For Members

Oct
7
Fri
MHLS Mini Conference on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)
Oct 7 @ 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Registration is open for the MHLS Mini Conference on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) taking place Friday, October 7th, 2022, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. This free online event will highlight trends and best practices in creating more inclusive and more equitable library spaces through keynotes from recognized leaders in EDI initiatives as well as panel discussions of practitioners from local MHLS member libraries.

 

Please register for each session you would like to attend. Certificates of attendance will be sent to participants after the event.

 

MORNING SESSION: 9:30 am – 12:15 pm | REGISTER

This morning session is designed for library board members, directors, and administrators, but all are welcome to attend. ????

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  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Freddimir García, Co-Founder & Program Advisor for The Board Institute, Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress
  • Topic: Inclusive Leadership | Unmanaged Bias Limits Leadership
  • We will be taking an excursion to understand the practical practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion while also identifying the key elements of an inclusive leader as a board member. We will challenge ourselves to also recognize the power of our minds and together, discover the functions and impacts of bias in our approach to governance decisions and board recruitment.

 

  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Members of the Mid-Hudson Library System Board of Trustees EDI Working Group will share their experiences and resources developed over the last two years. Facilitated by MHLS Executive Director Rebekkah Smith Aldrich.

 

AFTERNOON SESSION 12:45 pm – 3:30 pm | REGISTER

This afternoon session is designed for library staff and directors, but all are welcome to attend.

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Maria Estrella, Founder of Young Diverse Readers
  • Topic: Flourishing Institutions: Best Practices for Inclusive and Equitable Library Spaces
  • It’s crucial for libraries to successfully foster and continue a culture where diversity, equity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the center of every library initiative. During this presentation, attendees will be introduced to basic EDI concepts, theories, and terminology key for establishing and continuing inclusive and equitable library spaces.
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Gina Loprinzo, Brewster Public Library Director, Erik Brown, Racial Equity & Social Justice Committee Co-Chair, Desmond-Fish Public Library and Rhiannon Leo-Jameson, NorthEast Millerton Library Director will talk about their experiences in implementing practices and programs at the local level to help engage their communities in conversations around diversity and employing hiring practices to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment.
Oct
10
Mon
SALS Closed and No Delivery
Oct 10 all-day

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

Oct
13
Thu
Navigating Personalities in Library Administration
Oct 13 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Title: Navigating Personalities in Library Administration

Description: Working in library administration means facing complex group dynamics every day. In this presentation, we will briefly discuss elements of effective collaboration and communication with different personalities when working with library Trustees, Friends groups, and staff. The audience will also have an opportunity to ask questions about specific situations that they may be facing in their library.

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Online

Please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K8JNSQJ

Oct
17
Mon
SALS Friends Council
Oct 17 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The SALS Friends Council, a virtual meet-up of Friends of the Library groups supporting SALS member libraries, will take place at 7 pm Monday, October 17. Join in the conversation about how to launch and support a vibrant Friends group at your library, and hear from colleagues throughout the SALS region — and New York State!

Oct
18
Tue
SALS Board of Trustee Meeting
Oct 18 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

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

SALS is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: June Board of Trustee Meeting
Time: Jun 21, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Oct
19
Wed
Library of Things: The What, Why, and How of Lending Objects
Oct 19 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Library of Things: The What, Why, and How of Lending Objects

Explore all aspects of hosting a Library of Things, including selecting, budgeting, cataloging, displaying, sustaining, and marketing.

Hey library workers, are you thinking of starting a Library of Things for your community? From tools to toys, cameras to kitchen appliances, fishing gear to musical instruments, and from blood pressure monitors to robots – you can do it! The presenters will talk about launching these collections for a small library and a large suburban children’s collection. They will highlight their experiences selecting, budgeting, cataloging, displaying, sustaining, and marketing their Library of Things. They will also share what has and hasn’t worked, and you’ll leave with strategies for making the right decisions for your community.

