ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
January 2018: Number 115
Regional Collections, Local Connections
CDLC's Annual Luncheon & Meeting takes place 
May 10th at the Shaker Ridge Country Club!
Thur., Jan. 25
CDLC Offices
Fri., Jan. 26
Guilderland Public Library
Tue., Jan. 30
CDLC Offices
Thu., Feb. 15
CDLC Offices
Wed., Feb. 28
NYS Capitol
March 15-16
University at Albany
Fri., Apr. 27
Resource Sharing Symposium
More info to come!
Guilderland Public Library
Thu., May 10
CDLC Annual Meeting and Luncheon
More info to come!
Shaker Ridge Country Club
Quick Links
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In Other News...
Your Toolbox: Image Sites

Working on a flyer for an upc oming program a nd need an image?

Here's a list of a few sites you can search for royalty free images.
Open Access Journal for Librarians

Marketing Libraries Journal is the first open access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal devoted to the marketing of libraries which can be accessed here

The first issue contains a diverse collection of articles on a variety of topics that include: marketing education in LIS curriculum, library branding, video marketing, library advocacy, library marketing campaigns, and technology tools used for library marketing.

Read the inaugural issue online.
CD LC News
CDLC Welcomes New Board and Committee Members

We are pleased to welcome Jacqueline Keleher, Director of Library Services at Schenectady County Community College's Begley Library, as our newest Board of Trustees Member.

We also welcome our newest committee member Michael Paulmeno, Systems Librarian at Skidmore College's Scribner Library who joins our Regional Automation Advisory Committee.
Library Advocacy Day

Soon, we will be visiting the Capitol t o promote the importance of increasing State Library Aid proportionally with education funding. 

This year will be particularly challenging so it's important for everyone to get out and be heard!   

Library Advocacy Day is a statewide effort coordinated by NYLA to get library supporters in the offices of our state legislators. 

Mark your calendar and be sure to join your colleagues in Albany on Wednesday, February 28.

Regional Collections Grant 

The deadline to submit your application for the Regional Collections Grant (formerly known as RBDB) is fast approaching.  Applicants have until February 1 to submit their proposals for consideration. 

Apply here or contact Sue Rahn with any questions.
Ilka Morse, our Digitization Field Trainer has decided it's time to spend less time at work and more time with her grandchildren.  She will be retiring on February 1. 

llka has provided invaluable service and guidance with New York Heritage, not only to CDLC members but to the larger New York Heritage community.

We will miss Ilka and are very grateful for all of the work she has done with all of you to support and promote your digital collections!

In other news, New York Heritage has launched a new site.  Click on the link below to check it out!

New York Heritage Digital Collections is a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and everyone else interested in the people, places and institutions of historical New York State.  So far, CDLC members have added over 29,000 items to the database.

For more information contact Susan D'Entremont.
Service Spotlight: Union List of Serials

CDLC's Union List of Serials (ULS) provides a single  point of access to check holdings information for the more than 36,000 serial titles held in the region. The ULS is updated semi-annually with OCLC Local Holdings Records input by CDLC and its member libraries.
You can search by title keywords, ISSNs, or library name. Click on the button above to do a search today!

If you have any questions, please contact  Kari Kakeh.
Attend a Special Interest Group Meeting

A reminder that CDLC Interest Groups are open to all members as forums for members to discuss common interests. Thank you to all of our facilitators! 

Learn more about our interest groups and sign up for a meeting:
Member News & Events
The Town of Ballston Community Library has welcomed their new Director, Colleen Smith , the former Director of Schaffer Law Library, Albany Law School .
Schenectady County Historical Society  was awarded a Strategic Planning Grant from the Documentary Heritage and Preservation services for New York (DHPSNY). Congratulations!
See you at the Next InfoMingle!

The creative planning committee, representing Mohawk Valley Library System, Schenectady County Public Library, Skidmore College, Southern Adirondack Library System and Upper Hudson Library System launched another successful InfoMingle graciously hosted by Schenectady County Public Library. 

Attendees networked and enjoyed a tour of Schenectady PL that included their RFID-based circulation system (very cool!), Friends of the Library sorting area-equally impressive, and beautiful children's room. 
Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal 

Across New York State, libraries   are celebrating the bicentennial of the groundbreaking of the Erie Canal. Accordingly, the Empire State Library Network has partnered with the Digital Public Library of America on a traveling exhibit, Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal.

Men Working on the Erie Canal showing Horses and Buildings in the Background in Scotia, NY.
Men Working on the Erie Canal showing Horses and Buildings in the Background in Scotia, NY.
View the exhibit in libraries throughout New York State until Summer 2018. Locally, the exhibit has been to Guilderland Public Library, Albany Public Library Bach Branch, Schuylerville Public Library, and  Granville's  Pember Library Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library Gloversville Public Library , and  Amsterdam Free Library .  

It's currently at Schenectady County Community College and then travels on to Fulton Montgomery County Community College. It will also make a stop at Margaret Reaney Memorial Library in St. Johnsville. Be sure to stop in to see it!
Awards, Giveaways, Grants, & Discounts
Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant
Deadline: February 12, 2018
Amount: $3000

Do you have a project that is just waiting for the right funding? Are you thinking about ways that libraries can improve services to users?
The American Library Association (ALA) gives an annual grant for those conducting research that will lead to the improvement of services to users. The Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant is given to one or more librarians or library educators who will conduct innovative research that could lead to an improvement in services to any specified group of people.

Discounted Rates for CDLC Members 

The 2018 Computers in Libraries conference will delve deeper into library models, strategies, transformational technologies, creative processes, and innovative programs while looking for new and exciting solutions to engage communities and have positive impacts on members. It's being hosted in Arlington, VA between April 17th - 19th.  CDLC members can get a discounted rate if they register before March 16th.

Discount Code: ESLN18

Read more or register here.
Professional Development Opportunities
Navigating Digital Repositories for NY's Historical Collections

This webinar is an introduction to the digital collections of the Empire State Library Network in New York (ESLN), with a focus on the larger repositories that provide more convenient searching across collections. It aims to  help attendees learn how to better serve end users in locating archival and special collections resources.

When: January 24th
Where: Your desk
How much: FREE!!

Read more or register here.
SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference

Open Education Resources (OER) can help decrease the cost of textbooks thus making education more accessible for more people. The 2018 SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference will focus on the ways in which staff at colleges have actually implemented OERs, and how the library has been involved with that process.

When: February 2nd
Where: Your desk
How much: Free!


2018 Resource Sharing Symposium: This year's program will be held at the  Guilderland Public Library on Friday, April 27.  Be sure to reserve the date and stay tuned for more information.
Urban Library Conference

Library Revolution, the 6th Urban Librarians Conference, will be taking place on April 13th at the Brooklyn Public Library's central library at Grand Army Plaza.

Listen to keynote speaker, Jessamyn West and explore topics relating to racial representation in publishing and libraries as tools of peace.

Save $5 when you register now through March 9th.
The New York State Library has partnered with WebJunction to offer FREE online courses and webinars for ALL library workers and volunteers in NYS!

Can't make it to a live session?  No problem!  WebJunction also has a vast archive of recorded webinars.
CDLC members can request free access to one of our user licenses for a period of two weeks. Take classes at your own pace when it's convenient for you! 

Here's a sampling of classes Lynda offers:  

Discover how to effectively deal with issues, while maintaining a positive relationship with your customers.

Learn practical accessibility techniques to ensure your web designs can be viewed and used by everyone.

To request access to through CDLC, please email Amy Hren.