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Free Webinar – Managing Effective Library Boards

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PMPlace: Online at https://tinyurl.com/3py75wd7Presenter: John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibraryCost: Free Regardless of the board type, there are common responsibilities such as policy, budget, facilities, and HR. To ensure effective board management, it’s important to have a well-organized agenda, follow a regular order, and use parliamentary […]

Trustee Handbook Book Club – Libraries for the Future : An Introduction to Sustainability as the Newest Core Value

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 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 […]

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 – Robert’s Rules of Order

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMPlace: Online at https://clrc.org/event/webinar-roberts-rules-2/Presenter: Steven Anderson, PRP A workshop to discover how parliamentary procedure, also known as Robert’s Rules of Order, can assist with better meetings. Robert’s Rules of Order is a tool that will give trustees and library staff the knowledge and framework to conduct effective, fair and equable […]

SLJ Presents : A Censorship Town Hall

Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2023Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PMPlace: Online at Presenter: PanelCost: Free Take the lead in defense of intellectual freedom! Learn strategies for effective coalition building, managing a crisis, and exercising legal options in the face of book banning efforts. In this free, virtual town hall, glean practical takeaways on how to take control and feel empowered in these challenging times. During […]

Free Webinar: Defending the Freedom to Read: Policies, Procedures, and Civic Engagement

Date: Monday, August 28, 2023Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PMPlace: Online at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrf-qvqjkiHtS266tltIGPKtpuSEY83hm3#/registrationPresenter: Jamie LaRueCost: Free The value of Intellectual Freedom has been an integral part of librarianship since the dawn of World War II. In recent years, we have seen an unprecedented surge of challenges to libraries across the country, primarily focused on resources concerning LGBTQ+ people and […]

Free Webinar – Departures and Arrivals : Succession Planning for Libraries

Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2023Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PMPlace: Online at https://lilrc.org/event-5284893Presenters: Kate Hall, Kathy ParkerCost: Free (select Other Library Resource Council, and then CDLC when registering) Libraries are like airports with continual arrivals and departures of key staff. In order to have takeoffs and landings go smoothly, directors and trustees need to prepare […]

Free Webinar – Open Meetings Law Virtual Training

Date: Friday, June 23, 2023Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AMPlace: Online at https://nyslibrary.libcal.com/event/10775272Presenters: Kristin O’Neill, NYS Committee on Open GovernmentCost: Free This session provides an opportunity for attendees to learn more about a public body’s responsibilities in relation to the Open Meetings Law, particularly about several recent statutory amendments.  The session will focus in part on recent changes […]

Free Webinar – Freedom of Information Law Virtual Training

Date: Friday, June 16, 2023Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AMPlace: Online at https://nyslibrary.libcal.com/event/10775249Presenters: Kristin O’Neill, NYS Committee on Open GovernmentCost: Free This session provides an opportunity for attendees to learn more about an agency’s responsibilities in relation to the Freedom of Information Law.  The class will provide an opportunity for questions and answers from the instructor.