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Senate Grants Announced

The New York State Senate has passed a bill awarding grants-in-aid, also known as "Bullet Aid" or Special Legislative Grants, totaling over $4.3 million to more than 600 libraries in the state! MHLS area Senators brought $348,500 to the libraries in our region!
 
Senator George Amedore
D.R. Evarts Library (Athens)
$5,000
Cairo Public Library
$5,000
Catskill Public Library
$5,000
Heermance Memorial Library (Coxsackie)
$5,000
Town of Esopus Library
$25,000
Greenville Public Library
$5,000
Mountain Top Library
$5,000
Hunter Public Library
$5,000
Hurley Public Library
$5,000
Kingston Library
$5,000
Saugerties Public Library
$5,000
Stone Ridge Public Library
$5,000
Town of Ulster Public Library
$5,000
West Hurley Public Library
$5,000
Windham Public Library
$5,000
Woodstock Public Library District
$5,000

Senator John Bonacic
Elting Memorial Library (New Paltz)
$3,000
Rosendale Library
$3,000
 
Senator Kathleen Marchione
Chatham Public Library 
 (including Canaan Branch of the CPL)
$6,000
Claverack Free Library
$3,000
Germantown Library
$3,000
Roeliff Jansen Community Library
$3,000
Hudson Area Association Library
$3,000
Kinderhook Memorial Library
$5,000
Livingston Free Library
$3,000
New Lebanon Library
$3,000
Philmont Public Library
$3,000
Valatie Free Library
$4,000
 
Senator Terrence Murphy
Beekman Library
$2,500
Brewster Public Library
$2,500
Reed Memorial Library (Carmel)
$2,500
Mahopac Public Library
$5,000
Patterson Library
$5,000
Pawling Free Library
$5,000
 
Senator Susan Serino
Amenia Free Library
$6,000
Howland Public Library (Beacon)
$11,000
Clinton Community Library
$6,000
Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library (Cold Spring)
$5,000
Dover Plains Library
$7,000
East Fishkill Community Library
$11,000
Blodgett Memorial Library (Fishkill)
$8,000
Desmond-Fish Library (Garrison)
$7,000
Hyde Park Free Library
$10,000
Kent Public Library
$9,000
LaGrange Association Library
$10,000
Millbrook Library
$4,000
NorthEast-Millerton Library
$4,000
Pine Plains Free Library
$5,000
Pleasant Valley Library
$7,000
Poughkeepsie Public Library District
$13,000
Putnam Valley Free Library
$8,000
Red Hook Public Library
$9,000
Starr Library (Rhinebeck)
$5,000
Morton Memorial Library & Community House 
(Rhinecliff)
$9,000
Staatsburg Library
$3,000
Stanford Free Library
$6,000
Tivoli Free Library
$4,000
Grinnell Public Library District
$8,000
 
Senator James Seward
Phoenicia Library
$3,000
Morton Memorial Library (Pine Hill)
$3,000
Olive Free Library
$3,000
MHLS Announcements


Discounted NYLA Organizational Membership:  MHLS has negotiated another year of the 15% discount on New York Library Association (NYLA) Organizational Memberships [https://bit.ly/1QmL5qe NYLA is our voice in Albany , taking the lead in advocating for library and construction aid. They are also a primary source for professional development and continuing education. Membership in NYLA helps to underwrite much of the good work NYLA is able to do on our behalf.
 
For those libraries that took part in the discount bulk order last year:
  • You will receive your 2017 forms (Associate Member Worksheet & Trustee Registration form) so you can review them, if nothing has changed just send them back. If there are updates we'll also enclose blank forms so you can update the info and send it in.
  • They will be due back to the MHLS Business Office, Attn: Joan Kay by June 29.

