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Intermediate Level Trustee Education: Legal Issues Workshop

There are still spots available for the Legal Issues Workshop @ Hudson Area Association Library on Saturday, October 5th from 9:30am-12:30pm. There are a number of laws and regulations that directly and indirectly apply to and impact libraries in New York State. This program provides a primer on what you need to know about how

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60th Annual Membership Meeting

Join us for the 60th Annual MHLS Membership Meeting. 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 the past year. Following

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Intermediate Level Trustee Education: Financial & Fiduciary

The Financial & Fiduciary workshop for trustees will be held on Thursday, October 17th from 9:30am-12:30pm at the MHLS Auditorium in Poughkeepsie, NY Library boards are trusted with public and private funds to provide quality library service to their community. Transparency and accountability must be at the forefront as a board makes decisions pertaining to

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Intermediate Level Trustee Education: Legal Issues

The Legal Issues workshop for trustees will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Hudson Area Association Library (51 N. 5th St., Hudson 12534). There are a number of laws and regulations that directly and indirectly apply to and impact libraries in New York State. This program provides a

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Trustee Essentials Workshops

Particularly for new board members, but open to all. Library board members looking for essential, basic information to increase their effectiveness in serving on a library board will benefit from attending this session. Learning Objectives Attendees will learn effective ways to carry out the essential library trustee duties and responsibilities; develop a working knowledge of library funding

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60th Annual Mid-Hudson Library System 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

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Keeping Track of Library Policies

The library boards’ ultimate responsibility is to ensure and protect the reputation of the institution – best realized through the adoption of clearly written library policies. To support your organizations efforts, in keeping track of your library’s policies MHLS offers an Essential Documents Inventory Workbook. Easily keep track of which policies have been adopted, which

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No Smoking Law Policy

The NYS legislation that prohibits smoking within one hundred feet of the entrances, exits or outdoor areas of any public or association library went into effect on June 19. This mandates all libraries post appropriate signage and designate an agent to inform non-employees when they are in violation of the law. If your library does

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New York State Sexual Harassment Law Policy

Under the new law, every employer in New York State is required to establish a sexual harassment prevention policy. This includes all libraries. The Department of Labor in consultation with the Division of Human Rights has established a model sexual harassment prevention policy, which libraries can customize and adopt. Libraries may choose to draft a

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Library Policies – Development Tips & Samples

The library boards’ ultimate responsibility is to ensure and protect the reputation of the institution – best realized through the adoption of clearly written library policies. To support your organizations efforts, in writing effective policies MHLS maintains a policies webpage that contains development questions and samples for essential library policies. If you have questions about

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