ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
March 2018: Number 116
Shared Collections, Local Connections
CDLC's Annual Luncheon & Meeting takes place 
May 10th at the Shaker Ridge Country Club!
Thu., Apr. 12
CDLC Offices
Fri., Apr. 27
Guilderland Public Library
May 7-8
Washington, D.C.
Thu., May 10
Shaker Ridge Country Club
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In Other News...
The Student Consumer

What going on with textbooks these days ?  How are students accessing required reading? What is an OER?

Here's a few articles to get you started.
Information Technology and Libraries

The 50th Anniversary issue (v.37:no.1) of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) has been published and can be read here.

Topic areas include, but are not limited to, library automation, digital libraries, metadata, intellectual property rights, technical standards, information discovery tools, web-scale library services, cloud computing, digital preservation,
 virtualization, search-engine optimization, emerging technologies, social networking, open data, the semantic web, usability...
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 near Scotia, NY.

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.
View the exhibit in libraries throughout New York State until Summer 2018. Locally, the exhibit has been to a number of CDLC member libraries or their affiliates but still has some traveling to do.

It's due to arrive at  SUNY Adirondack next week before making stops at the Berne Public Library as well as RCS Community Library.
HMLA Spring Dinner

The Hudson Mohawk Library Association will be having their 2018 spring Dinner at the Century House in Latham on Friday, April 27th at 6pm.

This year, they will be honoring Karen Bradley, Director of Schenectady County Public Library, with a Distinguished Service Award.

You can also hear guest speaker, Ginny LeJuene, talk about her adventures as an RVer in her post-library life.

Sign up for the dinner here and become a member here.
CD LC News
Assembly Hearing on Library Funding Testimony Available

In early January, library advocates read prepared statements d escribing how libraries and library systems across the State are collaborating and using technology to better leverage their resources to expand and sustain library services for all New Yorkers. This, along with attending Advocacy Day and writing letters/calling your representatives, has a big impact on what funding will be available for libraries in the state budget.  

Resource Sharing Symposium

CDLC's Committee on Resource Sharing (CORS) invites you to join them at the Capital Region Resource Sharing Symposium on April 27th at the Guilderland Public Library in Guilderland, NY. This year's program will include information and discussions on productivity, copyright and more. 

CDLC Announces Regional Collections Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our recipients and thank you for making your unique collections available! 
  • Castleton Public Library, a member of the Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) 
  • Cohoes Public Library, a member of the Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) 
  • Maria College 
  • miSci: Museum of Innovation and Science 
  • North Warren Central School District, a member of the Washington, Saratoga, Warren, Hamilton, and Essex BOCES (WSWHE)
  • Pember Library and Museum (Granville), a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS) 
  • Rensselaer County Historical Society
  • Schenectady County Community College 
  • Schenectady County Historical Society
  • Schenectady County Public Library, a member of the Mohawk Valley Library System (MVLS)
  • Troy Public Library, a member of Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS)
CDLC's 2018 Annual Meeting

CDLC invites you to join us at the Shaker Ridge Country Club on May 10th for what will be an informative lunch!

Service Spotlight: Direct Access Program

CDLC's Direct Access Program is one of a variety of services developed by the Capital District Library Council to help library users get the information resources they need!
Eligible users can request a DAP card in order to directly borrow select materials from participating area libraries.

Learn more about the program here or contact Emily Wager if you have any questions.
Attend a Special Interest Group Meeting

A reminder that CDLC Interest Groups are open to all members as forums where members can discuss common interests.  Learn more about our interest groups and sign up for a meeting. 
Become a CDLC Personal Member

CDLC personal members not only help support the mission and goals of the council, but also receive  discounts on most of our events.