  • MHLS will issue your library an invoice based on the information you provide which will be due in July to ensure we keep everyone on the same timeline.
For those libraries that did not take part in the bulk order last year but would like to take advantage of the 15% discount for this year: Please submit the forms (links below) to Joan Kay in the MHLS Business office by June 29
- Associate Member Worksheet http://bit.ly/2LoCs4O  
- Trustee Registration form http://bit.ly/2sbgTvT  
 
Thank you in advance for your cooperation with the timeline. Questions can be directed to Joan in the MHLS Business Office at jkay@midhudson.org
Programming

Do you love books and want to instill a love of reading in others? Learn how ALA's Great Stories Club grants can help you connect with underserved youth in your community. This opportunity is open to libraries who are interested in working with organizations that serve under-resourced youth, such as alternative high schools, juvenile justice organizations or foster care agencies. You can choose one or both of the following themes: " Empathy: The Cost of Switching Sides " and/or " What Makes a Hero? Self, Society and Rising to the Occasion " Learn more about the program and application process at  https://bit.ly/2Iy4rQN
Job Openings
Part-Time Youth Services/Programming Librarian, Brewster Library
The Brewster Library in Brewster, NY is seeking an energetic and creative Part-Time (20-25 hours/week) Youth Services/Programming Librarian to oversee the library's children's and young adult collections and programs, and to help coordinate the library's adult programs. The Youth Services/Programming
Librarian, who reports to the Director of the Library, will also assist with circulation and reference duties, materials processing, and community outreach. Will consider a student matriculated in an ALA accredited MLS program as a Librarian Trainee.

Specific responsibilities:
  • Plan, promote, implement, and evaluate programs for children, young adults, and families Work with youth services staff to maintain and develop the children's and young adult collections, selecting, ordering, processing, cataloging, and repairing materials
  • Work with programming staff, as needed, to plan, promote, and implement adult programs
  • Work the circulation desk and field reference questions
  • Assist patrons with computer questions
  • Help to expand the library's social media presence
  • Recruit, train, and work with youth-oriented volunteers including, perhaps, a youth advisory team
  • Work with local schools to introduce young people to the Library
  • Identify opportunities to secure grants for programs
  • Maintain statistics and develop reports.
Minimum qualifications:
  • Master's degree in library science from a college or university program (American Library Association accredited).
  • Eligibility for a New York State public librarian's professional certificate at time of application for appointment.
  • Possession of a New York State public librarian's professional certificate at time of appointment.
  • One (1) year of experience working with children and/or young adults in recreational, youth, park service, cultural or educational enrichment activities.
Preferred qualifications: 
  • Knowledge of Mid-Hudson Library System Sierra software
  • Fluency in the Spanish language.
The candidate must have excellent customer service skills and be able to work with people of all ages and temperaments, especially with children and young adults, be comfortable with computer and A/V technology and savvy with social media, and enjoy working as part of a team. A strong initiative and
flexibility are essential. Must be able to work weekends and evenings as needed. This is a competitive Civil Service position, and may be a provisional appointment or a transfer. Salary starting at $22-$24 per hour, commensurate with experience.
 
About the Brewster Public Library: This is an exciting time for the Brewster Public Library, as we are currently undergoing an expansion project. We are seeking to increase our programs and services as our building grows. The Brewster Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. Please send résumé and letter explaining why you think you would be a good fit for this position to Gina Loprinzo, Director, at director@brewsterlibrary.org. This position will be filled as soon as possible.

Library Clerk/Programming Assistant, Brewster Library
The Brewster Library has an opening for a Part-Time Library Clerk/Programming Assistant.  The person who fills this position will work with the Youth Services Librarian to schedule, plan, and implement programs for children, teens and families.  Other duties may include creating promotional materials, covering the circulation desk, and helping patrons with a large variety of requests, including locating materials and computer assistance.  The candidate must have excellent customer service skills and be able to work with people of all ages and temperaments (especially with children and young adults), be comfortable with computer and A/V technology, and enjoy working as part of a team.  A strong initiative and flexibility are essential. Experience working with children is preferred; fluency in the Spanish language is a plus.  Must be able to work weekends and evenings as needed.  This is a non-competitive civil service position, starting at 15-20 hours per week, with a salary of $14-$16 per hour.  Please send résumé to Gina Loprinzo at  director@brewsterlibrary.org, with Clerk Position in the subject line.    
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Part time Clerk, Kent Library
The Kent Public Library in Putnam County seeks a permanent part-time library  clerk ,   12 hours a week to start,   $11.00 to $11.40 per hour, with paid vacation and sick leave. Must have high school degree, be experienced with computers, courteous, service oriented and able to work with the public at a busy circulation desk.  Previous library experience preferred. Please send your résumé to   cdonick@kentlibrary.org , and mention  " clerk " in the subject line.
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