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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:56
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 13:36

In response to requests for more networking opportunities, CDLC is excited to announce new and returning Interest Groups as forums for members to discuss common interests. CDLC wants to help our members make local connections. Building these peer communities allows us all to grow, learn, explore, and network.

Meetings are open to all staff at CDLC member institutions as well as CDLC's personal members and take place at CDLC unless otherwise noted.  

Help us plan our meetings by registering! Check out the meeting times on our  Summary of Special Interest Groups Events Page.


The Capital Area Library Assistants (CALA) Interest Group

CALA focuses on issues facing library support staff and represents those working in academic, public, school or special libraries in non-librarian positions. Facilitated by CALA’s Coordinating Committee, the group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm.

The Cataloging and Technical Services Interest Group

CATS provides a forum to discuss issues that encompass all areas of technical services. Topics may include ILS migration, batch loading of electronic resources, copy cataloging training, cataloging unique and challenging items. Facilitated by Katie Jezik at Hudson Valley Community College and Nancy Poehlmann at the University at Albany.

The Preservation Interest Group

This group focuses on preservation-related issues and is facilitated by Ann Kearney and Karen Kiorpes at the University at Albany.

The Reference, Instruction, and Outreach (RIO) Interest Group

RIO provides a forum to discuss RIO issues while sharing ideas about potential speakers and workshops. Topics may include reference services, library promotion strategies, use of social media, information literacy, media literacy, virtual instruction, community engagement, library programming, and collaboration among campus groups. Facilitated by Kate Moss at The College of Saint Rose and Lisa Shaffer at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the group meets the second Thursday of each month from 11 am - 12 pm.

The Scholarly Communication Interest Group

This group will provide a forum to learn and share ideas about the various aspects of scholarly communication. Topics may include research, data collection & analysis, authoring, peer review, publication & copyright, grant compliance, discovery & dissemination, and impact. This group is facilitated by Kimberly Mitchell at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Traci Tosh at Albany Medical College.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 12:09

In response to requests for more networking opportunities, CDLC is excited to announce new and returning Interest Groups as forums for members to discuss common interests. CDLC wants to help our members make local connections. Building these peer communities allows us all to grow, learn, explore, and network.

Meetings are open to all staff at CDLC member institutions as well as CDLC's personal members and take place at CDLC unless otherwise noted. Announcements and registration information is forthcoming; please pre-register whenever possible.

Group Information

The Capital Area Library Assistants (CALA) Interest Group

CALA focuses on issues facing library support staff and represents those working in academic, public, school or special libraries in non-librarian positions. Facilitated by CALA’s Coordinating Committee, the group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm.

The Cataloging and Technical Services Interest Group

CATS provides a forum to discuss issues that encompass all areas of technical services. Topics may include ILS migration, batch loading of electronic resources, copy cataloging training, cataloging unique and challenging items. Facilitated by Katie Jezik at Hudson Valley Community College and Nancy Poehlmann at the University at Albany, the group meets immediately following Regional Automation Advisory Committee meetings.

The Preservation Interest Group

This group focuses on preservation-related issues. Facilitated by Ann Kearney and Karen Kiorpes at the University at Albany, the group’s first meeting was Tuesday, September 26th where meeting topics and a schedule were discussed.

The Reference, Instruction, and Outreach (RIO) Interest Group

RIO provides a forum to discuss RIO issues while sharing ideas about potential speakers and workshops. Topics may include reference services, library promotion strategies, use of social media, information literacy, media literacy, virtual instruction, community engagement, library programming, and collaboration among campus groups. Facilitated by Kate Moss at The College of Saint Rose and Lisa Shaffer at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the group meets the second Thursday of each month from 11 am - 12 pm.

The Scholarly Communication Interest Group

This group will provide a forum to learn and share ideas about the various aspects of scholarly communication. Topics may include research, data collection & analysis, authoring, peer review, publication & copyright, grant compliance, discovery & dissemination, and impact. Facilitated by Kimberly Mitchell at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Traci Tosh at Albany Medical College, the group first met on August 24th where meeting topics and a schedule were discussed.

Monday, 26 June 2017 09:13

Survey Success: 10 Essential Tips for Effective Survey Design

Thursday, July 27, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

a hosted MLA WEBINAR presented by
Deborah H. Charbonneau,
Associate Professor at the School of Library and Information Science
at the School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan


Surveys are among the most popular means of collecting data to assess and improve library services and operations. If you are considering doing your first survey or have one or two under your belt, this introductory webinar will help you identify common issues, avoid pitfalls, and do high-quality survey research. You will learn simple rules for constructing an easy-to-use questionnaire that yields useful, actionable information. This webinar distils years of experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating survey research into ten essential and easy tips for creating a successful survey!
By the end of this workshop:
  • Participants will be able to explain the advantages and challenges of doing survey research.
  • Participants will acquire knowledge of “best practices” related to the design, creation, and implementation of survey research studies.
  • Participants will improve their ability to design survey questionnaires that collect high-quality data.

Presenter Bio
:
Deborah H. Charbonneau is an Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Charbonneau is an experienced researcher and has been an invited speaker on survey research at local, national, and international conferences. Her articles have appeared in Library & Information Science Research, Journal of the Medical Library Association, Health Information and Libraries Journal, Journal of Academic Librarianship, and Reference & User Services Quarterly. She is the recipient of the 2014 Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship from the Medical Library Association.

Cost: FREE! for CDLC Members
Deadline to register: July 21, 2017


Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Christopher Tosh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Monday, 12 June 2017 14:40

Discounted Access to the RDA Toolkit through ESLN

DEADLINE July 14th!

CDLC is pleased to once again offer a discount to the RDA Toolkit through its affiliation with the Empire State Library Network.

For libraries implementing or planning to implement RDA, the RDA Toolkit is an essential resource for navigating from AACR2 to RDA. For the fifth year running, ESLN is coordinating statewide purchases of the RDA Toolkit on behalf of our libraries.

Pricing & License Terms: Participants in the ESLN consortial subscription will receive a 15% discount on the RDA Toolkit. Invoices and subscription renewals will be sent through CDLC.

The subscription will run from August 1st, 2017 through July 31st, 2018.

Cost per User Price through ALA Price through ESLN
1 user $191 $162.35
2-4 users $181 $153.85
5-9 users $177 $150.45
10-14 users $172 $146.20
15-19 users $168 $142.80
20+ $163 $138.55


*There has been a 3% increase in price from 2016-2017 to 2017-2018.

If you have any questions or to sign up, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at CDLC.

Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:51

OPALS User Group Meeting

CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Wednesday, August 16
from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Facilitated by John Schuster of Media Flex

 

OPALS is an open source automated library system, developed by Media Flex, Inc. This meeting is for both current users of OPALS and those who are considering adopting OPALS. John Schuster, an OPALS Librarian Consultant & Trainer, will lead this meeting. He has experience with all types of libraries and provides training to library staff, including volunteers.

Lunch will be provided by Panera, compliments of Media Flex

More information on OPALS can be found the Media Flex website.
  • 10 am – 11 am Basic overview of OPALS and refresher for current users
  • 11 am – 11:30 am OPALS Enhancements – what’s ahead
  • 11:30 am – 12 pm User experience- share what you’ve been doing with OPALS, tips and tricks you’ve learned
  • 12 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch and informal discussion
  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Advanced Topics and in-depth questions

 

  • Cost: Free for CDLC and ESLN Members
  • Registration Deadline: August 9, 2017
  • If you register and are unable to attend, please contact Sue Rahn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:49

New York Heritage Participant Meeting

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

This event is currently, waitlist only.  Please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be added to the waitlist.

*If this program reaches capacity, priority will be given to staff at institutions that currently participate in New York Heritage.



New York Heritage contributors - please join us for our annual meeting on July 19 at CDLC. The formal program will be 9:30 am -12 noon. Ilka Morse and Susan D'Entremont will be available all afternoon for individual questions and help sessions.

The meeting agenda will include:
  • an introduction and a brief presentation by our new members
  • participant presentations on how they manage various aspects of their New York Heritage work
  • updates from New York Heritage, Empire State Digital Network, and the Digital Public Library of America, including new standards and tools to help you with your work
  • discussion concerning the new requirements for the Rights field for material going into DPLA.
This program is free, but registration is required.

If you would like CDLC staff assistance during the afternoon help session, please bring a laptop with the CONTENTdm Project Client downloaded on it. If this if not possible, please let Susan D'Entremont know ahead of time at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Cost: FREE!
Deadline to register: July 17, 2017

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

*If this program reaches capacity, priority will be given to staff at institutions that currently participate in New York Heritage.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:09

Accessibility in Library Services

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

presented by
Nazely Kurkjian,
Coordinator of Disability, Diversity, and Nontraditional Student Services
at the State University of New York


Libraries are continually seeking ways to eliminate barriers to information access for all patrons, including those with disabilities. According to the U.S. Census Bureau Survey report: Americans with Disabilities: 2010, an estimated 19% of prospective patrons have or will develop a disability.

Therefore, it is crucial for libraries to ensure that people with various disabilities have access to physical and virtual library spaces.

Equal access to information for people with disabilities means they can more actively participate in many aspects of life: education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, etc.

Come to this workshop to find out what libraries can do to facilitate information access to those with either permanent or temporary disabilities. Attendees will become familiar with:
  • legal and moral obligations related to accessibility
  • barriers that impact accessing information
  • best practices for accessibility in regards to library services
  • proactive measures you can take to ensure equal access to information.

Cost: FREE!
Deadline to register: July 7, 2017


Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Kari Kakeh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 12:00

roller derby

Saturday, July 8, 2017
starting at 7:00 p.m.
Rollarama Skating Center
2710 Hamburg Street, Schenectady


Registration Closed

Join us as we enjoy a night out at a roller derby bout featuring our hometown teams, the Hellions of Troy and the Albany All Stars. If you have never seen roller derby, now is your chance to experience this fast growing aggressive sport that has swept through the Capital Region. Of course, veterans are welcome too. Roller derby is family-friendly and this event is open to family and friends of library staff.


Cost:
$8 per ticket for members, family, or friends
Deadline: Registration and Payment must be received by June 26, 2017, to take advantage of the group rate.
Due to a limited number of tickets, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Emily Wager at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Friday, 07 April 2017 08:41

Direct Access Program Information Meeting

Monday, May 15, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany


Sign up to attend our DAP informational meeting learn about the changes we’ve made to the program and find answers to any questions you may have concerning the program. Please join us to meet representatives from DAP libraries old and new!

 


Cost: FREE!
Deadline to register: May 12, 2017


Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Kari Kakeh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Thursday, 06 April 2017 09:56

Crandall Public Library and Folklife Center Open House


Crandall Public Library
251 Glen Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Thursday, May 4th
From 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
a CDLC 50th Anniversary Event

 


Join us for an Open House at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls. This gorgeous library is the Central Reference Library of the Southern Adirondack Library System. The Open House will include a tour of the library, a demonstration of their RFID system, and a visit to the library’s Folklife Center with the tour of the Folklife Center starting at 4:30..

The award-winning Folklife Center preserves and presents the cultural traditions of the Upper Hudson Valley and the Southern Adirondacks. Folklife Center staff will discuss highlights of the collection. Attendees can also view the current exhibition, Wings Falls Quilters Guild Celebrates 40 Years of Quilting.

After the Open House is over, you are invited to stay at the library for a 7:00 pm concert featuring Tom Connelly Akstens with Brian Melick and Michael Gold. For more information on the performance and others in Crandall’s concert series, visit http://www.crandalllibrary.org/folklife/CulturalPrograms.php

Crandall staff can also provide advice on choosing from the many great restaurants serving dinner within walking distance of the library.

The library does not have its own lot, but there is ample on and off street parking in the area. See the downtown parking map: http://visit.cityofglensfalls.com/parking/

 

  • Cost: Free for CDLC and ESLN Members
  • Registration Deadline: May 2, 2017
  • If you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont a This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 09:55

CDLC's Resource Sharing Network and Tools,
a CALA Spring Lunch and Learn Event

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany


Designed to enhance the professional development and quality of working life for our members, the spring workshop will feature a presentation on Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing by Emily Wager, CDLC's Resource Sharing Librarian.

Emily will be sharing:
  • an update and live demo of CDLC's ILL eForm and 'Staff Request' button
  • some tips and tricks on how to best search CaDiLaC and the CDLC's Union List of Serials
  • a review CDLC's network of couriers and how to best utilize them.

Also, we will be giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner in honor of NYS Library Assistants Day!

Presenter Bio:
Emily Wager has been involved in resource sharing since receiving her M.S.I.S. from the University at Albany in 2010. She began working at CDLC (Capital District Library Council) in January of 2016 as the Resource Sharing Librarian. During this time she has helped to update and streamline CDLCs Resource Sharing programs.

Cost: $10 cash or check, covers the cost of the workshop, lasagna, salad, and cake
Deadline to register: April 6, 2017

*We will be collecting donations for the Brain Injury Association of New York State.


Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Kathy Corbett at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Thursday, 02 March 2017 13:29

Finding Grey Lit for Systematic Reviews: Can It Be More Black and White?
a hosted Webinar

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany


Including grey literature in systematic reviews is an important strategy for reducing bias in included studies, but there are significant challenges to designing and carrying out a grey literature search. Librarians can expect systematic review teams to turn to them for expertise in conducting, managing, and documenting a grey literature search. This webinar provides participants with a framework for grey literature decision-making and tips for managing the search process, so that they can deliver black and white (clear and credible) results.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • explain the purpose of searching grey literature for a systematic review
  • assist a systematic review team in deciding on the scope and content of a grey literature search
  • modify a PubMed/MEDLINE search for grey literature
  • choose options for capturing grey literature search results that are as efficient as possible
  • document a grey literature search for publication



Presenter Bio:
Barbara Folb is the public health informationist at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS). She has over twenty years of experience in academic and corporate libraries and has experienced the changes that systematic reviews have brought to health sciences libraries during that time. She earned her master’s of public health (MPH) in 2010 while completing a National Library of Medicine Public Health Informationist Fellowship. Since then, she has developed searches for systematic reviews on topics in public health and health policy. As part of the team that created HSLS’s in-house systematic review training, she worked on the grey literature module. That in-house training became the HSLS “Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians.” She serves as an instructor for that workshop and finds that teaching about grey literature three times a year does wonders for staying up to date on the topic.

Cost: FREE!!!
Deadline to register: March 20, 2017




Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Chris Tosh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 13:55
CDLC is excited to announce the recipients of the CDLC 2017 Retrospective Conversion, Metadata, Digitization, and Newspaper grants which provide an opportunity for libraries, museums, and historical societies to make their undiscovered collections accessible for all to discover and enjoy. This year we were able to provide total funding of $35,000 to thirteen institutions.

Congratulations to our recipients and thank you for making your unique collections available!
  • Crandall Public Library, a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS), will be adding 250 objects related to the greater Glens Falls region to their New York Heritage collection. Highlights include H.A. Ferguson's "Covered Bridge over the Hudson River" (1882), a pin from the Boys Savings Club (a project of our founder Henry Crandall), and a hand-painted bass drum of the Glens Falls City Band circa 1915.
  • The Dudley Observatory will create metadata for approximately eight cubic feet of documents that were produced concerning micro-meteorite research done at the Observatory thereby increasing access for educators and researchers. The documents include, micro-meteorite images, reports on findings, grant proposals, and even contracts with NASA.
  • Hudson Valley Community College will expand digital access to documents published pre-1960, while also developing a collegiate sports and athletics sub-collection to New York Heritage.
  • Irish American Heritage Museum will contribute 400 titles related to the Irish and Irish American History, heritage, and culture to OCLC and the CDLC catalog, creating increased access for resource sharing.
  • Maria College Library will digitize "The Mariale," the college’s spring literary magazine from 1961-1964 and 1966-1976 and add them to New York Heritage. With over 446 creative works contained within, the paper provides a glimpse into an important time in American History.
  • Museum of Innovation and Science will be adding 250 historic audio recordings to New York Heritage. These include experimental sound-on-film recordings from 1929, oral history recordings of GE engineers and researchers, historic local broadcasts from the 1940’s and 1950’s including several episodes of “Your Home Town”, a local history radio program and more.
  • Pember Library and Museum (Granville), a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS), will contribute early issues of the Granville Sentinel for inclusion in the NYS Historic Newspapers database. The paper gives a unique historical perspective of the Slate Valley region and the many people who migrated there to work in the quarries.
  • Saratoga Springs Public Library a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS), will increase digital access to their Robert Joki Stereoscopic Collection by adding images to New York Heritage, their Omeka digital collection, and creating finding aids through Empire ADC.
  • Schenectady County Historical Society will digitize and add the Glen Family Letters Collection to New York Heritage. This collection will be particularly valuable for researchers of Early American History. Henry Glen was a merchant, politician and deputy quartermaster general based in Schenectady during the American Revolution.
  • St. Mary's Institute, a member of HFM BOCES School Library System, will convert the school library's 4000+ card catalog records to MARC records, enabling them to join the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery (HFM) BOCES centralized digital catalog. This will allow them to offer their students more seamless access to the many resources a centralized library catalog provides.
  • Troy Public Library, a member of Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS), will digitize the early years of the Lansingburgh Gazette from the end of 1798 through mid 1883. Newspapers are an important tool for genealogists and researchers, providing access to marriage and death notices which predate the New York State Department of Health’s mandate for registering vital records. The newspaper will be available through the NYS Historic Newspapers database.
  • Union College will add three Civil War-era archival collections to New York Heritage. Written by men who fought and died in battles like Antietam and the Battle of Cold Harbor, these collections include letters about daily and camp life, military maneuvers, and passages concerninng several Acts of Congress that enabled African Americans to enlist in the military.
  • University at Albany will provide original cataloging for over 250 Master's theses titles dating from 1914 through 1979 in the areas such as Education, Atmospheric Sciences, and Public Policy. These theses are important to researchers in the history of graduate education and the records will be added to OCLC and UAlbany's catalog thereby facilitating resource sharing.
Grant applications were reviewed by a grants sub-committee that included members of CDLC’s Regional Automation Advisory Committee, comprised of Jennifer Ferriss (Southern Adirondack Library System), Tim McDonough (Waterford Public Library), and Nancy Poehlmann (University at Albany), and Tessa Killian (SENYLRC.) Projects were considered that improved access to collections and content or raised the visibility of regional collections while meeting the goals of CDLC's Plan of Service. Committee recommendations were approved by RAAC and the CDLC Board of Trustees.

These grants are made possible through funding by the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB).
Monday, 20 February 2017 09:05

Copyright for Librarians

Friday, April 21, 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Presented by
Dr. Arlene Bielefield
Information & Library Science professor at
Southern Connecticut State University


This class will cover the basics of the U.S. copyright law, what can and cannot be copyrighted, duration, the effect on the electronic world, fair use, guidelines, relevant cases, relevant sites, electronic and print library reserves, latest actions by Congress.

Some key questions that this class will cover: What does it take to have a copyright? What are the four elements the courts use to measure fair use? What is the difference between copyright and plagiarism? Is there an international copyright law? Can I freely use materials I find on the internet and digital resources, information commons, etc.? Is a notice of copyright required on copyrighted materials? Should library staff make copies on the library's copier for patrons? What sites should I visit for updates to the law?


Presenter Bio:
Dr. Arlene Bielefield is a professor in the Information & Library Science program at Southern Connecticut State University. She holds both an MLS and a JD (Juris Doctor), has served on the Committee on Legislation (COL) of the American Library Association, and chaired the COL Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. She is also the author, with Lawrence Cheeseman, of a number of books for Neal-Schuman, including two on copyright.

Cost: Free!
Deadline to Register: April 18, 2017

*Class participants are encouraged to submit their copyright questions prior to the class for the presenter. Please submit questions to Christopher Tosh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by April 14.



Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Christopher Tosh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Thursday, 16 February 2017 09:06

A Look at Hot Spot Lending

Thursday, April 27, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany


Registration is closed!

Nearly every library in the United States provides access to the internet for on-site library users, but some libraries are enabling users to take the internet to-go. Come hear about the experiences of two public libraries with their Wi-Fi hotspot lending programs. The speakers will discuss the nuts and bolts of lending Wi-Fi hotspots including: service provider information, data usage, coverage area, circulation procedures, costs, patron response, and future plans. The presenters will share the benefits—and potential pitfalls—of Wi-Fi hotspot circulation applicable to public, school, and academic libraries in the region.

 

Presenter Bios:

Scott C. Jarzombek is the Executive Director of Albany Public Library. He started his career with Albany Public Library as a grant funded digital literacy instructor and computer center coordinator. He has a deep interest in the Digital Divide, especially how it affects the economics of urban and rural communities.

Catherine Stollar Peters is the Head of Circulation and Technical Services at Bethlehem Public Library. She is also a Ph.D. candidate and adjunct instructor at the University at Albany

Cost: FREE!
Deadline to register: April 25, 2017

Registration is closed!

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Thursday, 02 February 2017 13:18
Your Voice Matters!
Library Champion
SPEAK UP FOR LIBRARIES

Wednesday, March 1st


Shared Schedule of Appointments!

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CDLC members are encouraged to join MVLS, SALS, and UHLS Member Library staff, trustees, Friends and patrons of all ages to attend Library Advocacy Day in Albany sponsored by the New York Library Association (NYLA). Help legislators understand how much people care about libraries by packing their offices at every appointment. With dozens of legislators to meet with we need lots of people to come and show their support. Your attendance can make a BIG impact.
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Meet with your NYS representatives in Albany to make the case that Libraries ARE Education! and should receive funding increases and infrastructure investments that respect our role in the community. We have two big items to advocate for this year:

Increase State Library Aid Proportionally with Increases in Education Funding
New York State Education Law requires Library Aid for FY 2017-2018 to be $102.6M. Total state funding in the FY2016-17 enacted budget was $95.6M, placing library aid at 2006 funding levels. More than $111M in statutory State Library Aid has been withheld since FY2007-2008. More information

  • Library usage and demand for services are surging statewide!
  • Libraries are a core component of our state's educational infrastructure!
  • Libraries are critical for access and equality!
  • Libraries and library systems are models of shared services and collaborative planning!

Increase Investment in State Library Aid Construction Program to $25M
Without immediate, significant state investment, public libraries remain unable to accommodate advances in technological infrastructure, make investments in energy-efficiency, or increase access to differently-abled patrons. NOW is the time to increase the investment in New York's library facilities.  More information

CDLC Members take note of these NYLA legislative items as well!

  • Expand Access to School Libraries and Librarians
  • Taxpayer Access to Publicly-Funded Research
  • Provide Universal Access to Construction Aid Financing for Public Libraries

Don't forget to make use of the NYLA Online Advocacy Center to send a message to your legislators TODAY - no need to wait to speak up! Already done this? Then find at least two other library supporters to do the same and amplify our efforts! Get the word out! The number of points of contact to each legislator really matter!
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 12:01

Reference, Instruction, and Outreach (RIO)

CDLC is excited to announce a new Interest Group with wide appeal, offering an added channel for Capital District information professionals to network, share information, and ask questions! 

CDLC 's Reference, Instruction, and Outreach (RIO) interest group will hold a meeting on the second Thursday of each month at the CDLC Offices. 

This group will provide a special forum to discuss RIO issues while sharing ideas about potential speakers and workshops. Topics may include reference services, library promotion strategies, use of social media, information literacy, media literacy, virtual instruction, community engagement, library programming, and collaboration among campus groups.

Facilitated by Kate Moss, Head of Reference, Instruction and Outreach at The College of Saint Rose and Lisa Shaffer, Head of Reference and Education Services at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the group will meet the second Thursday of each month from 11 am -12 pm at CDLC.

Meeting Notes and Summaries

Friday, 13 January 2017 11:05

Dudley Observatory and miSci
Tour & Open House


miSci
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Schenectady, NY 12308


Tuesday, March 7th
From 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
a CDLC 50th Anniversary Event

 


Join us for a visit of two CDLC members under the same roof! The staff of miSci and Dudley Observatory will provide us with behind-the-scenes tours of collections and archives, followed by a brief program showcasing the highlights of the 160 year old Dudley Observatory.

There will also be free time to explore the museum exhibits, and an opportunity to view the stars and planets through telescopes, weather permitting. The viewing will be outside, so if you wish to participate, dress for the weather.

