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September 30th, 2014 - Posted in Grant Opportunities, News by Debby

A scholarship of up to $5,000 will be granted to a student entering an American Library Association-accredited library school or a student with at least one-half of the requirements of the program remaining to complete in the year following the granting of the scholarship. The applications are due to MLA by December 1st, 2014. The website to find additional information about the MLA Scholarship and application forms:

https://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/scholar.html

September 30th, 2014 - Posted in News by Deirdre

Are you a Central New York medical librarian looking to win a trip to MLA in 2015?  MAR wants to make you a Star!

October is National Medical Librarians Month.  The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR) would like to acknowledge the valuable work our medical librarians do by sharing your accomplishments, programs or value-added services with others.

Tell your story about any unique programs that you’ve developed, any outreach to the community thayou have participated in, or any other value added services you offer to your organization or institution to the MAR and, with your permission. they will share your stories on the MAR website throughout the month of October. Anyone who has made a submission by Oct. 4th  (that’s this Saturday) will be entered into a random drawing to receive an award to cover registration and airfare to MLA 2015 in Austin, Texas.

MAR can’t wait to make you a “Star” – submit your story to nnlmmar@pitt.edu today!  (Multiple entries may be received from the same library, but please only one entry per person.)

September 23rd, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

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Congratulations to CLRC member organization to the east, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. They are a recent recipient of a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

MWPAI received  $100,000 for their proposed project titled The Core Collections Digitization & Dissemination Project. The museum will scan 3,000 images of their permanent collection as an online educational resource. It will also install and integrate the eMuseum System and create text for object records, providing historical information, context, and relationship to other artworks.

Congratulations also to the Oneida Indian Nation for receiving a $6000 award to enhance library operations and services.

Read article from Madison County Courier

September 22nd, 2014 - Posted in News by Debby
The Empire Friends Roundtable (EFR) of the New York Library Association is conducting a short survey of Friends of Libraries groups and their needs in the area of nonprofit law.  The goal is to gather information to plan continuing education sessions at this fall’s Annual Conference in Saratoga Springs and future conferences.
This online survey can be completed by an officer of the Friends group who is knowledgeable about the Friends procedures and practices, as well as committee chairs and staff liaisons to the group (e.g., library director).  Multiple submissions from one group are encouraged and we want to hear from Friends members whether or not they are attending NYLA’s annual conference in November.  Friends groups associated with any type of library (e.g. public, school, academic) may complete the survey.
The survey is anonymous and does not ask for any library contact information.  It is solely a needs assessment to guide our speakers to present information on legal topics (e.g., sales tax, insurance, IRS reporting for 501(c)(3) groups, volunteer policies, and procedures) of use to not-for-profit library organizations.  “I don’t know” and “unsure” are acceptable responses throughout.
The survey consists of 50 brief multiple choice questions which we estimate will take about 15 minutes of your time.  Responses are being accepted through October 1, 2014.  Thank you for your help with this endeavor.  The link to the survey is here:
At NYLA’s Annual Conference in Saratoga Springs, the Empire Friends Roundtable is offering a program on Friday, November 7, at 2:15 p.m. in cooperation with the Public Library Section (PLS/NYLA) and the Library Trustees Association, entitled “Get By With a Little Legal Help for Your Friends.”  Our speakers are Courtney Darts and Judy Siegel, staff attorneys in the New York office of the Pro Bono Partnership.  Pro Bono Partnership, Inc. provides free legal service to nonprofit groups in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  Their tag line is “Volunteer Attorneys Strengthening Nonprofits and Our Communities.”
For more information and to register for the annual conference visit www.nyla.org.  Full program descriptions can be found in EFR newsletter #56, pages 3-5.  The newsletter is archived under “Publications” on the EFR page: www.nyla.org/friends.

September 19th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

Water, water everywhere and maybe a drop to drink.

Two CLRC member organizations will be partnering to create the new SUNY Water and Research Education Center (SUNY WREC).

Onondaga Community College and the College of Environmental Science and Forestry have received a $20M State award to build science labs and classrooms near the Onondaga Lake Inner Harbor. The project will also benefit local school districts for STEM education.

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Read more from syracuse.com.
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Big Hopes for Inner Harbor

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September 17th, 2014 - Posted in Events, News, Uncategorized by Anna

12 days, 144 volunteers and at least 100 pounds of Tootsie Rolls.

Thousands of questions asked and answered.
(Did you know the princess slept on 20 mattresses?)

The infamous wheel

And a colorful survey on library usage.

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Everyone that had a part of this first-time event had great things to say about the booth, the fairgoers and the excitement of seeing all types of New York State libraries represented.

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And the topper…the annual sand sculpture was dedicated to Dr. Seuss and his books.

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See CLRC’s Facebook page for more photos.

See Debby Emerson’s write-up in the NY3Rs Association, Inc September newsletter.

September 16th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

A CLRC welcome to Dan Golden who will become the next Director of Liverpool Public Library on October 6, succeeding Jean Armour Polly.

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And what comes around…Dan is the son of Fay Golden Taylor, a former LPL director who retired in 1997.

Dan has 20 years of library experience. He has held positions at the Onondaga Free Library, Bruggemeyer Library and the County of Los Angeles Public Library in California, director of the Huntingdon Valley Library in Pennsylvania and director of the Oneida Library.

Keep watch for a welcoming reception at a future date.

Read more from syracuse.com

September 16th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

CLRC members are always contributing to better their communities.

The Baldwinsville Public Library has opened a Little Free Library, located across from the Baldwinsville Visitor’s Center at Lock 24 in the heart of the village. It contains books for all ages, as well as copies of the library’s calendar of events and take-away information about other library services.

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Baldwinsville’s LFL is a six foot long replica of the Library. The materials were purchased by the Friends of the Library and it was built by Abe Morelli, a retired engineer and library patron. Local businesses were also involved with the project. Sheehan’s Appliances and the Baldwinsville Rotary, helped with the installation.

The LFL will be open year-round. Director Meg Van Patten commented, “Not only does the LFL enable the library to provide the community with 24/7 access to a selection of books, it also serves the boating community. Lock 24 is the second busiest lock on the New York State canal system and the library is pleased to add the LFL to the enhancements that entice people to want to visit Baldwinsville again.”

What a great design!

