ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
Fall 2018: Number 116
Regional Collections, Local Connections
Change Comes to CDLC
READ ON TO FIND OUT ABOUT CDLC HAPPENINGS!
This month CDLC learned that we will be losing both our shortest and longest standing members of staff! Emily Wager , the CDLC Resource Sharing Librarian celebrated her last day on October 3rd. Emily was with CDLC for 3 years and moves on to the State Library as an Acquisitions Librarian.

Kathy Corbett has announced her retirement after serving as CDLC's Bibliographic Assistant for 35 years. She plans on sealing the deal by the end of the year but promises that she will return to make sure our plants are not suffering at our hands.

We wish both Emily and Kathy luck as they start out on the next leg of their journeys!
We also want to thank Maria College for hosting our Second Annual Member Showcase. We heard six presentations on projects and initiatives happening at some member institutions, including Maria College , Schenectady County Historical Society , Crandall Public Library , Schenectady County Public Library , Siena College , and the University at Albany Libraries . Thanks to all who attended or presented.
Very soon you will be receiving a request to participate in our 2018 Member Survey. This confidential survey should take approximately 5-7 minutes to complete and your responses will help us evaluate current CDLC services and inform our planning for the future!
Events and Programs
WORKSHOPS AND WEBINARS
INTEREST GROUP MEETINGS
Job Postings
OPPORTUNITIES AT CDLC MEMBER LIBRARIES
Have a job you want to post? Send an email to  jobs@cdlc.org
Member News and Events
UAlbany's Open Access Day 2018: Fostering Open Knowledge: Foundations, Platforms, & Relationships
Standish Room, Science Library
Thursday, October 25, 9:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Donna Burton , Government Documents and Reference Librarian at Union College in Schenectady retired at the end of August after 33 1/2 years. In addition to her role at Union, Donna was very active in CDLC attending many events over the years. We wish her luck with her future endeavors and hope to continue see her at CDLC events!
Congratulations to The Dr. Best House and Medical Exhibit and the Rensselaer County Historical Society on receiving grants from the NYSCA/Greater Hudson Heritage Network Grant Program.

And congratulations to Schenectady County Historical Society for receiving a Greater Hudson Heritage Network Award for Excellence for its completed reinterpretation of the 1705 Mabee House and surrounding buildings.
Frieda Toth, a librarian at Crandall Public Library, a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System, is working on a book about Ian Fleming (think James Bond) and his connections with the Lake George-Glen Falls area. She formerly published an article in New York Folklore Society called "The Spy Who Snubbed Me" concerning the same topic. Read the full story in this September 1 article in the Post Star.
NEW YORK HERITAGE DIGITAL COLLECTIONS
Several CDLC members have added new digital collections to New York Heritage, a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and everyone else interested the people, places and institutions of historical New York State. This service is available through CDLC for our member institutions. For more information contact Susan D'Entremont.
Maternity Ward, Ellis Hospital Collection, Schenectady County Historical Society
Professional Development Opportunities
NYLA Conference
Rochester, NY, November 7-10

*We hope to see you at the ESLN Sponsored Luncheon on Thursday, November 8: "Trends, Signals, and the Future of Libraries" with guest speaker  Miguel Figueroa .
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Can't make it to a live session? No problem! WebJunction also has a vast archive of recorded webinars .
WHAT: Library 2.018 mini-conference: Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World
WHERE: Online (and for free)
WHEN: October 17, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

WHAT: Upstate New York Science Librarians 2018 Meeting
WHERE: Syracuse University
WHEN: November 2


Awards, Giveaways, Grants, & Discounts
LOCAL GOVERNMENT RECORDS MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENT FUND (LGRMIF) GRANTS
LGRMIF supports records management and archives-related projects in local government of all types and sizes throughout New York. In addition to the competitive grants program, the LGRMIF also supports disaster recovery grants .

Learn more about the Grant by attending this Introductory Webinar offered by the NYS Archives on 10/30 at 10am.
INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES TO RECEIVE FUNDING INCREASE FOR 2019 FISCAL YEAR
The White House has approved the addition of $2 million to the ILMS budget allowing them to continue to fund programs and research that improve library services despite proposals to severely cut or eliminate funding.

October is Cybersecurity Month! and Other News
SOME REMINDERS ABOUT PASSWORD SECURITY
We all know it's important to use strong and varied passwords but the reality of keeping track of those passwords can seem like an insurmountable task!

There are some great password manager applications out there that can help you keep track of your 100+ accounts but you can also enable two-factor authentication on some sites to really keep your accounts secure. 2FA (two factor authentication) uses something you know (your password) with something you have (like a code on your phone) or something you are (like a fingerprint) to securely access your information.

A Quick List of Password Manager Applications
IN COPYRIGHT NEWS
On October 11, 2018, the Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act was signed into law. This Act is "one of the most significant pieces of copyright legislation in decades" according to Copyright.gov and address "Congress’s determination that copyright law has not kept pace with changing consumer preferences and technological developments in the music marketplace." Read more about it here .
On October 9, 2018 the president signed the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act. The bill implements the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled which became effective on September 30, 2016. This international treaty administered by WIPO (the World intellectual Property Organization) allows for copyright exceptions in order to facilitate the creation of accessible versions of copyrighted works for visually impaired persons.
On the advocacy front, the ALA is urging members to take action on the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act which would remove the authority of the Librarian of Congress to hire a Register of Copyrights and make it a presidential appointment requiring Senate confirmation. There is a fear that this " would politicize the Register’s position to the public’s detriment and inevitably slow the critically needed modernization of the Copyright Office."
Just Because...
HEARTWARMING REWARDS FOR THE INTREPID READERS
If you've gotten to the bottom of this issue of ReCap, we thank you! As a reward, please follow this link to read an adorable story that involves stuffed animals, libraries, sleepovers, social media, and hijinks! The article first appeared in the Boston Globe on July 25, 2018.

And for those more academic-minded individuals, here is a pub alert for an article from Heliyon, an online only, fully open access journal. The article, " The Stuffed Animal Sleepover: Enhancement of Reading and the Duration of the Effect " by Yoshihiro S. Okazaki et al., was published in February 2017.
THERE'S A BOOK FOR THAT
And in case you're a knitter looking for some unique patterns that really speak to who you are, there's this book: Stitching in the Stacks: Librarian-Inspired Knits, a 2013 publication from the Cooperative Press, edited by Sarah Barbour.

Ravelry, an online knitter and crocheters' resource to patterns, has a selection of individual patterns from the book if you can't afford the $174 Amazon is asking for.
Correction: In our last ReCap we mentioned the Greenwich Free Library by the wrong name and extend our apologies!
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