The Central NY Library Resources Council supports libraries in Herkimer, Madison, Oneida & Onondaga counties and advocates for libraries everywhere!


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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Deborah Emerson

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.

May 7th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

What’s a library without a computer these days? Or six or seven? Congratulations to one of CLRC’s member libraries on their recent upgrade!

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Thanks to Halyna Liszczynskyj, Director of Library Services at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica, the Medical Library has received a $10,000 Technology Improvement Award from the National Network of Libraries, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR).

The monies will be used to replace computers in the Medical Library and add laptops to the Residency Library at the Sister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center.

May 7th, 2014 - Posted in Continuing Education, Events, News by Deirdre

CLRC-area information professionals stand to benefit from this exciting professional development opportunity taking place in Rochester in October.

Save the Date!

The Rochester Early-Career Information Professionals (RECIP) are excited to announce our first Leadership Summit.

This conference is open to information professionals from all types of libraries and will be free to attend through a generous gift from the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries. Join us to explore how you can develop the leadership skills you need for success, as your grow in your career.

Keynote speakers, Kathryn Deiss, Content Strategist for the Association of College and Research Libraries and renowned leadership consultant, and Kristen Totleben, the Modern Languages and Cultures Librarian at the University of Rochester, will share their model of developing a mentoring relationship.

Patty Uttaro, Director of Monroe County Library System and the Rochester Public Library, will facilitate an interactive leadership skills workshop.

Additional programming will include a leadership panel of academic, public and school librarians, networking opportunities and more!

The Leadership Summit will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 9-4 in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in the Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester.

Registration will open in August. For conference updates subscribe to: and visit our website: rrlc.org/recip

This project/program is supported by a grant from the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries and the Fund’s administrator, the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library, with the assistance of the Rochester Regional Library Council.

May 6th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

In the light of today’s Uncommon Core Conference…Central New York has shown it has dedicated educators and library supporters in all fields and of all ages.

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Jacob Renz, a Skaneateles High School senior, addressed his school board on the important place a school library holds in education and thanked them for their continued support.

District library media specialists also attended the meeting. They presented board members with mugs that read Your Library is the Common Core!

Read more about Jacob in the Skaneateles Journal.

May 6th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

The CLRC staff and member libraries extend congratulations to our member of a member – the Oneida Public Library recently celebrated 90 years of service to the Oneida city and county community.

April 27 was proclaimed “Oneida Public Library Day” by Mayor Smith. Patrons and friends of the library enjoyed birthday cake and had an opportunity to view newspaper articles about the library dating back to 1924.

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Read more from the Oneida Daily Dispatch HERE

May 5th, 2014 - Posted in Competency: Information resources, Continuing Education, Events, News by Debby

ProQuest has scheduled the following webinars for NOVELNY databases for the month of May. Please see dates, times and registration information below.

eLibrary Elementary and NOVELNY
This one hour class covers the content, features and tips for using eLibrary Elementary as well as incorporating eLibrary Elementary into classroom curriculum. Learn how young readers can use the colorful graphical search interface to find answers they need from magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, audio/video files and web links that are safe and appropriate for elementary school studies. Your questions will be answered by an eLibrary Elementary training expert during this interactive session.
Wednesday, May 21
3:00 PM

Register here
or
Tuesday, May 27
3:00 PM
Register here

Gannett Newspapers for NY State NOVELNY
This one hour class on the Gannett Newspapers for NOVEL helps users find the news information that they need quickly, Learn how to navigate the new Proquest platform quickly to access top news stories from New York and around the world. Browse companies, products, individuals, obituaries and death notices to find ancestors, relatives and notable figures and more! Your questions will be answered by a Proquest training expert during this interactive session.
Wednesday, May 21
4:00 PM
Register here
or
Tuesday, May 27
4:00 PM
Register here

If you have questions about the webinars please contact ProQuest support (to submit questions online) or  call 1-800-889-3358.

Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is a Statewide Internet Library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported in part with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

May 5th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

The CLRC region recently lost a special library director. Jacque Empey, of the Jordanville Public Library in Herkimer county, passed away on April 29.

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A memorial donation to the library, P.O. Box 44, Jordanville, NY 13361, may be made in Jacque’s name.

http://www.thedailystar.com/obituaries/x2117364837/Margaretta-J-Jacque-Empey

April 29th, 2014 - Posted in Competency: Information resources, Events, News by Debby
Gale has scheduled the following webinars for NOVELNY databases for the month of May. Please see dates, times and registration information below. The items with an asterisk are new webinars.


*Integrating eResources into the K12 Classroom
Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 7:00 PM
Please register at https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=920344642
This one hour online training webinar will instruct teachers and media specialist on how to integrate Gale eResources from NOVELNY into their daily classroom workflow. Practical instruction on how to incorporate eResources into lesson plans, class websites and practical projects will be discussed. Ideas discussed will be easily replicable in your school! We’ll also provide a sneak peek at the new Kids InfoBits experience! A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.
Please note: This session’s audio will be provided via a separate phone conference.


