Webinars, New York Heritage, library news, and more.
August 27, 2021

Please note that SCRLC will be closed Monday, Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day.


Cheery Friday Greetings,
Every year about this time, I think, write, or say aloud, “Wow! I cannot believe it is nearly September! Where did the summer go?” Every year, it also seems to go even faster than the one before. Maybe it feels like that because of our exciting initiatives and programs in the works!
American Rescue Plan Act Funding. The statewide Digital Inclusion and Museum/Library committees continue to work on draft guidelines. They will be ready soon. Regionally, the public library system directors, some of the school library system coordinators, and hopefully a couple of representatives from the museum/historical organization community will meet on September 8 regarding ARPA and ideas/strategies. We still need a couple people from the museum/ historical organization community—let me know if you are available on the 8th at 1 p.m. Thank you!
Academic Library Directors. It’s been awhile since the SCRLC academic library directors have met. Please pencil in September 21 at 4 p.m. Date verification and more information will follow in a few days. Agenda items will include OCLC, ARPA, and a basic check in. Please let me know if you have other agenda items.
One-on-One Job Search Preparation and Coaching. SCRLC can provide one-on-one job search preparation and coaching for library and information science (LIS) students, recent graduates, library workers actively looking for employment, and for those just wanting to be prepared in these continuing uncertain times. This service provides a confidential, objective one-on-one resume and cover letter review, as well as interview coaching. Let us know what would help you feel prepared. Here is a link to the form.
LIS Students, Speaking of LIS students, with a plethora of options for online MLIS degrees, we expect there are library and information science students across our 14 counties. If you have coworkers, library users, and know others who are pursuing an online degree, please let them know about us (if they don’t already). We have a regional MLIS listserv, but also hope to offer internships in the coming year. If the LIS students are working in a SCRLC member library, they already have access to CE, participation in the special interest groups, and our coaching service. Unaffiliated people can join SCRLC as a personal member, which gives them access to those services. Note that they do not have to join SCRLC to be on any of our listservs. Contact Jessica or me for more information.
See you in September! In the meantime, enjoy the fleeting days of August and have a happy and safe Labor Day!
Yours in partnership,
Mary-Carol Lindbloom
Executive Director

Just a reminder to many of us all that You're Still Exhausted (an essay from Anne Helen Petersen's Culture Study)

New Yorker's still have access to content from Headspace for meditation prompts.


BIPOC Community Call: Wednesday, September 8, 12:00-1:00pm
Meeting ID: 920 2647 1064 | Call in: 1-646-876-9923 | Passcode: 963485
Next Resource Sharing Call: Tuesday, September 14, 1:00pm  
Meeting ID: 109 469 034 | Call in: 1-646-876-9923 | Passcode: SCRLC
Next SCHOAM (special collections, historical organizations, archives & museums) Call: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Meeting ID: 715 709 544 | Call in: 1-646-876-9923 | Passcode: SCRLC
Academic Director's Meeting: Tuesday, September 21, 4:00pm
Meeting ID: 958 8017 8218 | Call in: 1-646-876-9923 | Passcode: SCRLC
Article Discussion Group:
Thursday, October 14th, 12:00pm-1:00pm

If you would be interested in starting a special interest or affinity group through SCRLC,
As part of the new Ask the HR Expert service, there is a series of webinars - all from 2:00pm - 3:30pm. Topics and dates are:

ESLN Webinar: Project ReShare and IndexData Update
September 22, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Project ReShare represents a new approach to resource sharing technology in libraries, one that places practitioners in the driver’s seat and empowers libraries to work together to take ownership of the technology that powers their services. After three years of working together, the software is poised to go live this fall.

Presenters Kristen Wilson from IndexData and Pam Jones from ConnectNY will take you for a tour of ReShare returnables as it stands today, and share perspectives from the current migration efforts. They’ll talk about the current state of the community and the roadmap for the coming months and years. ConnectNY, a consortium of NY State academic libraries, is one of the first consortia to implement ReShare. Hear why ConnectNY decided to take this bold move and learn how to get involved! Register!
The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) has the following 3 CE classes scheduled. Please visit the individual class pages for more information and to register.

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information https://nnlm.gov/training/class/providing-multilingual-and-multicultural-health-information
September 29, 2021 @ 9PDT/10MDT/11CDT/12EDT
This 60-minute, 1CE class takes place in WebEx.

September 30, 2021 @ 11PDT/12MDT/1CDT/2EDT
This 60-minute, 1CE class takes place in WebEx.

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection https://nnlm.gov/training/class/effective-health-communication-and-health-literacy-understanding-connection-0
October 19, 2021 @ 11PDT/12MDT/1CDT/2EDT
This 60-minute, 1CE class takes place in WebEx.
View all council events on the ESLN Continuing Education Calendar
Events produced by the other councils are open for SCRLC members to attend!

CDLC (Capital District Council)
CLRC (Central Council)
LILRC (Long Island Council)
METRO (NYC Council)
NNYLN (Northern Library Network)
RRLC (Rochester Council)
SENYLRC (Southeastern Regional Council)
WNYLRC (Western Council)
Internet Librarian 2021 Discount
October 26-28, 2021
Discount Code: 21ES

SAVE THE DATE! #NYLA2021 Annual Conference & Trade Show
Virtual: Thursday, October 28th - Friday, October 29th
In-Person: Wednesday, November 3rd - Saturday, November 6th
Learn More Here!

PILLARS Symposium Recorded Sessions & Slide Decks
The recordings, slide decks, and any supplementary materials are now available to all. You can view them on the conference program page. You'll need to use the password literacy2021 to access the page.
Send a request to jphilippe@scrlc.org for access to online classes in design, business, technology, photography, entrepreneurship, film and writing through Skillshare.

Certificates of completion are available.
In addition to the weekly Tech-Talk newsletter, SCRLC members have access to the Tech-Talk Database, which offers an up-to-date, searchable library of technology and communication articles and videos. Look for the login information at the top of your weekly Tech-Talk newsletter or email jphilippe@scrlc.org.
A free instructional design training program available through WebJunction to enable library workers to transfer their in-person teaching skills to the online environment. 7 modules include: Orientation, Foundation, Diversity, Community, Content Creation, Course Management, & Capstone.

D4L was developed in partnership among the South Central Regional Library Council, Syracuse University's School of Information Studies, and the Empire State Library Network. It was funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
New York Governor Thomas Dewey at the Delaware County Fair, 1945
New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey speaks to the crowd at the Delaware County fair in Walton, NY on August 23, 1945.
FYI: The State University of New York was established in 1948 by Governor Thomas E. Dewey.
Census 2020 Library Exhibit

Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal

Recognizing Women's Right to Vote in New York State

Whether you are actively looking for a job or just want to be prepared in uncertain times, SCRLC is offering confidential and objective resume and cover letter review, as well as interview coaching. Let us know what would help you feel prepared. Fill in the form and we will be in touch.