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News and Events

This page contains news and events of the Upper Hudson Library System. To see news and events of the member libraries, please go directly to the libraries' web sites.

2015 Super Summer Reading Program Planning Workshop

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Schenectady County Public Library

99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

9:00 am- Registration

9:30 am – 3:45 pm workshop

Every Hero Has A Story . . . and your very own Super Librarian, Champion of Summer Learning story starts at this workshop! Join us for a day of thinking and fun as we make new connections faster than a speeding bullet, create group brain trust more powerful than a locomotive, and leap tall build-ups of unexamined habit in a single bound! You’ll leave with many ideas for your summer programming, a network of peer mentors, and a greater understanding of how to be more effective in serving the groups who matter most in your library.

Registration information and full flyer here


Digital magazines now available

Upper Hudson Library System is now offering digital magazines via our ebook vendor, OverDrive. Any cardholder at any public library in Albany or Rensselaer Counties can now check out digital magazines.

OverDrive uses the Nook app as its magazine reader, so you will have to set up a Barnes & Noble account and download the Nook app to your mobile device or compatible computer. To read NOOK periodicals, you need one of the following:

You can view the collection here, along with our great selection of ebooks, digital audiobooks and streaming video: http://digitalcollection.uhls.org

There's help online available here.


Position Announcement: Library Director

William K. Sanford Town Library (Colonie, NY)

The William K. Sanford Town Library is seeking an experienced, proactive, energetic, supportive, and creative leader with a strong commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director.

The Library Director holds the primary responsibility for the overall operation and management of the Library. The duties of the position include, but are not limited to, fiscal oversight and budget management, administration of library personnel, management of the Town's Educational/Governmental TV Station, program promotion, and general management of library services. As a representative of the library to the greater Town of Colonie community, the Library Director will demonstrate an enthusiasm for community engagement and the establishment of effective working relationships throughout the community. The ability to work collaboratively is vital.

The Library strives to provide access to information, opportunities for lifelong learning, dynamic community programs, and to be a cultural center for the community. The Colonie Library is a municipal (Town) public Library serving a user population of approximately 85,000 with a total annual operating budget of $2,600,000 and a 35,000 square foot facility.

The minimum qualifications for this position are possession of a Master's Library Degree from a library school accredited or recognized by the New York State Education Department or from a library school program which is accredited by the American Library Association and 6 or more years of satisfactory professional library experience, 2 or more years of which must have been in an administrative capacity and eligibility for a New York State public librarian's professional certificate at the time of application and possession of certificate at time of appointment.

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package and a salary range of $78,325 to $95,730 depending on qualifications. This Civil Service position has been classified as "Competitive" by the Town of Colonie Civil Service Commission. The title is listed as Library Director.

There is no residency requirement for filing an application. Upon appointment the employee will be allowed one year from the date of appointment to move into the County of Albany.

To apply for this position please download an application from the Town website at: http://www.colonie.org/civilservice/TOC%20Application%202014.pdf and either mail to Michael Burick, Town of Colonie Personnel Officer, Civil Service, Memorial Town Hall, P.O. Box 508, Newtonville, NY 12128-0508 or deliver in person. (You may also include a resume with three references along with the application). Access to a New York State online civil service exam will then be provided.

The application period begins January 20, 2015 and ends February 20, 2015.

Youth & Family Programs Calendar

Children’s, tween, and teen programs in UHLS libraries are now more accessible than ever! Libraries in Upper Hudson Library System have pooled their programs in one program calendar, available at http://events-ys.uhls.org/. Users can search by date, location, or age categories.

Public libraries offer scores of activities during summer months to interest kids and teens in reading and help them combat “summer learning loss.” Kids who don’t read much over the summer can lose significant skills and return to school behind their peers. The joint program calendar makes finding a fun, free library event in UHLS libraries for children easy for parents.

  • Access the joint youth services program calendar here.
  • See a list of local public libraries here.
  • More about summer learning loss and libraries here.

UHLS Youth Services Blog

Announcing a new UHLS youth services blog! We’re introducing a new way of communicating about youth services within UHLS. For member library staff serving kids, tweens, teens ,and families, this blog takes the place of the kids and teen wikis and adds to the communication tools of youthserv, kidbytes, and the UHLS website.

Here you'll find announcements of training and youth services meetings, YSAC minutes, and other news relevant to your work. We'll continue to use email too as we determine what array of communication tools works best for us.

You're invited and encouraged to reply to posts. As staff of a member library, you are also invited to create original posts. Just contact Mary Fellows (mary@uhls.lib.ny.us), who can add you as a contributor. Comments, questions, and suggestions for useful content enthusiastically encouraged!





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