REMINDER: Please complete  the 2018 Member Survey.  
Thank you for the responses so far! 
An Update from the Director 
Dear CDLC Members and Supporters,

CDLC is in a time of transition: As previously shared our Resource Sharing Librarian, Emily Wager, has moved on to a position at the New York State Library, and Kathy Corbett, who you all should know, is retiring! 

During this interim period, we thank you for your patience as the staff here works together to support your resource sharing needs and makes sure that our multi-level courier service runs smoothly to get library items from Point A to Point B. We also invite you to review our new Resource Sharing Guide, packed full of information and online tutorials. 

As I work with the CDLC Board of Trustees, committees and staff over the next several months to determine how CDLC is best positioned to continue serving our members' needs now and in to the future, member input is a key part of this process. Please complete the member survey (link above) and share your thoughts!
Best wishes Kathy! CDLC's Office Services and Bibliographic Assistant Kathy Corbett is retiring after 35 years of dedicated and loyal service. We will miss her smiling face and her willingness to lend a hand wherever needed. In addition to all of the support she has provided for resource sharing during her tenure here, she has been instrumental in the success of our long-term Capital Area Library Assistants (CALA) Interest Group. Please join us and give Kathy your best wishes on December 20 from noon to 2:00 p.m. at CDLC's offices.  Let us know you'll be there!
Local Connections
The Collection Development Committee is sponsoring some member events and is also recruiting committee members. Review a list of all committee vacancies and complete the form if you are interested in becoming involved.

REMINDER: Our interest groups get together to exchange ideas and information. For example, the Preservation Interest Group is meeting at the University at Albany's Preservation Lab on November 27. The topic is "Enclosures & Setting Up a Preservation Work Station: Simplify Collection Preservation." All are welcome!

Congrats to our three public library systems-Mohawk Valley Library System, Southern Adirondack Library System and Upper Hudson Library System-for receiving a National Library of Medicine (NLM) grant to develop the Library Moonwalk, which encourages communities to get moving and features health-related programs at area libraries.

We are once again partnering with the Questar III School Library System
to bring academic and K-12 school librarians to the table to discuss best practices that at our symposium on Preparing Students for College Level Research, which has been expanded to include public librarians and current college students. Join us at Questar III's offices on November 27.

It was good to see several members at "The Library Is Open: Academic Libraries" conference in Ithaca last month and also at the University at Albany's Open Access Day. If you are interested in learning more about the open movement, attend our Scholarly Communication Interest Group meeting on Tuesday, November 13 at 3:00 pm at CDLC, where Beth Bouloukos, Senior Editor at Lever Press, will be discussing Lever Press' new libraries-driven publishing model for open access humanities monographs. You can also watch Paywall: The Business of Scholarship,  a one-hour documentary which has garnered attention in scholarly publishing circles. 
There is time left to participate in the Upper Hudson Library System's Library Expedition, which ends November 30. Visit all of the public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer counties (36 in total) and be rewarded with a VIP 36er library card (plus it's a lot of fun seeing all of the libraries)!
Shared Collections
The Collection Development Committee is planning some special events to highlight collections in our region, beginning at Siena College on Friday, November 16. Join us for Art and Word at Siena College: The Saint John's Bible and the Religious Studies Collection for Librarians. Please register and print out a parking permit before you go! Do you have a collection you'd like this committee to showcase? Let me know.

Speaking of Siena..Susan D'Entremont and I had the good fortune to attend a reception at Siena College's unveiling of its Je Me Souviens project, a partnership between the French department and the college librarians, who worked on a digitization project about the Franco-American community in the city of Cohoes. A great example of a faculty/library partnership!
In case you missed it: After December 19, 2018, we are no longer providing to our members. has been acquired by a different company and they are discontinuing the service model that allows us to share licenses among our members.  We know has been a valued service for members and we are looking for alternatives. 
On behalf of the CDLC staff, Happy Thanksgiving from all of us! 

Your comments and suggestions are always welcome!

Kind Regards,