MHLS Home Library Electronic Discussion Lists & News

The Mid-Hudson Library System has established various electronic discussion lists (listservs) to facilitate communication and input among member libraries. In addition, there are other library-related listservs which support those in the library profession.

MHLS Listservs

MHLS Main listserv
The main electronic communication forum for MHLS member library directors, staff, trustees, and members of other regional library organizations to raise issues of common concern, learn about breaking MHLS news, promote training opportunities, and receive information important to regional participation.
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MHLS Directors listserv
All current MHLS member library directors will be subscribed to the Directors listserv to raise issues, discuss and receive information exclusively of common concern and interest to library directors.
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MHLS Sierra listserv
Subscription is encouraged for those in member libraries working with circulation, cataloging (data entry), acquisitions, regional loan of materials, Statistics, Create Lists, Web management Reports, lost books and all other issues related to circulation of materials among libraries. Sierra Alerts will be posted to this list, so at least one person at each library should be checking this list.
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MHLS Programming listserv
This list is devoted to information about all aspects of library programming for patrons from birth to adult, including programming for families, communities, summer reading, early literacy, family literacy, digital literacy, and outreach to the community through programming. Postings include information about program ideas, planning and evaluation as well as piggy-back presenter opportunities. Programming information, including MHLS programming grant opportunities, will be posted solely to this list.
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MHLS Friends & Fundraising listserv
This list is devoted to helping library staff, trustees and Friends of member libraries learn about fundraising trends, ideas and opportunities. This list is also a great place to ask your questions and connect with others in the area.
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MHLS Youth Services listserv
Membership includes those working in or interested in library services to youth --infants, children, young adults.

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MHLS Weekly Newsletter
Sign up to receive the full-text version of the MHLS Bulletin, our weekly newsletter for member library staff and trustees.

Other Library Related Listservs

NYLINE - New York's Libraries Information Network
Join NYLINE for up-to-the-minute information about library developments in New York State, news from the New York Library Association, news from the New York State Library and networking with your colleagues
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Publib
Online discussion forum for issues relating to public libraries.
Subscribe by e-mail: Send the message "subscribe PUBLIB YourFirstName YourLastName" (no subject necessary) to: listserv@sunsite.berkeley.edu

Young Adult Library Service Lists
Lists which offer opportunity to discuss teen library issues: YALSA-L (for YA Library Services Association), YALSA-BK (for discussion of teen literature) and YA-YAAC (for teen advisory groups and the librarians who advise them).
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Pubyac
Online discussion forum for issues relating to providing library services to children and teens.
Subscribe by e-mail: Send the message "subscribe pubyac" (no subject necessary) to: listproc@prairienet.org