Thanks to funding from the American Rescue Plan and in partnership with the Northern New York Library Network, the libraries of the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System are excited to bring Senior Planet programming to the region. Librarians and library staff from 5 libraries have been trained in providing Senior Planet’s tried-and-true technology classes to their communities. Senior Planet’s curriculum has been specifically designed to aid seniors in 5 key areas: Financial Security Civic Engagement and Advocacy Social Engagement Health and Wellness … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
You already know that not everything you read on the Internet is true. But where can you go to find out whether an article is accurate or not? The folks at MakeUseOf have written up the excellent piece entitled The 8 Best Fact-Checking Sites for Finding the Unbiased Truth.[CLICK TO READ MORE]
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]
Library Tech Tip #1 Scanning Barcodes from Book Covers when Cataloging Items Please be aware when scanning the barcode on the back of an item. Scanning usually gives you the ISBN but occasionally (especially in older items) it gives you a UPC code. Consequently, UPC code will not find the items requested for MARC records or in Horizon. The picture shows an example – you can see that the number beneath the barcode is not the same as the ISBN. In this case, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
2018 Where Do You Find Data Describing Your Community?; Wednesday, February 14. 2017 Public and Association Library Annual Reports Webinar, Monday, January 22 2017 Helping All Trustees Succeed (HATS) Mini-Webinars — A series of short online webinars focused on information trustees need to know. Issues such as Open Meetings Law, the Role of the Board President, Hiring a New Director, as well as other topics, covered in 10-15 minute presentations. Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and E-rate, Wednesday, December 13 How … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Find more tips and tricks or delve deeper into the inner workings of Horizon by searching for the latest posts and articles.[CLICK TO READ MORE]
Public libraries in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties will host an interactive learning presentation designed to inform residents about the importance of disaster preparedness, courtesy of a grant obtained by the CEF Library System.
The presentation includes videos, games for kids, quizzes and various web tools, all of which will give patrons easy access to reliable emergency preparedness resources.
This page lists documents, web pages and videos with how-to information on the software we use in our library system. Listed items are PDFs unless otherwise noted. Also check the Continuing Education page for current and archived training opportunities.[CLICK TO READ MORE]