ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
April 2015: Number 93

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CDLC  News
The recipients of the CDLC 2015 Retrospective Conversion and Metadata grants, funded by the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB), range from academic libraries to rural public libraries to museums in our region.

This year, we were able to provide total funding of over $17,000 to nine institutions. 

Congratulations to the recipients and thank you for making your unique collections available!
For more information visit the Capital District Library Council's website.
Jennifer Acker of Hudson Valley Community College, has joined CORS (Committee on Resource Sharing) as an academic representative. Jennifer was featured in November/Decembers ReCap for receiving CALA's Outstanding Achievement Award. Welcome, Jennifer!
Changes are coming to CDLC's website.  We've recently added a Calendar of Events to the home page, updated our Continuing Education page, and linked catalogs and digital collections to everyone's member profiles where applicable. We also joined the Facebook Community so be sure to check us out (and like it!)
Speaking of CE, CDLC has a variety of great workshops coming up like A Look at LibGuides and Easy Websites on Small Budgets.  Visit our Continuing Education page for the full schedule and registration information.
Member News
a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System, celebrates its 100th Year! On March 4, 1915, The Board of Regents for and on behalf of the Education Department of the State of New York, granted an absolute charter to the Fort Edward Free Library.
a member of the Mohawk Valley Library System, made the New York Times in article describing their current fundraising efforts and partnership with the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Richard Russo.  Read the full story here.
McClindon Store in the Village of Victory
welcomes Schuylerville 
Public Library , as their newest member! The library staff have posted several vintage postcards depicting life in the Villages of Victory and Schuylerville from the first half of the 20th century with more items coming soon!

In other NYH news, Albany Public Library has added Religious Albany, a subcollection that features photographs and drawings of churches, convents, parish houses, and other religious 

buildings in the city of Albany.

Katie Jezik and Brenda Hazard of Hudson Valley Community College had a poster session accepted for the virtual ACRL 2015 National Conference which took place in March.  The poster, Creating a Discoverable and Sustainable Collection from Regional Digital Archives, will be available to both full conference attendees and virtual conference attendees for one year.
Personnel News

Melissa Tacke has been named director at the Castleton Public Library, a member of the Upper Hudson Library System. Formerly, Melissa held the position of Librarian/Archivist at the Schenectady County Historical Society. Congratulations, Melissa!

Michele Gottlieb, formerly at the College of Saint Joseph in Vermont, has joined the staff of the SUNY Adirondack Library as a part-time reference librarian.

Nancy Goldblatt is joining the library team at SUNY Cobleskill as an Adjunct Reference Librarian. She is also the School Library Media Specialist at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School.
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The NY3Rs and NELLCO (the New England Law Library Consortium) are co-sponsoring the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) spring meeting, taking place at The Desmond Hotel in Albany, April 26th-29th, 2015. ICOLC, in existence since 1996, is an informal, self-organized group currently comprising approximately 200 library consortia in North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. The member consortia serve all types and sizes of libraries. 
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're looking for an efficient way to manage, edit, or analyze large groups of bib records, then this workshop is for you. Seats are filling up, so don't wait to register! Click here for more information.
Of Interest
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! 12 Ways to More Effective Marketing takes place 
Wednesday, April 8th at 2pm

Gawain Weaver will be giving a 4-day workshop concerning the Care and Identification of Photographic Material April 13th through April 16th at the METRO Training Center in New York City. Find out more about this workshop here.

provides a host of free online webinars to their members.  Click here for more information about their programs. Their next Boost Box presentation, A Model for Patient Engagement and How Libraries Can Improve Health Literacy, takes place at noon on April 14th.

Logic Models: Learn how to develop winning strategies to show agencies and funders why your organization deserves their support! Nonprofit Works is offering a full day workshop in Albany on Thursday, April 16th and CDLC members can register for a discounted rate of $95. Click here for more information.

What makes a great library leader? As libraries change rapidly, the old rules may not apply anymore. In fact, the best leaders today are often those who defy tradition and embrace innovation. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present a series of free webinars featuring successful leaders from all types and sizes of libraries sharing their unique and innovative approaches to library leadership. Click here for more information.

The Vermont Folklife Center's Cultural Sustainability Institute has two upcoming workshops. Oral History: Community Memory and Passionate Listening and Recording Audio for Ethnography and Oral History will be held in May. Click the link above to find out more or register.