Save the Date: CDLC Member Showcase 
is Friday, November 1!
From the Director.....
Dear CDLC Members and Supporters, 

We're planning varied and informative programs for the Fall; mark your calendars and plan to join us! Some upcoming events include:
  • At the recommendation of our Collection Development Committee, we are bringing "Awful Library Books" to East Greenbush Community Library on Wednesday, October 2 from 10 am-noon to present Making a Collection Count.
  • Our auditors will present Basics of Budgeting For Libraries on Wednesday, October 30, 9:30 am-noon.
  • Our third Annual Member Showcase is the morning of Friday, November 1 at Maria College (note new date). This is a great venue to hear about projects taking place at member libraries. 
  • Arranged by the High School to College Interest Group, we've rescheduled Bridging the Gap: Preparing High School Special Needs Students for Success in College for Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Hudson Valley Community College. 
Registration will open soon for all events. 

Members are also offering some impressive programs-see below!

Finally, interest group meetings have been scheduled for the next year-come to one or all.
THANK YOU!   The CDLC Scholarly Communications Interest Group  provides a forum to share ideas about various aspects of scholarly communication. Group organizers and facilitators Kimberly Mitchell  (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) and Traci Tosh  (Albany Medical College) have taken on increasing roles at their organizations and can no longer serve as co-facilitators. This group would not have been possible without them. Thank you Kim and Traci for getting this group started, and also to CDLC staff liaison Chris Tosh for his work with the group!
Local Connections
CDLC Board News: The 2019-2020 CDLC Executive Committee was approved at the June Board meeting: President Eric Trahan, Executive Director, Mohawk Valley Library System; Vice President Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries, University at Albany; Secretary Emily Spinner, Clinical Medical Librarian, Ellis Hospital; and Treasurer Tim Burke, Executive Director, Upper Hudson Library System.

We're welcoming many new members to our Collection Development Committee, Committee on Resource Sharing and Regional Automation Advisory Committee. There are just a few slots left on committees; contact me if you are interested. 

We are seeking two co-facilitators for our Scholarly Communications Interest Group. The next meeting is scheduled for October 3 at 3:00 pm. If you might be interested or would like to know more about facilitator responsibilities, please contact me.

The Committee on Resource Sharing and the Regional Automation Advisory Committee will be distributing surveys and seeking input on members' resource sharing operations and technology in your library. Results will be evaluated by the committees and shared with participants. Please watch for these surveys in the coming weeks and submit your responses. 

We have user group meetings coming up: the New York Heritage user group meeting is Monday, September 16 and the Direct Access Program user group meeting is September 18. Please register and come with your questions and ideas.
A VALUABLE RESOURCE: The attorney for our Ask the Lawyer service has put together this useful chart regarding hosting a live music event at your library. If this is something you are considering, you may want to read this first!
Shared Collections
Index Data, the provider of CaDiLaC, has become the first Certified Service Provider for the ReShare consortial resource-sharing platform.  Index Data will offer hosting, implementation, and support services for consortia that adopt the ReShare platform. We're keeping an eye on this to see if or how it might impact resource sharing.

Attention academic libraries: You should have received notification that applications for Coordinated Collection Development Aid (CCDA) have opened early, which means there's also an earlier deadline: August 30. If you haven't already, mail in your paperwork and complete the online form. Academic libraries rely on CCDA to collect resources on specific subject headings.
JUST FOR FUN: Albany Public Library has partnered with Albany Institute of History and Art for its Albany History Race on Saturday, September 7 at 2:00 pm. The focus this year is Alexander Hamilton!
Education
Here is a preview of some planned events happening at member libraries. More information will be shared soon. If you're making plans for Open Access Week (October 21-25), please let me know.
  • On Friday October 11: The University at Albany presents Digital Scholarship: Opportunities and Challenges 
  • On Thursday, October 17: The University at Albany presents Safety Culture for Cultural Organizations
  • On Monday, October 21 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm: The Libraries at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute present the 4th Carl A. Westerdahl Forum, Every Appearance of Permanence: Data Preservation Issues in the Digital Age
In the News: ALA has released a statement regarding patron privacy and LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com, which includes contact information for librarians who wish to share their concerns about the proposed changes in LinkedIn Learning's terms of service.
Member News
Best wishes to Deb Booth, School Library System Director at Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery School Library System, on her retirement! 

We are sorry to lose the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary as a member; their library in its Northeast Branch in Schenectady closed and their collection is being merged into other locations.
We hope to see you soon!
Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. 

Kind Regards,