September 15th, 2014 - Posted in Events, News by Debby

The New York Library Association needs volunteers to help out before and during this year’s Annual Conference and Trade Show to be held in Saratoga Springs from November 5 to November 8. Volunteers are needed for the following areas: NYLA Registration Desk and NYLA Trade Show/Exhibit Hall. Volunteers are currently needed for the following days:

•             Wednesday, November 5 (all day)

•             Thursday, November 6 (all day)

•             Friday, November 7 (all day)

 

Volunteers are also needed prior to the conference to help create registration packets in the Guilderland office on the following dates (lunch will be provided):

•             Thursday-Friday, October 23-24, between 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

•             Monday, October 27, between 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

•            Tuesday, October 28, between 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

As a special “thank you” for helping make the 2014 conference a success, volunteers will receive a one-day pass after completing four consecutive hours of service. The pass is good for one of the following:

•             Conference programs later the same day after completing volunteer service

•             Conference pass for a subsequent day of the 2014 conference

•             A voucher good for a one-day conference pass at the 2015 conference

•             A voucher good for one NYLA Institute during 2014-15

 

Volunteers must complete their service prior to using their pass.

Volunteers will be scheduled on a first-come basis.

If you’re interested in helping out at this year’s conference, please send your name, contact information, and availability by October 1 to Mary Anne Waltz at projects@nyla.org (no phone inquiries—please contact by email only). If you have already volunteered via email to one of the NYLA staff, I have your message, but I still need to know your availability.

 

You will be notified by October 6 if you have an assignment.

 

Thanks in anticipation of your help!

September 9th, 2014 - Posted in News by Deirdre

This fall, CLRC members will be voting on nominees to fill three open positions on the Board of Trustees at  CLRC’s Annual Meeting (held on October 9, 2014 at the Cogar Gallery, Herkimer County Community College).  Please take a moment to acquaint yourselves with the nominees below.

 

Maija McLaughlin

Fayetteville Free Library (Public/West)

Maija is the Director of Digital Access and Discovery Services at the Fayetteville Free Library where she has worked since 1999. Maija oversees the FFL Local History Department and manages Digitization projects. In addition to these duties, Maija also provides reference service at the FFL information desk and Fab Lab. Outside of the library, Maija has been an active member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. For the last year, Maija has been a member of CLRC’s Executive Board, serving as President for the 2013-14 year.  This will be her second term on CLRC’s Board of Trustees.

She received her MLS from Syracuse University in 2000 and completed a Bachelors in Education in 1991 at the University of Massachusetts/Boston.

 

Janet Pease

Syracuse University  (SU Representative)

Janet is currently the Librarian Manager and subject specialist for several areas in the Department of Research & Scholarship at the Syracuse University Libraries. For the past year, she has also served as the Interim Head of Collections. Previous to these assignments, Janet was the Head of Science and Technology Services at SU’s Carnegie Library. Before Syracuse University Libraries, she worked as a part-time reference librarian at Cazenovia College and for the Elementary Particle Physics Group in the physics department at Syracuse University. Janet is a member of ALA, ARCL, ENY/ACRL, and the Upstate New York Science Librarians Group, where she manages the group’s listserv.

Her professional interests include accessibility, altmetrics, open access publishing, change management, and wellness initiatives in the workplace. Janet holds B.A. degrees in History and Anthropology, and an MLS, all from Syracuse University.

 

Fred Berowski

Herkimer Community College (Academic/East)

Fred Berowski is the Director of Library Services at Herkimer College. His previous position was at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library in Cooperstown, where he was head of reference services at the Giamatti Research Center. He was also a part-time reference librarian at Herkimer College, prior to taking over as director, and is a member of the American Library Association and the Society for American Baseball Research.

He holds a B.A. in history from SUNY Albany; a B.A. in social work from SUNY Utica/Rome and an M.S. in library and information science from SUNY Albany.

September 9th, 2014 - Posted in Cultural Heritage, News by Deirdre

CLRC Heritage Member, The Erie Canal Museum, is currently participating in a pilot project through an “Incubator Grant” offered through our friends at the Rochester Regional Library Council.

Ever think you could sell some of your local history (public domain) items on the Internet, but didn’t know how? Or had people contact you wanting a copy of a particular photo the library owns?

The Erie Canal Musuem, along with the Rochester Public Library, is exploring the idea of a selling library items such as these on the Internet. As part of an “incubator grant”, RRLC contracted with Dan Lopata of Library Commerce (and also at the Sibley Library, Eastman School of Music), and creator of the site Eastman Scores Publishing, to see if a similar “store fronts’ or “departments” can be created for libraries that have items to sell. The year-long project will begin this summer, and if successful, other CLRC libraries may decide to join. We’ll keep you informed of progress on this unique project.

If you would like to see a demonstration of the Library Commerce project in action, watch this video from the NY 3R’s Library as Publisher webinar series (the rest of the series may be viewed here).

September 8th, 2014 - Posted in 3Rs Association, Inc., Continuing Education, Events, News by Debby
The NY 3Rs Association, Inc. is happy to announce that registration is now open for all webinars scheduled through the end of the year:

Assessing & Improving Your Website: Part 1 – Usability and Conventions, September 30th from 1-2:30pm (group registration available)

Assessing & Improving Your Website: Part 2 – Writing for the Web and Content Strategy, October 7th from 1-2:30pm (group registration available)

Assessing & Improving Your Website: Part 3 – User Research Methods, October 14th from 1-2:30pm (group registration available)

Risk Assessment for Emergency Preparedness, October 20th from 12-2pm

Disaster Planning, November 19th from 12-2pm

Assessing Risk to Digital Assets, December 3rd, from 12-2pm

Click the links above for more information and registration for each of the webinars. Note that the Assessing & Improving Your Website sessions all have a group registration option – host a group viewing for two or more people for just $25!

NY 3Rs Association, Inc.
admin@ny3rs.org

 

September 5th, 2014 - Posted in News by Raena Pellichet

Sue Kowalski has a unique set up for the library for the Pine Grove Middle School.

Due to renovations currently underway the school is divided. 6th graders are remaining at the elementary school another year, 8th graders getting their own wing of the high school and the 7th graders stuck in a transitional limbo without a physical library.

In order to make up for this and ensure that her students had access to a library and its resources, Sue Kowalski set up an RV that she has filled up with books and other materials to create a portable library for her students that she drives around to bring the resources to the students.

 

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Here is the RV library and its mascot, Repeat the parrot. Sue said “This is Repeat, because we want you to be repeat customers.”

September 4th, 2014 - Posted in Events, News by Anna

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Come out, come out wherever you are and visit Syracuse University College of Law’s new digs. Dineen Hall will open on Friday, September 12 with a series of celebration events.
Opening ceremony is at 1:30 pm.

Check out their Facebook page.

More info: http://news.syr.edu/dineen-hall-opening-celebration-set-for-sept-12-69530/

September 2nd, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it –
get everyone in Onondaga, Oneida, Madison and Herkimer counties to carry a library card.

