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October 30, 2020

Cheery Friday Greetings!

Today was the 54th meeting of the SCRLC membership. Dr. Kawanna Bright, Assistant Professor of Library Science at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC delivered an excellent workshop on diversity, equity, and inclusion audits. If you were not able to attend, we can send you her recording, Power Point, and some links. Contact Jessica.

In other proceedings…

The following trustees were elected to second full terms for 2021-2025, at the business meeting: 

  • Camille Andrews, Emerging Literacies Librarian, Cornell University
  • Jean Jenkins, Medical Librarian/CME Coordinator, Lourdes Hospital
  • David Stevick, Director of Libraries & Information Resources, Houghton College

Several awards were also presented:
  • SCRLC Spirit Award, which acknowledges a SCRLC library staff member, trustee, or administrator who provides outstanding service or support to SCRLC and demonstrates the value of belonging to a system, was presented to Virgilio Pinto, ILL Lending Coordinator, Ithaca College Library. 
  • Librarian of the Year: Doris Jean Metzger, Teen Librarian, Steele Memorial Library, Chemung County Library District. 
  • Library Assistant of the Year: Natalie Skwarek, Public Services Coordinator, Digital Projects & Archives Assistant Herrick Memorial Library, Alfred University.
  • Best Video (Tubie) Award: Resnick Library Welcome Video, Mildred & Louis Resnick Library, SUNY Delhi.
  • Library Sustainability Award. James M. Milne Library, SUNY Oneonta for several projects (see some of the pictures on the Revival of Apparel Club's Instagram page).
Congratulations to the continuing Board members and to the award winners!
The Board of Trustees also met today. Among the items they approved was the piloting of the Empire State Library Network’s Ask the HR Advisor, which will work similarly to the Ask the Lawyer service. Ask the HR Advisor launches in January—stay tuned for details next month!

Yours in partnership,

Mary-Carol Lindbloom
Executive Director

From Alfred University Library:
Here is a blog post about their commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression, including some helpful resources.

They have formed a student advisory group to discuss their library spaces and collections and seek BIPOC student feedback on their experiences and hear their concerns and/or ideas. They are also reviewing collections through a DEI lens and are planning DEI training opportunities for library staff.

Next Director's Meetup: Tuesday, November 9, 4:00pm
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, November 3, 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, November 10, 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, November 4, 2:00pm
https://zoom.us/j/715709544 | Meeting ID: 715 709 544
Or call in: 1-646-876-9923 | Passcode: SCRLC

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.


Communications Workshops:
November 12, 10:00am

November 19, 10:00am

Library Services for Indigenous Peoples: From Land Acknowledgement to Outreach
December 14, 11:00am

View these events on the ESLN Continuing Education Calendar

November 2, Noon

Username: SCRLC; Password: scrlc
November 4, 3:00pm

November 9, 1:00pm

November 9, 2:00pm

November 10, 1:00pm

November 11, 10:00am

November 11, 2:00pm

November 12, 2:00pm

November 13, 10:30am

November 16, 10:30am

November 16, 1:00pm

November 17, 11:30am

November 17, 1:00pm

November 17, 1:00pm

November 17, 1:00pm

November 18, 11:00am

November 18, 2:00pm

Username: SCRLC; Password: sclrc
November 18, 3:00pm

Building People's Self-Advocacy Skills: An Introduction to the Right Question Strategy (NYLA Advocacy Fundamentals: A Virtual Series)
November 24, 9:00am

November 20, 10:00am

December 1, 1:00pm

December 2, 3:00pm

December 3, 2:00pm

December 7, 10:00am

December 7, 4:00pm

December 10, 10:00am

December 10, 10:00am

The Legislature & Libraries (NYLA Advocacy Fundamentals: A Virtual Series)
December 15, 9:00am

December 17, 10:00am
Send a request to jphilippe@scrlc.org for access to online classes in design, business, technology, photography, entrepreneurship, film and writing through Skillshare.
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). 
Election Night
New Collection in NY Heritage
The new collection, called Tompkins County Schoolhouse Photos, hails from the History Center in Tompkins County. Donna Eschenbrenner, Director of Archives and Research Services, put the collection together. It includes black and white photographs of Tompkins County school buildings, classes, and student groups from the 19th and early 20th centuries.  

This is an extension of their recent NEH grant-funded project to digitize their extensive school photograph collection, expand online exhibits, and enhance youth programs.
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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