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CLRC Office CLOSED Until Further Notice

CLRC has decided to close our physical office space until further notice. For more information regarding the pandemic visit CLRC’s new COVID-19 Resources and Updates page, accessible from the Services tab of the main menu of our website.

Join Us the Second Tuesday at Ten!

Staying connected is important during this unprecedented time. CLRC is looking to stay engaged with our members by offering the library community an opportunity to chat, discuss, and check-in with colleagues around the region. Please join us for our weekly online Zoom meeting every Tuesday. Call in to say hi, ask questions, provide updates, and talk to your fellow library people!

Regional Conversations

CLRC is now in the process of planning our next five-year plan of service! While we would ideally like to hold conversations in-person around the Central New York region we understand that it is not possible right now. In their stead, we’re planning to hold four “regional conversations” via Zoom this January!

Webinar: Remote Accessibility – Building Proverbial Ramps to Online Library Interactions

With the recent push to remote instruction, reference services, and document delivery, the priorities for providing disability in access have shifted. This webinar looks at what are best practices that libraries and their staff can adopt to provide an inclusive experience for all.

Webinar: After Emergency Response Mode – Approaching Virtual Storytimes with Intention

Many libraries closed physical buildings to the public in March, but nothing stops storytime! Library staff rushed to adapt this essential routine and keep families connected to stories, songs and community. In this webinar, we will embrace the power of the pause to reflect and dive deep into our new virtual storytime normal.

Webinar: Why Diverse Books Matter

During this session, Dr. Aronson will share her research and thinking about why racially/culturally diverse books matter, including her research on this topic. She will also share information about the Diverse BookFinder and its Collection Analysis Tool (CAT) and be available to answer questions about how to utilize CAT reports to enhance collection development. 

Webinar Viewing: Tools for Tense Situations – Reducing Conflicts with Patrons as Libraries Return to the New Normal

As libraries re-open their doors to provide service to patrons, we’re all facing uncertainty, apprehension, and stress. This 90-minute webinar session will provide library directors, managers, supervisors, and full and part-time employees with tools to recognize and resolve conflicts between arriving patrons.

Erin Cassidy Discusses New Initiatives Grant Project, “Art in Conversation: Jacob Lawrence & James Baldwin”

The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville and the Everson Museum of Art have partnered together in the fall of 2020 on a new initiative, Art in Conversation: Jacob Lawrence & James Baldwin.

Christina Paniccia, CLRC Professional Development Award Recipient, Talks About the LibraryWorks Webinar: Get 40 Marketing Resources in 60 Minute for Your Library

Thanks to a professional development grant from CLRC, I was able to attend a webinar called Get 40 Marketing Resources in 60 Minutes for Your Library​.

Elizabeth Hartnett, CLRC Professional Development Award Recipient, Talks About the American Association of School Librarians Conference

In November of 2019 I was able to attend the AASL 2019 conference in Louisville, Kentucky with the financial assistance of CLRC. This was the first national library conference I have ever been able to attend.

Our Services


Resource Sharing

We provide shared access to library services.  Members can request an interlibrary loan, copy cataloging, or access medical resources.

Cultural Heritage Services

We provide shared access to library services.  Members can request an interlibrary loan, copy cataloging, or access medical resources.

Continuing Education

We offer opportunities to learn new skills.  Members can attend our workshops and webinars, or apply for Professional Development Grants.