Committees & Special Interest Groups

Committees and Special Interest Groups

CLRC members can get involved in governance of the organization through CLRC’s variety of Standing and Ad Hoc Committees and Special Interest Groups. Members of committees and interest groups come from all types of libraries and cultural heritage organizations in the region and reflect the diversity of the CLRC membership.

Standing Committees are those that are necessary for carrying out the Council’s regular activities. These are decision-making groups that set policies and guide the direction of the Council. They are provided for by the Central NY Library Resources Council Trustees’ Bylaws, as amended 12/12/2013. Members are appointed to committees based on their experience with and interest in the areas relevant to the committee and the constituency represented by the appointee. Composition of the standing committees should reflect the membership of the Council. Committee membership terms are 5 years with a limit of 2 consecutive full terms. The term for a Committee Chair is 2 years, with a limit of two consecutive full terms. The President of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Director are ex-officio members of all Standing Committees.

 

Executive Committee

President: April Bliss
Vice President: Fred Berowski
Immediate Past President: Mike Poulin
Secretary: Maija McLaughlin
Treasurer: Nancy Howe
Member at Large: James Teliha

 

Finance Committee

Chair: Nancy Howe
CLRC Liason: Marc Wildman

 

Nominating and Board Development Committee

Chair: Mike Poulin
CLRC Liason: Anna Dobkowski

 

Planning and Review Committee

Chair: Kathryn McCauley
CLRC Liason: Marc Wildman

 

Library Resources and Services Committee

Chair: Jane Verostek
CLRC Liason: Ryan Perry

 

Legislative Committee

Chair: Scott Kushner
CLRC Liason: Anna Dobkowski

 

CLRC’s Special Interest Groups provide a forum for members with common interests to meet and discuss relevant topics. Any member can start a special interest group and any member can join a group. CLRC will provide meeting space and assist with logistical arrangements and publicity. Special interest groups may also plan programs or workshops with financial support from CLRC. They often make suggestions and recommendations for programming and services. CLRC staff are available to facilitate meetings of special interest groups, or the groups may choose to run their own meetings.

 

Central New York Digital Inclusion Coalition

The CNY Digital Inclusion Coalition seeks to gather community stakeholders in our region together to create a unified voice in support of digital inclusion

Co-Chairs: Scott Kushner & Annabeth Hayes
For more information or to join this SIG’s Google group contact Marc Wildman.

CNY Digital Inclusion Coalition Presents Census 2020 Summit, June 12

 

CNY Living Library

This group represents all types of libraries in our four-country region that have hosted or have an interest in hosting a Living Library (also known as a Human Library) event. The purpose of these events is to build a better understanding of diversity, challenge stigmas, stereotypes, and prejudices, and create a real connection between people.

For more information or to join this SIG’s Google group contact Anna Dobkowski.

 

Digitization

This group serves as a community of practice for digitization, metadata creation, and other aspects of digital collection development

For more information or to join this SIG’s Google group contact Ryan Perry.

 

Early Career Professionals

This group identifies issues important to early career professionals while providing opportunities to network and trade stories with other regional early career professionals. You’re eligible for this SIG if: 1) you’re in the first five years of your library/information career and 2) you’re  CLRC or ESLN member.

Co-Chairs: Tarida Anantachai & Sharona Ginsberg
For more information or to join this SIG’s Google group contact Rebecca Kluberdanz.

Early Career Professionals April Meetup, April 30

 

Library Assistants and Paraprofessionals

All library staff are welcome in this group but most topics of discussion will address concerns of support staff. The group hosts presentations on customer service, safety, tech services, library programming, and accessibility.

For more information or to join this SIG’s Google group contact Anna Dobkowski.

 

Maker Enthusiasts

This group meets to discuss managing Makerspaces in libraries and to share projects and activities. Each meeting has a theme and includes a visit to a different Makerspace in Central New York.

Chair: Pauline Shostack
For more information or to join this SIG’s Google group contact Marc Wildman.

 

Resource Sharing

This group addresses best practices, worksflows, policies, and other topics relating to interlibrary loan and resource sharing.

For more information or to join this SIG’s Google group contact Anna Dobkowski.

 

Usage Statistics

We’re currently looking for someone to chair this SIG! If you’re interested contact the CLRC liason listed below.

For more information or to join this SIG’s Google group contact Ryan Perry.

 

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