ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
October 2015: Number 99

Personal Membership Drive Underway!
Fri., Oct. 16th
SUNYA Campus Center Ballroom, Uptown Campus
Albany, NY

Wed., Oct. 21st

Wed., Oct. 21st - Sat., Oct. 24th
Lake Placid, NY

Tues., Oct. 27th

Wed., Oct. 28th
Siena College
Loudonville, NY

Thur., Oct. 29th

Fri., Nov. 2oth
The Century House
Latham, NY
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CDLC and the other members of the NY 3Rs Association will be at NYLA later this month in Lake Placid. We will be at booth #10 in the Exhibit Hall on the 22nd and 23rd
Come learn about our statewide programs and services including New York Heritage, training & professional development, and Ask Us 24/7
You can also play Plinko for a chance at some New York Heritage postcards, or participate in our raffle for goodie baskets from around the state
See you there!
Planning a Conference?

Don't forget to check The Library Conference Planner website where you can browse for conferences around the world.

There are also great tips for attending conferences as well as travel information links.

Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness

The ALA Public Programs Office, on behalf of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), is accepting applications for a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries.

Native Voices explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Stories drawn from both the past and present examine how health for Native People is tied to community, the land and spirit.

Public, Academic, and Tribal libraries, as well as tribal college libraries and special libraries, are welcome to apply.  

Deadline to apply is November 6th

The ARSC Grants Committee is accepting grant applications for the Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings program.

Founded in 2004, the program aims to encourage and support the preservation of historically significant sound recordings of Western Art Music by individuals & organizations.

CDLC is Turning 50!

Add your voice to the story by sharing your memories and photos of CDLC for a special 50th anniversary newsletter.

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The New York State Library is beginning to prepare for the selection of NOVELNY databases for 2017.  

Share your opinions by taking the following survey! Price Discount

The NY 3Rs Association, Inc. has become a affiliate in order to bring special discounted pricing for SCOLA web subscription services to all libraries in New York State.
SCOLA is a non-profit educational organization that provides authentic foreign language resources in more than 175 native languages
CDLC  News

Friday, November 20th
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
The Century House, Latham

Enjoy a relaxing program, network with colleagues, and get inspired with new ideas!

Hear from our speakers

Mary Donohue, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, presenting on assessing your library to keep it relevant
Doug Bixler, Schenectady County Public Library, presenting on branding your library and keeping it relevant in the community
Enid Geyer, Albany Medical College, presenting on staying relevant and embracing change for improvement

The registration and payment deadline is Friday, November 13th.

Join our Team! Job Opportunity at CDLC

The Capital District Library Council (CDLC) is seeking a Member Services Librarian for Resource Sharing to join our team.  The Member Services Librarian for Resource Sharing provides advice, guidance, support and liaison services from CDLC to member libraries on topics related to resource sharing; works with the Executive Director and all CDLC staff to provide, evaluate and improve CDLC services and programs.

Interested?  Want to learn more? View the full job description by clicking on the button below!

for Academic Libraries

Working through Overdrive and the NY 3Rs Association, academic libraries can now participate in a consortial, shared collection of e-books geared to informal reading and browsing.

Annual fees for academic libraries range between $2,800 and $8,800 and are allocated 75% for content and 25% for the use of the Overdrive platform, which includes Kindle downloads.

Since one of the NY 3Rs already has an Overdrive presence, it will be used as a starter collection consisting of 950 e-books and 60 audio titles; all the materials on this site would be available to all participating libraries, and all future acquisitions would also be available to all participating libraries.  Current titles can be seen here:

This offer is available only to academic libraries not currently subscribing to Overdrive products.

Please contact Kathleen Gundrum with any questions by November 1st.
Did you know...

Staff at CDLC member institutions can request free access to one of our user licenses for a period of two weeks.

To request access through CDLC, please email Sue Rahn or visit our page for more information.
Lunch and Learn Program Coming Up in November...

Thursday, November 12th, 2015: The Capital Area Library Assistants (CALA) is pleased to announce their Fall Lunch and Learn Workshop designed to enhance the professional development and quality of working life for their members.  Creative Library Programming featuring guest speakers Carol Anne Germain, Information Literacy Librarian, University at Albany and Laurie Dreyer, CDLC Intern.

