Grants & Awards
RBDB is a State funded program that improves access to library and information resources for library users through the regional development and coordination of automated library services.
CLRC uses a portion of its RBDB funds for small grants to member libraries in three areas: Digitization, Metadata, and Retrospective Conversion.
Newspaper Digitization Assistance Program
CLRC member libraries may apply for assistance with digitizing microfilmed historical newspapers and adding them to New York State Historical Newspapers (http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis or until funds are expended. The maximum award is $1000 per institution.
Professional Development Awards
CLRC offers awards to members for continuing education and professional development opportunities. For use by library staff to attend workshops, conferences, and more, these awards are issued on a rolling basis.