ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
June 2017: Number 112

Regional Collections, Local Connections
Sat., July 8
Rollarama - Schenectady
Tue., July 11
CDLC Offices
Wed., July 19
CDLC Offices
Wed., July 19
Binghamton University
Quick Links
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NYS Historic Newspapers

In other news...
Build, Learn, Share

EclipseMob is a crowdsourced effort to conduct the largest-ever low-frequency radiowave propagation experiment during the 2017 solar eclipse.

There are guides to help you build your own radio receiver and activities and lesson plans for educators.

Want to learn more?  Check out their webinars on June 17.  Don't have time? They also recorded the original April 29th webinars.
Can't Get to Lake George this Summer?

Exciting news! Many issues of the Lake George Mirror from June 1891 through December 2013 are now digitized and accessible free of charge on the New York State Historic Newspapers web site. 

These volumes are held by the Adirondack Museum, who made them available for digitization.
Forever Curious

Forever Curious is a labor of love by a group of librarians and educators seeking to curate resources and lesson plans for people of all ages.

Currently, they have curated resources for Green Lessons, Emergency Preparedness, Math, and Business Education.

CD LC News
CDLC Members Select Two Trustees 

CDLC is pleased to welcome Board of Trustee members, Andrew White, Library Director at RPI, and  Jen Cannell, newly named Library and Arts Program Manager at Capital Region BOCES School Library System, who will serve five-year terms.
Discounted Access to RDA Toolkit

Once again, it's time to sign up for the discounted RDA Toolkit. CDLC members are eligible to receive a 15% discount through their affiliation with ESLN.

For libraries implementing or planning to implement  RDA , the  RDA Toolkit  is an essential resource for navigating from AACR2 to  RDA

Deadline to participate in the group purchase of the RDA Toolkit is Friday, July 14th. Existing subscribers must actively renew!

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Hren or read more about the program on our website!
Service Spotlight:

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:

Career Development: Leadership Blindspots
Have you found yourself mired in a career rut? In this course, learn how to identify the hidden roadblocks-or blind spots-that are holding you back, and manage them in order to accelerate your career growth.

Collaboration: Creative Thinking 
Learn behaviors and techniques that can help you be more creative both on an individual basis and in a team setting.

To request access to through CDLC, please email Amy Hren.
Member News & Events
Collection Highlight:  SUNY Adirondack's Wing Roberts Collection

Front Porch Photo
Front Porch at 79 Broadway, Fort Edward

SUNY Adirondack Library's Hill Collection received the contents of the Wing/Roberts collection from Kit Cornell, a seventh-generation descendant of Abraham Wing, founder of the village of Glens Falls, in August of 2015. The collection contains documents, letters, transcripts, photographs and glass plate negatives related to the Wing/Roberts Family of Glens Falls, NY. 

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.
Union College to Receive Conservation Treatment Grant

The Permanent Collection at The Mandeville Gallery received the award for the  conservation of a selection of Theodore Olivier's 1850's string geometric models.

The Greater Hudson Heritage Network grants are awarded for prioritized, urgently needed conservation of objects that, once treated, will impact public interpretive programs, exhibitions and education.

UAlbany Librarian Wins Award

Karen Kiorpes, Preservation Librarian at University  at Albany, is the recipient of the 2017 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. This award is given annually by the  Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).

Kiorpes' consistent leadership, service, advocacy and dedication to preservation education embodies the qualities of the Banks Harris Award.  In their letters of support, colleagues repeatedly describe her as a "tireless advocate" and an energetic and welcoming leader.

Read the full ALA press release.
NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery

NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery is a a new web resource created by the National Network of Libraries in Medicine for librarians, information professionals, library and information science students, and interested individuals to learn about and discuss research data management throughout the data lifecycle.
Did someone say, "Bibliographic Metadata?"

The Library of Congress  is making 25 million records in its online catalog available for free bulk download.  This is the largest release of digital records in the Library's history.

Download those records here:
Awards, Giveaways, Grants, & Discounts
NYLA Awards
Deadline: July 15, 2017

The New York Library Association provides the awards and scholarships every year to members of the profession. The following 5 have a fast approaching deadline.
NYLA's sections and roundtables also offer scholarships and awards.
Vernon Library Supplies Offers Generous Grant
Deadline: October 31, 2017

Webinars & Training Opportunities
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.
Does your library/organization offer health programming to members of your  community? Are you thinking of offering a health program and are not sure where to start? If you answered yes to either of these questions then this webinar is for you!

Wednesday, June 21 at 1 pm