September 2nd, 2014 - Posted in News, Resources by Deirdre

The NY 3R’s Association, Inc. is happy to announce  that our reviewers for the NY 3Rs Library as Publisher Innovator Grant are Jamie LaRueformer director of the Douglas County (Colorado) Public Library and well-know library innovator and Sarah Lippincott, Program Manager, Educopia’s Library Publishing Coalition.

Don’t forget this interesting and unique grant opportunity!  We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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NY 3Rs $10,000 Grant Opportunity – I2NY Library as Publisher

 

The NY 3Rs Association, Inc. and its I2NY Library as Publisher Work Group are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2014/2015 NY 3Rs Association Library as Publisher Innovator Grant.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: MIDNIGHT, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014.

Goal Statement

Libraries are changing their roles from transactional to transformational, and one of the areas in which this occurs is in publishing. Whether it is memoirs, family histories, children’s stories, scrapbooks, student journals, or faculty research papers – the web has made it easier for people to create and share content. To improve the quality of the content produced and thus improve its value to both the intended audience and our communities, creators need guidance. They turn to libraries for help with research, editing, proof reading, design and layout, publishing options, marketing, and much more.

 

The NY 3Rs Association, Inc., and its Information Infrastructure (I2NY) Library as Publisher Work Group, are seeking proposals from libraries and library systems for projects that will show the potential of “libraries as publishers”.

 

Applications must be submitted online, no later than midnight, September 30, 2014.

 

For complete information including Application Forms and Instructions, go to: NY 3Rs I2NY Library as Publisher Innovation Grant.

 

 

Key Dates

  • NOW  - Application materials available
  • September 30, 2014 - Applications due
  • October 2014 – Review of applications by jury of experts from outside of NYS
  • Late October, 2014 - Award notification
  • November 6, 2014 – NYLA Annual Conference, Announcement of Award winner(s)
  • October 2015 NYLA Conference – Award winners present on project(s)

August 29th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

The office will re-open at 8:30am on Tuesday, September 2.

Enjoy the day off and visit us at the New York State Fair – Science and Industry building.

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August 25th, 2014 - Posted in News by Debby

Dunham Public Library has reduced the number of years it is saving magazines. As a result, they have a few hundred hanging files and tubular shelves that go with them.  If you can use these, please contact April Bliss, Library Director, at abliss@midyork.org or by phone at 315-736-9734.

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August 25th, 2014 - Posted in News by Debby
We are very pleased to announce that the Madison-Oneida BOCES School Library System was fully funded in the amount of $18,473  for its third, New York State Archives, Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) grant.  The goal for this grant is to continue to train school librarians and classroom teachers in using and integrating local historical primary sources into the curricula to meet Common Core Learning Standards. Madison-Oneida BOCES SLS continues to partner with the Madison County Clerk’s Office, the Madison County Historian, and the Oneida County Clerk’s Office.
There will be at least two – three day workshops; the first is scheduled for Nov. 4, 5 and 6.  Substitute teacher reimbursements will be provided to school districts.  Each participant will be asked to submit a lesson plan for the regional website and to plan to teach it during the school year.  The lesson plan website can be found here:   https://sites.google.com/site/mobprimarysources/ .  All educators are encouraged to use these lesson plans.  Questions about the grant or workshops, may be addressed to Diana Wendell at dwendell@moboces.org

August 22nd, 2014 - Posted in News, Resources by Anna

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The Family Resource Center at the Cancer Center is a service of the Health Sciences Library, one of CLRC’s “special” members. It is located on the first floor of the new Upstate Cancer Center and focuses on providing cancer and health information resources to patients and families.

For more information go to: http://library.upstate.edu/about/cancer.php

August 21st, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

The newest face in the CLRC region is Susan Mitchell, Onondaga County Public Library’s recently appointed Executive Director.

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Susan came from the University of Wisconsin System Administration at Madison, where she served as library program manager. We welcome her back to New York. She graduated from Niagara University and SUNY Buffalo. But best of all, Susan is a native of Old Forge.

Send Susan a quick email and welcome her to our CNY community.

August 15th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

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In 2012, Sue Kowalski received this prestigious award. Sue is the School Librarian at Pine Grove Middle School in East Syracuse, a CLRC committee member, the newly elected NYLA Councilor-at-Large and the one and only librarian from the Central New York region to win the title.

Let’s get those nominations out there for another outstanding central New York librarian! Nominations will run through September 12.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. How is your librarian improving the lives of the people in their school, campus or community.

Up to 10 librarians will be selected. Each librarian will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by The New York Times.

Each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association in library and information studies or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited K-12 school.

Nominate a Public Librarian

Nominate a School Librarian

Nominate an Academic Librarian

August 14th, 2014 - Posted in Cultural Heritage, News by Anna

We know that librarians love to save stuff. It’s that hidden archivist in us. If you, or a CNY neighbor, have any of these items, drop OHA an email addressed to Dennis Connors or give him a call at 315-428-1864 x310.

Some of the items the association would like to borrow or have donated for the exhibit include:
• Wooden bocce ball set used by a local Italian-American family

• Images of workers at the Julius Resnick Inc. handbag factory on North Clinton Street

• Images of stores or businesses owned by Italian immigrants or first-generation Italian Americans on Syracuse’s Northside

• Photos associated with Learbury clothing

• Images of Italian immigrant men working on the railroad or at the Syracuse city reservoir on the Westside

• Copies of an Italian language newspaper printed in Syracuse called the Risveglio Coloniale

• Any photos of Italian-American students at North High School or other Northside schools

• Photos of backyard vegetable gardens or grape vines in Italian-American homes in Syracuse

• Any artifacts or images associated with home wine-making

• Photos or artifacts associated with Italian-American men working in the construction industry as contractors, especially prior to World War II

• Any photos of parades or religious celebrations put on by labor or social organizations of local Italian Americans, or any artifacts or memorabilia associated with local Italian-American organizations

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August 14th, 2014 - Posted in News, Resources by Anna

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Hooray for CLRC member libraries making efforts to preserve their collections digitally!

This week, the Onondaga County Public Library and FamilySearch will begin partnering to digitally preserve over 40,000 historic titles from OCPL’s collections. The even better news is they will be accessible online at no cost to anyone.

The digitized records will include published family histories, local and county histories, directories, locality records, school yearbooks, Bible records, personal journals published before 1920, and published cemetery records.

OCPL’s Local History and Genealogy librarian, Holly Sammons, said, “Many of the items that will be digitally preserved are irreplaceable.” Thumbs up to the project!