 

  • Tours start as 4:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free for CDLC and ESLN Members
  • Registration Deadline: March 3, 2017
  • If you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont a This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Monday, 09 January 2017 11:22
The Capital District Library Council invites applications for 2017 RBDB Grants through February 6, 2017.

Worksheet Application

In addition to the Retrospective Conversion, Metadata, and Digitization grants, this year you may also apply for a Newspaper Grant through this application.

CDLC has allocated a pool of $35,000 for the 2017 grant cycle with the number and amount of individual grants awarded dependent upon the pool of applications. All CDLC member institutions, including individual public and school libraries, are eligible to apply.

These grants are funded through the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB). Established in 1984 as part of Education Law, funds from the RBDB program may be used for a variety of purposes to support regional resource sharing and automation that follow the New York State RBDB Guidelines. These guidelines include the criteria for the areas in which we are awarding grants, as well as expenses not allowed.

Projects considered for funding should improve access to collections and content or raise the visibility of regional collections.

Although, other types of proposals may be considered, priority will be given to projects that:
  • Highlight undiscovered collections in our region
  • Align with CDLC's strategic goals (see our Plan of Service: http://bit.ly/2hUutOD)
  • Have matching funds
  • Are submitted by first-time applicants
  • Are composed of long and complete runs of newspapers
  • Are newspapers on microfilm
For newspapers, if the title includes papers published after 1923, copyright clearance must be obtained. More information about copyright clearance can be found on the NYS Historic Newspapers tools page under "Additional Contribution Information".

Grant winners will be required to submit a final report describing how they expended the funds and the number of records converted or enhanced or the number of items digitized. Winners may also be asked to describe their project in a CDLC publication or present at a CDLC event.

Please note that unless an extension is requested and approved, all projects must be completed by June 30, 2018, or award money will be forfeited.

Grant applications must be received by the application deadline, February 6, 2017, to be considered.

A subcommittee of CDLC’s Regional Automation Advisory Committee will review applications and present recommendations to the CDLC Board of Trustees who will approve the applications.

Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions about the application process.

Past winners and projects:

Friday, 06 January 2017 16:26
CALA, the Capital Area Library Assistants, have announced that Ms. Lisa Warner, Library Assistant at the East Greenbush Community Library, is the winner of their 3rd annual CALA Outstanding Service Award.

Nominees for the award must be individuals who have repeatedly demonstrated their commitment to service to their library, the library community and the library profession. The successful nominee transcends the normal definitions of excellence, going above and beyond the parameters of their job description to demonstrate exceptional leadership, innovation and problem solving. It is intended to recognize the importance of support staff in the library profession while keeping with CALA’s goal To enhance a professional image of library support staff within the library community.

In their letters of support for her nomination, Lisa’s colleagues cited the diligence and care with which she accomplishes her tasks and her willingness to go above and beyond the regular workday to finish her assigned duties in a timely manner. The letters also cited the work she has done in her community, both for our profession (at NYLA’s Library Advocacy Day), for the American Cancer Society and especially her work raising awareness for traumatic brain injuries. In addition, the letters of nomination characterized Lisa as someone with a positive attitude who has been an inspiration to colleagues and patrons alike, always willing to help others learn and grow.

CDLC would like to thank Lisa; her achievements embody the ideals of CALA and her service to our community stands as a model for the profession. To learn more about CALA, please visit their page here

2016 cala award winner lisa warnerFrom left to right: Jean Guyon, Lisa Warner, Mary Ann Whelden, Kathy Corbett, Govie Matheron
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 11:30
Friday, 28 October 2016 11:12

Leadership Skills in Changing Environments

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Presented by
Evelyn Neale
President of Successful Change Inc. &
Director of the Colonie Town Library


We all have the potential to be leaders in our workplaces, whether or not it is part of our official job description. Throughout periods of changes, which is just about all the time for a good organization, leaders need to concentrate on having their people go from change avoidance to change acceptance.

Learn the facets of change what leadership qualities are important to not just get organizations through but to move them forward.

 

Presenter Bio: Evelyn Neale is the President of Successful Change Inc. and is currently the Director of the Colonie Town Library. She is a certified Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who has been in leadership for the last 15 years. She has her own practice helping organizations and individuals flourish, prosper and succeed. A lover of change, she knows that how you manage and work through it determines how successful you will be. She supports organizations in making the changes that will improve leadership, strengthen teams, and enhance services. She specializes in working with Millennials, Emerging Leaders and with organizations looking to create an innovative and dynamic multi-generational workforces.

Cost: $15 for CDLC Members (includes staff at member libraries and personal members) and $25 Non-members
Deadline to register: March 30, 2017


Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Friday, 28 October 2016 10:30

Dealing with Difficult People

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Presented by
Evelyn Neale
President of Successful Change Inc. &
Director of the Colonie Town Library

It’s easy to work with those who are easy to get along with. But how do you treat the difficult person, the ones you really don’t understand, can’t relate to, or don’t care about?

Learn strategies to deal with difficult patrons and coworkers and to make conflict productive.

 

Presenter Bio: Evelyn Neale is the President of Successful Change Inc. and is currently the Director of the Colonie Town Library. She is a certified Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who has been in leadership for the last 15 years. She has her own practice helping organizations and individuals flourish, prosper and succeed. A lover of change, she knows that how you manage and work through it determines how successful you will be. She supports organizations in making the changes that will improve leadership, strengthen teams, and enhance services. She specializes in working with Millennials, Emerging Leaders and with organizations looking to create an innovative and dynamic multi-generational workforces.

Cost: $15 for CDLC Members (includes staff at member libraries and personal members) and $25 Non-members
Deadline to register: January 25, 2017
Snowdate: February 2, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 10:37

Getting Ready for Library Advocacy Day

Co-sponsored by the Capital District Library Council (CDLC) and the Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS)

Friday, February 10th, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Presented by

Jeremy Johannesen and Mike Neppl of NYLA


A conversation on unifying the advocacy activities of the NYS library community, in order to maximize the impact on the legislative process. Every library, every librarian, and every patron has a role to play in speaking up for libraries. The presentation will include a discussion of NYLA’s Legislative Agenda, the state budget process, the current political landscape, and strategizing for the future.

Presenter Bios:

JJohannesenJeremy Johannesen, NYLA Executive Director
Having served a Deputy Director of NYLA from 2005 – ‘08, Johannesen left to lead the NYS Alliance for Arts Education. Jeremy returned to NYLA in 2012, assuming the role of Executive Director. Johannesen holds his BS in Arts Education from the College of Saint Rose, and is an active leader in his son’s Cub Scout Pack 232.




Mike NepplMike Neppl, NYLA Director of Government Relations and Advocacy
A graduate of Albany Law School, Michael Neppl joined NYLA in August 2013, coming from the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where he has served as Director of Public Information and Correspondence for two years. Prior to that, Mr. Neppl served as Counsel to Senator Eric Schneiderman, and was named to the 2011 “Rising Stars: 40 under 40” list The Capitol.


 

This event is free but registration is required by Wednesday, February 8th.

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thursday, 06 October 2016 15:59

New York State Military Museum Tour & Open House


New York State Military Museum
61 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Thursday, December 8th
From 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
a CDLC 50th Anniversary Event

Registration Closed

 


Join your CDLC colleagues for special behind-the-scenes tours of the New York State Military Museum. Jim Gandy, librarian, will guide us through the archives and library. Courtney Burns, director, will lead a tour of the museum and the arms vault.

The vault is not usually accessible to the public, so we are grateful to the museum for providing this opportunity. View the exhibits and visit the gift shop.

The museum is a short walk away from downtown Saratoga Springs, so you can finish your evening with dinner at one of the many restaurants in town or get a jump on your holiday shopping.

For more information about the New York State Military Museum visit http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/mil-hist.htm

 

  • Tours start as 4:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free for CDLC and ESLN Members
  • Registration Deadline: December 6, 2016
  • If you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont a This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Registration Closed
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 20:37

Tech Tools for Productivity and Collaboration

Presented by
Polly Farrington, owner of PA Farrington Associates

Thursday, December 15, 2016

AM SESSION
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Place: Colonie Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 12211
Registration Closed
PM SESSION
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Place: CDLC Offices
28 Essex Street
Albany, NY 12206
Registration Closed

Need a chance to catch up with the ever-changing stream of new (and not so news) tech tools? There’s always something new that sounds interesting, fun and maybe even useful! But sometimes it’s hard to find time to test them out and figure out what to do with them.

During this workshop we’ll look at productivity tools that can help you during your workday, graphics and presentation tools, cloud storage options and much more. You’ll have a chance to explore lots of tools (new and old!) and share ideas with your colleagues. You’ll come away with some new tips and tricks in your tool-kit and and decide which tools are right for you, your library, your community.

Presenter Bio:

Polly-Alida Farrington is a consultant and the owner of PA Farrington Associates, with nearly 20 years of experience providing technology related training, web project development and consulting services to libraries, library systems and schools.


  • Cost: Free for CDLC and ESLN Members
  • Registration Deadline: December 13, 2016
  • Due to the popularity of this topic, CDLC reserves the right to limit the number of registration from each institution if needed.
  • Registrants should bring a laptop to get the most out of this workshop. CDLC has a very limited number of laptops that can be reserved.
  • If you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont a This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 13:20

Annual meeting Eventbrite


Wednesday, November 16th
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

11:00 - 11:30 Registration
11:30 - 12:00 Welcome and Introductions, CDLC Business Meeting and Update
11:45 - 12:45 Seated Lunch
12:45 - 1:15 Jim Mancuso, Northeastern Baptist College, moderating a look back with "Do you Remember?"
1:15 - 2:45 Jeff Mixter, OCLC, Research Division, presenting on a look ahead with "Linked Data 101 & Why You Should Care"
Over the past few years, linked data has become a very popular buzz word in the library domain. But what exactly is linked data and what implications does it have for libraries? This presentation will give a high level overview of what linked data is and show a few prototype applications that make use of this emerging technology.
2:45 - 3:00 Wrap up and closing remarks

The cost for the program and luncheon is $25 for CDLC personal members, $30 for staff at CDLC member institutions (search our membership map to see if you work for one of our members) and $40 for non-members.

When you register, you will be asked to choose from the following lunch options:

  • Roast Sirloin of Beef in a Mushroom Gravy
  • Cranberry Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Vegetarian Pasta Primavera


The registration and payment is due on Monday, November 14th.


Shaker Ridge Country Club is located at 802 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211. The club shares an access road with the Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport. When you enter, bear right. Parking is ahead and to the right. The meeting and registration are on the second level of the Clubhouse. Please see Shaker Ridge Country Club for directions and a map.

Thursday, 22 September 2016 09:45

Demystifying R: An Introduction for Librarians

A Webinar at
Albany Medical College

Wednesday, October 5
From 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration Closed

 

If you work with researchers or stay up-to-date on “big data” or data science, you have probably heard of R. But what exactly is it, and why should librarians learn it? This webinar will help demystify this popular programming language and provide some real-world examples of how it can help librarians in their daily work. Whether it’s for assisting patrons with their research data or working with your own library data, R can be a useful skill to add to your librarian toolboxes. This webinar will provide an introduction to R, including how it can be used for data processing, visualization, and analysis of a variety of different types of data. We will also discuss some key terminology and concepts to get you started and provide you with resources for learning more about R.

Objectives

Attendees will learn:
  • what the R programming language is and some of its key features
  • some key terminology and a basic understanding of how R works
  • some uses for that R may be a good solution for your data needs, including data processing and management, visualization, and statistical analysis
  • how R can be useful for working with research data, as well as with library data, including bibliometric data, library statistics, or budget data
  • where to find free resources for learning R
Presenter Bio:
Lisa Federer, AHIP, currently serves as research data informationist at the National Institutes of Health Library, where she provides training and support in the management, organization, sharing, and reuse of biomedical research data. She is the author of several peer-reviewed articles and the editor of the forthcoming Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians. An active member of MLA, she currently chairs the Medical Informatics Section and the Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award Jury. She holds a master’s of library and information science from the University of California–Los Angeles and graduate certificates in data science (Georgetown University) and data visualization (New York University), and she is a doctoral student at the University of Maryland.

 

  • Cost: Free for CDLC and ESLN Members
  • Registration Deadline: October 4, 2016
  • If you register and are unable to attend, please contact Christopher tosh at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Registration Closed
Thursday, 22 September 2016 07:44

QuestionPoint Info Session

CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Tuesday, October 4
From 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Registration Closed

 

Your users' information needs don't end at the library door or during hours that the library is unavailable. QuestionPoint provides a complete virtual reference management system, integrating chat, e-mail, a reference knowledge base, reports and analytic tools to give you a complete view of reference activity to meet these needs. Your library can utilize Question Point by joining Ask Us 24/7, the ESLN library council’s service that is backed by QuestionPoint. Ask Us 24/7 allows your library to expand its hours of service to offer live help anytime.

For those of you who are using the service, you have experienced the benefits of QuestionPoint. But may not be aware of all of its capabilities, functionalities and future enhancements. For those of you who have not explored the service, this is an opportunity to see QuestionPoint in use via a live demo, understand the benefits of the cooperative, especially Ask Us 24/7, and ask questions regarding implementation and how to get started.

Please join Karri Sites, QuestionPoint Library Services Consultant on Tuesday, October 4th at the Capital District Library Council’s office. She will be here to provide a demo, collect feedback from current users and answer any questions from interested libraries and current users.

 

  • Cost: Free for CDLC, SENYLRC, and ESLN Members
  • Registration Deadline: October 3, 2016
  • If you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Registration Closed
Thursday, 08 September 2016 09:45

University at Albany Library Open House & Reception

The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives
University at Albany, Science Library, Third Floor
1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222

Friday, October 14
From 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
a CDLC 50th Anniversary Event

 

Join us for a special event at University at Albany's M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives & the Alice Hastings Murphy Preservation Department.

Special Collections is home to many interesting collections, including the New York State Modern Political Archive and the Miriam Snow Mathes Historical Children’s Literature Collection. Hear about and see material from these collections, tour the storage and work areas, view exhibits, tour the Alice Hastings Murphy Preservation Department and enjoy some snacks with colleagues.

Schedule of Events
2:30-2:45 - Registration
2:45-3:00 - Welcome & Remarks
3:00-3:30 - Special Collections Tour OR Preservation Lab Tour
3:30-4:00 - Repeat of  Special Collections or Preservation Lab tours
4:00-4:30 - Reception

The event is free, but parking on the Uptown Campus is not. Here's some information you'll need to know:

For more information on the departments, visit their web sites at:

 

  • Cost: Free for CDLC and ESLN Members
  • Registration Deadline: October 11, 2016
  • If you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont a This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Monday, 01 August 2016 09:33

A Look at Digital Preservation

CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Tuesday, September 13th
From 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

Today our libraries are filled with many kinds of digital objects and publications, yet most of our libraries are just beginning to grapple with preserving these materials for our users. Many digital preservation tools and guides are aimed at large institutions with resources and expertise rather then the typical library. Come hear some of your colleagues share their practical, real-world ideas and experiences with digital preservation:

Jennifer Fairall, Assistant Librarian, Coordinator of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Siena College & Library of Congress Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) Trainer:

Jennifer will introduce the DPOE curriculum for digital materials - Identify, Select, Store, Protect, Manage, and Provide - and discuss the practical application of these concepts in day-to-day work.

Kathryn Frederick, Head of Digital and Collection Services, Lucy Scribner Library, Skidmore College:

Kathryn will talk about setting up a digital preservation plan at Skidmore, workflow and digital preservation on a budget.

Jennifer Palmentiero, Digital Services Librarian & Zachary Spalding, Systems Manager, Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (SENYLRC):

Jen and Zach will discuss the digital preservation and dark storage system they are developing for libraries in the SENYLRC region.

 

  • Cost: Free for CDLC and ESLN Members
  • Registration Deadline: September 8, 2016
  • If you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entrmont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:23

Our Membership Map provides you with an easy-to-use way to locate and visualize our members!

Use the “Search" box to look for a specific member or use the filters to limit your results. Scroll to the bottom of the page and sort results by name, city, or institution type. Click on a pin and the member’s contact card will pop up with links to their catalog, website and digital collections.

You can also get a street view by scrolling in and dropping the little person icon. Click the arrow in the top left portion of the view to get back to the map and scroll back out to view the full area.

Some of our members are not open to the public, so please call ahead before planning any visits.

 
Thursday, 30 June 2016 10:54

Discounted Access to the RDA Toolkit through ESLN

DEADLINE July 15th!

CDLC is pleased to once again offer a discount to the RDA Toolkit through its affiliation with the Empire State Library Network.

For libraries implementing or planning to implement RDA, the RDA Toolkit is an essential resource for navigating from AACR2 to RDA. For the fourth year running, ESLN is coordinating statewide purchases of the RDA Toolkit on behalf of our libraries.

Pricing & License Terms: Participants in the ESLN consortial subscription will receive a 17% discount on the RDA Toolkit. Invoices will be sent through CDLC.

The subscription will run from August 1st, 2016 through July 31st, 2017.

Cost per User Price through ALA Price through ESLN
1 user $185 $153.55
2-4 users $176 $146.08
5-9 users $172 $142.76
10-14 users $167 $138.61
15-19 users $163 $135.29
20+ $158 $131.14


*There has been a increase in price from 2015-2016 to 2016-2017.

Free trials are available for new users!

SIGN UP NOW

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Rahn at CDLC.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:58

Albany Institute of History and Art Tour & Reception

Albany Institute of History & Art
125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210


Thursday, August 11
From 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
a CDLC 50th Anniversary Event

Registration Closed

Join us for the afternoon at one of our local gems, the Albany Institute of History and Art. The Institute staff will provide some special tours and displays just for CDLC members. We invite you to come for all or part of this great event.

At any point in the evening you can pick up some snacks at the reception and mingle with colleagues, visit the exhibit galleries, and drop into the library where staff will have some key items on display.

At 4:15 pm, Albany Institute staff will welcome us and provide an brief overview of the institution.

4:30 - A behind-the-scenes tour of the Institute's extensive storage areas.

5:15- Curator-guided tour of one of the museum's current exhibitions: Masterworks: Paper (see http://www.albanyinstitute.org/masterworks-paper.html)

The event is free, but space is limited on the tours, so early registration is highly encouraged.

For those who want to continue the fun, there are many restaurants within easy walking distance. The Institute staff will be happy to share their list and recommendations.  



  • Cost: Free for CDLC and ESLN Members
  • Registration Deadline: August 9, 2016
  • If you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entrmont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Thursday, 02 June 2016 16:44

CDLC is excited to announce the recipients of the CDLC 2016 Retrospective Conversion, Metadata and Digitization grants.

These grants provide an opportunity for libraries, museums and historical societies in our region to make their undiscovered collections accessible for all to discover and enjoy.

Congratulations to the recipients and thank you for making your unique collections available!

Grant recipients are:

  • Albany Public Library, a member of the Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS), for cataloging eighty maps of Albany residing in their local history collection.
  • Darrow School, a member of the Questar III School Library System, for preserving documents in the Darrows Archives, to create finding aids for the collection and to provide access to these documents by digitizing each one in order to share the collection with the wider local, state, and worldwide community.
  • Guilderland Public Library, a member of the Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS), for digitization and creation of metadata for two previously undocumented collections using CONTENTdm software. One collection includes 21 photographs of structures in Guilderland, most of which no longer exist. It also includes early views of United States Highway 20, dating back to when it was an unpaved thoroughfare.
  • Hudson Valley Community College for cataloging photographs, yearbooks, handbooks, campus-produced video recordings, and other college publications.
  • Maria College for conversion and digitization of the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Maria College Glee Club albums to compact discs and MP3s.
  • NYS Military Museum for digitization of the third section of the 15th New York National Guard enlistment cards. These cards are for the historically African-American regiment for the years of 1920-1949.
  • Rensselaer County Historical Society for digitization of local newspapers The Clarion and The Sun which were published between 1886 and 1887 as labor papers for the large population of factory and industrial workers in Troy.
  • Rudolf Steiner Library for an ongoing retrospective cataloging project originally begun in 2009; primarily works by Rudolf Steiner and other anthroposophical authors, including Waldorf education materials.
  • Schenectady County Historical Society for digitization and creation of metadata for images that highlight the history of the city of Schenectady, specifically images of Schenectady's street scenes.
  • Union College for the creation of metadata in New York Heritage (NYH) for a variety of Civil War ­era material being digitized in the College Archives and targeted for uploading to NYH and for the enhancement of metadata for The Encyclopedia of Union College History, which has already been digitized and published on NYH.
Grant applications were reviewed by a grants sub-committee of CDLC’s Regional Automation Advisory Committee, comprised of Jennifer Ferriss (Southern Adirondack Library System), Tim McDonough (Waterford Public Library), and Nancy Poehlmann (University at Albany). Projects were considered that improved access to collections and content or raised the visibility of regional collections while meeting the goals of CDLC's Plan of Service.  Committee recommendations were approved by RAAC and the CDLC Board of Trustees.

These grants are made possible through funding by the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB).

Thursday, 02 June 2016 15:47

OPALS User Group Meeting

CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Tuesday, August 2nd
From 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Facilitated by John Schuster of Media Flex

 

OPALS is an open source automated library system. This meeting is for both current users of OPALS and those who are considering adopting OPALS. John Schuster, an OPALS Librarian Consultant & Trainer, will lead this meeting. He has experience with all types of libraries and provides training to library staff, including volunteers.

Free lunch compliments of OPALS.

10 am­ - 11 am ­ Basic overview of OPALS and refresher for current users. Introduction to March 2016 OPALS updates.
11 am - 12 pm User experience. A time for our members to share what they have been doing with OPALS and tips and tricks they have learned.
12 pm - 12:30 pm ­ Lunch and informal discussion
12:30 pm - ­2:00 pm ­ Advanced Topics, which may include e­books, status designations, customizing homepages, proxy server capabilities, and in­depth information on March 2016 updates.

More information on OPALS can be found at http://www.mediaflex.net/showcase.jsp?record_id=52

 

  • Cost: Free for CDLC and ESLN Members
  • Registration Deadline: July 26, 2016
  • If you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Thursday, 02 June 2016 13:22

Emerging Technologies for the Busy Librarian

CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Friday, September 23rd from 9:00am until 1:00pm
Presented by Gabriel Rios

***This event is currenly closed.***

 

This class is designed to give the busy librarian an overview of emerged and emerging technologies impacting (or potentially impacting) our profession. It is a survey course that will cover a variety of technology topics. Topics discussed will be updated until the month prior to the course but could include: wearable technology, the Internet of Things, 3D printing, quantified self, mobile devices, personal cloud services, privacy, augmented reality, virtual reality, and collaboration tools.

Students, health professionals and consumers use technologies to interact with health information on a daily basis. It is essential for librarians to investigate and experiment with these technologies to improve access to timely and relevant health information.

Presenter Bio: Gabe Rios is the Director of the Ruth Lilly Medical Library at Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN. He holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a former member of the board of directors of the Medical Library Association and holds an appointment to the Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee of the National Library of Medicine. He is a frequent lecturer at national meetings on a variety of topics in emerging technologies and health literacy for librarians. He has published scholarly works in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Library Administration and the Journal of Hospital Librarianship.

 

  • Cost: $10 for CDLC, SENYLRC, and other ESLN Members (including staff at member libraries and personal members) and $20 Non-members
  • Deadline: Registration and Payment, Friday, September, 16th.
  • If you register and are unable to attend, please contact Christopher Tosh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This program is cosponsored with the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council

SENYLRC logo
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 09:40

New York Heritage Meeting

CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Tuesday, July 19th from 9:00am until 12:30pm
Presented by CDLC

Session is Full

The tentative agenda is as follows:
9:00-9:45 Welcome, introductions, and showcase of new members
9:45-10:15 Development of New York Heritage web site and creation of collection landing pages
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 DPLAFest report – including more on collections & rightsstatements.org
11:00-11:30 Backups, file storage, intro to digital preservation
11:30-12:30 Developing and creating online exhibits, with a focus on using Omeka software

Afternoon: Hands-on help available. After the formal program, CDLC staff, including Ilka Morse, will be available all afternoon for questions and one-on-one help with CONTENTdm.

