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MHLS Seeks Tech Support Specialist

MHLS Seeks Tech Support Specialist (part-time): Works under the direction of the IT Operations Supervisor; provides phone, email, and in- person support to member libraries; analyzes and resolves hardware, software and networking/ communication problems; assists in managing library websites; provides documentation/ training on technical issues, assists in managing server and network equipment, provides technical advice

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Sign Up To Be 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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Member Library Mileage Equalization Grant Program Deadline

MHLS Member Library Mileage Equalization Grant Program deadline: December 15th is the last deadline to take advantage of the 2019 MHLS Member Library Mileage Equalization Grant Program. Reimbursement is contingent on member libraries providing their staff reimbursement at the IRS rate for travel to attend training or to participate in meetings sponsored by and located

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Image Permissions – 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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Check Out These Brief Webinars!

The Mid-Hudson Library System Trustee Education series has come to a close until the spring but you can keep up-to-date with this series of 10-15 minute presentations from Helping All Trustees Succeed (HATS). Each gives a quick overview of critical information that all trustees need to know. Topics include: Libraries in NY: Origin, Oversight & Organization Open

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Sierra Lunchtime Webinar

Join ILP Operations Supervisor Thomas O’Connell at noon on  Wednesday, December 18th for a one-hour webinar to discuss Sierra Data Entry: How brief is too brief? The topic will focus on how to create brief bibliographic records paying particular attention to what information is need in a bib record. This webinar will be beneficial for

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New MHLS Tech Support Coverage Schedule

Starting November 1, 2019 MHLS will begin a new Tech Support Coverage schedule: Mondays – Fridays 8:30am 4:30pm. We will no longer offer Tech Support on Saturdays. To assist with the most common issues library staff have contacted us about on Saturdays we have prepared troubleshooting guides now housed in the “Staff Toolbox” section of

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Macmillan’s Embargo Model Begins November 1

Nina Acosta, Assistant ILP Operations Supervisor for MHLS has confirmed with eBook platform OverDrive that under the new Macmillan model, libraries with Advantage accounts will each be able to purchase one single use copy of new Macmillan titles for the eight (8) week embargo period. These copies will be restricted to patrons of the owning

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Advocates & Ambassadors Workshop

The Advocates & Ambassadors workshop will help library staff, directors, trustees and friends win public support and attract public funds to benefit their library. Participants will learn to craft messages that will generate supporters and followers for their library. At the workshop, we’ll review how funding works at the local, county and state levels and effective advocacy strategies for

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Strategic Thinking: Advocacy & Planning workshop

There is still time to register for the Strategic Thinking: Advocacy & Planning workshop on Wednesday, October 30th from 5:30-8:30pm at Patterson Library.  This advanced-level course is for trustees who have been on the board for at least a year. It is recommended that trustees have already attended the Trustee Essentials workshop prior to this one.

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