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Universal Class is Here!

Starting today MHLS patrons will have access to lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs) authorized by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery

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Become a Census Champion

United for Libraries, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Policy and Advocacy office and the Census Counts campaign launched Library Census Champions, a new network of state, local and tribal library Trustees helping their libraries and communities prepare for the 2020 Census. Trustees can find more info to sign up to become a Library Census Champion

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Copyright Reminder

Copyright enforcement companies use web crawling and scraping programs to analyze sites all over the internet for images and pictures that match images and pictures that their clients have copyright claim to. If your library’s website or Facebook page has images that you are not permitted to use under the licensing agreement established by the

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Climate Week

Hudson Valley communities and organizations are joining forces to promote and take part in Climate Week 2019, September 23-29, a global educational event. This year, Sustainable Hudson Valley and the Hudson Valley Climate Solutions Network are promoting a high profile, action-oriented program with support from the New York Library Association’s Sustainability Thinking and Action Round

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2019 Advocacy Guide

Trustees are some of the most trusted advocates in Albany. Check out this new resource from MHLS to help you prepare for speaking up for library aid and the State Aid for Library Construction: 2019 MHLS Advocacy Guide

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Got 5 Minutes?

It’s easy to send a letter to your legislators and the Governor to speak up for library aid and the State Aid for Library Construction Program. The New  York Library Association’s Online Advocacy Center provides you with draft letter you can use as is or make your own! Speak up today!

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Make Some Noise!

Library Advocacy Day is this week! Dozens of library supporters from our region will travel to Albany to speak with legislators about state library aid and the State Aid for Library Construction program. We know that not everyone can join us in person so find out how you can help from your home or office in this week’s MHLS Bulletin!

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Annual Report Reviews In Progress

Thank you to all member libraries for completing the Annual Report!

The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) will be reviewing all of your reports over the next week for errors that might trigger alerts at the State level, and reaching out to library directors to make any necessary updates. Your timely response to these updates is much appreciated, and helps MHLS move the reports to the state and secure the funding tied to this reporting more quickly.

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There’s Still Room for Advocates

Join hundreds of library advocates from around the state on Wednesday, February 27th in Albany. MHLS makes the day easy. We make the appointments with legislators for you. We organize bus transportation to Albany. We just ask that you join us in fighting to restore library aid. Your voice matters! To learn more about Library Advocacy Day and to register visit

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Syndetics Unbound is Live!

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We are now live with our Syndetics Unbound Catalog Enhancement. This change was recommended by the Central Library/Collection Development Advisory Committee and approved by the Directors Association in November 2018. Syndetics Unbound provides a comprehensive solution for providing the elements that make a record more interesting, connected and relevant to users in our online catalog. The service provides cover images, summaries, author info., ‘look inside’, series, ‘you may also like’, professional reviews, reader reviews, other available formats, tags, reading level, awards, shelf browse and more.

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