Presenter Bios: We are excited to have Jennifer Palmentiero and Susan Stessin-Cohn join us from the SENYLRC (Southeastern New York Library Resources Council) region to discuss the creation of online exhibits.

Jen is the Digital Services Librarian at SENYLRC and administers their Hudson River Valley Heritage program. Susan is the Town of New Paltz Historian and a retired educator. She has created online exhibits for several Hudson River Valley Heritage contributors.

  • This meeting is aimed at current New York Heritage participants, however, others are invited to attend as space allows.There is no cost for this event.
  • Participants are invited to bring laptops or other devices to follow along during the morning session. CDLC has a very limited number of laptops with CONTENTdm that participants can use during the afternoon session. If you intend to stay for the afternoon session and have a laptop loaded with CONTENTdm, you are encouraged to bring it.
  • Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch from home or stop by one of our local eateries if they intend to stay for the afternoon session.


Please help us plan by registering for this event by Tuesday, July, 14th.

If you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Session is Full
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 16:45

How-to guides about the CDLC eForm and other tools associated with the eForm

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Monday, 02 May 2016 11:40

2016 NYS Historic Newspapers Grant Recipients

The Capital District Library Council (CDLC) is pleased to announce the recipients of a pilot grant for participation in the NYS Historic Newspapers, a site that provides free online access to a wide range of New York newspapers. CDLC offered this grant opportunity to member libraries in our ten-county region as a way to increase access to and visibility of their collections.

The 2016 Grant Recipients are:


The Greenwich Free Library, a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $7,900* to digitize 171 years of the Washington Journal, spanning 1842-2013.

RCS Community Library, a member of the Upper Hudson Library System, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $10,100* to digitize 123 years of the Ravena News-Herald, spanning 1873-1996.

Schenectady County Public Library, a member of the Mohawk Valley Library System, in partnership with the Schenectady County Historical Society, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $3,400* to digitize 50 years of the Schenectady Reflector, spanning 1835-1885.

*All grant amounts are approximate, depending on production costs.

This pilot grant program was extremely competitive with 12 member libraries requesting almost $300,000 to digitize 22 titles. The grants were awarded based on the length of the publication run, the age of the newspapers, and their ability to increase the geographic representation in NYS Historic Newspapers. Based on the interest this grant generated, the Regional Automation Advisory Committee (RAAC) of CDLC will explore offering the grant again next year.

The New York State Historic Newspaper project is administered by the Northern New York Library Network. It is an Empire State Library Network (ESLN) initiative, and participation in this project is available to all CDLC members.

Please visit http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org for more information about NYS Historic Newspapers or contact Susan D’Entremont ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) if you are interested in participating in this project.

Friday, 29 April 2016 10:31

Capital Region Resource Sharing Symposium

Monday May 9, 2016
Capital Region BOCES School Library System
900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany



This full-day program includes:

“Intellectual Property Law and Resource Sharing", "Basics of Licensing and Negotiating for Library Resources”, and “Pros and Cons of Individual v. Consortial Purchasing” led by Keynote Speaker Arlene Bielefield, J.D., Associate Professor, Southern CT State University.

You'll also hear presentations on NYPL's Library Simplified by James English, Product Manager and Occam's Reader and the Future of eBooks by Kenny Ketner, Ryan Litsey, Scott Luker and Weston Mauldin of Texas Tech University Libraries.

And best of all, you'll hear about CDLC  program and services updates and get an opportunity to meet and mingle with your colleagues!

The cost for the program and lunch is $20 for CDLC personal members, $25 for CDLC members (staff at CDLC member libraries), and $40 for non-members.


 

 

AGENDA

8:30 am
9:00 am
Coffee & Registration
9:00 am
9:10 am
Welcome & Introductions - Angela Strong, CORS Committee Chair
9:10 am
11:45 am
Keynote
Intellectual Property Law and Resource Sharing
by Arlene Bielefield, J.D. , Associate Professor, Southern CT State University
Basics of Licensing and Negotiating for Library Resources
Professor Bielefield
Pros and Cons of Individual v. Consortial Purchasing
Professor Bielefield
11:45am
12:45 pm
Lunch

12:45 pm
1:15 pm
CDLC Update - Kathleen Gundrum, CDLC Executive Director

eBooks and Resource Sharing

Tia Felock, Technology and Automation Coordinator, Capital Region BOCES
Kim Mitchell, Assistant Director of Library Services, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
1:15 pm
2:15 pm
NYPL's Library Simplified: Tools for Digital Content Delivery
James English, Product Owner
2:15 pm
2:30 pm
Break
2:30 pm
3:30 pm
Occam’s Reader and the Future of eBooks
Kenny Ketner, Weston Mauldin, Ryan Litsey, & Scott Luker of Texas Tech
3:30 pm
3:50 pm
Discussion Topic- ILL and Emerging Resource Sharing Technology Tools
Facilitator -- Robyn Reed, Head of Access Services Librarian, Union College
3:50 pm
4:00 pm
Wrap-Up





The cost for the program and lunch is $20 for CDLC personal members, $25 for CDLC members (staff at CDLC member libraries), and $40 for non-members.

Registration closes May 2, 2016.

Presenter Bios:

Dr. Arlene Bielefield is a professor in the Information & Library Science program at Southern Connecticut State University. She holds both an MLS and a JD (Juris Doctor), has served on the Committee on Legislation (COL) of the American Library Association, and chaired the COL Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. She is also the author, with Lawrence Cheeseman, of a number of books for Neal-Schuman, including two on copyright.

Ryan Litsey is the Associate Librarian for Document Delivery at Texas Tech University. A graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Library and Information Sciences. He has spent a majority of his academic career developing ground breaking technologies that have endeavored to transform Resource Sharing. Both Occams Reader and the stats tracking system OBILLSK have changed the way ILL librarians are able to share the resources of their respective institutions. He is also active in ALA and is the associate editor for the Journal of Interlibrary Loan Document Delivery and Electronic Reserve. His academic research is in resource sharing, predictive analytics and anticipatory commerce.

Kenny Ketner, Software Development Manager at Texas Tech University Libraries, is a computer programmer with over fifteen years of professional experience. He has developed desktop, web, and mobile applications for libraries, county governments, and businesses. He is most recently known for his work to create Occam’s Reader, the first library-developed method for lending eBooks through interlibrary loan. Kenny is a 2003 graduate of the University of Chicago (B.S. Computer Science). Outside of the library world, Kenny’s interests include video games, comics, computer music, and co-hosting a talk radio program.

Scott Luker is currently a computer programmer at Texas Tech University Libraries where he develops academic library software and web-based applications to enhance patron services. He began his self-taught computer programming experience at the age of 10 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Texas Tech University. Scott’s research interests include mobile application development, augmented reality integrations, and media-based solutions.

Weston Mauldin is a software developer for Texas Tech. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Computer Science from Texas Tech. His main research interest is machine learning. For his Master’s project, he created a motion-based keyboard that features word suggestions and corrections as you type.

Monday, 18 April 2016 09:35
Join CDLC

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
291 River Street, Suite 101, Troy, NY 12180

at
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support our local economy | learn about screen printing
make new connections
Screen print your own unisex tee shirt and/or tote bag using one of two designs for $20. This is a BYOB event, but light snacks will be provided.

WORTH IT or
BOOK PARTY


Troy Clot
h & Paper opened in 2011 as a design studio and silkscreen printing shop serving customers both locally and across the country. Since then, they've evolved to exist purely as a retail shop selling goods including greeting cards, clothing, and art prints all designed and printed in their studio shop in downtown Troy, NY. They pride themselves in using domestically sourced and environmentally friendly materials whenever possible.

All library staff in the Capital District are welcome!


Tuesday, 22 March 2016 10:24

ILL Lunch and Learn

Friday, April 8th, 2016
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented by Jennifer Acker
from Hudson Valley Community College

(Pizza lunch will be provided!)



Library staff are constantly asked to analyze and assess the performance of their departments. What questions should you ask? What does the information mean? How do you follow up?

If you're involved in interlibrary loan/resource sharing at your institution or just want to find out more, then join us as we learn how staff in one ILL Department used some common tools to gather information for this task.

This program is open to anyone interested in interlibrary loan or assesment but space is limited.



COST: Free

 

Please registration by Tuesday, April 5th.

 

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Monday, 21 March 2016 08:08

DOCLINE Interlibrary Loan is the National Library of Medicine's automated interlibrary loan (ILL) request routing and referral system. DOCLINE serves over 3,000 U.S., Canadian, and Mexican medical libraries. A number of CDLC’s institutions are members of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and participate in this service. You can find a list of these members below as well as their Institutional symbol.

CDLC Libraries Not On DOCLINE Interlibrary Loan

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a CDLC member that does not participate in DOCLINE and are having trouble finding a resource within CDLC’s network, CDLC is happy to assist in borrowing the item. Please send an ILL eForm request to CDLC or contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The following CDLC members and libraries participate in ILL via DOCLINE


For more information about DOCLINE contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at CDLC.

Monday, 14 March 2016 20:11

From Beyond Our Borders:

Providing Health Information to Refugee Populations

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany, NY 12206
Presented by
Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Middle Atlantic Region


This hands-on in-person class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with refugee populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the definition of "refugee" and identify countries from which refugees are coming to the U.S.
  • Understand the importance of culture in patient health.
  • Identify organizations which specifically work with refugee populations in the U.S.
  • Identify important Internet sites which provide quality health information for refugees to the U.S.

Course Materials


Continuing Education

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.


Presenter Bio:

Kate Flewelling
is the Outreach Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Middle Atlantic Region. Funded by the National Library of Medicine and based at the University of Pittsburgh, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine promotes the access and use of reliable health information by health professionals, educators, and the public. In her position, Kate develops health information outreach programs to health professionals in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Kate has a BA in history and education from Mount Holyoke College and a MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kate was a National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow from 2007-2009. Before joining the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, Kate was Coordinator of Instruction and Reference Librarian at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.

This event is free but registration is required
by Tuesday, April 5th.


Students will get the most out of this workshop if they bring a laptop or tablet.


Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Chris Tosh at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Monday, 14 March 2016 17:57

PubMed and Beyond:

Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany, NY 12206
Presented by
Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Middle Atlantic Region


Taught by an experienced medical librarian, this presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician.  Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information. 

Objectives

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Find patient education information using MedlinePlus, NIHSeniorHealth and Genetics Home Reference.
  • List 2 ways clinicians can promote MedlinePlus to patients.
  • Access drug information using Drug Information Portal.
  • Find clinical trials by condition and limit to those with results in ClinicalTrials.gov.
  • Find systematic reviews in PubMed Health and PubMed/MEDLINE.

Course Materials


Continuing Education

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.


Presenter Bio:

Kate Flewelling
is the Outreach Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Middle Atlantic Region. Funded by the National Library of Medicine and based at the University of Pittsburgh, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine promotes the access and use of reliable health information by health professionals, educators, and the public. In her position, Kate develops health information outreach programs to health professionals in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Kate has a BA in history and education from Mount Holyoke College and a MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kate was a National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow from 2007-2009. Before joining the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, Kate was Coordinator of Instruction and Reference Librarian at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.

This event is free but registration is required
by Tuesday, April 5th.


Students will get the most out of this workshop if they bring a laptop or tablet.


Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Chris Tosh at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Monday, 14 March 2016 17:27

Q: How are ILLiad request different from CDLC's eForm?
A: Some CDLC members use a system called ILLiad to help process Interlibrary loan requests. By sending an ILLiad request you are logging into an individual members ILLiad system and submitting a request.


Q: What is the advantage of sending a request via ILLiad?
A: First off, the turnaround time for ILLiad can be a faster than sending a request via CDLC's eForm. This is due to the fact that someone at the lending institution must manually input all the information from CDLC's eForm into ILLiad. Secondly, you have the ability to log back in and check on the status of your request as well as receive email updates and even renew the item. Lastly, not all CDLC members who use ILLiad will accept CDLC's eForm.


Q: Which CDLC members use ILLiad and how do I submit a request?
A: Below is a list of Institution's who use ILLiad. PLEASE NOTE how each institution accepts requests, you may find that using CDLC's eForm may be more ideal.
Each link is site specific to that institutions ILLiad web interface and should only be used to request items from that library. This is not a public request interface and can be used ONLY by the Interlibrary Loan departments of registered CDLC libraries.

For more questions about ILLiad requests please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at CDLC.



ILLiad libraries ONLY, they DO NOT accept the CDLC eForm:


ILLiad libraries who will accept the CDLC eForm but PREFER requests be made via ILLiad, especially if you plan on making multiple requests:

  • University at Albany ILLiad - contact the UAlbany Interlibrary Loan Department at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to set up an Institutional Borrowing account


ILLiad Libraries who accept the CDLC eForm:

Monday, 14 March 2016 12:14

Social Media & Marketing Your Library, Part 1

Thursday, March 31, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Schenectady County Public Library, Liberty & Clinton St, Schenectady NY
Presented by
Polly Farrington, owner of PA Farrington Associates

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Capital District Library Council (CDLC), Mohawk Valley Library System (MVLS), Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS) and Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS)



Most libraries create newsletters, advertise programs, and have web sites and social media accounts, but is your library using these tools most effectively to advertise your programs and reach your audiences? This fast-paced workshop will cover tools such as web sites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. Beyond covering the mechanics of these tools, Polly will discuss what sorts of content your library should consider for these various mediums, timing of posts, quantity and quality of posts, evaluating your online outreach, and how an online presence can help your library.

Part 2 of this workshop will be offered in the Saratoga area on September 28. It will cover presentations, posters, newsletters, graphics, images and live video tools. Although we welcome participation in both workshops, it is not required. Each workshop contains separate content that can stand on its own


Presenter Bios:

Polly-Alida Farrington is a consultant and the owner of PA Farrington Associates, with nearly 20 years of experience providing technology related training, web project development and consulting services to libraries, library systems and schools.

This event is free but registration is required by Tuesday, March 29th.

Students will get the most out of this workshop if they bring a laptop or tablet.


Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thursday, 03 March 2016 16:02

Every five years, CDLC completes a Plan of Service which identifies, organizes, and provides an overview of what we do, placing emphasis on what we propose to accomplish and the intended results.

In preparing for CDLC’s 2016-2021 Plan of Service, we worked with a Plan of Service Committee and gathered input from CDLC members, committees, the Board of Trustees and staff.

At the recommendation of the committee, rather than a survey focusing on current services (most recently done in February 2014), CDLC presented proposed pilot projects to gather feedback defining CDLC’s priorities. The proposed pilot projects were identified based on results of the 2014 survey, committee meetings, discussions with members and general industry trends.

We held three member forums in January at CDLC, Mohawk Valley Library System and Southern Adirondack Library System where all members and other interested parties were invited. Twenty-eight individuals representing public libraries and public library systems, school library systems, hospital libraries, academic libraries, government agencies, historical associations and museums, attended the forums. Members also submitted comments via an online survey and online form, which resulted in 59 responses.

The committee reviewed all feedback for establishing priorities and developing the draft Plan of Service, which will be reviewed at the CDLC Board of Trustees March meeting. The CDLC Director will work with the trustees, committees and staff to further develop the goal statements and to assign action items and outcomes to each element. CDLC members may submit any feedback regarding the Plan of Service to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , CDLC’s Executive Director.



CDLC would like to extend a thank you to our Plan of Service Committee for guiding this process and ensuring that CDLC continues to offer timely and relevant services for our members. Committee members are:

  • Katherine Brent, SUNY Cobleskill, representing public academic libraries and CDLC’s Committee on Resource Sharing
  • Jim Gandy, NYS Military Museum representing museum libraries and CDLC’s Regional Automation Advisory Committee
  • Alex Gutelius, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, representing public libraries and the CDLC Board of Trustees
  • Elissa Kane, The Dudley Observatory, representing special libraries and the CDLC Board of Trustees
  • Andy Krzystyniak, Skidmore College, representing private academic libraries and CDLC’s Committee on Resource Sharing
  • Rebecca Mugridge, University at Albany, representing university libraries/public academic libraries
  • J’Aime Pfeiffer, WSWHE BOCES School Library System, representing school libraries and the CDLC Board of Trustees
  • Joe Thornton, Upper Hudson Library System, representing public library systems and CDLC’s Regional Automation Advisory Committee
  • Donna Winkelman, Glens Falls Hospital/Saratoga Hospital, representing hospital libraries and CDLC’s Hospital Libraries Services Program
Monday, 01 February 2016 15:02

CIL17 Static Banner


As a member of CDLC, you are eligible for seriously reduced rate of $329 (regularly $499). This includes all Computer in Libraries and Internet@ Schools conference sessions as well as admission to the Exhibit Hall, access to the CyberCorner Theater, a variety of Networking Events, and a light continental breakfast each morning before the keynote speaker. Daily rates and pre-conference workshops are not included in this price. Hurry though, this discount wont last much longer!

Please visit the Computers in Libraries registration page to receive discounted pricing. You will find additional discounted packages on their registration page including the Gold Pass Option which includes a workshop and the Library Leader's Summit which includes a 2 day summit pass. Click here for more information and read through their program PDF.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 13:18


ESLN logo tag stacked centered back
The NY 3Rs Association, Inc. recently received approval from the NY
S Board of Regents to change its name to Empire State Library Network (ESLN).


This was done to better describe who they are, what they do, and to reduce confusion about their former name, which was often confused with various local 3Rs councils.

The new name became official in January 2016.

Thursday, 07 January 2016 14:19

CDLC Plan of Service 2016-2021 in the Works

CDLC is in the process of developing its five-year Plan of Service for 2016-2021 and we need your input!

Our Plan of Service is a document which identifies, organizes, and provides an overview of what we do including intended changes in services or priorities. It places emphasis on what we propose to accomplish and the intended results. It also communicates what our mission and goals are while reminding us of our mutual commitments, responsibilities and obligations with our members. It should demonstrate how we fulfill the major roles expected of us, including:

  • Supporting and strengthening our member libraries
  • Facilitating both equitable access to library services and resource sharing among libraries
  • Providing leadership for improving library services for all

 

Read about our proposed pilot projects and initiatives for the library community in our region and tell us what you think using the form or take the Survey Here!


 



CDLC would like to extend a thank you to our Plan of Service Committee for guiding this process and ensuring that CDLC continues to offer timely and relevant services for our members. Committee members are:

  • Katherine Brent, SUNY Cobleskill, representing public academic libraries and CDLC’s Committee on Resource Sharing
  • Jim Gandy, NYS Military Museum representing museum libraries and CDLC’s Regional Automation Advisory Committee
  • Alex Gutelius, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, representing public libraries and the CDLC Board of Trustees
  • Elissa Kane, The Dudley Observatory, representing special libraries and the CDLC Board of Trustees
  • Andy Krzystyniak, Skidmore College, representing private academic libraries and CDLC’s Committee on Resource Sharing
  • Rebecca Mugridge, University at Albany, representing university libraries/public academic libraries
  • J’Aime Pfeiffer, WSWHE BOCES School Library System, representing school libraries and the CDLC Board of Trustees
  • Joe Thornton, Upper Hudson Library System, representing public library systems and CDLC’s Regional Automation Advisory Committee
  • Donna Winkelman, Glens Falls Hospital/Saratoga Hospital, representing hospital libraries and CDLC’s Hospital Libraries Services Program
Thursday, 07 January 2016 13:41

CDLC Proposed Pilot Projects (March 2016 Update)

Every five years, CDLC completes a Plan of Service which identifies, organizes, and provides an overview of what we do, placing emphasis on what we propose to accomplish and the intended results.

In preparing for CDLC’s 2016-2021 Plan of Service, CDLC presented proposed pilot projects in January 2016 to gather feedback defining CDLC’s priorities. These projects were identified based on results of a 2014 member survey, committee meetings, discussions with members and general industry trends. Based on the feedback we received (which was reviewed by a Plan of Service Committee), this is an update (March 2016) on the priorities.

The proposed pilot projects that garnered the most interest:

  • Digital Collections and Hidden Treasures: Explore working with libraries, museums and archives to create digital access to their collections, including cataloging their resources and making them available digitally. Promote this regionally and partner with economic development centers to showcase this region’s cultural attractions. UPDATE: There was a lot of interest in this initiative as a way to showcase regional collections not only in the library community but beyond. This could increase the visibility and bring recognition to the collections of regional library and cultural heritage organizations. CDLC will further pursue this pilot project.
  • Continuing Education Initiative: Expand continuing education and networking opportunities for CDLC members to reach more library staff and to keep staff current. This might encompass distance learning, conference scholarships, fellowships, etc.  UPDATE: The need for continuing education opportunities is ongoing. Although CDLC has traditionally presented offerings to our members, there is a need and demand for more. CDLC will investigate how to best use our resources to provide relevant and timely opportunities for our members, to be more systematic in our programming, and to build partnerships with members and outside organizations. 


There is a role for CDLC for these two initiatives, although not as originally proposed:

Although there was interest in these two initiatives, the committee recommended that CDLC’s role here was about creating awareness of existing services that CDLC members might participate in, versus CDLC developing these services themselves, which would require additional resources:

  • Coordinated Collection Development and Last Copy: Explore opportunities for libraries of all types to work together to investigate options for sharing physical items, including holding last copies of journal runs (and potentially monographs), avoiding redundancy across local library collections and investigating off-site storage options. This could encompass facility improvements, facility assessments and collection assessments. UPDATE: CDLC members may already be participating in initiatives of this type or do not have the need for such services. CDLC does not have the resources to support this. CDLC does have the mechanisms to make members aware of existing services.
  • Group Purchasing: Investigate further expanding consortial pricing for electronic databases and resources in our region. Work with negotiating with publishers; work with e-book providers. Look into costs of a shared publisher pilot program.UPDATE: CDLC members are already acquiring electronic resources from other sources. CDLC does not currently have the in-house resources to support this. CDLC does have the mechanisms to make members aware of existing opportunities.

The final proposed pilot projects are either already in process or require further thought:

  • Resource Sharing: Investigate the feasibility of patron-initiated ILL in CDLC’s region, including providing easy access for all patrons of CDLC member libraries across all libraries. This might also encompass review and recommendations for delivery services, CDLC’s direct access program, and exchange of electronic materials such as e-books. UPDATE: CDLC has a long history of resource sharing among member libraries. In addition to providing access to physical collections via delivery and the Direct Access Program, CDLC members use our ILL e-form to request items within our region and may call on CDLC for assistance with requests out of our region. CDLC will continue to evaluate, improve and re-think our resource sharing services, working with our Committee on Resource Sharing to provide seamless resource sharing activities for members.
  • Staffing Resources and Assistance: Investigate creating a clearinghouse of library expertise across CDLC’s region, which might include local user group meetings and forums, a database of local experts, and local networking and continuing education opportunities UPDATE: This initiative received mixed results, with some supporting a clearinghouse of local experts, while others wondering if it is needed or would be used. Although not a top priority for CDLC in the immediate future, we will come back to this proposed project to see if it has traction. CDLC will also continue to create opportunities for members to share experiences and ideas.

CDLC members may submit any feedback regarding these proposed projects or CDLC services (current or future) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , CDLC’s Executive Director. Thank you!

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 09:45

The Politics of Library Advocacy

Friday, February 5th, 2016
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany
Presented by
Jeremy Johannesen and Mike Neppl of NYLA



A conversation on unifying the advocacy activities of the NYS library community, in order to maximize the impact on the legislative process. Every library, every librarian, and every patron has a role to play in speaking up for libraries. The presentation will include a discussion of NYLA’s Legislative Agenda, the state budget process, the current political landscape, and strategizing for the future.


Presenter Bios:

JJohannesenJeremy Johannesen, NYLA Executive Director
Having served a Deputy Director of NYLA from 2005 – ‘08, Johannesen left to lead the NYS Alliance for Arts Education. Jeremy returned to NYLA in 2012, assuming the role of Executive Director. Johannesen holds his BS in Arts Education from the College of Saint Rose, and is an active leader in his son’s Cub Scout Pack 232.




Mike NepplMike Neppl, NYLA Director of Government Relations and Advocacy
A graduate of Albany Law School, Michael Neppl joined NYLA in August 2013, coming from the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where he has served as Director of Public Information and Correspondence for two years. Prior to that, Mr. Neppl served as Counsel to Senator Eric Schneiderman, and was named to the 2011 “Rising Stars: 40 under 40” list The Capitol.


