Webinars, New York Heritage, library news, and more.
June 4, 2021

Note that SCRLC will be closed on Friday, June 18 in observance of Juneteenth. Our next newsletter will be sent out on Thursday, June 17.

And don't forget we are having an office sale! Take a look at the photos and email Diane (dcapalongo@scrlc.org) if you would like to claim any items.

Cheery Friday Greetings,
Our Plan of Service was approved by the State Library this past week. The Plan takes effect on July 1 and carries us through June 30, 2026. Thank you to the Board, Staff, Design Team, Advisory Committee members who worked so tirelessly on it--and to all members who helped us through commenting on the document, attending regional conversations, or completing the survey. Here is a link to the online version. Our next steps are to produce a version that is easier to read and use, and to create a work plan for 2021-2022 based on the new Plan’s goals. 
While developing the Plan of Service, we re-articulated our mission, vision, values, and strategic directions. It is not that our mission has changed in any core way or that suddenly we have different values; rather, we have clarified what we mean and are expressing them more inclusively. Words matter. Advocacy, collaboration, and networking matter. Diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity matter. Innovation and learning matter. It is important that these crucial elements be articulated best as we can.
In that it is challenging to read the online version and it will be a few months until we can produce the other version, I’ve pulled them out for you, as follows.

Our new mission statement: SCRLC empowers our members through advocacy, networking, resources, and professional development; and by supporting diversity, innovation, and collaboration to strengthen their ability to serve their communities and promote environmentally sustainable practices.

Our new vision statement: SCRLC envisions a future where all people who live, work, and study in our communities have equitable and reliable access to information and sustainable resources
available anywhere, anytime, and are competent in all literacies. To achieve this vision, our member organizations include and welcome all people, and are valued and well-funded community partners, central to those they serve. In this envisioned future, environmental sustainability is central to our mission and practices.

Our values:

  • Advocacy that increases members’ visibility and their role and importance in society.
  • Collaboration and networking that supports and advances the ability of SCRLC members to meet their users’ needs, and that engages all members in SCRLC leadership, collaborations, programs, services, and beyond.
  • Diversity, inclusion, and justice, which recognizes that these are essential for equity for historically oppressed and marginalized groups of people, and that values anti-racist work and social movements that support equity for all.
  • Equity that provides access to inclusive information (from historical materials to digital content), services, and spaces for all of our communities and healthy and diverse work environments that nourish the mind, body, and spirit for our members.
  • Innovation and future-forward thinking that provides effective programs and services and continually identifies opportunities and uncertainties, imagining and co-creating our future in partnership with our members.
  • Learning that is responsive, relevant, engaging, and transformational. 
Strategic Directions. South Central Regional Library Council:
  • Advocates for its members.
  • Cultivates learning.
  • Serves as a catalyst for diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and sustainability.
  • Facilitates partnerships and collaboration. 
  • Encourages innovation and future-forward thinking.

Have a nice weekend!

Yours in partnership,
Mary-Carol Lindbloom
Executive Director

A collaborative and expanding Padlet of LGBTQIA resources for library and information workers.

From the NYPL, lists of books at all ages to celebrate Pride.

BIPOC Community Call: Wednesday, June 9, 12:00-1:00pm
Meeting ID: 920 2647 1064
Or call in: 1-646-876-9923 | Passcode: 963485

Next Resource Sharing Call: Tuesday, June 8, 1:00pm  
https://zoom.us/j/109469034 | Meeting ID: 109 469 034
Or call in: 1-646-876-9923 | Passcode: SCRLC

Next SCHOAM (special collections, historical organizations, archives & museums) Call: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2:00pm-3:00pm
https://zoom.us/j/715709544 | Meeting ID: 715 709 544
Or call in: 1-646-876-9923 | Passcode: SCRLC

New! Article Discussion Group
Wednesday, June 16, 12:00pm-1:00pm

If you would be interested in starting a special interest or affinity group through SCRLC, contact jphilippe@scrlc.org.

Is your library open or closed- any changes?
Let us know if your library is open or closed in on this Google Sheet and check the status of other organizations.

Changing Environment of Resource Sharing in Academic Libraries
June 11, 9:00am - 12:00pm

This will include presentations on Empire Library Delivery, ESLN's Institutional Repository pilot, Controlled Digital Lending, and how COVID-19 impacted resource sharing. Additionally, there will be updates from SUNY, ConnectNY, IDS, and IndexData.

As part of the new Ask the HR Expert service, there will be a series of webinars - all from 2:00pm - 3:30pm. Topics and dates are:

The Case Act for Libraries
June 30, 2:00pm

The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, known as the CASE Act, was enacted on December 27, 2020. The act creates a three-member panel, the Copyright Claims Board, to handle small copyright claims. Join this program with Dr. Tomas A. Lipinski to learn more about what this means for libraries. Register!
The PILLARS Symposium
July 7-9, 2021

This virtual event is presented at no cost by the Empire State Library Network in collaboration with the New York School Library Systems Association. with generous help from our sponsors. Attendees will be eligible for 16 CE/CTLE credits! Register!
The Future of Resource Sharing: Technologies on the Horizon
with Ken Fujiuchi
July 14, 2021; 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

What will resource sharing look like in the near future? The session starts with a brief overview of AI/Machine Learning, Blockchain, and Virtual Reality and how they may benefit or challenge resource sharing in libraries. We will then open up the discussion to talk about what the future of resource sharing might look like and how libraries can adapt to emerging technologies. Register!
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)

+SUNYLA 2021 Annual Conference hosted virtually by SUNY Delhi
June 16-18, 2021
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). 
1941 Milk Strike in Delaware County
Incident near Fraser, NY. An image from the 1941 Milk Strike. Forty cans of milk being taken to Fraser outside of Delhi by Aaron Burman are being dumped. Burman had successfully evaded the pickets two days before with the help of state troopers but was unsuccessful this time. Pickets had put rocks in the road.
New Collection on NYHeritage

The Howland Stone Store Museum
Wells College's Archivist, Tiffany Raymond, used SCRLC RBDB grant money to digitize hundreds of fantastic materials at the Howland Stone Store Museum in Aurora. The Howland family of Sherwood, N.Y. included notable suffragists Emily Howland (1827-1929) and Isabel Howland (1859-1942). SCRLC's Claire Lovell and HSSM volunteers Marilyn Post and Ann Mathieson assisted Tiffany to scan and photograph large women's suffrage posters and much more. These materials have local and national historical significance, so take a look!

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.