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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!

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​.

Maggie Gall-Maynard, Alyssa Newton, & Karen Fenner Discuss New Initiatives Grant Project, “On the Iditarod Trail: From New York to Nome”

The Onondaga Free Library partnered with Westhill High School in the Westhill Central School District and created an enhanced learning opportunity for students and families around the theme of the Iditarod.

Pauline Shostack Discusses New Initiatives Grant Project, “Scalable Makerspace Fan Creation Station”

Project Activities: MET270 (Solid Modeling) students helped create the fan design as part of a class project. See attached photos. From these design ideas, Professor Grieb created a final prototype design that we used to create twenty fan project kits. A Fan Creation LibGuide, instructional videos, and a survey were created for this level 1. The Level 2 content is in development, but the draft videos have recently been completed.

Webinar: Being Rational About Summer Reading

Summer Reading is often a capacity-challenging exercise for many libraries. In 20**, Albany Public Library partnered with the school district and the Albany Promise to examine the program’s actual impact on the “summer slide.”

Webinar: Defend Yourself – Safer Libraries, Two-Part Series

Libraries and their employees face challenges in handling difficult or threatening situations while providing good service to their communities. Defend Yourself helps libraries address these challenges with a comprehensive training that covers de-escalation, active bystander skills, boundary setting, and empowerment self-defense.

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.


Upcoming Events

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Second Tuesday at Ten!

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