The Director's Cup
Cheery Friday Greetings!
Today was the final SCRLC Board of Trustees meeting for the year. Among the agenda items, the Board approved eight Information Technology and Digitization grant applications, totaling $35,085. The recipients are as follows:
Scholes Library of Alfred University -- $6,883 to digitize 114 hours of at-risk audio recordings on a variety of subjects relevant to the history of Alfred University, the College of Ceramics, and the region. Includes 20 tapes on the topic of "Voices of Native North America."
Cortland County Historical Society -- $3,245 to create metadata for the Brockway Motor Trucks Collection in New York Heritage.
Chemung County Historical Society -- $620 to digitize at risk oral histories from 1988-1990, documenting the local African-American community in Elmira.
Fenimore Art Museum Library -- $4418 to digitize Chenango County Newspapers.
History Center in Tompkins County -- $3,000 to digitize historical photographs, maps, and city directories from the city of Ithaca.
Seymour Public Library District -- $4,500 for a collaborative project with Cayuga Museum of History and Art to collect oral histories documenting historically oppressed groups in Auburn, NY, including African American, Latinx, LGBTQ+ and immigrant communities.
Wells College -- $8,325 to digitize the collection of the Howland Stone Store Museum. This collection includes materials relating to women's rights, the Underground Railroad, and the education of formerly enslaved people post-Civil War.
Yates County History Center -- $4,094 to digitize historical items held in nine rural townships underrepresented in the historical record of Yates County.
Prior to today's meeting, the Board had approved Tompkins-Cortland Community College as the provider of Bibliographic & Referral Center services for the next four years. Gregg Kiehl, director of TC3's library, provided the Board with an overview of BARC services and expenses.
The Board also approved the 2020 Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing (RBDB) Program budget, an overall budget amendment for the Council, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan, and the Slate of Officers for 2020.
Your Board president will continue to be Jim Galbraith (Binghamton University); vice-president, Mark Smith (Alfred University); treasurer, Sarah Glogowski (Finger Lakes Library System); and secretary, Nicole Waskie-Laura.
Yours in partnership,