engaged Public Agenda to conduct a major national public opinion study: Long Overdue: A Fresh Look at Public and Leadership Attitudes About Libraries in the 21st Century. A glimpse into the results:
· Libraries top the list of public services receiving an "A" grade, ahead even of police and schools;
· More than half the public (52%) would rather raise taxes than cut library services or charge fees for them;
· 9 in 10 Americans believe that libraries will be needed in the future, regardless of technological developments.

Resource Sharing Standards document updated (permanent home = Millennium & Resource Sharing page) (week of 5.23.06)

Help in making DVD purchasing decisions: "Titles with holds" list (updated daily) (permanent home = Millennium & Resource Sharing page) (week of 5.16.06)

Microsoft U.S. Public Libraries Software Donation Program (week of 3.28.06)

NYLA Library Lobby Day - March 14th (Marketing, Advocacy & Funding --> Advocacy Central) (week of 2.14.06)

Resource Sharing Standards - Approved (permanent home = Resource Sharing) (week of 2.7.06)

Resource Sharing Policies and Procedures Document (permanent home = Resource Sharing) (week of 1.10.06)

MHLS 2006 Incentive Program (permanent home = Administration & Management --> Budgeting) (week of 1.3.06)


MHLS Print Services Department (permanent home = Contacts --> Department Pages) (week of 12.20.05)

Ogling Giving Options for Your Library Web Site (permanent home = Marketing, Advocacy & Funding --> Fundraising --> Fundraising Online) (week of 12.13.05)

Web Sites with the Teen Seal of Approval from the MHLS Health Information Project (permanent home = Youth Services --> Site Map --> Health Information Project) (week of 12.6.05)

MHLS EZ Library Program Database (permanent home = Programming) (week of 11.29.05)

Update your Contact Information for the 2006 Directory (week of 11.15.05)

2005 MHLS Incentive Program (permanent home = Administration & Management, Budgeting) (week of 11.8.05)

"Board Leadership Begins With You" NYLA Presentation Handouts (week of 11.1.05)

Trustee Resources (week of 10.25)

Getting to Yes LSTA Grant Project (week of 10.11.05)

Construction Projects: Sustainable Design Resources (permanent home = Administration & Management, Construction Projects) (week of 10.3.05)

E-rate Deadline (permanent home = Administration& Management) (week of 9.27.05)

Training-on-Demand @your library: The Rules for Great Customer Service (permanent home = Professional Development --> Training-On-Demand) (week of 9.20.05)

Linking Magazines - Adding or Editing Your Holdings Statement (permanent home = 2nd level of the Resource Sharing page) (week of 9.13.05)

Friends Group Web Sites (permanent home = Marketing, Advocacy & Funding --> Fundraising --> Friends Groups --> look for the yellow 'new' icon. (week of 9.6.05)

2-Minute Tutorials in the newly redesigned OPAC (permanent home = MHLS Online Public Library Catalog, as of Sept. 1) (week of 8.30)

MHLS-MILLENNIUM Listserv launched (permanent home = 2nd level of the Resource Sharing page) (week of 8.23)

Annual Report to the Community Resources (permanent home = Trustee Resources --> Public Relations & Advocacy OR Administration & Management (week of 8.16)

What's new on the MHLS web site? (week of 8.9)
Advocacy --> MHLS Quotable Facts
Fundraising --> The Basics --> Samples &Templates
Fundraising --> Book Sales --> Selling Online
Professional Development --> Online Tutorials
Youth Services --> Youth Volunteer Application

Friends Groups (permanent home = Marketing, Advocacy & Funding --> Fundraising --> Friends Groups)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Resources (permanent home = Administration & Management --> Facilities) (week of 7.26)

Weeding & Selection Guidelines (permanent home = Reference & Collection Development) (week of 7.19)

Readers Advisory Resources (permanent home = Reference & Collection Development) (week of 7.12)

Professional Development (permanent home = MHLS home page, on the right-hand side) (week of 6.28)

Technology Training Resources (permanent home = Programming) (week of 6.21)

Sample Public Library Policies & Development Tips (permanent home = Trustee Resources) (week of 6.14)

Growing Readers @MHLS Libraries (permanent home = Youth Services --> Site Map --> Early Literacy (week of 6.7)

MHLS Fundraising Information Listserv (permanent home = Marketing, Advocacy & Funding --> Fundraising --> MHLS Fundraising Listserv) (week of 5.31)

Training-on-Demand (permanent home = Professional Development) (week of 5.24)

EZ Library Program Database (permanent home = Programming) (week of 5.17)

Book Sales (Permanent home path= Marketing, Advocacy & Funding --> Fundraising --> Book Sales) &
Non-English Resources
(Permanent home path = Reference & Collection Development --> Collection Development, Non-English Resources) (week of 5.10)


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