Upcoming Events

E.g., 07/22/2019
E.g., 07/22/2019
Event Description Date Time Location
Genealogy Open Labs

Ever wish you had your own genealogy research assistant?  Having a hard time assisting your patrons with their genealogy research?  Are you looking into your own family history andc an’t seem to find the information you’re looking for?  Well then this Open Lab is for you!  The experienced librarians of the Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library will be available to help you with searches and in using the library’s valuable genealogy resources (Ancestry, Historic Newspapers, and more).

08/15/2019 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Roswell P Flower Memorial Library
Essential Policies 101 - Video Conference

Clearly written, easily understandable policies provide a framework for the smooth day-to-day operation of the library and a foundation for high-quality service.  Join us for an in-depth look at how library staff and trustees can work together to create policies that align with core values of librarianship, comply with relevant laws and statutes, and are consistent with the library’s mission and long range plan of service.

08/20/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Oswego Public Library
Essential Policies 101 - Video Conference

Clearly written, easily understandable policies provide a framework for the smooth day-to-day operation of the library and a foundation for high-quality service.  Join us for an in-depth look at how library staff and trustees can work together to create policies that align with core values of librarianship, comply with relevant laws and statutes, and are consistent with the library’s mission and long range plan of service.

08/20/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Potsdam Public Library
Essential Policies 101

Clearly written, easily understandable policies provide a framework for the smooth day-to-day operation of the library and a foundation for high-quality service.  Join us for an in-depth look at how library staff and trustees can work together to create policies that align with core values of librarianship, comply with relevant laws and statutes, and are consistent with the library’s mission and long range plan of service.

08/20/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm North Country Library System
Updating Your Library Board Bylaws and Charter

Libraries and other non-profit organizations use bylaws as a formal and legally-recognized resource to identify the ways that the organization will work.  Bylaws are often considered the “operating manual” for an organization.  We’ll take an organized approach to reviewing and updating your bylaws and your Board of Regents Charter to better reflect your operating procedures.  Whether you’re considering small changes like meeting times or big ones like changing the number of trustees on your board or the length of board terms—this is the class for you!

 

08/20/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm North Country Library System
Updating Your Library Board Bylaws and Charter - Video Conference

Libraries and other non-profit organizations use bylaws as a formal and legally-recognized resource to identify the ways that the organization will work.  Bylaws are often considered the “operating manual” for an organization.  We’ll take an organized approach to reviewing and updating your bylaws and your Board of Regents Charter to better reflect your operating procedures.  Whether you’re considering small changes like meeting times or big ones like changing the number of trustees on your board or the length of board terms—this is the class for you!

 

08/20/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Oswego Public Library
Updating Your Library Board Bylaws and Charter - Video Conference

Libraries and other non-profit organizations use bylaws as a formal and legally-recognized resource to identify the ways that the organization will work.  Bylaws are often considered the “operating manual” for an organization.  We’ll take an organized approach to reviewing and updating your bylaws and your Board of Regents Charter to better reflect your operating procedures.  Whether you’re considering small changes like meeting times or big ones like changing the number of trustees on your board or the length of board terms—this is the class for you!

 

08/20/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Potsdam Public Library
Essential Policies 101

Clearly written, easily understandable policies provide a framework for the smooth day-to-day operation of the library and a foundation for high-quality service.  Join us for an in-depth look at how library staff and trustees can work together to create policies that align with core values of librarianship, comply with relevant laws and statutes, and are consistent with the library’s mission and long range plan of service.

08/22/2019 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Lowville Free Library
Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.  Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.  The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.  Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD)), and eating disorders.

 

09/17/2019 8:30 am to 4:00 pm North Country Library System
NCLS Annual Meeting

We hope you will join the North Country Library System (NCLS) trustees and  staff for our annual meeting.  This year’s keynote speaker is Ginny Carmody, Executive Director of the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County.  A brunch, the presentation of awards, and a trustee workshop will follow the keynote. 

Libraries can view additional annual meeting information on the NCLS web page at https://web.ncls.org/form/annual-meeting-registration-2019.

 

09/24/2019 9:30 am to 2:00 pm Hilton Garden Inn
Oops...I put it in transit [Webinar]

Oops ... you accidentally placed an item in transit. Don't panic, you can fix it.   In this webinar, you will learn how to correct the mistake.  

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

You can join the webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone by clicking on the link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/431677525

 

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

10/11/2019 10:45 am to 12:00 pm North Country Library System
Getting Started: Creating and Supporting a Friends Group for Your Library

This presentation focuses on the benefits of gathering community volunteers to support a library’s programs and services.  The workshop uses a checklist to develop a Friends of he Library group:  recruiting helpers for a steering committee, determining the Friends’ mission, expanding their membership, and growing the leadership to sustain an active organization.  Libraries with existing Friends groups have also found this workshop helpful as a review of their current practices and to glean ideas for growing their membership base.  To allow for further networking, NVCLS is offering a lunch following the workshop.

 

10/15/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm North Country Library System
Annual Report for Automated Libraries - Video Conference

This workshop will look at the process for recording data on the NCLS web site and storing data in Google Drive using a Google sheet.  This class will also provide a demonstration of the State annual reporting database, Bibliostat Collect, including how to navigate, flag items, enter notes, answer edit checks and more!

10/15/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Potsdam Public Library
Annual Report for Automated Libraries

This workshop will look at the process for recording data on the NCLS web site and storing data in Google Drive using a Google sheet.  This class will also provide a demonstration of the State annual reporting database, Bibliostat Collect, including how to navigate, flag items, enter notes, answer edit checks and more!

