February 2021
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The RRLC/ Causewave Capacity Building Grant application is now open!
We believe in libraries and we believe in helping them build their capacities in the areas of marketing, fundraising, customer service and board development. Whether you would like to develop a dynamic and effective Board, identify your library’s brand, develop a strategic fundraising plan, create or enhance your library’s marketing plan, make improvements to patron, donor & community member experiences, learn how to develop clear values for your library, or even achieve a consensus-based mission statement – RRLC and Causewave Community Partners are here to help! For more information and application details, click here.

New York Heritage News

New York Heritage Bits & Bytes Webinar with Claire Lovell is now on YouTube.

Claire Lovell, representing Manlius Historical Society, describes how she helped to build a relationship between the historical society and the Manlius Library, used the digitized images to make a virtual tour of Manlius, sparked a whirlwind of detailed responses on Facebook, and discovered a tale of murder in Manlius.

Do you have a story to share about your New York Heritage collections?  Contact Ryan Hughes to be a part of a future broadcast.

Emily Artruc has recently joined Lavery Library at St. John Fisher College as a Circulation Supervisor. Welcome Emily!
Brighton Memorial Library recently hired four part-time Pages. Welcome to all of you!
Agnes McClear
John Muir
Michal Harel
Neeta Primo
The Carlson Center for Intellectual Property, part of the Business Insight Center at the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, received an honorable mention for the Innovation Awards in Workforce and Economic Development from the Urban Libraries Council. To view the Urban Libraries Council brochure of innovators and honorable mentions click here.
The 2021 Digies Festival is now open for submissions! The Digies is an annual digital media festival run by the School Library System of the Genesee Valley BOCES. The Digies encourages students to be active creators of digital media and celebrates their achievements. Learn more here.
Join RRLC for A Foot in the Door: Increasing Your Chances to Get a Library Job Interview, taking place Wednesday, February 17, 2:00-3:30 PM. Have you seen a job that matches your experience, applied for it, and never even been called in for an interview? It might be that you need to brush up on your job application skills! Register today!
Register today for FLX Kids Are Alright Health Literacy Training. This initiative aims to improve mental health literacy for middle- and high-school aged youth in five counties in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. This is a unique partnership between Common Ground HealthMonroe County Library SystemPioneer Library System and the Rochester Regional Library Council. Click here to learn more about this two part training for library staff.

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Henrietta Public Library:
  • Happy Cat 101, Thursday, February 11, 7-8:30 PM. Learn the top 10 things you can do to ensure that your cat lives its best life! 
  • Books We Hate, Wednesday, February 17, 7-8 PM. Our library staff will share some books they love to hate, and we’ll look forward to hearing about your zero-star books as well.
  • Learning LinkedIn: Building Your Professional Brand Thursday, February 18, 7-8:30 PM. Utilizing LinkedIn can be advantageous in many ways - connecting with like-minded people, getting more information about specific career topics, and, of course, finding your next job!
  • Organizing Your Digital Bookshelf Monday, February 22, 6:30-7:30 PM. Have you ever picked up a book and been unsure if you've read it? Or wanted to add a book to a list to read later, but forgotten about it? Goodreads can help! Join to learn what Goodreads is and how it can help you organize what you are reading.

Black Men in White Coats documentary dissects the systemic barriers preventing black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences for society at large. The film can be viewed at any time from Monday, February 15th through Friday, February 19th here. The library will also be hosting a panel discussion about the film featuring local black medical professionals on Friday the 19th at 6 pm. Registration is required—to join the discussion, register here.

The Greece Historical Society & Greece Public Library, in collaboration with the Rochester Public Library presents: Everyday People: The Dinkle Family and Rochester's African American Past, Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 7-8:30 PM.
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