Upcoming Events

E.g., 01/22/2019
E.g., 01/22/2019
Event Description Date Time Location
Annual Report - Open Lab

Have you ever wished that you could get an immediate answer to a question while you were working on your annual report?  Well, now you can!  Work on your library’s annual report during the open lab and get hands-on assistance and answers to your annual report questions. 

Snow date has been set for January 30th.

 

01/23/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Potsdam Public Library
Annual Report - Open Lab

Have you ever wished that you could get an immediate answer to a question while you were working on your annual report?  Well, now you can!  Work on your library’s annual report during the open lab and  get hands-on assistance and answers to your annual report questions. 

Snow date has been set for January 31st.

 

01/24/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Oswego Public Library
Recharge Your Book Club [Webinar]

Reader’s Advisor Becky Spratford has been leading book clubs for over 17 years and has seen it all.  All book groups go through their ups and downs, but re-energizing your group is not as hard as it may seem.  Becky will walk you through how to confidently identify and utilize the best resources for leading a book discussion, pick books that will engender the best conversations, lead a more interactive discussion even with the most jaded of groups.  Let her show you how to take control, shake things up, and rediscover why you started the group in the first place.  After Becky shares her tips and tricks for building better book clubs, she will turn the focus on to you and your groups.  Please bring your specific issues and concerns about your own group as Becky will facilitate a support group session for book discussion leaders where we will all help each other.  Bring your favorite successes and your worst failures to the discussion and let’s all help each other recharge!

Make sure to log in 5-10 minutes before the webinar is scheduled to start.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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If you are unable to attend on the 24th, the webinar will be recorded and posted to the NCLS website for viewing at a later date.

 

01/24/2019 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm North Country Library System
Annual Report - Open Lab

Have you ever wished that you could get an immediate answer to a question while you were working on your annual report?  Well, now you can!  Work on your library’s annual report during the open lab and  get hands-on assistance and answers to your annual report questions. 

Snow date has been set for February 1st.

 

01/25/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Lowville Free Library
Cyber Security Awareness Training [Webinar]

The NYS Office of Information Technology Services has created an online training for state employees which can be found at https:its.ny.gov/eiso/information-and-cyber-security-awareness-training.  We will go through the course as a group to give you an opportunity to ask questions and gain a better understanding of your role in securing your library’s data.

Make sure to log in 5-10 minutes before the webinar is scheduled to start.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

Instructions to join the webinar will be sent by Jerry Schell closer to the date of the webinar.

 

02/07/2019 10:00 am to 11:00 am North Country Library System
Drupal 101: Website Basics

Maybe you are new to your library or just got tasked with maintaining your website.  Whichever it may be, this class can get you going.  Drupal 101 is an introductory class to your library’s Drupal website.  We will cover creating articles, events, and anything you need to do to keep your website up-to-date.

Snow date has been set for February 26th.

 

02/19/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm North Country Library System
Reports, Reports, Reports, Oh MY - BASIC

This class will cover the basics on running reports in Workflows.  To run a report, you first have to understand the data in the item and patron records.  Next, which report would you run based on that data?  What will you select on each tab?  We will cover two reports in this class: Item List and User List.  The first half of the class will be instructional; the second half will be hands-on.

Snow date has been set for February 26th.

 

02/19/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm North Country Library System
A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading @ Your Library - Video Conference

During this half day workshop, we’ll explore how to incorporate this year’s CSLP theme into your summer programming, talk about how to work with community partners, and get a hands-on look at the new NCLS mobile maker kits.  Bring an appetite for lunch and a bag for all the swag you’ll take home with you!

 

03/07/2019 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Oswego Public Library
A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading @ Your Library - Video Conference

During this half day workshop, we’ll explore how to incorporate this year’s CSLP theme into your summer programming, talk about how to work with community partners, and get a hands-on look at the new NCLS mobile maker kits.  Bring an appetite for lunch and a bag for all the swag you’ll take home with you!

