SAVE THE DATE: The CDLC Annual Meeting and Luncheon is Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Express in Latham.
From the Director.....
Dear CDLC Members and Supporters,

Library Advocacy Day is next Wednesday, February 27th! CDLC relies almost entirely on state funding and we'd love to have you join us for all or part of the day. You can also contact your local legislators and encourage them to support libraries and library funding.
Local Connections
The CDLC Board of Trustees is comprised of 15 members representing CDLC's member institutions and the community at large. This year, CDLC will be filling (4) elected CDLC Board of Trustee positions, (3) at-large, and (1) non-librarian research community. Watch for an announcement, and if you or someone you know may be interested in serving as a Trustee, consider submitting a statement of interest. Members will submit their ballots at the Annual Meeting and Luncheon on May 10.

Our High School to College Transition Interest Group meets for the first time Thursday, February 28 from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm. Please register here. Immediately before the meeting, at 3:00, join us for a High School to College lightning talk webinar, hosted by the Northern NY Library Network, on Using Scaffolded Assignments in Writing Classes .   Register here if you will be joining us at CDLC or get the link to watch it from your location.
Our interest group meetings are on the calendar! All are welcome to attend these informal and informative meetings.
MOVIE NIGHT AT CDLC: An invitation from Clarkson University Libraries advances the conversation around open access with a screening of the film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship  at CDLC on Thursday March 7 from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm. The movie will begin at 5:30 and we will provide pizza and soft drinks. Following the screening, director and producer Jason Schmitt, Chair of the Communication & Media Department at Clarkson University, will join a live Q&A session via video conference and broadcast to several other screening locations throughout NY state. Register here.
JUST FOR FUN:  If you are interested in walking or running a 5K, here are two to consider:

The Irish Sweat-er 5K is Saturday, March 16 in downtown Albany. Proceeds from the race will benefit CDLC member the  Irish American Heritage Museum and all runners will receive a free gift with registration and an invitation to the post-race celebration at the museum.

Sasha's Superhero Run takes place Sunday April 28 in Mechanicville-a flat course for a good cause. Join the Librarians in Cardigans team organized by librarian (and my former colleague) Donna Dixon. Cardigans and superhero costumes optional! 
Shared Collections
The Collection Development Committee is highlighting regional collections. Join us March 29 at 2:00 pm at Voorheesville Public Library for a tour of their local collections.

Talking about Oral Histories takes place Wednesday, April 10 from 9:30 am-Noon at CDLC. This initial meeting is intended as an opportunity to share your ideas on how to conduct a successful oral history or what tools you need if you are considering one. Read more and register here.

Save the Date: Monday April 29, from 9:30 am-12:30 pm for Weeding and Feeding Your Collection at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

While visiting some Schoharie County libraries with my MVLS colleagues, they told me about the Schoharie Easter Egg Museum. The museum recently announced that after a five-year hiatus, they will open three weekends in April, with all proceeds benefiting the Schoharie Free Library. I'm told there's nothing like it!
Congratulations to  Saratoga Springs Public Library  for earning Green Business Certification, the second library in the state to do so. I nformation about the Sustainable Library Certification Program is here.  

The Friends of Schenectady County Library have opened a second used book store at Viaport Rotterdam. "A Second Look" is managed entirely by volunteers and stocked with donated books. All proceeds benefit the SCPL system. Their Grand Opening is this Thursday, February 21, at noon.
Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. 

Kind Regards,