Webinars, New York Heritage, library news, and more.
June 10, 2022
We will be closed Monday, June 20, in observance of Juneteenth.
June is LGBT Pride Month
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQIA+) Americans. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBTQIA+ Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marks the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQIA+ Americans.
Cheery Friday Greetings,

We are rapidly closing in on the end of our fiscal year!

It is slightly less hectic than expected because the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant award was extended from June 30 to March 31. Still, we are wrapping up some of the projects, and those with supply chain delays are now able to complete theirs in a less stressful manner!

One of the grant projects has been Digital Justice 4 Disability Justice. Yesterday, we had a fantastic webinar on disability audits, which was presented by the disability consultants who have been working with five pilot public libraries:
  • Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library, Odessa
  • Groton Public Library, Groton
  • Huntington Memorial Library, Oneonta
  • Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca
  • Watkins Glen Public Library, Watkins Glen
Be sure to check out the recording on our YouTube channel—what they discuss is useful to all libraries -- and historical organizations, too. I hope we can find a way to expand this project outward to more institutions.

Next week on the 15th, activist/composer/songwriter Gaelynn Lea joins us for a program on disability rights. She will also perform a few pieces of music. She won NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert in 2016 and recently composed the music for Macbeth on Broadway. Gaelynn also co-founded Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities (RAMPD). They have worked with the Grammys to make the awards ceremony more accessible. She also has some great ideas for libraries! I hope everyone reading this will be able to join. Invite your colleagues and your communities—it is open to all. Register here.

In other SCRLC happenings—we have been participating in the NYS Archives Partnership Trust’s Consider the Source program. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the goals of this initiative are to: 1) facilitate collaboration between educators and the curators of historical records; and 2) establish a process for identifying and making accessible primary sources representing historically oppressed and marginalized communities for use in the K-12 classroom. There is funding available to digitize materials. The materials would need to be available both in the NYS Archives and NY Heritage. If you are interested in participating in this effort or would like more information, please contact Claire at clovell@scrlc.org.

A couple of other projects we’ve been working on—a new digital exhibit on the Flood of 1972 (coming soon!), and the development of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Self-Assessment Audit for library systems and consortia, which is based on Dr. Kawanna Bright’s instrument.

Thanks to our intern, Sam Preston, for his excellent work on the Flood exhibit, and to the entire DEIJ Advisory Committee and Dr. Bright for helping to adapt the DEISAA!

Yours in partnership,
Mary-Carol Lindbloom
Executive Director
SCHOAM (special collections, historical organizations, archives & museums)
Wednesday, June 22, 10:00am-11:00am
Meeting ID: 715 709 544 | Call in: 1-646-876-9923 | Passcode: SCRLC
Article Discussion Group: "The Librarians Are Not Okay" by Anne Helen Petersen &
"Quitting Time" by Lara Ewen (American Libraries)
Thursday, August 11, 12:00pm-1:00pm
If you would be interested in starting a special interest or affinity group through SCRLC,
Raising Awareness, Eliminating Barriers, Changing Culture: Making the Arts More Accessible and Inclusive Online and Off with Gaelynn Lea
Wednesday, June 15, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Gaelynn Lea will discuss why disability education, coupled with inclusion in the arts are so important, and how the concept of Disability Pride can help transform our culture.
Basic Health Reference and MedlinePlus
Thursday, July 14, 10:00 - 11:00am

This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the resources available on MedlinePlus, go over basic navigation on MedlinePlus, and will touch on basic health reference and other helpful resources to support your work.
ESLN Webinar: Ready, Set, Policy!
Using the 2022 "Collection Management" Guide
Tuesday, July 19, 10:00 - 11:00am

ESLN and PULISDO partnered on the creation of an annotated "2022 Public Library Collection Management Policy Template & Guide." Join us for this session on using this resource to update or adopt policies to be ready for materials challenges...and more.
Join us for this webinar series exploring various services the Empire State Library Network has to offer. On the last Friday of each month at 10am, come meet ESLN staff and service providers.
Ask Us 24/7 with Caitlin Kenney
June 24

Academic Overdrive with Christi Sommerfeldt, July 29

Empire Library Delivery with Maria DeGaetano, August 26

Ask the HR Expert with Holly Nowak
September 30

All the webinars in this series will be recorded and available here.

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The Secret Power of Pinterest and How You Could Be Using This Tool
June 22, 3pm

Take Your Canva Designs to the Next Level, July 13, 3pm

Create Highly Effective Videos with Narration and Animated Clips 
July 27, 3pm
View all council events on the ESLN Continuing Education Calendar
Events produced by the other councils are open for SCRLC members to attend!
Preparation, Information Literacy, Libraries, Academic Resources and 21st Century Skills for Transitioning from Secondary School to College

July 13, 2022

This year's topic: Accessibility In Education with Keynote Speaker Judith Heumann

Library Juice Academy Discount Code Available

Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development courses for librarians, archivists, and other staff, focusing on practical topics to build new skills.

For 20% off all LJA courses, email jphilippe@scrlc.org
In addition to the weekly Tech-Talk newsletter, SCRLC members have access to the Tech-Talk Database, which offers an up-to-date library of technology and communication articles and videos. Login & PW: scrlc.
1946 Storm - Auburn, New York
DescriptionBlack-and-white photograph showing damage from the 1946 storm in Auburn, New York. Image shows tree-lined residential street littered with fallen trees and branches.
New Newspapers from Cuba, NY
Thanks to Tina Dalton of the Cuba Circulating Library and Erika Jenns of the Southern Tier Library System, Allegany county has significantly more representation on NYS Historic Newspapers! You can now read and research seven different titles from Cuba, NY, including The Cuba Patriot. This project was made possible by a 2021 SCRLC Digitization and Technology Grant.

The Cayuga Museum of History and Art, our newest member, has just uploaded three awesome collections about Auburn. One is about a massive storm from June of 1946. The second is a series of photographs from the 1945 Armistice Parade, which is especially interesting because besides showing hundreds of Auburnians, the pictures show dozens of buildings on Genesee Street that were eventually razed during Urban Renewal. Finally, the Case Lab Collection shows just a taste of the collection held at the Case Research Lab, where Theodore Case of Auburn invented an infrared signaling system for WWI and the first commercially successful synchronized sound-on-film system in the 1920s.

Seymour Library has uploaded their collection of slides about the 1972 flooding in Auburn. This collection also shows some of the landmark buildings that were razed for Urban Renewal.

In our search for photos of the 1972 flooding, we came some collections of earlier flooding. The History Center in Tompkins County has contributed this set of images from 1901, 1935 and 1956. The 1935 flood was a particularly devastating flood, as seen in these pictures.

Eight diaries written by Oneonta farmer Henry Wilcox have been uploaded by the Swart-Wilcox House Museum. They've also contributed accompanying materials like his account ledgers, postcards, receipts, and other primary sources related to the entries in his diaries over the years.
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