“Idi u biblioteku” – “Di den thu vien” – That’s what you first hear on the streets. At least the streets around Onondaga County’s White Branch Library. “Go to the library.”
White Branch is the go-to place for literacy information, socializing or a quiet corner for people new to this country, city and the north side. The library was buzzing on December 6 when a group of CLRC member librarians, iSchool students and staff visited White Branch for our monthly First Monday event.
Branch Manager, Renate Dunsmore began our afternoon with a presentation of ALL (and believe me, there’s a lot) that the library does for its patrons and the community. She gave us a rundown of the immigration wave. Currently, most of the immigrants and refugees arriving in Syracuse come from Myanmar, Bhutan and Somalia.
The library is planning to make their signage in multiple languages. So if your skill is writing in Somali or Burmese, give the library a call.
White Branch offers a literacy computer lab, GED tutoring, ESL classes, English language conversation groups, the Road to Citizenship program, after-school homework help and a literacy volunteer and social worker who come in weekly to refer patrons to services. The library works with local organizations to provide medical translation help and partners with local schools to enhance their programs.
And if that isn’t enough…
the library has a HUGE community presence. They participate in local festivals, parades, the Earth Day cleanup, World Refugee Day and Community Dialogue to End Racism.
The diverse cultures and languages bring communication snags but the staff always works it out with picture pointing, charades or asking other patrons to translate. Approximately 80% of White’s patrons are non-English speaking.
For the 20% of American-born patrons, the library is there for a good book, a good program or computer time to fill out a resume or write the next novel.
Renate tells us her staff is compassionate and civic-minded. We saw the smiles on the patrons’ faces and the helping hands of the staff. The library is a very comfortable place to be.
White Branch has the smallest collection of the OCPL libraries but the highest circulation turnover. Quality vs. quantity. The children’s section is color-coded by reading level, the teens love manga, and patron-run programs are a hit. The library is a safe haven for the after-school hours. And on Saturdays, kids get together to play games and visit with their friends.
A few months back, the children wrote letters for a time capsule. It was buried in the library’s unused coal chute with plans to keep it warm for twenty-five years. What will the local population look like then? What will be the role of the library be then? Will some of the children be librarians themselves? Maybe we can hold First Monday at White Branch in December of 2038.
Congratulations to Angela Thor, CLRC’s Medical Circuit Librarian, for recently completing 24 hours of Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) coursework to receive her Level ll certification.
Medical librarians, public librarians and allied health professionals are eligible to participate in the program. CHIS helps keep professionals current in the consumer health information field by providing access to new resources and ideas.
For more information on the certification program visit: http://www.mlanet.org/education/chc/
You may reach Angela by email or call the office at 315-446-5446.
The trustee boards of all twenty of the Onondaga County Public Library districts have approved a $35 annual fee for out-of-county residents, allowing them to borrow books and movies, reserve items and use the computer. The fee will go into effect on January 2.
County Executive, Joanie Mahoney, disagrees with the proposed fee although some of her opposing issues have already been addressed by the libraries. For example, students who attend a school or college in Onondaga County will not be charged.
Did you know approximately 4 million items are loaned by the OCPL libraries each year?
Central New York communities read in a BIG way! So why not consider a community-wide reading event in yours?
The Big Read program supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide programs which encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences.
Eligible applicants include organizations such as literary centers, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, tribal governments, humanities councils, literary festivals, and arts organizations. Unfortunately, K-12 and school districts are not eligible but partnering is encouraged.
Applications are now being accepted. Seventy-five communities will be chosen for the September 2014 through June 2015 reading period. See the book catalog for reading choices.
Click here for more information on the application process.
CLRC challenge: let’s try to get everyone in our four-county region to get out there and read!
New York State will be giving out $45 million in Vital Access/Safety Net Provider Program grants to 37 facilities over the next three years.
CLRC member, Rome Memorial Hospital, will receive over $855,000 because of its vital role in providing health care to elderly and low-income patients.
The grant may be used to improve community care by expanding hours and services and by expanding care into rural areas.
When you think about champions of intellectual freedom, who comes to mind? Do you know someone in the CLRC region or beyond, personally or professionally, who deserves recognition for their dedicated work?
Why not nominate that person (or organization) for the ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Round Table’s John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award.
Past recipients range from Amnesty International (for their approach to Banned Books Week), public librarians who organized book clubs for students to read books with “more mature themes” than they were allowed to read in school, individuals who returned censored art work to galleries from which they had been removed, to a bookstore refusing to breach the privacy of their patrons.
For details about these and other award winners over the past four decades please see the Immroth Award recipients list.
Nomination deadline for your intellectual freedom champion is February 14, 2014.
Go to: http://www.ala.org/ifrt/awardsfinal/Immroth_Award/immroth
For more information, contact OCPL Executive Director, Elizabeth Dailey.
Some news about one of CLRC’s little-known members…
Three hundred books on Russia were gifted to Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville by the Solzhenitsyn House which is part of the State Institution of Culture in Moscow.
His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, first Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Rev. Archimandrite Luke (Murianka), the rector of Holy Trinity Seminary, and Rev. Archpriest Vladimir Tsurikov, director and curator of the Russian History Foundation, traveled to New York City to accept the donation on behalf of the Seminary.
Contact Father Vlad if you’re curious about the collection at HTS.
Find thousands of thought-provoking pro/con arguments in Opposing Viewpoints in Context.
Balanced overviews and fact-based opinions from curriculum-focused references combine with multimedia to deliver an engaging way to develop critical-thinking skills.
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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).
Have you recently upgraded to the newest iPhone? What do you plan to do with all those past models sitting in your drawer? Why not donate them to a great cause?
Senator John DeFrancisco has launched a campaign to collect old phones. The phones are sent for recycling and in return, the money received is used to buy calling cards for military men and women.
