Day of Learning 2018


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


Annual Report Data is Here

The Annual Report Page has been updated with current information and links for 2017.

Most of the data libraries need to complete the 2017 Annual Report has been placed on a new page called 2017 Annual Report Data. The rest will be added soon.

Circulation, Holdings, Additions, Registered Borrower, and ILL figures have been combined into one large excel spreadsheet.  You can find the download link on the report data page.  If you have any trouble downloading, let us know.


4CLS Board Meeting Schedule 2018

The meeting schedule for 2018 for the 4CLS board has been set:

Board Meetings for 2018
January 26, 1 PM – Oxford Memorial Library
March 19, 10 AM – Afton Free Library
May 11, 2 PM – Moore Memorial Library (Greene)
June 21, 6:30 PM – 4CLS Building (Vestal)
September 21, 2 PM – William B. Ogden Memorial Library (Walton)
November 16, 2 PM – Huntington Memorial Library (Oneonta)

The schedule can also be found on the 4CLS Website and the 4CLS Board page on the Intranet.