STLS Consultant Blogs

The Friday Follow-up: Youth Services Librarians are Ones to Remember

Friday Follow-up: a message from Brian M. Hildreth, STLS Executive Director   Youth Services Librarians Are Ones to Remember Librarians from across STLS convened for a day of learning and sharing during the 2017 summer learning workshop last week. Additional photos on our Facebook Page.     There are certain people we will always remember. It is

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STLS Program Resources

Did you know that STLS loans out various resources to assist you with conducting programs within your library? Some of the items currently available include button makers (both 1 3/4 and 2 1/2 in), Ozobots (small programmable robots that encourage the development of basic coding skills) and a 3D printer. One of the newest editions to our list

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The Friday Follow-up: Record Attendance for STLS Advocates

Friday Follow-up: a message from Brian M. Hildreth, STLS Executive Director   Record Attendance for STLS Library Advocates   Representatives from Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben & Yates counties were introduced on the Assembly Floor last week during Library Advocacy Day. All four Southern Tier assembly representatives made it a point to welcome our advocates. Additional photos

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JobNow: A Comprehensive Resource to Assist Job Seekers in Your Community

I am sure at one time or another, you have helped out a library user requiring some type of job seeking assistance within your library. It may have been helping them create or improve a resume or cover letter, discover a new career, or answer questions on the dos and don’ts of a successful job interview. An indispensable tool to

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The Friday Follow-up: Images – Real People Real Dollars

Friday Follow-up: a message from Brian M. Hildreth, STLS Executive Director   Images – Real People Real Dollars “Book clubbers” at the David A. Howe Public Library demonstrate library savings through our library system-wide social media campaign, “Real People Real Dollars“. The campaign was created by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich and the Mid-Hudson Library System in 2016. STLS

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The Friday Follow-up: Advocates Applying Much Needed Pressure

Friday Follow-up: a message from Brian M. Hildreth, STLS Executive Director  Advocates Applying Much Needed Pressure   Representatives from Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben & Yates counties visited Senator O’Mara, Assemblyman Friend and Assemblyman Palmesano yesterday in Elmria. Representatives from Allegany County also visited Senator Young last week in Jamestown (photo to be shared next Friday Follow-up).     The

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Accessibility in the Digital Environment

I recently sat in on a webinar entitled, Striving for Accessibility in Library Services, presented by Nazely Kurkjian, Coordinator of Disability, Diversity, and Nontraditional Student Services from the State University of New York. The webinar focused primarily on accessibility within digital services. Here are a few things to know and share. Social Model of Disability (as opposed to

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An Introduction to Learning Circles

STLS recently hosted a webinar featuring Grif Peterson from P2PU (Peer to Peer University) who provided an introduction to a new trend within public libraries called Learning Circles. Here are some key points from the presentation. What is a Learning Circle? A “lightly-facilitated” study group for learners who would like to take freely available online courses. To discover some

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The Friday Follow-up: Saying “Thank You” to Our Dynamic Board President

Friday Follow-up: a message from Brian M. Hildreth, STLS Executive Director  Saying “Thank You” to Our Dynamic Board President   (L-R) Me, Denise King and Pat Selwood. Denise chaired her last board meeting as President on January 17, 2017. She served in this role fantastically for 3 years, which is the longest someone can serve as board president.

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The Friday Follow-up: Governor Cuts $191,760 in Aid to Southern Tier Libraries

Friday Follow-up: a message from Brian M. Hildreth, STLS Executive Director   Governor Cuts $191,760 in Aid to Southern Tier Libraries   Click here to call your State Senate and Assembly Representatives (This week we focus on our phone call campaign, next week we send emails and letters. Please read my important message below)   Last

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