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Are You Ready to Advocate?

Be a champion! Join hundreds of library advocates from around the state on Wednesday, February 27th in Albany. MHLS makes the day easy. We make the appointments with legislators for you. We organize bus transportation to Albany. We just ask that you join us in fighting to restore library aid. Your voice matters! To learn more about Library Advocacy Day and to register visit

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Join Us for Library Advocacy Day – February 27

Join us, and encourage others to join us, in Albany for Library Advocacy day on February 27!
MHLS makes the day easy by scheduling meetings with each Assemblymember and Senator that represents our region and through arranging transportation. Thanks to the generosity of area Friends Groups the ticket to ride the bus is just $5!  Learn more and register for this incredible event!

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Advocacy Day 2019

Library Advocacy Day in Albany is Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

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Power Guide

Download the free Power Guide for Successful Advocacy, your step-by-step guide to developing an advocacy campaign. As you go through the Power Guide, visit United for Libraries to see examples of talking points, flyers, petitions, and more.

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Facility Stewardship Series Now Available On Demand



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Risk Management

News of the fire at the Pleasant Valley Free Library has many libraries wondering if they are prepared for a similar situation. Is your insurance coverage adequate? Do you have backups and digital storage solutions in place? Check out the Risk Management Chapter of the new Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State to help you think through some of these issues.

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From the Archives…

The New York State Library provides an archive of on demand webinars for library trustees. Check out both full length and mini-webinars related to your essential responsibilities as a trustee such as board and director evaluation, planning and evaluation, finance and more!

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Don’t Miss the MHLS Annual Meeting!

Registration for the MHLS Annual Meeting closes on October 24th! Don’t miss out! Our keynote speaker will be Garry Golden, professional futurist!

Click here for more info and to register.

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New Trustee Handbook

A new edition of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State is now available both in print, for $5.00 a copy and online, for free, through the New York State Library’s website.

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Upcoming Trustee Workshops

Essentials: Roles & Responsibilities

Saturday, September 22nd from 9:30 am-12:30 pm @Kingston Library

Financial & Fiduciary Responsibility

Tuesday, September 25 from 5:30 – 8:30pm

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