 

03/07/2019 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Potsdam Public Library
A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading @ Your Library

During this half day workshop, we’ll explore how to incorporate this year’s CSLP theme into your summer programming, talk about how to work with community partners, and get a hands-on look at the new NCLS mobile maker kits.  Bring an appetite for lunch and a bag for all the swag you’ll take home with you!

 

03/07/2019 10:00 am to 3:00 pm North Country Library System
JAB Meeting

The Joint Automation Board (JAB) meeting is used to discuss and vote on changes that pertain to the Sirsi automated libraries.  

03/14/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm North Country Library System
JAB Meeting - Video Conference

The Joint Automation Board (JAB) meeting is used to discuss and vote on changes that pertain to the Sirsi automated libraries.  

03/14/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Oswego Public Library
JAB Meeting - Video Conference

The Joint Automation Board (JAB) meeting is used to discuss and vote on changes that pertain to the Sirsi automated libraries.  

03/14/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Potsdam Public Library
Reports, Reports, Reports, Oh MY - Intermediate

This intermediate class will take you beyond the basic class.  Attendees must have a good grasp on the basics of running reports.  This class will cover running reports such as: Circ Count reports and List Bills.  When would I select WORD or EXCEL?  The first half of the class will be instructional; the second half will be hands-on.

 

03/19/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm North Country Library System
Library Financial Accountability and Treasurer Responsibilities - Video Conference

Public library boards are legally responsible for the library’s finances and financial management. As custodians of public funds, trustees must be accountable in their management of the library’s monies. They have a duty to secure adequate funding for the library and to exercise appropriate fiduciary oversight. This program will explore the legal aspects of library budget management including; the budget process, fund accounting, audit and control of funds, procurement, external audits, NYS Comptroller’s Audits, obtaining adequate funding, the property tax cap, investing public funds, capital fund accounts, financial policies, the roles and responsibilities of staff and board members, and when applicable, the role of municipal entities in budget development and management.

 

03/19/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Oswego Public Library
Library Financial Accountability and Treasurer Responsibilities - Video Conference

Public library boards are legally responsible for the library’s finances and financial management. As custodians of public funds, trustees must be accountable in their management of the library’s monies. They have a duty to secure adequate funding for the library and to exercise appropriate fiduciary oversight. This program will explore the legal aspects of library budget management including; the budget process, fund accounting, audit and control of funds, procurement, external audits, NYS Comptroller’s Audits, obtaining adequate funding, the property tax cap, investing public funds, capital fund accounts, financial policies, the roles and responsibilities of staff and board members, and when applicable, the role of municipal entities in budget development and management.

 

03/19/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Potsdam Public Library
Library Financial Accountability and Treasurer Responsibilities

Public library boards are legally responsible for the library’s finances and financial management. As custodians of public funds, trustees must be accountable in their management of the library’s monies. They have a duty to secure adequate funding for the library and to exercise appropriate fiduciary oversight. This program will explore the legal aspects of library budget management including; the budget process, fund accounting, audit and control of funds, procurement, external audits, NYS Comptroller’s Audits, obtaining adequate funding, the property tax cap, investing public funds, capital fund accounts, financial policies, the roles and responsibilities of staff and board members, and when applicable, the role of municipal entities in budget development and management.

 

03/19/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm North Country Library System
Reference to the Past : Genealogy 101

Learn the basics of searching your family history.  Learn the many resources that are available and how and where to access them.  Getting started is easy with the charts and forms that will be provided.

* This special offering is brought to you by the Central Libraries utilizing Central Library Development (CLD) funding.  Please note TIME and DAY vary from the normal continuing education schedule for this class.

 

04/30/2019 9:00 am to 11:00 am North Country Library System
Reference to the Past : Ancestry.com

Discover your family history using many of the resources that Ancestry.com has to offer.  Census records, family trees, immigration records, vital records such as marriages, births and deaths are just a few of the types of information that you will have access to.

