STLS Consultant Blogs

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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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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$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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3 Successful Outcomes from Advocacy Day

  By Brian M. Hildreth, Executive Director – Southern Tier Library System Friday, February 27 2015 2015 Library Superheroes visit with Assemblyman Joseph Giglio.  Margo Gustina, Pauline Emery, Sarah Collins, Susan McGill, Alex Andrasik, Barb Radigan, Don Radigan, Cecily Hardy, Michelle LaVoie, Pat Silvernail, Ron Shaw and Ann Hayes. Overtime, I have come to learn advocacy cannot

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Library Superheroes Take Flight

A special Advocacy Day message: By Brian M. Hildreth, Executive Director – Southern Tier Library System Wednesday, February 25, 2015 2014 Library Superheroes on their way home from Albany. I will never forget this group of diehards, as it was my first time leading Advocacy Day for Southern Tier Public Libraries.So excited to be leading our

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What’s at Stake for Library Superheroes

By Brian M. Hildreth, Executive Director – Southern Tier Library System Friday, February 13, 2015 2015 STLS Advocacy Day Video – Part II:STLS Team Member’s Margo Gustina and Filomena Jack produced two advocacy videos this year to inform the greater library community about February 25th. The first video sent out last week has been circulating around New

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STLS has a Valentine!

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