READ MORE ABOUT IT

August 8th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

Two CLRC member colleges are starting a new relationship.

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Beginning this fall, Herkimer College and Cazenovia College will partner on a bachelor’s-degree program in inclusive early-childhood education.

Students who earn an associate degree in education at HCCC will be able to transfer into Cazenovia’s bachelor’s degree program in inclusive early-childhood education. The part-time program will be held at the Herkimer campus and will include evening, weekend, online and hybrid courses. Students will need to complete a final summer course at the Cazenovia campus.

Read the full story in the CNY Business Journal

August 6th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

CLRC affiliate member, the Onondaga Historical Association, has opened its virtual doors to an online gift shop. If you’re looking to buy a unique central New York gift without leaving your chair, this is the place.

Browse the gift gallery by category and if you’re an OHA member (here’s an incentive to become one), receive a discount on your purchase.

Enter the shop. They’re always open.

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Sample notecard: Syracuse China hand painted poppies design

August 5th, 2014 - Posted in News by Claire

Did you come to the May dedication
Hosted by the Russian History Foundation?
If you missed it, just drop by after graduation
to see our special liturgical presentation.

Here’s the challenge:

(2 pts) Name the organization
(8 pts) Provide a picture of a team member at the site
(1 pt) Tweet the picture with #bibtriv!

Think you know the answers?  Try the rest!
http://clrc.org/2014/07/the-clrc-bibliotrivia-challenge-2014/

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July 28th, 2014 - Posted in News, Resources by Deirdre

 

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The NY 3Rs Association, Inc. and its I2NY Library as Publisher Work Group are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2014/2015 NY 3Rs Association Library as Publisher Innovator Grant.  All CLRC members are invited to participate!

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: MIDNIGHT, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014.

Goal Statement

Libraries are changing their roles from transactional to transformational, and one of the areas in which this occurs is in publishing. Whether it is memoirs, family histories, children’s stories, scrapbooks, student journals, or faculty research papers – the web has made it easier for people to create and share content. To improve the quality of the content produced and thus improve its value to both the intended audience and our communities, creators need guidance. They turn to libraries for help with research, editing, proof reading, design and layout, publishing options, marketing, and much more.

 

The NY 3Rs Association, Inc., and its Information Infrastructure (I2NY) Library as Publisher Work Group, are seeking proposals from libraries and library systems for projects that will show the potential of “libraries as publishers”.

 

Applications must be submitted online, no later than midnight, September 30, 2014.

 

For complete information including Application Forms and Instructions, go to: NY 3Rs I2NY Library as Publisher Innovation Grant.

 

 

Key Dates

  • July 28, 2014  - Application materials available
  • September 30, 2014 - Applications due
  • October 2014 – Review of applications by jury of experts from outside of NYS
  • Late October, 2014 - Award notification
  • November 6, 2014 – NYLA Annual Conference, Announcement of Award winner(s)
  • October 2015 NYLA Conference – Award winners present on project(s)

July 28th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released some of its assessment data to help teachers with their summer curriculum planning and professional development.

Mohawk Regional Information Center (MORIC) and Western New York Regional Information Center (WNYRIC) have created this video to help explain how the data can be used effectively.

Watch the video.

Thank you to CLRC member Madison-Oneida BOCES SLS and Vernon-Verona-Sherrill school librarian, Amy Austin for their efforts in getting this information out to regional educators.

July 28th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs, News by Claire

Want to be a librarian in Onondaga County?  The Librarian I exam has just opened in Onondaga County.  To be eligible for any Librarian I position that opens in the OCPL system, you must have completed this exam.  Fear not, it isn’t really a test- more like a resume review to check for qualifications.

This title exists in the following jurisdictions:
Onondaga County Public Library – $44,522-$49,246 (2012)
Baldwinsville Public Library (salary varies)
Northern Onondaga Public Library (salary varies)
Liverpool Public Library (salary varies)
Solvay Public Library (salary varies)

There is a $15 application fee.  The deadline is August 26th.  Read the instructions here: http://www.ongov.net/employment/jobs/exams/ex07680.htm

July 23rd, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

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Congratulations to CLRC’s member of a member, the Old Forge Library. The library turned 100 with a celebration last week.

You can just imagine the history of services the library has provided over the century to the rugged mountain men and women, the small winter population and exploding summer tourist and seasonal residents.

Next time you’re in the Adirondacks (or visiting Water Safari with the kids) stop by the library and wish them well on their next hundred years.

More from North Country Public Radio.

July 22nd, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

This just in…

The New York Library Association announced the results of this year’s Council Election and two of CLRC’s finest are the winners!

Debby Emerson, CLRC Executive Director, has been voted in as the President-Elect from Nov. 2014 – Nov. 2015. Debby will then serve as NYLA President from Nov. 2015 – Nov. 2016.
Sue Kowalski, School Librarian, East Syracuse Minoa School District, was voted Councilor-at-Large and will serve from Nov. 2014 – Nov. 2017.

With Debby at the helm of the NYLA ship, we’re guaranteed smooth sailing during the rough times. And anyone who knows Sue, knows she does not need a megaphone when it comes to advocating for school libraries.

Here is what Debby and Sue said about NYLA in their campaign.

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The New York Library Association (NYLA) is vital on multiple levels. It is our advocacy organization, the “voice of the library community in New York State”. As such, NYLA works tirelessly to support library-positive legislation and raise awareness among our legislators. But first and foremost, NYLA is our professional association. It is because of your involvement in NYLA that you can easily connect with your library colleagues from all over the state. You get to meet up with them in person at least once a year at the annual conference, and more frequently if you’re involved with any of the many sections or roundtables. These opportunities to network with others in the profession are invaluable. Through your NYLA connections, you know who to call when you need help or when you want to bounce a new idea off of someone. NYLA is a whole network of professional consultants at your beck and call.

Thanks to a former colleague who convinced me to join NYLA while I was still in library school, and another who convinced me that the RASS board needed my help, I’ve been involved with the organization for more years than I care to admit. I have held several positions on both the ASLS and RASS boards, am a member of the Continuing Education Committee and the Legislative Committee, and served two terms on NYLA Council. Each of these roles has been a learning experience and has contributed to my professional growth, helping to prepare me for my current position as Executive Director of the Central New York Library Resources Council. I look at the NYLA Presidency as a way to give back to the organization that has been so helpful to me throughout my library career.

As your president, I would do my best to make sure all library workers – and libraries – understand the value of NYLA. If they are not already members, I would encourage them to join; and if they ARE members, I would help them find ways to be more involved. By listening to our members and prospective members, and being able to answer the “What’s in it for me?” question, we can help NYLA become an even stronger and more effective organization.

