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February 2024

Friday, February 23 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Meet Up for New Directors

Topic: Working with Your Board

You are not alone! Join us for an informal gathering of New Directors (in your role for 3 years or less) to discuss relevant topics related to finding your path as a new director. Facilitated by MHLS Executive Director, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, author of the Handbook for New Library Directors in New York State & co-author of the Handbook for Library Trustees in New York State, this program will address questions submitted in advance by attendees, particularly in the areas of working with your board, planning, and project/time management.

 

Submit your questions here: https://forms.gle/GVVDxvEGmprPXTfWA

Meet Up for New Directors Topic: Working with Your Board You are not alone! Join us for an informal gathering of New Directors (in your role for 3 years or less) to discuss relevant topics related to finding your path as a new director. Facilitated by MHLS Executive Director, Rebekkah...

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Tuesday, February 27 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meeting of the Putnam County Library Association.

Meeting of the Putnam County Library Association.

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Wednesday, February 28 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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The current Directors Association Meeting Packet will be available at Mid-Hudson Library System Directors Association page.

REGISTER HERE   The current Directors Association Meeting Packet will be available at Mid-Hudson Library System Directors Association page.

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March 2024

Friday, March 1 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Meeting of the MHLS Incentives Committee.

Meeting of the MHLS Incentives Committee.

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Tuesday, March 5 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Meeting of the MHLS Bylaws, Policy, and Procedures Committee.

Meeting of the MHLS Bylaws, Policy, and Procedures Committee.

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Tuesday, March 5 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join MHLS Executive Director Rebekkah Smith Aldrich for a guided walk-through of the new Memo of Understanding between MHLS and member libraries.

The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) is a cooperative public library system, chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, working in partnership with our member libraries. To define the relationship between MHLS and member libraries we have operated under two documents that outline the parameters and expectations of the relationship: the “Document of Understanding,” which is over twenty years old, and the “Automation Agreement,” which is approximately seven years old. Recognizing that both documents have elements that are out-of-date from several perspectives (e.g. terminology, contractual obligations, and state regulations), the MHLS Staff, Directors Association, and Board of Trustees collaborated in a 13-month effort to update and merge these two documents, resulting in the attached “Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).”

The basis of the MOU is not a major departure from the original two documents, it simply merges them; removes or updates out-of-date language and concepts; and clarifies issues that have become questioned in recent years.

In November 2023 the MHLS Directors Association unanimously approved this new MOU. In December 2023 the MHLS Board unanimously approved this new MOU.

The MOU will need to be signed by each member library board president and director in order to re-establish clear lines of communication about the relationship between MHLS and member libraries.

 

Meeting link will be emailed to registered participants on Monday, March 4th, 2024.

Join MHLS Executive Director Rebekkah Smith Aldrich for a guided walk-through of the new Memo of Understanding between MHLS and member libraries. The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) is a cooperative public library system, chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, working in partnership with our member libraries. To...

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Wednesday, March 6 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Mid-Hudson Library System is now a Girls Who Code Community Partner! This online session is open to all MHLS member library staff who are interested in learning how to start a free Girls Who Code Club, sponsor a Summer Coding Session or simply want to learn more about this worldwide program.

Join Michaela Burger, Girls Who Code Community Partnerships & Outreach Senior Associate, to get an overview of what your library can offer and how to get started. Bring your questions!

This event is part of the MHLS EDI in Libraries Series.
MHLS is committed to working with member libraries to create space for discussion, self-reflection, and resources to aid in the development of more inclusive collections, programs, and partnerships with an overarching goal to build empathy, respect and understanding among neighbors, to activate civic engagement, and to build community resilience that will authentically uphold our core values of diversity, democracy, and social responsibility.

The Mid-Hudson Library System is now a Girls Who Code Community Partner! This online session is open to all MHLS member library staff who are interested in learning how to start a free Girls Who Code Club, sponsor a Summer Coding Session or simply want to learn more about this...

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Thursday, March 7 12:00 pm

The MHLS Board Packet will be available on the Mid-Hudson Library System Board of Trustees page.

The MHLS Board Packet will be available on the Mid-Hudson Library System Board of Trustees page.

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Friday, March 8 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Meeting of the Columbia County Library Association

Meeting of the Columbia County Library Association

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Sunday, March 10 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain Top Library

Meeting of the Greene County Library Association.

Meeting of the Greene County Library Association.

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