 

This event is free but registration is required by Wednesday, February 3rd.

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 15:11

NYSHN logo

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

For this pilot grant, your newspapers must be on microfilm. If you are interested in being considered for this grant, please complete and submit the either the online or print application form by January 11, 2016. January 19, 2016.

2016 New York State Historic Newspapers Digitization Grant Application (online)
2016 New York State Historic Newspapers Digitization Grant Application (print)

All CDLC member libraries are eligible for these grants. Individual public and school libraries are also eligible. The number of grant recipients and the amount of grant awards will be dependent on the response. Preference will be given to long and complete runs of newspapers. If the title includes papers published after 1922, copyright clearance must be obtained.
More information about copyright clearance can be found on the NYS Historic Newspapers tools page under “Additional Contribution Information” at http://tools.nyshistoricnewspapers.org

If you have questions about the grant, please contact Susan D’Entremont at CDLC ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). For questions about the NYS Historic Newspapers project and its specifications, please contact John Hammond at the NNYLN ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Thank you for your interest in participating in this project and making our region’s newspapers accessible and visible. The funds for this grant are made possible through the Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB) awarded through the New York State Library Division of Library Development.


The Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB) was established in 1984 as part of Education Law. Funds provided for the RBDB Program may be used for a variety of purposes to support regional resource sharing and regional automation. CDLC has used RBDB funds for access projects, retrospective conversion, CaDiLaC, the union list of serials, and other similar projects.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 09:46

Happy Hour at Nine Pin Ciderworks

 

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Nine Pin Ciderworks
929 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207

Come out and enjoy some social time with your colleagues!


If you don't already know, Nine Pin is a craft cider company located in downtown Albany. They source all of their apples from Capital Region and Hudson Valley Orchards.  Help support the local economy, learn about cider, and make some new connections.

All library staff in the Capital District are welcome!

Interested in a tour? Let us know and we can arrange one to start at 6:00 p.m. 
Tours are $10 and includes a free drink.  For an extra $5 you can keep the Nine Pin Cider glass.


RSVPs are encouraged to help us plan space.
This is a cash bar event.

Due to space limitations, if you RSVP and are unable to attend, please contact Kari Kakeh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Tuesday, 24 November 2015 09:00

Google Essentials

 

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Presented by
Polly-Alida Farrington, owner of PA Farrington Associates



Most of us use Google in our workplace, but we may not be using it to its full capacity. Come join us for a day with Polly Farrington of PA Farrington Associates as we begin to explore all Google has to offer. She will cover Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Scholar, Google Hangouts, how to search more efficiently with Google and more.

If you have any specific Google-related questions or topics you would like covered in this workshop, please submit them to Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by February 18, 2016 so Polly can research them before the workshop. Of course, as with all PA Farrington workshops, there will also be plenty of time for on-the-spot questions and interacting with the technology.

Registrants should bring a laptop or device to the workshop and have a Google account before the workshop. Polly recommends installing the Chrome browser on your laptop to get the most from the workshop.


Presenter Bio: Polly-Alida Farrington is a consultant and the owner of PA Farrington Associates, with nearly 20 years of experience providing technology related training, web project development and consulting services to libraries, library systems and schools.

Prior to starting PA Farrington Associates, Polly was an Associate Librarian at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY with 17 years experience in reference, government documents, ILL and technology.

Cost includes lunch: $25 for CDLC Members (including staff at member libraries and personal members) and $40 Non-members

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 13:31

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public.

Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient!

Participants will be equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites, e-patient resources and collection development core lists. We will also discuss creative ideas for health information outreach.

Lydia N. Collins is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR).


This program is open and free to all CDLC member library staff. We hope to see you there!

Registration is required by Monday, December 14th.

Registrants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to get the most from this workshop. CDLC has a small number of laptops available to borrow. Please let us know if you need one.

As always, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 11:36

A Look at Library Discovery Services

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Does your library use a library discovery service? Are you thinking about implementing one? Do you want to know what’s being used for discovery in our region and the pros and cons of different products?

Join us for an informal afternoon gathering at CDLC to hear how your colleagues are using discovery services and to share and learn from each other.

We’ll start with presentations by:
  • Jennifer Anderson, Regina Vertone, Christopher White of The Sage Colleges who will discuss their experience with Serials Solutions’ Summon
  • Kathryn Frederick of Skidmore College. who will discuss her experience with EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)
  • Peter Koonz of Union College (formerly with The College of Saint Rose) who will discuss his experience with both Summon and EDS
Following these presentations, we will open it up for questions and discussion. Attendees can use this forum to share best practices and tips and tricks when using discovery services.

This program is open to anyone interested in learning more about library discovery services.

We hope to see you there!


Registration is required by Monday, November 30th.
The class is free to all CDLC member library staff.

As always, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 19:36

Working with Volunteers

Thursday, October 8, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Libraries often use volunteers to help them expand their programming and services. Volunteer programs can be successful, but libraries also face pitfalls and barriers to success with volunteers.

Several of our members who, collectively, have been running volunteer programs for decades, will start the meeting with brief presentations about their experiences after which there will be time for discussion and sharing ideas. Some of the programs they run are quite large, and others are small and targeted to a specific purpose. We'll hear from:
  • Jim Gandy, Librarian/Archivist at the New York State Military Museum, Saratoga Springs. Jim's library has an extensive volunteer program, including a large number of people who work remotely.
  • Michele Giuffre, Technology Assistant, Bethlehem Public Library. Michele oversees the library's Computer Partners program. Volunteers are trained by library staff to provide tutoring on using computers to adults.
  • Tori Russo, Public Services Librarian, Bethlehem Public Library. Tori manages the library's large teen volunteer program. Teens in grades 6-12 provide a number of different services for the library.
  • Kathy Sheehan, Rensselaer County Historical Society Registrar, County & City of Troy Historian. Kathy has managed the Historical Society's huge volunteer program for many years. Volunteer jobs range from in-depth, long-term positions to short term volunteering at a single event.
We hope to see you there!


Registration is required by Monday, October 5th.
The class is free to all CDLC member library staff.

As always, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Monday, 28 September 2015 13:12

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Friday, November 20th
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

FathersDay Divider
11:00-11:30 Registration
11:30-12:00 Welcome and Introductions, CDLC Business Meeting and Update
12:00-1:00 Buffet Lunch

Hear from our speakers

1:00-2:00 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
2:00-2:30 Panel discussion with the speakers
2:30-3:00 Wrap up and closing remarks

FathersDay Divider

The cost for the program and luncheon is $25 for CDLC personal members, $30 for CDLC institutional members (staff at CDLC member libraries) and $40 for non-members.

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


Directions: The Century House is located at 997 New Loudon Road (Route 9) in Latham. Please see http://thecenturyhouse.com for directions and a map.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 15:24

The Empire State Digital Network has successfully added a second group of material from around New York State into the Digital Public Library of America (dp.la). CDLC is happy to announce that three of our members were part of this group, and their material is now in available to view on the DPLA website:

We thank them for their hard work in preparing their material for DPLA. They join 11 other CDLC institutions that were added to DPLA this past April. For a list of Empire State Digital Network institutions currently live in DPLA, visit http://dp.la/search?partner[]=Empire+State+Digital+Network.

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Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:05

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The national touring exhibit "Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963" is on display now through October 2 at the Marvin Library Learning Commons at Hudson Valley Community College. HVCC is one of only fifty libraries selected across the nation to display the exhibit.  The exhibit is accompanied by a programs and film screenings that continue the "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" initiative funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  A full description of the exhibit and related events is available at www.hvcc.edu/created-equal.  The exhibit and programs are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 07:49

Legal Issues for Libraries

Friday, September 18, 2015
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany
Presented by

Dr. Arlene Bielefield, Information  & Library Science professor at Southern Connecticut State University

Join us at 9:30am on September 18th for Legal Issues for Libraries with Dr. Arlene Bielefield of Southern Connecticut State University. Topics for the class will include:
  • Accessibility(ADA) both physical and electronic
  • Privacy
  • Freedom of information
  • Employee rights
  • Licensing
  • Information liability
  • Software lending
  • E-book lending
  • Problem Patrons
  • Negligence, Gross Negligence

About Dr. Bielefield:

Dr. Arlene Bielefield is a professor in the Information & Library Science program at Southern Connecticut State University. She holds both an MLS and a JD (Juris Doctor), has served on the Committee on Legislation (COL) of the American Library Association, and chaired the COL Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. She is also the author, with Lawrence Cheeseman, of a number of books for Neal-Schuman, including two on copyright.

Registration is required by Friday, September, 11th.


The class is free to all CDLC member library staff.

As always, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Christopher Tosh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 07:41

182 State Aid for Library Construction Awards totaling $14 million have been granted.

Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian, Bernard A. Margolis, announced that the New York State Library, in partnership with New York’s 23 public library systems, has awarded 182 State Aid for Library Construction Awards totaling $14 million. The awards are supported by capital funds appropriated in the FY 2014-2015 State Budget for the construction and renovation of public library and public library system buildings in New York State.

The list of awards is now posted at www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/construc/index.html.

We're excited to share that $1.25 million of that money will go to fund projects at CDLC public library members.  These libraries are members of the Mohawk Valley Library System. Southern Adirondack Library System, and Upper Hudson Library System.

  • Albany Public Library (Washington Ave. Branch)
  • Altamont Free Library
  • Amsterdam Free Library
  • Arvilla E Diver Memorial Library
  • Berne Public Library
  • Castleton Public Library
  • Cheney Library
  • Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Public Library
  • Crandall Public Library
  • East Greenbush Community Library
  • Fort Plain Free Library
  • Galway Public Library
  • Gloversville Public Library
  • Grafton Community Library
  • Guilderland Public Library
  • Pember Library & Museum
  • Rensselaer Public Library
  • Sand Lake Town Library
  • Saratoga Springs Public Library
  • Schenectady County Public Library (Phyllis Bornt Branch)
  • Town of Ballston Community Library
  • Town of Inlet Public Library
  • Town of Lake Pleasant Public Library
  • Town of Westerlo Public Library
  • Troy Public Library
  • Waterford Public Library
  • Watervliet Public Library

For more information about the FY 2014-2015 State Aid for Library Construction awards, visit the State Library’s website at www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/construc/index.html. For information about the 2015 State Aid for Library Construction application process, libraries should contact their public library system.

Friday, 31 July 2015 10:23

The Historic Dr. Best House & Medical Museum

1568 Clauverwie Rd, Middleburgh, NY 12122

Monday, August 24th from 10:30am until 12:00pm

Presented by CDLC

The Middleburgh Library in Schoharie County is the proud steward of the The Historic Dr. Best House and Medical Museum. This house and medical office remains much as the way it looked in the early 20th century. It includes many fascinating items, including a diathermy, hand cranked centrifuge machine, civil war surgical kits, historic photographs and a collection of women's hats.

Best House Director Bobbi Ryan and Middleburgh Library Director Terry Pavoldi invite CDLC members and friends to a special tour on Monday, August 24.

We'll be having lunch at The Green Iguana Bistro, a new restaurant within walking distance of the Best House, if you'd like to join us.


Please help us plan by registering for this event by Wednesday, August, 19th.


There is no cost for this event although lunch is at your own expense.

As always, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thursday, 30 July 2015 13:18

Second Summit Moves Initiatives Forward
Final Report and Executive Summary Available

I2NY -- Information Infrastructure for New York -- is an endeavor, led by the NY 3Rs Association, Inc, which brings together leaders from the library, archival and cultural heritage communities with a desired outcome of a strengthened infrastructure for the creation, dissemination, and storage of information throughout the State.

In May 2015, 70 library and archives directors and thought leaders met in Saratoga Springs, New York to review and assess accomplishments of the groups that had been working on the 6 priorities developed at the I2NY Summit 2012.

Participants also had an opportunity to learn about important initiatives currently under development at New York libraries, discuss related collaborative services and projects since the first Summit was held, and focus on new projects to meet current information needs within the state.

At Summit 2, participants endorsed the continuation of the I2NY effort and these specific initiatives:

  • The Empire State Digital Network: The project has become well-established and successful in New York State, and is recognized as one of the model Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) hubs in the country.
  • Library Assessment and Return on Investment: Around the country, both national and state associations, as well as individual institutions, are involved in assessing the strengths of their services and needs of their constituents.
  • E-Resources: Several components envisioned in the 2012 Summit have been realized. This initiative will continue to move forward with enhancements or improvements as needed to the E-Resources Manifesto, the Licensing Toolkit, and the continuation of investigation into database pricing.
  • Library as Publisher: This project has achieved some results which could be useful on a national scale – the webinars on related projects, and the grant program – and will explore other areas such as Scholarly Publishing.

One new idea born at the Summit is already underway:

  • Technical Infrastructure/Open Source: A New York “Code4Lib” group has already been established as a result of the Summit. To join, send a message to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line: "code4libNYS SUBSCRIBE".

Two other two new ideas will be further investigated:

  • National E-Book Platform: Micah May from New York Public Library presented information on Library Simplified.
  • New York Statewide Catalog and/or "discovery tool."

Information on I2NY and the I2NY Summit 2 Final Report and a shorter Executive Summary, as well as other NY 3Rs initiatives, is available on the NY 3RS Association, Inc. website, www.ny3rs.org.

Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:45

CDLC, as part of the NY 3Rs Association, Inc., is pleased to offer a reduced rate for the 2015 Internet Librarian conference. This year’s conference will be taking place Monday, October 26th through Wednesday, October 28th at the Monterey Marriott and the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA.

Organizations sending more than one registrant can benefit greatly from the following rates for full 3-day conference registration option only: first person with the code @ $369 (regularly $499); second person and all additional registrants @ $379. All registrations for group discounts must be sent to Information Today, Inc. under one cover.

Please visit the Internet Librarian registration page and use the code 153RS to receive discounted pricing.

Click here for more information or read through their program PDF here.

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Wednesday, 06 May 2015 00:00

Copyright for Librarians

Monday, June 1, 2015
9:30 am - 12:30 pm


CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Presented by
Dr. Arlene Bielefield, Information  & Library Science professor at Southern Connecticut State University


This class will cover the basics of the U.S. copyright law, what can and cannot be copyrighted, duration, the effect on the electronic world, fair use, guidelines, relevant cases, relevant sites, electronic and print library reserves, latest actions by Congress.

Some key questions that this class will cover: What does it take to have a copyright? What are the four elements the courts use to measure fair use? What is the difference between copyright and plagiarism? Is there an international copyright law? Can I freely use materials I find on the internet and digital resources, information commons, etc.? Is a notice of copyright required on copyrighted materials? Should library staff make copies on the library's copier for patrons? What sites should I visit for updates to the law?

Dr. Arlene Bielefield is a professor in the Information & Library Science program at Southern Connecticut State University. She holds both an MLS and a JD (Juris Doctor), has served on the Committee on Legislation (COL) of the American Library Association, and chaired the COL Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. She is also the author, with Lawrence Cheeseman, of a number of books for Neal-Schuman, including two on copyright.

Class participants are encouraged to submit their copyright questions prior to the class for the presenter. Please submit questions to Christopher Tosh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by May 27.


There is no cost for this event, which is open to all members of CDLC institutions.

 

Registration for this workshop is now full. If you are interested in attending, please register below and if a seat becomes available we will contact you. Thank you for your interest.

 

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Christopher Tosh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 00:00

Kick Off Your Summer with an Open House at CDLC's Newest Member

The Irish-American Heritage Museum

Located at 370 Broadway, Albany

Tuesday, July 7th, from 3:00pm until ???


Presented by CDLC


Did you know that the Capital District is home to the Irish-American Heritage Museum? This museum, located in downtown Albany, has a mission to preserve and tell the story of the contributions of the Irish people and their culture in America. The museum’s Paul O’Dwyer Library supports the mission of the museum by building a collection focused on the story of the Irish experience in America and Irish history and culture.

The museum’s staff is excited at the opportunity to introduce their professional colleagues to their institution. The informal program will include an overview of the museum and tour of the library from 3:00 until 3:45. With plenty of time to view the exhibits, including the special exhibitJames Hoban: Architect of the White House, from 3:45 until 4:30.

For those of you who wish to keep the conversation going, mingle with old library friends and meet new ones, we'll be continuing the fun next door at theParish Public House.

Limited parking is available in a lot behind the building between Hudson Avenue and Division Street. Metered parking is available on the street. Entrance to the Museum in on Broadway, across from the SUNY System Administration Building.

Please help us plan by registering for this event by Sunday, July, 5th.


There is no cost for this event, which is open to all members of CDLC institutions.
As always, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:50

DPLA reaches a new milestone of over 10 million records with the help of more than 87,000 items from digital collections across New York State


The Capital District Library Council (CLDC), a member of the NY 3Rs Association, Inc, and Empire State Digital Network (ESDN) are pleased to announce that digital materials from New York institutions are now available in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

During the past year, CDLC and NY Heritage have been collaborating with ESDN to facilitate the sharing of digital collections from member institutions to DPLA. In April, ESDN contributed a first batch of 87,000 metadata records from New York cultural heritage institutions to DPLA. Included in this initial contribution are records from New York Heritage, Hudson River Valley Heritage, Long Island Memories, and the New York State Library. These New York collections join more than 10 million items already available through DPLA.

More than 11,000 records from the following CDLC member’s NY Heritage Collections are now available in the DPLA!

Other quick searches:


For more information about how you can get involved, please contact Susan D’Entremont, Archivist & Digital Project Manager at CDLC. Her email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About ESDN

Empire State Digital Network (ESDN) is the New York service hub of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The network is administered by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) in collaboration with eight allied regional library councils collectively working as NY 3Rs Association, Inc. Together, they provide the necessary personnel and technological infrastructure to contribute digital resources from hundreds of New York’s libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage institutions to the DPLA.

About DPLA

The Digital Public Library of America (http://dp.la) strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. Since launching in April 2013, it has aggregated over 10 million items from libraries, archives and museums nationwide. The DPLA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Friday, 06 March 2015 16:22

Easy Websites on Small Budgets

 

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Presented by
Polly-Alida Farrington, owner of PA Farrington Associates



Overwhelmed with the idea of maintaining your own website or simply disheartened because you don’t know the “code” to create one? The good news is you don’t have to know everything, just the right things!

Sign up for this full day workshop which will focus on creating simple websites with the help of affordable web tools. We will learn the basics of creating a modern website using both Weebly and WordPress.com as well as become familiar with some tools, tips and techniques for creating and managing content.

This is a hands-on class so to get the most out of it, you are encouraged to bring some prepared text and images with you to the workshop.  More information on this will be sent to participants upon registration.  This class is suitable for any organization looking to create a small website or become more familiar with online tool options.

By the end of this class, participants will:
  • have set up an account and created their first page
  • know how to integrate video, audio, and image files to their site
  • be familiar with best practices for creating content
  • identify affordable resources and programs that can help them create and modify content

 

Cost is $25 and includes lunch.

This workshop is open to all members of CDLC institutions.

 

Registration is required by Friday April 17th.

 

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Friday, 06 March 2015 16:22

A Look at LibGuides

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
(Optional Pizza Lunch at noon!)

Sponsored by CDLC’s Regional Automation Advisory Committee



What’s a LibGuide and how are libraries using them? Can they be used effectively to provide your library users with the resources they need?

Join us for an informal afternoon gathering at CDLC to hear how your colleagues are using LibGuides and to share and learn from each other.

We’ll start with an optional pizza lunch at noon followed up by short presentations by: Jane Bentley of Questar III School Library System, Tia Felock of Capital Region BOCES School Library System, Carrie Buff of Schenectady County Community College, and Caitlin Sheldon of Saratoga Springs Public Library starting at 12:30 p.m.

Many CDLC member libraries are using LibGuides effectively as research tools and web sites so from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., we’ll open the floor up to six member libraries in a round-robin style discussion on how they’re using LibGuides.  These 10 minute spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis so claim your spot when registering!  At 2:30 p.m., we’ll finish up with a general discussion and question session.

This program is open to anyone interested in learning more about LibGuides but is not a hands-on workshop on how to develop them.


There is no cost for this event, which is open to all members of CDLC institutions.

 

Registration is required by  Friday, May 1st.

 

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Friday, 06 March 2015 16:22

New York State Historic Newspapers


Monday, March 30th, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

Presented by
Eric Alan
Regional Services Librarian at Northern New York Library Network




New York State Historic Newspapers is a fantastic resource for all types of libraries. It provides free indexed access to selected historical newspapers from across New York State.  Currently, the site holds over 200 newspapers, with millions of searchable pages!

During this presentation, you'll learn the history behind the website and become familiar with basic and advanced search strategies, including personal name search methods. 

We will also discuss the criteria needed to get your library’s newspapers included in the project, including the possibility of receiving some funding through CDLC to get you started.

This program would be of interest to staff in public, academic, school and special libraries.




This event is free and open to all members of CDLC institutions. Although it is not required, we recommend participants bring a laptop or tablet to follow along.

Registration is required by Friday, March 27th.

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Friday, 06 March 2015 16:22

Searching and Critical Appraisal of the Literature for Systematic Review

 

Monday, June 29, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Albany Medical College Library, Computer Lab L5

Presented by
Shannon Potter of Vanderbilt University

 

  • Develop a better understanding of the steps of a systematic review process
  • Understand techniques for developing and testing a literature search to support systematic review work
  • Gain exposure to other aspects of the systematic review process, including inclusion/exclusion decisions, quality assessment, and writing
  • Gain awareness of opportunities for librarians interested in collaborating in the design and execution of systematic review projects
  • Identify resources for additional professional development in this area.
Instructor's Bio:
I am a project manager at the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center, primarily responsible for facilitating systematic reviews of medical and behavioral interventions. In my role, I am involved in the design and conduct of the review, as well as the retrieval and review of published and grey-sources of literature. With the assistance of staff scientists and analysts, I manage several steps of data extraction, appraisal, and synthesis of the findings to generate an evidence-based summary of primary literature for dissemination among stakeholders, funders, policy-makers, and healthcare providers. I previously worked as a protocol analyst to improve compliance of human subjects’ research proposals and ensure proper informed consent procedures for research participants. As a health sciences librarian, I conducted individual and group training sessions on navigating the medical literature and participated in various knowledge management projects. I enjoy all aspects of my current and prior experience and am happy to have the opportunity to offer in-depth and focused training on searching and critical appraisal of the literature for development of systematic reviews.

 



Free for CDLC Member Library Staff/ $50 for all others.

 

Registration is required by Monday, June 22nd.

 

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Christopher Tosh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Friday, 06 March 2015 16:22

A Look at ILL

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
(Pizza lunch will be provided!)

Sponsored by CDLC’s Committee on Resource Sharing



Are you involved in interlibrary loan/resource sharing at your institution? Do you have ideas, questions, recommendations about ILL in our region?

Come meet and network with your colleagues, learn and share ideas, and provide input about CDLC programs and services that support resource sharing. This program is open to anyone interested in interlibrary loan; space is limited.


Free for CDLC Member Library Staff

 

Registration is required by  Friday, June 5th.

 

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Kathleen Gundrum at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00

MarcEdit Workshop with Terry Reese


Monday, May 18, 2015
9:30am-4:30pm

The William K. Sanford Town Library

629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, N.Y. 12211

co-hosted by the Capital District Library Council & Southeastern NY Library Resources Council

Come learn about MarcEdit, a freely downloadable metadata software suite available at no cost on the Internet. MarcEdit is designed for large-scale batch record processing, including batch editing MARC records, character set conversions, and record extractions. It also provides users with the ability to perform crosswalks between MARC and other data formats (e.g. Dublin Core). This workshop demonstrates how to edit large batches of records and discusses how your library might use MarcEdit to enhance your workflows.

Who should go? Anyone looking for an efficient way to manage, edit or analyze large groups of bib records, and those who already use MarcEdit. The workshop will be a hybrid lecture/hands-on workshop.  All data for the workshop and examples will be made available for attendees looking to follow along -- but the workshop will not have any specific hands on activities due to time and content constraints.  However, if you’ve worked with MarcEdit, or have questions or problems with some hard to work with data – bring them along.

