Learn / Connect!

Inter-Library Loan – FAQ

Don’t we already have Inter-Library Loan in Sierra? Yes, we do, but the new module will allow libraries, patrons, and MHLS staff to manage the borrowing process through Sierra. This will provide a more cohesive, streamlined service for everyone involved. How about renewals, will patrons (or library staff) be able to renew borrowed items? No, just as […]

Encore Harvesting – Coming Soon

Description: Our shared catalog can utilize the Encore Harvesting functionality to set up harvesting of OAI-PMH compliant repositories in Encore. This feature can then be used to harvest or re-harvest repositories at any time. Encore Harvester – coming 2021 Library Readiness: Laurie will will be providing a presentation on Encore Harvesting at each of the […]

Training Survey

We are rethinking our training for Sierra and Encore. We need your input! Please take this brief training survey by 8/15/2020.

Spotlight on OverDrive

An Introduction to Decision Center

Decision Center has been released and is ready to use. For additional information, including links to documentation, click HERE. ONLINE WEBINARS – An Introduction to Decision Center Getting Started with Decision Center is offered as a Lunchtime Webinar. Check the MHLS Calendar for dates.   These workshops have been postponed – look here for rescheduled […]

Lunchtime Webinar: Various Topics

February 26th|12:00-1:00pm| ILP Operations Supervisor Thomas O’Connell will offer a lunchtime webinar of training and Q&A.  The topic will be Patron Data Entry & how patron records are used in Sierra. April 27th|12:00-1:00pm| ILP Operations Supervisor Thomas O’Connell will offer a lunchtime webinar of training and Q&A. The topic will be the ever popular Basic Create Lists.  […]

Lunchtime Webinar: Sierra Circulation 101

Monday February 24th|12:00-1:00pmFriday March 27th|12:00-1:00pmFriday April 24th|12:00-1:00pmILP Operations Supervisor Thomas O’Connell will offer a lunchtime webinar of training and conversation at noon. The topic will be Circulation 101 and is intended for any new staff, or perhaps experienced staff wondering if there are more efficient ways to do things while covering the circ desk. This […]

Local History & Special Collections Roundtable

Monday, October 21st | 2:00 – 3:00pm | MHLS Auditorium  Facilitated by Nina Acosta, MHLS Assistant ILP Operations Supervisor This interactive discussion group brings together experienced staff with those wanting to learn more about digitizing local history materials. This session will feature a brief presentation on the Hudson River Valley Heritage (HRVH) & NY Heritage […]

Sierra Users Group to meet October 16th Online

The Sierra Users Group offers an opportunity for staff, who use Sierra, to come together with peers from other libraries to discuss the platform and share Ideas.  The meeting was preceded by a 1 hour training session which was optional to attend.  The 2 hour User Group meeting consisted of release updates, feature showcases and […]