Consider becoming or renewing your membership today.  Visit our personal membership page or contact Kari Kakeh with any questions.
Member News & Events
Albany High School Librarian, Alicia Abdul,  was named to ALA's prestigious 2019 William C. Morris Young Adult Debut Award committee. The award goes to a first-time author writing in the YA genre. Congratulations, Alicia!
Schuylerville Public Library, a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System,  is running a six-month trial to eliminate fines for overdue books. They hope to "remove barriers and encourage more people to make use of its services."  Read the full article here .

George Washington Slept Here! Well not quite but staff at Union College's Schaffer Library did uncover a lock of his hair inside a book.  

In case you've missed it, the story has been reported locally on the  Union College  website, regionally in the  NY Times , and nationally in USA Today!
Schenectady County Public Library has partnered with  Ellis Medicine to create a program which encourages community members to engage with their healthcare providers.

The program, Engage for Health, was made possible with funding from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Health and Human Services and takes place on Saturday, March 24th at the Bornt Branch of SCPL.
Spring into Action!

Attention all librarians, lovers of libraries and librarians, and anyone who's ever secretly dreamed of being a librarian! The Librarians in Cardigans team will be participating in the Sasha's Superhero Run Along the Hudson, on Sunday, April 22 in Mechanicville. 

The run/walk benefits Albany's Ronald McDonald House and team organizers hope to get  a big group of library lovers together to support this cause. Registration and event details are available here.  When you sign up, make sure to join the team!

*Cardigans optional but encouraged, as is any race day attire that makes YOU feel like a superhero!
Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program

The Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program invites you to place an order of free art books for your institution.

The D.U.C. distributes books on contemporary art and culture to public schools, libraries, prisons, and alternative education centers nationwide. Books are brand new, free, and shipped at no cost. All public institutions of learning that self-define as underserved are eligible to participate.

If you are a new participant, visit the D.U.C.'s guidelines to get started or visit the catalog to view the 2018 titles.
Awards, Giveaways, Grants, & Discounts
GHHN 2018 Conservation Treatment Grant Program
Deadline: June 1, 2018
Amount: up to $7500

Support is available for conservation treatment of paintings, works on paper (including individual drawings, watercolors, prints or photographs), textiles (including costumes, domestic textiles and upholstery), furniture, frames, sculpture, historical, ethnographic and decorative objects. Support is also available for treatment costs for supports, frames, stands and mounts that are integral to the treatment of the object.

Last year, Union College was awarded $1800 for the conservation of a selection of Theodore Olivier's 1850's string geometric models.

Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming
Deadline: May 4, 2018
Amount: $5,000

Named after the late Sara Jaffarian, a school librarian and longtime ALA member, ALA's Jaffarian Award was established in 2006 to recognize and promote excellence in humanities programming in elementary and middle-school libraries. It is presented annually by the ALA Public Programs Office in cooperation with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).

Professional Development Opportunities
Developing Good Privacy Policies: and Incorporating Them into Staff Training

This spring, LITA's Patron Privacy Interest Group will offer a webinar/training series on privacy issues for libraries! Targeted at "advanced newcomers," this series is for you if you're interested in privacy issues; have ever wondered how to protect the data you use; and read through the Patron Privacy Checklists and wondered what else was out there.

When: March 28th
Where: Your desk
How much: FREE!!

Read more or register here.
Digital New York History: 
a CALA Spring Workshop

Learn different ways you can access New York's online primary sources.  Topics of discussion will include what types of historical materials are available online, how to effectively browse and search the various sites, how libraries have used digitized material to market themselves and increase the visibility of their collections, and exhibits and curriculum packets that use some of this digitized material. We will also briefly touch on how your institution can add material to these ever-expanding resources.

When: April 12th
Where: CDLC Offices
How much: $10 includes lunch

The New York State Library has partnered with WebJunction to offer FREE online courses and webinars for ALL library workers and volunteers in NYS!

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:  

Learn how to transform bland images into powerful and eye catching focal point.

This powerful Excel feature cuts the time you spend on formulas in half. This concise course demystifies PivotTables and shows you how to get started using them to analyze your data.

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