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.
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Academic Librarians
All academic librarians are welcome in this group to discuss research, department liaison roles, grants, collection development, and other topics related to the areas and responsibilities in academic libraries.

CNY Living Library
This group represents all types of libraries in our four-county region that have hosted or have an interest in hosting a Living Library event. The purpose of these events is to build a better understanding of diversity, challenge stigmas, stereotypes, and prejudices, and create connections between people.

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

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 you’re in the first five years of your library/information career and you’re a CLRC or ESLN member.

Friends of the Library
The CLRC region is home to a number of Friends of Libraries groups established to support libraries in their communities in various ways. This SIG aims to bring together interested members of these groups to share ideas on membership and board development, fundraising, programming, and any other topics attendees deem to be of interest

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.

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.

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

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. Next Meeting October 13 @ 10 a.m.!