Jul 6, 2018

Reminder: OmniFile Has Gone Away

As reported in the May 18 News and via scrlc-l, in May, the Board approved discontinuing SCRLC's subscription to OmniFile in order to meet rising budget costs. OmniFile was selected because it had a significant overlap in titles with Academic/General OneFile, which are freely available to all New York State residents through NOVELny. Access to OmniFile ended July 1st. For access to Academic/General OneFile, please visit the NOVELny Electronic Library. If you have any difficulties setting up access to Academic/General OneFile, contact Julia at


Campus Ship

Did you know that SCRLC might be able to help you save money shipping interlibrary loan items via the UPS delivery service, CampusShip? CampusShip is an easy, web-based shipping system that offers next-day delivery within most of New York State. SCRLC administers the account and will invoice you at predetermined periods with no administrative fee. It is also possible to set up a deposit account. You may already have CampusShip, but if you do not, this may be a good option for you. Contact Danna Harris for more information.


Teens, Social Media & Technology- 2018 Pew Report

"YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms among teens. Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online 'almost constantly'."

Read the full report here.

Take Action

In the spirit of #LibrariesRespondwe feature weekly action items that positively contribute to the library community amidst natural disasters, drug epidemics, political unrest and hate crimes.


*Prepare for an opioid overdose in your library or community by registering for our upcoming workshop- Opioid Overdose Prevention: Free Narcan Training and Kits.

New York Heritage Image

Smith Family on Raft


From The History Center in Tompkins County

Check out the Erie Canal and Women's Suffrage Traveling Exhibits

As of July 6th, "Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal" is opening at the Wayland Free Library and Tompkins County Public Library is hosting "Recognizing Women's Right to Vote in New York State." Both exhibitions will be there until July 27th. Sign up here to host the Erie Canal exhibit. Sign up here to host the Women's Suffrage exhibit.


Both exhibits also have complementary, detailed online exhibitions available.

The Erie Canal exhibit:

The Women's Suffrage Centennial Exhibit:

The Director's Cup 


Cheery Friday Greetings,


Elsewhere in this issue we mention OmniFile's cancelation. Canceling an electronic resource that we have offered to the membership for over 15 years was a difficult decision. As the year progresses, I would like to hear how Academic/General OneFiles are working for your users.


Switching topics...a few issues ago I mentioned SCRLC's Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded project, Design for Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library Workers (D4L).


The final report has been submitted. Although the grant phase has ended, SCRLC has a responsibility to sustain the project. I am very happy that Arden Kirkland, the project coordinator, can stay on awhile longer to develop and facilitate learning circles for folks working through the modules.


If you are needing to learn more about teaching online or would like to work through the diversity module for online, blended, or face-to-face instructional design, we invite you to join us over at WebJunction


Yours in partnership,


Mary-Carol Lindbloom

Executive Director


Upcoming Events



Board of Trustees Retreat & Meeting, 7/9

Red Cross Training for Librarians, 7/27

Opioid Overdose Prevention: Free Narcan Training and Kits, 7/31



Illuminated: Resource Sharing Workshop, 9/25 @SUNY Cortland

The Library is Open: Academic Libraries Conference 2018, 10/11-12 @Hotel Ithaca

SCRLC Annual Meeting, 10/26, Location TBA

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