Aug
5
Thu
Exploring the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model
Aug 5 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Exploring the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model

Explore the SOAR model as a strategy for developing asset-oriented initiatives as a step toward developing a more community-centered library.
Community-centered libraries engage staff in promoting and supporting positive change in their local communities. However, the steps for authentically engaging the community in problem-solving are often unclear. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model and learn how to use it as a facilitation tool for conducting meetings with their library communities. The role of digital programming as a SOAR response to the challenges of COVID-19 will be explored, with presenters and participants alike sharing their successes and challenges. This webinar is part 3 of a series on community-centered libraries made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information and to register visit here: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/exploring-the-soar-model.html
Aug
17
Tue
OurStoryBridge: Creating Community Through Stories
Aug 17 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

OurStoryBridge: Creating Community Through Stories

The OurStoryBridge project has released a free toolkit of resources for libraries to create online, three-to five- minute oral histories.

Our communities are made up of people and their stories. And what better place is there to help tell, share, and preserve these stories than the library! Sparked by the efforts of the Keene Valley Library in New York, OurStoryBridge is a project which helps libraries capture and share the rich social and cultural history of their communities. The project has released a free toolkit of resources for library staff and volunteers to create online, three-to five- minute oral histories, a format that appeals to young and old today. The toolkit includes everything a library needs to know to start a story project, such as step by step instructions, “how-to” videos, sample documents, and a guide to help teachers engage their students in community stories. Join the creator of OurStoryBridge and staff at two libraries who have implemented the program to hear their experiences with this inspiring and impactful project and learn how your library can participate.

Presented by: Jery Y. Huntley, Founder, OurStoryBridge and Adirondack Community, Keene Valley Library (NY); AJ Gooden, Supervisor, Igiugig Tribal Library (AK); and Debby Carter, Assistant Librarian, Tremonton City Library (UT)

Visit here for more info and to register: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/ourstorybridge.html

Aug
18
Wed
Director’s Council
Aug 18 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  Director’s Council Meeting
Wed, Aug 18, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/998705349

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 998-705-349

Join from a video-conferencing room or system.
Dial in or type: 67.217.95.2 or inroomlink.goto.com
Meeting ID: 998 705 349
Or dial directly: 998705349@67.217.95.2 or 67.217.95.2##998705349

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/998705349

Sep
6
Mon
SALS Closed and No Delivery
Sep 6 all-day

For more information, please see the SALS Holiday Schedule
*There will be no delivery to any SALS library on these days*

Sep
21
Tue
SALS Board of Trustee Meeting
Sep 21 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The SALS Board of Trustees meet every 3rd Tuesday at 1 pm unless otherwise posted.

More information is available on our website.

 

Sep
22
Wed
CFPB’s Your Money, Your Goals: Financial Empowerment for Your Community
Sep 22 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

CFPB’s Your Money, Your Goals: Financial Empowerment for Your Community

Learn about Your Money, Your Goals, a comprehensive tool created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to help empower people in your community who are developing financial knowledge.

Whether you’re talking to patrons about Covid-19, searching for a job, going to college, or deciding where to live, money is often a key concern. Guiding patrons through a complicated financial landscape, can be challenging and confusing, and can be unfair when the playing field is not level. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is focused on using all of their tools, including enforcement, rule-writing, and research to address systemic racism and economic inequality in the consumer financial system. One of the ways to address wealth inequality in the U.S. is through empowering people who are developing their financial knowledge. With the right tools and resources, you can start conversations on this essential topic which touches all our lives.

The CFPB provides a comprehensive tool, Your Money, Your Goals (YMYG). YMYG is a set of free financial empowerment materials for organizations that help people meet their financial goals by increasing their knowledge, skills, and resources. Join this session to explore resources you can use with patrons working on their financial goals and hear from the Norfolk Public Library about how they are using YMYG resources to close the financial literacy gap in their community. And also learn about ALA’s Financial Literacy Interest Group—a place to find support and share best practices for financial literacy in all libraries and communities.

Register Here: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/your-money-your-goals.html

 

Oct
11
Mon
SALS Closed and No Delivery
Oct 11 all-day

For more information, please see the SALS Holiday Schedule
*There will be no delivery to any SALS library on these days*

Oct
19
Tue
SALS Board of Trustee Meeting
Oct 19 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The SALS Board of Trustees meet every 3rd Tuesday at 1 pm unless otherwise posted.

More information is available on our website.

 

Trustee Handbook Book Club
Oct 19 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Trustee handbook book club logo. Open book with multicolored gears.

