ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
February 2014: Number 79

NYLA Advocacy Day is Wed., February 26 in Albany. Contact us for details or to join us! 

Wed., Feb. 26: 
Library Advocacy Day, Albany
Wed., March 5: Social Security Benefit Options seminar and luncheon, The Century House, Latham. Presented by Halliday Financial.

Sun., March 16-
Wed., March 19
The Association of Public Historians of NY State Conference, Saratoga Springs 
Fri., March 28:
Reception for Jean Sheviak, at CDLC, 3:00-6:00 p.m. 

Mon., April 7-Wed., April 9: Computers in Libraries Conference, Washington, D.C. 
(Discounted registration rate for CDLC members!)

Thurs. April 10-Fri., April 11: Big Data In Libraries, Syracuse


Thurs. April 24-Sat., April 26: Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), Rochester 


Wed., April 30: Tech Tools Workshop, presented by Polly-Alida Farrington, at CDLC

Wed., May 7: CDLC ILL Field Day, Clifton Park

Mon., May 19: 
ENY/ACRL Spring Conference, Oswego

Mon., June 9-
Fri., June 13:
ASLS/NY3Rs Academic Librarians Conference; NYSHEI Annual Meeting; SUNYLA's Annual Conference, Albany 
What's happening at your library? 
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Quick Links
New York Heritage
Member Survey Reminder!  
Tomorrow, Feb. 14, is the deadline for responding to the CDLC Member Survey. A survey link was provided to directors; we are requesting one response per institution.  Please respond if you haven't. Thank you!
CDLC  News
Join us Fri., March 28 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at CDLC for a Retirement Reception for CDLC Executive Director Jean Sheviak. Come wish Jean well!

Regional Bibliographic Databases Program grant applications are being accepted through tomorrow, Feb. 14. Apply to be considered for a grant that supports cataloging retrospective conversion projects or metadata projects. 

CDLC's Regional Automation Advisory Committee welcomes Jane Bentley
, Union Catalog Librarian at Questar III, as a new committee member. 


The CDLC Regional Automation Advisory Committee (RAAC) is offering a Tech Tools Workshop on April 30. Presented by Polly-Alida Farrington, it is a follow-up to Polly's presentation at the 2013 CDLC Annual Meeting. Space is limited so register early!

The NY3Rs is offering a reduced rate for the Computers in Libraries (CIL) conference  in Washington DC. CDLC members are eligible for the special rate of $299 (if you register before March 7th), a 40% savings. To receive the discount, complete the form on the NY3Rs page to receive a priority code, then use this registration page and enter the code.

Member News
Welcome to these new directors! 
  • Judith Smith, Executive Director, Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County    
  • Courtney Burns, Director, New York State Military Museum    
  • Jen Cannell, School Library System Director, Questar III  


This month the Schenectady County Historical Society is presenting a Civil Rights Film/Discussion Series


New Home of The Rudolf Steiner Library

The Rudolf Steiner Library of the Anthroposophical Society in America has temporarily moved to a church in Philmont and expects to re-open in Fall 2014. Browse the library's digital collection. Read about their move here 







The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls is showing a new exhibition titled "Celebrating Women's Creative Hands and Spirits," through April 30. It showcases a newly donated international collection by artist Betty LaDuke with selections from the Folklife Center's local collections.
Of Interest...
The newly formed Empire State Digital Network will be the first service hub for sharing New York's historical and cultural heritage with the Digital Public Library of America. This platform will increase visibility of New York's digital collections. 

CDLC members get a discount to the RDA toolkit through the NY3Rs, as well as free access to thousands of professional development videos via Read more here
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