On behalf of the CDLC staff, 
Happy Summer and Happy Fourth of July! 
From the Director.....
Dear CDLC Members and Supporters, 

It's a busy time of year for all! It seems like we just had our Annual Meeting, which was way back on May 10th. Since then, we have begun planning for the next year. We will share more as we confirm programs, finalize grant guidelines, move forward with our oral history initiative, distribute a regional Library Landscape Survey, plan some member tours (you may be hearing from me!), and gear up to work with our Board, committees and interest groups. We have much going on, and it's a great time to become involved with regional library initiatives. There are plenty of opportunities!
THANK YOU!!  
Our final Board meeting for this fiscal year was last week, where we acknowledged outgoing Board members Susan Iwanowicz, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (President); Elissa Kane, Kane & Lekakis (Vice President); Alexandra Gutelius, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library; and France Maloy, Union College. Board member Jacquie Keleher, SUNY Schenectady County Community College, also leaves the Board as she has moved on to a new position.  I am thankful for the relationships I developed and knowledge I gained from our outgoing Trustees!
Local Connections
We are excited to welcome new Board members! Filling at-large positions are Kerrie Burch, Library System Director, Questar III BOCES School Library System and Joanna DiPasquale, Director of Content & Digital Library Systems, Union College. Mary Zawacki, Director of the Schenectady County Historical Society, fills a Non-Librarian Research Community seat. We also welcome Sara Dallas, Southern Adirondack Library System Director, back to the Board. Their terms begin July 1.

We will also be welcoming many new members to our three committees, who all bring expertise and unique perspectives. There are still vacant committee seats available; please contact me if you might be interested in filling a seat. Committee rosters will be updated this Summer.

At a recent regional academic library resource sharing meeting we hosted, one thing we learned is that ILLiad users can share suggestions on future platforms developments. Thank you to Jennifer Acker, Hudson Valley Community College, and a Committee on Resource Sharing member, for presenting an informative ILLiad update! 
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Schenectady City School District's (SCSD) summer bookmobile was featured in The Daily Gazette. Kerri Messler, their K-12 English language arts and library coordinator, said it's "important for the district to carefully curate its book collection with an eye toward diversity of race, religion, gender and sexual orientation." Schenectady City School District is a member of Capital Region BOCES School Library System.  
Shared Collections
The Schenectady County Historical Society recently added a digital collection to New York Heritage, Natural Disasters in Schenectady County. Thank you to Mike Maloney, SCHS Librarian/Archivist, for completing this collection, and for all of his contributions over the years to New York Heritage. We wish him well as he moves on to a new position!
CDLC is hosting our annual OPALS User Group meeting Thursday, August 1st at 10:00 am. Open to current or potential OPALS users, join us to see how you can make the most out of your OPALS catalog and how to make your physical collections more accessible.  
JUST FOR FUN: 
If you or your library have some vinyl records you aren't sure what to do with, the Internet Archive is seeking donations!
Education
As our continuing education offerings expand, we are bringing in national speakers, which we encourage you to take advantage of! We recently hosted a DIGITAL POWRR workshop : A Practical Guide to Digital Preservation  (that was postponed from April due to snow!), which received such rave reviews that we may need to schedule an encore performance! 


Next up: Awful Library Books will present a half-day workshop, Making a Collection Count. Save the date: Wednesday, October 2. 

If your Summer plans include planning some professional development beyond our region, a good place to start is Library Conference Planner  
In Case You Missed It: We loved spending the day with Stephanie "Cole" Adams, the attorney for the Ask the Lawyer service, who presented Copyright for Librarians in 2019 and Supporting Stories: Legal Guidance for Oral History Projects at Schenectady County Public Library earlier this month. A key take-away: every library should have an awareness of Section 108 (Copyright Law: Section 108 for Libraries and Archives) and a Section 108 Compliance Policy and Procedure.
SPEAKING OF...
After a one year trial of Ask The Lawyer, administered by WNYLRC, we are again offering this service in 2019-2020. In its first year, CDLC members submitted 13 questions. A Recently Asked Questions page, with submissions by librarians across the state, is available to anyone and now allows you to sort by topic. The most popular questions to come in are, not surprisingly, about copyright!
Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. 

Kind Regards,