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The Upper Hudson Library System
(UHLS) is a cooperative association of twenty-nine autonomous public
libraries working together to improve library service for the residents
of Albany and Rensselaer Counties. UHLS is one of twenty-three public
library systems in New York State.
out the status of the solar
array we installed on our building in December 2012.
It gives a lot of information including
how much energy is being produced by the array, and what is being
saved in environmental impact.
2014 Summer Reading Program Workshop/Unworkshop
Thursday, February 6, 2014
William K. Sanford Town Library
629 Albany-Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 12211
9:30 3:30 (Registration & networking begins at 9:00)
Fizz, Boom, Plan! is our theme for this workshop which will spark many
ideas for SRP in your own library! Following last years successful
unworkshop segments, well again spend some of the day in sessions
with topics well choose collaboratively. You will attend and help
to create whatever sessions interest you. (Well ask you for your
topic ideas when we confirm your registration.) Join us for a fun, creative,
idea-filled day with your most lively peers!
and Registration Form (PDF)
2014 dates for the
CORE Trustee Training for New Library Trustees
UHLS offers regular sessions of the CORE Trustee Training program for
new member Library Trustees and Library Directors and Trustees that
were unable to attend their library's CORE program. This program is
open to Trustees and Library Directors of all UHLS libraries.
We will offer the program quarterly in January, April,
July, and October (specific dates to be announced each year). The sessions
will start at 6:30pm in the large meeting room at UHLS (28 Essex St.
Albany, NY 12206).
Wednesday, January 15
Tuesday, April 8
Thursday, July 17
Tuesday, October 7
Please contact Heidi Fuge at UHLS (email@example.com
or 437-9880 x221) to register for the next session.
Please contact Tim Burke at UHLS (firstname.lastname@example.org
or 437-9880 x222) if you have any questions about the CORE program.
The goal of the CORE program is to create a common understanding
of the roles, responsibilities, and core values of successful library
trustees to ensure that each library is operating from a strong foundation.
I am proud to report that we have 100% participation in the CORE training
from our member libraries. Thank you for your support of this important
initiative. Please make it a priority to ensure that all new library
trustees have the opportunity to participate in this training program.
Job opening: Library Director, Watervliet
Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative leader with
a deep commitment to public library service for the position of Library
A municipal public library serving a user population of 10,000, the
Watervliet Public Library is governed by a five-member board of trustees
and has a total operating budget of just under $100,000. The Library
is currently engaged in the planning phase of a building project for
a major addition that will add 1,000+ square feet to the current facility.
In the past five years circulation, library visits, and program attendance
have all significantly increased. We are looking for a Director to continue
this upward trajectory and help us plan for the future.
The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary
responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. Duties
include collection, service, and program planning intended to improve
library services to the community; budget management; supervision of
staff and volunteers; public relations; fund raising; and grant writing.
This is a part-time position working 25-30 hours per week with a salary
of $35,000. The position requires an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited
university. The ideal candidate will demonstrate flexibility, excellent
communication skills, familiarity with current library technologies,
and a positive and professional attitude. Experience in library collection
and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, budgeting,
and facility management is also highly desirable. Fund-raising and grant
writing skills will be considered a plus.
To apply please email a cover letter, resume, and
the names and contact information for three professional references
The application deadline is November 29, 2013.
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