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The Rome Research Site Tech Library announces that its implementation of EOS.Web is now complete. The migration to the EOS International product took less than 30 days! Librarian Bill Drew says much of the credit goes to EOS International for having such a great product and support staff including implementation manager Edwin Antonio and the help desk personnel. Bill is currently tweaking the library's data and working with circulation transactions from his old system to bring them up to date in EOS.Web. The new catalog is at https://elibweb89.eosintl.com/A94029/OPAC/Index.aspx
Maxwell’s youth services librarian Rose Burdick has just completed a program that makes Summer Reading seem like a walk in the park! Camillus Con, the first-ever anime and science fiction fan gathering in Camillus, spearheaded by teen library volunteers, was held Saturday, July 27.
Bree Argiro and Anissa Croft, seniors at West Genesee High School, thought volunteering at a local library would be a good way to fulfill their senior year service requirements. The two girls spent a few weeks learning their way around the library, shelving books, and assisting where needed. Then Burdick had the great idea of asking her teen volunteers to come up with an idea for a new project.
Anissa and Bree often attend conventions (“cons”), such as Tora-Con in Rochester, NY and knew this would be a perfect project for Camillus teens.
A fan gathering is a convention for people who are interested in various “fandoms”— anime, webcomix, card games such as Magic, TV shows such as Dr. Who and Sherlock, movies such as The Avengers—to come together for a day of discussion, contests, shopping, and just plain fun.
As a student in middle school, Anissa discovered the graphic novel section in the school library. She was fascinated by the art form but didn’t know anyone who shared her interest. Fan networks and conventions such as Tora-Con helped her find many kindred spirits.
“So many kids think they’re alone, that there’s no one here for them,” said Croft during the planning stages of the con. “A gathering like the one planned at Maxwell will let them connect with so many others. It’s a good way for them to find their own little community.”
From the start, the Maxwell teens did most of the work for Camillus Con. An invitation via Facebook brought 20 volunteers to an organizational meeting in April. They designed a logo, sent out fliers, spread the word through social media, invited vendors, and educated the library staff about fandoms, cosplay, and Tumblr. As word of Camillus Con spread through local print media, school newsletters, Facebook and Tumblr pages, and community signage, registration grew. The greatest jump happened immediately after a television interview on Bridge Street, a local news magazine on Syracuse’s ABC-television affiliate, four days before the event.
Argiro, Croft, and the rest of the core group of planners were not without more established help. Youth services librarian Burdick and library director Katy Benson provided organizational expertise and agreed to close the library for a day to give attendees a safe place to gather. Skaneateles Library and the Camillus Town Shop lent sound equipment, and the Camillus First United Methodist Church was a second venue for panels and vendors. New York State Senator John A. DeFrancisco secured a grant for Burdick that covered equipment and food purchases and speaker fees.
Senator DeFrancisco, a noted friend to Onondaga County libraries, toured Camillus Con with aide Lindsay Bednarczyk. He was clearly impressed by the scope of the teens’ endeavor and commended them on their vision and hard work. While not familiar with all the shows and comics represented at the con, he promised to try to catch up. When told that Supernatural would be a good choice, although “a bit scary,” DeFrancisco quipped, “So is politics!”
Maxwell Memorial Library is located at 14 Genesee St., in the village of Camillus. For more information, call (315) 672-3661, visit online at www.maxwellmemoriallibrary.org, or drop by the library. Become a fan of Maxwell on Facebook to see upcoming events and library news and more. Go to the website to see the calendar of upcoming events and register for events.
- Press release from August 1st, 2013, by Rena Brower of Maxwell Memorial Library
Central New York libraries are helping children succeed.
A $5,000 grant from the New York Newspapers Foundation was awarded to Utica Public Library to help in continuing their successful tutoring program.
For the past five years, the library has provided elementary and middle school tutoring, using retired and current Utica City School District teachers. The grant will support approximately 220 hours of free literacy tutoring.
The New York Newspapers Foundation provides grants for programs designed to improve reading literacy. For more information, contact Diane Kennedy, assistant Secretary-Treasurer, New York Newspapers Foundation, 291 Hudson Avenue, Suite A, Albany, N.Y. 12210 or call 518-449-1667.
Anyone who has been listening to their local public radio station during these last few weeks may have caught the series that the Innovation Trail project has been doing on refugees and their contributions to Central New York cities.
A few weeks ago, the focus was Utica and the important role that the refugee community has played there in revitalizing and rebuilding that city. Of course, librarians have long recognized the potential of these communities and have traditionally played an important role in reaching out to new immigrants (either as refugees or more traditional immigrants).
To this end, librarians have developed lots of resources and practices, many of which can be accessed here through ALA’s “ilovelibraries” project.
In Syracuse, OCPL’s White Branch has long been engaged in efforts to reach out to their immigrant community. How are you engaging immigrants in your libraries? Tell us in the comments section below!
Think about tapping into this webinar series being offered by IMLS.
New Federal Webinar Series Explores Immigration Resources for Public Librarians
The first webinar is December 12, 2013
Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced the first in a series of four free webinars for public libraries about immigration and U.S. citizenship issues. The webinar series was developed as part of a broader effort through a federal partnership between IMLS and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to ensure that librarians have the necessary tools and knowledge to refer their patrons to accurate and reliable sources of information on immigration-related topics.
The first webinar, entitled Immigration and Naturalization 101, will take place December 12 from 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST.
The webinar will include a question-and-answer session and will cover
- basic immigration procedures and benefits,
- the role librarians can serve, and
- new online resources for librarians on the USCIS website.
- Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director;
- Rachel Ellis, Branch Chief of Customer Access Branch in the Public Engagement Division, USCIS; and
- Haleh Holly Taghavi, Management and Program Analyst in the Public Engagement Division, USCIS.
To participate, go to this Blackboard Collaborative Meeting Room at the time of the webinar. You may listen using your computer’s speakers, or dial 1-866-299-7945 and when prompted, enter the passcode 7434925#.
To sign up for updates about upcoming webinars and additional immigration and citizenship resources, register your email address at the USCIS website here.
The series will comprise four quarterly webinars in all, covering such immigration topics as the naturalization process and test, the unauthorized practice of immigration law, and USCIS systems such as E-Verify and the USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS).
