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SENYLRC News Update: SENYLRC News January 2014

A quick round-up of late-breaking stories that relate to your work!

January-February 2014 SENYLRC Matters Addendum

WOW! A lot has happened since we published the January-February SENYLRC Matters! We have this addendum because news this big can't wait until March!

  • Medical Librarianship Class at CLRC
  • NYLA Library Advocady Day 2014
  • Library as Publisher brown bag
  • Computers in Libraries Conference
  • Net Neutrality Struck Down
  • NYLA YSS Spring Conference
  • Sojourner Truth Tidbit

Library Paternership Strategies Brown Bag

The I2NY initiative Library as Publisher ( is hosting a series of five free online Brown Bag discussions to address how the role of libraries in New York State can change from transactional to transformational.

Ultimately, the goal of these Brown Bag discussions is to encourage libraries and archives to test the waters as “publishers." To this end, the NY 3Rs Association, Inc. will offer a “Library as Publisher Innovation/Incubator Grant," so watch your inbox for more information!

The first of the series of participatory webinars is Library Partnership Strategies: Library and Publisher, Library as Publisher, to be held on February 19th, 2014 at 1:00pm.

Dean Hendrix of the University of Buffalo Libraries and Cyril Oberlander of SUNY Geneseo Milne Library will share details and lessons learned from their recent pilot projects. One pilot attempted to work with publishers to secure a textbook subscription based solution to the high-cost of textbooks while the other pilot had libraries collaborating with faculty to produce open textbooks. What do both pilots say about the future of library and commercial publishing?

Join us and share your thoughts!  Please register for this free event at

You won't believe how many ways a 30-day license to will AMAZE you!


Sojourner Truth

163 Years Ago, A Former Slave Rocked The World With These Words

Medical Librarianship Class at CLRC

Evidence-Based Librarianship: Using Evidence in Health Sciences Libraries

  • WHEN: Monday, March 24, 2014, 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • WHERE: CLRC Training Room, Syracuse
  • COST:  (includes lunch): $25.00 for NY3Rs Members; $39.00 for Non-Members
  • PRESENTER: Lorie Kloda, MLIS, AHIP, PhD
  • Register Here and see the complete schedule and course details.

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce the tenets of evidence-based library and information practice to all library practitioners and to demonstrate tools and strategies for applying evidence in practice. The course will look beyond the formal evidence-based practice (EBP) model and place evidence within the context of real-world decision making. The course will consist of a lecture introducing the purpose and process of evidence-based library and information practice followed by structured activities designed to demonstrate this process. Participants will engage in a large group discussion of barriers and enablers to evidence-based practice as well as small group activities analyzing case studies. The course will also draw on published literature, including the “Using Evidence in Practice” series in the journal, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, as models of real-world successful implementation of the EBP process.

Please note: This is not a course on evidence-based medicine, and it will not cover topics such as EBM, PICO, biomedical database searching, or critical appraisal of articles on treatment, diagnosis, etc. This class is worth 6 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association.

Lodging Information: For our out of town guests, CLRC has reserved a block of rooms at the Best Western Plus, Carrier Circle, just minutes from CLRC! The negotiated rate of only $82 (including hot breakfast buffet) will be valid until March 23. Please mention “CNY Library” when making your reservation.

About the presenter: Lorie Kloda is the Assessment Librarian at McGill University Library in Montreal. She has collaborated with several research teams in designing and producing systematic reviews in healthcare and is a member of the Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information Professionals. She is also the Associate Editor for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, an open access, peer reviewed journal that is published quarterly, hosted by the University of Alberta Learning Services, and supported by an international team of editorial advisers.

Note: This class is normally offered to MLA members at an individual cost of $290, $520 for non-members. CLRC is offering this class to members of the NY 3Rs Association, Inc. at less than 10% of the MLA member price.

This workshop has been funded in part with Federal funds awarded to the Central New York Library Resources Council from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

See CLRC’s Registration Policy for additional details on registration, cancellation, and refunds.

Net Neutrality Struck Down

ALA Troubled by Court's Net Neutrality Decision, and why you should be too:

...from the MHLS Bulletin...


"ALA Troubled by Court's Net Neutrality Decision, and why you should be too: Last week the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) "Net Neutrality" decision. American Library Association (ALA) President Barbara Stripling had this to say:

ALA President
Barbara Stripling 

 ".... ALA has been a long-time supporter of the free flow of  information for all people. Now that the Internet has become the primary mechanism for delivering information, services and applications to the general public, it is especially important that commercial Internet Service Providers are not able to control or manipulate the content of these communications.

 "The court's decision gives commercial companies the astounding legal authority to block Internet traffic, give preferential treatment to certain Internet services or applications, and steer users to or away from certain web sites based on their own commercial interests. This ruling, if it stands, will adversely affect the daily lives of Americans and fundamentally change the open nature of the Internet, where uncensored access to information has been a hallmark of the communication medium since its inception...


"The ability of the Internet to spread and share ideas is only getting better... We must work to ensure that these resources are not relegated to second-class delivery on the Internet - or else the intellectual freedoms fostered by the Internet will be seriously constrained. ALA will work with policy-makers and explore every avenue possible to restore the long-standing principle of nondiscrimination to all forms of broadband access to the Internet."


For more info on network neutrality, visit  


What you can do today to speak up:

  • Sign the petition "Restore Net Neutrality By Directing the FCC to Classify Internet Providers as "Common Carriers": 
  • Write to your national representatives about your concerns: 
  • Watch for further calls to action from the American Library Association & the New York Library Association"

NYLA Library Advocacy Day 2014

Download this flyer, which includes directions about taking the bus to Albany as well as other helpful information about Advocacy Day on Wednesday, Feburary 26th.

Computers in Libraries Conference

SENYLRC is proud to announce that through an arrangement with the NY 3Rs Association, Inc. we are offering a reduced rate for the Computers in Libraries (CIL) conference, April 7-9, 2014, at the Hilton Washington, Washington DC.

By registering through the NY 3Rs Association, you will be eligible for the special rate of $299.00 for the 3-day event (if you register before March 7th).  That is a 40% savings off the regular conference registration cost of $499.00!

Click here to sign up for the discount code.

If your library is a member of  a regional library council (CDLC, CLRC, METRO, NNYLN, RRLC, SCRLC, SENYLRC, or WNYLRC), then you’re a member of the NY3Rs and eligible for a discount on the registration for this great conference!

Visit the Computers in Libraries 2014 conference page at Information Today’s web site for full conference program information.

No discounts are available for any pre- or post-conference workshops, nor are discounts available on daily rates.

NYLA YSS Spring Conference

The 2014 New York Library Association (NYLA) Youth Services Section (YSS) Spring Conference is scheduled for Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains, NY. For more information, pelase visit or download the press release and event brochure below.

Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
21 South Elting Corners Road | Highland, NY 12528
Phone: (845) 883-9065