Jan 4, 2019
Congratulations to the 2019 Technology & Digitization Grant Recipients!
This year's Digitization Grants have been awarded for a total of $30,092. Grant recipients are as follows:
  • Candor Free Library has been awarded $5005 for the digitization and upload to New York State Historic Newspapers (NYSHN) of Candor Courier, Owego Gazette, and Tioga County Courier Gazette (32,300 pages) by the Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN).
  • Elmira College has been awarded $3000 for the digitization and upload to NYSHN of 14 microfilm rolls (12,600 pages) containing 28,000 pages of Elmira college newspapers, 1871-1914, and Octagon up to 1988 by NNYLN. In-house digitization of Octagon 1988-2015.
  • The Fenimore Art Museum Library has been awarded $2500 for the digitization of 54 rolls of microfilmed newspapers: Worcester Times (1875-1923), Oneonta Herald (1853-1923), and Otsego Republican (1829-1909). Items will be digitized by NNYLN and added to NYSHN.
  • Ithaca College has been awarded $2680 for digitization and upload of 56 yearbooks and 153 issues of Ithaca College newspapers (Ithacan and Once-a-Week) to New York Heritage (NYH) and NYSHN. All digitization will be performed in-house.
  • Seymour Public Library District has been awarded $7279 for microfilming and digitization of Auburn Morning Dispatch/Auburn Weekly Dispatch (1888,1600 pages). Digitization of Advertiser-Journal (1913-1931, 53 rolls of microfilm). Both will be uploaded to NYSHN.
  • SUNY Cortland has been awarded $4583 for digitization and upload into NYSHN of print student newspapers, the Co-No Press (1925-1942, 2130 pages) and The Dragon Chronicle (2013-2017, 1060 pages).
  • Wells College has been awarded $5045 for digitization and upload to NYH for the Opendore Women's History Collection.
Visit our website for more information about the SCRLC Technology & Digitization Grants and look for the next grant application cycle coming in Fall 2019.
WebJunction Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces Grant
WebJunction is expanding its Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project, which is funded by the IMLS, making it available to 15 more small public libraries, serving rural communities. It's free to apply and free to participate. Selected libraries will receive $5,000 for project materials and will collaborate with their communities to transform a space in their library to encourage more hands-on, participatory active learning. Take a look at the incredible transformations from the first round of participants and how they created smart spaces in their libraries, and then learn more this new opportunity and apply soon! Applications are being accepted through January 18, 2019
Take Action
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And check out some of our upcoming wellness webinars below!
New York Heritage Image
An evening at William's Grill, 1944
The Erie Canal & Women's Suffrage Traveling Exhibits
"Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal" is on a hiatus and Seneca Falls Library will be hosting "Recognizing Women's Right to Vote in New York State" through the new year. 
Both exhibits also have complementary, detailed online exhibitions available.
The Director's Cup 
Cheery Friday Greetings and Happy New Year! I hope yours is off to a great start!
Above, we mention a WebJunction grant and I wanted to give a shout out to WebJunction in general. As you know, WebJunction is the home of Design 4 Learning. If you are interested in instructional design-especially for the online environment-we hope that you will check out D4L. However, WebJunction has a robust catalog full of other on-demand learning opportunities--and, the New York State Library is a partner, which means that all of the content is free to all library workers, volunteers, and students in all types of New York State libraries and LIS programs-even the synchronous webinars!
The New York State Library's WebJunction page has a helpful summary, including information about the certificates (WebJunction is an approved provider for New York State public librarian certification). 
A sample of offerings:
  • Health Literacy Begins at Your Library-This is a webinar coming up on January 8! You can still register!
  • Because Advocacy Never Stops: New Tools for Taking Action
  • Digging into Assessment Date: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade (2018)
  • Key Elements of a Project Plan (pt. 1); Evaluating Your Project Plan (pt. 2)
  • Librarian Evolution: Libraries Thrive When We Change (2018)
  • Public Library Directors (101)
In addition to the free on-demand learning available through WebJunction and D4L, SCRLC also has on-demand programs available via YouTube, Skillshare, and Tech-Talk. Jessica's Education LibGuide: General Resources lists opportunities/providers beyond SCRLC and WJ. It is always a great day to learn something new-and it hasn't ever been easier-except our age-old challenge of finding time! There are several programs for that, too, including Marie Radford's Tactics for Time Management and Organizational Skills
Of course, this is all online--look for more of our face-to-face learning opportunities in the spring!
Yours in partnership,
Mary-Carol Lindbloom
Executive Director
Upcoming Events
Educational Services Advisory Committee, 1/9
Resource Sharing Advisory Committee, 1/9
HLSP Advisory Committee, 1/15
Board of Trustees Meeting, 1/25, 9:30am @ SCRLC
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, 1/30
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