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Empower Your Library Against Book Bans

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) invites you to Empower Your Library Against Book Bans on Thursday, July 28th at 4:00 pm. Get to know the current state of book challenges across the U.S. with a look at what led to this particular censorship movement. This presentation will offer not only the terminology and groups

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The Great Give Back 2022

REMINDER: Let us know if your library will participate in The Great Give Back (TGGB) 2022! This year, TGGB will take place on Saturday, October 15th but if you want to choose a different date or create a longer-running program, you can still participate. Please use this form to sign up your library for the

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The Great Give Back 2022

Let us know if your library will participate in The Great Give Back (TGGB) 2022! This year, TGGB will take place on Saturday, October 15th but if you want to choose a different date or create a longer-running program, you can still participate. Please use this form to sign up your library for the 2022

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News from the NYSL

The New York State Library (NYSL) is excited to share News from the New York State Library, a quarterly newsletter highlighting current initiatives, recent donations, upcoming programs, and resources to support your work and community. The NYSL invites you to sign up to receive future newsletters.

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Trustee Oaths of Office FAQ

For library’s that have trustee terms which begin on July 1st this is an important reminder that New York State Public Officer’s Law §10 requires all public library trustees (but not association library trustees) to take and file an oath of office within 30 days of beginning their term of office. Public library trustees are

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Resource Sharing Standards

The Resource Sharing Standards have been updated to include the following statement in the Fines and Fees section: “All libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System, including fine free libraries, may collect fines that have accrued from transactions that have taken place in other member libraries.”

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Ask the Lawyer

In response to recent events occurring in NYS libraries Ask the Lawyer has posted a new Recently Asked Questions (RAQ) topic on Pride Month Displays and legal issues impacting display removal and policy. View the response at https://www.wnylrc.org/ask-the-lawyer/raqs/270.

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New Directors’ Meet Up

You are not alone! Join us for an in-person, informal gathering on Friday, July 22nd at 10:00 am in the MHLS Auditorium of New Directors (in your role for 3 years or less) to discuss relevant topics related to finding your path as a new director. Facilitated by MHLS Executive Director, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, author

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NYLA Award Nominations

The New York Library Association (NYLA) honors individuals and organizations for their tireless support, leadership, and advocacy for libraries at their Annual Conference. If you are interested in nominating someone you know that is deserving of recognition for one of the following awards, please complete this form and submit your nomination by July 15th. The

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Scholarships for NYLA’s 2022 Conference

The Library & Leadership Management Section (LAMS) of the New York Library Association is seeking candidates for three scholarships to attend NYLA’s 2022 Conference in Saratoga for first time attendees. One award will be given to Library Administrators; the second is for Library Assistants /support staff. A third award will be given to a new

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