Terry Reese is currently the Head of Digital Initiatives at The Ohio State University Libraries. He has been working on MarcEdit since 1999.



Cost: Cost: $25 for members, including all NY3R's members, $30 for non-members.  Lunch is included in the registration fee.

Register Here

Choose “MarcEdit Member Rate” on the initial registration page and then choose “Member of a NY3R’s Council outside of the SENYLRC region” on the information page.


Space is limited so register early!


 



 

Monday, 02 February 2015 19:00

CDLC is pleased to once again offer a discount to the RDA Toolkit through its affiliation with the NY 3Rs Association, Inc.

By participating in this group purchase, institutions will save 17% on the price of the RDA Toolkit. Instead of purchasing the Toolkit directly from ALA, you will be invoiced through the Capital District Library Council. The NY 3Rs group subscription runs from August 1, 2015 - July 31, 2016. Current subscribers of the RDA Toolkit may also choose to join in this statewide group purchase. Institutions that have already subscribed to the RDA Toolkit would continue their existing subscriptions until they expire, and then join the consortial subscription automatically.

Pricing and more information about the discounted group purchase of the RDA Toolkit can be found at NY3Rs.org. In addition, a free trial is available between now and July 31st to anyone interested.

Click here to join the group purchase of the RDA Toolkit. Be sure to have your institution's name and the number of concurrent users you need to have access.

Deadline to participate in the group purchase of the RDA Toolkit is Friday, July 15th.

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Rahn at CDLC.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:52
Personal Membership Level
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 13:10

LYNDA.COM ONLINE TRAINING

lyndalynda.com hosts over 2,500 on-demand video courses on subjects ranging from twitter to time management; from Excel to effective presentations. The majority of the tutorials focus on software and home computing for a variety of operating systems with beginner to advanced learning levels. Gmail Essential Training, Building Mobile Apps for Multiple Devices with Flash Professional, Setting Up a Database in Excel, Scanning Techniques for Business and Home, Social Media Marketing with Facebook and Twitter – these courses and more are available in an easy streaming format with printable exercise files. lynda.com also offers courses on select business skills including Time Management Fundamentals, Effective Meetings, Creating an Effective Resume, and Project Management Fundamentals. For a list of all courses currently available, visit http://www.lynda.com/allcourses.
CDLC members can request free access to one of our lynda.com user licenses for a period of two weeks. During that time, you will have complete access to all lynda courses and receive certificates of completion for any courses that you watch in their entirety. After two weeks, if there is a waiting list, your license will be inactivated and made available to the next member. However, your user profile will be saved, and you may request renewed access to the tutorial library at a later date.

GETTING STARTED

To request access to lynda.com through CDLC, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

When your account is ready, you will receive an email with some easy set-up instructions. You are then free to log-in and take advantage of lynda.com’s online tutorial library. Please note that if all user licenses are already in use, your name will be placed on a short waiting list and you will receive a set-up email when the next license is available.
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 10:05

2014  Regional Bibliographic Databases Program Grant Recipients


CDLC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Retrospective Conversion and Metadata grants, funded by the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB).

Grant recipients are:

  • Albany Institute of History & Art for retrospective conversion of special collection books, original cataloging of manuscript single sheets, and original cataloging of manuscript finding aids.
  • Crandall Public Library for retrospective conversion of titles from the Folklife Center Serials collection –local and regional history, genealogy, Folklife studies, 19th century publications.
  • Dudley Observatory for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage from the Observatory’s historical archives and artifact collections such as lantern slides, globes, telescopes.
  • Guilderland Public Library for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage for a collection of yearbooks from the Farnsworth Middle School.
  • Hudson Valley Community College for retrospective conversion of titles from the college archives and other college publications. Titles also will be digitized and made available in New York Heritage.
  • miSci for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage for images from the GE Research Laboratory Photo Collection.
  • NYS Military Museum for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage for enlistment cards for men from the 15th New York Unit (the African-American unit).
  • Rudolf Steiner Library for retrospective conversion of titles from the Rudolf Steiner Library of the Anthroposophical Society in America into OCLC.
  • Skidmore College for digitization and creation of metadata in Skidmore’s CONTENTdm platform for Skidmore College publications.


The RAAC subcommittee that reviewed the 2014 grant applications is:   Maria McShane (The College of Saint Rose), Mary Ann Warner (Schenectady County Public Library), Colleen Smith (Albany Law School) and Jane Bentley (Questar III).

The Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB) was established in 1984 as part of Education Law. Funds provided for the RBDB Program may be used for a variety of purposes to support regional resource sharing and regional automation.

 

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 10:05

2015 Regional Bibliographic Databases Program Grant Recipients

The recipients of the CDLC 2015 Retrospective Conversion and Metadata grants, funded by the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB), range from academic libraries to rural public libraries to museums in our region.

All CDLC members are eligible to apply for these grants, which provide an opportunity for libraries, museums and historical societies to make their unique and varied collections accessible via online catalogs or as digital collections for all to discover and enjoy.

This year, we were able to provide total funding of over $17,000 to nine institutions.

Congratulations to the recipients and thank you for making your unique collections available:

· Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage of items from the College Archives such as historic papers, photographs, commencement bulletins, and student newspapers.

· The College of Saint Rose for retrospective conversion of assessments from the Emery Educational and Clinical Services Center at the college.

· Crandall Public Library, a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS), for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage from the library’s Special Collections Folklife Center.

· Dudley Observatory for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage for items from Dudley’s historical archives and artifacts. The story of Dudley’s “Scientific Sweatshop” will be documented.

· Fort Edward Free Library, a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS), for retrospective conversion of titles from the library’s local historical collection.

· Hudson Valley Community College for retrospective conversion of titles from the college archives, as well as digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage.

· Middleburgh Public Library, a member of the Mohawk Valley Library System (MVLS), for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage for items from the library’s Local History Room and the Dr. Best House & Medical Museum.

· miSci (Museum of Innovation and Science) for retrospective conversion of items including titles relating to the electrical industry, engineering, business, and Schenectady history.

· New York State Military Museum for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage for enlistment cards of the 15th New York National Guard unit.



Monday, 13 January 2014 13:33

CDLC ILL Field Day: It's Not Just ILL Anymore


Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Offered by CDLC's Committee on Resource Sharing (CORS)

9:00-9:25: Coffee and Registration

9:25-9:30: Introductions

9:30-10:00: OCLC Update

10:00-10:30: Delivery Services Update

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-11:15: CDLC Program Updates: Coordinated Collection Development, Direct Access Program, Electronic ILL Form, ILLiad Group

11:30-12:15 Featured Morning Speaker Loretta Ebert, Research Library Director, New York State Library, NOVEL Update

12:15-1:00: Lunch with Table Talks

1:00-1:30: NY3Rs/Statewide Cooperative Projects Update

1:30-2:30: Featured Afternoon Speaker Sheryl Knab, Executive Director, Western New York Library Resources Council, Demand-Driven E-Book Pilot Project

2:30-3:10: Lightning Rounds on New York's Resource Sharing Issues and Initiatives, including IDS, RapidILL, ConnectNY, and Public Library Issues and Policies

3:10-3:30: Wrap-Up, with Reports from Table Talks


The cost for the program and lunch is $20 for CDLC personal members, $25 for CDLC members (staff at CDLC member libraries) and $30 for non-members.

CDLC has partnered with the New York Library Association (NYLA) to process registrations. If you do not have a NYLA user name and password, on the registration page select "Register" under "New Customers."
You can pay by credit card, or select "Bill Later" to pay by check.   

Registration closed May 5, 2014.

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:34

Join us for the

CDLC Annual Meeting and Luncheon!


Tuesday, November 19, 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 

The Century House, Latham

 

Take Home A Toolbox...for yourself, for your library, and for your users...


Meeting Agenda

11:00-11:30 Registration


11:30-12:00      Welcome and Introductions

CDLC Business Meeting

Andrew Halliday, President, Halliday Financial, Follow Us Forward….


12:00-1:00        Buffet Lunch


1:00-1:30          Emily Thompson, Learning Technologies Librarian, State University of New York at Oswego, Technology and its impact on users 


1:30-2:00 Geoffrey Kirkpatrick, Library Director, Bethlehem Public Library, It's not just about the 3D printer: how technology is changing the relationship between public libraries and patrons


2:00-2:30 Polly-Alida Farrington, Consultant and Owner, PA Farrington Associates, 30 tools in 30 minutes…technology tools useful to librarians personally and professionally

2:30-3:00         Panel discussion with the speakers

Enjoy a relaxing program, mingle with your colleagues, and take home some tidbits of information!

 




The cost for the program and luncheon is $20 for CDLC personal members, $25 for CDLC institutional members (staff at CDLC member libraries) and $30 for non-members.


The registration and payment deadline was Tuesday, November 12; registration is now closed. If you are interested in attending, please contact CDLC at (518) 438-2500.

Registration form


 




CDLC thanks Halliday Financial for its generosity in supporting the CDLC Annual Meeting.
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Directions: The Century House is located at 997 New Loudon Road (Route 9) in Latham. Please see http://thecenturyhouse.com/ for directions and a map.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:34

CDLC Tech Tools Workshop

Presented by Polly-Alida Farrington 

Monday, June 23rd, 2014
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

A program offered by CDLC's Regional Automation Advisory Committee (RAAC)

NOTE: This session is a repeat of the Tech Tools Workshop offered on April 30th. Due to the high interest, we are pleased to be able to offer this workshop again. Thank you for your support!

Need a chance to catch up with the ever-changing stream of new (and not so news) tech tools? There's always something new that sounds interesting, fun and maybe even useful! But sometimes it's hard to find time to test them out and figure out what to do with them.

During this workshop we'll look at productivity tools that can help you during your workday, social media services that can help you connect with your community, graphics and presentation tools, cloud storage options and much more. You'll have a chance to explore lots of tools (new and old!) and share ideas with your colleagues. You'll come away with some new tips and tricks in your tool-kit and and decide which tools are right for you, your library, your community. Bring a list of your favorite tools or ones that baffle you. No question is too silly, bring them all!! 

Much of the day will be driven by the participants and what they want to learn with time to test out different tools. This workshop is relevant to any library staff member who is comfortable using technology tools. 


About the speaker: Polly-Alida Farrington is a consultant and the owner of PA Farrington Associates, with nearly 20 years of experience providing technology related training, web project development and consulting services to libraries, library systems and schools. Prior to starting PA Farrington Associates, Polly was an Associate Librarian at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY with 17 years experience in reference, government documents, ILL and technology.  Polly has a keen interest in how libraries & schools are using technology and adapting to change, and loves helping people explore emerging technologies and assess how technology can help deliver better services to customers. You can visit Polly’s website at: http://www.pafa.net

The cost for the program and luncheon is $30 for CDLC personal members and $35 for CDLC institutional members (staff at CDLC member libraries).

Please note: Workshop participants need to bring their own laptop (not tablet or handheld device) to participate in this workshop. A limited number of laptops are available. If you need access to one, please indicate this on the registration form. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration is limited to 20 individuals. Thank you for your interest! 


 

 

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:34

Join us for Jean’s Retirement Reception

Friday, March 28th, 2014

3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

NOTE: NEW LOCATION!!

Stedman Room
William K. Sanford Town Library (Colonie)
629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, N.Y. 12211

CDLC members and supporters are invited to wish Jean Sheviak, Executive Director of CDLC since October 1998, well in her retirement and to recognize her years of service to CDLC and to New York’s library community!

Please join us on Friday, March 28th between 3:00-6:00 pm for an informal gathering of friends and colleagues. Presentation at 4:30 p.m.

If you would like to contribute toward a gift for Jean, please send a check, payable to CDLC, to Christopher Tosh, CDLC, 28 Essex St., Albany NY 12206 by March 14th. Please reference Jean's retirement.

For planning purposes, please complete this form if you are able to join us. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:34

Marketing Your Archives 


Monday, May 19th, 2014
12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Presented by Deirdre Joyce, Assistant Director and Regional Archivist at Central NY Library Resources Council

A program offered by the Documentary Heritage Program (DHP)


Local history rooms and historical organizations are known for their enthusiastic volunteers and their often small but dedicated group of supporters. We know that our local history is important and valuable, but how do we get our message out to our neighbors who might share this passion? How do we tell potential patrons what we have and what we do? This half-day workshop focuses on getting the message out. We will look at both traditional forms of media as well as tools, tips and techniques for social media, including writing a news release and choosing a social media tool that is right for your collections. 

We will also talk about building grassroots advocacy and its importance in creating support for our institutions and collections. The class will feature brainstorming sessions for your collections as well as showcase examples of ideas that have worked from all over the United States. This class is suitable for any organization wishing to get the message out about their collections. 

By the end of this class, participants will:

·        be familiar with the different approaches to public relations and marketing with examples of how they are used in cultural heritage organizations

·        think about the best ways to reach different kinds of audiences with the various marketing tools available

·        identify resources and programs that can support their own organization's programming goals


There is no cost for the program, which is open to all. 

Registration is required by Thursday, May 15th.

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Register Here

 


This program is sponsored by the Capital District Library Council and supported in part by Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) funds provided by the New York State Archives, State Education Department.

 



 

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:34

Backing Up and Moving Forward: Practical
Preservation for Your Institution’s Digital Assets

Friday, June 20th, 2014
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Presented by
Matthew Shepherd, Digital Archive Program Assistant at New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
and Volunteer Digital Collections Assistant at Rensselaer County Historical Society 


A program offered by the Documentary Heritage Program (DHP)

Digital records can be more fragile and difficult to preserve than those on paper. This program will provide an introduction to the threats to digital records and steps participants can take to preserve those records. The information provided in this workshop can be applied to personal, institutional and archival digital records, such as email, scanned images, spreadsheets, Word documents, and digital photographs.

For participants who do not yet have a digital preservation plan, this presentation will help them begin to draw one up. For those who do have a plan, it will help them evaluate that plan. 

During this Lunch-And-Learn session, presenter Matthew Shepherd will present an overview, with ample time for discussion. 


There is no cost for the program, which is open to all. 

Attendees should bring a lunch. Beverages and desert will be provided.

Registration is required by Tuesday, June 17th.

Due to a limited number of seats, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Register Here

 


This program is sponsored by the Capital District Library Council and supported in part by Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) funds provided by the New York State Archives, State Education Department.

 



 

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:34

Evernote & Productivity Tools

Presented by Polly-Alida Farrington 

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

A program offered by CDLC's Regional Automation Advisory Committee (RAAC)

Do you ever lose track of information? Do you have post-it notes all over the place? Do you have brilliant ideas, then forget where you jotted them down?  In this workshop we'll look at some tools to help conquer the information mess.
Evernote is an amazing tool for keeping track of everything you need to keep track of. At it's simplest, it's a great note-taking tool.  But that's just the start. With browser and app add-ons, you can clip web content directly into Evernote, save the full text of articles and web pages complete with sections highlighted, email notes and content from multiple devices, store documents, take video notes, record audio and more. And that's just the free version. With the premium version you can store text searchable PDF files and more. It really can be your external brain!
Best of all, Evernote synchronizes with all your computers and portable devices, giving you access to your notes everywhere. Content can be organized into notebooks that are private or shared with others as need be. Notes can be tagged with with your own keywords to help you find content later.
In this workshop we'll delve into Evernote and its family of tools, including Clearly and Skitch. We'll also look at how other key productivity tools that complement or integrate with Evernote. These will include IFTTT, Diigo and Dropbox.
If you don't already have an Evernote account, please sign up for the free service before the workshop, so we can dive right into working with the tools. http://goo.gl/rHE7a4 (this link will get you a free month of the Evernote Premium )

About the speaker: Polly-Alida Farrington is a consultant and the owner of PA Farrington Associates, with nearly 20 years of experience providing technology related training, web project development and consulting services to libraries, library systems and schools. You can visit Polly’s website at: http://www.pafa.net

The cost for the program, which includes lunch, is $30 for CDLC personal members and $35 for CDLC institutional members (staff at CDLC member libraries).

Please note: Please bring your wifi-enabled laptop with you for the session.  And if you have a smartphone and/or tablet, bring them with you so you can explore the app versions of tools too.
If you don't have a laptop, please indicate that you will need one when you register; available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration is limited to 20 individuals. Thank you for your interest! 

Register Here

 

 

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:34

NY Heritage Meeting


Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany


This meeting is open to current NY Heritage participants and to those interested in learning more about NY Heritage and how to participate. Both current and potential users are invited to stay for part or all of the day.

9:30-10:00: Intro meeting for people who want to find out more about joining New York Heritage (intended for anyone who is not a current NY Heritage participant, although current participants are welcome too)

10:00-10:30: Staff updates, including Digital Public Library of America and new training resources on the web site 

10:30-12:00: Participant presentations and discussion, tentatively including: 

Jim Davies and Deanna DiCarlo of Albany Public Library on publicizing their digital collections.

Josh Hauck-Whealton of miSci and Dudley Observatory on digitizing videos, putting them on YouTube and linking to NY Heritage

Ben Himmelfarb of Albany Public Library on using iMovie to digitize an item made up of two different formats - a recording and a slide show of photographs. 

Brenda Hazard and Katie Jezik of Hudson Valley Community College on putting NY Heritage records into EDS (EBSCO Discovery Service) and increasing the visibility of NY Heritage Collections


Noon-1:00: Optional lunch. 

1:00-4:00: Optional informal lab/discussion time. CDLC staff will be available for questions and help. Other participants can stay and discuss their projects with each other.


There is no cost for this meeting. CDLC will provide lunch for those interested in joining us. Please indicate this on the registration form. 

Please register by Friday, July 18th.

Please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions. Due to limited space, if you register and are unable to attend, please let Susan know. Thank you.



Register Here



 

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:34

Please join us for the CDLC Annual Meeting and Luncheon:

Innovation and Transformation: Showcasing CDLC Members

Wednesday, October 29th
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
The Century House, Latham

 

11:00-11:30 Registration


11:30-12:00      Welcome and Introductions, with welcome from Halliday Financial

CDLC Business Meeting



12:00-1:00        Buffet Lunch

1:00-1:30         Brenda Hazard, Library Director, and Katie Jezik, Catalog/Systems Librarian, Hudson Valley Community College, presenting Adding CDLC Digital Heritage Collections to EBSCO Discovery Service


1:30-2:00          Deanna DiCarlo, eLibrarian, Albany Public Library, presenting Social Outreach, Digital Content and eLibrarianship


2:00-2:30          William (Mac) Sudduth, Ph.D., Executive Director, miSci, Museum of Innovation and Science, presenting on Transforming and Re-Branding a Museum: Collaboration and Finding the Right Partners to Serve Our Communities

2:30-3:00         Panel discussion with the speakers

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


The cost for the program and luncheon is $25 for CDLC personal members, $30 for CDLC institutional members (staff at CDLC member libraries) and $40 for non-members.

The registration and payment deadline is Wednesday, October 22nd.

Registration Form (pay by check)


Online Registration Form (pay by credit card)


CDLC thanks Halliday Financial for its generosity in supporting the CDLC Annual Meeting.
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Directions: The Century House is located at 997 New Loudon Road (Route 9) in Latham. Please see http://thecenturyhouse.com/ for directions and a map.

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:34

Digital Public Library of America and NY Heritage


Friday, February 27th, 2015
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(Optional Pizza Lunch at noon!)

CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Very soon thousands of items from New York State will be added to the Digital Public Library of America, including over 10,000 items from CDLC members. Are you interested in learning more about New York Heritage and its role in the DPLA?


Then sign up to attend our DPLA program on Friday, February 27th. Kerri Willette, manager at the Empire State Digital Network, will join us to provide an overview of DPLA and the status of New York material in it. Chris Hunter, Vice President of Collections and Exhibitions at miSci in Schenectady and Abigail Stambach, College Archivist & Coordinator of Reference Services at The Sage Libraries, Troy and Albany, will discuss how they select items for digitization and create a workflow to regularly add material to New York Heritage.

This free event is open to all!


Due to limited seating, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:34

New York Heritage Meeting

CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Friday, July 17th from 10:00am until 12:00pm

Presented by CDLC

Start the morning with New York Heritage updates and learn about planned improvements to New York Heritage and our participation in the Digital Public Library for the upcoming year.

We will then move on to everyone's favorite part of these meetings - hearing from your colleagues. Jim Gandy, Librarian & Archivist, at the New York State Military Museum, and Josh Hauck-Whealton, Archivist at the Dudley Observatory and miSci, will speak on how they decided on which items to digitize for New York Heritage.

Next, Terry Pavoldi, Director at the Middleburgh Library and Bobbi Ryan, Director at Middleburgh's hidden gem, the Historic Doctor Best House and Medical Exhibit, will be sharing a bit of their story while asking for input from meeting participants on where to begin with digitizing their wonderful but overwhelming collection of material.

All three libraries received CDLC's RBDB grants to help finance their digitization, so they will touch on how that program affected their digitization.

After the formal program, all are welcome to join us for a light lunch. CDLC staff, including the ever-popular Ilka Morse, will be available all afternoon for questions and one-on-one help with CONTENTdm.

Please help us plan by registering for this event by Tuesday, July, 14th.


This meeting is aimed at current New York Heritage participants, however, others are invited to attend as space allows.There is no cost for this event.

As always, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Monday, 03 June 2013 06:30

Special Offers available to CDLC Members


NY3Rs Association Continuing Education Opportunities

Check the NY3Rs Association website to see current continuing education opportunities available statewide.




Ask Us 24/7 is an Internet-based virtual text chat service connecting information seekers with librarians, available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. CDLC subsidizes the cost of Ask Us 24/7 for its members.

The service is staffed by librarians from around the State; after hours are staffed by librarians across the various time zones.  No matter where they are based, librarians participating in Ask Us 24/7 can help with library-specific questions or with other questions. In some cases,  a question may need to be referred back to the home library—in that case, a librarian from the home library will follow up with the information seeker by email. Ask Us 24/7 is coordinated by the Western New York Library Resources Council - WNYLRC


Lynda.com : CDLC offers members free access to lynda.com. CDLC, working with NY3Rs, has purchased a limited number of activation codes to lend to CDLC members. If all licenses are checked out, we will create a wait-list, and they will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Use the link to find about about this opportunity with CDLC and lynda.com.



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RDA Toolkit Subscription Discounts! CDLC member libraries can take advantage of another New York 3Rs Association opportunity for discounted group purchasing! For libraries implementing or planning to implement RDA, the RDA Toolkit is an essential resource for navigating from AACR2 to RDA. NY 3Rs Association is coordinating statewide purchases of the RDA Toolkit on behalf of our libraries.

RDA Toolkit is an integrated, browser-based, online product that allows users to interact with a collection of cataloging-related documents and resources. RDA Toolkit is published by the RDA Co-Publishers. Pricing for the toolkit will be based on the number of libraries that formally agree to license the toolkit. Visit the NY3Rs Website for more information and to sign up.


Friday, 31 May 2013 15:36

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013 09:19

CaDiLaC Online Participating Libraries

CDLC's Partial Union Catalog (PUC), Public and School Library Systems include multiple libraries. Use the links for a full list of their participating libraries.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 09:04

CaDiLaC Online
CaDiLaC Online 2.0 uses Index Data’s MasterKey™ information delivery platform to search the holdings of CDLC member libraries and library systems.

Some important points when using CaDiLaC Online 2.0:

  • When viewing search results, click on the icon for your item to see holding library catalogs.
  • When clicking into a member library catalog, there are times when you will need to repeat your search.  (This is due to Z39.50 limitations.)
  • CDLC’s Partial Union Catalog (PUC) results do not include circulation information.
  • Please continue to use your current ILL protocols for all interlibrary loans.

CaDiLaC Online 2.0 Participants

Comments or questions about CaDiLaC Online 2.0? Pease contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at CDLC.


