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Vol. 14-01                                                                                                                    1.7.14
Mark Your Calendars!

Start planning now for some of the many "library holidays" coming up in 2014! Many of these events are sponsored by the American Library Association or other organizations that provide marketing materials for the event! These can be great programming and PR opportunities in your community:

MHLS Announcements

Annual Report to New York State Deadline: Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

MHLS will be closed on the following dates in 2014. There will be no delivery on these days:

  • January 20
  • February 17
  • May 26
  • July 4
  • September 1
  • November 11
  • November 27
  • November 28
  • December 25 

2014 Directors Association Meeting Schedule:

  • January 8 (snow date 1/9)
  • February 6 (snow date 2/7)
  • March 5 (snow date 3/6)
  • April 3
  • May 6
  • June 5
  • July 25
  • September 10
  • October 7
  • November 12
  • December 5
Professional Development

2014 Conference Dates:

Resource Sharing & Sierra

Now is a great time for directors and staff to review the MHLS Resource Sharing Standards approved by the Director's Association. These are the rules that all 66 member libraries agree on to facilitate the amazing sharing network of the Mid-Hudson Library System. The Standards are accessible at http://kb.midhudson.org 


All documentation related to the ILS (Sierra) and related procedural documents have been moved to "The Knowledge Base": kb.midhudson.org, including those related to Web Management Reports, WAM reports and Overdrive statistics. New documentation will only be updated on kb.midhudson.org. If you have any questions regarding the site, please get in touch with Eric McCarthy, MHLS Automation Coordinator at emccarthy@midhudson.org or x221.

Job Openings

The Beekman Library seeks an energetic, creative candidate for the position of Library Assistant/ Adult Programmer. The primary responsibility of this position is to plan, promote, and implement both traditional and innovative programs for adults. Candidate must possess excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, mobile devices and e-readers as well as the ability to teach basic computer skills to adults. Bachelor's degree and two years of library or equivalent experience required. Part-time: 20-25 hours per week. Salary: $12-$14 per hour. Vacation and personal time. Send letter of interest and resume to Carol Rodriguez, Director: crodriguez@beekmanlibrary.org.

MHLS recommends that the minimum starting salary of a full or part-time librarian with an MLS degree be at least equal to that of a teacher with a master's degree in the same community.


Member Libraries are welcome to submit items of interest and job openings to the MHLS Bulletin: bulletin@midhudson.org

The MHLS Bulletin is available on line at http://midhudson.org/bulletins/main.htm.