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Thank You, Library Advocates!

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Thank you to all who spent Wednesday tirelessly marching from office to office in Albany for Library Advocacy Day 2015!

SALS would especially like to Thank:
Ike Pulver, Susan Foley, Jill Simoncic, Tim McDonough, Dan Hubbs, Kathy Naftaly, Annie Miller, Ken Bollerad, Jennifer Ogrodowski, Amy Carpenter, Dan Carpenter, Emily Wierzbowski, Susan Jennings, Debra Ford, Michael Sullivan, Jules Comeau, Robert Tatko, Mary Kim, Michol Tuttle, Karen DeAngelo, Carolyn Dufft, Christine Larocque, and Alex Gutelius

Your support was felt as we visited the offices of Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, Senator Elizabeth O’C. Little, Senator Hugh T. Farley, Assemblyman James Tedisco, Senator Kathleen Marchione, Assemblyman Dan Stec, Assemblyman John T. McDonald, III, Assemblyman Steven F. McLaughlin, and Assemblyman Marc W. Butler.

“Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.” –Anne Herbert


Visit to find ways to continue the effort!


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TASC and Poverty Awareness Workshops for Library Staff and Volunteers

February 18th, 2015 · Comments Off

Please join me at the Greenwich Free Library on March 2nd beginning at 9:30 am. Krista Conrick, Program Manager for Adult Literacy at WSHWE will lead both presentations. Come for one or both sessions.

Come have your questions answered about TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) aka the former GED test.
Please arrive around 9:15 am to settle in and talk to your colleagues. The 1 hour session will begin at 9:30 am.
All library staff and volunteers are welcome.

Poverty Awareness:
Hidden below their beautiful surfaces, our communities struggle with issues of poverty. This workshop examines the reality of poverty in our area and helps us learn effective responses to people of all backgrounds. Come to develop strategy and skill in showing that we value the worth of all individuals.
Session will begin at 10:45 am

RSVPs are appreciated; please email Jennifer Ferriss by Monday February 23, 2015 with the staff names and an email so that I can reach everyone in case of a snow cancellation. Please let me know which workshop you will attend or if you plan on attending both sessions.


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Free Webinar: Inclusive Information Access: Assistive Technology in Action

February 6th, 2015 · Comments Off

Wednesday, February 18, 11:00AM-12:00PM PST

Does your library technology accommodate users with disabilities? From public access technology to online resources, libraries must be sensitive to the needs of all users, especially those who may not be able to fully access information using traditional technology.

Join us for this free TechSoup for Libraries webinar [2] to learn what libraries have done to create a more inclusive technology environment.
Assistive technology is the software, peripherals, and specialized devices that help connect disabled individuals with information and communication.
Hear how these libraries have played a key role in allowing disabled patrons to fully participate in and benefit from digital technology.

* Nancy Murillo is Director of the Pittsburg – Camp County Library (TX),
where she recently implemented a new all-in-one assistive technology
computer in partnership with the East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind.
* Clay Ragan is the Director of the Computer Training Bridge at the Forsyth
County Library (NC), where they have assistive technology stations located
in branches throughout the system.

This webinar will be recorded and archived on the TechSoup for Libraries website. Please register to receive an email notification when the archive is available.

Registration Link: [3]

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Overdrive: Automatic Borrowing

December 29th, 2014 · Comments Off

If you’d like a hold to be automatically borrowed for you when it becomes available, follow the steps below:

1. Select Place a Hold to place an unavailable title on hold.

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