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Ann Gibson Scholarship Award

New York Library Association – Youth Services Section (NYLA/YSS) is accepting applications for the Ann Gibson Scholarship Award. This scholarship is given annually to provide financial assistance to a person who has chosen to pursue graduate studies that will lead to New York State certification as a youth specialist in a public library or school

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Collaborative Summer Library Progra

Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) wants to hear from you to help wordsmith possible Summer Reading Program slogans for 2025. The committee has complied all the responses in a Google document to share and review. Add your response by May 31st to be considered in the final list to be voted on in August at

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MHLS Trustee Education Series

There is still time to register for the next online session in the MHLS Trustee Education Series, Core Values & Ethics on June 2nd at 10:00 am. Trustees have enormous influence in creating libraries that are relevant and responsive to community needs. From policymaking and fiduciary responsibility to strategic planning and advocacy work, the board

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Report from the ALA

American Library Association’s (ALA) new report, Keeping Communities Connected: Library Broadband Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic, highlights “the impact of broadband access through the nation’s nearly 17,000 public libraries during the pandemic, as well as the need for continued long-term investments in broadband infrastructure and digital inclusion programming. … Libraries rose to the emergency to

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Digital Inclusion Innovation Grant Opportunity

Digital Inclusion Innovation Grant Opportunity. The Digital Inclusion Innovation Grants support dynamic partnerships to increase the number of people who are connected to broadband, equipped with devices, and receive community support for digital inclusion activities. Projects can be based on a variety of digital inclusion efforts, including promoting affordable high-speed internet, devices, digital navigators, and

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2022 Velma K. Moore Award

The Library Trustees Association Section (LTAS) of NYLA is presenting the 2022 Velma K. Moore Award to any individual or group of individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the development of library services in New York State. This annual Award was originally established in 1962 with a gift from the Moore family. The $1,500

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Catalyst Grants

Catalyst Grants: A new fund to support your climate action. Beginning in June, Partners for Climate Action Hudson Valley (PCAHV) will invite proposals for bold actions. Grants will support communities to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of a changing climate and restore our ecosystems. Grants will range from $5,000 to $50,000. Applicants must represent a municipality, school, library, nonprofit, or

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ALA Partners with U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services

The American Library Association (ALA) is partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ We Can Do This campaign to share trusted information about COVID-19 vaccines with parents and families with children. The “We Can Do This” campaign provides a range of expert-verified outreach tools and sharable resources that libraries can use to

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Kingston Immigrant Oral History Project

Kingston Library and the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History recently launched a collaboration with the Kingston Immigrant Oral History Project to gather, document, preserve, and share the oral histories of the immigrant experience in their community. The project was motivated by a lack of materials in the library’s Local History collection on the immigrant experience of the latter twentieth and early twenty-first century. Recordings of interviews

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From Diversity to Inclusion: How to Audit Your Collection and Why 

There is still time to register for From Diversity to Inclusion: How to Audit Your Collection and Why on May 19th at 2:00 pm presented by Kymberlee Powe, Children and YA Consultant with the Connecticut State Library. In this presentation attendees will learn what a diversity audit is, why we should audit our collections, why the structure

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