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Libraries Are For Everyone Graphic

Did you know the Libraries Are For Everyone graphic comes in more than 80 different languages? They are also free for anyone to use thanks to the designer, Rebecca McCorkindale. Visit to access all of the available graphics or to offer a suggestion for a language you would like for your community.

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HR Webinar Series

Human Resources Legal Issues Webinar Series:

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Sierra Lunchtime Webinars

  • December 5: Sierra Circulation 101
  • December 11: Item Data Entry & How Information Affects Loan Rules

Register online through the MHLS Calendar

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Risk Management

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.

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Help Support the Pleasant Valley Free Library

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.

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From the Archives…

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!

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Workflow Consulting

Ever wonder if you are using the best process for regular tasks in Sierra? Ever wonder if there is a better way? When it comes to Sierra, we think we can help.

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.

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Need New Tech?

MHLS can assist your library in finding cost-effective equipment. To simplify this process, we provide a standardized purchasing form. All orders are due by November 15th.

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Don’t Miss the MHLS Annual Meeting!

Registration for the MHLS Annual Meeting closes on October 24th! Don’t miss out! Our keynote speaker will be Garry Golden, professional futurist!

Click here for more info and to register.

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Ready to Turn Outwards in 2019?

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.

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