Berlin Wall 1961

In August of 1961 the east German government closed the border between the east and west sectors of Berlin by building the infamous Berlin Wall. It became the symbol of the Cold War. The Plattsburgh-Press Republican discusses the propagandic value the wall held.

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DueNorth Implementation Dates

DueNorth is replacing ICICILL/ICEPAC over the next few weeks. Please see below for important dates regarding implementation: July 25, 2017:  School Library Systems cease all ICICILL use. August 1, 2017:  Power Users DueNorth Training Session, 10 am- 2 pm....
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Summer Drink Recipes from 1959!

Cool down this summer with a few drink recipes from the 1959 Cazenovia Republican. Any one of these would make a great refreshment for your 4th of July celebrations!

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Berlin Wall 1961

In August of 1961 the east German government closed the border between the east and west sectors of Berlin by building the infamous Berlin Wall. It became the symbol of the Cold War. The Plattsburgh-Press Republican discusses the propagandic value the wall held. To read the article from October 23, 1961, click here.

Call for Proposals for Upstate New York Science Librarians Meeting

The University of Rochester is excitedly planning the 2017 meeting of the Upstate New York Science Librarians. The meeting will be held on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at the Carlson Library, University of Rochester, Rochester NY.  Registration information is forthcoming.

This year there are two options for presenting:

Presentation: Throughout the day there will be several opportunities for presentations. Each presentation will be 15 minutes in length.

Poster Session:
We invite posters that explore the following six themes through the lens of science librarianship. The posters need not be reports of original research or an active research project, literature reviews are welcome.

  • Trends in research in higher education
  • Trends in R1 research libraries (beyond U.S. and Canada)
  • Trends in education (teaching and learning)
  • Trends in scholarly resources
  • Trends in student success
  • Trends in technology

For more ideas see presentations from previous years.  https://nyscilib.wordpress.com/meeting-archive/

Please submit your abstract for either a Poster or a Presentation https://goo.gl/forms/07pKrQL5CbC9dIEh2 .The deadline for proposals is September 15, 2017.

For more about New York State Science Librarians (UNYSCI) see https://nyscilib.wordpress.com/about-2/

Post expires on Saturday September 16th, 2017

Libraries Ready to Code (RtC) initiative of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), sponsored by Google

The American Library Association (ALA) has opened the application period for grants to develop public and school library programming that promotes computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) among youth. The grant opportunity, announced last month, is the latest phase of the Libraries Ready to Code (RtC) initiative of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), sponsored by Google.

Through a competitive request for proposals (RFP) process, a cohort of 25-50 libraries will be selected to receive grants of up to $25,000 to design and implement youth coding programs that incorporate Ready to Code concepts. Through these programs, the library cohort will collaboratively develop, pilot and rapidly iterate a “Ready to Code” toolkit containing a selection of CS resources for libraries and an implementation guide.

For more information about this funding opportunity, visit: http://www.ala.org/tools/readytocode

[Source: Mary Anne Waltz, Library Development Specialist 1, Division of Library Development, New York State Library]

 

DueNorth Implementation Dates

DueNorth is replacing ICICILL/ICEPAC over the next few weeks.

Please see below for important dates regarding implementation:

  • July 25, 2017:  School Library Systems cease all ICICILL use.
  • August 1, 2017:  Power Users DueNorth Training Session, 10 am- 2 pm. Northern New York Library Network Offices in Potsdam (Recommended primarily for systems managers)
  • August 25, 2017:  ICICILL closed to all new requests from all libraries.
  • August 31, 2017:  Last day for all libraries to begin using DueNorth.

We encourage all members who facilitate interlibrary loan for their library to attend the upcoming Power Users Training Session on Tuesday, August 1st – click the link above to register. If you work in a library system, please reach out to your supervisor regarding training opportunities.

Please contact the Network if you have any questions or concerns.

ASK THE LAWYER! FAQs Now Available

The Network’s ASK THE LAWYER! service now has a FAQ list, comprised of recent inquires made from various participating 3Rs library councils’ members.

To view the FAQ, click here.

NNYLN member libraries that would like to make use of this service should fill out this form.

Inquiries about this service should be sent to John Hammond (john@nnyln.org); (315) 265-1119.

Grant Opportunity – Spectrum Digital Education Grants

Is Spectrum (formerly Time-Warner) available in your community? Are you a 501(c)(3) organization? If yes, the  Spectrum Digital Education Grant (https://responsibility.spectrum.com/digitaledgrant/) may be for you! The program “supports nonprofit organizations that educate community members on the benefits of broadband and how to use the Internet to make their lives better.”  FAQs and criteria for applications are provided on the website.  Grants will range from $2,500 to $50,000. Deadline to apply:  August 11, 2017.