ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
April 2017: Number 111

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In other news...
Library Extension for Chrome

Are you a heavy online book browser? Then this extension is probably something you've wished for!

Library Extension for Chrome checks on the availability of titles at your local library as you search websites like Amazon, Goodreads, Google Books, Barnes and Noble, and more.

If it's available at your library, a link will appear to request it or place a hold.  No need to do a separate search.
We Like Movies Too!

motion picture poster of Salome
Salome was added in 2000

Each year, the Librarian of Congress selects 25 films to be included on the National Film Registry.  The films chosen show the range and diversity of American film heritage in order to increase awareness for their preservation.

With this year's selection, the list has topped 700 and includes movies like "The Breakfast Club" and "Blackboard Jungle."

Did you know that you could submit your recommendations for movies to be included?

Inaugural Issue Available

Volume 1, Issue 1 of the Journal of New Librarianship is now available. 

JNL is a diamond Open Access model journal that accepts articles on library practice of all types and is always accepting articles.

This is not Fake News

A recent Stanford Graduate School of Education study found that students of all ages have trouble differentiating between credible and unreliable news sources.

While this comes as no surprise to anyone who teaches information literacy, the recent uptick in interest presents a fantastic opportunity to explore methods to help library patrons identify fake news sources. Programming Librarian offers a recorded webinar on the topic.

Have 45 minutes? Then why not  Watch the Recording?
CD LC News
2017 RBDB Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our recipients and thank you for making your unique collections available!
  • Crandall Public Library, a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS)
  • The Dudley Observatory
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Irish American Heritage Museum 
  • Maria College
  • miSci: Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Pember Library and Museum (Granville), a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS)
  • Saratoga Springs Public Library, a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS)
  • Schenectady County Historical Society
  • St. Mary's Institute, a member of Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES School Library System
  • Troy Public Library, a member of Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS)
  • Union College
  • University at Albany
CDLC also awarded the
Johnstown Public Library, a member of the Mohawk Valley Library System, with a grant to  digitize three newspapers: the Fulton County Democrat, the Fulton County Republican and the Broadalbin Herald and make them available through the New York State Historic Newspapers. 

Change in Action
Legislative Office Building Noon Rally.

On March 1st, over 800 library supporters converged on the Capital City to remind our regional legislators that libraries need their support now more than ever. 

Collectively we held meetings with over 60% of the members of the New York State Legislature!

There is no time like the present to remind our elected officials  that state library aid must be treated fairly and equitably. NYLA has a variety of tools available to help you get involved.

Service Spotlight:
Direct Access Program

CDLC has made some significant updates to the Direct Access Program - around since 1974- and we're excited to roll out these updates.

DAP remains an important part of resource sharing in the CDLC area and we feel confident that the changes we have made will not only facilitate communication amongst our participating libraries but will clarify the responsibilities of the parties involved, thus enhancing this valued CDLC service.

Check out our new DAP Online Directory and webpage to learn more about the program.

For more information contact Kari Kakeh.
Member News & Events

Collection Highlight:  New York State Veteran Oral History Collection
The Oral History Subcollection at the New York State Military Museum, in Saratoga Springs, comprises over 2,100 interviews of veterans and civilians. The veteran interviews range from World War I up until the early 21st century. All branches of the military are represented: the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Merchant Marine, and Navy. Interviews were also conducted with service members from other countries including the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Hungary, and Poland. Interviews were conducted by the Military Museum and community partners.

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 23,000 items to the database.

For more information contact Susan D'Entremont.
Greenwich Free Library selected to participate in OCLC Project

Greenwich Free Library, a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System, in bloom.
Fifteen small U.S. public libraries have been selected to participate in the 'Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces' project led by OCLC in partnership with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL).

"These libraries were chosen based on a well-articulated understanding of their communities, commitment to championing economic and educational success, and an enthusiasm for bringing the voice of community members to their planning process," said Sharon Streams, Director, WebJunction.   

Learn more Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces, a  two-year project is funded by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
East Greenbush Staff Member Wins Award

Lisa Warner of East Greenbush Community Library was awarded the Capital Area Library Assistants (CALA) Outstanding Service Award for 2016.  

