ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
December 2015: Number 101

Save the Date!

Dec. 24th, 25th, & 28th
CDLC Offices Closed 

Fri., Jan. 1st
CDLC Offices Closed 

Wed., Mar. 2nd
Albany, NY

Tue., May 2nd - Wed., May 3rd
Washington, D.C.
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2015 Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State now available

cover, print version of Trustees Handbook  

CDLC  News
2015 Annual Meeting a Success!

This year's annual meeting brought together staff from a number of our member institutions for lunch and conversations. It was a great opportunity to discuss the issues we're currently facing and hear from some great speakers about how they're staying relevant. We'd like to extend a special thank you to speakers Mary Donohue, Enid Geyer, Doug Bixler, NYS Assemblymember Phil Steck and NYS Senator George Amedore.

Some photos from the 2015 CDLC Annual Meeting....
Medical Information Services Program Update

The annual MISP medical/health ILL reimbursement is finished! For those participating libraries who use EFTS, your deposits should be available in the next few weeks. For non-EFTS participants, your checks are on the way!
CDLC Offers New Grant Opportunity 

We're pleased to announce that we are now offering a grant to our member libraries to digitize their newspapers and add them to New York State Historic Newspapers (NYSHN).  NYSHN provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers published throughout New York State and is administered by one of CDLC's partner councils, Northern New York Library Network.

Welcome Amy Hren as CDLC's New Administrative Coordinator!

Amy Hren
Amy was most recently employed at British American Development as an assistant for tenant relations. She received her M.L.S. from Syracuse University and completed her internship at the William K. Sanford Town Library.  Amy will be providing administrative, financial, and human resource related support for the council as well as engaging in general administrative functions. Amy looks forward to getting to know the members as well as learning anything and everything library related and we're glad she joined our team! Amy can be reached at
Member News & Events
Abigail Stambach, formerly College Archivist and Coordinator of Reference Services at The Sage Colleges, is now an archivist at the Naval Heritage and History Command Center in Washington, D.C. Abby was a great NY Heritage Contributor and will be sorely missed.

Engaging with the ACRL Information Literacy Framework: A One Day Conference

A one-day conference that will focus on the new ACRL Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education will be held at the University at Albany, SUNY, on Thursday, March 10, 2016. There will be opportunities to engage in discussions about the Framework, share your experiences with it, learn from colleagues, and engage with a panel of disciplinary faculty members.

Of Interest
The ALA New Members Roundtable Shirley Olofson Memorial Award

The NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee is seeking applicants for a $1,000 award, intended to defray the costs of attending the ALA Annual Conference. Shirley Olofson was a well-respected NMRT President who died during her term of office. After her death, the NMRT Executive Board decided to authorize the establishment of an award to honor her memory. The award is given to current or potential NMRT members who have attended no more than five American Library Association Annual Conferences.

Deadline to apply is December 14th
Webinars & Training Opportunities

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

Data Visualization for the Rest of Us: A Beginner's Guide takes place on December 15th from 3:00pm - 4:00pm. 

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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