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Census 2020 is Approaching Quickly

United for Libraries, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Policy and Advocacy office and the Census Counts campaign launched Library Census Champions, a new network of state, local and tribal library Trustees helping their libraries and communities prepare for the 2020 Census. Trustees can find more info to sign up to become a Library Census Champion and

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Last Session – Advocates & Ambassadors Workshop

There is still time to register for the final session of the Advocates & Ambassadors workshop on Tuesday, December 10th  from 10:00am-12:00pm at Kingston Library.  This 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

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MHLS Turning Outward Cohort for 2020

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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Sign Up To Be A Census Champion

United for Libraries, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Policy and Advocacy office and the Census Counts campaign launched Library Census Champions, a new network of state, local and tribal library Trustees helping their libraries and communities prepare for the 2020 Census. Trustees can find more info to sign up to become a Library Census Champion

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Check Out These Brief Webinars!

The Mid-Hudson Library System Trustee Education series has come to a close until the spring but you can keep up-to-date with this series of 10-15 minute presentations from Helping All Trustees Succeed (HATS). Each gives a quick overview of critical information that all trustees need to know. Topics include: Libraries in NY: Origin, Oversight & Organization Open

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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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Strategic Thinking: Advocacy & Planning workshop

There is still time to register for the Strategic Thinking: Advocacy & Planning workshop on Wednesday, October 30th from 5:30-8:30pm at Patterson Library.  This advanced-level course is for trustees who have been on the board for at least a year. It is recommended that trustees have already attended the Trustee Essentials workshop prior to this one.

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Last Call to Register-MHLS 60th Annual Membership Meeting

Don’t miss out! Registration for the MHLS 60th Annual Membership Meeting closes on October 21st. Join us on Friday, October 25th at The Henry A. Wallace Center @ FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park, New York. Register today!  

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Strategic Thinking: Advocacy & Planning for Trustees

Join us on Wednesday, October 30th from 5:30-8:30pm at Patterson Library for Strategic Thinking: Advocacy & Planning. This advanced-level course is for trustees who have been on the board for at least a year. It is recommended that trustees have already attended the Trustee Essentials workshop prior to this one. In this workshop trustees will:

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Financial & Fiduciary Workshop for Trustees

There is still time to register for the Financial & Fiduciary workshop on Thursday, October 17th from 9:30am-12:30pm in the MHLS Auditorium. This intermediate-level course is for trustees who have been on the board for at least a year. This workshop will focus on the financial and fiduciary responsibility involved with the library budget, library

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