ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
November 2015: Number 100

Personal Membership Drive Underway!
Tue., Nov. 3rd

Thu., Nov. 12th
CDLC Offices
Albany, NY

Tue., Nov. 17th

Fri., Nov. 2oth
The Century House
Latham, NY

Wed., Dec.. 2nd
CDLC Offices
Albany, NY
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OCLC has officially printed and shipped its last library catalog card!

Ready to Read?

The New York State Library has added new resources to their Early Literacy Resources page including:
  • ABC Mouse
  • Jbrary
  • Storytime Underground
The Northeast Document Conservation Center is offering some great workshops this fall.  

November 10
Metadata for Digital Preservation
November 19
Planning Digital Projects 
December 1
Digitizing Audiovisual Collections 
December 2 
Caring for Rare Books 

CDLC  News
SAVE the date for the 2016 ILL Field Day

CDLC's Committee on Resource Sharing is planning the 2016 ILL Field Day for Monday, May 9th, 2016. Topics will include Intellectual Property and Resource Sharing. Reserve the date.

Hope to see you there!
Time is running out to register for this CALA Event!

Thursday, November 12th, 2015: 
Creative Library Programming featuring guest speakers Carol Anne Germain, Information Literacy Librarian, University at Albany and Laurie Dreyer, CDLC Intern, will be the subject of CALA's Fall Lunch and Learn Program.

You do not need to be a current CALA member to attend.
Friday, November 20th
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
The Century House, Latham

Sign up to be a personal member and you can save $5 on the cost of the Annual Lunch!

Registration and payment deadline is Friday, November 13th.

Member News & Events
The East Greenbush Community Library has welcomed Jill Dugas Hughes as their new library director.

Lucy Wrightington, Senior Librarian at the Dickerman Library for the NYS Department of Health, has retired. Ann Marie L'Hommedieu, formerly at the Schaffer Library of Health Sciences at Albany Medical College, will be assuming the role of Library Manager.

The New York State Library's Division of Library Development has hired Sharon B. Phillips and Mary Anne Waltz. Ms. Phillips will be providing leadership for and assisting with statewide youth services initiatives. Ms. Waltz will be providing leadership for and assisting with State Library technology and resource sharing initiatives.

Irish American Heritage Museum Hosts Bus Trip

Enjoy a fun-filled day to NYC and visit the completely renovated St. Patrick's Cathedral, stop at Bryant Park for lunch and shopping, and see a play at The Irish Repertory Theatre-A Child's Christmas in Wales - by Dylan Thomas and directed by Charlotte Moore.

Of Interest...
The Wiley Scholarship for Early Career Librarians

Wiley is offering three $1,500 scholarships to early career academic or research librarians (including ML(I)S students) to use towards attending one of the following library conferences:

ALA Midwinter, ER&L, MLA, SLA, ALA Annual


This is a great opportunity for new librarians to learn, network and develop themselves as professionals.

Deadline to apply is November 20th
Grant Spacea service of the Foundation Center, offers a number of free classes and webinars on grant seeking and grant writing.

Classes include:
Introduction to Finding Grants: Wednesday, November 4th or
Introduction to Proposal Writing: Monday, November 9th.

A.I.M. (Assess, Improve, Market) to be a Resource Sharing Superhero  

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
9:00am to 3:30pm
SUNY Cortland, Corey Union Function Room

Registration closes Tuesday, November 3rd

The $25 registration fee includes continental breakfast & lunch.

How I Got Tired of Explaining ILLiad and Completely Rebranded Interlibrary Loan, Jillian Maruskin, Ohio Wesleyan University (Via Webex)

Panel Discussion on Improving Service:
Empire Library Delivery, Debby Emerson, CLRC
Evolution of a New Service, Linda Beins, FLLS
Buy or Borrow? Purchase Programs for ILL, Caitlin Finlay, Olin Library, Cornell University

A Day in the Life of a Local Resource Sharing Superhero, Jai Blackburn, NYS Academy of Fire Science Library

ILL Assessment at Hudson Valley Community College, Jennifer Acker, Hudson Valley Community College

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Webinars & Training Opportunities

Early Literacy Webinar Series

The Central NY Library Resources Council is hosting a series of online webinar-workshops on Early Literacy this Fall & Winter.

These are FREE Webinars for NY 3Rs Members, which include CDLC.

Price: Free

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!

Creating a Culture of Yes at Your Library and in Your Community takes place on November 18th from 1:00pm - 2:00pm. 

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.

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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