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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.



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Check 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.


Anticipated vacancies due to retirement:

Bethlehem Public Library is currently seeking two creative, enthusiastic and progressive team leaders. The Department Heads will exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage community members and staff in an effort to support the library's mission and commitment to excellent customer service.

We anticipate two vacancies, the Head of Circulation and Technical Services and Head of Adult Services.

The department heads will be expected to apply modern best practices and willingness to explore new service models to improve user experience. The department heads will participate with the library's management team and collaborate regularly with other departments.

See the full announcement here



Workshop: Making a Difference in a Life: Customer Service for Teens and Tweens

Thursday April 24, 2014

9:00 a.m. Doors Open

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Workshop

11:30 a.m. Networking Opportunity

Bring a lunch, we’ll provide dessert & drink, and we’ll use the opportunity to discuss whatever you like concerning service strategies for teen/tweens!

Schenectady County Public Library
McChesney Room
99 Clinton Street 12305-2083
Tel: 518-388-4500
www.scpl.org


They may be Crocs, Uggs, or even Chuck Taylors - but we’re going to walk in the virtual moccasins of a teen and tween to better understand what they need from us. Through improvisation exercises and examples from real life, you will come away with a better understanding of:

  • Tween and teen development
  • Developing your library’s teen/tween service message and attitude
  • Welcoming and supporting diversity

Presenter: Terrie Gifford

Cost: $10 per person.

For more information and to register, click here.


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).

2014 sessions:

Wednesday, January 15
Tuesday, April 8
Thursday, July 17
Tuesday, October 7

Please contact Heidi Fuge at UHLS (heidi@uhls.lib.ny.us or 437-9880 x221) to register for the next session.

Please contact Tim Burke at UHLS (tim.burke@uhls.lib.ny.us 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.


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