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2020 Census Complete Count Committees

Libraries will play a critical role in providing digital access and assistance for completing the Census, and educating people, including families with young children, about the benefits of completing the Census, and why it’s in their interest to fill it out. Some libraries have already begun partnering with local organizations in their community to get

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MHLS Seeks Board Members

Mid-Hudson Library System is seeking candidates from Columbia, Dutchess and Greene counties to fill three Board seats. Nominations are due prior to July 1st. COLUMBIA COUNTY – ONE SEAT: (5-year term-2020-2024). Please send names and contact information of nominee(s) to AnnaLee Dragon, Chair of the Columbia County Library Directors Association: annalee.giraldo@kinderhooklibrary.org DUTCHESS COUNTY – ONE

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Essential Documents Inventory Workbook

The Essential Documents Inventory Workbook has been updated to reflect changes in the 2018 edition of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State as well as the NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy. Download the latest version of the MHLS Essential Documents Inventory Workbook (Excel) to help keep track of your library’s policy development.

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Helping All Trustees Succeed (HATS) Mini-Webinar Series

The spring MHLS Trustee education series is coming to a close but there are resources available to tide you over until the fall series begins. Check out this series of 10-15 minute presentations from Helping All Trustees Succeed (HATS). Each gives a quick overview of critical information that all trustees need to know. Topics include:

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Advanced Level Trustee Education: Strategic Thinking: Advocacy & Planning Workshop

There is still time to register for Advanced Level Trustee Education: Strategic Thinking: Advocacy & Planning Workshop on Tuesday, May 21 from 5:30-8:30pm in the MHLS Auditorium. This advanced-level course is for trustees who have been on the board for at least a year. It is recommended that trustees have already attended the Trustee Essentials

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2018 Edition-Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State

The latest edition of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State is available both in print, for $5.00 a copy and online, for free, through the New York State Library’s website. Authored by Jerry Nichols, Palmer School of Library and Information Science and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Mid-Hudson Library System Executive Director.

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Advanced Level Trustee Education: Strategic Thinking: Advocacy & Planning

Trustees have two opportunities to attend the Advanced Level Trustee Education: Strategic Thinking: Advocacy & Planning workshop. Saturday, May 4th | 9:30AM – 12:30PM | Kinderhook Memorial Library Tuesday, May 21st | 5:30 – 8:30PM | MHLS Auditorium   This advanced-level course is for trustees who have been on the board for at least a

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Intermediate Level Trustee Education: Financial & Fiduciary

Library boards are trusted with public and private funds to provide quality library service to their community. Transparency and accountability must be at the forefront as a board makes decisions pertaining to the library’s finances. This course will focus on the financial and fiduciary responsibility involved with the library budget, library funding, financial policies, reports

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Intermediate Level Trustee Education: Legal Issues

This intermediate workshop is a new addition to the MHLS trustee education series. There are a number of laws and regulations that directly and indirectly apply to and impact libraries in New York State. This program provides a primer on what you need to know about how libraries are governed in NYS. This intermediate-level course

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Register Now for MHLS Trustee Training

There is still time to register for all upcoming workshops in the MHLS Trustee Training series. The first event will be Trustee Essentials on April 10th @ Hudson Area Association Library!

The education series will include:

  • Trustee Essentials
  • Intermediate Level Workshops: Financial & Fiduciary and Legal Issues
  • Advanced Level Workshop: Strategic Thinking: Advocacy & Planning

For the listing of upcoming dates view the workshop notice.

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