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Christine Fleischer, CLRC Professional Development Award Recipient, Talks About the 2023 NYLA Conference
Mackenzie Lynch, CLRC Professional Development Award Recipient, Talks About the 2023 NYLA Conference
I am very grateful to CLRC for helping me attend the 2023 NYLA conference in Saratoga Springs. This was my first library conference, and I had a wonderful time. I made a lot of connections with fellow YSS librarians and learned so much about our profession.
Join Stacey Salgado of the NYS Department of Labor for a presentation on employment rights and benefits especially important to women workers in New York State. This 1-hour presentation with Q&A includes useful information for anyone to know and share with others! In addition to general “Know Your Rights” information, we will highlight the current state of the Gender Wage Gap, Salary History Ban and Pay Equity laws, NYS Paid Family Leave, and new regulations about Pay Transparency and Rights for Nursing Mothers in the Workplace.
Jaime Dudajek-Burgdoff, CLRC Professional Development Award Recipient, Talks About the 2023 NYLA Conference
Librarian Rachel Stevenson will discuss various techniques to make your physical library space more ADA-friendly instead of only ADA-compliant. She will also discuss ways to look at programs to make them more ADA-friendly as well. We will look at physical, mental health, and sensory ways to make your library a more welcoming space to all.
On top of everything they need to do, libraries increasingly find themselves at the center of controversy. The American Library Association reports a substantial increase in the number of book bans and challenges in 2021 (double the number of reports from 2020). Oftentimes, the library’s efforts to create collection and service policies that fulfill its mission statement of inclusion are the focus of these challenges. These attacks cost money, lower morale, and productivity among the staff of small and rural libraries. They also threaten the very existence of libraries as safe spaces. But libraries do have some power, and it comes in the form of promotion. This webinar will be followed by an in-person discussion group on December 5. We’ll discuss the information we learned, how we plan to use it, and share strategies for successfully moving forward.
We provide shared access to library services. Members can request an interlibrary loan, copy cataloging, or access medical resources.
Cultural Heritage Services
We empower our members to expand access to their cultural heritage materials through digitization, metadata creation, and repository services.
We offer opportunities to learn new skills. Members can attend our workshops and webinars, or apply for Professional Development Grants.