Welcome to the 4CLS Intranet

The Intranet is designed as a go-to place for information for member library staff on a number of topics. We hope the recent reorganisation makes it easier to use.

Links to frequently used pages and files will be posted here for convenience:

Broome County COVID Map – https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/broome-new-york-covid-cases.html

Chenango County COVID Map – https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/chenango-new-york-covid-cases.html

Delaware County  COVID Map – https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/delaware-new-york-covid-cases.html

Otsego County COVID Map- https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/otsego-new-york-covid-cases.html

Library Trustee Orientation

Back by popular demand, we will be offering another round of library trustee orientation in a 3-part series of webinars:

October 13, 6 PM – Library Trustee Orientation Part 1 – The Overview – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7713991479398556683

October 20, 6 PM – Library Trustee Orientation Part 2 – Legal Basics – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8619693292058204171

October 27, 6 PM – Library Trustee Orientation Part 3 – Financial & Fiduciary Responsibility – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8341686175021583371

The webinars will be recorded.

2020 Census Redistricting Webinar

After each decennial census, every state and local government electing legislators from single-member districts must redraw district boundaries to comply with federal, state, and local laws governing population equality, minority voting rights, and other criteria.

   Join Jeff Wice, an Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow at the New York Law School, for an informative training session on how this process will affect your communities. 

Click here to register for the webinar.

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NYS Construction Aid Program Workshop

Learn about the guidelines and application process for the New York State Construction Aid Program. State money is available for a variety of library construction needs. 4CLS’s allocation will be almost One Million Dollars!

Find out how to get some for your library!

This webinar is open to library staff, volunteers, and trustees,

Click here to register.

Strategic Planning Refresher & Launch

This online workshop will provide a refresher and overview of strategic planning principles and procedures.  Participants will learn the basic concepts and get familiarised with the tools required to go out and do quality community-based strategic planning.  Follow-up meetings will be scheduled for the debriefing the results.

Registrants will be encouraged to put the concepts into practice.

The program will be recorded.  Please register by April 17.  Registrants will receive a packet of information via e-mail in advance of the workshop.

Contact Steve at sbachman@4cls.org with any questions.

Annual Report Data & Info

The Annual Report software portal is open!

Basic Info

The deadline for completion is March 1.

This information and more can be found on the full Annual Report page

Responses to New Questions:
Please note that responses to new questions requiring numerical data, those which have not been included in the annual report before, may be estimated or left blank for the first year.

New Questions:

Section 5A has been added to this year’s report with questions addressing the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Library Systems. Please see the corresponding pop-up instructions and/or section 5A in the instructions document when answering these questions.