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SCRLC and its member libraries/organizations must work together to ensure that all stakeholders understand just how crucial libraries are to having an information-literate citizenry and growing economy. This section includes links to state and federal legislators as well as to resources that assist libraries in demonstrating their value to local and regional constituents. Value statements are also included that demonstrate the value of membership in South Central Regional Library Council.



The Digitization Program of South Central Regional Library Council is a part of New York Heritage, the collaborative research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and others who are interested in learning more about the people, places and institutions of historical New York State.


Educational Services

SCRLC provides online and face-to-face training for all levels of library staff: directors, librarians, and assistants,  in all types of libraries: public, academic, school, healthcare, museum, court, and special. Continuing education has been one of our best known and most requested services for many years. A powerful combination of Library Aid, grants, collaboration, and frugal management keep workshop fees affordable, and online delivery assures that inability to travel is not an obstacle to professional growth.


Electronic Resources

The South Central Regional Library Council subsidizes several databases for different types of libraries in the region, and also registers libraries for databases that are on state contract.


Hospital Library Services

The mission of the Hospital Library Services Program is to serve the information needs of health care professionals by connecting hospital libraries and their resources,  challenging hospital libraries to achieve excellence, and championing the cause of hospital libraries.


Information Technology and Services

The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) defines "Information Technology" as "the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware."   "Information Technology" is used broadly to describe the technology associated with storing, retrieving, manipulating and communicating information.


Resource Sharing/ILL

The South Central Regional Library Council facilitates the lending and borrowing of books, journals and other media among all types of libraries in its 14-county service area.


Other Services

Custom Training

SCRLC offers economical programs where you choose the subject, level, amount of time, and the date. We will travel to you and, if you don't have your own training lab, we will bring our 20-computer wireless lab for the class.  For more information, please contact Jessica Brooks, (607) 273-9106 or email her at


Focus Groups

SCRLC staff will work with you to conduct focus group sessions to gather the information you need to review and assess your current services and as you develop new ones.


Martin Learning Center

The Dr. John (Jack) H. Martin Learning Center is a training room utilizing new technologies to facilitate learning among regional library workers. Please contact Diane Capalongo at for information about using the Martin Learning Center.

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