Webinars, New York Heritage, library news, and more.

Cheery Friday Greetings!

I hope this email finds you well! As I write this week’s column, I am a few days away from vacation—not the one I’d envisioned with a large ship and 30 progressive rock bands (that’s been postponed until 2022!), but a much quieter one (though I hope to have some time to pick up the bass)! There are three key elements of today's column: Meetings, REALM Project findings, and Happy Birthday, ADA!

The next members’ meetup is on Tuesday at 1 p.m. It's focus will be on positive news--this comes at a time when most of us are feeling a bit stressed out over reopening our libraries, schools, campuses, etc. The next directors’ meetup will happen on Monday, August 3 at 2 p.m. In that not everyone can make the earlier time and vice versa, the directors’ meetup on the 17 th will be at 4 p.m.

As you know, in the spring and summer of COVID-19, some conferences were canceled and others were moved online. One of our favorite resource sharing conferences is coming up next week virtually--the 16th Annual IDS Project Conference 2020 , which will be held online from July 28 - July 31, 2020. This year's theme, " A Little Help from your Friends, " features Peter Collins, Director of Resource Sharing at OCLC and current Chair of the IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Standing Committee. Breakout session discussion topics are:

  • Alma/ILLiad integration and Resource Sharing
  • Discussion for resuming lending/borrowing physical material
  • Library plans for returning to work
  • ILLiad 9.1 - webpages, DSP, patron expiration date, locked accounts

Follow the registration link under "Upcoming Webinars" (or the link above!)—the conference is open to all resource sharing staff, whether or not you participate in IDS.
This past week saw the release of the REALM Project's Test 2 results, which included Braille paper pages, glossy paper pages, magazine pages, a children’s board book, and archival folders. You can read the results here . If you are receiving this News , you would have also received the forwarded message from Nate Hill, executive director of METRO, who is a member of the REALM Project steering committee. Nate was speaking not as a steering committee member but as METRO’s ED. Bottom line: based on Test 2 results--especially Re: the magazine--if he were running a library, he would quarantine material for 96 hours rather than 72. I hope you go back and read his post. If you no longer have it or didn’t receive it, I would be happy to refer it to you. mclindbloom@scrlc.org

Hopefully you will have an hour to attend the Wednesday ADA panel discussion highlighted below and presented by the Finger Lakes Independence Center. It promises to be an important program.

On Sunday, Disabilities Unite has organized a festival that will include such performers as the Blind Boys of Alabama (love their version of "Amazing Grace"/"House of the Rising Sun") and the musician/disability educator/activist Gaelynn Lea. Gaelynn won NPR's Tiny Desk Conference in 2016 (the first piece is "Someday We'll Linger in the Sun"). She also has other concerts happening on Sunday.

I wish you a healthy, peaceful, and even musical weekend!

Yours in partnership,

Mary-Carol Lindbloom
Executive Director

Happy 30th Anniversary to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)! Did you know that the ADA National Network is a free resource that provides information and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act? Learn more about the resources you can access here:  https://adata.org/national-network

Credit: ADA National Network (adata.org)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Celebration and Panel Discussion:
ADA History and Personal Perspectives on School and Work
Plus Q & A
Wednesday, July 29
1:00-2:00 via zoom
Jeffrey Boles, Valerie Horn and Emily Papperman, FLIC Advocacy Specialists
Jorge Cuevas, Employment Specialist
Moderator:Teri Reinemann, NY Connects Coordinator
July 26, 2020 marks the 30 th  Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This landmark civil rights legislation greatly impacted the lives of millions of people with disabilities in work, school and in the community. Hear from FLIC Advocacy Specialists on what it was like going to school as children with disabilities and what it is like now for them as adults in the workforce. Much has changed since the signing of the ADA, but more needs to be done to address the architectural and social barriers that still exist. Q & A to follow.
Presented by The Finger Lakes Independence Center

Member Status Updates- Have you reopened?
Let us know if you have reopened in on this  Google Sheet a nd check the status of other organizations .

Zoom Meetups

Next Director's Meetup: Monday, August 3, 2:00pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/95880178218 | Meeting ID: 958 8017 8218
Or call in: 1-646-876-9923
Passcode: SCRLC

Next All Member Meetup:  Tuesday, July 28, 1:00pm
https://zoom.us/j/109469034  | Meeting ID: 109 469 034
Or call in: 1-646-876-9923
Passcode: SCRLC

Next Resource Sharing Meetup: Tuesday, August 4, 1:00pm   
https://zoom.us/j/109469034  | Meeting ID: 109 469 034
Or call in: 1-646-876-9923
Passcode: SCRLC

Next Special Collections/Local History/Archivists Meetup:  Wednesday, July 29, 2:00pm
https://zoom.us/j/715709544  | Meeting ID: 715 709 544
Or call in: 1-646-876-9923
Passcode: SCRLC
New Titles in Our Region
Dundee, N.Y., 1971-????

Dundee, N.Y., 19??-current
Updated Titles in Our Region
Penn-Yan, Ontario County, N.Y., 1822-1947

Penn Yan, N.Y., 1866-1926
Ovid Library Receives $50,000 Grant for Agriculture and Craft Beverage Project
Ovid’s Edith B. Ford Memorial Library has announced the “Cayuga-Seneca Lakes Agriculture and Craft Beverage Memory Project ,” a ground-breaking effort to document the history, impact and reach of the pioneering craft beverage industries located between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes.

Send a request to   jphilippe@scrlc.org   for access to online classes in design, business, technology, photography, entrepreneurship, film and writing through Skillshare .

A free instructional design training program available through WebJunction to enable library workers to transfer their in-person teaching skills to the online environment. The 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). 
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. If you would like access to the database, look for the login information at the top of your weekly Tech-Talk newsletter or email  jphilippe@scrlc.org .
Mark Twain holding kittens with three children and their mother standing close by, Norwegian shanty town, Great Falls, Montana, July 31, 1895
Census 2020 Library Exhibit

Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal

Recognizing Women's Right to Vote in New York State
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