In her letter of nomination, Lisa was characterized as "someone with a positive attitude who has been an inspiration to colleagues and patrons alike, always willing to help others learn and grow."  

It should also be noted that Lisa does good work in the broader community through her involvement with NYLA Advocacy, the American Cancer Society and by promoting awareness  for traumatic  brain injury .

Lisa Warner
CALA Award Winner Lisa Warner surrounded by CALA Committee Members
Empire State College is Exemplary

SUNY's Empire State College was noted for providing exemplary tutorials in a  Survey of Best Practices in Developing Online Information Literacy Tutorials, 2017 Edition, ISBN 9781574404302, published  by the Primary Research Group.
Local History Librarian and Town Historian

Recently, Ann Wemple-Person, local history librarian at the Guilderland Public Library, a member of the Upper Hudson Library System, was approved to become the new Guilderland Town Historian.

University at Albany to Digitize Collection thanks to CLIR Grant

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is providing funding to  The University at Albany to create the  Digital Archive of Executions in the United States, 1608-2002: Digitization and Access to the M. Watt Espy Papers.

The project will digitize a portion of the M. Watt Espy Papers and will be full text searchable through a freely accessible online database.  The project will increase access for those interested in history, political science, criminal justice, sociology or law. 


The Library of Congress has agreed to   share a significant portion of its rich digital resources with the Digital Public Library of America by becoming a
Content Hub.
There are over 4,000 items included from three major Library of Congress map collections - the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and panoramic maps.

Bird_s-eye-view of Salem
Burleigh, L. R. and Burleigh Litho. (1889) Salem, N.Y. Troy, N.Y. 

Awards, Giveaways, Grants, & Discounts
Researching the Empire State Writing Competition
Deadline: April 14, 2017
Prize: $1000

The Researching the Empire State Writing Competition  is meant to encourage original research and publication around cultural, social, and political topics of New York history utilizing the digital collections developed by the Empire State Library Network:  NYS Historic Newspapers  and  New York Heritage , as well as by use of New York's many other scholarly resources.

Empire State Library Network is partnering with the  New York Archives Conference  in developing this competition.

CNAP Supplies Program
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Max Award: $750

The  NYSCA/GHHN Collection Needs Assessment Program (CNAP)  is a new program which provides opportunities across New York State.

Applicants who have consulted with an appropriate professional may request funds to purchase collections management supplies, including: storage boxes, acid-free tissue paper, artifact trays, dividers, UV filtering film, Tyvek sheeting, tape, tags, labels, and environmental monitors.

Applications will be accepted from chartered nonprofit museums, historical organizations or other cultural institutions either incorporated in or registered to do business in NYS, that own, care for and exhibit collections to the public.

Webinars & Training Opportunities

Did you know that classes you take on might count toward your continuing education credits for your NYS Public Librarian Certificate?

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:

Business Skills: Meetings
Learn how to set up and facilitate all types of meetings, deal with problems like latecomers and conflict while getting the best out of people.

Elearning: HTML for Educators 
Learn web coding basics, including how to format text, link to other pages, add images, embed resources, use CSS, and add targeted customizations to a learning management system (LMS) or WordPress site.

Visit our webpage for more information.
Leadership Institute for Academic Library Managers

Registration is open for Siena College's 4th Annual Leadership Institute for Academic Library Managers which runs from Sunday, July 30th through Friday, August 4th.

This is an intensive immersion experience of the principles and best practices of management applied to academic library settings through readings, discussion, group work, and exercises.   It is seminar style with a limit of 18 persons and is designed to give individuals an opportunity to develop management skills to become more effective and to prepare to advance in academic library administration.

Visit the website for more information.
Miss a Webinar or Looking for Additional Resources?

Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) is a statewide program that supports the vast network of non-government, unique library and archival repositories that safeguard New York's historical records. 

They provide a range of free services to eligible cultural institutions throughout the state, including archives, libraries, historical societies, and museums which operate programs to preserve and make accessible records of enduring value.

You can find more resources on their site, including links to previously recorded webinars, informative blogs, grants, podcasts, policies and procedures.

a webinar on Wednesday, April 26, 2 pm - 3:30 pm

Wednesday, May 4, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm at Bethlehem Public Library
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.