Presented by: Dania Souid, Young Adult Services Librarian, Baldwinsville Public Library (NY); and Lindsay Delaney, Freelance Librarian (OR)

For more info and to register visit here: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/library-of-things.html

Oct
20
Thu
De-Escalation for Frontline Staff
Oct 20 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

People from all walks of life visit libraries for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, sometimes their behaviors are inappropriate for the library setting. They might push boundaries, be passive aggressive, act irrationally, try to bully staff, etc. In this workshop we will discuss common difficult customer service scenarios particular to working in libraries and identify best practices for de-escalation.

Participants will use breakout rooms to role play troubling behaviors and responding to them.

The workshop presenters are:

  • Bridget Farrell (she/her), Interim Associate Dean of Student and Scholar Services, University of Denver
  • Lindsay Gypin (she/her), Data Services Librarian, University of North Carolina Greensboro

This interactive event will be held on Zoom, and will include the use of breakout rooms. It will NOT be recorded.

This workshop is a collaborative effort of Capital District Library Council, Upper Hudson Library System, and the Southern Adirondack Library System.

Oct
21
Fri
Director’s Council
Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Oct
27
Thu
Effective Meetings Utilizing Parliamentary Procedure Webinar
Oct 27 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Effective Meetings Utilizing Parliamentary Procedure Webinar

October 27, 2022  |  5:00 pm – 6:30 pm  | Online

 

Effective Meetings Utilizing Parliamentary ProcedurePresented by Adrian Stratton, PRP

REGISTER HERE

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 meetings. Attendees will:

  • Gain an understanding of Robert’s Rules of Order
  • Learn how to conduct more effective, fair and equable meetings
  • Encourage respectful discussions and debates
  • Utilize time management to fulfill the business of the library

Our presenter: Mr. Adrian Stratton, MBA, PRP, CP is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians and the American Institute of Parliamentarians. An active parliamentarian, Mr. Stratton advises organizations on procedure and governance and has conducted workshops for diverse participants on fundamental issues impacting contemporary deliberative participation. His ideas on parliamentary law have been published in several journals including the National Parliamentarian and the Parliamentary Journal. Mr. Stratton currently serves as President of the New York Association of Parliamentarians and was recently named the parliamentarian for the American Library Association: https://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2022/04/stratton-named-ala-parliamentarian

 

SPECIAL OFFER: Mr. Stratton will be donating free consultations to two lucky attendees! 1) a bylaws review session and 2) a one-hour board consultation. The winners will be selected from among those in attendance. The time of these consultations will be coordinated with the winners.

 

This webinar is brought to you thanks to a partnership with the Public Library System Directors Organization of New York State and the Library Trustees Association Section of the New York Library Association.

 

REGISTER HERE

Nov
11
Fri
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
15
Tue
SALS Board of Trustee Meeting
Nov 15 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

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

SALS is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: June Board of Trustee Meeting
Time: Jun 21, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 827 9750 0240
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Nov
24
Thu
SALS Closed and No Delivery
Nov 24 all-day

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

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

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*There will be no delivery to any SALS library on these days*

Dec
9
Fri
League of Extraordinary New Directors
Dec 9 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

League of Extraordinary New Directors

Please save the date for our next session, scheduled for 10 am Friday, December 9, when State Librarian Lauren Moore will join us to share the Regent’s Advisory Council Vision 2022, a document shaping the direction for libraries in New York State.

Dec
23
Fri
SALS Closed and No Delivery
Dec 23 all-day

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

Dec
26
Mon
SALS Closed and No Delivery
Dec 26 all-day

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

Jan
2
Mon
SALS Closed and No Delivery
Jan 2 all-day

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

Jan
16
Mon
SALS Closed and No Delivery
Jan 16 all-day

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

Jan
17
Tue
SALS Board of Trustee Meeting
Jan 17 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

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

SALS is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: June Board of Trustee Meeting
Time: Jun 21, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 827 9750 0240
Passcode: 767958
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+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 827 9750 0240
Passcode: 767958
Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kbB1fXkEH

 

 

 

 

Feb
20
Mon
SALS Closed and No Delivery
Feb 20 all-day

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