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2021 Annual Conference

Join us for our 2021 Annual Conference featuring keynote speakers Crystal Chen & Nicollette Davis of We Here!

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!

Join CLRC’s Sustainability SIG!

This group meets to discuss how best to reach our community to convey a sense of urgency regarding the state of our planet. Our focus is on the three pillars of sustainability: sustainable practices are environmentally sound, socially equitable, and economically feasible.

Kayla Kent, CLRC Professional Development Award Recipient, Talks About NYLA’s Library Skills Academy

The Library Skills Academy was very informative in providing a history of libraries and an in-depth look at library operations. I gained a strong understanding of customer service and how I can apply it in the academic setting.

Kathleen Salsbury, CLRC Professional Development Award Recipient, Talks About the 2021 American Library Association Conference & Exhibition

Thanks to the generosity of CLRC, I was able to attend my first-ever American Library Association conference (virtually).

Webinar: Instructional Design Basics for Teaching in Any Mode

Whether you are teaching in-person, online, or some ever-changing combination of the two, it’s essential to start with effective instructional design and a solid plan (and backup plan!) for delivering your learning experience. In this webinar, we’ll cover best practices for planning out instruction that meets your learners’ needs while letting you remain flexible. We’ll talk about backward design and the elements of a learning experience, including practical tips on formats and delivery.

Webinar: Libraries and Autism – We’re Connected

Are you interested in learning more about autism and programming and how you can help your library, and the entire staff, create a welcoming climate for all of its users, where everyone embraces positive, inclusive customer service? 

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Library Work – Deepening Awareness and Taking Action

As a follow-up to Nisha’s presentation, “Trauma-Informed Librarianship: What is it and what can it look like?” this workshop will allow participants opportunities for individuals to deepen their awareness about how trauma shows up in their respective workplaces, explore the Trauma-Informed Road Map, and think of small but actionable ways to be more trauma-informed in library work. 

Jennifer McDonald Discusses New Initiatives Grant Project, “Little Embedded Libraries”

This project was meant to bring together the concept of little libraries and digital forms of information in a community setting. We built 4 little libraries, 2 solar power systems and installed them in 4 quadrants of a rural/suburban town. Most importantly we began a collaboration between the school district, local entities and Town and State government to provide books and digital information at specific locations.

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.