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October 2023

Tuesday, October 3 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Claverack Free Library

LOCATION: Claverack Free Library – Gallery

Directions and Parking

This session will prepare member library staff for the upcoming rollout of MHLS’s new public facing library catalog, Vega Discover. This session will familiarize member library staff with the features and functions within Vega discover and provide tips for navigation and ensures all staff will have the opportunity to get comfortable with promoting this to patrons.

For questions, please contact Laurie Shedrick at lshedrick@midhudson.org.

LOCATION: Claverack Free Library - Gallery Directions and Parking This session will prepare member library staff for the upcoming rollout of MHLS's new public facing library catalog, Vega Discover. This session will familiarize member library staff with the features and functions within Vega discover and provide tips for navigation and...

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Tuesday, October 3 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Climate justice recognizes the disproportional impacts of climate change on the people and places least responsible for the problem: systematically oppressed communities and communities of color. Libraries that approach climate action through the lens of climate justice can accelerate necessary work in communities to ensure all are heard in disaster preparedness and emergency management work. Learn how to think like a 21st century economist and how libraries can help lead the way to a just transition of our communities to strengthen community resilience and livability not just in the aftermath of climate change-driven disasters, but well before they ever happen.

Presented by: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (MLS, LEED AP), Executive Director, Mid-Hudson Library System (NY) and Co-founder/Current President, Sustainable Libraries Initiative (SLI), and Author; additional presenter info coming soon.

REGISTER HERE Climate justice recognizes the disproportional impacts of climate change on the people and places least responsible for the problem: systematically oppressed communities and communities of color. Libraries that approach climate action through the lens of climate justice can accelerate necessary work in communities to ensure all are heard...

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Wednesday, October 4 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This is a post-graduate level course for those library directors/staff enrolled in the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University working towards an Advanced Certificate in Public Library Administration.

This is a closed group. For more information visit their website here. Questions about this program can be addressed to MHLS Executive Director Rebekkah Smith Aldrich.

This is a post-graduate level course for those library directors/staff enrolled in the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University working towards an Advanced Certificate in Public Library Administration. This is a closed group. For more information visit their website here. Questions about this program can...

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Wednesday, October 4 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mid-Hudson Library System Auditorium

This session will prepare member library staff for the upcoming rollout of MHLS’s new public facing library catalog, Vega Discover. This session will familiarize member library staff with the features and functions within Vega discover and provide tips for navigation and ensures all staff will have the opportunity to get comfortable with promoting this to patrons.

This session will prepare member library staff for the upcoming rollout of MHLS's new public facing library catalog, Vega Discover. This session will familiarize member library staff with the features and functions within Vega discover and provide tips for navigation and ensures all staff will have the opportunity to get...

Click here for event and registration info.


Thursday, October 5 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
East Fishkill Community Library

DirectionsAmple Parking onsite

This session will prepare member library staff for the upcoming rollout of MHLS’s new public facing library catalog, Vega Discover. This session will familiarize member library staff with the features and functions within Vega discover and provide tips for navigation and ensures all staff will have the opportunity to get comfortable with promoting this to patrons.

For questions, please contact Laurie Shedrick at lshedrick@midhudson.org.

Directions - Ample Parking onsite This session will prepare member library staff for the upcoming rollout of MHLS's new public facing library catalog, Vega Discover. This session will familiarize member library staff with the features and functions within Vega discover and provide tips for navigation and ensures all staff will...

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Thursday, October 5 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mid-Hudson Library System Auditorium

This is a workshop for MHLS member libraries participating in the Turning Outward cohort program.

This is a workshop for MHLS member libraries participating in the Turning Outward cohort program.

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Friday, October 6 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

At this meetup we’ll check in with MHLS member library teams going for a 414 vote this year, share best practices and ensure your team is on track to hit all of the required milestones for a successful vote. This is also an opportunity to learn from your peers also working on 414 vote campaigns this year.

At this meetup we'll check in with MHLS member library teams going for a 414 vote this year, share best practices and ensure your team is on track to hit all of the required milestones for a successful vote. This is also an opportunity to learn from your peers also...

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Tuesday, October 10 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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The MHLS Directors Association has prioritized advocacy for equitable access and pricing to digital books. To this end, we have invited Dr. Alan S. Inouye, Senior Director of Public Policy & Government Relations for the American Library Association to brief the MHLS Community on:

  • Recent developments in libraries, publishing industry, legislatures, and the courts. Where are we today?
  • The bigger picture: Intersections with book banning/censorship and other library and policy interests
  • What are the likely directions and prospects for the near-term?
  • Thoughts on the long-term. What strategic options are available to us?

Speaker Bio: Alan S. Inouye is senior director of public policy & government relations for the American Library Association. Previously, he was a coordinator of the President’s Council of Advisors of Science and Technology, Executive Office of the President and a study director at the National Academy of Sciences. Alan completed his Ph.D. in library and information studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Early in his career, he was an engineer and manager in Silicon Valley.

Attendance at this event can be applied toward NYS Trustee Education requirements.

REGISTER HERE The MHLS Directors Association has prioritized advocacy for equitable access and pricing to digital books. To this end, we have invited Dr. Alan S. Inouye, Senior Director of Public Policy & Government Relations for the American Library Association to brief the MHLS Community on: Recent developments in libraries,...

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Wednesday, October 11 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meeting of the Greene County Libraries Association.

Meeting of the Greene County Libraries Association.

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Thursday, October 12 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Presented by Right To Be

If your team interfaces with the public, chances are they will face moments of escalation and will need to know what to do. Conflict de-escalation requires patience, a willingness to listen, and an ability to see the humanity in everyone. Using Right To Be’s Observe-Breathe-Connect methodology, we’ll learn how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether de-escalation is the right action. We’ll also learn how to connect with others by validating their feelings and helping diffuse the situation — even if we don’t understand them or agree with them. We’ll have time at the end to practice using real-life scenarios. Your team will leave armed with de-escalation techniques so that they can navigate these moments as workplace leaders.

This webinar is open to all MHLS member library directors, staff and trustees.

Though this session will be held online it will not be recorded to help foster a safe space for participants to have an open dialogue.

Presented by Right To Be If your team interfaces with the public, chances are they will face moments of escalation and will need to know what to do. Conflict de-escalation requires patience, a willingness to listen, and an ability to see the humanity in everyone. Using Right To Be’s Observe-Breathe-Connect...

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