On behalf of the CDLC staff we wish you a
happy and peaceful holiday season!

CDLC will be closed December 25-January 1.
A Message From the Director
Dear CDLC members and supporters,

As the year wraps up, we are planning for 2020 and aligning our resources to best meet members’ needs. We’ll also be celebrating the diversity and breadth of our membership with a 20 Libraries in 2020 tour. This kicks off with a CDLC Open House on Friday, January 31 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Plan to stop in to meet our staff, see our space and mingle with members. 

Looking ahead to February, we are again partnering with Upper Hudson Library System and the New York Library Association for an advocacy program. Come learn more about advocacy the afternoon of Friday, February 7 (registration opening soon). Then, plan to join us for Library Advocacy Day on Tuesday, February 25. Meet your legislators, spend the day with your peers, and stroll through the beautiful Capitol building.

We look forward to another great year of working with and supporting our members. We wish you the best in 2020!
Connections
REMINDER : Our High School to College Special Interest Group presents Bridging the Gap: Preparing High School Special Needs Students for Success in College for Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Hudson Valley Community College.

Mark your calendar and catch up with colleagues at the CDLC Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon Thursday, May 7, 2020 at The Shaker Ridge Country Club. 

Thank you to our personal members for supporting CDLC. With your contributions, we have been able to expand our programming and provide networking opportunities for members. Become a personal member today!

Local Resource: The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region recently announced its 2020 grants guidelines and deadlines .
Just for fun...  Some additions to your reading list from this New York Public Library blog post: #LibraryLife in Literature
Collections
CDLC invites applications for the 2020 cycle of our Regional Collections grants through January 31. All CDLC member institutions, including individual public and school libraries, are eligible to apply for grants to support your digitization (New York Heritage and NYS Historic Newspapers), metadata and retrospective conversion projects.

An online exhibit, Making Sense of the Census in New York , was recently added to New York Heritage and provides a historical perspective of the Census.
A Valuable Resource
Visit Census 2020 for New York Libraries for a compilation of Census resources.  
Member News
Albany Memorial Hospital School of Nursing has changed its name to T he St. Peter’s Hospital College of Nursing and is now located at 714 New Scotland Avenue in Albany. This is a different library than St. Peter's Hospital library which is located within St. Peter's Hospital.

Best wishes to Mohawk Valley Library System’ s Outreach Services/Adult Specialist Lois Gordon on her retirement! Thanks to Lois for her long-time support of CDLC.
Beyond Our Region
The American Library Association (ALA) is offering a Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant of $2,000 for a school, public, academic, tribal or special library to expand its community engagement efforts. The application deadline is February 3.

Applications are being accepted through February 10 to participate in Library Freedom Institute , a privacy-focused four-month program for librarians. At the close of the course, participants become part of the Library Freedom Project community. 

The Computers in Libraries 2020 Conference is in Arlington, VA from March 31- April 2 and CDLC members are eligible for a reduced rate of $359 (regularly $519). Daily rates and pre-conference workshops are not included in this price. Visit the Computers in Libraries registration page to receive discounted pricing (code: ESLN20). 

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association . FTRF protects and defends the First Amendment to the Constitution and supports the right of libraries to collect - and individuals to access - information.
In Case You Missed It: ExLibris acquired Innovative. Read this take on it from Robert Schonfeld at Ithaka S&R .
Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Kind Regards,