10/15/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm North Country Library System
Annual Report for Automated Libraries - Video Conference

This workshop will look at the process for recording data on the NCLS web site and storing data in Google Drive using a Google sheet.  This class will also provide a demonstration of the State annual reporting database, Bibliostat Collect, including how to navigate, flag items, enter notes, answer edit checks and more!

10/15/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Oswego Public Library
ADA Website Compliance [ Webinar] - Morning Session

This webinar will cover the major facets of making and keeping your website ADA compliant.  From menus to images, listen and learn how to maintain your site to make it friendly for Accessibility tools.

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

You can join the webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone by clicking on the link:  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/965690357 

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

 

 

 

10/22/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm North Country Library System
ADA Website Compliance [ Webinar] - Afternoon Session

This webinar will cover the major facets of making and keeping your website ADA compliant.  From menus to images, listen and learn how to maintain your site to make it friendly for Accessibility tools.

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

You can join the webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone by clicking on the link:  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/930241405 

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

 

 

 

10/22/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm North Country Library System
ADA Website Compliance - OPEN LABS

These labs will be hands on with a focus on website edits necessary to make your websites ADA compliant.  Please bring your questions and be prepared to log into your websites and make changes.

 

10/29/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm North Country Library System
ADA Website Compliance - OPEN LABS

These labs will be hands on with a focus on website edits necessary to make your websites ADA compliant.  Please bring your questions and be prepared to log into your websites and make changes.

 

10/30/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Potsdam Public Library
ADA Website Compliance - OPEN LABS

These labs will be hands on with a focus on website edits necessary to make your websites ADA compliant.  Please bring your questions and be prepared to log into your websites and make changes.

 

11/01/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Oswego Public Library
ADA Website Compliance - OPEN LABS

These labs will be hands on with a focus on website edits necessary to make your websites ADA compliant.  Please bring your questions and be prepared to log into your websites and make changes.

 

11/05/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Carthage Free Library
Annual Report Financials

This workshop will take a closer look at the NYS Annual Report financial section.  Are you unsure of what gets counted...and where it gets counted?  Well then this workshop is for you! 

11/19/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm North Country Library System
Annual Report Financials - Video Conference

This workshop will take a closer look at the NYS Annual Report financial section.  Are you unsure of what gets counted...and where it gets counted?  Well then this workshop is for you! 

11/19/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Oswego Public Library
Annual Report Financials - Video Conference

This workshop will take a closer look at the NYS Annual Report financial section.  Are you unsure of what gets counted...and where it gets counted?  Well then this workshop is for you! 

11/19/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Potsdam Public Library
Talking is Teaching: A Community Campaign

Talking is Teaching is a national public awareness campaign that centers on the simple message that talking, reading, and singing can help get young children ready to read—and as public libraries, we are perfectly placed to share this message in our communities.  In this class, we’ll review the components of the campaign, explore resources that help you identify community demographics and potential partners, and provide essential support materials, such as posters, research-based handouts,, and even social media templates.  We’ll also discuss a mini grant opportunity that  will support new or existing early literacy partnerships in your community.

11/19/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm North Country Library System
Talking is Teaching: A Community Campaign - Video Conference

Talking is Teaching is a national public awareness campaign that centers on the simple message that talking, reading, and singing can help get young children ready to read—and as public libraries, we are perfectly placed to share this message in our communities.  In this class, we’ll review the components of the campaign, explore resources that help you identify community demographics and potential partners, and provide essential support materials, such as posters, research-based handouts,, and even social media templates.  We’ll also discuss a mini grant opportunity that  will support new or existing early literacy partnerships in your community.

11/19/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Oswego Public Library
Talking is Teaching: A Community Campaign - Video Conference

Talking is Teaching is a national public awareness campaign that centers on the simple message that talking, reading, and singing can help get young children ready to read—and as public libraries, we are perfectly placed to share this message in our communities.  In this class, we’ll review the components of the campaign, explore resources that help you identify community demographics and potential partners, and provide essential support materials, such as posters, research-based handouts,, and even social media templates.  We’ll also discuss a mini grant opportunity that  will support new or existing early literacy partnerships in your community.

11/19/2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Potsdam Public Library
Annual Report Financials - Video Conference

This workshop will take a closer look at the NYS Annual Report financial section.  Are you unsure of what gets counted...and where it gets counted?  Well then this workshop is for you! 

11/19/2019 6:00 pm to 8:00 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.  

11/20/2019 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.  

11/20/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Potsdam 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.  

11/20/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Oswego Public Library
DO Meeting - Video Conference

Thismeeting of the Director's Organization is a video conference meeting held at 3 sites.  Please make sure to register under the correct site.

11/20/2019 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Oswego Public Library
DO Meeting - Video Conference

This meeting of the Director's Organization is a video conference meeting held at 3 sites.  Please make sure to register under the correct site.

11/20/2019 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Potsdam Public Library
DO Meeting

This meeting of the Director's Organization is a video conference meeting held at 3 sites.  Please make sure to register under the correct site.

11/20/2019 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm North Country Library System
RA Genre Study: Amish

Reader’s Advisory is a core service of public libraries, regardless of size.  Patrons have a diversity of reading interests, but it’s difficult for any one library worker to be an expert in every genre.  Maybe you’re strong in mysteries but know nothing about westerns.  Or perhaps your romance game is right on, but you could use a little help with sci-fi?  Luckily, there are experts in our system in every genre; the trick is knowing who they are and finding time to pick their brains.  Join us at NCLS as Michelle McLagan of the Hepburn Library of Lisbon leads the next in a series of genre discussions designed to strengthen your knowledge of different genres, subgenres, popular authors, and those who are a little further under the radar.

12/17/2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm North Country Library System