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OverDrive’s Together We Read

OverDrive’s Together We Read: Love Lettering will be available for unlimited access on your OverDrive-powered website between February 10th-24th. The title, along with a promotional spotlight at the top of your page, will be added at no cost. Together We Read is a two-week digital book club that connects readers from the U.S. with the

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Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant

Apply now for the American Library Association’s (ALA) Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant! This grant recognizes, promotes and supports innovative and meaningful community engagement efforts in libraries by providing $2,000 for a school, public, academic, tribal or special library to expand its community engagement efforts. Each year, the grant focuses on supporting a community engagement

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MHLS Marketing Research Survey

The Marketing Research Survey for MHLS Stakeholders is due by Monday, January 25th. The survey was sent out via MHLS’s various lists on Monday January 11th. All MHLS member library directors, staff, trustees, and Friends are invited to complete this survey.

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Circulation 101

Join Laurie Shedrick, MHLS Assistant Director / Technology Operations Manager for Circulation 101 on Thursday, January 21st at noon to become acquainted with the necessary skills and workflows needed to manage the primary tasks of circulation desk work. Circulation 101 is intended for any new staff, or perhaps experienced staff wondering if there are more

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Digital Equity Summits

The Board of Regents and the State Education Department will convene three Digital Equity Summits to establish a shared understanding of digital inequity in the state and create a joint vision for achieving digital equity. Each summit will have multiple discussion sessions and facilitated breakout groups. The department is reaching out to leaders in education,

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Subscribe to the MHLS Bulletin!

You can have the MHLS Bulletin delivered directly to your inbox every Tuesday! Stay up to date with the latest System news including workshop announcements. Visit https://midhudson.org/about-mhls/mhls-bulletin/ to sign-up today!

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OML Adjustments Extended – 1/29

With the passage of Executive Order 202.87, the adjustments to NYS Open Meetings Law to allow for online meetings have been extended to January 29th, 2021. There were no alterations to the provisions that allow for online open meetings, meetings still need to be accessible to the public, recorded and transcribed.

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MHLS Annual Report Workshop for New Directors

Registration is open for the MHLS Annual Report Workshop for New Directors on Friday, January 29th at 10:00 am. This 90-minute online event is designed for Directors who are new to submitting the NYS Annual Report with Bibliostat software but is open to all. The workshop will cover: Logging in to the software Entering your

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COVID-19 Social Stigma Prevention Guide

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that people who tested positive for COVID-19, have recovered from being sick with COVID-19, or were released from COVID-19 quarantine may experience social stigma. Stigma is associated with a lack of knowledge about how COVID-19 spreads, a need to blame someone, fears about disease and death,

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Oath of Office Reminder for Public Library Trustees

Oath of Office Reminder for Public Library Trustees: 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 public officers, and the oath of office is required

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