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Susan Kowalski

Strong school libraries build strong students. It is our obligation, both personally and as a profession, to keep our stakeholders informed, educated, aware, and inspired by the impact of effective school library programs on teaching and learning. Advocacy through leadership and action will ensure that our partners fully comprehend how school libraries can empower success through literature, technology, and leadership. With the leadership of a certified full-time librarian, a school library program offers authentic and relevant connections to an entire school community. Effective school library programs are comprehensive, challenging, purposeful, integrated, and standards-based. They support academic excellence across all content areas, personal development, and prepare students to be career and college ready.

It will be my mission to align myself with partners in and beyond and the school library community to LEAD OUT LOUD and raise the level of awareness and advocate for the impact of strong school library programs run by a full time certified librarian.

I am the librarian at Pine Grove Middle School in East Syracuse, NY. I have been actively involved with NYLA, SSL, AASL, ALA through Executive Board Leadership (President SSL 2012), NYLA Council, numerous task forces, committees, projects, and events. Pine Grove Library was the recipient of the 2011 AASL National School Library Program of the Year and I was honored by ALA as an “I Love My Librarian” recipient in 2012.

CONGRATULATIONS to Debby and Sue.
Drop them an email to send wishes  or voice a concern.

And a hip-hip-hooray to our other elected representatives, as well!

July 17th, 2014 - Posted in Continuing Education, Cultural Heritage, News by Deirdre

Each year the National History Day (NHD) office selects a broad theme for the History Day contest. Students may choose any topic related to local, regional, national, or world history, as long as his or her research and conclusions clearly relate to the theme. Judges look for evidence that the theme has been adequately addressed in all History Day projects.

In Central New York, one of CLRC’s affiliate members and friends, the Onondaga Historical Association, works to recruit teachers and students to participate in NHD activities through CNY History Day. Last year, the OHA teamed up with CLRC to bring the message to school librarians, encouraging them to work with their teacher and student communities to generate increasingly more interest for this fun and inspiring event.

Coming this fall, we wanted to let you know of an opportunity to receive graduate credit in a new online course for teachers and librarians who are seeking to implement a project-based curriculum into their secondary classrooms using the framework of the NHD program! Participants will receive 3 credits from the University of San Diego upon completion.

Here are the details:

Course: Introduction to Project-Based Learning Using the National History Day Curriculum Framework
Dates: September 15 to December 15, 2014
Cost: $600, includes tuition and materials

Additional Information can be found here.

Follow NHD on Twitter and on Facebook.

July 10th, 2014 - Posted in Continuing Education, Events, News by Debby

Register Today for OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services Training!

 

OCLC offers WorldCat Discovery Services training in multiple formats. Courses and resources are available at no charge to member libraries with a subscription to FirstSearch.  Libraries that use WorldCat Local are also welcome. Reserve your spot in one of these upcoming classes:

Searching & Configuring WorldCat® Discovery Services — This course provides an overview of WorldCat® Discovery Services, including a searching demonstration, migration information and a review of configuration settings for customizing features of WorldCat® Discovery.

This live online 2-hour session is offered several times per month.  Pick the date and time that is best for your schedule from the list below:

 

July 17, 2014 (2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET)

Searching & Configuring WorldCat Discovery

Go to http://www.oclc.org/support/training/portfolios/discovery/worldcat-discovery/courses/searching-configuring-wc-discovery/07172014.en.htmlto register.

 

July 22, 2014 (11:00 am to 1:00 pm ET)

Searching & Configuring WorldCat Discovery

Go to http://www.oclc.org/support/training/portfolios/discovery/worldcat-discovery/courses/searching-configuring-wc-discovery/07222014.en.html to register.

 

July 23, 2014 (2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET)

Searching & Configuring WorldCat Discovery

Go to http://www.oclc.org/support/training/portfolios/discovery/worldcat-discovery/courses/searching-configuring-wc-discovery/07232014.en.html to register.

 

Be sure to visit the WorldCat Discovery Services Training Resources page for additional tutorials, recorded sessions, and training updates. Also, bookmark the WorldCat Discovery Services Support page for quick access to documentation, release notes, and known issues.

 

Prefer to get started on your own? Go ahead and select the WorldCat Discovery Learning Paths that are right for you.

 

Questions or suggestions? Contact the OCLC Training Team.

 

We look forward to seeing you at a training class!

July 8th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

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The Northern Onondaga Public Library in Cicero will be receiving a new HVAC system thanks to the $114,000 secured in NYS construction funds by CLRC regional legislators, including Assemblyman Al Stirpe.

“We’re very grateful to our local legislators for their support of the New York State Public Library Construction Grant Program” said Kate McCaffery, director at NOPL.

Read more in the Madison County Courier

July 8th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

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Pete Cioppa, Director of Technology Integration and Sue Considine, Executive Director.

Fayetteville Free Library (a CLRC member of a member) is a Fab Lab news headliner. They receive calls from libraries worldwide, asking for help in getting programs started. Sue Considine has a simple but targeted statement about libraries…”Our value is in the opportunities we offer.”

Pick up a copy of the local Eagle Bulletin or view it online. Then stop by the library and make something FABulous.

July 1st, 2014 - Posted in News, Resources by Anna

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Thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers, the New York State Military Museum now has a searchable database of over 37,000 names of New Yorkers who died during World War II.

Check the database.

The service member’s name, service number and branch of service is listed as well as, the date and how they died, where they are buried and information on the next-of-kin.

The Military Museum is located in Saratoga Springs. It holds New York military artifacts dating back to the Civil War as well as books, photographs and historic weapons.

Read more in the Madison County Courier.

June 26th, 2014 - Posted in Cultural Heritage, DHP, News by Deirdre

Cultural heritage organizations in the CLRC service area should be aware of changes that are taking place with regard to the DHP (Documentary Heritage Program). To wit, the New York State Archives is restructuring the service model for the DHP advisory program. The current program will effectively end on June 30, 2014.

What this means for CLRC’s DHP constituents (i.e. libraries, historical societies, and cultural heritage museums) is that the historical records advisory, consulting work, and training that CLRC conducts will no longer be supported by the New York State Archives in the near term.

Despite this, CLRC will continue to support full archival services to our membership. We will also provide limited support to nonmember historical societies and cultural organizations in order to help bridge the gap in service supported by the state. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide full, uninterrupted service to everyone as the loss of this DHP funding amounts to a significant hit. CLRC’s DHP mail-list will be renamed the “Cultural Heritage Services” list, to align with CLRC’s programming support and goals. Those who are currently subscribed to “cnydhp@clrc.org” will be transferred to “cnychs@clrc.org”.