Member News & Events
Marisa Gitto has joined Maria College as their new library director. Formally, Marisa held the position of Director of the Standish Curriculum Library at the College of Saint Rose

John Raymond, a Circulation and Interlibrary Loan specialist previously at Albany Law School has accepted a position at Siena College as their new Access Services & Technology Librarian.
Crandall Public Library's Folklife Gallery has new exhibition

"A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music By Five Photographers" is the new exhibition on view in the Folklife Gallery at Crandall Public Library, September through December 31, 2015
Guest curator and photographer Andrzej "Andre" Pilarczyk, along with four of his colleagues (Joseph Deuel, Enid Farber, Bryan Lasky, Lawrence White), provide a look at an insider's view of the dramatic worlds of live music performance.  

Schenectady County Historical Society's New Digital Collection

1947 Schenectady Blue Jays Locker Room Celebration
SCHS recently published their first sub-collection in New York Heritage. Sports and Recreation in Schenectady, features digitized images from the Grems-Doolittle Library Photograph Collection.

SCHS is also hosting Candlelight Walking Tours of the Stockade District. Upcoming tours will depart at 7 and 7:30pm from the Historical Society on October 16th, 23rd, and 30th.
Rensselaer County Historical Society received the Deborah Escobar Award for Teaching with Primary Sources from the Capital Region Archives Dinner Committee and the Capital Area Archivists of New York at the 20th Annual Capital Region Archives Dinner on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at Brown's Brewing Company's Revolution Hall, Troy NY.
Of Interest...
Programs2 Symposium is an event to connect professional staff from organizations, such as libraries, archives, and schools, with presenters who offer programs. Programs in libraries and other social environments, provide valuable educational, social, and cultural experiences to community members, including students, teachers, history enthusiasts and the inquisitive. 

JLAMS, NYLA's Journal of Leadership and Management Section is accepting articles proposals for their Spring 2016 issue.

This year's theme is Repurposing library space: serving New York's citizens in the 21st century

Libraries and library services continue to evolve in our digital age, yet we are delivering services and support our communities in facilities designed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Have you conducted research to identify a more appropriate use of your space? How have you identified facility needs to provide new services and spaces for your community? How have you determined what is to be reduced or consolidated in order to accommodate innovative services, programs, and collections? Have you worked with community leaders or consultants to identify facilities changes and what processes have you used? How have you funded the changes to your facility? What do you see as ideal library facility for library users of 2025? Does your vision include sustainability and a more self-sustaining building?

Proposals due no later than: February 1, 2016 [4 sentences or longer describing the topic of your article].

For further information or to send a proposal, contact the co-editors of JLAMS, Carol L. Anderson or Carol Anne Germain.

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Webinars & Training Opportunities
Metadata Webinar Series

NY 3Rs Association, Inc is hosting a series of online webinar-workshops on Metadata this Fall & Winter.
The program is co-sponsored by six NY3Rs Association, Inc. Councils including: CDLC, CLRC, NNYLN, SCRLC, RRLC, and WNYLRC

Price: $15 each

Click on the title of the session to register and learn more

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

Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Looking for Medical Library Association CE, or interested in getting Level I or II Consumer Health Information Specialization CE in the comfort of your own home, workplace, or favorite coffeehouse? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine has got you covered with an 8 credit hour CE online course on complementary and alternative medicine. 

Training takes place between October 26th and December 4th. The deadline to register is October 19th. Click here for the details!


Assessing Your Digital Reservation Readiness
October 20th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Instructor: Frances Harrell, NEDCC Preservation Specialist

Even in small institutions, patrons interested in using collections are increasingly expecting to access them digitally. Many historical societies, libraries, and museums have responded to this expectation by digitizing on demand, featuring special collections through digitization, or embarking on mass digitization projects, often without exploring the preservation risks associated with digital objects. This session will explore self-assessment as a tool for improving young and developing digital preservation programs.

Cost: $95

Integrating eResources into the K12 Classroom
October 27th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: Free!

This one hour webinar will instruct teachers and media specialists on how to integrate Gale eResources from NOVELNY into their daily classroom workflow. Practical instruction on how to incorporate digital content into lesson plans, class websites and  projects will be discussed. A continuing education certificate will be provided upon completion

In case you missed it, check out the recording of Supporting Elementary Students Using Kids InfoBits which took place on Tuesday, October 6th.

Nonprofit Works has extended a special price for CDLC Members. For $95 you can register for the Grantseeking Basics workshop being held Friday, November 6th from 9am - 4pm at the Early Care & Learning Council, 230 Washington Avenue Ext., Albany, NY.

Topics will include:
  •         Researching and identifying grant opportunities
  •         Approaching and developing relationships with grantmakers prior to applying
  •         Planning programs and budgets before writing grants
  •         Preparing information and materials typically required in grant applications
  •         Tracking and following-up grant applications after they are submitted