STLS Consultant Blogs

Creative Aging

I wanted to share this inspiring video from Lifetime Arts, Inc. on redefining aging through arts education (check out their Creative Aging Toolkit). It reminded me of the fact that the Richburg Colonial Library is developing a creative arts program for seniors with funds awarded from an STLS Outreach Mini-Grant. What programs has your library

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What Makes a Good Leader?

I recently attended South Central Regional Library Council’s Annual Meeting which featured a presentation from Dr. Loriene Roy, a professor at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Her presentation was entitled, Answering the Call for Leadership. Portions of Dr. Roy’s presentation were based on a book by former ALA president Brook Sheldon:

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Filomena Jack: After the 2015 NYLA Conference

I had never been to a New York Library Association Conference before. Among the incredible opportunities my work with STLS affords me, NYLA Conference attendance is a pretty remarkable. The fine people from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System picked Filomena Jack and I up, ferried us to Lake Placid and back, and, most importantly, let us

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Emery and Fleming Awarded for Best Practices at NYLA

Emery and Fleming Awarded for Best Practices at NYLA Mandy Fleming makes her acceptance speech at the SMART membership meeting during the 2015 New York Library Association Conference. Mandy who serve as ILS and technical services manager at Southern Tier Library System received recognition for implementing cataloging and processing efficiencies for member libraries. The 2015 New York

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SCRLC Services Webinar (Review)

For those of you who were unable to attend South Central Regional Library Council’s webinar on October 16th, I would like to provide a few highlights from the presentation. Upcoming Events – A listing of upcoming events (webinars, workshops, book discussions, etc.) is available on the homepage of the SCRLC website (http://www.scrlc.org). My CE – A registration program

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2015 NYLA Conference: 3 Things to Know and Share

1. Libraries Transform ALA president Sari Feldman gave a brief overview of ALA’s new public awareness campaign, Libraries Transform (official launch on October 29th). For more information on the campaign go to http://www.librariestransform.org/. 2. Host Engaging Conversations in Your Library Representatives from the New York Council for the Humanities provided information on various program offerings including Community Conversations which provides opportunities for people

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Jenn Tirado in the EJ Cottrell Memorial Library circulation area

Jenn Tirado – EJ Cottrell’s New Youth Coordinator

Transcripts coming soon(ish)!

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There is Hope for Sustainable Libraries

A Weekly Message from the Executive Director There is Hope for Sustainable LibrariesBy Brian M. Hildreth, Executive Director – Southern Tier Library System Friday, October 9th, 2015 Hope Decker of Cohocton Public Library, Janice Dekoff of Dunkirk Library (CCLS) and myself had the privledge of discussing sustainable library funding for rural libraries at the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System

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SCRLC Member Library Services Webinar

Just a reminder about the member library services webinar being offered by South Central Regional Library Council on Friday October 16th @ noon. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the various resources available to all STLS member libraries including live/archived webinars, access to Lynda.com, as well as other resources and opportunities to network with library

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Staying Within the Lines: The Adult Coloring Craze

Looking for a simple adult program for you patrons? How about a coloring book club? The only supplies necessary are adult coloring books (see a list of the most popular below) and coloring utensils (markers, color pencils or crayons). This is a low-cost, low-risk program that provides an opportunity for patrons to de-stress and socialize. Have

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