- December 5: Sierra Circulation 101
- December 11: Item Data Entry & How Information Affects Loan Rules
Register online through the MHLS Calendar
News of the fire at the Pleasant Valley Free Library has many libraries wondering if they are prepared for a similar situation. Is your insurance coverage adequate? Do you have backups and digital storage solutions in place? Check out the Risk Management Chapter of the new Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State to help you think through some of these issues.
On November 6th the Pleasant Valley Free Library facility suffered from a significant structural fire. Their facility is closed indefinitely. For the latest updates and to learn how you can help support this library please visit their web site.
The New York State Library provides an archive of on demand webinars for library trustees. Check out both full length and mini-webinars related to your essential responsibilities as a trustee such as board and director evaluation, planning and evaluation, finance and more!
If you are a new director looking to make sense of it all, or a seasoned pro looking for a reboot, this service can help to realign processes, so staff make the most of their time and Sierra.
MHLS’ Workflow Consultations are designed to provide an evaluation of your Sierra-related procedures as well as the provision of best practice guidance for library directors and their staff.
Libraries interested in applying for the 2019 MHLS Turning Outwards Program are invited to join us for an introductory webinar on Thursday, November 1st from 2:00-3:00pm that will outline the value of “turning outwards” to seek public knowledge about community aspirations to better guide the future design of library services, programs, partnerships and resource allocation.
MHLS is focusing on the future for our 2018 Annual Meeting! Help us help you by responding to this pre-event survey. The responses will help us think about how the future might be different and help us learn from one another. This survey should take you around 15 minutes to complete.: https://bit.ly/2NVoTKW
Beginning in October 2018 all New York State employers must adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy and offer training that meets or exceeds the state law’s minimum standards. For more information please visit the NYS Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace web site.