- Libraries Need Friends: A Toolkit to Create Friends Groups or to Revitalize the One You Have – https://www.ala.org/united/sites/ala.org.united/files/content/friends/orgtools/libraries-need-friends.pdf
- Friends of the Library USA New Member Packet – https://cefls.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Friends-of-the-Library-USA-New-Member-Packet.pdf
- Schroon Lake Friends of the Library Bylaws – https://cefls.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Schroon-Friends-Bylaws.pdf
African Americans have always practiced medicine, whether as physicians, healers, midwives, or “root doctors.” The journey of the African American physician from pre-Civil War to modern day America has been a challenging one. Early black pioneer physicians not only became skilled practitioners: They became trailblazers and educators paving the way for future physicians, surgeons, and nurses, and opening doors to better health care for the African American community.
Visit the libraries listed below to see this exhibition that celebrates the achievements of African American pioneers in medicine by highlighting past and contemporary surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and foster future excellence through the education and mentoring of young African Americans pursuing medical careers.
Made possible thanks to a grant provided by the Adirondack Foundation.
Friday, February 9 – Saturday, February 24
Mooers Free Library
25 School Street
Mooers, NY 12958
Saturday, February 24 – Friday, March 8
64 Elm Street
Malone, NY 12953
Friday, March 8 – Friday, March 22
Black Watch Memorial Library
99 Montcalm Street
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Celebrate and learn more about Black History month with all of the great resources available to you for free with a library card. Find books and DVDs you can check out from your local library via our online catalog. Browse all of the ebooks and e-audiobooks available about African American History or check out African American Fiction titles. Visit our own Black History local guide to find out more about organizations and projects like the North Country Underground Historical Association (NCUGRHA), as well as educational resources.
CEFLS Annual Report Page – https://cefls.org/stafftrustees/library-staff/annual-report/
Annual Report Instructions – https://cefls.org/stafftrustees/library-staff/annual-report/
Outline of Major Changes – https://cefls.org/stafftrustees/library-staff/annual-report/
Minimum Standards – https://cefls.org/stafftrustees/library-staff/annual-report/
Keene Valley Library Association’s Policy and Challenge Form Example: https://cefls.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/KVLA-Policy-and-Challenge-Form-Example.pdf
ALA Page on Banned Books: https://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/
CEFLS Libguide on Banned Books: https://cefls.libguides.com/banned-books
CEFLS Policy Examples Page: https://cefls.org/stafftrustees/policy-examples/
Anyone can advocate for their public library! We need many voices to tell leaders in the Legislature why libraries are essential.
Advocacy helps to inform people about library services and their value to the community. It can influence important decisions about legislative and budget priorities in order to strengthen libraries in New York State and ensure that they have the resources to continue offering these important services.
The New York Library Association suggests various ways to tell your story about why libraries are important:
- Send a Letter/Email to your Elected Officials. Not social media savvy? No worries. Letter and email templates are available for you to customize and send to your elected officials.
- Submit a Video for NYLA’s “I Am A #LibraryAdvocate” Campaign. NYLA is asking #LibraryAdvocates to share why #nylibraries are important to you via video! Whether you are a seasoned library advocate, or this is your first Library Advocacy Day – they want to hear from you. These videos will be shared via NYLA’s social media channels.
- Share Your Story. Tell NYLA why you love your library and how it is important to your community. Use the hashtags #LAD24, #LibraryAdvocate, and #nylibraries to tell your story. NYLA will retweet/reshare your post throughout the day!
If you are affiliated with a library, there is strength in numbers! Please consider attending an in-person OR virtual legislative office visit with your fellow #LibraryAdvocates. NYLA will have a listing of all the legislative office visits on their website.
Check out our advocacy page for additional links, talking points, and information about contacting your representatives.
For questions, please contact Anne Jobin-Picard: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mango Languages: https://cefls.org/mango
Marketing Materials: https://cefls.org/stafftrustees/library-staff/marketing-tools-and-ill/
From foundational basics to advanced proficiency, libraries have your language-learning needs covered!
- Mango Languages is language-learning software that teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages. It offers the ability to download for learning in the car, progress tracking, and culture notes that enhance the learning experience. With Mango Reader, you can go to any website and get translations in real time. This feature is a Google Chrome extension currently available in 12 languages. The new Mango Vocabulary feature allows you to review chapter vocabulary with flashcards and lists, study words by topic, and even create your own personalized vocabulary lists so that you can study what’s most important for your language learning journey. See the video for details. We are excited to announce that Mango has introduced American Sign Language to the Mango Languages platform also!
- Steve Kenworthy: email@example.com
- Michael Spofford: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Trustee Handbook Book Club: https://midhudson.org/trusteebookclub/
- Policy Examples and Links: https://cefls.org/stafftrustees/policy-examples/
A Whistleblower policy was mentioned during the Board Basics webinar. The NYS Library’s help doc states:
“Whistle Blower Policy: All public and association libraries with twenty or more employees AND an annual revenue in excess of one million dollars in the previous fiscal year are subject to Not-for-Profit Law, §715-b. (Note that this is required only for certain libraries.)”
This makes the Whistle Blower policy an option, rather than a mandate, for member libraries of CEFLS.
If you have watched the recording of this session, CEFLS cannot provide a certificate of completion. Instead, you can use the Self-Assurance Reporting Form provided by the NYS Division of Library Development as proof of fulfilling one hour of continuing education.
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
The designation of November as National Native American Heritage Month was signed into law in 1990. Join us in honoring the rich culture, traditions, and achievements of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people as we celebrate this special month of recognition.
The Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System is pleased to announce that four libraries in Franklin County will be hosting Talking Turtle Stories! Join Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) for an engaging presentation filled with cultural and historical information for audiences young and old.
Tuesday, November 28
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Town of Harrietstown Town Hall
39 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Sponsored by the Saranac Lake Free Library
Tuesday, November 28
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Tupper Lake Public Library
41 Lake Street
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Wednesday, November 29
10:00 – 11:00 AM
64 Elm Street
Malone, NY 12953
Wednesday, November 29
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Akwesasne Library and Cultural Center
321 State Route 37
Akwesasne, NY 13655
Beginning of video cut due to muted microphone (thanks, Anne de la Chapelle for letting us know).
- Minimum Standards – https://nyslibrary.libguides.com/publiclibrarystandards
- Mid-Hudson Policy Examples – https://midhudson.org/topics/director-resources/policies/
- CEFLS Policy Examples – https://cefls.org/stafftrustees/policy-examples/
- Sustainable Libraries Initiative – https://sustainablelibrariesinitiative.org/
- Recycling Matters Libguide – https://cefls.libguides.com/recycling-matters/
- State Aid for Library Construction – https://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/construc/