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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!

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. 

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​.

Jennine Bloomquist Discusses New Initiatives Grant Project, “Biking by the Book”

Biking by the Book is part of our larger effort to revamp the middle school library into someplace students want to come. Students, faculty, and staff were all asked the question, “What would make you want to come to the library more often?”

Webinar: Tips and Tricks – Giving a Presentation and Engaging Your Audience

Have you been asked to give a presentation and do not know how to prepare for it? Have you given a presentation and are unsatisfied with how it went? Are you interested in ideas on how to engage the audience? If yes, then this webinar is for you! Come and learn how to think about your online and face-to-face presentations and training sessions. You will leave with new skills, including a few easy tips and tricks, in effective presentation design and powerful workshop delivery. 

Webinar: Post COVID-19 World on Community Engagement and Student Retention – An Online Discussion

COVID-19 has been disruptive and impacted all sectors of society. What lessons can we draw from COVID-19 related to community engagement and student retention and how do we apply them in a post COVID-19 world? Universities are sorting out student retention, recruitment, and engagement strategies in remote and hybrid formats.

Webinar with ENY/ACRL: Academic Libraries & Open Educational Resources (OER)

As colleges and universities look to Open Educational Resources to provide students with affordable academic materials, libraries and librarians are key partners.  This hour-long webinar will include practical experiences, challenges, and observations of four panelists moderated by Jean-Paul Orgeron of the James M. Milne Library at SUNY Oneonta.

Webinar with FLS: Fundraising Beyond the Book Sale

Looking for some best practices for fundraising that can be implemented within pandemic safety guidelines? When you cannot gather crowds at large-scale book sales, are there other creative projects and tactics your Friends and foundation can undertake?

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.