Beginning today, 4CLS is adopting a new delivery schedule:
The E-rate Page has been updated with a new 2019 version of the letter of agency that libraries must files so that 4CLS can apply for rebates on their behalf.
The letters should be returned to 4cls by January 31.
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
Updated circuit schedules for 2018-2019 have been added to the Circuits Page.
Get out your calendar-because on June 13th you’re BOOKED! 4CLS Day of Discovery This open house event is a fun and unique opportunity Come and tour your 4CLS headquarters! Library directors, managers, and support staff are all welcome and encouraged … Continue reading
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.
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)
An updated version of the 4CLS Organization chart has been uploaded.
Have you ever wondered how long libraries are supposed to keep certain records?
To help answer those types of questions, we have collected information and assembled a Records Retention Page.
The page includes basic information and links to retention schedules from the New York State Archives.