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March 26, 2021

Cheery Friday Greetings,

It would appear that Spring has truly arrived, albeit in a very blustery way! Still, more early spring flowers seem to pop up every day!

The SCRLC Board met this morning. Among the actions taken was to approve:

  • Waterloo Library & Historical Society's affiliate membership. The WLHS tagline is “Where Literature, Technology, and History meet!” We look forward to their active engagement in the Council!
  • A Technology and Digitization grant round to be funded out of the Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing (RBDB) Program.
  • Our relocation from Clinton Hall to the Finger Lakes Library System. We are excited about this move—it supports our values of equity and inclusion in that the space will be completely accessible for our members. It will also save SCRLC funds to put back into programs and services. And…we are in a space with other collegial library people!
  • The slightly revised Coordinated Collection Development Aid for Academics Plan.
  • SCRLC's five-year Plan of Service, which will be forwarded to the State Library today for approval. Once again, so many thanks to the Design Team and to everyone whose input helped us to create this Plan!

As part of the Plan of Service, the Board approved a revised mission statement, as follows:

South Central Regional Library Council 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.

Have a nice weekend!

Yours in partnership,

Mary-Carol Lindbloom
Executive Director
2021-2022 Technology and Digitization Grant Round Announced

We are happy to announce the availability of funds to support a round of technology and digitization grants! If you are a member of SCRLC--governing or affiliate--you are encouraged to submit a creative proposal to improve regional access and resource sharing through technology. Digitization projects are also encouraged, as they allow materials to be accessed regionally through New York Heritage, New York State Historic Newspapers, and the Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative.

For 2021-2022, applications are especially encouraged for:
●    partnerships increasing representation of and with communities that have been historically and
systematically oppressed;
●    geographically underrepresented communities in the SCRLC region;
●    innovative approaches to using digitized collections for projects such as walking tours, virtual tours, and HistoryForge participation.

Applications must be submitted electronically to the SCRLC office by Friday, April 30, 2021; send to Claire Lovell at clovell@scrlc.org. This application packet is available on our website, https://scrlc.org/Grant-Information.  

Is this your first time applying? Feel free to contact Claire with any questions.

"March 31, 2021, will mark the 12th annual International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV). The event celebrates the resilience and success of transgender and gender nonconforming people and raises awareness of transgender rights."

Book Talks on TikTok

"TikTok’s influence is selling thousands of books. Some enthusiastic readers — mostly women in their teens and 20s — are posting videos of themselves reading or recommending novels. Occasionally, they sob into the camera after a particularly devastating ending."
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BIPOC Community Call: Wednesday, April 14, 12:00-1:00pm
Meeting ID: 920 2647 1064
Or call in: 1-646-876-9923 | Passcode: 963485

Next Resource Sharing Call: Tuesday, April 13, 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, April 7, 2:00pm
https://zoom.us/j/715709544 | Meeting ID: 715 709 544
Or call in: 1-646-876-9923 | Passcode: SCRLC

If you would be interested in starting an LGBTQ+, or another 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.

A Silent Film Screening of The Lottery Man (1916) with an introduction from Barbara Tepa Lupack
March 31, 11:30am

View all events on the ESLN Continuing Education Calendar
These events are free 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)
Available on our YouTube Channel

NEW! A Tour of the Census Website with David Kraiker
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. 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). 
State Street, Ithaca, Spring 2020
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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