* This special offering is brought to you by the Central Libraries utilizing Central Library Development (CLD) funding.  Please note TIME and DAY vary from the normal continuing education schedule for this class.

 

04/30/2019 11:00 am to 1:00 pm North Country Library System
Reference to the Past : Historic Newspapers

Historical newspapers are a wealth of information.  Learn what local historical newspapers are available and how to access them.  Tips on searching will also be discussed.

* This special offering is brought to you by the Central Libraries utilizing Central Library Development (CLD) funding.  Please note TIME and DAY vary from the normal continuing education schedule for this class.

 

04/30/2019 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm North Country Library System
Grants 101

We’ll de-mystify the grant writing process and help you build the skills you need to write compelling proposals and get the funding you need to run high impact programs.  We’ll explore: outcomes based program planning, budget development, grant lifecycles from pre-award to closeout, how to identify funding sources, submitting grant applications, grant and project management, and more.

 

05/21/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm North Country Library System
Grants 101 - Video Conference

We’ll de-mystify the grant writing process and help you build the skills you need to write compelling proposals and get the funding you need to run high impact programs.  We’ll explore: outcomes based program planning, budget development, grant lifecycles from pre-award to closeout, how to identify funding sources, submitting grant applications, grant and project management, and more.

 

05/21/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Oswego Public Library
Grants 101 - Video Conference

We’ll de-mystify the grant writing process and help you build the skills you need to write compelling proposals and get the funding you need to run high impact programs.  We’ll explore: outcomes based program planning, budget development, grant lifecycles from pre-award to closeout, how to identify funding sources, submitting grant applications, grant and project management, and more.

 

05/21/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Potsdam Public Library
Introduction to the NYS Construction Grant Program

This workshop will provide an introduction to the NYS Public Library Construction Program including an overview of the grant requirements, project eligibility, the application process, and the grant award timeline.  Join us to discuss your library's proposed construction project and whether this program can help your library to meet those needs.

05/21/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm North Country Library System
Introduction to the NYS Construction Grant Program - Video Conference

This workshop will provide an introduction to the NYS Public Library Construction Program including an overview of the grant requirements, project eligibility, the application process, and the grant award timeline.  Join us to discuss your library's proposed construction project and whether this program can help your library to meet those needs.

05/21/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Oswego Public Library
Introduction to the NYS Construction Grant Program - Video Conference

This workshop will provide an introduction to the NYS Public Library Construction Program including an overview of the grant requirements, project eligibility, the application process, and the grant award timeline.  Join us to discuss your library's proposed construction project and whether this program can help your library to meet those needs.

05/21/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Potsdam Public Library
Library Showcase Showdown

The most exciting idea blast you will attend all year!  Library staff will provide 5-minute glimpses into their innovative services, successful outreach grants, and conference experiences; with an emphasis on idea sharing.  Come with your hungry mind, leave with a belly-full of inspiration.

06/18/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm North Country Library System
Unlock the Potential of Your Google Account - Video Conference
Your Google account can do more than just email.  Let Matt Corey take you on a journey to unlock the hidden potential that was inside your Google account this whole time; Drive, Docs (like MS Word), Sheets (like Excel), Forms (online web forms), Slides (like PowerPoint), Draw, sharing and collaborating, and MORE!
 
06/18/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Potsdam Public Library
Unlock the Potential of Your Google Account - Video Conference
Your Google account can do more than just email.  Let Matt Corey take you on a journey to unlock the hidden potential that was inside your Google account this whole time; Drive, Docs (like MS Word), Sheets (like Excel), Forms (online web forms), Slides (like PowerPoint), Draw, sharing and collaborating, and MORE!
 
06/18/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Oswego Public Library
Unlock the Potential of Your Google Account
Your Google account can do more than just email.  Let Matt Corey take you on a journey to unlock the hidden potential that was inside your Google account this whole time; Drive, Docs (like MS Word), Sheets (like Excel), Forms (online web forms), Slides (like PowerPoint), Draw, sharing and collaborating, and MORE!
 
06/18/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm North Country Library System