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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
July 2020

CLRC has a new and improved Little Free Library on Ridings Road in Syracuse (across the street from our old office).   The location is highly used but the old box was peeling, rusted, dented and ready to retire.    The new box that was built out of recycled materials Anna Dobkowski had laying around the house - milk crates, plexiglass, old siding and leftover bathroom vinyl paneling. Next time you're in that area, "Take a book. Leave a book."

Little Free Library World Map


2020 CLRC Library Awards - Call for Nominations!


CLRC is excited to announce that we are now accepting nominations for two awards to be presented at our annual meeting in October of 2020!  

Library of the Year  
  • This will be awarded to one CLRC member library that has exemplified excellence in a variety of ways. Nominations must be self-submitted.  LIBRARY OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM  
Library Staff All-Star
  • This will be awarded to one staff member of a CLRC member library that has consistently gone above and beyond to change their library and community. LIBRARY ALL-STAR NOMINATION FORM
  

Boys on the Beach, from the Agnes Elliott Collection, courtesy of New Woodstock Free Library

Agnes Elliott split her time between Florida and Central New York.  Correspondingly, her artwork undulates between frigid snowscapes and warm beachscapes.  This watercolor painting exudes the promise of summer.  May we all find our beach, our sandy shore.

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
APPLY FOR A CLRC GRANT TODAY! 

New Initiatives Grant Awarded for outside-the-box programs

Professional Development Awards - Awarded to attend conferences and workshops

For the foreseeable future, Professional Development Award grant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please apply at least two weeks prior to the event you would like the grant to support.  For the foreseeable future, we'd also like to extend these grant opportunities to cover attendance of virtual webinars, workshops, and conferences.


READ FINAL REPORTS FROM PREVIOUS GRANT AWARD RECIPIENTS

Professional Development Award Recipients
New Initiatives Grant Award Recipients Final Reports OTHER GRANT OPPORTUNITES

The online application for $14 million in FY2020/2021 State Aid for Library Construction Program capital funds is now open.    Libraries must complete and submit project applications online by the due date set by their public library system.   Public library systems must submit all system-approved applications to the New York State Library by Tuesday, October 6, 2020.  

For information and tips on how to successfully login and apply online for State Aid for Library Construction funds, please visit the State Library’s website

Please note that passwords expire periodically and may need to be reset. For username/password questions or help with login, please contact LibDevGrants@nysed.gov
MEMBER NEWS
All kinds good news coming from Hamilton Public Library - Read Travis Olivera's update 

The Fairmount Community Library recently announced the appointment of Brenda Shea as the executive director of the library.

Syracuse University Libraries announces several promotions effective July 1, 2020:
  • Brett Barrie, Assistant Catalog Librarian, Acquisitions and Cataloging, has been promoted from assistant librarian to senior assistant librarian.
  • John Stawarz, Online Learning Librarian, Learning Commons, has been promoted from assistant librarian to senior assistant librarian.
  • Nicole Westerdahl, Reference and Access Services Librarian, Special Collections Research Center, has been promoted from assistant librarian to senior assistant librarian.
  • Rachel Fox Von Swearingen, Librarian for Music and Performing Arts, Research and Scholarship, has been promoted from associate librarian to librarian, the Libraries’ highest rank.
  • Emily Hart, Science Librarian, Research and Scholarship, has been granted permanent status.
  • Brenna Helmstutler, Librarian for the School of Information Studies, Research and Scholarship, has been granted permanent status.
  • Deirdre Joyce, Head of the Digital Library Program, Research and Scholarship, has been granted permanent status.
  • Juan Denzer joined Syracuse University Libraries as its new engineering and computer science librarian on June 29, 2020.

Jill Youngs, manager at Cicero will be leaving NOPL in early July.   Jill joined the NOPL family in 2012 and has played a huge part in the success of Cicero for the past 8 years.  Nicole Hershberger will be appointed to the Cicero Manager position as of July 13th.  She has been with NOPL since 2009 as the Cicero Children’s Librarian.
It's the best time of year to visit the NOPL LibraryFarm in Cicero.  Pictured below are the pantry beds supported by Syracuse Grows, a community garden program. All produce from these beds go to local food pantries that serve the NOPL community.
   
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
LILRC Webinar: Making Space for Self – Techniques for Managing Mental Health at Times of Stress, Grief, and Loss
July 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online via Zoom

SUNY Upstate Webinar: Balancing Sexual Enjoyment with Sexual Health
July 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online via Zoom

SENYLRC Webinar: Seen But Not Read – Advocating for (School) Libraries
July 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online via Zoom

SUNY Upstate Webinar: Comparing HIV & COVID-19
July 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online via Zoom

LILRC Webinar: Grow with Google – Power Your Job Search With Google Tools
July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online via Zoom

Tuesdays at Ten
July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online via Zoom

SUNY Upstate Webinar: LGBT 101
July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online via Zoom

Webinar: Cybersecurity for Librarians
July 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online via Zoom

SUNY Upstate Webinar: PREP 101
July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online via Zoom

SUNY Upstate Webinar: HIV 101
July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online via Zoom

WNYLRC Virtual Event: From Trees to Fee – An Open Data Scavenger Hunt Through Buffalo, New York
July 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online via Zoom

SUNY Upstate Webinar: Nutrition Basics
July 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Online via Zoom

SUNY Upstate Webinar: Improving Sleep
July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online via Zoom

CDLC Webinar: Library Security
August 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Online via Zoom

CLRC RS SIG – Resource Sharing Special Interest Group Meet Up
August 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online via Zoom

ESLN Webinar: Academic Reopening Panel
August 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online via Zoom

Webinar: Learning About Cultural Humility & Implicit Bias – Understanding Our Responsibility August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online via Zoom

New York Library Association Library Skills Academy - recurring event
October 8, 15, 22  @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CLRC Office, 5710 Commons Park Drive, East Syracuse, NY 13057

Library 2.020 Mini-Conference: Sustainability in Libraries
October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online

The first  CNY Maker Faire in Syracuse is scheduled for September 26th, 2020 at the SRC Arena. Please consider exhibiting, sponsoring, volunteering, or attending! For more information contact Marc Wildman, mwildman@clrc.org

  
Save the Date for CLRC's 2020 Annual Conference
Join us Friday, October 16 with keynote speaker, New York State Senator Rachel May. Stay tuned for more details regarding the schedule and registration!  

Winners of CLRC's Library Awards will be announced at our annual conference. Nominations for Library of the Year and Library Staff All-Star awards are currently open and will close on Tuesday, August 31. Link to nomination form.
 
Want to present or show a poster at the conference? Submit a proposal now! We're looking for full 45-minute sessions or virtual posters. You may submit multiple proposals. The deadline for submission is Friday, September 4.  Submit proposals here

   


FREE ON DEMAND LEARNING OFFERED BY CLRC
Skillshare offers online classes in design, business, technology, photography, entrepreneurship, film, and writing. 
Treehouse has online classes in HTML, databases, WordPress, digital literacy, Python, and more. 
LEARN MORE OR REQUEST ACCESS
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