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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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2019 Summer Reading Program Final Reports due September 13th

The 2019 Summer Reading Program Final Reports are due by Friday, September 13th. Every member library is required to submit an online Summer Reading Program Final Report. This information is sent to the Division of Library Development and assists your library with needed statistics for the Member Library Annual Report. One report per library. If

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2% Tax Cap for 2020 Fiscal Year

Property tax levy growth for libraries with fiscal years that close on December 31st will be capped at 2 percent for the 2020 fiscal year, according to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. All libraries that have their own board and their own budget vote – even if you did hold a vote or don’t plan

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MHLS Leadership Circle

On Friday, September 6th, after the DA meeting, the Leadership Circle will discuss Leading Meetings that Matter. Your time and the time of your stakeholders is one of the most valuable assets you have to create a relevant and responsive library. This workshop will provide an overview of strategies for conducting efficient and effective meetings

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Summer Reading Program Final Reports Due 9/13

The 2019 Summer Reading Program Final Report form is now available for MHLS member libraries. Every member library is required to submit an online Summer Reading Program Final Report.  To access the report please visit https://midhudson.org/summer-reading-program/ Reports are due by Friday, September 13th. If you have any questions or if your library will not be

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Free Hudson Valley Renegades Tickets for SRP Kids

There is still time to request free tickets for The Hudson Valley Renegades game on August 26th. Libraries can request free tickets to give to kids participating in or completing their Summer Reading Programs (SRP). There is no cap on the number of kids’ tickets that libraries can request, and participating libraries will be provided

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MHLS Leadership Circle – September 6

The MHLS Leadership Circle will meet on Friday, September 6th after the DA meeting to discuss Leading Meetings that Matter. Your time and the time of your stakeholders is one of the most valuable assets you have to create a relevant and responsive library. This workshop will provide an overview of strategies for conducting efficient

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Mid-Hudson Library System Annual Membership Meeting

The 2019 Mid-Hudson Library System Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Friday, October 25th at The Henry A. Wallace Center @ FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park, NY. Our keynote speaker will be Miguel Figueroa, Director of the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries discussing the role of libraries in the context of Trends,

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Free tickets for kids to the Hudson Valley Renegades!

The Hudson Valley Renegades are offering free tickets, for the August 26th game, for libraries to give to kids participating in or completing their Summer Reading Programs. There is no cap on the number of kids’ tickets that libraries can request, and participating libraries will be provided with a link for the families of participating

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