For those that may need it, there will be some limited support provided by the New York State Archives during this transition, but please know that we at CLRC are committed to promoting continued regional collaboration and cooperation between all of our area library, archives and museum organizations. We will continue to work with you to ensure the continuity of the historical record here in Central New York.

For those organization who have not yet had a chance to do so, please fill our our Archival Services survey. These results will be reported to the state and could, conceivably, help shape the future of the DHP (and definitely will help us here at the Council).

Please note that this suspension of the DHP advisory service does not affect New York Heritage program participants, which is supported and will continue to be supported through an entirely different funding stream.

June 24th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

Thanks to our advocacy efforts and the support of CLRC’s regional legislators, libraries in Madison County will receive monies for building improvements from New York State Construction Aid. (original post on June 17)

  • Hamilton Public Library will receive over $28,000 for historic preservation
  • New Woodstock Free Library was awarded over $5,000 to replace the building’s flooring
  • Oneida Library will use the $63,000 award for phase 2 construction of the new library building
  • Sullivan Free Library will receive over $4,000 to restore the columns and woodwork

Read more from the Desk of Assemblyman Bill Magee in the Madison County Courier.

June 23rd, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

B’ville Voices is a public art project sponsored by CLRC heritage member, the Erie Canal Museum, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts. It was created from oral histories of Baldwinsville residents.

The Erie Canal Museum, City Lore and Echo partnered with the Village of Baldwinsville, the Baldwinsville Public Library, and the Museum at the Shacksboro Schoolhouse to create a trail of “memory-markers” highlighting first person stories, histories, and experiences of past and present Baldwinsville. Each marker is customized for the story or historical event.

The B’Ville Voices staff video-recorded interviews with thirty residents to learn about the town’s history. Stories were also shared at Town Hall meetings and the residents made recommendations about the placement and design of the markers.

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The team: artist Brendan Rose, Natalie Stetson, Damian Vallelonga, Molly Garfinkel, Steve Zeitlin, and Erie Canal Museum’s Dan Ward

Go to the B’ville Voices website to learn more or take a drive out to Baldwinsville and get history.

June 23rd, 2014 - Posted in News by Debby

City Hall and Albany both came down hard on the Queens Public Library this week after its embattled chief executive, Thomas Galante, refused to open the organization’s financial records.

In Albany, a bill to reform the library’s governance was approved by the State Senate by a vote of 59-1 on Friday. The measure was previously approved by unanimous vote of the Assembly, and Gov. Cuomo is expected to sign it into law.

Introduced by state Sen. Mike Gianaris (D-Queens), the bill would reduce the terms of the library’s trustees to three years, from five. It also would empower the mayor and the Queens borough president, who together appoint half of the library’s trustees, to remove an appointee at will. And it would subject the library to the state’s Freedom of Information Law.

 

The bill would allow Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, who championed the measure, to replace trustees who have rebuffed her demands to open the library’s books to the City Controller’s office and to suspend Galante from his $392,000-a-year post.

“I don’t want to remove members just to remove them, but I need for them to do the right thing,” Katz said Friday. “Taxpayers need to know the money they are spending on a great library system is being spent properly.”

The FBI and the city’s Department of Investigation launched probes of the library’s construction contracts after the Daily News revealed questionable expenditures by Galante, including a renovation of his executive suite that added a $27,000 private smoking deck.

The de Blasio administration’s budget deal with the City Council, reached Thursday night, granted the city’s three library systems just $10 million in new funding, far less than the $65 million they were seeking in order to restore full, six-day service at all branches.

The mayor’s office offered more money if the libraries agreed to open their books, two sources involved in the talks told The News. But when Queens library officials refused to do so, the administration limited the budget increase to just $10 million.

City Controller Scott Stringer, when asked Friday about the decision not to fund six-day library services, said he could “certainly understand an administration and a City Council that’s concerned with a rogue library president who thinks he’s bigger than everybody else.”

Stringer launched an audit of the Queens Public Library in January, following The News’ reports of Galante’s spending. The News also reported that Galante has been moonlighting for years as a consultant for a Long Island school district, a gig that pays him nearly $200,000 a year.

The Queens library system gets 85% of its funding from the city, but Galante has refused to allow Stringer to inspect every bank account the library maintains, prompting Stringer to take action in State Supreme Court.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWSDaily News broke the story of Queens Library boss Thomas Galante’s big-time spending.

“The leadership of the Queens library, including the trustees who voted against giving me the proper financial disclosures within the library, is an absolute disgrace,” Stringer added on Friday, pulling no punches.

“I think the president of this library has done everything in his power to keep away auditors. You have a president of the Queens library who, quite frankly, thinks he’s above the law.”

With Jennifer Fermino

jgonzalez@nydailynews.com

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/city-hall-albany-pass-queens-library-reforms-article-1.1838273#ixzz35TCckywe

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/city-hall-albany-pass-queens-library-reforms-article-1.1838273#ixzz35TC9J38c

June 17th, 2014 - Posted in News, Uncategorized by Anna

Our regional advocacy efforts have made an impact with local legislators. Seven libraries in the Mid-York Library System have received funds from New York State for library improvements.

Senator Griffo, a longtime library supporter said,“Many of our public libraries are in desperate need of renovations and upgrades. We need to make libraries accessible and enjoyable for all, which means building better access for those who are disabled, installing heating and air conditioning for comfort and providing Internet and other electronic technology to aid in learning.”

  • Dunham Public Library in Whitesboro will receive $9,247 to replace a portion of the roof.
  • Erwin Library in Boonville was given $23,870 to replace and renovate their roof.
  • Mid-York Library System will receive $52,509 to aid in their Phase II off-street parking project and make interior repairs due to flood damage.
  • Sherrill-Kenwood Free Library was given $3,885 to replace flooring and install a security system.
  • Thomas Memorial Library in Remsen will receive $7,313 to renovate and insulate the top floor of the building.
  • Utica Public Library has been awarded $86,839 for roof and gutter replacement.
  • Waterville Public Library will receive $10,853 to upgrade its HVAC system and more.

Read more from the Utica OD

June 17th, 2014 - Posted in News by Deirdre

CLRC-area libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) are sure to be affected by the New York State Nonprofit Revitalization Act which will become law on July 1, 2014.

The New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) has created a document to help you understand how it might affect your organization. You may download this PDF document here.

