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We’re Hiring

MHLS Seeks New Tech Support Specialist (part-time): Works under the direction of the IT Operations Supervisor; provides phone, email, and in- person support to member libraries; analyzes and resolves hardware, software and networking/ communication problems; assists in managing library websites; provides documentation/training on technical issues, assists in managing server and network equipment, provides technical advice

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Text Messaging Notifications Coming October 1st

Text messaging notifications for patrons will be available starting October 1st. As part of the Sierra Roadmap rollout of new products approved by the DA, patrons will be able to opt in to receive text messages. Text messaging gets the information that patrons need out to them more quickly and conveniently, wherever they are.  More

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Please Return Extra Delivery Bins

With the annual increase in the MHLS delivery volume of the summer season winding down as well as the backlog of items after the Labor Day holiday, the MHLS Delivery Department requests that you please place any accumulated and extra delivery bins next to your regular outgoing bins for the driver to pick up and

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Climate Week September 23-29

Hudson Valley communities and organizations are joining forces to promote and take part in Climate Week 2019, from September 23-29, a global educational event. This year, Sustainable Hudson Valley and the Hudson Valley Climate Solutions Network are promoting a high profile, action-oriented program with support from the New York Library Association’s Sustainability Thinking and Action

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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

It is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. ALA provides a variety of free tools and ideas for promoting Library Card

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MHLS Social Media Roundtable

Join us for the first meeting of the MHLS Social Media Roundtable on September 20th from 10:00-11:30am in the MHLS auditorium. The roundtable is for member library staff and trustees to discuss how libraries use social media, ask questions, share their current practices, and learn about upcoming trends in the marketing world that will affect

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Sierra Hands-on Create Lists – Level 2 Workshop

This workshop is designed for people who are regular users of Sierra Create Lists and are familiar with creating and running basic reports. At this event we will cover: How to build advanced Queries for Create Lists Getting specific with your search to find the data you need Identifying ‘problem’ records to clean up the

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End of Summer Get-Together for Programmers

There is still time to register for the End of Summer Get-Together for Programmers taking place on Monday, September 9th from 2:00-4:00pm in the MHLS Auditorium. The goal of this program is to encourage programmers to discuss what went well at their libraries during the summer, and what problems they learned from in order to

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Sierra Users Group

The Sierra Users Group event on Friday, August 23rd from 9:00am-12:00pm in the MHLS Auditorium offers an opportunity for staff, who use Sierra, to come together with peers from other libraries to discuss the platform and share ideas. The meeting agenda includes 2 sessions. From 9:00- 9:50am we will present a training session on custom

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Consumer Reports Subscription Ends August 31

The Consumer Reports subscription will end on Saturday, August 31st.  MHLS Tech Support will remove links from all Mid-Hudson hosted pages on that date. The Central Library Collection Development Committee made the recommendation to the Directors Association that the usage of Consumer Reports was too low to renew the product. The DA approved the recommendation

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