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and Communities

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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.

ESLN Services Webinar Series

On the last Friday of each month at 10 a.m. starting on January 28, 2022, come meet ESLN staff and service providers. We’ll be covering such topics as New York Heritage, Ask the Lawyer, Empire Library Delivery, and more!

PILLARS Symposium 2022 – Accessibility in Education

The PILLARS Symposium 2022 will take place on one day this year on July 13, 2022.

Webinar: Transformational Assessment – Measuring What Matters

This introductory webinar provides an overview of library assessment including strategies for developing an effective library assessment program and projects. 

Megan McKay, CLRC Professional Development Award Recipient, Talks About QuickBooks Training

The Central New York Library Resource Council Professional Development Award has allowed me to complete a class on Mastering Quickbooks Online. The class was virtual, and I watched my lessons in the mornings before work and studied from the handout. Some lessons were review, some were new, and some things I wish I had known when I started in my current position a year ago!

Jen Tolley Discusses New Initiatives Grant Project, “Homebound Delivery Tablets”

The Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) has been offering homebound delivery to patrons who have a hard time getting to the library since 2019. During that time, we’ve noticed that some of our senior patrons drop out of the program because they can no longer hold the heavier weight of a large print book.

LibraryWorks Webinar: Dealing with Hostile and Potentially Dangerous Library Users (and Staff) Behaviors

CLRC is offering our members up to 20 seats at the upcoming LibraryWorks Webinar, Dealing with Hostile and Potentially Dangerous Library Users (and Staff) Behaviors.

Webinar: Sustainable Living Library Programs

Kroski is one of many who opted for the freedom of building a self-sufficient and sustainable way of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn just what it takes to plan, organize, and run sustainability programs for patrons in libraries, both rural and urban. Programs range from gardening topics to teaching pioneer crafts, to homesteading events, and to hosting preservation programs.

Workshop: Basic Book Repair at Syracuse University

Don’t just use tape to repair a well-loved book. Use the right materials to promote acid free sustainable repairs. Join us for a half day workshop that will familiarize attendees with different aspects of circulating collections book repair for school, public, and academic library staff.

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.