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New Date – Key Employment Legislation & Compensation Issues Webinar

There is a new date for the third and final webinar in the HR Legal Issues Series presented by Shari Fallon, PHR, SHRM-CP, of Cornell University. Join us on Wednesday, April 24 from 10:00 – 11:30am to discuss Key Employment Legislation & Compensation Issues.

Please register through the MHLS calendar at least 24 hours before the event.

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DA Workshop Rescheduled

The March 7th DA workshop has been postponed to Friday, March 22nd. This will be combined with the opportunity for a short business meeting directly before the workshop. The whole event will still run from 10:00am-12:00pm. The workshop topic, chosen by the System Services Advisory Committee will be The Director-Board Relationship and will be presented by MHLS Executive Director (and author of both the NYS handbooks for Directors and Trustees!), Rebekkah Smith Aldrich. Directors are asked to please register for this event at

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Got 5 Minutes?

It’s easy to send a letter to your legislators and the Governor to speak up for library aid and the State Aid for Library Construction Program. The New  York Library Association’s Online Advocacy Center provides you with draft letter you can use as is or make your own! Speak up today!

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Annual Report Reviews In Progress

Thank you to all member libraries for completing the Annual Report!

The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) will be reviewing all of your reports over the next week for errors that might trigger alerts at the State level, and reaching out to library directors to make any necessary updates. Your timely response to these updates is much appreciated, and helps MHLS move the reports to the state and secure the funding tied to this reporting more quickly.

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Annual Reports Due Friday!

All member library 2018 Annual Reports are due by Friday, February 15th at 5:00pm.
Questions should be directed to Casey Conlin, MHLS Library Sustainability Coordinator:

Visit ‘MHLS Tips for Member Libraries for Completing the Annual Report’ for tips and information to help make the process of completing your 2018 annual report easier.

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Annual Reports Due Feb. 15

The 2018 Annual Report for Public and Association Libraries software is unlocked and ready for libraries to use. All reports are due to MHLS on Friday, February 15th.

Visit ‘MHLS Tips for Member Libraries for Completing the Annual Report’ for tips and information to help make the process of completing your 2018 annual report easier.

Please remember to add to your February or March Board meeting agenda the ‘review and acceptance of the library annual report

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Start the New Year Off Right!

Now is a great time for directors and staff to review the MHLS Resource Sharing Standards approved by the MHLS Directors Association. These are the rules that all 66 member libraries agree to use to facilitate the amazing sharing network of the Mid-Hudson Library System!

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Civics & Citizenship Toolkit

Your library is eligible for a free copy of the Civics and Citizenship Toolkit. Libraries with the 2007 or 2009 editions, in their collections, should replace them with the newest edition (2016).
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HR Webinar Series

Human Resources Legal Issues Webinar Series:

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Sierra Lunchtime Webinars

  • December 5: Sierra Circulation 101
  • December 11: Item Data Entry & How Information Affects Loan Rules

Register online through the MHLS Calendar

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