Grants & AwardsAs a CLRC member, you're eligible for a variety of grants and awards. See the below for details and to apply.
New Initiatives Grant
CLRC is excited to announce our New Initiatives Grant! Inspired by RRLC’s BreakThru Grant, the New Initiatives Grant seeks to help address a problem, challenge, or need in your library. Have a project you want to pilot? Thinking of a program or service you’d like to offer, but need a little help to make the dream a reality? Apply today.
CLRC Library Awards
Each year we open up the CLRC Library Awards in two broad categories — Library of the Year and Library Staff All-Star — to our member institutions and staff in Herkimer, Oneida, Onondaga and Madison County. Within those categories, one institution each from the following groups is eligible to win: Academic, Public, School, and Special (including archives and museums), for a total of eight possible award winners.
Access & Digitization Grants
CLRC’s Access & Digitization Grant program, previously known as “RBDB Grants,” empowers member libraries and institutions to make resources available to a wider audience. Grants are available to facilitate projects involving digitization, metadata creation, and retrospective conversion.
Professional Development Awards
CLRC offers awards to members for continuing education and professional development opportunities. For use by library staff and library students to attend workshops, conferences, and more, these awards are issued on a quarterly basis.