The law address topics such as:

  • Meetings of the Board of Directors, Committees and Memberships Bodies
  • Employees on Boards
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Audits
  • Whistleblower and Prevention of Financial Abuse
  • Certificate Amendments, Mergers or Consolidations and Real Estate
  • E-Filings with the Attorney General

June 16th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

Congratulations to Varinya Sheppard, newly appointed president of St. Elizabeth’s College of Nursing.

Ms. Sheppard is an alumni of SECON (a CLRC member) and has been employed by it’s partner, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, (also a CLRC member) for 30 years.

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Read about Ms. Sheppard in the Madison County Courier.

June 16th, 2014 - Posted in News by Debby

Journal of Library Innovation (JOLI) is seeking librarians, library staff, and library school students to review books, conferences/presentations, and computer applications. Our reviews are designed to provide library professionals with information about items containing new and innovative ideas to try in their libraries or in their professional development endeavors.

 

If you would like to be considered for a review assignment, please email a writing sample to Samantha Gust, Reviews Section Editor, at jolireviewers@gmail.com and indicate your subject area preferences (e.g., children’s librarianship, digital preservation, information literacy, innovation in general, marketing, etc.). JOLI is published twice a year and publishes an average of five reviews per issue, so it may take some time to receive an assignment if you are selected. If you responded to a previous call for review writers and are still interested, please respond to this call as we are updating our database.

 

Feel free to share this with colleagues who might be interested.

 

For more information about JOLI , please visit http://www.libraryinnovation.org.

June 12th, 2014 - Posted in News, Uncategorized by Claire

New York State’s libraries will be represented at the 2014 New York State Fair!

For the first time in many years, libraries will have a presence at the New York State Fair. The Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC), with support from the New York Library Association (NYLA), is coordinating arrangements for a library booth at this year’s Fair. This is an opportunity to promote all types of libraries, all across the state. It will give us a chance to talk about the variety of activities, programs and services available in our state’s libraries.

Volunteers from libraries all over the state are needed to help staff the booth. The dates of the Fair are August 21 – September 1, and the booth is staffed from 10 am – 10 pm daily. Volunteers are asked to  work a two-hour shift and there will be two people at the booth at all times. In exchange for two hours of their time, volunteers receive free admission to the Fair on the day of their shift, and a great purple t-shirt. Response has been great so far, but there are still plenty of shifts available. Prospective volunteers can sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4aacae28a2fc1-nystate.

Volunteers are welcome to bring items from their own libraries to hand out during their shifts, and talk to booth visitors about their library’s special events and programs. Our mission is to promote libraries in general, and we will have two activities taking place at the booth in support of that: a library trivia wheel and a “why do you use the library?” poll. But there’s no harm in highlighting your library while you’re there!

Detailed information about the activities and booth procedures will be provided to all volunteers.

Any questions about the State Fair booth effort can be directed to Debby Emerson, demerson@clrc.org or Anna Dobkowski, adobkowski@clrc.org.

June 11th, 2014 - Posted in News by Claire

New Onondaga County Civil Service Examination Announcement for Library Clerk I!  Exam date is August 16th and the application is July 1st.

“The work involves the performance of various routine library clerical duties using an automated circulation system as assigned in the operation of the library. No prior knowledge of library procedures is required; on the job training is provided.”

See here for the announcement: http://www.onlib.org/web/about/jobs/ads/Library_Clerk_one_00-271.pdf

 

June 11th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

CLRC and SCRLC are partnering to bring you the annual Resource-Sharing Workshop on June 19 at the SUNY Cortland campus. One of the presenters at the event is Philip Frankel, Intellectual Property Attorney at Bond, Schoeneck and King. He will be discussing this case among others. Come on down! Registration closes TODAY!

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The Second Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals issued a verdict today in Author’s Guild vs. Hathi Trust, a lawsuit levied against the full-text database on the grounds that providing digital copies of protected works violates authors’ rights. First tried in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in 2012, the case questioned whether HathiTrust’s efforts to “provide long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content” could be protected under the doctrine of fair use.

Today, a three-judge panel upheld the lower court’s ruling in HathiTrust’s favor. Presiding judges were Barrington D. Parker, John M. Walker, Jr., and Jose A. Cabranes.

While the lower court took a lofty argument in favor of fair use, the Second Circuit looked to a more technical definition of transformation. “Contrary to what the District Court implied, a use does not become transformative by making an ‘invaluable contribution to the progress of science and cultivation of the arts,’” Judge Parker wrote for the Court of Appeals. “Added value or utility is not the test: a transformative work is one that serves a new and different function from the original work and is not a substitute for it.”

For analysis, take a look at this post by James Grimmelmann, Professor of Law at University of Maryland, which includes a breakdown of the factors for fair use in this case. The Courthouse News Service provides a detailed history of the case, as does the Electronic Frontier Foundation (who joined the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries in an amicus brief in support of HathiTrust).

A full text copy of the opinion is available at InfoDOCKET.

June 6th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

With so many libraries in the CLRC region, there’s always something new brewing in the news.

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The Colgate Libraries Spring 2014 newsletter is now available with an article titled Information Literacy is What Matters to Library Directors Nationwide, another on Communicating Visually, and information about Colgate’s special collections. Take a peek.

June 6th, 2014 - Posted in Events, News by Anna

A visit to Crouse Hospital Library was the season finale of the 2013-2014 CLRC First Monday series and it was all we’d expect from a great cast.

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Kristine Delaney, the library’s director, gave a brief history of the Hospital and School of Nursing and the resources available to staff, students, and families.

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Ellen Owens, Coordinator of Education, spoke to the group about the projects and programs that students have worked on in partnership with the library.

Ellen also spoke about the spearhead grant awarded to Crouse from the NN/LM for the purchase of iPads. Nurses may borrow these from the library to use for their own or patient education.

The group was then divided, some stayed to view the library’s iMovies while the others went to visit the simulation “patients.”

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Here’s baby Hal. His chest moves up and down as he breathes, he can cry and flail his arms. Next to him was pregnant Noelle. She is programmed to simulate a birth. Nurses could perform a cesarean section or address any other complications of her childbirth. The monitors and patients are all controlled by a laptop. Pam Lowe, one of the nursing instructors, was a wonderful tour guide of the simulation rooms.

Crouse Library’s iMovies cover topics such as Magnet Recognition accreditation, relationship-based care and evidence-based learning practices.  World Views of Evidence-Based Practice, a professional nursing journal, will be publishing From Sacred Cow to Greener Pasture in an upcoming issue.

We were treated to veggie wraps and cookies (with chocolate!). What a way to end the first Monday in June. Have a safe and enjoyable summer. See you in October!

Check out CLRC’s Facebook page for more photos of June’s First Monday at Crouse.

