ReCap Online: The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council
March/April 2016: Number 104/105

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Primary Source Sets for Education Published 

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) released its second group of Primary Source Sets about topics in US history, literature, and culture, along with new features for navigating their growing project. 

These sets were developed and reviewed by their Education Advisory Committee for use by students and teachers in grades 6-12 and higher education. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to additional resources, and a teaching guide.

Umbra: Search African American History 

Umbra is a free digital platform that brings together content documenting African American history and culture in order to enable the creation of new works-research projects, scholarship, curricula, art of all kinds-that illuminate parts of our history that have not been enough broadly accessible.
ESLN's Newest Partnership

The Empire State Library Network has partnered with The New York Council for the Humanities in order to promote their programs to area libraries. The New York Council for the Humanities is a non-profit organization that provides leadership and support across the state's intellectual and cultural sectors through grants, programs, networking and advocacy to encourage critical thinking and cultural understanding. 

Click here for a sampling of their programs. The only requirement is that the applicant organization must be based in New York State and must be able to prove tax-exempt status.

The New York State Archives is offering two workshops for the Capital District in the near future.

Thursday, April 7
9:45 am - 11:45 am

Wednesday May 4
9:00 am-11:00 am
Resource Sharing Symposium 2016!

CDLC's Committee on Resource Sharing (CORS) invites you to join them at the Capital Region Resource Sharing Symposium, formerly the Interlibrary Loan Field Day, on May 9th at Capital Region BOCES in Albany. This year's program will include information and discussions on eReader Platforms, Intellectual Property Law and Resource Sharing, Negotiation Strategies, Individual vs. Consortial Purchasing, and more.

What do you know about the Union List of Serials?

CDLC's Union List of Serials (ULS) provides a single point of access to check holdings information for the more than 36,000 serial titles held in the region. The ULS is updated semi-annually with OCLC Local Holdings Records input by CDLC and its member libraries.  We uploaded the most recent update at the end of December.

You can search by title keywords, ISSNs, or library name. Click on the button above to do a search today!
Advocacy + You = Success

On March 2nd, over 800 library supporters joined forces to remind our regional legislators that Libraries are Education. Some of those advocates were you and you deserve a huge THANK YOU!!

If you couldn't join us, you can still participate by taking a moment to contact your elected officials and remind them that state library aid must be treated fairly and equitably in this year's budget.

Check out the  CDLC Facebook page for photos from the 2016 NYLA Advocacy Day.
CDLC To Be Represented at DPLAfest

Four councils will be joining forces to present at DPLAFest, taking place this April in Washington D.C. Susan D'Entremont and colleagues from METRO, SENYLRC, and RRLC will be part of a panel that discusses their experience working with the Empire State Digital Network (ESDN) to coordinate contribution workflows, permissions, metadata guidelines, metadata mapping, and other outreach activities to member organizations through a distributed hub network. 
Member News & Events
Interested in Genealogy?

The Irish American Heritage Museum hosts an Open Genealogy Research session with Lisa Dougherty on the last Wednesday of every month from 11 am-2 pm.  This session is free and you do not need to be researching Irish genealogy to take advantage of the service. While no appointment is  needed, it is highly recommended that you contact the Museum to confirm that it is happening.
Welcome to New York Heritage Voorheesville!

Voorheesville Public Library Archives

Voorheesville Public Library's first digital collection has been published in New York Heritage.  The Historical Records collection consists of archival materials collected by the Village Historian and donated to the Voorheesville Public Library in 2014. These historical records include approximately 35 linear feet of documents, photographs, printed material, and a few objects.

Voorheesville Public Library was also in the news recently when they helped identify a WWI soldier's dog tags.

Fourth Class of DPLA Community Reps Announced

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has announced their newest group of Community Reps-volunteers who engage their local communities by leading DPLA outreach activities.  Lucky for the Capital District, this class includes Jane Bentley. Jane is currently the Union Catalog Librarian at Questar III.  Jane is also active on CDLC's Committee on Resource Sharing and Regional Automation Advisory Committee.  
Awards & Giveaways & Grants
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, founded by author T. A. Barron, invites applications for its 2016 awards. The Barron Prize celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment.

Each year, 15 winners each receive $5,000 to support their service work or higher education. The annual application deadline is April 15. 

National Endowment for the Humanities Grants Available

The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. 

Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation.

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions help small and mid-sized institutions-such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities-improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials.

Conferences & Multiday Workshops
Long Island Libraries and Pop Culture Conference

The Long Island Libraries and Pop Culture Conference (LIPopCon) is a yearly conference that provides library professionals and library and information science students with the latest information about trends in pop culture. Covering everything from anime and manga to video games and movies to science fiction and fantasy to graphic novels and comic books, LIPopCon informs attendees of the latest in pop culture and how it affects libraries.

Oakdale, NY
April 14
Regular Price: $95

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. 

Skidmore College
May 23

Leadership Institute for Academic Library Managers

The leadership institute is designed to help academic librarians build their leadership skills. This program prepares academic librarians to become highly skilled and successful managers in a college or university.
Focus will be placed on developing leadership  skills, creating high performing teams, and organizational effectiveness. 

The price includes  refreshments, breakfast, lunch and books.

Siena College
July 25-29
Regular Price: $1,200

The Youth Services Section of NYLA is hosting speakers Jarrett J. Krosoczka and Bruce Coville at their 2016 Spring Conference, Find Your Stride. 

The Desmond
April 15
The Upstate New York Chapter of SLA is holding their Spring Conference, 
Career Development, Plan Your Future featuring keynote speaker, Lisa Norberg.

The University at Albany's Standish Room
April 22
NYLA's Section of School Librarians is holding their conference,
Capitalizing on Our Past, Revolutionizing the Future with Mr. Schu, Patricia McCormick, Leslie Preddy, and Holly Black. 

The Desmond
May 5-7

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!

Incubate Creativity at Your Library takes place April 19th 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.

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