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]
It’s the season for fresh food, gardening, and enjoying the beautiful vegetation in our region! We have a new topic guide for North Country residents. Check it out for book recommendations, reliable websites, local food festivals and links to farmers/producers. You can find it at https://cefls.libguides.com/gardening.
If you’re an avid reader, you’ll love these short email newsletters that highlight new books in your chosen subject area or genre such as historical fiction, science fiction, travel, romance or history. You can sign up and choose your topics here: http://www.libraryaware.com/1099/Subscribers/Subscribe. Once you sign up, you’ll receive occasional email newsletter with short summaries of the new and recommended titles and links to the library catalog, where you can check to see which libraries own the titles and place requests. You … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
What is the secret ingredient for developing and implementing successful STEAM programs? Whether your library is large or tiny, well-funded or not, incorporating STEAM programs shouldn’t be daunting, difficult or expensive. By offering STEAM classes to your community, your library can provide an opportunity for students of all ages to develop skills in communication, creativity, problem solving, critical thinking and analysis. Children, families, and adults will be encouraged to ask questions, learn transferable skills, and delve into basic scientific concepts. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? Help those who need to brush up on their personal finance skills save some cash by providing these great resources and taking advantage of a few yourself: Financial Literacy Compiled by CEFLS staff, this page has resources from all around the Internet, through the various information guides offered by CEFLS and member libraries, books, ebooks, and e-magazines. Consumer.gov Purposefully written in very simple language, this website developed by the Federal Trade … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
On March 13, the State Library staff presented a webinar on State Aid for Library Construction. That webinar and the accompanying PowerPoint presentation has been uploaded to the Library Development web site and can now be accessed at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/construc/webinars.htm
Library Staff can find webinars on a variety of subjects to watch on demand at http://learn.webjunction.org/. Some of the topics include: Active Shooter Procedures for Libraries Beyond Food for Fines: Libraries, Food Banks and Feeding America Getting Started with Social Media for Your Library Measure Your Impact: Getting Started with Outcome-Based Evaluations Trauma Informed Services in the Library: Understanding and Serving our Community Bilingual Storytimes: Reaching Through the Language Barrier More Than #MotivationMonday: Motivating Your Team Any Day of the … [CLICK TO READ MORE]