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Vol. 14-26                                                                                                                      7.1.14
Enhanced Content: Article Search

Searching for Articles in the New Catalog [http://search.midhudsonlibraries.org]: The new Encore Catalog Plus Articles service includes three (3) databases:


Opposing Viewpoints In Context provides contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues and is cited as particularly helpful to students conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, and creating presentations.


General OneFile includes 500 travel guides (hundreds of Fodor's titles published since 2006) and a full collection of NPR audio programs including transcripts and links to more than 5,000 video files of shows such as The Today Show, NBC Nightly News and Meet the Press.  


Academic OneFile features nearly 14,000 indexed titles, including more than 10,000 peer-reviewed journals and the full-text of The New York Times and the Times (London) from 1985.


Notice anything amiss? MHLS is requesting that you let us know when you find a problem with a search and/or search result. In order to resolve a problem, we need information in writing that will allow MHLS/Innovative (III) to replicate the exact search/result issue you wish to report. Please send Robert Drake [rdrake@midhudson.org] a written, step-by-step description of any Encore search/result issue. By working together we can make the new catalog be the best that it can be!

MHLS Announcements
MHLS will be closed on Friday, July 4th. There will be no deliveries on this date.
MHLS Libraries

MHLS welcomes new directors to member libraries:

  • Laura Stein has been named the new director of the Grinnell Public Library District in Wappingers Falls. Laura was previously the assistant director at Grinnell.    
  • Julie DeLisle has been named the new director of the Chatham Pubic Library. Julie was previously the director of the Brunswick Community Library in the Upper Hudson Library System.   
  • Alice Graves has been named the new director of the Clinton Community Library. Alice was formerly the library manager at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL.
Professional Development

Free Webinar: Makerspaces in Libraries: Legal Considerations - Your community is supercharged about the new makerspace planned for your library. All systems are full speed ahead, and the staff is ready. But wait. Have you considered all the issues? For instance,

  • Do you know about the liability issues inherent in makerspace programs?
  • What can your library do to protect itself from liability?
  • What elements should be in user waivers and in partnership agreements?
  • Can the library protect itself from intellectual property liability when patrons use library equipment to create and copy all types of works using library tools and equipment such as 3D printers?

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will understand ways to:

  • Minimize liability through waivers and insurance
  • Point users to intellectual property resources to minimize their risks
  • Register the library with U.S. Copyright Office to minimize its exposure to copyright liability from user generated content
  • Frame a partnership agreement with an outside provider

This webinar will be of interest to library program planners, Administration, and those interested in makerspace activities. Register or learn more.

Registration is Now Open for International Games Day (IGD@YL): November 15, 2014! International Games Day @ your library is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. It is completely free to participate! In fact it is cheaper than free, because after registering you stand a chance to get free donations for your library, and the web site for the program offers a free press kit with press release templates and posters. Register Today!  
Youth Services

Summer Reading is fast approaching. How is your library promoting upcoming programs? Stephanie McElrath of the Saugerties Public Library makes her school visits fun for everyone by dressing up as a mad scientist.    


The New York State Library, as part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, is pleased to announce nine new translations of a summer reading tip sheet for parents of young children, "Easy Ways to Grow a Reader" and one for parents of school age children, "10 Easy Ways to get Children to Read this Summer." The flyers, translated by Queens Library, contain helpful tips that parents can use to prepare their child for success when they enter kindergarten and to encourage and motivate their children to read during the summer months. The flyers are now available in English, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Haitian Creole, French, Korean, Polish, Russian, and Spanish. The flyers are available for download at The New York State Library

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 online at http://midhudson.org/bulletins/main.htm.