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Annual Report Reviews In Progress

Thank you to all member libraries for completing the Annual Report!

The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) will be reviewing all of your reports over the next week for errors that might trigger alerts at the State level, and reaching out to library directors to make any necessary updates. Your timely response to these updates is much appreciated, and helps MHLS move the reports to the state and secure the funding tied to this reporting more quickly.

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Annual Reports Due Friday!

All member library 2018 Annual Reports are due by Friday, February 15th at 5:00pm.
Questions should be directed to Casey Conlin, MHLS Library Sustainability Coordinator:

Visit ‘MHLS Tips for Member Libraries for Completing the Annual Report’ for tips and information to help make the process of completing your 2018 annual report easier.

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Annual Reports Due Feb. 15

The 2018 Annual Report for Public and Association Libraries software is unlocked and ready for libraries to use. All reports are due to MHLS on Friday, February 15th.

Visit ‘MHLS Tips for Member Libraries for Completing the Annual Report’ for tips and information to help make the process of completing your 2018 annual report easier.

Please remember to add to your February or March Board meeting agenda the ‘review and acceptance of the library annual report

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Start the New Year Off Right!

Now is a great time for directors and staff to review the MHLS Resource Sharing Standards approved by the MHLS Directors Association. These are the rules that all 66 member libraries agree to use to facilitate the amazing sharing network of the Mid-Hudson Library System!

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Civics & Citizenship Toolkit

Your library is eligible for a free copy of the Civics and Citizenship Toolkit. Libraries with the 2007 or 2009 editions, in their collections, should replace them with the newest edition (2016).
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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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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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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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Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy & Training

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.

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