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MHLS New Directors Forum

The MHLS New Directors Forum will take place on Thursday, February 3rd at 1:00 pm after the DA Business Meeting. The topic will be Grant Writing for Libraries. In this webinar, participants will learn how to incorporate grants as a part of a well-balanced basket of revenue streams; develop grant projects using community needs; identify library grant funding

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Digital Navigators of the Hudson Valley

Digital Navigators of the Hudson Valley (DNHV) applications are due by Friday, January 21st. The DNHV program will prepare library workers with new skills and resources to perform the duties of a Digital Navigator including, connecting community members to resources and services to secure affordable broadband, computers, and devices, and providing basic digital literacy training

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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources: As the COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise we wanted to remind you that MHLS staff continues to monitor state and federal guidance on behalf of member libraires. Routine COVID-19 updates are posted to the MHLS-Notice List and are archived at https://midhudson.org/covid19updates/

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The Funding Year 2022 FCC Form

The Funding Year (FY) 2022 FCC Form 471 application filing window will open on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022, at noon and will close on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022, at 11:59 pm. The E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC) Administrative Window will close January 10th 2022. Update your EPC profile by January 10, to ensure a smoother filing

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MHLS Events Calendar Launch

MHLS Events Calendar Launch: The migration to the new MHLS events calendar is now complete! The new calendar will include features to enhance the user experience and improve MHLS staff workflows while continuing to provide information about upcoming training and events and relevant county and system meetings. The new calendar will be available beginning December

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New Member Library Directors!

  Please welcome our two newest member library directors:  John Faria began working as the new director at the Putnam Valley Free Library on December 7th.  Ivy Gocker started as the new director of the Woodstock Public Library District the first week in December.  

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Library Instruction Round Table accepting submissions

The American Library Association (ALA) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is accepting submissions for two awards created to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award honors a practicing librarian for their contributions to information literacy and instruction. Winners will receive a $1,000 award, a plaque, and $500 to be used

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2021 NYLA Virtual Content

  #NYLA2021 virtual content, both on-demand and live programming, are back online through December 31st! All conference attendees will have free access to the virtual content in the Pheedloop platform up until December 31st. If you wish to view this content after this date, you will have to pay an additional fee. Visit here for

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Days Closed Form for 2022

REMINDER: MHLS needs to know your library’s Closed Dates for 2022. This information is necessary to edit the Sierra closed dates table. The easiest way to let us know the dates your library will be closed is to complete the Days Closed Form for 2022, which you can find in the Library Administrator’s Toolbox in

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The Myth of the Work/Life Balance for Small Library Directors

WebJunction presents The Myth of the Work/Life Balance for Small Library Directors on December 9th at 3:00 pm. This one-hour webinar explores how to find balance between your personal and professional life, in service of yourself and your community. Being the director of a small library means that you often can, and do, do it

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