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Helping All Trustees Succeed (HATS) Mini-Webinar Series

Check out 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 Meetings Law
  • Role of a Board President
  • The Public Library Treasurer
  • Board Evaluation
  • Director Evaluation
  • Strategic Planning

HATS was created thanks to a collaboration of key players in the New York library community: The State Library, the Library Trustee Association of New York (LTA), the New York Library Association (NYLA) and the Public Library Systems Directors Organization (PULISDO), were joined by hundreds of trustees and library directors from around New York State to help shape the content.

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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.

Presented by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MHLS Executive Director & Co-Author of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State and Casey Conlin, MHLS Library Sustainability Coordinator

Register through the MHLS calendar for one of the following dates:

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Spring Trustee Education Series

MHLS is pleased to announce the spring schedule for Trustee Training! The education series will include

  • Trustee Essentials
  • Intermediate Level Workshops: Financial & Fiduciary and Legal Issues
  • Advanced Level Workshop: Strategic Thinking: Advocacy & Planning

For the listing of upcoming dates view the workshop notice.

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2019 Advocacy Guide

Trustees are some of the most trusted advocates in Albany. Check out this new resource from MHLS to help you prepare for speaking up for library aid and the State Aid for Library Construction: 2019 MHLS Advocacy Guide

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There’s Still Room for Advocates

Join hundreds of library advocates from around the state on Wednesday, February 27th in Albany. MHLS makes the day easy. We make the appointments with legislators for you. We organize bus transportation to Albany. We just ask that you join us in fighting to restore library aid. Your voice matters! To learn more about Library Advocacy Day and to register visit http://midhudson.org/library-advocacy-day/

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Are You Ready to Advocate?

Be a champion! Join hundreds of library advocates from around the state on Wednesday, February 27th in Albany. MHLS makes the day easy. We make the appointments with legislators for you. We organize bus transportation to Albany. We just ask that you join us in fighting to restore library aid. Your voice matters! To learn more about Library Advocacy Day and to register visit http://midhudson.org/library-advocacy-day/

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Join Us for Library Advocacy Day – February 27


Join us, and encourage others to join us, in Albany for Library Advocacy day on February 27!
MHLS makes the day easy by scheduling meetings with each Assemblymember and Senator that represents our region and through arranging transportation. Thanks to the generosity of area Friends Groups the ticket to ride the bus is just $5!  Learn more and register for this incredible event!

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Advocacy Day 2019

Library Advocacy Day in Albany is Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

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Power Guide

Download the free Power Guide for Successful Advocacy, your step-by-step guide to developing an advocacy campaign. As you go through the Power Guide, visit United for Libraries to see examples of talking points, flyers, petitions, and more.

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Facility Stewardship Series Now Available On Demand

 

 

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