Library Trustee Orientation

Join 4CLS Director Steve Bachman on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at Sidney Memorial 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.

Day of Learning 2018

Schedule:

8:30 – 9:00 – Coffee & Registration

9:00 – 10:30 – Conflict Resolution

10:45 – 11:45 – Collection Development: Policy & Practice

11:45 – 12:45 – Lunch (provided)

12:45 – 1:45 – Connecting the Dots: Community Library Collaborations

2:00 – 3:30 – Favorite Reads & Lightening Round

(See below for workshop descriptions)

 

Register using the form at the bottom by October 19.

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

 

Workshop Descriptions & Speakers

Conflict Resolution – Representatives from Accord will offer tools and strategies for resolving and de-escalating conflict with patrons and co-workers.

Collection Development: Policy & Practice – Megan Biddle, 4CLS Collection Services Manager, will discuss several aspects of collection development, including the importance of policy and the practical maintenance of collections.

Connecting the Dots: Community Library Collaborations – Tom Vitale, Director of Patterson Library.  Community connections within and outside of the library’s walls are crucial in today’s sharing economy.  Tom will discuss ways to identify potential partners and forge constructive relationships with your community.

Favorite Reads & Lightening Round –Each attendee will get the opportunity to share a favorite read of 2018 and speak about something good that happened at the library recently. Share some good news & good books!

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

 

Broome Regional Meeting

Join us for the Fall Broome Regional Meeting, from 10 am to noon on Friday, September 7 at Mary Wilcox Memorial Library in Whitney Point. 

Agenda

  • Direct Ordering Update
  • Automation Fee Discussion
    • How it is calculated
    • 2020 and beyond
  • What’s going on in your libraries?

Otsego Regional Meeting

Join us for the Fall Otsego Regional Meeting, from 10 am to noon on Thursday, September 6 at the Richfield Springs Public Library. 

Agenda

  • Direct Ordering Update
  • Automation Fee Discussion
    • How it is calculated
    • 2020 and beyond
  • What’s going on in your libraries?