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, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Library Journal recently published a state by state index of United States libraries and their ranking based on expenditures vs. services.
Three CLRC member libraries made the 2013 Star Libraries list!
- Elbridge Free Library
- Fayetteville Free Library
- Manlius Library
Creativity and hard work are what libraries are all about. Congratulations.
Have you put your artistic talent away in the NC section? Well, it’s time to take it off the shelf, dust it off, and get creative.
The National Endowment for the Arts and the United States Mint has issued a Call for Artists, titled Seeking Artists to Design United States Coins and Medals.
Wouldn’t it be fantastic to show the importance of libraries by having them recognized on a coin?
CNY librarians/artists…the application deadline is January 10, 2014. An informational webinar is being offered on December 11.
NN/LM MAR, in partnership with the NY3Rs is offering a series of webinars designed specifically for public and school library staff. The third of these will be offered December 2, 2013 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and will provide an overview of NIHSeniorHealth and drug information resources available from the National Library of Medicine. (NLM).
Registration for this informative session is now available so sign up today! Even if you are unable to attend, please register for the event, so that you can be notified by e-mail when the recording and slides are available. All sessions will be recorded and made available following the session.
Consumer health resources are important and we know that seniors are one of the largest public library users across the nation. NIHSeniorHealth is a resource that has health information geared specifically for the aging population to locate health and wellness information specific to their age group. NLM also provides a rich variety of information on all type of drugs and on herbal supplements which will be discussed in detail during this webinar.
School librarians who work in settings which provide health professions courses may also be interested in learning about NIHSeniorHealth and the various drug information resources provided by NLM. Educators have found these resources useful in introducing high school students to the wide range of freely available and reliable resources that students can access to enhance their learning.
Register now for this webinar and join the NY3Rs in improving access to reliable consumer health resources for your community!
Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator at NN/LM MAR is the liaison to public and school libraries. She looks forward to working with you in the near future whether it’s during an exhibit, webinar, future in-person or online course offering. Take some time to review the following online resources that have been created just for public and school libraries which provide links to NIHSeniorHealth and the various drug information resources from NLM:
NN/LM MAR Outreach to Public Libraries: http://nnlm.gov/mar/libraries/public.html
NN/LM MAR Public Libraries Guide: http://guides.nnlm.gov/mar_public
NN/LM MAR Outreach to K-12 Professionals: http://nnlm.gov/mar/educators/
NN/LM MAR K-12 Professionals Guide: http://guides.nnlm.gov/mar_educators
If you are interested in learning more about NIHSeniorHealth and NLM’s drug information resources, please join Lydia Collins, NN/LM MAR Consumer Health Coordinator and liaison to public libraries and K-12 schools for a webinar designed specifically for public/school librarians. Registration is now available so sign up today!!
The State Library recently distributed a Regents Advisory Council on Libraries (RAC) eResources survey via NYLINE lists on November 4. The State Library has asked for our help in getting this online survey out to as many of our member libraries as possible. In particular, the State Library needs help in reaching the directors of special libraries, since there is no separate NYLINE list for this group.
Please feel free to disseminate this survey to your lists and encourage your colleagues to complete the survey, if they have not already done so.
The survey may be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BGGSH3F
This online survey will be open through Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
The more information RAC can collect with regard to the cost of eResources, the better prepared the RAC Working Group will be to take positive action in implementing Recommendation #57 from Creating the Future: A 2020 Vision and Plan for Library Services in New York State.
Questions or problems? Please contact: Elise Harms, Division of Library Development, New York State Library at email@example.com .
Thanks so much in advance for your help!
The Learning Commons at Syracuse University Library recently hosted a second session of a panel about reference librarianship. Moderated by Abby Kasowitz-Scheer of Syracuse University Library, the panel included Christine of SU College of Law, Jane of SUNY ESF, Michael of Syracuse University Libraries, and Amy of Upstate Health Sciences Library. The panel’s audience also represented a diverse mix of library types and were happily provided with trail mix and other snacks.
Question #1: How have reference transactions changed over your career?
At SU, the structure for reference delivery has significantly changed.
Ten years ago there was a fixed desk with a fixed schedule, while now there are neither [edited]. The big print reference collection has shifted to primarily e-resources, and Michael commented that he finds himself helping patrons (ie. students) use non-library websites; effectively answering reference questions is no longer just about the library’s holdings.
SUNY ESF’s Moon Library and Upstate Health Sciences Library have experienced the same shifts: a smaller reference collection and no more dedicated reference desk. SUNY ESF and the HSL are both weeding their physical reference collection and integrating those books into the circulating collection. An iSchool intern is now working on a study at Moon Library about the combined desk for circulation and reference. At the HSL, librarians are training student workers to tell the difference between circulation questions and real reference questions so that librarians are called in at the right time.
The new library being built for the College of Law will also feature a combined desk. A few years ago Wendy Scott (now of DeWitt Community Library) and Christine Demetros studied combined reference desks and found that the model is unpopular with librarians. In the past, when working at another law school, Christine saw that private reference hours held in the librarians’ offices actually led to higher reference numbers. She attributed part of this to the nature of law students, who may prefer privacy for reference help.
In conjunction with the combined desk model, SU and the HSL have experimented with embedded librarians. Amy mentioned that in some medical libraries, librarians have started doing rounds with doctors to provide on-the-spot information. This trend helps doctors appreciate the value of librarians.
Christine added that another trend is an increase in instruction. More students need help performing Boolean searches, for example, and are generally less familiar with useful, available sources (part of which could be attributed to the shift to e-resources over a print collection).
Question #2: What is your favorite go-to reference source?
All of the panelists agreed that it depended on the patron and scope of the question, but there are some stand-out and reliable sources that come up frequently.
- PubMed and MedlinePlus: Both are very versatile and have many limits for searching.
- UpToDate: A database for medical students and doctors to find “uptodate” information on medical topics, this also has a popular mobile app.
- CINAHL: Like PubMed, but intended for nurses and nursing students.
