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2020 Census Workshop

This event will provide an overview of the Census and how libraries can get started organizing Complete Count efforts in their own communities. Presenters Ian Hull, Deputy Director for the New York Regional Census Center and Mario D. Garcia, Partnership Specialist for Lower Hudson Valley Region, Field Division, U.S. Census Bureau will discuss: How Census

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Advanced Level Trustee Education: Strategic Thinking: Advocacy & Planning

Trustees have two opportunities to attend the Advanced Level Trustee Education: Strategic Thinking: Advocacy & Planning workshop. Saturday, May 4th | 9:30AM – 12:30PM | Kinderhook Memorial Library Tuesday, May 21st | 5:30 – 8:30PM | MHLS Auditorium   This advanced-level course is for trustees who have been on the board for at least a

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Construction Grant Office Hours

MHLS member library directors who would like one-on-one assistance regarding the NYS Construction Grant can book a 1-hour session with Casey Conlin, MHLS Library Sustainability Coordinator. Reserve your spot now! Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 – 4:00 PM Thursday, May 09, 2019 12:00 – 3:00 PM Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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The Great Give Back Webinar

The Great Give Back, held on October 19th, is a day for library patrons to participate in meaningful service-oriented experiences. 2019 is a pilot year that expands this initiative from Long Island to the rest of New York, and MHLS libraries have the opportunity to participate this year for the first time. Join MHLS Outreach

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Key Employment Legislation & Compensation Issues Webinar

There is still time to register for the third and final installment in the HR Legal Issues Webinar Series, Key Employment Legislation & Compensation Issues, presented by Shari Fallon of Cornell University. During this webinar we will cover the Top 10 Legal Mistakes by Supervisors; Wage Theft Prevention Act, Equal Employment, Americans with Disabilities Act

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Intermediate Level Trustee Education: Financial & Fiduciary

Library boards are trusted with public and private funds to provide quality library service to their community. Transparency and accountability must be at the forefront as a board makes decisions pertaining to the library’s finances. This course will focus on the financial and fiduciary responsibility involved with the library budget, library funding, financial policies, reports

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Intermediate Level Trustee Education: Legal Issues

This intermediate workshop is a new addition to the MHLS trustee education series. There are a number of laws and regulations that directly and indirectly apply to and impact libraries in New York State. This program provides a primer on what you need to know about how libraries are governed in NYS. This intermediate-level course

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Construction Needs Action Memo

All MHLS Member Library Directors are asked to complete the MHLS Action Memo #19-03: Construction Needs Update & Intent to Apply for State Aid for Library Construction. The Action Memo was sent via the MHLS-Notices list on Monday, April 8th. The purpose of the Action Memo: Fulfill the NYS Division of Library Development’s request to

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NYS Budget Finalized

State Library Aid: $96.6 million As you know, Governor Cuomo proposed a $5 million cut in Library Aid in this year’s Executive Budget. The legislature rejected this proposed cut keeping a flat funding level for State Library Aid at $96.6 million. State Public Library Construction Aid: $14 million The Governor proposed a $20 million cut

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National Library Week: April 7-13

Next week is National Library Week, April 7th-13th. This is a time to celebrate the contributions of our libraries and library staff and to promote library use and support. Tuesday, April 9: National Library Workers Day is a perfect time to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers; library staff, administrators, and Friends groups.
Visit http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/national-library-week-tools for ideas and free tools to help celebrate in your community.
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