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 the business meeting and awards we will hear from our keynote speaker, Miguel Figueroa, Director of the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries!
8:30am | Registration & Breakfast Buffet
9:00am | Business Meeting & Awards
10:45am | Keynote Speaker
Keynote: “Trends, Signals and Changes” In a fast-changing world, the advantage is given to those who understand the larger context in which they operate. Libraries have a strong tradition of looking broadly at the changes and trends in their communities and adapting their work to meet new and emerging needs. What changes in society, technology, education, and other areas are shaping new library innovations? And how do libraries affirm (and expand) their professional values and aspirations while still adapting to changing contexts?
Registration Fee: $30
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 21st
Register Online: https://mhls_membership_meeting_2019.eventbrite.com
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 the library’s finances. This course will focus on the financial and fiduciary responsibility involved with the library budget, library funding, financial policies, reports to the board and external audits.
This intermediate-level course is for trustees who have been on the board for at least a year.
Please register for this event through the MHLS online calendar http://calendar.midhudson.org/