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End of Summer Get-Together for Programmers

There is still time to register for the End of Summer Get-Together for Programmers taking place on Monday, September 9th from 2:00-4:00pm in the MHLS Auditorium. The goal of this program is to encourage programmers to discuss what went well at their libraries during the summer, and what problems they learned from in order to

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Sierra Users Group

The Sierra Users Group event on Friday, August 23rd from 9:00am-12:00pm in the MHLS Auditorium offers an opportunity for staff, who use Sierra, to come together with peers from other libraries to discuss the platform and share ideas. The meeting agenda includes 2 sessions. From 9:00- 9:50am we will present a training session on custom

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Consumer Reports Subscription Ends August 31

The Consumer Reports subscription will end on Saturday, August 31st.  MHLS Tech Support will remove links from all Mid-Hudson hosted pages on that date. The Central Library Collection Development Committee made the recommendation to the Directors Association that the usage of Consumer Reports was too low to renew the product. The DA approved the recommendation

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Summer Programmer Meet Up

On Monday, September 9th from 2:00-4:00pm, the Mid-Hudson Library System will be holding an End of Summer Get Together for Library Programmers! The goal of this program is to encourage programmers to discuss what went well at their libraries during the summer, and what problems they learned from in order to teach and inspire one

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MHLS Engage Webinars

In the newest MHLS Engage Webinar Pawling Free Library director, Brian Avery, talks about Pawling’s successful Human Library Project . The Human Library Project, which celebrated its 3rd annual gathering at the Pawling Free Library this year, is an event where community members can sign up to be “books” and can be “checked out” by program attendees. The Engage

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RBdigital App Updates

RBdigital has made updates to their app that make it easier for users to read magazines on their smartphones or tablets.  The app now has: Text to speech option (available for iOS only) that allows users to listen to all articles in audio format. Sepia and grey color themes in addition to the current light

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Local History & Special Collections Roundtable 7/30

There is still time to register for the Local History & Special Collections Roundtable on Tuesday, July 30th from 10:00-11:00am in the MHLS Auditorium. This interactive discussion group brings together experienced staff with those wanting to learn more about building and maintaining a local history collection. Discussion topics may include, but are not limited to:

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Creating and Managing Patron Records Training

Sierra Circulation: Getting to know you… presented by Thomas O’Connell, MHLS ILP Operations Supervisor. This workshop will be beneficial for any circulation staff responsible for creating and/or managing patron records in Sierra. Basic Create Lists knowledge will be helpful but is not required Attendees will learn not only the “what” of their patron records, but

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Local History & Special Collections Roundtable

This interactive discussion group, facilitated by MHLS Assistant ILP Operations Supervisor, Nina Acosta (nacosta@midhudson.org) brings together experienced and novice member library staff who want to learn more about Local History & Special Collection topics. Each session will focus on a particular type of collection: Building and Maintaining a Local History Collection | Tuesday, July 30th

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Library Smoking Ban Takes Effect June 19

In December 2018, Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation to prohibit smoking within one hundred feet of the entrances, exits or outdoor areas of any public or association library. This new law will take effect June 19th. Vaping is not prohibited by the law in the same areas, but libraries can adopt policy to restrict

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