CaDiLaC Online2.0 History

CaDiLaC Online 2.0: A brief timeline of CaDiLaC – the union catalog of the Capital District Library Council

The “Old” Technology

  • CaDiLaC started as a union catalog on CD-ROM in 1990
  • CDLC’s Union List of Serials added in 1991
  • By 1994, dial-in-access to CaDiLaC was available
  • CD-ROM and dial-in-access availability continued through 8 versions until 1998

CaDiLaC Goes Online

  • CDLC investigated how to offer CaDiLaC online in the late 1990s
  • URSA software was purchased from SirsiDynix
  • Z39.50 protocols were used to maintain virtual connections to participating library catalogs
  • Use of this product continued until 2009

A Replacement is Needed

  • Functionality of the software decreased and expense increased
  • CDLC’s Regional Automation Committee appointed a subcommittee - the Think Tank - to investigate options for new software
  • Finding replacement software wasn’t as easy as expected
  • A variety of products were explored: some couldn’t do what was needed, some were too expensive
  • Should we write our own software?
  • CDLC was contacted by Index Data (a Danish company with U.S. offices in Connecticut, that specializes in search and retrieval software for libraries) with a proposal to work with them directly on a hosted solution using a product called MasterKey
  • After investigating, we determined that we found a product that did what we wanted at a price we could afford
  • CDLC’s contract with SirsiDynix for URSA software ended December 31, 2009
  • CaDiLaC was turned off while we worked with Index Data to get the new product running

CaDiLaC Online 2.0

  • On March 15, 2010, CDLC unveiled the new CaDiLaC Online 2.0!!
  • CaDiLaC Online 2.0 uses MasterKey software, hosted at Index Data (the same software that a lot of ILS vendors use behind the scenes for searching)
  • MasterKey is based on Pazpar 2 - a web-based Z39.50 search
  • CaDiLaC Online 2.0 searches a lot of targets in parallel and provides merging, relevance ranking, record sorting and faceted results
  • CDLC’s IT consultant worked to set up profiles for 25 CDLC member library catalogs
  • MasterKey allows these 25 catalogs to be searched simultaneously using the Z39.50 search
  • The 25 catalogs that are searched include more than 425 academic, public, school, hospital and special libraries, plus the NYS library
  • CaDiLaC Online 2.0 is really fast – it starts returning results right away!
  • CaDiLaC Online 2.0 offers faceted searching which we did not have with the old software and you can search by keyword, title, author, or subject




Wednesday, 21 November 2012 09:29

CDLC Interlibrary Loan Request Options

  • CDLC ILL eForm- use this form to send requests to libraries within the CDLC region
  • ILLiad Request- for use by CDLC libraries to request from CDLC libraries who use ILLiad
    • University at Albany ILLiad - contact the UAlbany Interlibrary Loan Department at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to set up an Institutional Borrowing account
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ILLiad - contact the RPI Interlibrary Loan Department here to set up an Institutional Borrowing account
  • WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Request - How to make a WorldShare request via CDLC and a list of CDLC's members on WorldShare
  • DOCLINE Requests - How to make a DOCLINE request via CDLC and a list of CDLC's members on DOCLINE
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 18:57

Interlibrary Loan Workflow and Procedures

Interlibrary loan is the process by which a library requests material from, or supplies material to, another library. The following suggestions may help you in defining your ILL workflow and procedures.

As a general principle, process material and requests in batches as much as possible.  Divide the ILL work in two: Borrowing (for your patrons) and Lending (to other libraries).  On the premise that you owe your patrons a greater obligation, prioritize Borrowing over Lending.  Nevertheless, lending requests should be processed as soon as possible, preferably within 24 to 48 hours.

Note: This is just intended as a general outline. The process will vary, depending on the delivery and recordkeeping systems being used.

General

As incoming shipments of materials are received (whether via courier, U. S. Mail, email, etc.), separate the materials into incoming Borrowing and returning Lending.

Borrowing

Receiving incoming materials:

  • Separate copies from loans and process in two batches (copies, loans) as follows
  • Prepare items for check-in and delivery to Update ILL records (OCLC and/or local), whether electronic or paper
  • If statistics are kept, account for them
  • Deliver materials to patrons (either directly or by putting items in proper location for pick-up)
  • Notify patrons

Returning materials to other libraries:

  • Update ILL records (OCLC and/or local), whether electronic or paper
  • Package and return items
  • If statistics are kept, account for them

Lending

Filling requests:

  • Retrieve requests from other institutions and sort by format
  • Check holdings
  • Get books and/or journals from shelves
  • Copy or scan articles and send them
  • Process books out as local circulation system dictates
  • Package and send books
  • Update ILL records (OCLC and/or local), whether electronic or paper
  • If statistics are kept, account for them

Receiving materials returned from other libraries:

  • Check items for damage.  If found, follow up with borrowing library
  • Update ILL records (OCLC and/or local), whether electronic or paper
  • Check items back in as local circulation system dictates
  • Reshelve

Renewals

Renewal requests on either the Borrowing or Lending side may be handled as requests arise, or you may prefer to process them in daily or twice daily batches.

Retention of Request Forms

For borrowing requests for copies or reproductions only: 
Retention of the current calendar year's records, plus the previous three calendar years' records of filled requests, is required by the CONTU Guidelines. This requirement only applies to filled requests for copies or reproductions -- not to filled loan requests or any unfilled requests.

Urgent Requests

Be ready to call a lending institution if necessary to get an item in a hurry. Consult the CDLC ILL Directory or OCLC's Policies Directory for contact information.  In return, be prepared to lend or supply an article in a hurry if you have that capability. It all helps!

Tuesday, 02 October 2012 18:43

Interlibrary Loan Resources

ILL Web Resources - Libraries and Library Catalogs

  • New York State Library - The New York State Library (NYSL) permits New York State residents, 18 years and older, to directly borrow items from the library’s circulating collection and also offers remote access to the NOVEL databases. To register, follow the directions on the website.
  • NOVEL - New York Online Virtual Electronic Library. An electronic database access project that enables libraries across New York State to give their communities online access to the full text of hundreds of journals, newspapers and other references. Access is available through your local library website or with a NYSL Borrower's Card (see above).
  • The New York Public Library - A Branch Libraries' card from NYPL is free to anyone who lives, works, pays property taxes, or attends school in New York State. To register, follow the directions on the website.
  • Library of Congress
  • Connect NY - A unified catalog of participating academic libraries in New York State designed to allow authorized users of participating libraries to borrow materials from other Connect NY libraries if the books are not owned by their home library or if their library's copy is already checked-out.
  • Worldcat Resource Sharing - The source for all information on OCLC interlibrary loan and resource sharing.

ILL Web Resosurces - Books

The following sites may be useful to verifiy the existence of a title.

ILL Web Resources - Books Online

  • The Online Books Page - The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all.
  • readprint.com - Free online books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast.
  • The Internet Archive - The Internet Archive is a 501(c0(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library.  Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.

ILL Web Resources - Journals, Magazines, Newspapers

  • DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals - This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. They aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 1333 journals in the directory. Currently 328 journals are searchable on article level. 60819 articles plus are included in the DOAJ service.
  • ERIC - Educational Resources Information Center - Search a bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations on education topics going back to 1966. Over 100,000 full text available for free.
  • FlyingPublisher - Offers links to free medical journals, free medical books, and links to medical websites.
  • IngentaConnect - Offers one of the most comprehensive collections of academic and professional research articles online - some 17 million articles from 28,000 publications, including 6,100 online.
  • MagPortal - Free searchable collection of full text articles from a small group of periodicals.
  • New York State Newspaper Project - Identifies, describes, preserves, and makes available to researchers the significant newspapers in all communities in New York State.
  • PubMed - “PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 millian citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950’s. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other ralated resources.”
  • PubMed Central - The U.S. National Library of Medicine's free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
  • United States Newspaper Program - A cooperative national effort among the states and the federal government to locate, catalog, and preserve on microfilm newspapers published in the United States from the eighteenth century to the present.

ILL Web Resources - Miscellaneous

  • Interlibrary Loan Fact Sheet - Basic information for North American libraries on transacting interlibrary loan requests.
  • Internet Public Library
  • The LIBLICENSE Project - Created by the Center for Research Libraries, the project's website contains everything you ever wanted to know about library licenses. Some of the resources include; definitions, explanations, models a discussion forum and more.
  • ShareILL - A gateway to electronic and print resources pertaining to all aspects of interlibrary loan (ILL), document delivery, and resource sharing.
  • UMI’s Dissertation Publishing - Provides access to over 2 millian doctoral dissertations and master’s theses.
  • United States Patent and Tradmark Office - Provides access to patents from 1790 to the present and to more than 3 million pending, registered and dead federal trademarks.
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 18:32

Interlibrary Loan Products & Vendors

The following list provides some examples of and links to ILL-related products and vendors

  • Clio: Clio Software, founded in 1996, offers two Windows-based software packages for managing Interlibrary Loan operations. Borrowing and lending operations, billing, statistics and reports, patron-initiated requests and communication with other vendors/systems are some of the features available for large and small libraries.
  • Dissertation Express: Dissertation Express is a service offered at no charge to interlibrary loan (ILL) offices at academic libraries in the U.S. and Canada. It gives students and faculty the option of buying unbound, shrink-wrapped copies of dissertations (or master's theses), instead of borrowing them through ILL. In most cases, the dissertations are delivered to the library for pickup within two to three days of ordering.
  • DOCLINE: DOCLINE is the National Library of Medicine's automated interlibrary loan (ILL) request routing and referral system. Health sciences libraries and libraries at institutions with a health sciences mission are eligible to apply for access to the system. Libraries may also be invited to join DOCLINE as part of their affiliation with the NN/LM, as either a full member or as an affiliate member. The New York State Regional Medical Library (RML) office (New York Academy of Medicine, Phone: (212) 822-7396, Fax: (212) 534-7042, URL: http://nnlm.gov/mar/) can help determine what membership level is best for your institution.
  • Electronic Document Conversion: Offers free document conversion tools for easy exchange and use of biomedical library electronic information. The DocMorph Web site and MyMorph software allow users to convert more than 50 types of files into alternative, usable formats (i.e. PDF, TIFF, text, and synthesized speech).
  • Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS): The Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS) is a transaction-based electronic billing system for interlibrary-loan (ILL) and document delivery. Some advantages of the system are monthly detailed transaction based reports, the ability to handle variable charges and the ability to handle non-DOCLINE transactions.
  • Ex Libris—SFX—OpenURL: The OpenURL standard is a protocol that allows communication between an internet resource and a a link server, which offers localized services to retrieve information for a user.
  • FirstSearch: A search interface via OCLC. Log-in using an OCLC authorization and password.
  • ILLiad: Provided by OCLC as a resource sharing management software package that can automate routine interlibrary loan functions, increase productivity and reduce paperwork by allowing staff to manage all the library's borrowing, lending and document delivery through a single Windows-based interface. Library users can submit and track requests via the Web.
  • IngentaConnect: IngentaConnect offers a comprehensive collection of academic and professional research articles online.
  • Prospero: Prospero is an open source Internet document delivery system that allows libraries to send and receive documents in electronic format from Prospero and Ariel workstations. This is a free download. It will also convert the TIFF images to PDF files so they can be placed on the web for direct patron access.
  • PubMed: PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. It also provides a Single Citation Matcher service that can be used to verify/find citations indexed in MEDLINE.
  • Relais™ International Inc.: Relais™ International Inc., based in Ottawa, Canada, has been selling systems to support interlibrary loan and document delivery services since 1996. Relais International assists libraries in implementing intelligent and automated methods to support the delivery of documents. Relais products include fully integrated request management, scanning and delivery software suitable for a single library or a consortium.
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 18:26

Interlibrary Loan Articles & Books

Some selected Interlibrary Loan articles and books of interest:

  • American Library Association. Committee on Professional Ethics. Code of Ethics. Chicago, American Library Association, 1995.
  • American Library Association. Office for Intellectual Freedom. Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records. 1986.
  • American Library Association. Office for Intellectual Freedom. Policy Concerning Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information about Library Users. 2004.
  • American Library Association. Video Round Table. Guidelines for Interlibrary Loan of Audiovisual Formats. 1998.
  • Banerjee, Kyle. “Know How to Integrate Services to Make Libraries Easier to Use.” Computers in Libraries 24.3 (Mar. 2004): 10-14.
  • Brandau, Christie Pearson. “Patron-initiated: This Ain’t Your Grandfather’s ILL!” Library Journal 128.10 (June 1, 2003): 78-79.
  • Burke, Merilyn and Susan J. Heron. “Copyright Issues and “For-Profit” Libraries: Problems and Solutions.” Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply 14.4 (2004): 5-22.
  • Butler, Rebecca P. Copyright for Teachers and Librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2004.
  • Carrico, Jeffrey C. and Kathleen L. Smalldon. “Licensed to ILL: A Beginning Guide to Negotiating E-Resources Licenses to Permit Resource Sharing.” Journal of Library Administration 40.1/2 (2004): 41-54.
  • “Confidentiality Basics.” Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and Information Supply 14.3 (2004): 17-20.
  • “Copyright Basics.” Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply 14.3 (2004): 5-15.
  • Copyright Law of the United States of America Chapter 1, Section 108: Limitations on the exclusive rights.
  • Crews, Kenneth D. Copyright Essentials for Librarians and Educators. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000.
  • Croft, Janet Brennan. Legal Solutions in Electronic Reserves and the Electronic Delivery of Interlibrary Loan. Haworth Information Press, 2004.
  • Egan, Nancy. The impact of electronic full-text resources on Interlibrary loan.  Journal of Interlibrary loan, document delivery & electronic reserve 15.3(2005): pg 23.
  • “Electronic Delivery of Interlibrary Loan.” Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and Information Supply 14.3 (2004): 37-44.
  • Hall, Leigh McNichols. Streamlining Interlibrary Loan on a Budget. Georgia Library Quarterly 40.2 (Summer 2003): 4-8.
  • Hilyer, Lee. Interlibrary loan and document delivery : best practices for operating and managing interlibrary loan services in all libraries. New York : Haworth Information Press, 2006.(Co-published simultaneously as Journal of interlibrary loan, document delivery & electronic reserve, volume 16, numbers 1/2, 2006).
  • Hilyer, Lee Andrew. Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery in the Larger Academic Library: A Guide for University, Research, and Larger Public Libraries. Hayworth Press, 2002.
  • International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. International Lending: Principles and Guidelines for Procedure. 2001.
  • Jackson, Mary E. “Assessing ILL/DD Services Study: Initial Observations.” ARL Bimonthly Report 230/231 (October/December 2003): 21-22.
  • Minow, Mary. Library’s Legal Answer Book. Chicago: American Library Association, 2003.
  • Morris, Leslie R. Interlibrary Loan Policies Directory. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2002.
  • National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works. Guidelines on Photocopying Under Interlibrary Loan Arrangements.
  • Norton, Melanie J. and Michelle A. Stover. Review of OCLC ILLiad. Journal of the Medical Library Association 91.3 (July 2003): 379-80.
  • Nye, Julia Blume. “Recent Developments in Standards for Resource Sharing.” Journal of Library Administration 40.1-2 (2004): 89-106.
  • RBMS Ad Hoc Committee on Interlibrary Loan of Rare and Unique Materials, “Guidelines for the Interlibrary Loan of Rare and Unique Materials,” College & Research Libraries News 65.9 (October 2004): 544-47.
  • Torrans, Lee Ann. Law for K-12 Libraries and Librarians. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2003.
  • Transborder Interlibrary Loan: Shipping Interlibrary Loan Materials from the U.S. to Canada.
  • Yue, P.W. Usage of electronic journals and their effect on Interlibrary loan ; a case study of the University of Nevada, Reno.  Library collections, acquisitions & technical services, Vol. 28 Issue 4, 2005, pg 420.
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 18:20

Interlibrary Loan Copyright Issues

The following list provides links to resources addressing Interlibrary Loan copyright issues:

  • ALA Copyright Tools: A number of tools that were developed by the ALA. Some of these tools include the Public Domain slider, the Section 108 Spinner, the Fair Use Evaluator, and the Exceptions for Instructors eTool. These tools are all available online via ALA.
  • CONTU Guidelines: The official word as it exists in its legal format. The National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU) states that: "During one calendar year, no more than five copies may be received from any one work whose publication date is within five years of the date of the patron's request."
  • Copyright Advisory Network: A service provided by the American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy.
  • Copyright Clearance Center: A commercial site, Copyright Clearance Center will, for a fee, file batch permission statements for you. Fees are negotiable depending on volume.
  • Copyright Crash Course: From the University of Texas at Austin, this easy-to-understand “class” covers fair use, multimedia, the digital library, copyright management, and licensing resources.
  • Creative Commons: An organization that provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to make a simple and standardized way to give the public permission to share and use creative work.
  • Interlibray Loan: Copyright Guidelines and Best Practices: A white paper by the Copyright Clearance Center reviewing best practices for interlibrary loan.
  • LOCIS – Library of Congress: The Library of Congress provides LOCIS to enable interested parties to search copyright records. There are three different databases to choose from and two methods to connect.
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 18:13

CDLC Interlibrary Loan Protocol

Whereas:
At their first meeting, the CDLC Board of Trustees adopted the principle that library material that was available for circulation to a library's own patrons would be available for lending to member libraries of the Council. It was also agreed that in the matter of serial requests material may be photocopied in lieu of lending, such photocopies to be done gratis.

Whereas:
In the intervening years bibliographic control, technology, the economy, staffing and state funding for libraries and library systems has changed necessitating a review of the library resource sharing relationship of CDLC member libraries and library systems. For the purposes of this document [the Protocol] a member is a member library of CDLC or a member of a CDLC member library system.

Whereas:
New York State supports library services for the Capital District with grants to libraries and library systems totaling over $4,000,000 annually. Funding in this amount brings with it an obligation to furnish meaningful statistics and auditable accountability to New York State Education Department (NYSED).

In addition, CDLC institutions (including library system members) spend over $10,000,000 annually in support of library acquisitions. Such an investment requires an efficient and cost effective program for utilizing the results of this investment.

Therefore:
The following principles apply to library resource sharing among libraries and library systems of the Capital District Library Council.

  1. Library resource sharing is intended primarily for the support of individual research. This Protocol covers print material (books and periodicals); lending of other types of library materials is at the discretion of the library.
  2. Gratis photocopies in lieu of lending are continued with the lending library obligated to provide up to 33 exposures (the current NYSILL limit) per request. Libraries may opt to charge a fee for, or to refuse to photocopy, requests in excess of 33 exposures.
  3. Sharing of electronic resources is at the discretion of the subscribing library, and subject to copyright and license restrictions.
  4. Interlibrary loans are between libraries not individuals.
    1. A library's decision not to borrow on behalf of a certain segment of its own clientele does not lessen its obligations to lend to another library having no such restrictions.
    2. Payment for lost or damaged items is the responsibility of the borrowing library. (Direct Access Program (DAP) loans are the responsibility of the patron. See DAP Guidelines.)
  5. Bibliographic information needed for ILL is based on the needs of the library filling the request. Data for statistical information is based on the needs of CDLC and NYSED to support the programs at the funding level deemed necessary. The elements of both kinds of data should be agreed on by COIL after consultation with RAAC and CCD committees. Final assent shall be from the CDLC Board of Trustees to ensure that the Council and NYSED have the necessary core data for program support and to maintain the CDLC Plan of Service.
  6. In keeping with the recommendation of the Shoffner Report* on New York State Interlibrary Loan, and the CDLC Regional Bibliographic Database/Interlibrary Resource Sharing Program** 1990-94 Plan, point-to-point interlibrary loan was established region-wide, with the use of a standardized ILL form, on December 1, 1995.
    1. In order for the constituent member library systems (public and school) to monitor and plan for efficient utilization of existing resources within their library systems, point-to-point access beyond the local library system (by an individual library) is available only after checking the system's resources.
    2. Point-to-point system access is limited to libraries and library systems that are either direct members of CDLC or have access to the regional union catalog, either by CD-ROM or by World Wide Web access to CaDiLaC/Online. Constituent member libraries are encouraged to be trained by CDLC. Libraries may contact CDLC to request individualized training.
  7. Equitable resource sharing is a goal towards which libraries should strive. In the interest of equitable lending, libraries are encouraged to consider the net borrowing/lending status of potential lenders. With this in mind, a library may be designated as a lending "library of last resort" to achieve equitable resource sharing within CDLC. This would be applicable in the following circumstances:
    1. The largest library (or the largest net lender) may be designated a "last resort" library in order to work towards interlibrary loan request load leveling.
    2. Special libraries with a demonstrated record of net lending within CDLC may also be designated "last resort" libraries for the purpose of load leveling.
    3. In addition, a CDLC library may be designated a "library of last resort" for a limited time due to special circumstances, such as building construction, moving of collections, disasters, temporary staff shortage, etc. When the need for a temporary "library of last resort" status arises, a member library needs to notify CDLC and the other member institutions about the nature and duration of the situation.

In addition, the following practices are mandated:

  1. The standard data elements are to be used on all requests.
  2. Libraries may indicate in the ILL manual by what methods requests will be accepted, such as OCLC, telefacsimile, e-mail, CaDiLaC Online, telephone or whatever the technology permits.
  3. Libraries are obligated to process requests according to the standard procedures of each electronic ILL system in which they are participants.
  4. Each CDLC library reserves the right to refuse to lend materials to any library that is demonstrably negligent in fulfilling its responsibilities for borrowing and lending in good faith.

Approved by the Committee on Interlibrary Loan, February 1, 1991.
Approved by the CDLC Board of Trustees, February 15, 1991.
Amended by the Committee on Interlibrary Loan, December 8, 1994.
Approved by the CDLC Board of Trustees, December 16, 1994.
Amended by the Committee on Interlibrary Loan, February 25, 1998.
Approved by the CDLC Board of Trustees, March 20, 1998.
Approved by the Committee on Interlibrary Loan, December 12, 2001
Approved by the Board of Trustees, February 15, 2002

*Shoffner report: The Shoffner report was based on a study of New York interlibrary loan whose principal recommendation was to move from a hierarchical system to a point-to-point system of interlibrary loan. The report in its entirety was published in 1986 as "Interlibrary loan in New York State: recommended redesign."

**Regional Bibliographic Database/Interlibrary Resource Sharing Program is a state-wide program, funded by the Division of Library Development for the improvement of automation and resource sharing in libraries in the nine 3R's councils.

 

 

 

Tuesday, 02 October 2012 17:33

CDLC - ILLiad Point-2-Point Project Information

The CDLC/ILLiad Point-2-Point ILL project has been developed to provide a single point of registration for non-ILLiad/Worldcat Resource Sharing CDLC member libraries interested in submitting their interlibrary loan (ILL) requests electronically to participating ILLiad-based libraries through ILLiad’s web interface.

This is not a public request interface and can be used ONLY by the Interlibrary Loan departments of registered CDLC libraries.

Eligible CDLC libraries have been pre-registered and assigned logons and passwords. If you need your User Name and Password or have questions about the project please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at CDLC.

Points to Remember

  • There is a limited number of participating lenders
  • To use the Illiad system for requests from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or University at Albany go directly to their websites and follow their instructions. All ILL requests to RPI must be submitted via ILLiad; they do not accept requests via CDLC's ILL e-form.
  • Be sure that the library owns the material that you are requesting and that it circulates.  You can verify this by using CaDiLaC Online, the library’s Public Access Catalog, or WorldCat.org.
  • Borrowers must abide by due dates and any conditions set by the lending library.  Loans are always subject to recall, though this is rare.
  • From your login, you can view your requests for status and request renewal (see instructions below - must be done before stated due date).
  • Recordkeeping is your responsibility.  You may want to print out requests and keep a file with dates requested, received, returned, etc. noted on the request.
  • You can request from only one library at a time.  If the response is negative, you then have to create a new request for another library.
  • It is good manners to ‘spread the load’ of your requests among the owning libraries.
  • Your library is responsible for the item from the time it leaves the lender until the time it is received back at the lender.  All follow-up is your responsibility – renewal requests, delivery problems, overdues, bills, etc.
  • Contact information for CDLC member library ILL departments is in the CDLC ILL Directory.

Requesting a Renewal Through Your ILLiad Account

  • Select the appropriate lending library and log on to your ILLiad account.
  • Select “View Shipped Items” from the left hand navigation menu.  Click on the transaction number of the item you wish to renew.
  • This opens the Transaction Information for that item.  Select “Renew Request” to request a renewal from the lending library.
  • Check the record over the next few days.  If approved, the new due date will appear on the record.
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 17:31

CDLC ILLiad Point-2-Point Project

The CDLC/ILLiad Point-2-Point ILL project allows non-ILLiad/Worldcat Resource Sharing CDLC member libraries to submit interlibrary loan requests electronically to participating ILLiad based libraries through ILLiad’s web interface. A link to each institution’s ILLiad request page is listed below. Remember that each link is site specific and should only be used to request items from that library.