Join co-authors of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State Jerry Nichols and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich for this fun and informative series! Each month trustees are encouraged to read a chapter of the Trustee Handbook and send in questions that the authors will address at live events later this year.

Save the Dates – Registration opens in July!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021: Duties & Responsibilities

Tuesday, November 16, 2021: Library Board Meetings

Tuesday, December 14, 2021: Personnel

The live events will include a brief introduction to the chapter topic, tackle questions sent in advance by attendees, as well as address questions that come in live during the event.

Co-Moderators for the series:

  • Brian M. Hildreth, Executive Director, Southern Tier Library System
  • Ron Kirsop, Executive Director, Pioneer Library System.

Submit Your Questions Here

Promotional Partners

New York State LibraryPULISDO Public Library System Directors OrganizationLibrary Trustee Association of New York StatePublic Libraries Section - New York Libraries Association

Nov
11
Thu
SALS Closed and No Delivery
Nov 11 all-day

For more information, please see the SALS Holiday Schedule
*There will be no delivery to any SALS library on these days*

Nov
16
Tue
SALS Board of Trustee Meeting
Nov 16 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The SALS Board of Trustees meet every 3rd Tuesday at 1 pm unless otherwise posted.

More information is available on our website.

 

Trustee Handbook Book Club
Nov 16 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Trustee handbook book club logo. Open book with multicolored gears.

Join co-authors of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State Jerry Nichols and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich for this fun and informative series! Each month trustees are encouraged to read a chapter of the Trustee Handbook and send in questions that the authors will address at live events later this year.

Save the Dates – Registration opens in July!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021: Duties & Responsibilities

Tuesday, November 16, 2021: Library Board Meetings

Tuesday, December 14, 2021: Personnel

The live events will include a brief introduction to the chapter topic, tackle questions sent in advance by attendees, as well as address questions that come in live during the event.

Co-Moderators for the series:

  • Brian M. Hildreth, Executive Director, Southern Tier Library System
  • Ron Kirsop, Executive Director, Pioneer Library System.

Submit Your Questions Here

Promotional Partners

New York State LibraryPULISDO Public Library System Directors OrganizationLibrary Trustee Association of New York StatePublic Libraries Section - New York Libraries Association

Nov
25
Thu
SALS Closed and No Delivery
Nov 25 all-day

For more information, please see the SALS Holiday Schedule
*There will be no delivery to any SALS library on these days*

Nov
26
Fri
SALS Closed and No Delivery
Nov 26 all-day

For more information, please see the SALS Holiday Schedule
*There will be no delivery to any SALS library on these days*

Dec
14
Tue
Trustee Handbook Book Club
Dec 14 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Trustee handbook book club logo. Open book with multicolored gears.

Join co-authors of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State Jerry Nichols and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich for this fun and informative series! Each month trustees are encouraged to read a chapter of the Trustee Handbook and send in questions that the authors will address at live events later this year.

Save the Dates – Registration opens in July!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021: Duties & Responsibilities

Tuesday, November 16, 2021: Library Board Meetings

Tuesday, December 14, 2021: Personnel

The live events will include a brief introduction to the chapter topic, tackle questions sent in advance by attendees, as well as address questions that come in live during the event.

Co-Moderators for the series:

  • Brian M. Hildreth, Executive Director, Southern Tier Library System
  • Ron Kirsop, Executive Director, Pioneer Library System.

Submit Your Questions Here

Promotional Partners

New York State LibraryPULISDO Public Library System Directors OrganizationLibrary Trustee Association of New York StatePublic Libraries Section - New York Libraries Association

Dec
21
Tue
SALS Board of Trustee Meeting
Dec 21 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The SALS Board of Trustees meet every 3rd Tuesday at 1 pm unless otherwise posted.

More information is available on our website.

 

Dec
31
Fri
SALS Closed and No Delivery
Dec 31 all-day

For more information, please see the SALS Holiday Schedule
*There will be no delivery to any SALS library on these days*

Jan
18
Tue
SALS Board of Trustee Meeting
Jan 18 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The SALS Board of Trustees meet every 3rd Tuesday at 1 pm unless otherwise posted.

More information is available on our website.

 

Feb
15
Tue
SALS Board of Trustee Meeting
Feb 15 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The SALS Board of Trustees meet every 3rd Tuesday at 1 pm unless otherwise posted.

More information is available on our website.

 

Mar
15
Tue
SALS Board of Trustee Meeting
Mar 15 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The SALS Board of Trustees meet every 3rd Tuesday at 1 pm unless otherwise posted.

More information is available on our website.