June 5th, 2014 - Posted in Continuing Education, Events, News by Debby

CLRC Member libraries have asked numerous questions about the new OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services. These free training sessions during the month of June may help you get some of your questions answered.

Register Today for OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services Training!

OCLC offers WorldCat Discovery Services training in multiple formats. Courses and resources are available at no charge to member libraries with a subscription to FirstSearch.  Libraries that use WorldCat Local are also welcome. Reserve your spot in  one of these upcoming classes:

Searching & Configuring WorldCat® Discovery Services — This course provides an overview of WorldCat® Discovery Services, including a searching demonstration, migration information and a review of configuration settings for customizing features of WorldCat® Discovery.

This live online 2-hour session is offered several times per month.  Pick the date and time that is best for your schedule from the list below:

June 11, 2014 (2:00 am to 4:00 pm ET)

Searching & Configuring WorldCat Discovery

Go to http://www.oclc.org/support/training/portfolios/discovery/worldcat-discovery/courses/searching-configuring-wc-discovery/06112014.en.html to register.

June 17, 2014 (11:00 am to 1:00 pm ET)

Searching & Configuring WorldCat Discovery

Go to http://www.oclc.org/support/training/portfolios/discovery/worldcat-discovery/courses/searching-configuring-wc-discovery/06172014.en.html to register.

June 19, 2014 (2:00 am to 4:00 pm ET)

Searching & Configuring WorldCat Discovery

Go to http://www.oclc.org/support/training/portfolios/discovery/worldcat-discovery/courses/searching-configuring-wc-discovery/06192014.en.html to register.

June 24, 2014 (11:00 am to 1:00 pm ET)

Searching & Configuring WorldCat Discovery

Go to http://www.oclc.org/support/training/portfolios/discovery/worldcat-discovery/courses/searching-configuring-wc-discovery/06242014.en.html to register.

Be sure to visit the WorldCat Discovery Services Training Resources page for additional tutorials, recorded sessions, and training updates. Also, bookmark the WorldCat Discovery Services Support page for quick access to documentation, release notes, and known issues.

Prefer to get started on your own? Go ahead and select the WorldCat Discovery Learning Paths that are right for you. Questions or suggestions? Contact the OCLC Training Team.

We look forward to seeing you at a training class!

 

May 22nd, 2014 - Posted in Continuing Education, Events, News by Debby

Come and Meet Some of Your Favorite Children’s Authors and Entertainers

LAST YEAR’S FAVORITES!

  • Matt McElligott
  • Joseph Bruchac
  • Kalli Dakos
  • Suzanne Bloom
  • Hope Marston
  • Sarah Ada
  • Justin and Gary Van Riper – Adirondack Kids series

NEW THIS YEAR!!

  • Terry Trueman
  • Vivian Vande Velde
  • Frank Cammuso
  • Christie Casciano

June 7, 2014 9:30 am – 3:30pm
Cape Vincent Elementary School
410 S. Esselstyne Street, Cape Vincent, NY
Admission is FREE!
Books will be available for purchase and author signing.
Last year marked the first ever Children’s Book Festival held in Cape Vincent. Once again a small group of volunteers, under the auspices of the Jefferson Lewis Library Association (JLLA) and the New York Library Association, has decided to host the second Book Festival “Reading on the River” to be hosted in Cape Vincent. The Festival will be geared to children from preschool through middle school. Students in communities outside of Cape Vincent are invited to attend as well. The event will take place at the Cape Vincent Elementary School on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 9:30-3:30. Each author will do two presentations and three book signing sessions. Admission will be free, and books will be available for purchase and signing.
This promises to be a fantastic event that will promote early literacy. There is nothing like seeing the look on a child’s face when he or she gets to meet a favorite author in person. These authors are great speakers and always inspire children and parents to read more. Last year, this event drew over 200 children, parents and grandparents. We are expecting that this event will attract even more families in 2014. We hope to see you there.

 

May 20th, 2014 - Posted in News by Claire

Holy Trinity Seminary and Monastery, a CLRC Member, has recently been in the news for the new Foundation of Russian History Exhibit, Russian Word and Image.  The exhibit features clothing, silverware, religious items, and other artifacts from centuries of pre-Revolution history, saved by members of the post-Revolution Russian exodus.

CLRC’s Assistant Director & Regional Archivist, Déirdre Joyce, has visited Holy Trinity and worked with museum Director & Curator Rev. Vladimir von Tsurikov and Seminary Librarian Michael Perekrestov. She attended the grand opening of the exhibit on May 25th, which you can read more about from New Channel 2, WKTV Utica.

“We are honored to have helped the Foundation of Russian History in the past few years.  We’re delighted that the Foundation is sharing its treasures with the people of Central New York and we’re excited about the opportunities this museum brings to the community,” said Déirdre.

Over the last decade, CLRC has supported Holy Trinity with RBDB grant funding. Holy Trinity, with its thousands of uncatalogued rare and special materials, has used the RBDB awards to describe and provide access to these holdings.  They are also working on a digital collection to include in New York Heritage.

May 19th, 2014 - Posted in Advocacy, News by Claire

Here at CLRC, we’re always looking for good examples of library advocacy.  Julie Dressner and Jesse Hicks have created a poignant advocacy video for the three public library systems in NYC for New York Magazine.

Over the last decade, book circulation at New York City libraries has jumped by 46 percent, annual visits by 59 percent, and program attendance by 88 percent. These figures are even more startling considering that budget cuts have forced the libraries to reduce both staff and hours. And this year, City Hall is essentially proposing no increases in aid. The city’s three library systems are petitioning the city for an additional $65 million, which they say will enable them to keep their doors open six days a week. This video offers a surprising look at how library branches in New York City have evolved into community centers, providing a whole array of services and programs.

So, what do you think?  What would the day-in-the-life of CNY libraries look like?

May 9th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

CLRC member library system, Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES, has some comings and goings and congratulations we’d like to share.

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On May 2, Library Media Specialist at LaFayette Junior Senior High School, Susanne Bang, was honored at the 26th Annual Technology Alliance of Central New York (TACNY) Outstanding Teacher Awards Banquet. Sue is only the third librarian in over twenty years to receive the award.

Administrator/Advocate of the Year focuses on those that celebrate and advocate for school libraries. This year, the awards luncheon will be held on May 14 and will honor Eric Larison, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction at the Solvay Free Union School District and Thomas Piatti, Principal at the Chittenango Middle School.

And…congratulations to four CNY school librarians, Leslie Cartier, Lindsey Cesari, Sue Kowalski, and Heather Turner, who were published in the April edition of Knowledge Quest.