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Civil Service 101 Workshop

Civil Service 101 presented by Geoff Kirkpatrick, Director of Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar, NY will be held on Wednesday, January 15th from 10:00am-12:00pm in the MHLS Auditorium. This workshop is appropriate for library directors, managers and human resources staff in municipal public libraries, special district public libraries and school district public libraries. Civil Service

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MHLS Mileage Equalization Grant Program Deadline – 12/15

MHLS Member Library Mileage Equalization Grant Program deadline is December 15th. This is the last deadline to take advantage of the 2019 MHLS Member Library Mileage Equalization Grant Program. For more information and to access the claim form please visit http://da.midhudson.org/

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12/15 Deadline -2020 MHLS Turning Outward Cohort

The MHLS Turning Outward Program is a year-long guided opportunity to help your library’s stakeholders gather community input using tools and techniques from the American Library Association (ALA) Libraries Transforming Communities program. These tools help you focus on “public knowledge” to gather intel on the community’s aspirations that your library staff and board can use to define

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eResources Now Searchable Through Encore

MHLS cataloging has made the following records available in the catalog based on responses in Action Memo 19-07, where directors were asked about holdings of each eResource and the desire of the library to display them in the catalog. This project has more than doubled the resources available to patrons of the subscribing libraries and

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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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