Category Archives: News from the Field

Library Advocacy Day Carpool: Seats Still Available!

By   02/04/2016

Library Advocacy Day 2016 is quickly approaching: on March 2nd hundreds of librarians, trustees & other library advocates will flock to Albany to meet with their legislators.  

Why is it important to travel to Albany to talk with your legislators about library issues?

  •  Libraries need you to speak out for them.
  •  Libraries need more state money.
  •  Legislators need to learn what libraries do for citizens of New York State.

A car will be leaving SALS (22 Whitney Place, Saratoga Springs) on March 2nd at 7AM – please let Laurie Buckley know if you would like to carpool from the SALS parking lot, or if you plan to join us for our Advocacy Day visits.

Car parking is available under the Empire State Plaza in the Visitor Lot. You can get to this lot by taking the Empire State Plaza Exit off I-787. There is a fee to park in this lot and it usually fills up fairly early. In addition, the driver has to show a photo ID to enter the parking lot. Further information, directions, and additional information on downtown parking lots can be obtained by visiting the NYS OGS web site

View/Download the SALS Legislative Day Schedule

View/Download the NYLA 2016 Legislative Agenda

View/Download the 2016 SALS Advocacy Guide

As always, if you are unable to travel to Albany – please consider visiting our legislators in their home offices, or reaching out through NYLA’s Advocacy Page.  It only takes a few minutes to contact your elected officials to ask them to support libraries.

Check out our 2015 Library Advocacy Day Photos, and we hope you’ll join us on March 2nd: 


Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

By   12/11/2015

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public.

Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient!

Participants will be equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites, e-patient resources and collection development core lists. We will also discuss creative ideas for health information outreach.

Lydia N. Collins is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR).

This program is open and free to all CDLC member library staff. We hope to see you there!

Registration is required by Monday, December 14th.

Registrants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to get the most from this workshop. CDLC has a small number of laptops available to borrow. Please let us know if you need one.

As always, if you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D’Entremont at susan @