CLRC Offices

*Please note that CLRC is moving offices. Beginning Monday, April 24 you will find us at 5710 Commons Park in East Syracuse.*

6493 Ridings Road
Syracuse, NY

CLRC is located in the Circlewood Building on Ridings Road, at the corner of Route 298, west of Carrier Circle and east of Military Circle. We have our own entrance on the front of the building, to the left of the main entrance of the building. Our office says CLRC over the door. You may park anywhere in the parking lot.

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Monday through Friday

Voice: (315)446-5446
Fax: (315)446-5590

*Please note that the below directions are for our current location on Ridings Road. Beginning Monday, April 24 you will find us at 5710 Commons Park in East Syracuse. Please check back for updated directions.*

From the East or West:

Take the NYS Thruway (I-90) to Exit 35 (Carrier Circle). After the toll booths, take Route 298 West, which is also known as Collamer Rd., Kinne St. and Carrier Parkway. Proceed on Route 298 to the second traffic light. Ridings Road is clearly marked. Turn left at the traffic light; we are in the first building on the right side.

From the North or South:
Take I-81 to Route 481 to the Route 298 West Exit. Get on 298 West to Carrier Circle and follow directions “From the East” printed above.

About CLRC

The Central New York Library Resources Council, familiarly known as CLRC, was formed in 1967 as one of nine Reference and Research Library Resources Councils in New York State. These nine Councils are currently known as the Empire State Library Network (ESLN).

CLRC serves libraries and library systems in four Central New York counties: Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, and Onondaga.

CLRC members share in the benefits of Council programs and services which are approved by a Board of Trustees elected by the Council membership. Advice and planning assistance are given by CLRC members serving on Standing and Program Committees. CLRC member institutions pay dues and actively participate in Council services including support for database building, access to regional resources, interlibrary loan, and delivery of materials among libraries. Other services available include sponsorship of continuing education events, promoting legislative efforts on behalf of libraries, and communications. Members also benefit from a variety of grant programs.

CLRC empowers its members by providing support, programs, and advocacy, resulting in stronger libraries and communities within the region.
Vision Statement
CLRC will be:

  • A collaborative partner
  • An information and expertise resource for the region and beyond
  • An active advocate for consistent, adequate library funding
  • A source of innovative programming and services
  • A leader in continuing education
  • At the forefront of shaping information policy
  • A listening organization dedicated to its membership
See our 2013-2014 Annual Report here

See our 2012-2013 Annual Report here

See our 2011-2012 Annual Report here

See our 2010-2011 Annual Report here.

Click here to see our Report to the Finance Committee and Financial Statements & Supplementary Information for 2015.

Board of Trustees

The CLRC Board of Trustees meeting schedule for 2015 can be found here: Meeting schedule 2016-17.

CLRC Board President
Meg Van Patten
Baldwinsville Public Library ends in 2018

CLRC Board Vice-President
Michael Poulin
Colgate University
Term Ends in 2019


CLRC Secretary
Cynthia Kesler
Supreme Court Law Library
Term Ends in 2021
CLRC Treasurer
Jeff Wooldridge
Mid-York Library System
Term Ends in 2018
Member at Large
Deborah Hailston-Jaworski
Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare
Term Ends in 2018
Board Past President
Cristina Pope
Upstate Health Sciences Library
Term Ends in 2018
Janet Pease
Syracuse University, Bird Library Term Ends in 2019
Louise Charbonneau
Mohawk Valley Community College Term Ends in 2017
 Maija McLaughlin
Fayetteville Free Library
Term Ends in 2019
April Bliss
Dunham Public Library
Term Ends in 2021
Doreen Bergman
Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES School Library System
Term Ends in 2020
Susan Mitchell
Onondaga County Public Library
Term Ends in 2017
Megan Riccardi
Term Ends in 2020
Fred Berowski
Herkimer College
Term Ends in 2019
Jane Verostek
SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry
Term Ends in 2017

The CLRC Staff


Ryan Perry

Digital Collections Librarian & Interim Director

Local council administrator for NY Heritage and digital cultural heritage projects








Jen Bort

Research & Development Librarian
innovation initiatives, continuing education, web & technology, special interest groups, public service, publishing





Anna Dobkowski

Resource Sharing &
Outreach Coordinator

ILL, delivery, copy cataloging & holdings records, newsletter


Angela Thor
Medical Circuit Librarian
medical reference