ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
March 2014: Number 80

Join us Friday, March 28 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. for Jean Sheviak's Retirement Reception at the 
William K. Sanford Town Library in Colonie (
new location ).  Information here!
Sun., March 16-
Wed., March 19
Fri., March 21: Infographics: When Information Literacy and Visual Literacy Meet, Skidmore College, 9:00-11:00  
Tues., March 25: 

Paperback Book Repair, University at Albany 


Wed., March 26: ALA Presidential Candidates ForumUniversity at Albany downtown campus 

Fri., March 28:
Reception for Jean Sheviak, at William K. Sanford Town Library

Fri., April 11: Big Data in Libraries Conference, Syracuse


Thurs., April 17: Library Assistants Day, CDLC (details soon)

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


Wed., April 30: Tech Tools Workshop,  CDLC

Wed., May 7: CDLC ILL Field Day, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

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 
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Quick Links
New York Heritage
Registration is Open!
The CDLC Regional Automation Advisory Committee (RAAC) is offering a Tech Tools workshop on April 30 with Polly-Alida Farrington. Space is limited-register early!
CDLC's Committee on Resource Sharing (CORS) invites you to CDLC ILL Field Day: It's Not Just ILL Anymore on May 7 at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Register here! 
CDLC  News
The CDLC Board of Trustees thanks members who recently completed the CDLC Member Needs Survey. We are evaluating responses and will report back to the membership on the results and planned outcomes. Stay tuned! 

We are pleased to announce the recipients of CDLC's 2014 Regional Bibliographic Databases Program grants. CDLC awarded these nine institutions a total of $20,750 to support retrospective conversion and metadata projects: Albany Institute of History & Art, Crandall Public Library, Dudley Observatory, Guilderland Public Library, Hudson Valley Community College, miSci, NYS Military Museum,  Rudolf Steiner Library and Skidmore College. View a list of the projects awarded. 

CDLC Direct Access Program (DAP) updates are underway. This program allows library patrons in good standing to borrow materials directly from participating libraries throughout the Capital District. Information about DAP can be found here. 
Member News

Lauren Cardinal, most recently with the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, is now librarian at the Pine Hills Branch of the Albany Public Library. 



Images from CDLC member library collections are highlighted on the New York Heritage blog. Go here to see images from Crandall Public Library Folklife Center and Saratoga Springs Public Library.

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Does your library contribute to New York Heritage Digital Collections? Be sure everyone knows!  Go here for information about how to add the NY Heritage logo to your library web site. Interested in joining NY Heritage? Contact  Susan D'Entremont.

Go to the CDLC News blog to sign-up for notifications and for up-to-date  information about CDLC!



Are you ready? OCLC is migrating its resource sharing activities to a new platform, WorldShare ILL, requiring libraries to be on the new platform by May 19. Please contact Marie Noonan with any questions.



CDLC personal members receive discounted pricing on CDLC events, including upcoming programs. Personal memberships contribute to supporting CDLC programs and services and are tax-deductible. Go here for information and a personal membership application.   

Of Interest...
The University at Albany is hosting an ALA Presidential Candidates Forum on  Wed., March 26 from 2:00-4:00 at its downtown campus in Room 106A Husted Hall. Come hear from the candidates, ask questions and network with colleagues. Please go here for details.  

The Northeast Comprehensive Center (NCC), in consultation with the New York State Education Department and the New York State Library, has produced a publication entitled, Informational Brief: Academic Libraries: Essential to Student Success in an Ever Changing World.  This document provides a current and rigorous research analysis which demonstrates the positive impact that academic libraries and academic librarians have in advancing student learning.

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