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How Do You Predict the Future?

MHLS is focusing on the future for our 2018 Annual Meeting! Help us help you by responding to this pre-event survey. The responses will help us think about how the future might be different and help us learn from one another. This survey should take you around 15 minutes to complete.: https://bit.ly/2NVoTKW

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Beacon Sweeps BOB!

The Howland Public Library’s Battle of the Books teams won BOTH the Teen Battle and the Middle School Battle this year!

Hearty congratulations to all of our teams!

2018 Teen Battle Winners:

  • 1st Place: Howland Public Library (Beacon)
  • 2nd Place: Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library (Cold Spring)
  • 3rd Place: Grinnell Library District (Wappingers Falls)

 

2018 Middle School Battle Winners:

  • 1st Place: Howland Public Library (Beacon)
  • 2nd Place: Clinton Community Library
  • 3rd Place: Brewster Public Library

To learn more about this event or become a participating library in this member driven program visit https://mhbattleofbooks.org/

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Ready to Turn Outwards in 2019?

Libraries interested in applying for the 2019 MHLS Turning Outwards Program are invited to join us for an introductory webinar on Thursday, November 1st from 2:00-3:00pm that will outline the value of “turning outwards” to seek public knowledge about community aspirations to better guide the future design of library services, programs, partnerships and resource allocation.

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy & Training

Beginning in October 2018 all New York State employers must adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy and offer training that meets or exceeds the state law’s minimum standards. For more information please visit the NYS Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace web site.

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Don’t Miss the MHLS Annual Meeting!

Registration for the MHLS Annual Meeting closes on October 24th! Don’t miss out! Our keynote speaker will be Garry Golden, professional futurist!

Click here for more info and to register.

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New Trustee Handbook

A new edition of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State is now available both in print, for $5.00 a copy and online, for free, through the New York State Library’s website.

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