The bulk of the data 4CLS supplies for the annual report has been added.
1/22/2019 – Bandwidth info added (Bandwidth-2018) for questions 9.28 – 9.30)
The E-rate Page has been updated with a new 2019 version of the letter of agency that libraries must files so that 4CLS can apply for rebates on their behalf.
The letters should be returned to 4cls by January 31.
Join 4CLS Director Steve Bachman on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at Sidney Memorial Public Library for a basic overview of public library structure & governance in New York State and the roles & responsibilities of library trustees.
The program is free to attend, but registration is required.
8:30 – 9:00 – Coffee & Registration
9:00 – 10:30 – Conflict Resolution
10:45 – 11:45 – Collection Development: Policy & Practice
11:45 – 12:45 – Lunch (provided)
12:45 – 1:45 – Connecting the Dots: Community Library Collaborations
2:00 – 3:30 – Favorite Reads & Lightening Round
(See below for workshop descriptions)
Register using the form at the bottom by October 19.
Registrants will receive a confirmation, directions, and a parking pass
Workshop Descriptions & Speakers
Conflict Resolution – Representatives from Accord will offer tools and strategies for resolving and de-escalating conflict with patrons and co-workers.
Collection Development: Policy & Practice – Megan Biddle, 4CLS Collection Services Manager, will discuss several aspects of collection development, including the importance of policy and the practical maintenance of collections.
Connecting the Dots: Community Library Collaborations – Tom Vitale, Director of Patterson Library. Community connections within and outside of the library’s walls are crucial in today’s sharing economy. Tom will discuss ways to identify potential partners and forge constructive relationships with your community.
Favorite Reads & Lightening Round –Each attendee will get the opportunity to share a favorite read of 2018 and speak about something good that happened at the library recently. Share some good news & good books!
Lunch will include a vegetarian option. Please indicate dietary restrictions on the registration form
Join us for the Fall Chenango Regional Meeting, from 10 am to noon on Wednesday, September 12 at the Smyrna Public Library.
Join us for the Fall Delaware Regional Meeting, from 10 am to noon on Monday, September 10 at the Sidney Memorial Public Library.
Join us for the Fall Broome Regional Meeting, from 10 am to noon on Friday, September 7 at Mary Wilcox Memorial Library in Whitney Point.
Join us for the Fall Otsego Regional Meeting, from 10 am to noon on Thursday, September 6 at the Richfield Springs Public Library.
Updated circuit schedules for 2018-2019 have been added to the Circuits Page.
Get out your calendar-because on June 13th you’re BOOKED! 4CLS Day of Discovery This open house event is a fun and unique opportunity Come and tour your 4CLS headquarters! Library directors, managers, and support staff are all welcome and encouraged … Continue reading