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MHLS Trustee Education – Trustee Essentials

Registration is open for Trustee Essentials presented by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MHLS Executive Director. This webinar provides a foundation of knowledge that other workshops in the MHLS Trustee Education Series will build on. This session is particularly for new board members, but open to all. Register for one of the following dates: Thursday, September 9th

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Sierra Data Entry: How brief is too brief?

Join MHLS Data Operations Supervisor Nina Acosta for Sierra Data Entry: How brief is too brief?. This workshop is intended for any staff responsible for entering brief bibliographic or item records into Sierra. It will focus on the information to include in each field, and how that information may differ depending on the type of

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NYLA Developing Leaders Program

The New York Library Association’s (NYLA) Developing Leaders Program (DLP) deadline for applications is Tuesday, August 31st. This nine-month program (October – June), totaling 46.5 contact hours, will help participants explore and strengthen their leadership skills. The program will be delivered in a hybrid model via in-person and online courses. Participants will be divided into

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Leadership Circle – Parliamentary Procedure and Robert’s Rules of Order

The Leadership Circle will take place on Friday, September 10 at 1:00 pm after the DA meeting. This event for member library directors will include a presentation from Ronald Vero, RP, Registered Parliamentarian with the National Association of Parliamentarians. Vero will review the basics of Robert’s Rules of Order including motioning procedure, common mistakes, and the

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2021 Summer Reading Report Form Open

The Division of Library Development recently released the questions for the 2021 Summer Reading Program Final Report. The online report form is now open for all member libraries to enter statistics from their 2021 Summer Reading Program. Links to the online report form and a PDF of the questions are available at https://midhudson.org/summer-reading-program/. Report Questions (PDF) Online Report

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MHLS Trustee Education Series – Core Values & Ethics

Registration is open for Core Values & Ethics presented by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MHLS Executive Director and Casey Conlin, MHLS Library Sustainability Coordinator . In this 90 minute online session attendees will develop a working knowledge of the Core Values of Librarianship and how those values translate to the work of the board, particularly in

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Share Your Readers’ Advisory Knowledge!

The MHLS Central Library/Collection Development Advisory Committee is planning a workshop on readers’ advisory for later this year and are looking for some help! As part of the training, they would like to assemble a panel of staff members who are exceptional at readers’ advisory. The purpose of the panel would be to share tips

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Sierra Materials Booking Webinar

Reserve your seat now for Sierra Materials Booking on Wednesday, August 18th at 11:00 am with MHLS Assistant Director / Technology Operations Manager Laurie Shedrick. The Materials Booking feature will allow patrons to “book” (reserve) library materials for future use. Unlike holds, where a patron’s request is placed and supplied as quickly as possible, Materials

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MHLS Trustee Education Series – Trustee Essentials

Registration is open for Trustee Essentials presented by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MHLS Executive Director. This webinar provides a foundation of knowledge that other workshops in the MHLS Trustee Education Series will build on. This session is particularly for new board members, but open to all. Register for one of the following dates: Thursday, September 9th

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MHLS Trustee Education Series- Coming Soon!

Stay Tuned! The fall line-up for the MHLS Trustee Education Series will be announced in an upcoming issue of the Bulletin. The series will include sessions for Essentials, Core Values, Legal Issues, Finance, Advanced Education, and a brand-new offering: The Trustee Handbook Book Club!

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