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Free Webinar – Libraries are for Everyone : Tools to Protect Our Values & Show Up For Our Most Vulnerable Patrons

Date: Thursday, June 06, 2024Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMPlace: Online at https://clrc.org/event/webinar-everyone/Cost: Free (select Capital District Library Council as your ESLN Council when registering) As public libraries find themselves on the frontlines of our nation’s homelessness crisis, they strive to serve their most vulnerable patrons – diverse folks of all ages, living their private […]

Webinar – Alzheimer’s and Dementia Training for Library Staff

Date: Tuesday, June 04, 2024Time: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AMPlace: Online via Zoom Cost: Free Join us for a brief introduction on working with patrons and caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The presenter if Meaghan DeMento, Program Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York. Please register here: https://forms.gle/TeHw9vtmrQ6t4K9z9.   The Zoom […]

Free Webinar – Partnering with the National Library Service to Provide Materials and Services to People with Print Disabilities

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PMPlace: Online at https://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars/partneringnls?_zs=O7fUl1&_zl=nELc9Cost: Free Did you know that every state has at least one free talking book library to serve the print-disabled? These libraries serve patrons with low vision or blindness, reading disabilities (i.e. dyslexia, ADHD), or who struggle to comfortably hold a book. The […]

Velma K. Moore Award

The Velma K. Moore Award was established to honor the memory of Velma Moore, one of the charter members of the of The New York State Association of Library Boards (NYSALB), now the Library Trustees Association Section (LTAS) of New York Library Association (NYLA), and wife of former New York State Lt. Governor Frank C. […]

MVLS Board Meeting 5/16/2024

The Mohawk Valley Library System Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 9:30am at the MVLS Service Center, 858 Duanesburg Rd Schenectady 12306. Board Meeting materials can be found here Zoom Link is available here

Grant Opportunity – Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants

Schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations who help students that are below grade level or having trouble reading are eligible to apply. Applicant organizations must be located within 15 miles of a Dollar General Store. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas: CLICK HERE to apply for a 2024 Youth Literacy grant. Deadline […]

MVLS Board Meeting 3/21/2024

The Mohawk Valley Library System Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, March 24, 2024 at 9:30am at the MVLS Service Center, 858 Duanesburg Rd Schenectady 12306. Board Meeting materials can be found here

Trustee Handbook Book Club – What’s New in the 2023 Edition of the Trustee Handbook

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PMPlace: Online at https://midhudson.org/2024/02/trustee-handbook-book-club-2024-dates/ Join Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, co-author of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State, and friends for this fun and informative series! At each session, trustees will take a deeper dive into a topic relevant to their role and responsibilities as a library […]

Free Webinar – Grant Writing 101 : How to Write a Winning Grant

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PMPlace: Online at https://cdlc.libcal.com/event/11784476Presenter: Dr. Philpott-JonesCost: Free (select Capital District Library Council as your ESLN Council when registering) This workshop is designed for those who are relatively new to the world of grant writing or who have experience but want to brush up on their grant writing and submission skills. In this […]