ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
November 2017: Number 114

Regional Collections, Local Connections
Save the Date for CDLC's Annual Luncheon and Meeting on May 22, 2018 at 
Shaker Ridge Country Club!
Tues., Nov. 14
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In Other News...
NYLA's CE Calendar

If you haven't seen it before, NYLA has established an online calendar that can serve as a common place to list all library-related professional development opportunities.

In addition to learning about what CE opportunities are out there for you, it can serve as a planning tool to avoid duplication of effort and conflicts in scheduling.

CD LC News
CDLC Welcomes New Committee Members

We welcome our newest committee members: Peter Rieseler at The College of Saint Rose and Andrea Herman at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls have joined our Committee on Resource Sharing. Jill Ryder at Southern Adirondack Library System joins our Regional Automation Advisory Committee. Welcome, and thank you for your participation!
Service Spotlight: MISP

What is the Medical Information Services Program, and how can it help your library?

The Medical Information Services Program (MISP) is a program funded by New York State to help New York's libraries provide health and medical information to their patrons. CDLC does this by directly reimbursing its participating member libraries for their interlibrary loan costs for health and medical information. Participants annually report their health and medical interlibrary loan expenses, and CDLC reimburses them for some, or all, of that amount. So, if your library pays to get ILL's for health and/or medical topics, you can get that money back! 

Interested in participating? 
Comments or questions about MISP? 
Please contact Christopher Tosh  at CDLC.

Join us for an Interest Group Meeting! 

A reminder that CDLC Interest Groups are open to all members, as forums for members to discuss common interests.  Thank you to all of our facilitators!  Learn more about our i nterest  groups and sign up for a meeting:
Resource Sharing and Delivery News

Have you ever wondered how to get ILL items from here to there using CDLC as a hub and its extensive delivery network? If so check out CDLC's updated Delivery page. It breaks down CDLC's different types of couriers and how to utilize them. You can even find a master list that is text searchable with all the libraries that are reachable via a courier and their scheduled delivery days. 

If you use CDLC's ILL eForm you may have noticed that the format has changed slightly and that an 'Update Stats' button has been added at the bottom. Emily Wager and Joe Thornton, along with our Committee on Resource Sharing, have been hard at work on some new ILL eForm features. The features are in testing mode, but don't be shy to test them out!

For libraries using ILLiad: CDLC has created an ILLiad Addon to help process ILL eForm requests. It is ready for immediate use and we encourage you to use it. The Addon will help save time by auto generating the eForm into ILLiad with one quick copy and paste of the ILL eForm email request. Thanks to everyone involved in helping to create this Addon: Chris White (The Sage Colleges), Joe Thornton (UHLS/CDLC), The IDS project, CORS, our sister council SENYLRC and our CDLC testing libraries. Download and view videos on how to use the Addon here.

If you have any comments or questions, please contact Emily.
Member Showcase A Success!

We enjoyed learning about the great work going on in libraries at our Member Showcase last month. Thanks to all that attended and to our wonderful speakers from The Darrow School, Ellis Hospital, Guilderland Public Library, Irish American Heritage Museum, Maria College and Schenectady County Historical Society.

Many of these projects were funded by grants provided by CDLC-start planning and keep an eye out-the next call for grant applications takes place in January 2018!
What are the possibilities?

Join us for a follow-up discussion to the Post-Digital Library Symposium at RPI last month on Monday, December 4 at Union College from 2:00 pm-4:30 pm. This program is open to all CDLC members interested in discussing future roles for libraries in our region. A library tour will follow the discussion. Read more and register here
Member News & Events
Libraries in New York State are celebrating the bicentennial of the groundbreaking of the Erie Canal. The Empire State Library Network has partnered with the Digital Public Library of America on an exhibit, Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal. Multiple copies of the exhibit are circulating at libraries across New York State, from now through Summer 2018. In CDLC's region, the exhibit has been to Guilderland Public Library, Albany Public Library Bach Branch, Schuylerville Public Library, and Pember Library (Granville). It is currently at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library and on its way to Gloversville Public Library then Amsterdam Free Library. Be sure to stop in to see it!  

James Davies, Albany Public Library Local History Room, & Anthony Opalka, Albany City Historian, received the  2017 Sister Elaine Wheeler Award for Distinguished Service in Archives in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in collaboration in archives. They were presented the award at the Capital Area Archives Dinner in October.

Congratulations further go to  The Albany Public Libraries, honored by the Albany Fund for Education last month and lauded for its broad range of services and resources offered to Albany's students.  Read more here.

See you at the next InfoMingle!

We were happy to be there for the InfoMingle at  Schenectady Public Library earlier this month. Thanks to the creative planning committee, representing  Mohawk Valley Library System, Schenectady County Public Library, Skidmore College, Southern Adirondack Library System and  Upper Hudson Library System. After attendees got to know each other and made some new connections, we enjoyed a tour of Schenectady PL that included their RFID-based circulation system (very cool!), Friends of the Library sorting area-equally impressive, and beautiful childrens' room. Stop by to see them if you haven't recently, and watch for future InfoMingle announcements!
Awards, Giveaways, Grants, & Discounts
As part of  Code4Lib's ongoing commitment to reducing economic barriers that prevent participation for underrepresented groups, and to achieving a balanced representation of the human experience, they are seeking applicants for their  2018 Diversity Scholarship program ! Each scholarship will cover up to $1500 for travel costs, lodging, and conference fees for selected applicants to attend the 2018 Code4Lib Conference
in Washington, D.C. The deadline for applications is November 17. 
Webinars & Training Opportunities
CDLC is hosting a workshop on Creating Finding Aids & Empire Discovery Cooperative  November 15 from 9:30-3:30. This workshop will teach participants how to contribute finding aids to Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative (Empire ADC). You may register for one or both sessions: the morning session addresses best practices for creating finding aids. The afternoon focus is on putting finding aids Into Empire ADC.
Nonprofit works is offering a grant writing workshop in Albany on December 19. CDLC members can get a 20% discount by using the code NPW112 upon registration. Contact Paul Mastrodonato at with any questions.
The iSchool at the University of Wisconsin is offering Copyright In Libraries, an online class that begins January 16. Register by January 1 to receive a discounted rate.
CDLC members can request free access to one of our user licenses for a period of two weeks. Take classes at your own pace when it's convenient for you! 

To request access to through CDLC, please email Amy Hren .