Empowering Libraries, Archives

and Communities

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**APPLY TO BE PART OF A NEW COURSE** Trauma-Informed and Relational Care for Libraries

The Central New York Library Resources Council is offering up to 20 seats in a new course, “Trauma-Informed and Relational Care for Libraries.” Up to 20 CLRC members will complete the course modules individually and as a group. Offering this opportunity is something new for us and we’re hoping it allows you, as our members, to dive deeper into new principles and transform the way you do your work, rather than spending only an hour with the topic.

Michelle Babbie, CLRC Professional Development Award Recipient, Talks about the NYLA Section of School Librarians Conference

New York Library Association Section of School Librarians Annual Spring Conference 2024 Lake Placid, NY May 2024 When I first saw the big names coming to NYLA SSL’s 2024 conference I shrieked so loudly in my library that the noise level went from the typical happy hum...

Emily Warfield, CLRC Professional Development Award Recipient, Talks about the LOEX Conference

LOEX Conference Naperville, IL May 2024 I attended the LOEX Conference which focuses on new topics and strategies for teaching information literacy. With this grant, I was able to travel to Naperville, Illinois to attend LOEX. I learned more about new topics in the...

Sarah Kozma, CLRC Professional Development Award Recipient, Discusses SAA Online Courses

Society of American Archivists Online courses 2024 The Central New York Libraries Resources Council (CLRC) Professional Development Award funded an educational opportunity for me to take two online courses offered by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). They are...

Webinar: Libraries are for Everyone – Tools to Protect Our Values & Show Up For Our Most Vulnerable Patrons

As public libraries find themselves on the frontlines of our nation’s homelessness crisis, they strive to serve their most vulnerable patrons – diverse folks of all ages, living their private lives in public – while facing challenges from all angles. In this webinar, former library director Jen Graney will speak about her experience and provide tools to help protect what public libraries stand for as institutions and to help advocate for and serve our vulnerable patrons.

Webinar: The Power of Kindness with kindness.org

Who couldn’t use a little more kindness in their day? But kindness is more than simply “being nice.” Research shows that kindness has physical, mental, and social benefits—and is essential for thriving workplaces. Through rigorous research, the nonprofit kindness.org has made a mission of creating evidence-based programs and tools to spread kindness in schools, workplaces, and everyday life.

Jenna Ballard Discusses New Initiatives Project “Book Nook Boxes”

New Initiatives Grant Final Report "Book Nook Boxes" Please provide a brief narrative explaining your project and its outcomes. With our grant money, the Chittenango Middle School library was able to fund a new program modeled after popular “subscription box”...

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 empower our members to expand access to their cultural heritage materials through digitization, metadata creation, and repository services.

Continuing Education

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


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