At the 2-19-2016 Governing Council meeting, the group approved a simplified Fine Payment Policy.
The new policy covers what to do when a patron wishes to pay fines due to one library at another library.
The policy, which is linked below, has been posted to the Policies Page.
Read the Full Policy.
There is a new procedure for getting out of system ILL for your patrons. The Out of System ILL page has been updated with current information.
There is a very useful guide online here: http://tc3.libguides.com/barc
It looks to be very streamlined and very useful.
The calendar for the 2016 board meetings has been posted below and to the 4CLS Trustees section under Meetings & Minutes. The information has also been added to the 4CLS System Calendar.
January 22, Huntington Memorial Library (Oneonta), 2 PM
March 18, George F. Johnson Memorial Library (Endicott), 3 PM
May 13, Afton Free Library, 4 PM
June 6, 4CLS Annual Dinner/Meeting
June 17, 4CLS Building (Vestal), 1 PM
September 23, Guernsey Memorial Library (Norwich), 4 PM
November 18, William B. Ogden Free Library (Walton), 3 PM
The Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State has been newly revised. The 2015 edition is broader and more up to date. It can be viewed online or downloaded in pdf format.
It is a great resource for library staff and trustees.
We have added a page listing potential grants for our member libraries. They can be found under the drop down menu for Member Information under the subheading Grant Opportunities.
An updated ILL Contacts list was posted today.
Go directly to the list here.
4CLS will be closed on the following dates in 2016:
January 1 – New Year’s Day (Friday)
January 18 – Martin Luther King Day (Monday)
February 15 – Presidents Day (Monday)
May 30 – Memorial Day (Monday)
July 4 – Independence Day (Monday)
September 5 – Labor Day (Monday)
October 10 – Columbus Day (Monday)
November 11 – Veterans Day (Friday)
November 24 – Thanksgiving Day (Thursday)
November 25 – Day After Thanksgiving (Friday)
December 26 – Christmas Day (observed) (Monday)
These dates have been recorded in the System Calendar.
The minutes for the August Governing Council meeting have been posted to the Governing Council page.
You can access the minutes directly with this link.
The next Governing Council meeting is scheduled for November 20 in Oneonta (10:00 AM).
The results from the member satisfaction survey have been posted on the Steering Committee page.
Go directly to the results here.
The minutes of the June 17 Circulation/ILL meeting have been posted to the Circ/ILL Interest Group Page.
Also posted were a copy of the revised Last Copy Collection sign-up form and examples of confusing or illegible transit slips.
The Circ/ILL Interest Group page has also been updated to include links to the Library Codes List and the ILL Contacts List.