*Kids InfoBits – New and Improved!
Friday, May 9, 2014, 2:30 PM
Please register at https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=920852526
Kids InfoBits will have a brand new look this Spring with lots of great new features! In this one-hour webinar we’ll explore all the new bells and whistles and show you how it’s going to make research for your younger users more engaging. A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.
Please note: This session’s audio will be provided via a separate phone conference.


*Integrating eResources into the K12 Classroom
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 4:00 PM
Please register at https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=929658726
This one hour online training webinar will instruct teachers and media specialist on how to integrate Gale eResources from NOVELNY into their daily classroom workflow. Practical instruction on how to incorporate eResources into lesson plans, class websites and practical projects will be discussed. Ideas discussed will be easily replicable in your school! We’ll also provide a sneak peek at the new Kids InfoBits experience! A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.
Please note: This session’s audio will be provided via the web conference; earphones or a headset are recommended. (Audio via a phone conference is not available.)


*Finding eResources for Public Library Programming
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 4:00 PM
Please register at https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=926236347
Looking for a great dessert? Try Culinary Arts Collection? Starting to plan your next great vacation? Start with Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection. Need an interesting centerpiece or jump start on your spring garden? Let Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection help! Doing a little work around your humble abode? See the Home Improvement Collection. In this one hour webinar we’ll take advantage of some of the InfoTrac Collections to help you and your patrons take advantage of these home and hobbies resources! Locate recipes, decorating ideas, gift ideas, holiday short stories, vacation guides, do-it-yourself tips and more. Attendees will also learn how to share the great content you find! A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.
Please note: This session’s audio will be provided via the web conference; earphones or a headset are recommended. (Audio via a phone conference is not available.)


*Kids InfoBits – New and Improved!
Friday, May 15, 2014, 3:30 PM
Please register at https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=925574890
Kids InfoBits will have a brand new look this Spring with lots of great new features! In this one-hour webinar we’ll explore all the new bells and whistles and show you how it’s going to make research for your younger users more engaging. A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.
Please note: This session’s audio will be provided via a separate phone conference.


*Advanced Tools in Gale eResources to Support Academic Librarians
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 2:00 PM
Please register at https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=925686309
This one hour session will focus on using the Advanced Tools in the Gale eResources from NOVELNY to explore more sophisticated search techniques, functionality to integrate content into course websites, and tools to support development of LibGuides. We’ll also discuss how to integrate guided tutorials from Gale into your instruction sites for students or faculty. A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion.
Please note: This session’s audio will be provided via a separate phone conference.


For other Gale webinars (Usage Portal, Admin Tool, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, and PowerSearch) please see their main training calendar at http://solutions.cengage.com/gale-training/webinars/ .


If you have questions about the webinars please contact Gale at http://access.gale.com/noveltech/ (to submit questions online) or gale.technicalsupport@cengage.com or 1-800-877-4253 (press 4).


Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is a Statewide Internet Library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).



============ Questions about, or problems with, the NOVELny Databases program? Contact us at <nyslnovel@mail.nysed.gov> or call the Help Desk at (877) 277-0250 Monday-Friday.

April 28th, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

Did you have a chance to get to the OnCenter in Syracuse on Friday to participate in the Declaration for the Right to Libraries rally? 

I heard that ALA President and local library guru, Barbara Stripling, made it loud and clear to the attendees (with a bullhorn) that libraries will stand firm and continue to change lives.

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Read the full story from syracuse.com.

April 28th, 2014 - Posted in DHP, News by Claire

Visit Beauchamp Branch Library tomorrow night, Tuesday, April 29th, for Sankofa Soul District Holistic Preservation Day.  

This event features exhibits and presentations from many local non-profit organizations, including CLRC members Onondaga Historical Association and the host, the Beauchamp Branch of the Onondaga County Public Library.
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April 24th, 2014 - Posted in Continuing Education, Events, News by Debby

NEDCC Offering FREE Webinars for Preservation Week

Pass the Word!
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REGISTER NOW FOR THESE FREE LIVE WEBINARS:

Preserving Family Collections – April 30, 2-4 PM Eastern

Beginner’s Guide to Digitizing Collections – May 1, 12:30 -1:30

 

VIEW THIS PREVIOUSLY RECORDED WEBINAR:
Preserving Your Digital Life: Tips for Saving What’s Important

 

FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER: http://bit.ly/preswkweb

LEARN MORE about Preservation Week: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/preswk

 

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Andover, MA   www.nedcc.org

Preserving Cultural Heritage Collections Since 1973

 

 

 

April 23rd, 2014 - Posted in News by Deirdre

The following was distributed to NYLINE on 4/22:

Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian Bernard A. Margolis announced today that the federal Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $48,577 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Collaborative Planning Grant to the New York State Library.  The grant, covering the period from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, will support the development of a comprehensive statewide early literacy training plan that will enhance and improve the quality of public library early literacy and early learning programs. In the CLRC region, this program is sure to play a part in the efforts undertaken by system members at OCPL and Mid York Library System. The resulting training plan will be an integral component of New York’s new statewide early literacy program Ready to Read at New York Libraries.

