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CLRC Services Webinars

Join the CLRC Staff for a series of webinars detailing what it means to be a CLRC member! We’ll discuss how to make the most of your membership. We’ll cover services from the Empire State Library Network (ESLN), funding opportunities, continuing education digitization services, resource sharing, networking, and more.

Sarah Anson-Ordon Discusses Catalyst Grant Project, “Earth Day at the Everson”

Catalyst Grant Final Report “Earth Day at the Everson” Please provide a brief narrative explaining your project and its outcomes. As a unique initiative to complement the exhibition "Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape," the Everson introduced...

Linda Weal Discusses Catalyst Grant Project, “Earth Day 2024”

Catalyst Grant Final Report “Earth Day 2024” Please provide a brief narrative explaining your project and its outcomes. The Old Forge Library will host an Earth Day event that 80 people attended on Monday, April 22, 2024 that included the following elements: Tree...

Sara Alfaro Discusses Catalyst Grant Project, “STEM Camp: Chemistry of Water in Brewerton”

Catalyst Grant Final Report "STEM Camp: Chemistry of Water in Brewerton" Please provide a brief narrative explaining your project and its outcomes. Over the 2-day STEM camp students ranging between 3rd and 8th grades worked with community leaders in STEM fields to...

**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...

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.

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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