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The Great Give Back is Coming!

More than 35 MHLS member libraries will be participating in the first statewide community service event, The Great Give Back on Saturday October 19th. Check out what your fellow libraries have planned, https://midhudson.org/great-give-back-events/. Don’t forget to take plenty of pictures at your event and share them with Courtney Wimmers, MHLS Outreach & Engagement Specialist.  

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Last Call to Register-MHLS 60th Annual Membership Meeting

Don’t miss out! Registration for the MHLS 60th Annual Membership Meeting closes on October 21st. Join us on Friday, October 25th at The Henry A. Wallace Center @ FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park, New York. Register today!  

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2020 MHLS Turning Outward Program Introductory Webinar

Libraries interested in applying for the 2020 Turning Outward Program are invited to join us for this introductory webinar that will outline the value of “turning outward” to seek public knowledge about community aspirations to better guide the future design of library services, programs, partnerships and resource allocation. Tuesday, October 29th | 10:00 – 11:00am Facilitated

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Strategic Thinking: Advocacy & Planning for Trustees

Join us on Wednesday, October 30th from 5:30-8:30pm at Patterson Library for Strategic Thinking: Advocacy & Planning. 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. In this workshop trustees will:

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Universal Class Access Begins October 15th!

Universal Class access will begin on October 15th! The Central Library/Collection Development Advisory Committee met on August 22nd and approved a 3-year purchase of Universal Class. Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are

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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

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We’re Hiring

MHLS Seeks New 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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Financial & Fiduciary Workshop for Trustees

There is still time to register for the Financial & Fiduciary workshop on Thursday, October 17th from 9:30am-12:30pm in the MHLS Auditorium. This intermediate-level course is for trustees who have been on the board for at least a year. This workshop will focus on the financial and fiduciary responsibility involved with the library budget, library

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60th Annual Membership Meeting – October 25th

Join us for the 60th Annual MHLS Membership Meeting on Friday, October 25th.  During the business meeting we will report to the membership on the health of the organization, conduct board elections, and hear from MHLS’ Executive Director, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich. Outstanding Achievement Awards will be given to libraries who have had grand openings over

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Text Messaging Notifications Coming October 1st

Text messaging notifications for patrons will be available starting October 1st. As part of the Sierra Roadmap rollout of new products approved by the DA, patrons will be able to opt in to receive text messages. Text messaging gets the information that patrons need out to them more quickly and conveniently, wherever they are.  More

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