Archive for August, 2010

The new SmarterMail has additional anti-spam features over and above what we had with the previous version; but the out-of-the-box settings for these features have been set quite loose. I am trying incremental tightening of those rules each day. As messages are tested for spam, they are assigned a weighted value. We have three thresholds […]

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 09:58 0 comments

One of my trustees is looking for a copy of an older New York Reads poster, which shows the Statue of Liberty reading a book, with the caption New York Reads. (not the summer reading poster showing sunglasses on the Lady). If anyone has one stashed away, or one they’re willing to part with, please […]

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 09:57 0 comments

We are thinking about the Download station, and would like to hear from anyone at those libraries which already make this available to their patrons. Does it have to be a dedicated computer, or can it be a PAC or something else, as well? Is it being used? What are patrons saying about it? I […]

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 09:54 0 comments

Dear RCLS staff, Please, if you haven’t already, RSVP to by September 16th to ensure a spot in this upcoming informative program by Web Technology/Help Desk Librarian at Lehigh University, Tina Hertel on loads of free apps and services that are easy to start using and can help send, save, organize, search and create […]

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 09:52 0 comments

Auditions for “The Fall of the House of Kutsher,” the murder mystery performance being presented as part of Orange Library Association’s The Big Read, will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, September 11, at Moffat Library, 6 West Main Street, Washingtonville. Auditions are open to all RCLS libraries’ staff members. The murder mystery is […]

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 09:50 0 comments

Hi Everyone, Someone recently left a message in my HA1 mailbox with a list of Fairy Tales at the Village. There was no date or name on the message, so if you left this for me, please let me know. Thank you! -Sarah G.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 09:49 0 comments

A patron came in to use the computer, went into Hotmail, and changed the viewing language to French. This has happened several times before when patrons have changed Hotmail language settings to Spanish. If you encounter this change (or if a patron comes to ask for help in changing the language) please do the following: […]

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 09:49 0 comments

One of our borrowers claims to have returned the following items, which I have now set to Claimed Returned: * 746.34 TEM DIY afghans 32814001022744 (GRL item) * JE HOOD Pup and hound lost and found 32826009864166 (NFL item) Would you kindly check your shelves? “To inform and inspire people of all ages and to […]

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 09:48 0 comments

August 30 thru September 5, 2010 ANSER Staff Evening/weekend Schedule You can reach ANSER staff for Horizon or network communication problems as follows: If staff is onsite, please call extension listed below. Important: A tech will be on call only at times when no one is in the office. Please call 845 343 1131 ext […]

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 09:46 0 comments

Short (ALL CAPS) bibliographic records for titles reviewed in the following issues of selection tool journals have been added to ANSER: Publishers weekly 8/16/10, 8/23/10 Kirkus 8/15/10 Library Journal 8/1/10, 8/15/10 Jerry Kuntz Electronic Resources Ramapo Catskill Library System 619 RTE 17M Middletown NY USA 10940 /

Monday, August 30th, 2010 at 10:36 0 comments