- Health Library: Available from the HSL’s webpage, this database has a lot of simplified videos and animations
- N.W. Ayer: Printed directories of newspapers by town.
- CQ Research: For political science and public policy
- ProQuest Statistical Insight: ProQuest recently took over the Statistical Abstracts database from the US Census.
- America Votes: For political science, and it still comes in print.
- How to Cite Government Records and Publications: A resource by Deborah Chaney from the early 90s.
- Nolo Press: For Pro Se patrons (self-representing in court), this is suitably simplified.
- ProQuest Congressional Database
- Research Guides from other academic libraries
Question #3: What’s your favorite mode of reference?
Jane and Amy both agreed that working with students in person may be preferable because of body language; the librarian can see comprehension and satisfaction. Virtual reference can lose the “warm fuzzy feeling” of having helped a patron, but lots of students prefer virtual reference. Moon Library uses LibAnswers, which automatically generates a list of questions and answers through virtual reference transactions. Christine pointed out that students often have different expectations with virtual reference and are more inclined to simply ask for the answer for their question without the instruction.
Michael relies a lot on a triage approach for reference questions. In person interactions are always preferable when the student wants validation for their ideas, but he makes it clear to students before any appointment that they must have done some initial research for the hour spent with him to be optimally helpful.
Barb Stripling asked the panelists if they had tried roving reference or using iPads at their institutions. SUNY ESF would like to, particularly with a new dorm that has a centralized location of students working in classrooms, but they find their staff is stretched too thin to send a librarian out of the building. SU College of Law is so contained that roving is often seen as an annoyance by students; they are content on their own with studying, eating or sleeping. Syracuse University Library had some of the same feedback; roving librarians were sometimes seen as prying. SU Library’s roving librarian model has since morphed into an on-call reference librarian who uses a library iPhone, the number for which is posted around the library for students to call for help on demand. SUNY Upstate uses iPads most often to demonstrate and troubleshoot mobile apps for medical students. This requires that the librarians keep up-to-date themselves, which is challenging.
In order to cut the cost of high-priced textbooks, State University of New York (SUNY) libraries, with the support of SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology has launched Open SUNY Textbooks. Open SUNY Textbooks is an open access textbook publishing initiative that publishes high quality, cost effective course resources by engaging faculty as authors and libraries as the publishing infrastructure.
Participating SUNY schools include SUNY Geneseo, the College at Brockport, the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY Fredonia, Upstate Medical University and University at Buffalo, in conjunction with other SUNY libraries and SUNY Press.
Read the full article from The Stylus here: http://www.thestylus.net/news/suny-texts-available-systemwide-1.3113158#.UoJZxPma6N6
Central New York librarians have “got talent.”
Two television stars emerged from the Baldwinsville Public Library today.
Library Director, Meg Van Patten and Outreach Librarian, Nancy Howe were on a segment of the morning news show, Bridge Street, today to talk about the Ask Us 24/7 service.
Thanks to Rome’s Mayor Joseph Fusco, the Jervis Public Library has financial support in creating a teen space.
And thanks to Lisa Matte, the library’s director and former CLRC Board member, for her support of the young adults in her community.
The Mayor’s Charity Ball raised close to $9,000 for the library.
CLRC libraries – continuously working toward bettering their services and communities.
The iSchool at Syracuse University is pleased to announce a brand new scholarship award entitled the Library Employee 25% Tuition Award.
This unique award is aimed at assisting individuals who are working in library settings to receive the professional degree needed pursue their passion in librarianship. This scholarship is available to those already working in the field of library and information science, and who wish to pursue an ALA accredited Library and Information Science (LIS) or LIS School Media (LISSM) master’s degree, either in the online or on campus format.
For more information about the Library Employee 25% Tuition Award and about library and information science at the SU iSchool, we invite you to attend our Online Open House, Friday, Nov 15 at 12 noon EST. We hope that you will share this information with your colleagues and library employees.
The iSchool at Syracuse is also proud to share that 2013 marks our 20 Year Anniversary in Online & Distance Education! We invite you to take part in our celebration which includes free professional development webinars and online discussions. Details at http://ischool.syr.edu/ilife/
The story line…
A reporter goes to the Fayetteville Free Library and discovers a few things that CLRC members already know…it’s a “fab” place.
Read the Syracuse New Times article about the Social Media Breakfast Syracuse hosted by FFL and all the fun things the reporter found to do there.
Dear Fellow New Yorker,
Throughout our state’s history, New Yorkers have always answered the call of service and today we honor the more than 900,000 veterans who call New York home.
From defending our nation abroad, to protecting our citizens here at home, the men and women of the armed services are America’s heroes. On this and every Veterans Day we pause to salute their sacrifice and courage.
On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my sincerest thanks to our veterans, their families, and the service members who are deployed and in units preparing to deploy from New York in the upcoming year. Their selfless service has earned our deepest gratitude.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
And a salute and thank you to all the veterans in Onondaga, Oneida, Madison and Herkimer counties.
A special thank you to all the CLRC member libraries that help our veterans with their information needs.
The Foundation Center provides free funding information through more than 470 Funding Information Network locations (formerly called Cooperating Collections) — libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers located across the U.S. and several countries.
The Onondaga County Public Library in Syracuse, NY has been a member of this Network for more than 30 years and is the only Network location in the CLRC region.
The Nonprofit Resource Center located at the Robert P. Kinchen Central Library, maintains an extensive collection of books covering all aspects of starting and managing a nonprofit, fundraising, proposal writing, board development, bookkeeping, managing volunteers and much more. Titles in the circulating collection can be searched in the regular OCPL Catalog or on Worldcat and borrowed locally by anyone with an OCPL library card as well as through interlibrary loan to other libraries.
In addition to the print collection, free access to the Foundation Directory Online Professional database is available to all visitors to the Central Library.
The Foundation Directory Online database provides an unequalled scope of quality data to grantseekers, grantmakers, and researchers . Updated weekly, FDO Professional includes…
- Over 100,000 U. S. foundations, corporate donors, and grantmaking public charities
- Over 2.4 million recent grants
- Over 500,000 trustee, officer, and donor names—fully indexed.
