and Events Archive - 2010
Summer Reading Program Planning Workshop
Date: March 12, 2010
Time: 9:00 (registration) - 3:30
Description: Announcing the ninth annual Summer Reading Program Planning Workshop! Sponsored by Upper Hudson and Mohawk Valley Library System, this is a day of dozens of ideas about most every aspect of Summer Reading Program (SRP), including a performers showcase. If you need a SRP planning jumpstart, come join us! Our promise is that you will leave with your SRP at least half-planned - in your head, if not on paper! For more details and the registration form, see attached flyer (PDF). Please note registration deadline of Friday, March 5.
ANNUAL AWARDS GUIDELINES AVAILABLE
The Guidelines for the annual awards (Library Program, Volunteer, Trustee and Advocate) have been approved by the Services and Administration Committees. Copies of the Guidelines were sent to the member library directors. Deadline for the submission of nominations is March 19, 2010.
Bringing Stories to Life With Puppetry Workshop
Friday, April 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m
Riverway Storytelling Festival
Itís nearly Riverway Storytelling Festival time! Our eighth annual festival celebrating stories, libraries, and literacy happens April 19-25 in library locations throughout Albany and Rensselaer Counties. With more than 20 events, thereís something for everyone: stories for families and stories just for adults, funny stories, edge-of-your-seat scary stories, and workshops on telling stories. All performances are free! Please see our festival web pages for all the details.
Job Announcement: UHLS Executive Director
The Board of Trustees of the Upper Hudson Library System is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director. Deadline for submission of applications is March 31, 2010. For further information click here. For a complete job description click here.
UHLS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO RETIRE
At the UHLS Board meeting on Wednesday, January 13th, Executive Director Philip Ritter announced his retirement effective August 1, 2010. Mr. Ritter has been the Executive Director since July 3, 2000 and has shepherded the System through some very major decisions and improvements in services. In his letter of retirement, he noted that: While I have thoroughly enjoyed living here and working for the Upper Hudson Library System, I find myself increasingly drawn towards returning to my home state of North Carolina. Thank you for the opportunity that you have given me to serve the Upper Hudson Library System for these last ten years of my career. It has been a real pleasure to know and work with the UHLS staff and Board of Trustees, as well as with the staff and boards of the member libraries. I will always look back upon my time at UHLS with fond memories.
Board President LouAnne Lundgren is in the process of forming a Search Committee which will seek to have a new Director on board by August 1st.
Job Announcement: Library Director
Part-time position for director of a small public library
in Schaghticoke, NY. Compensation dependent on applicant's education
and experience. A minimum of a HS diploma, library experience, and computer
skills required. Preference given to candidates who would be willing
to reside on-site in spacious 3 bedroom apt. w/heat & utilities
UHLS Annual Dinner Meeting
The UHLS 49th Annual Dinner Meeting will be held on June 9, 2010 at the Albany Country Club. Bernard Margolis, State Librarian, will be the keynote speaker offering his insights on "The State of the State's Libraries." The annual awards will be presented at the end of the evening.
The staff and trustees of the UHLS member libraries are invited to the dinner. For an invitation, contact Heidi Fuge at email@example.com.
Help us continue to help YOU!
The New York Library Association is gathering information from library patrons so it can demonstrate to state legislators that library funding should not be cut again. Funding for libraries has already been reduced four times in less than two years.
Governor Paterson proposes a fifth cut of $2.4 million in library funding that would bring library aid down to $84.5 million, or below 1998 levels. No other educational institution has been cut five times or by 18% over the past two years. So please fill out this survey and thank you for your assistance.
Pinwheels for Peace at Stephentown Memorial Library
Stephentown Memorial Library will participate with groups
and individuals around the world, celebrating International Peace Day
on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. The library will host dozens of pinwheels
spinning on the lawn in the name of tolerance, unity and cooperation.
SML is partnering with area girl scout troops, the Stephentown Youth
Commission, and Mountain Road School in New Lebanon, NY for this project.
Job opening: Accounting/Fiscal Officer II
Guilderland Public Library
Full Time Duties: All aspects of accounting, accounts receivable/payable, financial records for $3M+ budget, some Human Resources duties
Minimum Qualifications: BA accounting, at least one year previous experience, must take Albany County Civil Service exam for permanent appointment.
Salary: $35K + generous benefits
Apply: Asst Director, Guilderland Public Library, 2228 Western Avenue, Guilderland, NY 12084 fax 456-0923 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Troy Ribbon Cutting 9/27
The Troy Public Library will be holding a ribbon cutting
ceremony on Monday, September 27 at noon to mark the completion of its
new elevator installed at the Main Library, 100 Second Street in downtown
Troy. The elevator, which was partially funded with a grant from the
New York State Education Department through its library construction
grant program, will greatly increase access to the programs and materials
located in the main library building. The library also received additional
funding through the City of Troy's Community Block Grant program. In
addition to the elevator, renovations have been completed to the public
restrooms on the first and second floors and to staff work space in
the basement of the building. Work was done by Rosch Brothers, Inc.
General Contractors in Latham.
Workshop: Grantseeking Basics with Foundation Directory Online
The Stephentown Memorial Library will host a free workshop on grantseeking basics for nonprofit organizations on Thursday, October 28th from 3:00 to 5:00pm. The Grantseeking Basics session will be led by Kief Schladweiler, Coordinator of Cooperating Collections with the Foundation Center. The course will provide an overview of the funding research process for nonprofit organizations seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities. Mr. Schladweiler will offer tips on how best to identify funding sources for your organization, highlighting the electronic and print resources available for your free use at the Stephentown Memorial Library, a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center. The workshop will include a demonstration of the Foundation Directory Online, the Foundation Centers top-tier searchable database providing information on nearly 100,000 grantmakers and more than 2 million grant records, and will provide an overview of the free resources on the Foundation Centers web site.
Kief Schladweiler has been the Foundation Centers Coordinator of Cooperating Collections since 2005. Prior to that, he served as the Centers online librarian for several years. He joined the Foundation Center in 1999 after working as a reference librarian for The New York Public Library. He received his M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Reservations are appreciated. Please call the Stephentown Memorial Library at (518) 733-5750 to reserve a space.
Workshop: Show Me the Money: Grant Writing for Success
What are the basic rules of writing grants? How do you tell your story so that funders will hear it? Come learn:
Presented by Jo-Ann Benedetti and Mary Fellows
PLEASE NOTE: Attendance at one of these two workshops is required if you are submitting a 2011 minigrant application, even if you have attended one in the past. Please contact Jo-Ann with questions.
Space is limited at Guilderland; register early. This workshop is open to UHLS staff and volunteers, and is FREE.
To register, email Jo-Ann Benedetti at email@example.com.
Job Opening: Library Aide- Part Time
Job Announcement: Library
To see a detailed position description click here.
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