Several meeting minutes were added today including:
January 23 4CLS Board Meeting Minutes were added to the 4CLS Board Page
The February & March BCPL Board minutes were added to the BCPL Board page
We have set up a separate page for information related to the annual report. The page includes links to Bibliostat, the outline of major changes for 2016, and the full instructions for the 2016 report.
We will also use this page to post the data member libraries need from the system to complete their report along with frequently asked questions.
SMIG now has a dedicated page on the intranet.
It includes links, notes from the last meeting and the date for the next meeting.
The page is located under the Groups tab. Or just search for SMIG.
Your input can help us focus our professional development efforts in 2017.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and indicate your interest level in the various suggested topics. There is also an opportunity to recommend topics that are not listed.
Go to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZJMPF6Q
Please complete the survey by December 31.
The Steering Committee has developed a fresh edition of the Member Satisfaction Survey.
Please share your input on system services. The survey is online here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/69DV5BJ
The deadline for entries is December 31, 2016.
On October 26, 4CLS hosted a Day of Learning, where a variety of speakers covered a number of topics. We have collected notes & handouts from the Day of Learning and assembled them here for future reference.
Legal Issues for Libraries
Speaker: Jared Mack, Esq. from Levene, Gouldin, & Thompson.
Right-Sizing Your Collection
Speaker: Megan Biddle, 4CLS. Slides
Speakers: Roz Conner & Linda Shea, Sidney Memorial Library; Kenneth Roman, George F. Johnson Memorial Library (Endicott)
Social Media in Libraries
Speakers: Tina Winstead, Huntington Memorial Library (Oneonta); Connie Dalrymple, Guernsey Memorial Library (Norwich)
Bonus: All About Instagram, School Library Journal (including some good follows)
On Wednesday, October 26, 4CLS will host a full day of workshops at the Sidney Memorial Library.
There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Return the Registration Form to Sherry Gorman by October 19.
9:15 – 9:30 – Registration
9:30 – 10:45 – Legal Issues for Libraries
10:50 – 12:00 – Right-Sizing Your Collection
12:00 – 1:30 – Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 2:30 – Managing Volunteers
2:30 – 3:30 – Social Media in Libraries
3:30 – 4:30 – Lightening Round
Sessions & Speakers:
Legal Issues for Libraries – Jared Mack, from the law firm of Levene, Gouldin, & Thompson will discuss several legal issues that libraries and non-profits face, with time at the end for some Q & A.
Right Sizing Your Collection – Megan Biddle, Collection Services Manager at 4CLS, will discuss collection management with an emphasis on adjusting your collection to fit and support the use of your patrons.
Managing Volunteers – Linda Shea and Roz Conner from Sidney Memorial Library will join Kenneth Roman from George F. Johnson Memorial Library (Endicott) to discuss their efforts to effectively recruit, manage, and direct the activities of volunteers in their libraries.
Social Media in Libraries – A panel discussion on the use of social media in libraries. The session will include tips & tricks from libraries inside and outside 4CLS. Speakers to be announced.
Lightening Round – An idea so good it was stolen from another conference! Each library present will get three minutes to speak about something good that happened at their library recently.