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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​.

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 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?

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Librarianship – What Is It and What Can It Look Like?

Trauma-informed care has been used more extensively in psychotherapy and social work settings, however, it can also have a practical application in any setting, personal or professional. I think this is especially relevant for libraries where we work with patrons and, at times, in large organizations with many moving parts. In this talk, we will define trauma and how it affects the nervous system, discuss some approaches to trauma-informed care, and imagine ways it can be applied to your library setting.

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.

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

Mon 12

SENYLRC Webinar: Planning for Recovery

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Tue 13

Second Tuesday at Ten!

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Wed 14

CDLC Event: Resoure Sharing Symposium

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT