January 2021
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The RRLC Annual Report 2019-2020 is now available. We invite you to review the report, which details some of the wonderful work that RRLC and member libraries accomplished during the past fiscal year.
We want to thank all of our members for being part of our collaborative network and we look forward to working with you in 2021!

View Your New York Heritage Collection Statistics

New York Heritage page views are now available online. The linked table shows New York Heritage page views for participating RRLC members. To view your 2020 statistics click the link, RRLC New York Heritage Page Views.

To see more granular New York Heritage statistics from across the state visit, NYH Website Traffic report. 

If you have a collection on NYHeritage, try adding the NYHeritage logo to your website with a link. Collections on nyheritage.org that are linked from an institution’s own website experience significantly higher traffic than those that don’t.

If you contributed newspapers to NYS Historic Newspapers, you can find the logos available here on the lower left side of the page. We also suggest that you link to NYS Historic Newspapers alongside your subscription newspaper databases for extra visibility.  

If you have finding aids on EmpireADC, you can link directly to each of your finding aids or link to your institution’s full list of collection finding aids. Check out how the Buffalo History Museum and Geneva Historical Society did it.

If you don’t participate in any of these services you can still add links from your resources pages.

Need any help?  RRLC is here to help!  Reach out to Ryan Hughes at rhughes@rrlc.org for additional information on how to insert these logos and links into your website and on your social media pages. 

Jennifer Caccavale began as the new Director at Seymour Library on December 7, 2020. Jennifer had previously worked at the Penfield Library. Welcome Jennifer!
Anna Elsloo has joined RIT Libraries as Remote Collections and Lending Specialist. She is responsible for RIT’s Offsite Collections and collaborating with other library departments to circulate these materials by patron request.
January 1st was celebrated as Public Domain Day. This year copyrighted works from 1925 entered the US public domain, where they are free for all to use and build upon. Learn more here.

The RRLC Technology Grant is open!  For more information and application details, click here.

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Member News
  • The Monroe County Library system is teaming up with RochesterWorks! to provide a series of workshops for library staff to share tips and trick around helping patrons get back to work. This series will review ways library staff can help patrons with creating their resumes, cover letters, and performing general job searches. The series includes helping patrons with: 
    Cover Letters - Wed., January 13, 9:00AM and Job Searching -Wed., February 10, 3:00PM.
  • Henrietta Public Library - Racist Policy and Resistance in Rochester, Thursday January 21, 7:00PM. Have you heard of the term "redlining" and not known what it meant? Have you wondered about the civil rights movement in the 1960's and if it affected Rochester? Join us as we welcome Shane Wiegand, a 4th grade teacher in the RH School District, and learn about Racist Policy and Resistance in Rochester.
  • Henrietta Public Library - How-To Books We Love, Wednesday, January 27, 7:00PM.The new year's a good time to learn something new, so we're going to share our favorite books that have taught us how to do things. Library staff will share some of their favorites, and we'll look forward to hearing about your favorites, too.
  • St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry - The Annual Otto A. Shults Lecture Series
The Greece Historical Society Museum is closed until March 7, 2021 but you can join them for these online programs via Zoom:
Tuesday, January 12, Mark Twain and the Civil War by Rosemary Irwin
Thursday, January 21, Annual Membership Meeting
Tuesday, February 9, "Everyday People: The Dinkle Family and Rochester's African American Past"
Registration is required here.
 
The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World is now open at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. This exhibit tells more than 200 stories of diverse, dedicated women who made a difference. Learn more here.
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