Sep 8, 2017
Happy International Literacy Day!
International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on September 8, is an opportunity for governments, civil society and stakeholders to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, and reflect on the world's remaining literacy challenges. The issue of literacy is a key component of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
SCRLC Member Libraries in the News

Ovid library expansion planned | Finger Lakes Times

Call for Nominations - SCRLC Annual Awards
Nominating a colleague for an SCRLC award is one way to express your appreciation for your co-worker's accomplishments, and to brighten their day! The nomination process is easy. Think of whom you'd like to nominate and complete the form. Descriptions of the awards are also included.
Awards will be presented at SCRLC's Annual Meeting, which will be held on Friday, October 27th at the Seneca Falls Country Club in Seneca Falls. The deadline for receipt of the application is Friday, October 13, 2017, 4:30PM.
Libraries Respond
In the spirit of #LibrariesRespond, we will feature weekly action items that positively contribute to the library community amidst natural disasters, drug epidemics, political unrest, and hate crimes.
  • WebJunction and PLA are hosting a free virtual Opiod Crisis Town Hall: Library Needs and Responses. Register to attend.
New York Heritage Image
Manhattan: Ellis Island immigrant station entrance
September Focus: Career Development
"Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." -Confucius

Nominate someone for the Library Journal Movers & Shakers Class of 2018.
"Movers & Shakers profiles 50 or more up-and-coming individuals from around the world who are innovative, creative, and making a difference. From librarians and other library workers to vendors, publishers, and others who impact the library field, Movers & Shakers celebrates the people moving all types of libraries ahead." The submission deadline is November 3, 2017.
The Director's Cup 
Cheery Friday Greetings!
Our strategic plan a.k.a. the Plan of Service is an organic document that guides SCRLC and communicates the essential pieces about us and what we do. It contains our mission, vision, the identified goals and actions needed to achieve them, as well as other elements identified during the planning process, e.g., guiding principles, opportunities and challenges. The planning process included discussions with the membership and input from regional meetings, the Plan of Service Design Team, the Board of Trustees, advisory committees, and staff. The Plan, like our entire organization, is member-driven.
SCRLC's Plan of Service spans five years as per a statutory requirement. From the Plan, we develop an annual work plan. The advisory committees and program managers derive yearly objectives and activities from it. I carry a copy with me, it's on our website, and it's at hand's length in the office. Indeed, The Plan helps all of us to work toward common goals.
This is the time of the year when our annual report is due to the State Library. It is always such a relief when the SEND key is pressed and the report successfully beams to the Division of Library Development! Creating the annual report is yet another opportunity to review the stated goals to make sure that we are doing what we said we were going to do. Obviously it's a five-year plan and we cannot accomplish every single component of the plan in one year! Thanks to the advisory committees and a very committed staff, it is amazing what we can accomplish each year! We will be presenting the report to you at the October 27 annual meeting. With much gratitude to the staff, advisory committees, and Board--and also to the special task forces that we have now and again--I thank everyone for their hard work in achieving the goals of this organization!

Yours in partnership,

Upcoming Events
Board of Trustees Meeting, 9/22
Awareness & Advocacy Advisory Committee Meeting, 9/28
Educational Services Advisory Committee Meeting, 10/3
UNYOC/MLA Annual Conference, Syracuse, 10/25-10/27
Annual Meeting, Seneca Falls Country Club, 10/27
Board of Trustees Meeting, Seneca Falls County Club, 10/27
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