This is not a public request interface and can be used ONLY by the Interlibrary Loan departments of registered CDLC libraries. Eligible CDLC libraries have been pre-registered and assigned logons and passwords. Questions about the project should be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at CDLC.

Follow this link for additional Point-2-Point information and instructions.

CDLC Point-2-Point ILLiad Libraries (ILLiad institutional logon)

Additional ILLiad libraries

  • University at Albany ILLiad - contact the UAlbany Interlibrary Loan Department at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to set up an Institutional Borrowing account
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ILLiadcomplete the first time user registration to use this system
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 16:52

Union List of Serials Participants

Current Members:

  • Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Albany Law School
  • Albany Medical College
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
  • AMRI (Albany Molecular Research, Inc.)
  • Bryant & Stratton College
  • Capital District Library Council
  • Capital Region BOCES
  • College St. Rose
  • Dudley Observatory
  • Ellis Hospital
  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College
  • Glens Falls Hospital
  • Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery School Library System
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Irish American Heritage Museum
  • Maria College
  • Medical Liability Mutual Insurance
  • Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Mildred Elley
  • miSci
  • Mohawk Valley Library System
  • Nathan Littauer Hospital
  • NYS Department of Economic Development
  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • NYS Department of Health
  • NYS Military Museum & Veteran's Research Center
  • NYS Nurses Association
  • NYS Supreme Court Troy
  • Questar III School Library System
  • Rensselaer County Historical Society
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rudolf Steiner Library
  • The Sage Colleges
  • Samaritan Hospital
  • Saratoga Hospital
  • Schenectady County Community College
  • Schenectady County Historical Society
  • Seton Health
  • Siena College
  • Skidmore College
  • Southern Adirondack Library System
  • St. Mary's Hospital (Amsterdam)
  • St. Peter's Hospital
  • Sunnyview Hospital
  • SUNY Adirondack
  • SUNY Cobleskill
  • University at Albany
  • Union College
  • Upper Hudson Library System
  • Upper New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex School Library System

Plus newspapers from: Albany, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady,Schoharie, Warren, and Washington Counties.

Former members include:

  • Adirondack Research
  • Healthcare Association of New York State
  • Iroquois Indian Museum
  • Literacy Volunteers/Mohawk Hudson
  • Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County
  • NYS Assembly
  • Stratton VA Hospital
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 16:41

Union List of Serials

Welcome to the CDLC Union List of Serials! CDLC's Union List of Serials provides a single point of access to check holdings information for the more than 36,000 serial titles held by CDLC libraries. The Union List of Serials is updated semi-annually with OCLC records that have been input by CDLC and member libraries.

Some search points to note when using the Union List of Serials search page include:

  • Click on an institution name to see a complete list of their serial holdings.
  • Words of three or fewer characters are not indexed for keyword searching, e.g. a search for 'the new republic' -- without the quotes -- will return everything with 'republic' in the title.
  • Double quotes around a phrase will search for that exact phrase, e.g. a search for "the new republic" -- with the quotes -- will return just "The New Republic".
  • The asterisk (*) is a wildcard character and only works at the end of a string. Putting an asterisk at the end of a string will return everything beginning with that string.
  • No preceding or succeeding title information is available in this product.

CDLC Union List of Serials Participants

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Union List of Serials History

The Union List of Serials was started in 1962 with contributions from five institutions. The first list published under the auspices of CDLC in 1968 represented holdings of 13 member libraries. A massive project was undertaken in 1981 to convert the paper files to Marc bibliographic records using the CONSER database in the OCLC online catalog. Online Local Data Records were created for serials holdings of 47 CDLC members, and in 1984 the first offline issue of the union list was produced and distributed from this file in microfiche format.

A new offline issue was distributed yearly, slowly but steadily growing in size as more special collections and categories of serial records were included. Additions, deletions, and changes were made online to maintain an up-to-date database.

The CD-ROM publication of CDLC’s union catalog (CaDiLaC) in 1990 moved the ULS up a step in format. The supplement issued in 1991 provided the ULS as a separate file in CaDiLaC and greatly increased its usefulness to the region. In 2001 the CDLC Union List of Serials became available online via CaDiLaC. Changes made by OCLC several years later meant that the ULS on OCLC and the ULS on CaDiLaC had to be updated separately, requiring a major commitment of staff time. After funding for the project was reduced in 2009, the decision was made to maintain only the ULS on OCLC. Serials information for the region can be found in the OCLC ULS (code ULCDKU) or in the individual member library catalogs.

 

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Partial Union Catalog Libraries

The following libraries participate in CDLC’s Partial Union Catalog, which is maintained by the Council to provide bibliographic and holdings information for non-Z39.50 catalogs as well as catalogs not available through a direct link.

Academic Libraries

  • Maria College
  • Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary

Special Libraries

  • Albany Institute of History and Art
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
  • Alzheimer's Association of Northeast New York
  • Amsterdam Memorial Hospital
  • Dudley Observatory
  • Ellis Hospital
  • Glens Falls Hospital
  • HDI/TRAILS Archival Collections (Historical Documents Inventory of collections created by the New York State Library. For information on holding institutions in HDI Trails, please search the NYS Library Catalog - Change the library being searched to Historical Document Inventory; when your title is found, click on the Catalog Record tab, and scroll to the bottom of the catalog record to find the contact information for the holding institution.)
  • Healthcare Association of New York State (Hayt Library)
  • Irish American Heritage Museum
  • Iroquois Indian Museum
  • Literacy New York Greater Capital Region
  • Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County NY
  • Nathan Littauer Hospital
  • National Museum of Racing
  • NYS Department of Economic Development
  • NYS Military Museum & Veteran's Research Center
  • NYS Nurses Association
  • Rensselaer County Historical Society
  • Rudolf Steiner Library
  • Samaritan Hospital
  • Saratoga Hospital
  • Schenectady County Historical Society
  • Seton Health System
  • SI Group
  • St. Mary's Hospital (Amsterdam)
  • St. Peter's Hospital
  • Sunnyview Hospital & Rehabilitation Center
  • Upper New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Veteran's Administration Hospital
  • Washington County Historical Society

Southern Adirondack Library System

  • Crandall Public Library (historical maps only)
  • Saratoga Springs Public Library (historical maps only)

Capital Region School Library System

  • Northeast Parent and Child

QUESTAR III School Library System

  • St. Augustine's Elementary School
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 16:12

The following job postings are provided as a service of CDLC.

Job Seekers: Please contact the employers directly. CDLC does not have any additional information about the postings.

Employers: Libraries, library systems, and other institutions who wish to list library jobs here should This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to CDLC. Please provide a .pdf file, link to the posting on your website or another electronic link. The job will be posted for approximately two months.

School Library Media Specialists: The best place to look for SLMS openings is on the OLAS (Online Application System for Educators) site, which has links to SLMS openings in New York State by region and district.

More Job Listings - Links to regional and national library jobs sites of many of the Northeast's major academic & public libraries, as well as to our neighboring state & provincial library associations and library schools.

New Positions on METRO's Job Bank are listed continuously.

Date Posted Title Institution Location
11/16 Adult​ Services​ ​Librarian (part time) White​ ​Plains​ ​Public​ ​Library White​ ​Plains​, NY
11/16 Engagement and Educational Services Coordinator Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) Cheektowaga, NY
11/16 Research Librarian Congressional Research Service (Resources, Science, and Industry Division) Washington, DC
11/15 Library Media Specialist The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine (NYC) New York, NY
11/15 Executive Director Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN) Potsdam, NY
11/14 Executive Director Long Island Library Resource Council (LILRC) Bellport, NY
11/13 Library Director Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery Canajoharie, NY
11/13 Part-Time Librarian for Adult Reference Department The Nyack Library Nyack, NY
11/13 Electronic Resources Librarian Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
11/8 Reference & Research Services Librarian Upstate Health Sciences Library Syracuse, NY
11/8 Research Librarian Congressional Research Service (Domestic Social Policy Division) Washington, DC
11/8 Law Librarian Congressional Research Service (American Law Division) Washington, DC
11/7 Head of Library Advisory and Development — Program Manager V Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Boston, MA
11/3 Finance and Administrative Assistant Central New York Library Resource Council (CLRC) East Syracuse, NY
11/1 Community Relations Specialist Ellenville Public Library & Museum Ellenville, NY
10/31 Program and Exhibits Manager Valley Cottage Library Rockland County, NY
10/31 Children’s Program Specialist The Pawling Library Pawling, NY
10/31 Library Clerk (Part-Time) The Community Library Cobleskill, NY
10/31 Youth Services Specialist Onondaga Free Library Syracuse, NY
10/30 Circulation Department Supervisor Utica Public Library Utica, NY
10/30 Technical Services Librarian Roberts Wesleyan College Rochester, NY
10/30 Hudson Valley Community College Internship Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
10/30 IT Senior Administrator (Librarian IV) New Haven Free Public Library (CT) New Haven, CT
10/30 Business Reference Librarian (Librarian II) New Haven Free Public Library (CT) New Haven, CT
10/30 Young Minds & Family Learning Librarian (Librarian II) New Haven Free Public Library (CT) New Haven, CT
10/30 Library Technical Assistant (IT track) New Haven Free Public Library (CT) New Haven, CT
10/27 Circulation Department Supervisor Utica Public Library Utica, NY
10/26 Children and Youth Services Librarian I The Community Library Cobleskill, NY
10/26 Information Technology Specialist University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
10/25 President & CEO Howard County Library System Howard County, MD
10/24 Library Director Hamilton Public Library Hamilton, NY
10/24 Youth Services Weekend Warner Library Tarrytown, NY
10/23 Instructor / Assistant Professor - Reader Services Librarian Suffolk County Community College Riverhead, NY
10/23 Cooperative Director Lakeland Library Cooperative (MI) Grand Rapids, MI
10/23 Library Director Clifton Springs Library Clifton Springs, NY
10/20 Library Clerk The Pawling Library Pawling, NY
10/20 Weekend Public Services Coordinator Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY
10/18 Executive Director Long Island Library Resource Council (LILRC) Bellport, NY
10/17 Library Media Specialist Questar III BOCES Castleton, NY
10/16 Digitization and Metadata Specialist Union College Schenectady, NY
10/12 Library Associate Troy Public Library Troy, NY
10/12 Reference and Instruction Librarian Union College Schenectady, NY
10/10 Community Relations Coordinator East Greenbush Community Library East Greenbush, NY
10/05 Reference Visiting Assistant Librarian (PT) SUNY Oswego Oswego, NY
10/05 Senior Library Specialist - Interlibrary Loan - Access Services Sage Colleges Albany, NY
10/04 Adult Services Librarian (Librarian I) East Greenbush Community Library East Greenbush, NY
9/28 Service Desk Library Tech (PT) Albany Medical Center Library Albany, NY
9/26 Manager of Library Services Samaritan Medical Center Watertown, NY
9/25 All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region Pittsburgh, PA
9/25 Desktop Support Technician University at Albany Albany, NY
9/22 Library Assistant Exam Schenectady County Public Library Schenectady County, NY
9/21 Head of Access Services SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY
9/21 Head of Collection Management SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY
9/20 Library Assistant (PT) Crandall Public Library Glens Falls, NY
9/19 Children's Services Librarian I Crandall Public Library Glens Falls, NY
9/19 Assistant Librarian for Scholarly Communications SUNY ESF, Moon Library Syracuse, NY
9/19 Evening Public Services Desk Clerk Middleburgh Library Middleburgh, NY
9/18 System Director North Country Library System Watertown, NY
9/14 Access Services/Interlibrary Loan Specialist Albany Law School Albany, NY
9/11 Librarian I (PT) Bethlehem Public Library Delmar, NY
9/8 Library Clerk (PT) The Brunswick Community Library Troy, NY
9/7 Library Services Assistant (Provisional Appointment) SUNY Adirondack Queensbury, NY
9/6 Senior Librarian (Technical Processes) - Cataloging New York State Library Albany, NY
9/6 Senior Librarian (Technical Processes) - Government Documents New York State Library Albany, NY
9/6 Senior Librarian (Technical Processes) - Acquisitions New York State Library Albany, NY
8/30 Reference Librarian (PT) Maria College Albany, NY
8/24 Head, Science and Engineering Library UMass Amherst Amherst, MA
8/24 Director, Assessment and Planning UMass Amherst Amherst, MA
8/17 Chief Curator Syracuse University Libraries' Special Collections Research Center Syracuse, NY
8/7 Historical Grant Consultant William G. Pomeroy Foundation Remote Position
8/4 Technology Support Specialist Albany Public Library Albany, NY
8/3 Library Director New Lebanon Library New Lebanon, NY
8/1 Instructional Technology and Media Specialist (K-12) Schenectady City School District Schenectady, NY
Ongoing Library Clerk Exam Albany Public Library Albany, NY

 

More Job Posting Links

New York Library Association's JOBline

Job and Career Information in New York's Public Libraries

New York State Job Bank

Empire State Library Network (ESLN) Job Listings

National & Regional Sources

Major Academic & Public Libraries

Library Schools

State/Provincial Library Organizations

Wednesday, 01 August 2012 15:57

About CDLC

The Capital District Library Council (CDLC) is a non-profit organization that provides resources and support to libraries and cultural institutions in ten counties of upstate New York. Programs and services include continuing education, access to and awareness of library collections, access to digital resources, member grants, and advocacy efforts.

CDLC members include all types of libraries: academic, public, school (K-12), medical, non-profit and corporate. Based in Albany, NY, our service area encompasses Albany, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties.

CDLC is one of nine regional library councils serving libraries and library systems across New York State who collectively comprise the Empire State Library Network (ESLN).

Bringing together regional collections and local connections, CDLC members achieve together what could not be achieved separately.

Mission Statement

The Capital District Library Council facilitates information management, staff development, and resource sharing for the libraries of the ten-county Capital District region of upstate New York optimizing success through collaboration.

Goals

  • Promote leading-edge reference and research resources to the region.
  • Strengthen cooperation among academic, hospital, corporate, and other specialized libraries; museums and archives; and public and school library systems.
  • Facilitate communication among CDLC members and their staffs.
  • Support exploration and innovation in library services.

Approved by the Board of Trustees February 2012

Governance

CDLC received its provisional charter from the Board of Regents on June 26, 1966, and its absolute charter on September 24, 1971. Permanent statutory support was achieved on December 8, 1978.

CDLC is managed and governed by an elected Board of Trustees and program areas receive direct input from CDLC's Advisory Committees. CDLC's day-to-day operations are managed by a team of specialists in areas of the library and archives field.

For more information on how CDLC's operations are governed, please review our bylaws.

Plan of Service

Member Survey Results

Plan of Service Member Survey 2016
Member Survey Results 2014

Annual Reports

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 03:01

Thank you for supporting CDLC by becoming a personal member!


Personal Membership Application (pay by check)

Online Personal Membership Application (pay by check, or pay by credit card via PayPal)

Staff at any CDLC member library or any individual interested in supporting CDLC's mission, programs, and services are eligible for personal membership in CDLC, as approved by the Board of Trustees. Personal members are eligible to serve on CDLC committees and may nominate candidates for the Board of Trustees.

Annual dues for personal membership are established by the CDLC Board of Trustees. All personal members receive discounted pricing on CDLC events. The membership year runs January 1 through December 31st and the levels of personal membership are as follows:

LevelDues
Benefactor $250 and up
Patron $100
Contributing $45
Basic $15
Student or Retiree $10

CDLC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your membership and gift contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Attention GE Employees and Retirees! The General Electric Foundation has certified the Capital District Library Council as a participant in the GE Matching Gifts program. In this time of diminishing public funds for libraries, we encourage you to register your personal membership donation and other qualifying gifts of $25 or more. GE will match your contribution dollar-for-dollar. To register your membership donation, go to the GE web site at www.ge.com/foundation and select Matching Gifts to log on as a GE participant. Gifts may also be registered by calling the Matching Gifts Customer Support Center at (800) 305-0669. 

Many other companies have matching gift policies - if your employer does matching gifts please include the appropriate form with your application.Thank you for your support.

Personal Membership Application (pay by check)


Online Personal Membership Application (pay by check, or pay by credit card via PayPal)

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 02:31

Become a Member

The Capital District Library Council (CDLC) provides support, consultation, services and opportunities for engagement to libraries and cultural heritage organizations within the greater Capital District region of New York.

CDLC members encompass all types of libraries, library systems and cultural heritage organizations: academic, public, school, corporate, hospital, government agencies, historical societies, museums, and archives. Our service area encompasses Albany, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington counties.

Institutions interested in joining CDLC should support our mission; have institutional support for their library; and contribute resources that enhance the collaborative as a whole. Please see below for membership information and email Kathleen Gundrum, Executive Director of CDLC, ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for additional information.

CDLC member libraries have access to a variety of services and programs including:

  • A team of experienced and responsive librarians who provide support, training and consultation for cataloging, digitization, health/medical library management, research, and resource sharing
  • Continuing education opportunities that include live and virtual workshops and conferences
  • Opportunities for building connections and networking with colleagues via interest groups and committees
  • Tours of member libraries and invitations to member social events
  • Online resources that increase the visibility of physical and digital collections
  • Library collections of CDLC members
  • Hosted platforms for digital collections
  • Online tools, including an ILL eform and a regional interlibrary loan directory
  • Interlibrary loan among CDLC members
  • Subsidies for health-related interlibrary loan materials
  • Cataloging services*
  • Grant opportunities
  • Electronic resources at consorial rates for hospital libraries
  • Governance, with eligibility to serve on the CDLC Board of Trustees
  • Marketing tools for promoting your library’s job opening, programs and events
  • A statewide library delivery service*
  • A 24X7 virtual reference service
  • The broader library community
*fee based

Who Can Become a Member?

There are three levels of Institutional Membership: Full, Associate and Affiliate.

Full Membership is intended for libraries and library systems of all types.

  • Degree-granting institutions must be chartered by the New York State Board of Regents.
  • Public libraries and school libraries must be in good standing of their respective public or school library system.
  • Public Library System and School Library System membership is regulated by New York State Education Law and Commissioner's Regulations.

Associate Membership is intended for institutions not qualifying for or seeking full membership.

Affiliate Membership is intended for institutions not qualifying for or seeking full or associate membership, historical repositories with volunteer staff, or newly created libraries developing collections.


What Are the Requirements and Responsibilities?


Members are required to:

  • Provide physical or electronic access to their collection (may include access by appointment)
  • Manage an annual library budget appropriate to collection maintenance and development
  • Employ an appropriately-degreed professional (e.g. librarian; archivist) for supervising the library’s collections and services (full and associate only)

Members have the responsibility to:

  • Contribute to and support the collaborative
  • Designate liaison(s) for specific services
  • Provide access to bibliographic records for CDLC Union Catalog (full and associate only)
  • Provide serials holdings data for the Union List of Serials (full and associate only)
  • Participate in CDLC governance as specified in the Council bylaws (full only)

In addition to the requirements listed above:

Full members are required to:

  • Have a collection of sufficient depth and breadth to support their library patrons
  • Maintain and provide access to full bibliographic records in MARC format
  • Participate in interlibrary loan and resource sharing in compliance with ILL protocol

Associate members are required to:

  • Have a collection of resources used to support their library patrons
  • Maintain and provide access to records describing the collection
  • Comply with the interlibrary loan protocol if participating in interlibrary loan

Affiliate members are required to:

  • Have a unique and organized collection of resources
  • Have a person designated by the institution to manage the collection
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 01:31

Interlibrary Loan

Use the following links to learn more about Interlibrary Loan

CDLC Interlibrary Loan

CDLC libraries agree to the free exchange of library materials, including, when necessary, gratis photocopies. To support this interlibrary loan activity, the Council maintains a Union Catalog (Capital District Library Access Catalog or CaDiLaC) which includes monographs and the Union List of Serials. CDLC also coordinates the Direct Access Program (DAP) and participates in OCLC WorldShare ILL, DOCLINE, and NYSILL.

Interlibrary loan requests come to the Council via the CDLC eForm. Requests are searched against CaDiLaC for area locations. The results of these searches are then relayed to the requestor, usually by email. For requests with no area locations, CDLC will refer a request via OCLC WorldShare ILL subsystem or DOCLINE.

CDLC also acts as a NYSILL site for its member libraries. This enables CDLC libraries to access the New York State Library to request monographs, journal articles, ERIC documents, U.S. Patents, NTIS reports, and government documents.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 01:26

CDLC coordinates and implements educational programs and professional development opportunities for librarians and library staff throughout the region. We strive to coordinate continuing education programs with those offered by local libraries, state agencies, professional organizations, public and school library systems, other consortia, commercial trainers, and local roundtables and interest groups.



More CE Opportunities

  • NYLA Calendar of Events
  • NYLA Webinarary - "A place in which webinars are kept for use but not for sale."
  • Lynda.com - CDLC members can request free access to one of our lynda.com user licenses for a period of two weeks.
  • WebJunction - FREE online courses and webinars for ALL library workers and volunteers in NYS.

Past CDLC Events

2017

Using Library Data on September 19, 2017

OPALS User Group Meeting on August 16, 2017

Survey Success: 10 Essential Tips for Effective Survey Design on July 27, 2017

New York Heritage Participant Meeting on July 19, 2017

Other Resources

Accessibility in Library Services on July 11, 2017

CDLC: Hellions vs Albany All Stars (Roller Derby Bout) on July 8, 2017

Saratoga Infomingle on June 8, 2017

Voting Membership Meeting on May 19, 2017

Direct Access Information Meeting on May 15, 2017

Crandall Public Library and Folklife Center Open House on May 4, 2017

A Look at Hot Spot Lending on April 27, 2017

Copyright for Librarians on April 21, 2017

CDLC's Resource Sharing Network and Tools, a CALA Spring Lunch and Learn on April 11, 2017

Leadership Skills in Changing Environments on April 4, 2017

Finding Grey Lit for Systematic Reviews on March 22, 2017

Dudley Observatory and miSci Tour & Open House on March 8, 2017

Getting Ready for Library Advocacy Day on February 10, 2017

Dealing with Difficult People on January 31, 2017

2016

Tech Tools for Productivity on December 15, 2016

NYS Military Museum Tour & Open House on December 8, 2016

CDLC's 2016 Annual Meeting on November 16, 2016

University at Albany Library Open House & Reception on October 14, 2016

Question Point Info Session on October 4, 2016

Demystifying R: An Introduction for Librarians on October 5, 2016

Social Media & Marketing Your Library - Images & Graphics on September 28, 2016

Emerging Technologies for the Busy Librarian on September 23, 2016

Creating Finding Aids with Empire ADC on September 19, 2016

A Look at Digital Preservation on September 13, 2016

Albany Institute of History and Art Tour & Reception on August 11, 2016

OPALS User Group Meeting on August 2, 2016

New York Heritage Meeting on July 19, 2016

CDLC Doubleheader on June 22, 2016

Troy Cloth & Paper on May 24, 2016

Resource Sharing Symposium on May 9, 2016

Interlibrary Loan Lunch and Learn on April 8, 2016

When You Can’t Just Run and Hide on April 11, 2016

PubMed and Beyond on April 12, 2016

From Beyond Our Borders on April 12, 2016

Social Media & Marketing Your Library, Part 1 on March 31, 2016

Google Essentials on February 25, 2016

The Politics of Library Advocacy on February 5, 2016

2015

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library on December 15, 2015

A Look at Library Discovery Services on December 2, 2015

CDLC's Annual Meeting on November 20, 2015

Working with Volunteers on October 18, 2015

Legal Issues for Libraries on September 18, 2015

Dr. Best House Medical Museum on August 24, 2015

New York Heritage Meeting on July 17, 2015

Irish American Heritage Museum Open House on July 7, 2015

Searching and Critical Appraisal of the Literature for Systematic Review on June 29, 2015

A Look at ILL on June 10, 2015

Copyright for Librarians wth Dr. Arlene Bielefield on June 1, 2015

MarcEdit Workshop with Terry Reese on May 18, 2015

A Look at LibGuides on May 7, 2015

Easy Websites on Small Budgets Workshop on April 22, 2015

New York State Historic Newspaper Workshop on March 30, 2015

DPLA Program at CDLC on February 27, 2015

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 01:18

Cataloging Services

The CDLC Cooperative Cataloging Program dates back to early 1974 when CDLC/OCLC profiles were started for Albany Law School, Empire State College, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Schenectady County Community College, SUNY Agricultural and Technical College at Cobleskill, and Union College. Catalog cards for new materials were made for five of the institutions on a regular basis; in addition, Albany Law School converted much of its collection to machine-readable records (MARC) through the CDLC program. At this time, five of the original colleges are full OCLC members.

