ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
February/March 2015: Number 91


Wed., Feb. 25th:

Fri., Feb. 27th:

Wed., March 18th - Thu., March 19th:
Basic Book Repair Workshop, University at Albany

Thu., April 16th: Library Assistant Day: CALA Workshop, 

Wed., April 22nd: Easy Websites on Low Budgets, 

Mon., April 27th -Wed., April 29th:

Mon., May 18th:
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CDLC  News
The Capital Area Library Assistants (CALA),
a CDLC special interest group, is excited to announce and congratulate their member and Coordinating Committee Secretary Giovannine Finn, for receiving a 2015 NYSLAA Degree Program Scholarship. Govie is currently an Assistant at the Schaffer Law Library at Albany Law School and is pursuing her MLIS degree.  Govie's dedication and service to libraries are a credit to the profession. Congratulations Govie!  For more information about NYSLAA scholarships, visit
Check out one of this month's New York Heritage Featured Collections!  The Town of Ballston Community Library is the featured collection from the Capital District. This collection holds some of CDLC staff member Susan D'Entremont's favorite New York Heritage items, including a Prohibition Era medical prescription for whiskey and a letter from the State Director of Dog Licensing stating that dogs honorably discharged from the army are entitled to free licenses. Susan says, "not sure I want to meet the dogs who were dishonorably discharged!"
Save the date(s)!
On Wednesday, April 22nd, Polly Farrington will be joining us here at CDLC to teach a full day workshop on creating "Easy Websites on Low Budgets."  Stay tuned for more information. But to hold you over, here's a link to Polly's presentation, 30 Tools in 30 Minutes, which you might remember from our annual meeting in 2013.

Also, CALA will be hosting a Library Assistance Day workshop on Thursday, April 16th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm at CDLC.  More information to come.
Empire State College has signed up to start using Ask Us 24/7an internet-based virtual text chat service which connects information seekers with librarians and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. This service is available for all member institutions at no additional cost and is fully subsidized through CDLC.  Email us for more information.
Terry Reese is coming to the Capital District to teach a MarcEdit Workshop on Monday May 18th at the William K. Sanford Town Library.  This full day workshop is only $25 for CDLC members and includes lunch.  If you are looking for an efficient way to manage, edit or analyze large groups of bib records, then this workshop is for you.  Seats are limited so don't wait to register!  Click here for more information.

Member News
Albany Institute of History and Art has opened a new exhibit focusing on the history of Baseball in the Capital Region. "Triple Play: Baseball at the Albany Institute", is described by Director Tammis Groft as a "community-curated exhibit" and really demonstrates how the CDLC community can come together to enhance one another's work. AIHA exhibition designer, Tom Nelson, was assisted by Siena College History Intern, Andrew Lang and according to the Daily Gazette both Schenectady County Historical Society and the Museum of Science and Innovation (miSci) contributed to the exhibit.
Recently, APL held a grand opening of a new youth services room at its Washington Avenue branch. But that isn't the only change coming to the library. Soon, they'll be opening Albany Made Creative Space which will provide adults with access to all sorts of creative arts material and digital technology. Can you say MakerBot?! 
Personnel News
Joseph Burke, most recently a reference and information literacy associate at the University at Albany Libraries has accepted the position of Director of the Altamont Free LibraryClick here to view the Times Union story.

Ashleigh Whitfield has been appointed as Local History Librarian at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library as of January 12th.
Of Interest
University at Albany is hosting a two-day workshop on basic book repair.  Learn some techniques for in-house repair including re-backing and tipping in loose pages!  The cost is $200 and the deadline for registration is Friday, February 27th. Click here for more information about registration.
The New York State Library has partnered with WebJunction to offer FREE online courses and webinars for ALL library workers and volunteers in New York State!  The Golden Age of Gaming: Board Games for Grown-ups takes place Thursday, February 26th and is sure to be a hit!
Grant Seeking: Want to learn more about the basics of grant seeking?  Nonprofit Works is offering a full day workshop in Albany on Friday, February 27th and CDLC members can register for a discounted rate of $95. Click here for details.
Library Advocacy Day

Wednesday, February 25th is NYLA's Library Advocacy Day. CDLC staff will be visiting with legislators throughout the day; if you would like to join us for all or part of the day, please email Kathleen Gundrum

What is the Digital Public Library of America? Come learn all about it on February 27th at CDLC, when we welcome Kerri Willette, Empire State Digital Network Manager, Chris Hunter of miSci, and Abby Stambach from The Sage Colleges. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, February 25th and there are only a few seats left! Click here for more information or to register.

Computers in Libraries 2015 Conference!
Through the NY3Rs, CDLC is offering discounted rates for the Computers in Libraries 2015 Conference in Washington, D.C. in April. To receive the discounted rate, use the priority code 153RS on the registration form.
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