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MHLS Seeks Tech Support Specialist

MHLS Seeks Tech Support Specialist (part-time): Works under the direction of the IT Operations Supervisor; provides phone, email, and in- person support to member libraries; analyzes and resolves hardware, software and networking/ communication problems; assists in managing library websites; provides documentation/ training on technical issues, assists in managing server and network equipment, provides technical advice

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Sierra Lunchtime Webinar

Join ILP Operations Supervisor Thomas O’Connell at noon on  Wednesday, December 18th for a one-hour webinar to discuss Sierra Data Entry: How brief is too brief? The topic will focus on how to create brief bibliographic records paying particular attention to what information is need in a bib record. This webinar will be beneficial for

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New MHLS Tech Support Coverage Schedule

Starting November 1, 2019 MHLS will begin a new Tech Support Coverage schedule: Mondays – Fridays 8:30am 4:30pm. We will no longer offer Tech Support on Saturdays. To assist with the most common issues library staff have contacted us about on Saturdays we have prepared troubleshooting guides now housed in the “Staff Toolbox” section of

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It is National Friends of Libraries Week!

National Friends of Libraries Week is October 20th-26th. This celebration offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends. Use the time to creatively promote your group in the community, to raise awareness, and to promote membership. This is also an excellent opportunity for your library and Board of Trustees to recognize the Friends for their help

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Universal Class is Here!

Starting today MHLS patrons will have access to lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs) authorized by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery

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Universal Class Access Begins October 15th!

Universal Class access will begin on October 15th! The Central Library/Collection Development Advisory Committee met on August 22nd and approved a 3-year purchase of Universal Class. Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are

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We’re Hiring

MHLS Seeks New Tech Support Specialist (part-time): Works under the direction of the IT Operations Supervisor; provides phone, email, and in- person support to member libraries; analyzes and resolves hardware, software and networking/ communication problems; assists in managing library websites; provides documentation/training on technical issues, assists in managing server and network equipment, provides technical advice

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Text Messaging Notifications Coming October 1st

Text messaging notifications for patrons will be available starting October 1st. As part of the Sierra Roadmap rollout of new products approved by the DA, patrons will be able to opt in to receive text messages. Text messaging gets the information that patrons need out to them more quickly and conveniently, wherever they are.  More

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Please Return Extra Delivery Bins

With the annual increase in the MHLS delivery volume of the summer season winding down as well as the backlog of items after the Labor Day holiday, the MHLS Delivery Department requests that you please place any accumulated and extra delivery bins next to your regular outgoing bins for the driver to pick up and

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Climate Week September 23-29

Hudson Valley communities and organizations are joining forces to promote and take part in Climate Week 2019, from September 23-29, a global educational event. This year, Sustainable Hudson Valley and the Hudson Valley Climate Solutions Network are promoting a high profile, action-oriented program with support from the New York Library Association’s Sustainability Thinking and Action

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