ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
January/February 2016: Number 102/103


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2016 Teen Video Challenge 

The New York State Library is partnering with the National Collaborative Summer Library Program to offer the Teen Video Challenge.

Teens are encouraged to create a video promoting Summer Reading at the public library, which would include their interpretation of the 2016 CSLP teen slogan "Get in the Game - Read." They can  win $150 for themselves and a $50 award for their library.

One winning video created by a teen or group of teens will be selected as the New York State Winner in the national CSLP "2016 Teen Video Challenge." 

All state winning videos will be official 2016 CSLP promotional videos and will be viewed nationwide.  

Deadline is March 4th so what are you waiting for?

Presenters ready to go!

Did you miss this event at NYLA 2015 in Lake Placid?

Then click the image to access the Vision 2020 Smackdown II: New York's Library Systems Foster Innovation presentation to learn more.
Libraries Transform is the American Library Association's new, multi-year public awareness campaign. Its ultimate goal is to increase funding support for libraries and advance information policy issues in alignment with ALA advocacy goals. 

The Libraries Transform Toolkit has posters, postcards and videos. Supplementary images for social media are available here.
CDLC is Turning 50!

The Council received its provisional charter from the Board of Regents on June 26, 1966.

Email us at with your story!
CDLC  News
Welcome Emily Wager, CDLC's New Resource Sharing Librarian

Emily Wager
Emily has been involved in resource sharing since receiving her M.S.I.S. from the  University at Albany, SUNY in 2010. Emily's most recent position was within the Division of Library Services at the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. She assisted in implementing the Inmate Legal Resource Program, a resource sharing platform used to provide inmates with requested law materials. Emily also brings valuable experience from the New York State Library and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Research Library. As the new CDLC Member Services Librarian for Resource Sharing, Emily looks forward to working with members to learn more about their resource sharing needs. Emily can be contacted at
CALA Outstanding Service Award

The Capital Area Library Assistants (CALA) special interest group announced the winner of the Outstanding Service Award.

Ms. Lisa Suto, Public Services Library Assistant at the Schaffer Library of Albany Law School was this year's recipient.

Notice Anything Different?

CDLC has been working hard to improve both the functionality and design of our website.

We've changed the look to our home page and added some helpful links to the right of the banner. There's also a new "login" link where our members who are DAP, ILL, and Board contacts can access their content. Send Kari a message to let her know what you think or recommend further improvements!
Member News & Events
New Batch of Collections added to DPLA

The Midway, Sacandaga Park, NY
Northville Public Library 
Over 500 new images are available through the Digital Public Library of America thanks to the New York Heritage Collections of the following CDLC members:

Chris White of Sage Colleges and Jennifer Acker of Hudson Valley Community College have had their collaborative presentation, Basic Authentication to Remote Authentication using Ezproxy, shared through OCLC.

Awards & Giveaways & Grants
Rural Gateways: Fostering the Development of Rural Librarians as Informal Science Facilitator

The Califa Library Group is accepting applications for mini-grants to library staff in rural public libraries across the U.S. who are interested in providing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programming for adults. 

Deadline for submission is February 15, 2016.

Nomination process underway for the 2016 ASCLA Awards & Scholarships 

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies division of ALA is accepting nominations for a number of awards including:
The ASCLA awards and scholarships program recognizes outstanding achievement by members of the library profession. These awards honor librarians and libraries for significant current or past achievements such as publications, program development, and leadership in the profession. Awards may include a citation and a cash award, and may be made to individuals or groups.

Deadline for submission is March 1, 2016.

2016-2017 DHP Grant Application Guidelines and Forms Announced 

The New York State Archives have announced that they are currently accepting grant applications through their Documentary Heritage Program.

New York State has implemented a new statewide pre-qualification requirement for not-for-profits applying for grants. In order to be eligible to apply, all grant applicants are required to prequalify using the New York State Grants Gateway. The prequalification registration process requests information about an organization's capacity, legal compliance, and integrity. This process may take up to a few weeks to complete.

Deadline for submission is March 1, 2016.

IDS Project Conference 2016 Call for Proposals

The Information Delivery Services (IDS) Project is a mutually supportive resource-sharing cooperative within New York State whose members include public and private academic libraries, the New York Public Library, and the New York State Library.

The planning committee is seeking proposals for their 2016 conference at The Desmond.

Topics included are Resource Sharing Best Practices, Physical Delivery of Library Materials, Coordinated Collection Development, and others.

Deadline for submission is April 8, 2016.

Conferences & Multiday Workshops
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. 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.

Speakers and panelists:
Trudi Jacobson
Robert L. Bangert-Drowns
Richard S. Fogarty

Joel Sodano
all from the 
University at Albany

Michele Forte from SUNY Empire State College.

Albany, NY
March 10
Regular Price: $35

Digital Scholarship: ENY/ACRL 2016 Spring Conference

Speakers include:
Marisa Parham, Professor of English at Amherst College and Director of the Five College Digital Humanities Project

Amber Billey, Metadata Librarian at Columbia University Libraries

Robin Camille Davis, Emerging Technologies & Distance Services Librarian at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Breakout sessions
Digital humanities; Open access; Bibframe and linked data; Incorporating digital scholarship into instruction; and Marketing your digital collection 
More information, including registration details, coming soon.

Saratoga Springs, NY
May 23

Untethering the Academic Librarian

Keynote Speakers
Dr. R. David Lankes, Professor and Dean's Scholar for the New Librarianship, Syracuse University's iSchool

Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research & Instructional Services, Temple University

Institutional Repositories; Open Educational Resources (OER)
Digital Preservation; Instruction

This conference is sponsored by the Empire State Library Network and the Academic and Special Library Section of the New York Library Association.

Registration details and pricing coming soon. 

Syracuse University
July 14-15

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!

2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries takes place February 11th at 3 pm.

CDLC members can request free access to one of our user licenses for a period of two weeks.

To request access to through CDLC, please email Sue Rahn or visit our page for more information.

Connecting to Collections Care

The Connecting to Collections Care Online Community is a place where smaller cultural institutions can quickly find answers, resources, and links to preservation information from leading conservators, as well as access to recorded webinars and discussions to help them take better care of their collections. Access to all of the information, resources, and webinars in the Community is free.

Here's a sample of their upcoming webinar schedule:
  • Re-Framing the Problem: Caring for Framed Objects in Small Institutions (aka: On a Budget) February 9, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
  • Much Ado About Mannequins: Making the Perfect Form
    March 8, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
  • Artifacts in Archives Collections April 7, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Some Great Winter Webinars Hosted by WNYLRC 

The Western NY Library Resource Council has a bunch of great webinars lined up for February.  As a CDLC member, you can register at a reduced rate.  
  • Budget Cosplay for Libraries February 2
  • Practical RDA, an Introduction February 11
  • Cybersecurity in the Library February 17
  • 60 Sites in 60 Minutes February 23
  • The Impact of Altmetrics in Your Library February 25
To register for a webinar you have to first create an account on their site and sign up as an "Other NY 3Rs Library Member."  After that you will only need to remember your username and password to sign in and register.