Category Archives: Let’s Talk

ALA’s Online Virtual Membership Meeting

By   06/01/2015

Mark your calendar and register now.

You are invited to participate in ALA’s annual online Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM15) on Thursday, June 4, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (EST). 

This interactive forum is a terrific opportunity for your voice to be heard by your ALA leadership and your colleagues. It is your chance to contribute, connect and engage! You will discuss topics of interest identified and ranked during the registration process, vote on proposed resolutions, and receive updates on ALA’s strategies and finances. Live captioning will be provided so that all registrants can participate.

Preregistration is required because the online meeting space is limited to 1,000 participants. Registration is now open and continues even after the meeting starts.

A dedicated VMM15 ALA webpage and the ALA Members group on ALA Connect each contain all relevant documents, including the Procedures Governing VMM, the Guidelines for Submission of Resolutions for VMM15 Meetings, plus plenty of opportunities for pre-meeting conversations via ALA Connect. Remember, only current ALA personal members may vote.

The meeting concludes promptly at 2:30 p.m. (CDT). The chat session will remain open for an additional 15 minutes to allow participants to wrap up their conversations.


New York State Library Assistants’ Day Event

By   03/18/2015

Celebrate NYS Library Assistants’ Day with Capital Area Library Assistants (CALA)!!!

Hear Evelyn Neale (Director of East Greenbush Community Library) speak about advocacy for staff, and Geoff Kirkpatrick (Director of Bethlehem Public Library) speak on the future of public libraries.

There will be lunch and cake!

The event has a fee of $10 to attend, and the registration deadline is April 13th.

Click HERE for the event flier for more information and to register.


A Look At LibGuides: A FREE CDLC Event

By   03/18/2015

On Thursday, May 7th from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany there will be an informal afternoon gathering to discuss the use of Lib Guides in libraries.  It is Sponsored by CDLC’s Regional Automation Advisory Committee.  

It’ll start with an optional pizza lunch at noon followed up by short presentations by:
Jane Bentley of Questar III School Library System,
Tia Felock of Capital Region BOCES School Library System,
Carrie Buff of Schenectady County Community College, and
Caitlin Sheldon of Saratoga Springs Public Library.

From 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., they’ll open the floor up to six member libraries in a round-robin style discussion on how they’re using LibGuides.  These 10 minute spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis so claim your spot when registering!  At 2:30 p.m., they’ll finish up with a general discussion and question session.  This program is open to anyone interested in learning more about LibGuides but is not a hands-on workshop on how to develop them.

There is no cost for this event, which is open to all members of CDLC institutions.
Registration is required by  Friday, May 1st.  For more information and to register, click Here.