In addition to the libraries mentioned above Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, College of St. Rose, BMPC-KAPL, Inc., and the Benet Technical Library have participated at one time or another in the CDLC cooperative cataloging program.

CDLC's Cooperative Cataloging Program provides libraries with comprehensive cataloging services on OCLC. As an OCLC processing center CDLC has made cataloging available to member libraries who are not direct members of OCLC. Classification is available in LC, Dewey or NLM. Subject headings provided are LC and/or NLM. Cataloging is available for all types of materials. Original cataloging can be provided for titles not found in the OCLC database. All cataloging work done at CDLC is immediately included in OCLC and CaDiLaC Online.

CDLC is currently providing cataloging services for:

  • Albany Institute of History and Art
  • Albany Memorial Hospital College of Nursing
  • Dudley Observatory
  • Ellis Hospital
  • Glens Falls Hospital
  • Irish American Heritage Museum
  • Maria College
  • miSci - Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Rensselaer County Historical Society
  • Rudolf Steiner Library of the Anthroposophical Society in America
  • Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing
  • Saratoga Hospital
  • St. Mary's Hospital - Amsterdam
  • St. Peter's Hospital
  • Sunnyview Hospital

Please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information about pricing.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 01:07

Regional Automation Programs

In fulfilling our mission to improve library resources, provide leadership in resource sharing, and promote new technologies, many CDLC programs focus on regional automation. The Regional Automation Advisory Committee (RAAC) works with CDLC staff, member libraries, and other CDLC committees to develop long-range plans as well as to plan and implement specific programs. Many regional automation programs are supported by New York State through Regional Bibliographic Databases (RBDB) program aid, and RAAC has major responsibility for determining the focus of these funds.

Follow these links to learn more about CDLC's Regional Automation programs and services:

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 01:03

Medical Information Services Program

CDLC's Medical Information Services Program (MISP) is part of a state-wide program funded by New York State to provide New York State residents with improved access to current, up-to-date medical information. This includes both healthcare consumers and the clinicians who will provide their healthcare.

In the Capital District Library Council's area of service this program funds interlibrary loans and library staff medical information education and training. The interlibrary loan aspect provides access to medical information from sources not owned by a requesting institution or library. The education and training opportunities give library staff the tools and knowledge they need to find and obtain this information.

Interlibrary loan allotments are determined for each institution by their past medically related interlibrary loan use. Education and training sessions funded by the Medical Information Services Program are open to all CDLC program members.

For more information about MISP contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at CDLC.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 00:50

General Information

  • The AABC Archivist's Toolkit - The AABC Archivist's Toolkit is an extensive bibliography of online and print resources related to archives.  It is arranged by topic, which range from establishing an archives to emergency preparedness to electronic records to funding.  It is aimed especially at small and medium-sized archives.  Although it was created for archivists in British Columbia, most of the information is useful for all responsible for archival records. Please note: this site is not associated with the Archivists' Toolkit data management software.
  • Lone Arrangers Roundtable - The Lone Arrangers Roundtable is part of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), but you do not have to be an SAA member to join the Roundtable. "Lone Arrangers" are archivists (professional or volunteer) who work by themselves or with a very small staff.  Their site includes an extensive resources section with links to papers, blogs, presentations, web sites, and more on a wide variety of topics that would be of interest to people working in small archives.
  • A Manual for Small Archives - This manual, published by the Archives Association of British Columbia, is designed to help people working in small archives with limited access to training, few employees, and restricted finances and time.  The manual provides and excellent, basic overview of archival principles and practices, offers guidelines and suggestions for various archival activities, and includes sample forms and policies.  Please note that this is a Canadian publication, so any information related to legal issues may not be applicable to the United States.
  • Museumwise Form Downloads - This site includes sample forms for museums.  There is a small section related to archives.
  • Society of Georgia Archivists Forms Forum - A compilation of sample archives forms, such as deeds of gift and reproduction request forms.  Institutions are invited to submit their own forms to the forum so others can use them as models.

Acquisitions

Caring for Family Treasures

Conservation and Preservation

  • American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
  • Chicora Foundation "Dealing with Disasters" - Although the Chicora Foundation focuses on archeological artifacts, these pages provide good, succinct advice for dealing with disasters in any sort of cultural heritage organization.  Note the links to information on mold, fires, and flooding at the top of the page.
  • The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
  • Conservation OnLine
  • Heritage Emergency National Task Force - One-stop shopping for information on dealing with disasters in cultural institutions.  The site includes lots of information and links on dealing with disasters from cockling of your favorite family photograph to responding to huge region-wide events like Hurricane Katrina.  There is also up-to-date information on any major disaster that is occurring in the United States, including links for requesting immediate assistance or financial help.
  • Heritage Health Index - This page provides the results of a 2005 comprehensive survey of the condition and preservation needs of collections in U.S. institutions. The survey was done by Heritage Preservation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Of special interest is the "Resources" section of the site. It provides links to reputable organizations in the areas of disaster planning, finding a conservator, locating training opportunities in preservation and conservation, funding sources for collections care, and other organizations that provide guidance in preservation-related issues.
  • Image Permanence Institute of the Rochester Institute of Technology - Includes several wonderful publications related to storage environments as well as an interactive site, "Stored Alive," which demonstrates the deterioration of various types of material stored under different conditions. These are located under the Downloads link on the homepage. The homepage also includes a link to The Archival Advisor, IPI's preservation guide for family photograph collectors, genealogists, and scrapbook makers.
  • Library of Congress Family Treasures - This is a well-organized and straightforward web site dedicated to "Preparing, Protecting, Preserving Family Treasures." The site has sections on Preparing Your Family Treasures, Protecting Your Family Treasures Every Day, and Preserving Treasures After the Disaster. Much of the advice can be applied to small archives as well.
  • National Film Preservation Foundation - The site includes a pdf version of their Film Preservation Guide. The Guide is a full-length publication written for people without prior film preservation experience. To find the Guide on the site, click on "preservation basics" on the main page.
  • Northeast Document Conservation Center
  • Regional Alliance for Preservation

New York State Resources

  • New York History Net - A wide-ranging site hosted by the Institute of New York State Studies. It includes information on conferences, museums, archives, libraries, historical tours, publications on New York history, and more.
  • New York State Archives - Excelsior, the New York State Archives online catalog, includes information on the holdings of many local historical records repositories. From the New York State Archives link, click on "Online Catalog" below the picture on the right.
  • New York State Library
  • New York State Newspaper Project - Although the New York State Newspaper Project is now closed, this site will help you locate over 22,000 distinct newspaper titles in New York State. These titles were identified and cataloged by the Newspaper Project. The newspapers may be in original or microfilm format.
  • Research Library of the New York State Historical Association - Pathfinder, the online catalog of the Research Library of the New York State Historical Association and The Farmers' Museum's collections of primary and secondary source materials in agricultural history, American art and architectural history, genealogy, museum studies, Native American art and culture, and New York State history.

Professional Organizations

Special Formats

  • Videotape Identification and Assessment Guide -This guide provide basic information on identifying videotape formats, evaluating the condition of tapes and the costs of preserving them, and caring for those tapes that an institution chooses to preserve.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 00:17

CDLC Digital Collections

In 2008, CDLC unveiled a web site of digital materials from several libraries, archives, historical societies, museums and cultural organizations in the Capital District Library Council's region, covering Albany, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties of New York State.

In 2011, that web site was merged with the web sites of digital collections from the six Upstate New York Library and Reference Research Councils, to form New York Heritage. Material from the other three Councils can also be accessed through a portal site connected to NY Heritage. Many institutions have uploaded material to the site, and more is being added every month.

Resource materials for Digital Collections participants, such as guidelines and help sheets, can be accessed through the link.

For more information about New York Heritage, including information on how to join, contact Susan D'Entremont, Project Manager. Questions about specific items included in this web site should be directed to the institution that holds the item(s) in question. The name of the holding institution and contact information can usually be found in the description of the item.

Monday, 18 June 2012 23:15

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan is a service offered by OCLC that gives users the ability to borrow and lend from a large network of more than 9000 libraries in 49 countries. A number of CDLC’s members participate in this service. You can find a list of these members below as well as their Institutional symbol.

Libraries using WorldShare Interlibray Loan can:

  • Search the WorldCat database for needed material
  • Identify potential lenders, check availability of material via links to holding libraries OPACS, check the ILL policies of potential lenders
  • Place and track ILL requests electronically
  • Receive and respond to requests electronically
  • Participate in the state-wide reciprocal ILL group (ZERO)
  • Participate in the nation-wide reciprocal ILL group (LVIS)
  • Create groups of preferred lenders
  • Create and maintain ILL policies
  • Access ILL usage statistics
  • Use Article Exchange, a secure document delivery system
  • Utilize the Interlibrary Loan Fee Management (IFM) feature

 

CDLC Libraries Not On WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a CDLC member that does not participate in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan and are having trouble finding a resource within CDLC’s network, CDLC is happy to assist in borrowing the item. Please send an ILL eForm request to CDLC or contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


The following CDLC members and libraries participate in ILL via WorldShare Resource Sharing


For more information about the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at CDLC.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 23:29
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 23:25

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If you are coming from the east:

  • Take I-90 West to Exit 5 (Everett Road)
  • At the end of the ramp, turn LEFT onto Everett Road
  • At the 2nd traffic light, turn LEFT onto Watervliet Ave., Extension
  • At the 1st traffic light, turn RIGHT onto Watervliet Ave.
  • Go 1 short block and turn LEFT onto Essex Street
  • Our building is 28 Essex Street, the 4th building on the left

If you are coming from the south:

  • Take I-87 (NYS Thruway) to Exit 23 (I-787)
  • Take I-787 North to I-90
  • Take I-90 West to Exit 5 (Everett Road)
  • At the end of the ramp, turn LEFT onto Everett Road
  • At the 2nd traffic light, turn LEFT onto Watervliet Ave. Extension
  • At the 1st traffic light, turn RIGHT onto Watervliet Ave.
  • Go 1 block and turn LEFT onto Essex Street
  • Our building is 28 Essex Street, the 4th building on the left

If you are coming from the west:

  • Take I-90 (NYS Thruway) East to Exit 24 (I-87&I-90)
  • Take I-90 East to Exit 5 (Everett Road)
  • At the end of the ramp, turn RIGHT onto Everett Road
  • At the 1st traffic light, turn LEFT onto Watervliet Ave., Extension
  • At the 1st traffic light, turn RIGHT onto Watervliet Ave.
  • Go 1 block and turn LEFT onto Essex Street
  • Our building is 28 Essex Street,  the 4th building on the left

If you are coming from the north or the airport:

  • Take I-87 (Northway) South to I-90
  • Take I-90 East to Exit 5 (Everett Road)
  • At the end of the ramp, turn RIGHT onto Everett Road
  • At the 1st traffic light, turn LEFT onto Watervliet Ave. Extension
  • At the 1st traffic light, turn RIGHT onto Watervliet Ave.
  • Go 1 block and turn LEFT onto Essex Street
  • Our building is 28 Essex Street, the 4th building on the left
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:21

Follow these links to find information about CDLC people, programs, and services:

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 10:46

CDLC Staff By Name 



CDLC Staff By Program Area

Business Office Joe Sherry jsherry
CaDiLaC Online Joe Thornton jthornton
Calendar Kariann Kakeh kkakeh
Cataloging Sue Rahn srahn
Continuing Education Susan D'Entremont susan
Coordinated Collection Development Kathleen Gundrum kgundrum
Courier Schedule Kathy Corbett kcorbett
Digitization Susan D'Entremont susan
Digitization -Training Ilka Morse imorse
Direct Access Program (DAP) Emily Wager ewager
Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP) Christopher Tosh ctosh
Interlibrary Loan Emily Wager ewager
Job Postings Kariann Kakeh jobs
Medical Information Services Program (MISP) Christopher Tosh ctosh
Membership/Institutional Kathleen Gundrum kgundrum
Membership/Personal Kariann Kakeh kkakeh
Recap, CDLC's Newsletter Kariann Kakeh kkakeh
Regional Automation Joe Thornton jthornton
Union List of Serials Kariann Kakeh kkakeh
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 10:46

The Capital District Library Council operates a number of committees to enhance the operation of the Council and its programs and services. There are two categories of Board-appointed committees:

Board Committees are standing committees charged with making recommendations to the CDLC Board regarding activities in which the Council is engaged or which relate to the way in which the Council operates. Examples of Board Committees include the Membership Committee and Finance Committee.

Advisory Committees are formed on behalf of specific programs administered by the Council. Examples of Advisory Committees include the Coordinated Collection Development Committee and the Regional Automation Advisory Committee.

Each committee has a charge, approved by the Board, that addresses the committee's responsibilities, concerns, composition, and number of members. All advisory committees have a Board liaison who is a voting member of the committee, as well as a CDLC staff member liaison who is an ex officio member of the committee.

Follow the links below to view individual committee information.

Board Committees

  • Executive Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Personnel Committee

Advisory Committees

In addition to the Board and Advisory Committees shown above, CDLC sponsors interest groups to encourage communication and collaboration among the staff of CDLC member libraries and other interested individuals. The Council does not appoint these groups or membership committees and participation is informal. Information about CDLC interest groups can be found under the Activities section of our website.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 10:46

Twenty-one CDLC institutions currently receive over $150,000 annually in New York State Coordinated Collection Development Aid (CCDA), which is administered on behalf of the New York State Library by the NY3Rs Councils. The CCDA program promotes regional coordination of collection development in academic libraries by providing annual grants based on enrollment to public and not-for-profit colleges, universities, and community colleges that meet certain conditions. These conditions include constitutional eligibility to receive State aid, membership in a reference and research library resources system, and full participation in interlibrary loan and other resource sharing programs.

CDLC's Coordinated Collection Development Committee (CCDC), an advisory committee to the CDLC Board of Trustees, is charged to develop, implement and evaluate plans and other activities for Coordinated Collection Development within the Capital District Region. The CCDC coordinates the collection development plans for the CDLC region.

Libraries receiving Coordinated Collection Development Aid are polled annually regarding their subject area responsibilities and any changes are approved by the Board of Trustees. Follow the links below to view the CCD "Guidelines for Resource Sharing" and the subject areas developed by each participating academic institution.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 10:46

Sorted by Institution

Sorted by Subject


Subject Assignments Sorted by Institution

Institution Subject Area(s)
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Medical Chemistry; Pharmacy
Albany Law School Criminal Justice; Law - International; Law - U.S.
Albany Medical College Medicine
Albany Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Nursing
The College of Saint Rose Education - Elementary; Special Education; English Literature
Ellis Hospital School of Nursing Nursing
Empire State College Public Policy - NOTE: Library patrons served by the Capital District Library Council may set up an appointment to use the Westlaw database at the Office of Integrated Technology's public access terminal by sending an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or going to the library's home page at http://www.esc.edu/library and using the Ask a Librarian service to schedule an appointment.
Excelsior College Nursing - NOTE: Public access to the OvidSP research database is available on the Excelsior College campus 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. T, TH & F and 8:30 to 8:00 p.m. M & W (no Saturdays or Sundays). This database offers full-text articles from select titles in the OvidSP collection. You can search additional Ovid titles for over 2000 journals (indexed with abstracts) in fields including clinical medicine, behavioral & social sciences, life sciences, nursing, physical science & engineering, and psychology. Please call to arrange a visit: Chris Westcott, 518-464-8577; Bethany de Barros, 518-608-8358; or Jane Weyers, 518-608-8372.
Fulton-Montgomery Community College Applied Science; Human Services
Hudson Valley Community College Allied Health Sciences; Applied Technologies
Maria College Allied Health Sciences; Education - Early Childhood; Nursing
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Architecture; Computer Science; Management
Sage Colleges Educational Curriculum Materials; Graphic Arts; Women's Studies
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Nursing
Schenectady County Community College Hotel Technology/Culinary Arts; Paralegal Studies; Public Safety including Fire Science; Travel and Tourism
Siena College Economic Development; Multicultural Studies; Religious Studies
Skidmore College Anthropology; Archeology; Environmental Science; Fine Arts/Art History; Multicultural Studies
SUNY Adirondack Natural Sciences; Nursing; Sociology; Psychology
SUNY Cobleskill Agriculture/Natural Resources; Education - Early Childhood
Union College Engineering - Mechanical; History - American; Modern Languages; Political Science
University at Albany (SUNY) Anthropology; Atmospheric Sciences; Biology; Business; Criminal Justice; Psychology; Public Policy; Social Welfare

Subject Assignments Sorted by Subject

Institution Subject Area(s)
Agriculture/Natural Resources SUNY Cobleskill
Allied Health Services Hudson Valley Community College
Maria College
Anthropology Skidmore College
University at Albany (SUNY)
Applied Science Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Applied Technologies Hudson Valley Community College
Archeology Skidmore College
Architecture Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Atmospheric Sciences University at Albany (SUNY)
Biology University at Albany (SUNY)
Business University at Albany (SUNY)
Computer Science Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Criminal Justice Albany Law School
University at Albany (SUNY)
Economic Development Siena College
Education - Elementary The College of Saint Rose
Education - Early Childhood Maria College
SUNY Cobleskill
Educational Curriculum Materials Sage Colleges
Engineering - Mechanical Union College
English Literature The College of Saint Rose
Environmental Science Skidmore College
Fine Arts/Art History Skidmore College
Graphic Arts Sage Colleges
History - American Union College
Hotel Technology/Culinary Arts Schenectady College Community College
Human Services Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Law - International Albany Law School
Law - United States Albany Law School
Management Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Medicine Albany Medical College
Medicinal Chemistry Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Modern Languages Union College
Multicultural Studies Siena College
Skidmore College
Natural Sciences SUNY Adirondack
Nursing SUNY Adirondack 
Albany Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
Maria College
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing
Ellis Hospital School of Nursing
Nursing Excelsior College - NOTE: Public access to the OvidSP research database is available on the Excelsior College campus 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. T, TH & F and 8:30 to 8:00 p.m. M & W (no Saturdays or Sundays). This database offers full-text articles from select titles in the OvidSP collection. You can search additional Ovid titles for over 2000 journals (indexed with abstracts) in fields including clinical medicine, behavioral & social sciences, life sciences, nursing, physical science & engineering, and psychology. Please call to arrange a visit: Chris Westcott, 518-464-8577; Bethany de Barros, 518-608-8358; or Jane Weyers, 518-608-8372.
Paralegal Studies Schenectady College Community College
Pharmacy Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Political Science Union College
Psychology SUNY Adirondack 
University at Albany (SUNY)
Public Policy Empire State College - NOTE: Library patrons served by the Capital District Library Council may set up an appointment to use the Westlaw database at the Office of Integrated Technology's public access terminal by sending an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or going to the library's home page at http://www.esc.edu/library and using the Ask a Librarian service to schedule an appointment.
Public Policy University at Albany (SUNY)
Public Safety, including Fire Science Schenectady College Community College
Religious Studies Siena College
Social Welfare University at Albany (SUNY)
Sociology SUNY Adirondack
Special Education The College of Saint Rose
Travel & Tourism Schenectady College Community College
Women's Studies Sage Colleges
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 10:46

Hospital Library Service Program - Health-Related Links

Below are links to health related websites. They are suggested links only, and CDLC bears no responsibility for their content.

For more information or to comment please use this form.

For Libraries and Librarians:

  • Docline (no usage if not a member) – Free interlibrary loan system that is run and maintained by the NLM for the use of libraries who are members of the national network of libraries of medicine.
  • Medical Library Association – “The Medical Library Association (MLA) is a nonprofit, educational organization with more than 4,000 health sciences information professional members and partners worldwide. MLA provides lifelong educational opportunities, supports a knowledgebase of health information research, and works with a global network of partners to promote the importance of quality information for improved health to the health care community and the public.”
  • NLM – The United States National Library of Medicine, the largest medical/health library in the world.
  • NLM’s Evaluating Health Information tutorial – The NLM’s tutorial on how to tell if the health/medical information you’ve found on the internet is safe and/or reliable.
  • NN/LM – The National Network of Libraries of Medicine. “Member libraries and information centers in the NN/LM provide health professionals and the general public with health information resources and services.”
  • PubMed – The free federal search system for accessing the Medline (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online – citations for health and biomedical articles indexed by the NLM) database.
  • Upstate NY and Ontario Chapter of MLA (UNYOC) – The local chapter of the MLA. Provides local continuing education and networking opportunities, and is much less costly to join.

General Medicine/Health:

  • CDC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services that works to protect public health and safety.
  • Clinical TrialsRegistry of clinical trials maintained by the NLM.
  • Familydoctor.org“Heath information and resources about illnesses, conditions and diseases provided by the organization of American Academy of Family Physicians.”
  • Health.gov Portal for health news and resources maintained by the United States government.
  • Healthfinder.gov US government website for consumers which provides reliable health and wellness information.
  • Lab Tests Online “A public resource on clinical lab testing from the laboratory professionals who do the testing.”
  • Mayo Clinic Health and disease specific information website created by the renowned Mayo Clinic.
  • Medline Plus Free website run by the NLM which provides reliable health and medical information for consumers as well as healthcare providers.
  • Merck Manuals Health and medical information provided by Merck the well known and trusted medical publisher.
  • NIH – The National Institutes of Health - the United States Department of Health and Human Services agency responsible for health and biomedical information and research.
  • National Institute of Health – Health Information A free health information website maintained by the NIH.
  • NOVEL - New York Online Virtual Electronic Library Informational databases, including health related information, provided for free to New Yorkers by New York State.
  • NYS Health DepartmentThe New York State Health Department – information on healthcare and healthcare providers in NYS as well as NYS health regulations and enforcement.

Drug Information:

  • DailyMed – NLM website that provides “health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts.”
  • Drug Digest – “a noncommercial, evidence-based, consumer health and drug information site dedicated to empowering consumers to make informed choices about drugs and treatment options.”
  • FDA – The United States Government’s Food and Drug Administration. This is the regulatory/enforcement branch of the federal government in charge of food and drug safety.
  • NLM’s Drug Information Portal – Extensive information on drugs provided by the National Library of Medicine.

Disease Specific Sites:

  • American Cancer Association “Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. Supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.”
  • National Cancer Institute“Accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive cancer information from the U.S. government's principal agency for cancer research.”
  • American Diabetes Association “The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes.”
  • American Heart Association Group that  tries to“build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.”

 

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 10:46

Hospital Library Service Program (HLSP)

Funded by New York State, the Hospital Library Service Program (HLSP) is a statewide effort to improve library service to the professional staff of hospitals in New York State. The HLSP Advisory Committee provides planning consultation for the program by assisting in review of the annual budget and application and reviewing the Annual and Five-Year Plans of Service.

Administered by CDLC, the HLSP in the Capital District provides the following services:

  • Health Related Links
  • Assistance in meeting JCAHO and NY State Department of Education requirements for hospital libraries.
  • Reference, database retrieval, and interlibrary loan services.
  • Cataloging service through CDLC.
  • Library materials grants.
  • Continuing education opportunities for library staff

The following hospital libraries currently participate in the HLSP:

  • Albany Medical College
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
  • Ellis Hospital
  • Glens Falls Hospital
  • Nathan Littauer Hospital
  • St. Mary's Hospital / Amsterdam
  • St. Peter's Hospital
  • Samaritan Hospital
  • Saratoga Hospital
  • Seton Health System
  • Sunnyview Hospital and Rehabilitation Center

For more information please follow the link to view the NYS Regulations for the Hospital Library Service Program, found on the New York State Library's Department of Library Development web pages.

For more information on the Hospital Library Service Program contact HLSP Coordinator This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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