Friday Follow-up

Perspectives from New Library Directors

By Brian M. Hildreth, Executive Director – Southern Tier Library System Friday, May 15th, 2015   One of the more exciting times for STLS team members is when new library directors begin their journey at a member library. I use the term “journey” quite literally because the life of a rural public librarian is always evolving. Most

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Dundee Library – Making Facebook Work

By Margo Gustina, Member Services Consultant – Southern Tier Library System Wednesday, May 12, 2015 WARNING: This Website Wednesday may contain news about the Member Library Directory that could be disturbing to some readers. 😉Before we launched the new website, there were two continuously maintained websites: one for the public and one for member libraries. While

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Foundation Grant Winners

A Week for FSTL Grants and Simple Approaches

By Brian M. Hildreth, Executive Director – Southern Tier Library System Friday, May 1st, 2015 Member librarians from eleven STLS libraries and all five counties received support from the Foundation for Southern Tier Libraries (FSTL). The Foundation was able to provide $10,285 in grants for 2015. Library projects will range from technology improvements to summer reading programs. “I have been fortunate

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Cuba Circulating Library – Serving the community since 1872

By Margo Gustina, Member Services Consultant – Southern Tier Library System Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Cuba Circulating Library uses images to familiarize new patrons with the location and give returning patrons consistency. Click here to visit Cuba Circulating Library’s Website “Transparency is important… As many ways as there are that you can share information and services

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Wayland Free Library – Excite * Explore * Engage

By Margo Gustina, Member Services Consultant – Southern Tier Library System Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Wayland Free Library uses WordPress to deliver their patrons a clear interface for all digital, collection, programming and reference services. Click here to visit Wayland Free Library’s Website “Lay it out on paper before adding content… it seems like a lot

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Spring CE Returns for a Second Year

By Brian M. Hildreth, Executive Director – Southern Tier Library System Friday, April 17, 2015 Click here to Register for the Spring CE “When it comes to member libraries, the people inside make public library services move forward. They are worth the investment.“ Library Systems in New York State offer some amazing cost-saving services for local libraries.

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Librarians Gear-up for Summer Reading 2015

By Brian M. Hildreth, Executive Director – Southern Tier Library System Friday, April 10, 2015 “To Rachel’s surprise, one child was dressed as the coolest superhero of all… a librarian. More understandably, she dressed like her librarian, Rachel Knapton.” I find it refreshing to speak with anyone who works with children or young adults. It is even more enjoyable

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LONGER STLS BLUE EXTENDED

New Website and Look for STLS

By Brian M. Hildreth, Executive Director – Southern Tier Library System Friday, March 27, 2015 The first paper I wrote in grad school was titled, “Change is Inevitable – The Rising Tide of 21st Century Librarianship.” Thirteen years after writing this piece, I have zero desire to share it with anyone. Additionally, I sympathize with

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Member librarians from across STLS attend the 2014 Spring CE at Steele Memorial Library - CCLD in Elmira. STLS and CCLD will host another Spring CE on Friday, May 8th, which is free and open to all member librarians. The 2015 grants awarded to STLS through the Corning Incorporated Foundation and South Central Regional Library Council will afford similar opportunities for member librarians and trustees.

$16,000 in Continuing Education Grants Awarded to STLS

By Brian M. Hildreth, Executive Director – Southern Tier Library System Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Dear Member Libraries, I am pleased to announce STLS has secured $16,307 in grant funds through two different agencies to provide learning opportunities for member librarians and trustees in 2015. The Corning Incorporated Foundation has awarded STLS $10,000 to provide Staff and

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Mentorship is a Public Librarianship Best Practice

By Brian M. Hildreth, Executive Director – Southern Tier Library System Friday, March 20 2015 Library board, staff and Friends gather to receive the Spirit of Wellsville Award through the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce in 2012. My mentor Donald Comstock stood by my side and supported me during my tenure at David A. Howe Public Library. He

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Upcoming STLS Events

May
29
Fri
9:00 am ExCEL: Be an Office Star @ 20th Century Library
ExCEL: Be an Office Star @ 20th Century Library
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
For more information, visit http://www.stls.org/excel. To register if the form below doesn’t resolve, please link here: http://learn.stls.org/event/excel-be-an-office-star/ Registration is required and limited so one on one guidance is guaranteed. Lunch will be provided. Scholarships for
Jun
3
Wed
9:00 am ExCEL: Social Media @ Dormann Library
ExCEL: Social Media @ Dormann Library
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
For more information please visit http://www.stls.org/excel. To register if the form below doesn’t resolve, please visit http://learn.stls.org/event/excel-social-media. Registration is required and limited so one on one guidance is guaranteed. Lunch will be provided. Scholarships for
Jun
9
Tue
9:00 am ExCEL: Website Builder @ Dundee Library
ExCEL: Website Builder @ Dundee Library
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
For more information please visit http://www.stls.org/excel. To register if the form below doesn’t resolve, please visit http://learn.stls.org/event/excel-website-builder. Registration is required and limited so one on one guidance is guaranteed. Lunch will be provided. Scholarships for
Jun
19
Fri
10:00 am Poverty Awareness
Poverty Awareness
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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