Day of Learning 2019 – Community Based Strategic Planning

The minimum standards require that public libraries have a “community-based, board approved, written long range plan of service developed by the board of trustees and staff”

A well-developed long range strategic plan can help keep the library in tune with the community and positioned for success.


9:30 – 10:00 – Coffee & Registration

10:00 – 10:45 – Welcome and Overview

10:45 – 12:15 – Using Census Data to Learn About Your Community,  with David Kraiker, US Census Bureau    

12:15 – 1:00 – Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 1:45 – Beyond Surveys: Getting Community Input

2:00 – 3:00 – Putting It All Together


Register using the form at the bottom by October 19.

Registrants will receive a confirmation, directions, and a parking pass

Lunch will include a vegetarian option.  Please indicate dietary restrictions on the registration form


Library Trustee Orientation

Join 4CLS Director Steve Bachman on Saturday, August 24 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Vestal Public Library for a basic overview of public library structure & governance in New York State and the roles & responsibilities of library trustees.

The program is free to attend, but registration is required.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Materials

The materials needed to provide sexual harassment prevention training have been added to the Intranet in a dedicated page in the FAQ’d & How-To’s section.

Included are links to the training videos, confirmation form, and the presentation slides from the 4CLS training sessions. Feel free to adapt them for your use.

For more information, go to the state’s website –

Learn How To Use Canva

Canva is a free online tool for making flyers, posters, infographics, and so much more.

Join us as Nicole Waskie Laura, from the Broome Delaware Tioga BOCES School Library System, leads attendees through a hands-on workshop on this great tool.

The workshop is free, but registration is required.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (Delaware)

All workplaces in New York must now undergo annual Sexual Harassment Prevention Training.

Using materials from New York State and the Southern Tier Library System, Four County Library System staff will lead attendees through the types of sexual harassment, how to report and respond to incidents, and discuss example behaviors.

The program is free, but space is limited. 

Registration is required.