- Over 700,000 IRS 990s—fully keyword-searchable
- 54 search fields – including keywords
Hours of the Nonprofit Resource Center
11:00Am – 4:45 PM Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
11:00AM – 7:15PM Tuesday, Wednesday
Group orientations and training are available quarterly. One-on-one or on-site training is available as schedule permits.
Contact: 315-435-1900, firstname.lastname@example.org
A recent analysis by the consumer financial website NerdWallet, looked at 50 of the largest hospitals in New York State.
The Electronic Resources & Libraries conference is open for presentation proposals and early bird registrations. Last year, our own Deirdre Joyce attended and loved it. It’s an excellent conference and has something for everyone.
The 2014 ER&L conference will be held in Austin, Texas in March. Early bird registration rates start at $295 and student rates are only $150.
You can see their expansive list of conference topics and tracks here: http://www.electroniclibrarian.com/presenters/tracks and the 2013 program here: http://www.electroniclibrarian.com/q/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/ERL-2013-Onsite-Program.pdf
Out of over 600 attendees last year, only 10 came from Upstate New York, and none from the CNY area. It would be so exciting to see CLRC member libraries present at this great conference, so we hope you’ll consider submitting a proposal!
The New York State Archives has developed new resources to aid in the application process for Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) grants. The document at the link includes presentation slides on proposal guidelines, tip sheets on writing successful project descriptions, and examples of successful project narratives.
DHP grants provide nearly $500,000 annually to non-profit collecting institutions who work to provide access to records important to the history of New York State. The application deadline for the 2014/15 round of DHP grants will be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, institutions who would like to get a head start on preparing their proposal(s) are encouraged to review the guidelines for the 2013/14 cycle.
Manlius Library is baking up some appetizing ideas.
The First Annual Literary Cake-Off will take place on November 17 at 1:30 pm at the library. Judges will choose a cake or cupcake with the best literary theme. All decorations must be edible. Too good to eat? Never.
Register on the library’s website by November 10. I’m sure there are plenty of CLRC members out there with the gift of ganache.
And…also beginning on November 17, not only will you be able to borrow one of the library’s great cookbooks, but now you can borrow the baking pan as well. The library plans to add 13 bakeware pans to its collection.
Libraries love to share, so just like a book or DVD, these pans will be available to all Onondaga County library patrons.
A 1939 graduate of Syracuse University’s iSchool, Ms. Estelle Wilhelm, has left a $7 million gift to the school.
Ms. Wilhelm, who died in 2012, had previously donated $1M to the iSchool and $1M to Hamilton College. Both colleges are members of CLRC.
PACNY, the Preservation Association of CNY, is dedicated to the conservation of CNY’s historic architecture, neighborhoods and mainstreets, preserving the past through adaptive reuse. Their work doesn’t overlap with CLRC’s very much (different kind of preservation!), but we know there are a lot of libraries and historical organizations in the CLRC region that are housed in former churches, like the Remsen Steuben Historical Society, New Woodstock Library and the Clinton Historical Society.
PACNY’s upcoming event, the Sacred Places Symposium, is an all-day event in downtown Syracuse focusing on the reuse and maintenance of former and current religious buildings.
This one-day event will address many challenges and opportunities associated with some of the region’s most culturally and architecturally valued buildings and places – including insights and case studies on assessing, maintaining, funding, and reusing religious properties and sacred sites. The Symposium will bring together an array of expert practitioners to discuss the issues that can determine the fate of these magnificent community places, and the neighborhoods that surround them.
Visit PACNY.net to learn more about PACNY and this symposium.
Prizes totaling $5,000 for software application mock-ups, designed to enhance the librarian and patron experience.
Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2013
Polaris Library Systems today announces the launch of the Polaris App Challenge, aimed to spark the creation of unique software applications for library staff and patrons.
The Polaris App Challenge is an idea-based contest, encouraging participants throughout the state of New York to design an app to either streamline staff workflow or excite patrons to visit and utilize the library in new ways.
The contest does not require participants to develop and code an application, but rather design screen mock-ups to show the user experience. Apps can be designed for an Internet browser, smartphone or tablet, and should include a supporting document explaining the features and benefits the app will bring to patrons or staff in the library.
“As new trends emerge, engaging our community allows us to gain a new perspective on what patrons want out of their library experience,” said Andy Gorelik, vice president, Polaris Library Systems. “The Polaris App Challenge will allow us to better understand how the library is valued and we look forward to seeing unique concepts and exciting new ideas for library applications.”
Entries for the Polaris App Challenge will be accepted through January 12, 2014. Participants can register individually or as a team of up to five members, with the team leader residing in the state of New York. Monetary prizes will be given to the top three individuals or teams with the most creative, user-friendly applications, in the amount of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000.
Polaris highly encourages participants to visit their local library for inspiration as they design and submit their entries. Those interested in participating in the contest can find additional information about the Polaris App Challenge by visiting http://www.polarislibrary.com/contests.
Emily Bowe, PR Specialist
Polaris Library Systems
Groupon is free site where users can sign up for discounted deals. Usually what we see is manicures, but today we noticed a training offering that CLRC members may be interested in: More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle for $99
CLRC members with collections in the New York Heritage Digital Collections project may be interested in this new collaboration between New York State and the Digital Public Library of America. This is an opportunity for New York Heritage contributors to introduce another point of access and outreach for their collections.
Below is the announcement from our friends at the METRO Council…
EMPIRE STATE DIGITAL NETWORK TO LINK NEW YORK’S CULTURAL HERITAGE INSTITUTIONS TO DIGITAL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF AMERICA
METRO is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). In collaboration with its sister NY 3Rs organizations, METRO will lead the Empire State Digital Network, one of three new DPLA service hubs.
DPLA’s service hubs are administered by state or regional digital services agencies that aggregate information about digital objects from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions within their given state or region. In its capacity as a service hub, the Empire State Digital Network will provide the necessary personnel and technological infrastructure needed to contribute digital resources to the Digital Public Library of America.