The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program supports projects to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians, faculty, and library leaders; and to support early career research. It also assists in the professional development of librarians and library staff.

“As the information needs of Americans have evolved, so has the work of American libraries and librarians,” said IMLS Director Susan Hildreth. “The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program helps address these needs by supporting the professional development and education of a new generation of librarians.”

State Librarian Bernie Margolis said, “This $48,577 grant from IMLS will be instrumental in supporting the State Library’s planning work with an Advisory Group of early literacy experts and with numerous local, state and national partners.”

“The result of this year-long collaborative planning effort will be a sustainable and comprehensive statewide training plan for New York’s public library staff,” said Grant Project Director Karen Balsen, Library Development Specialist, New York State Library.

The planned training will provide public library staff with skills and knowledge in areas such as community assessment, creation of library early learning environments, effective outreach strategies and the delivery of quality parent/caregiver education for diverse audiences. Parent/caregiver education will focus on reading readiness, but will also include science and math (STEM).

The plan will also include targeted outreach strategies to assist public libraries in reaching high-risk populations such as residents of high need school districts, minorities, immigrants and the rural poor. Effective evaluation design will inform the quality and practicality of the plan, and provide solid evidence of a change in the skills and knowledge of library staff and families participating in the training.

Implementation of the training plan will be ongoing and will provide local libraries with access to training, as well as to resources and materials that will strengthen the library’s role as a vital community hub for early learning and as a key community partner in serving parents, caregivers and young children.  

More information about Ready to Read at New York Libraries and this planning grant project is available at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/earlylit/index.html or by contacting Grant Project Director Karen Balsen at kbalsen@mail.nysed.gov.

About the New York State Library

The New York State Library has served New Yorkers, state government and researchers from throughout the United States for more than 195 years.  In its leadership role, the State Library works in partnership with the State’s 73 library systems to bring cost-effective, high-quality library services to the millions who use New York’s 7,000 libraries.  One of the nation’s leading library development agencies and research libraries, the New York State Library is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the State Education Department and is located in Albany, New York. To learn more, visit www.nysl.nysed.gov.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visitwww.imls.govand follow us on Facebookand  Twitter.

April 23rd, 2014 - Posted in DHP, News by Deirdre

An important, informative message from Preston Pierce, Regional Archivist at RRLC:

The current issue of New York Archives (the magazine of the Archives Partnership Trust) contains an important article for anyone interested in using local copies of census records, state or federal. It demonstrates that there are often discrepancies between the federal records available on-line and the records found at local county records repositories.

“Second-Chance Census” by Roger D. Joslyn should be on your must-read list!

However, there is one caveat. The article cites the guide to local census locations, “New York State Census Records, 179-1925″ (Bulletin 88) published by the State Education Department in 1988. The guide can be downloaded here from the State Library website as a pdf document.

That guide was compiled prior to the the implementation of the 1988 records management law at the county level. Most of the county copies of census records are listed as being in the custody of County Clerks. While they may still be Clerk’s records, the local copies of census records are actually located in the county records centers. In the case of Ontario County, that means that they are in a different building, several miles away from the County Clerk’s office, in a different town.

Check with your local County Clerk, County Historian, or Records Management Officer before checking out the census records in person! It will save time and reduce your parking frustrations.

In many counties, census and other records are available in digital format on-line.

In any case–as the article advocates–compare the available census versions to get the best information.

April 22nd, 2014 - Posted in News by Anna

Get out those cameras and let’s try to spotlight a CLRC member library next year. But for now, take a look at the 2014 winners of the Gale Cengage contest held in honor of National Library Week.

Libraries are Beautiful Inside and Out

Best in Show took the $2500 prize and the each of the others received $500 for their libraries.

April 22nd, 2014 - Posted in News by Debby

April 22, 2014 marks Earth Day, an International celebration in support of environmental preservation. Environmental stability branches beyond our parks and lakes. Libraries can make a positive impact on the environment as well. In February, the New York Library Association’s Council adopted the Resolution on the Importance of Sustainable Libraries.

Library leaders have a mandate to ensure future access to economical library services.

The Resolution states, “Whereas, libraries who demonstrate leadership in making sustainable decisions that help to positively address climate change, respect natural resources and create healthy indoor and outdoor environments will stabilize and reduce their long-term energy costs, increase the support for the library in their community; and reveal new sources of funding; therefore be it resolved, that the New York Library Association, on behalf of its members, recognizes the important role libraries can play in larger community conversations about resiliency, climate change, and a sustainable future.”

“Sustainability in libraries go beyond a new building, as this is not in the future for many libraries around the state,” Jeremy Johannesen, NYLA Executive Director stated. “From energy and waste stream audits, to purchasing policies and technology implementation, every library in New York has an opportunity to think sustainably and promote the good choices they make every day that save public dollars and address healthy living.”

On this Earth Day, find out how your local library can be a partner, and help ensure a safer future for generations of library patrons to come.

To read the resolution in its entirety, please visit http://bit.ly/RFy2dh.