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Member Library Mileage Equalization Grant Program Deadline

MHLS Member Library Mileage Equalization Grant Program deadline: December 15th is the last deadline to take advantage of the 2019 MHLS Member Library Mileage Equalization Grant Program. Reimbursement is contingent on member libraries providing their staff reimbursement at the IRS rate for travel to attend training or to participate in meetings sponsored by and located

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Image Permissions – Copyright Reminder

Copyright enforcement companies use web crawling and scraping programs to analyze sites all over the internet for images and pictures that match images and pictures that their clients have copyright claim to. If your library’s website or Facebook page has images that you are not permitted to use under the licensing agreement established by the

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Macmillan’s Embargo Model Begins November 1

Nina Acosta, Assistant ILP Operations Supervisor for MHLS has confirmed with eBook platform OverDrive that under the new Macmillan model, libraries with Advantage accounts will each be able to purchase one single use copy of new Macmillan titles for the eight (8) week embargo period. These copies will be restricted to patrons of the owning

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Advocates & Ambassadors Workshop

The Advocates & Ambassadors workshop will help library staff, directors, trustees and friends win public support and attract public funds to benefit their library. Participants will learn to craft messages that will generate supporters and followers for their library. At the workshop, we’ll review how funding works at the local, county and state levels and effective advocacy strategies for

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The Great Give Back is Coming!

More than 35 MHLS member libraries will be participating in the first statewide community service event, The Great Give Back on Saturday October 19th. Check out what your fellow libraries have planned, https://midhudson.org/great-give-back-events/. Don’t forget to take plenty of pictures at your event and share them with Courtney Wimmers, MHLS Outreach & Engagement Specialist.  

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2020 MHLS Turning Outward Program Introductory Webinar

Libraries interested in applying for the 2020 Turning Outward Program are invited to join us for this introductory webinar that will outline the value of “turning outward” to seek public knowledge about community aspirations to better guide the future design of library services, programs, partnerships and resource allocation. Tuesday, October 29th | 10:00 – 11:00am Facilitated

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Advocates & Ambassadors Workshop

The Advocates & Ambassadors workshop will help library staff, directors, trustees and friends win public support and attract public funds to benefit their library. Participants will learn to craft messages that will generate supporters and followers for their library. At the workshop, we’ll review how funding works at the local, county and state levels and

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60th Annual Membership Meeting – October 25th

Join us for the 60th Annual MHLS Membership Meeting on Friday, October 25th.  During the business meeting we will report to the membership on the health of the organization, conduct board elections, and hear from MHLS’ Executive Director, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich. Outstanding Achievement Awards will be given to libraries who have had grand openings over

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Directors Association Workshop – Open Meeting Law & Freedom of Information Law

The Directors Association Workshop topic for October 3rd is Open Meetings Law & Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) presented by Kristin O’Neill, Assistant Director, Committee on Open Government. In this workshop attendees will: Learn the basics of Open Meetings Law and how it impacts board meetings Receive an overview of the “Disclosure of Records Scheduled

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Completed by Oct. 9

The state’s most recent Sexual Harassment Prevention Law requires every employer in New York State, including all libraries, to adopt sexual harassment prevention policy and sexual harassment prevention training that meet or exceed the law’s minimum standards. The required training must be carried out for all library employees, trustees, and volunteers by October 9, 2019.

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