“Service hubs are a critical part of DPLA’s networked model, which relies on collaboration across the country,” said Dan Cohen, DPLA’s executive director, in a press release from the DPLA. “Adding these terrific partners in three large states means that model will accelerate, bringing ever more of America’s collections to the world. We are lucky to have Empire State Digital Network, the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, and the Portal to Texas History join us in our mission.”
“METRO is thrilled to work with our partners in the NY 3Rs Association to help share New York State’s rich digital cultural heritage with the DPLA,” said Jason Kucsma, METRO’s Executive Director. “In the coming year, we expect to contribute more than one million digital resources from our diverse memberships, and that’s just the beginning.”
About Metropolitan New York Library Council
The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a non-profit organization working to develop and maintain essential library services throughout New York City and Westchester County. As the largest reference and research resources (3Rs) library council in New York State, METRO provides support to its members through grant opportunities, resource sharing initiatives, continuing education, digital services, and more.
About the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
The Digital Public Library of America strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. Since launching in April 2013, it has aggregated over 5 million items from over 1,000 institutions. The DPLA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.
You hear the name, but do you really know the NY 3Rs Association, Inc.? And what connection does this organization have to your library?
There are nine library councils representing different regions of New York state. The Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC) provides services and resources to libraries in Onondaga, Oneida, Madison and Herkimer counties.
This map shows the other regional Councils and the counties they represent.
The NY 3Rs Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization under which all nine councils coordinate activities to:
* improve library services in New York
* increase cooperation & resource sharing among libraries and library systems
* support improved economic development, health care & information technology through libraries
* increase awareness of reference & research library resources
* provide professional support
Moreover, being a member of CLRC automatically brings you into the NY 3Rs family!
So the next time you see an event or continuing education workshop presented by the NY 3Rs, you’ll know you’re part of the group and can take advantage of the discounted rates they offer.
And if you are interested in getting news right from the source, sign up for the NY 3Rs Association, Inc. newsletter.
SUNY Faculty and libraries published two free online open textbooks today for Open SUNY Textbooks; Literature, the Humanities and Humanity by Theodore Steinberg, and Native Peoples of North America by Professor Susan Stebbins, Ph.D. are being released as part of Open Access Week, a global event now in its sixth year that aims to promote open access in scholarship, research, teaching, and learning.
Open SUNY Textbooks is an open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants. This initiative publishes high-quality, cost-effective course resources by engaging faculty as authors and peer-reviewers, and libraries as publishing infrastructure. The pilot launched in 2012, providing an editorial framework and service to authors, students and faculty, and establishing a community of practice among libraries. The first pilot is publishing 15 titles in 2013, with a second pilot to follow that will add more textbooks and participating libraries.
Participating libraries in the 2012-2013 pilot include SUNY Geneseo, College at Brockport, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY Fredonia, Upstate Medical University, and University at Buffalo, with support from other SUNY libraries and SUNY Press.
The Open SUNY Textbook program will publish 15 books this fall on subjects such as Anthropology, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Music Education, and Physics. Open SUNY Textbooks will be made available for download at www.opensuny.org.
Read the official SUNY press release: http://www.suny.edu/sunyNews/News.cfm?filname=2013-10-23-OpenSUNYTextbooks.htm
At CLRC, we are always looking for resources that would be useful to our wide variety of members. The following library products are offering demos/webinars for their products, which our multi-type (school/public/academic/special) CLRC members may find useful. Click on the date below the product description to find out more about these free webinars and, if you like, let us know what you think in the comments section below!
–The Simple, Affordable Approach to eBooks in Your School
This webinar is ideal for any librarian or administrator who has not yet adopted eBooks due to concerns over cost, complexity or access, as well as those looking to quickly expand your existing eBook collection but aren’t sure how to go about it with your school’s budget constraints.
This customer-focused program will offer a brief overview of who they are and what they do; followed by a thorough tour of the site with emphasis on searching, content and successful implementation.
For your patrons or students, Mango Languages is the comprehensive, easy and effective way to learn a foreign language. For you and your team, Mango is much more than just a resource. They partner with your organization to help you promote your resources, increase usage, build patronage, and ultimately become a hub for language and culture learning.
In this webinar, they will cover:
1. How Mango can benefit your school/community
Mosio (formerly Text a Librarian)
Learn how libraries are able to respond more efficiently to patrons at the point of need, whether they are online or out in the world.
Chat + Email + Text a Librarian + Facebook
All you need to communicate with patrons efficiently through one dashboard.
Announcing the ProQuest Executive Branch Documents, 1789-1932. Content targets the entire range of executive branch publications listed in the authoritative 1909 Checklist, created in 1911 by the U.S. Superintendent of Documents. The 1909 Checklist is the only systematic effort to provide a complete listing of all documents published by the U.S. Government in its first 120 years. Executive Branch Documents 1789-1932 includes all of the 200,000+ executive branch titles listed in the 1909 Checklist that were not included in the U.S. Serial Set, as well as an additional 200,000 titles from 1910-1932.
The webinar will cover what the product is, how it relates to the other ProQuest Congressional Digital Collections, and what’s in this rich resource.
It’s been over a year since CLRC started offering free access to Lynda.com courses for our members. To recognize the educational achievements of members harnessing this tool to reach their goals, we’ve instituted a new annual award, the CLRC Lynda Power User.
The 2013 recipient is St. Elizabeth College of Nursing Library’s Mike Garcia!
Mike has been a steady user throughout the year, and has accessed an a multitude of different courses. We asked Mike to comment on the Lynda.com training videos, and what he’s been getting out of the expereince:
CLRC: What features of the service have worked for you?
MG: The best part is the ability to view the material at my convenience. Also the ability to pause. As the only librarian here I have frequent interruptions (this is part of the job and actually the part I enjoy the most). Being able to pause lets me help my students and then pick up where I left off. I can also go back if I need to review something later. I rarely can attend a “live” webinar.
