Academic Libraries

**Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report by Megan Oakleaf


Advocacy. Joint efforts between SCRLC and New York library organizations resulted in increased state library aid. SCRLC advocates for all libraries.


Deposit Accounts. May be set up for your convenience. Contact Danna Harris.


Digitization. Join New York Heritage (NYH), a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and lifelong learners comprised of digitized historical materials about the people, places and institutions of New York State. NYH materials are also contributed to the Digital Public Library of America. Contribute newspapers to New York State Historic Newspapers and finding aids to the Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative for online accessibility.


Educational. SCRLC offers low-cost, relevant, learning opportunities, often with nationally recognized experts. Special interest groups, networking events, and access to on-demand learning are also available. The MyCE program tracks CE attendance.


Electronic Resources:

  • AskUs 24/7 Virtual Reference.
  • FirstSearch/WorldCat Discovery, EBSCO Omnifile, Art Museum Image Gallery, Consumer Health Complete, Literary
    Reference Center, Teacher Reference Center.

Field Visits & Consultations. Annual visits that can be customized for your needs. Request a visit.


Focus Groups. SCRLC is available to conduct low or no-cost focus groups for your institution. Contact Mary-Carol Lindbloom.


Grants. SCRLC offers grant opportunities for information technology projects, digitization, and resource sharing.


Leadership Opportunities. Participate as a Board member, serve on one of our advisory committees, or organize a special interest group.


Resource Sharing.

  • Coordinated Collection Development Aid (CCDA) funds are procured with the assistance of SCRLC, simplifying a complicated application process, saving you valuable time.
  • Participate in general resource sharing meetings that explore and provide training for topics such as new technology, services and products, best practices, and policies.
  • The Bibliographic and Referral Service (BARC), is a free or low-cost last-resort interlibrary loan service. BARC also offers free Union List of Serials maintenance.
  • Resource sharing subsidies or grants, as funds permit.
  • Medical Information Services Program (MISP), subsidizes the cost of health-related ILL.

Stay up-to-date. We inform you of upcoming events, advocacy efforts, and additional news of professional interest through our weekly newsletter, our LibGuides, and via social media.


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