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Volume 19-13 | 3.26.19
NOVELNY Databases Announced
The New York State Library is pleased to announce that the current collection of New York Online Virtual Electronic Library (NOVELNY) statewide e-resources will continue through the coming year (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020), and these e-resources will also be extended for an additional year through June 30, 2021.

NOVELNY is an online virtual library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information via libraries and library systems statewide and is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). NOVELNY is an electronic resource access project that enables libraries across New York State to give their communities online access to the full text of thousands of journals, newspapers and other references.
The databases  listed are freely available to over 5,900 public, school, academic and special libraries currently registered for NOVELNY and to individuals who are residents of New York State that visit
Pending availability of funds, the following databases* will be available July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021:
  • Business: Business Insights Essentials
  • Education: Educators Reference Complete
  • General Periodicals:
    • Academic OneFile with InfoTrac Collections
    • Expanded Academic ASAP with InfoTrac Collections
    • General OneFile with InfoTrac Collections General Reference Center Gold with InfoTrac Collections
    • Informe Académico
  • Elementary Level General Periodicals: Kids InfoBits
  • Secondary Level General Periodicals: Research in Context
  • Encyclopedia: Encyclopedia Britannica: Includes Britannica School, Britannica Academic and Britannica Escolar
  • Health: Health Reference Center Academic
  • Issues: Opposing Viewpoints in Context
  • Newspapers: InfoTrac Newsstand including New York State Newspapers
  • Technology: Computer Database

*All databases are a product of Gale, a Cengage Company with the exception of Encyclopedia Britannica which is a product from Britannica Digital Learning, a division of Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.

Any questions about the resources described above should be sent to
MHLS Announcements
The Mid-Hudson Library System is pleased to announce that Kerri Carpenter has joined the MHLS cataloging team in the position of Cataloging Specialist . With almost twenty years' experience, Kerri has served many roles in both circulation and technical services in public as well as academic libraries. Kerri is very pleased to be working with the MHLS cataloging team and looks forward to getting to know everyone in the MHLS community.
Contact Kerri: | ext. 254
MHLS Libraries

The Hudson Area Association Library's Historic Hudson Postcard Collection is now on New York Heritage Digital Collections:
Resource Sharing & Sierra
On March 30th the cataloging department will suppress all items that have a status of 'Lost & Paid', 'Discard' or 'Claims returned', which have not been updated for 3 months. The items will not be deleted. Changing the annual report code to "n - suppress", simply keeps them from displaying in the public catalog. This action was approved by the DA in June of 2015.
Sustainable Libraries
For a third time, federal funding for libraries has been zeroed out in the White House budget proposal . In order to preserve more than $210 million in federal library funding the American Library Association (ALA) and United for Libraries are asking all library advocates to contact their Representative in the House via the online portal found at This action will encourage your representative to sign the "Dear Appropriator" letters to support funding for IMLS and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy program in the FY2020 budget.
For additional information please visit
Join your teen-serving library colleagues from five states for a FREE day of energizing ideas, problem hacks, and go-to colleagues! This will be the SECOND Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T.) teen librarian meetup for library staff from New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and Vermont! If your job includes a focus on teens, you're invited!
Thursday, April 11th from 10:00am - 3:30pm @East Greenbush Community Library. To keep it free, please BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch). Drinks, dessert - and an author Skype visit will be included. For more information and to register, visit  

This event is sponsored by Mohawk Valley Library System, Southern Adirondack Library System & Upper Hudson Library System.
Job Openings
Part-Time Library Clerk, Clinton Community Library
Clinton Community Library in Dutchess County, has an immediate opening for a Part-Time Library Clerk.  The current shifts available are Friday evening from 3:00-7:00pm and Saturday morning 9:00am-1:00pm. The pay is $12 per hour.  Must have a high school degree, be friendly, service oriented and able to work with the public.  Previous library experience preferred, but not necessary.  

Please send letter of interest and a résumé to , and mention the word "clerk" in the subject line.
MHLS recommends that the minimum starting salary of a full or part-time librarian with an MLS degree be at least equal to that of a teacher with a master's degree in the same community.
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