CLRC: How do you feel about the quality of the education you’re receiving, and how has it impacted your work/personal life?
MG: The quality is quite good. I have learned a lot and have used it to improve technology here at the college.
CLRC: What types of courses do you find to be the most useful/well done?
MG: Mostly the computer/software classes. The instructors are excellent and the courses are divided up into topics. This allows me to pick and choose the items I need.
CLRC: Do you have a favorite course that you’ve taken?
MG: I have really liked the courses on the Macintosh and iPads. We are starting to use Apple products here and these courses have been helpful and enjoyable.
CLRC: Would you recommend Lynda.com classes to others?
MG: Yes, there are many courses covering a wide range of topics. There is something for everyone.
Access to Lynda is available for all associates at member libraries and individual CLRC members here. Congratulations, Mike, and keep up the momentum!
Sound off! Sound on??
The Belfer Audio Archive at the Syracuse University library is celebrating its 50th anniversary!
Experiencing the History and Future of Sound Recordings will run from Oct 31 to Nov 2.
Belfer will host a series of events, including a conference on psychological film music and a concert by the Grammy award-winning Kronos Quartet. See schedule.
Visit http://library.syr.edu/belfer/programs/belferat50/ for more information.
CLRC’s member to the east, SUNY Institute of Technology, will be home to the new $1.5 billion, that’s right, billion dollar, computer chip research and development initiative.
A thousand new jobs and a fantastic building are some of the perks in store for the campus.
Any R&D on RFID?
Read more about their plans at Syracuse.com.
Two of CLRC’s member hospitals will be joining forces to provide better services to patients in the Hamilton area and Madison county.
Read the full article from the CNY Business Journal HERE.
CLRC members on the eastern side, especially DHP folks, might find a trip to Albany worth this free workshop.
Have you ever wondered about mold? Do you know some of the basics? Want to know more? The Preservation Department, University at Albany Libraries, is hosting a workshop titled “Mold in the Libraries” that will address some fundamental questions about protecting staff and collections. What is mold? What are the risks? How can we prevent it? What is the response to mold? How will we recover the collections?
The workshop will be held on November 13, 2013 in the Cobb Room, University Library, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The workshop is free. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
Please R.S.V.P. Karen Brown, Preservation Librarian at email@example.com.
The boards of directors of both institutions have voted unanimously on the plan.
The name of the proposed parent organization that will govern the two hospitals will be the Mohawk Valley Health System. The affiliation process should be completed by spring 2014.
CLRC member libraries should consider joining this group.
The New York Alliance of Library Systems (NYALS) ILS Working Group was established at the 2013 NYALS conference for the purpose of researching the potential benefits of a state-wide ILS and investigating the implementation of state-wide ILS’ in other states.
To help facilitate this research, we are seeking individuals representing a variety of library types, system types, regions, budget sizes, urban/rural distinctions, and library/IT/administrative professions.
This committee will research the costs, benefits, requirements, and ultimate viability of an ILS available throughout New York State.
Summary of Expected Work:
• Develop surveys to determine the costs, scope, and means of automation throughout NYS.
• Identify states with ILS’ available state-wide.
• Develop information gathering techniques for other states identified above.
• Collect data & analyze both surveys
• Prepare a report for the August 2014 NYALS report
Interested members should send an email ‘application’ to NYSILS@googlegroups.com prior to 10/21/2013. Please include your Name, Job Title, Institution, Contact Email and Phone Number, Job Description and Description of Your Institution.
If the number of participants is too high for a workable committee, applicants will be chosen to best represent a variety of library types, system types, regions, budget sizes, urban/rural distinctions, and library/IT/administrative professions.
International Open Access Week 2013
Open Access Week at RIT features a carefully selected group of faculty, staff and publishers
who explore with you technology’s interaction with teaching, learning and scholarship.
Monday, October 21
Bamboo Room (Campus Center 2610), 10:00-11:00 AM
Speakers will share their insights, stories, techniques and concerns
about Open Access in meaningful dialogue with attendees.
Light refreshments will be served.
Detailed list of presentations and speakers
Please register by October 14
Thursday, October 24
Al Davis Room (SAU Cafeteria), 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Is OA going to cut into grant funding? How are the costs supported?
Explore different OA issues with a panel of top notch faculty experts from a variety
of backgrounds as well as knowledgeable scholarly publishers from RIT and SUNY Geneseo.
Drinks and hors d’ oeuvres will be served.
Please register by October 14
CLRC members might travel west to Rochester or east to Albany for this low-priced NYLA offering: More Fun, More Learning: Libraries and Museums Working Together for Young Learners
|More Fun, More Learning|
|Museum and Library colleagues are invited to take part in one of three workshops developed by the Museum Association of New York and the New York Library Association. More Fun, More Learning: Libraries and Museums Working Together For Young Learners will engage participants in an exploration of how early learners (ages 0-5) and their families might use libraries and museums as places of both fun and learning. Through active, hands-on presentations, participants will understand basic learning theory, brainstorm ideas for interactive learning stations explore what makes a great collaboration and leave with concrete tools to use at their organization.
When & Where
The workshops will be held from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm as follows:
Tuesday, November 5: Strong Museum, Rochester
Thursday, November 7: Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany
Tuesday, November 12: Northport Public Library, Northport
Workshop presenters include:
We encourage participants to register as a pair with a library or museum colleague.
The registration fee is $15/person or $10/person for those registering as a museum/library pair. This fee includes all materials and lunch.
Space is limited, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible.
These workshops are made possible by support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency.
For more information or questions, please contact Catherine Gilbert
Do we have a CLRC member library that could be nominated for this award? Could it be your library? Read on and find out more!
Note: The below item was originally blogged at ALA Direct Dispatch on October 1, 2013
Is Your Library on the Cutting Edge?
Last year, five libraries in four states were cited for creative and cost-effective engagement with technology trends including BYOD (bring your own device), augmented reality, e-government, crowd-sourcing, and online learning.
