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:
We’d like to take a moment to welcome the newest additions to the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System crew. First off, Rebecca Klein has joined as a library clerk in the Technical Services Department. Rebecca is a SUNY Plattsburgh history department alumna and aspiring archival librarian. When she isn’t reading about lesbian history or doing genealogical research, you can find her knitting, watching bad sci-fi movies with her fiancée, or playing with her cat Marceline. She’s been making quick work of dealing with interlibrary loans and rotating collections, helping us provide fresh titles to patrons in every corner of the three counties. And even more recently, Justin VanCour has also joined the team as an accounting clerk in the Administration Department. He comes to us with more than a decade of experience working in insurance and account clerk positions with Clinton County. Justin’s passions away from the office include music, writing, and Star Wars. He loves doing things with his family, including coaching his kids in youth sports. He’s been learning all about the ins and outs of the financial side of the Library System and member libraries. We’re so glad to have both Rebecca and Justin join and look forward to working with them to provide service to libraries and their patrons.
Horizon The member libraries of the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System use Horizon as their integrated library system (ILS) to process materials for patrons, as well as facilitate interlibrary loan. The Horizon program can be installed on a computer running the Windows operating system. To have Horizon installed or for questions or training, contact David Fuller at 518-563-5190 x122 or email@example.com. Training Guides: CEFLS – Horizon Training and Procedures Manual Brief Records Circulation Guidelines Fast Adds Overdue Notices Overdue Notices (Email with …[CLICK TO READ MORE]
OverDrive – our provider for ebooks and e-audiobooks and the developer of the app Libby – allows you and your staff to learn about their platform at your own pace. Check out the Library Staff Training website for on-demand webinars and how-to videos so you can be better informed to assist your patrons in taking advantage of this online resource.
Out with the old, goes the old saying. Several years ago, our library system got a brand new online catalog, called Enterprise. It replaced our Classic Catalog, (also known as Horizon Information Portal) but we have kept both operating. It’s now time to retire our Classic Catalog, because it has become hard for us to maintain and keep up to date and secure. We plan to retire the Classic Catalog the last week of 2019. If you still use it, …[CLICK TO READ MORE]