Empowering Libraries, Archives

and Communities

Herkimer | Madison | Oneida | Onondaga

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!

Webinar: Exploring Inclusive Public Service

This interactive webinar will cover some of the core assumptions of libraries and how this impacts our public service. We will discuss what inclusive public service is and explore the possibilities it opens up. 

Anne Nassar Discusses New Initiatives Grant Project, “Paint Your Masterpiece”

We hosted a Paint Party via Zoom on December the 2nd, from 6-7 PM. The teacher was Jill Rae Vennera, of Easels on the Gogh. We gave away 20 8 x 10 canvases, each with two brushes and five containers of paint. Attendance was actually 26, because some people had their own supplies. We received lots of positive feedback from the attendees and requests for another program.

Chelsea Roy, CLRC Professional Development Award Recipient, Talks About NYLA’s Developing Leader Program

Thanks to the Central New York Libraries Resources Councils Professional Development Grant I was able to participate in NYLA’s 2021 Developing Leader’s Program! It was such a wonderful opportunity and rich experience that helped me strengthen and cultivate my leadership skills.

First Meeting of CLRC’s *NEW* 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.

Webinar: Creating Cultures of Radical Vulnerability and Empathy in Libraries

Through the lens of trauma-informed librarianship, this webinar will explore how librarians and library workers can create library cultures that center radical vulnerability and empathy as a pathway towards collective wellness, healing, and authenticity. We’ll unpack how LIS work cultures normalize and perpetuate ableism, pushing library workers and librarians who are survivors and/or have experienced trauma out of the field. As a community, we will learn about and discuss how we can be more intentional, authentic, and supportive of ourselves and our colleagues/comrades through practicing radical vulnerability and empathy.

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.