STLS Consultant Blogs

Tips for Promoting STLS Online Resources

Do you need some helpful hints on promoting various STLS online resources including: STARCat, Freegal, Overdrive and Zinio? On Friday July 31st @ 1pm, Al Oliveras, Deputy Director of STLS, will be conducting a webinar highlighting some ways you can promote the availability and increase usage of these resources. Topics covered will include: adding banners and

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Website Accessibility Webinar (Archive)

On Wednesday July 15th, STLS hosted a Webinar on Website Accessibility. Representatives from AIM Independent Living Center (http://www.aimcil.com/) provided a wealth of information on the subject. Some highlights include an allusion to the Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities (Article 9) and Section 508 Of The Rehabilitation Act, a demonstration of WAVE (Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool, and information on

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Youth Services FLASH (7/16/2015)

Just a FLASH of insights, ideas and news for you….. Anime Collection and Programming Multi-day post on getting started with Anime in your collection and in your programming line-up: http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2015/07/01/anime-collection-development-programming-part-1-anime-collection-development/. At the bottom of the screen see links for posts to Part 2 & Part 3! Showcasing print concepts via ‘meta books’ Meta books are

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Wimodaughsian Website Wonders

So you have a website that someone else designed or set up for you and you just wish it looked more like you know it could look? That’s where Kim Graham, Wimodaughsian Library’s Senior Clerk found herself. Last month, STLS offered three digital literacy workshops for member libraries as part of the Expanding Community Education

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Youth Services FLASH (7/13/2015)

Just a FLASH of insights, ideas and news for you….. Shark Week on Flannel Friday The roundup of flannel board stories for Friday, July 10th focused on  SHARK Week. See all the contributions at Ms. Kelly at the Library site. http://mskellyatthelibrary.blogspot.com/ I LOVE, LOVE the interactive songs—“Five little fishies swimming in the sea, Teasing Mr.

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Outreach at Dundee Library Allows Success to Take Care of Itself

By Brian M. Hildreth, Executive Director – Southern Tier Library System It is evident Rachel’s program will have an impact on her community. How many people are participating? And, how many people are benefiting from one librarian’s initiative? My grandfather Wesley Secrist worked for the Ford Motor Company for more than 20 years. There wasn’t

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4 symbols: persons in a wheelchair, walking with a symbol cane, hands in signing motion, and a side view of a brain inside a human head.

Libraries are all about Accessibility!

This week’s Website Wednesday is about a pillar of librarianship: access. In statements generated by the American Library Association since 1939 (Library Bill of Rights (1939,1996), The Freedom to Read, and Freedom to View) the themes are freedom of access and the library’s responsibility to ensure equitable access to all persons in the community. As

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Youth Services FLASH (7/7/2015)

Programs that POP! The latest in Library Journal’s regular column, Programs that POP, has a grand idea for teens. Combines ingenuity, STEM, along with FUN-oh, and did I mention FOOD?! http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/07/opinion/programs-that-pop/keep-em-coming-back-for-smores-programs-that-pop/ Make S’mores with the sun and pizza boxes! The summary of this program, “They learned, they worked together, and they had fun!” What could be

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Youth Services FLASH (7/2/2015)

Just a FLASH of insights, ideas and news for you…..  Awful Library Books-Hoarding is not collection developmentJust for fun…have a look at some ‘gems’ that are found on library shelveshttp://awfullibrarybooks.net/.  But, more important…see the tabs that highlight WHY we weed and the links to sites for weeding methods etc.  Also remember, STLS can assist you

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Continuing Crucial Connections

By Brian M. Hildreth, Executive Director – Southern Tier Library System; Friday, June 26th, 2015 This week, STLS team members embarked upon a new initiative. The project was discussed and created during an STLS staff meeting in April. By now, a good majority of member libraries are aware of this venture because they were participants. In total, STLS team

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Upcoming STLS Events

Sep
8
Tue
9:00 am Allegany County Public Library D...
Allegany County Public Library D...
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Allegany County Public Library Directors’ Association meetings are open to all STLS member public library directors in Allegany County.
Sep
15
Tue
2:00 pm STLS Board of Trustees Meeting @ See Board Website for scheduled location
STLS Board of Trustees Meeting @ See Board Website for scheduled location
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Southern Tier Library System Board of Trustees meetings are public and allow for public expression at the conclusion of business items.
Sep
30
Wed
9:30 am Director’s Advisory Council @ Pulteney Free Library
Director’s Advisory Council @ Pulteney Free Library
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Director’s Advisory Council meetings are open to STLS Member Library Directors.
Oct
20
Tue
2:00 pm STLS Board of Trustees Meeting @ See Board Website for scheduled location
STLS Board of Trustees Meeting @ See Board Website for scheduled location
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Southern Tier Library System Board of Trustees meetings are public and allow for public expression at the conclusion of business items.
Nov
17
Tue
2:00 pm STLS Board of Trustees Meeting @ See Board Website for scheduled location
STLS Board of Trustees Meeting @ See Board Website for scheduled location
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Southern Tier Library System Board of Trustees meetings are public and allow for public expression at the conclusion of business items.
Nov
18
Wed
9:30 am Director’s Advisory Council @ Dormann Library
Director’s Advisory Council @ Dormann Library
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Director’s Advisory Council meetings are open to STLS Member Library Directors.
Dec
15
Tue
2:00 pm STLS Board of Trustees Meeting @ See Board Website for scheduled location
STLS Board of Trustees Meeting @ See Board Website for scheduled location
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Southern Tier Library System Board of Trustees meetings are public and allow for public expression at the conclusion of business items.

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