Now, as part of its ongoing effort to identify and recognize libraries that are delivering quality library services in new ways, the American Library Association (ALA) is accepting submissions for the best library practices using cutting-edge technology. Nominations must be submitted by November 15, 2013, and winners will be announced at the upcoming 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting, which will be held January 24-28, 2013.
Libraries selected for the recognition will be featured in a program at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, highlighted through ALA publications and publicized via ALA web channels.
“Cutting-edge” refers to tested and successful implementations of technological advancements used in services such as:
- Improvements in traditional services and processes by inventing/re-inventing/
- Introduction of new, innovative services that are flexible and responsive to community needs
- Technology-enabled methods for connecting libraries to their communities
- Funding initiatives or organizational models that ensure library information technology will remain current
“We want to showcase libraries that are serving their communities with novel and innovative methods and provide the library community with some successful models for delivering quality library service in new ways,” said Marc Gartler, chair of the Cutting-edge Technology in Library Services selection committee.
A joint selection committee of members from the Subcommittee on America’s Libraries for the 21st Century and the Library & Information Technology Association will review all nominations and may conduct selected interviews or site visits to identify those libraries that are truly offering a best practice or most innovative service.
As part of the FY 2013-14 NYS Budget, eleven CLRC-region libraries were awarded ‘Bullet Aid’. These monies come from a program targeted to aid education funding.
The Mid-York Library System, Onondaga County Public Library, along with Frank J. Basloe Library in Rome, Frankfort Free Library, Ilion Free Public Library, Little Falls Public Library, Jordanville Public Library, Middleville Free Library, Newport Free Library, Poland Public Library and the Old Forge Library, were awarded a combined amount of $84,500.
To see the full list of recipients CLICK HERE.
New members for the CLRC Board of Trustees were elected at the Annual Meeting on October 3.
We welcome and look forward to working with…
Meg Van Patten
Baldwinsville Public Library
They join fellow board members…
Maija McLaughlin, President
Fayetteville Free Library
Oneida Herkimer BOCES SLS
Mohawk Valley Community College
Onondaga County Public Library
Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare
Supreme Court Law Library
Syracuse University Libraryy
Oneida Public Library
SUNY Upstate Medical University
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Mid-York Library System
Attention Upstate Science Librarians!
Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with your colleagues at the Upstate New York Science Librarians Annual Meeting on Friday, October 25th in Cazenovia at Cazenovia College Library (hey, they’re CLRC members too).
They have a number of exciting and relevant presentations planned with a number of speakers from across the region. In addition, Springer is sponsoring a light breakfast and lunch. The complete program is available here.
Registration is due by October 18th. Click here to download the registration form.
If you have any questions, please contact Heather Whalen Smith, Director, Cazenovia College Library. (by phone: (315) 655-7132 or email).
Libraries across the Central New York region work hard every day for their communities and constituents. One of the best things we do (and we do it well) is support organizations working toward the same goal. CNY Arts is one such organization. Now through October 31, CNY Arts is conducting the EngageCNY community survey that will help them find better ways to engage and connect arts, culture, and heritage as a way to boost regional vitality to attract visitors to our region and increase the quality of life for all Central New Yorkers. Now is the chance to join your voice and that of your library’s to the effort!
Also, you may want to think about inviting your patrons to participate in the survey, especially with the chance to win a $50 gift card!
The aim of the CNY Engage surveyis to find the answers to these questions:
- What cultural activities do residents and visitors in the six-county region (Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego) want? (CLRC members note: all of these counties are in our region!)
- What resources exist to respond to resident and visitor appetites, and what’s needed?
- How could arts and culture help propel Central New York’s priorities including economic growth and quality of life?
- What would successful regional cultural development require in terms of infrastructure and sustainability?
The objectives of the survey are to:
- Provide a comprehensive inventory of the arts, culture, history, and heritage delivery system in Central New York (both individual artists and organizations), especially existing local partnerships between arts organizations and their communities (schools, libraries, local festivals, churches,local government, industry, and more).
- More closely integrate cultural development with Central New York agendas such as economic development, community livability, tourism, neighborhood development, and quality of life.
- Cultivate broad-based community thinking, ideas, and enthusiasm as to how Central New York’s arts, culture, history, and heritage delivery system could become even more relevant and more vital.
- Determine who in Central New York is being reached by current programming (and what kinds of programming), who is not, and how to expand access.
- Assess CNY Arts’ structure, operations, and programming and make recommendations to improve and strengthen its efficiency and effectiveness – especially given expectations of the plan (and CNY Arts once it is completed).
- Provide a comprehensive cultural assessment and plan and a clear road map for CNY Arts’ successful plan implementation.
Complete the ENGAGE CNY Community Survey for Organizations
Complete the ENGAGE CNY Community Survey for Individuals
NN/LM MAR is passing along 3 separate announcements to keep you updated…
Due to the lapse in government funding, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will be closed until appropriations are enacted. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at USA.gov.
Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on this website may not be up-to-date, transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at USA.gov.
Due to the lapse in government funding, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is closed. NLM’s ILL operations have ceased and our institution records have been set to temporarily inactive to prevent requests from routing to us.
DOCLINE remains available at this time. However, DOCLINE customer service and ILL staff are not able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.
Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at USA.gov.
If you have questions about using DOCLINE, call your Regional Medical Library at (800) 338-7657. Canadian libraries should call CISTI at (800) 668-1222.
Polaris, the locally-based (Liverpool, NY) provider of library automation software, has been featured in the latest edition of CNY Business Journal! The article focuses on Polaris’s growing clout in the ILS market, an their new product Community Profiles, which serves as an add-on to the Polaris ILS. Community Profiles allows for users to search and retrieve results reflecting not only the library catalog, but also local events, businesses, and services that may be helpful/insightful for the searcher. This technology capitalizes on the growing trend of library users accessing the library for information and services not found on a book shelf.
The entire article can be accessed here (note: this article can only be viewed in full by CNY Business Journal subscribers).
- SNAP Roundtable Discussion on Twitter8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Archival Services Committee2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- SNAP Roundtable on Twitter8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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