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Special Interest Groups

In response to requests for more networking opportunities, CDLC is excited to announce new and returning Interest Groups as forums for members to discuss common interests. CDLC wants to help our members make local connections. Building these peer communities allows us all to grow, learn, explore, and network.

Meetings are open to all staff at CDLC member institutions as well as CDLC's personal members and take place at CDLC unless otherwise noted.  

Help us plan our meetings by registering! Check out the event listings on our Calendar or on the Summary of Special Interest Groups Events Page.

The Capital Area Library Assistants (CALA) Interest Group (libguide version)

CALA focuses on issues facing library support staff and represents those working in academic, public, school or special libraries in non-librarian positions. Facilitated by CALA’s Coordinating Committee, the group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th.

The Cataloging and Technical Services Interest Group

CATS provides a forum to discuss issues that encompass all areas of technical services. Topics may include ILS migration, batch loading of electronic resources, copy cataloging training, cataloging unique and challenging items. Facilitated by Katie Jezik at Hudson Valley Community College and Nancy Poehlmann at the University at Albany, the group’s first meeting is Wednesday, September 27th from 11 am-12 pm where meeting topics and a schedule will be discussed.

The Preservation Interest Group

This group focuses on preservation-related issues. Facilitated by Ann Kearney and Karen Kiorpes at the University at Albany, the group’s first meeting is Tuesday, September 26th from 9 am-10:30 am where meeting topics and a schedule will be discussed.

The Reference, Instruction, and Outreach (RIO) Interest Group

RIO provides a forum to discuss RIO issues while sharing ideas about potential speakers and workshops. Topics may include reference services, library promotion strategies, use of social media, information literacy, media literacy, virtual instruction, community engagement, library programming, and collaboration among campus groups. Facilitated by Kate Moss at The College of Saint Rose and Lisa Shaffer at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the group meets the second Thursday of each month from 11 am - 12 pm. The next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 14th where the topic will be Reference Desk Scheduling (note-no August meeting).

The Scholarly Communication Interest Group

This group will provide a forum to learn and share ideas about the various aspects of scholarly communication. Topics may include research, data collection & analysis, authoring, peer review, publication & copyright, grant compliance, discovery & dissemination, and impact. Facilitated by Kimberly Mitchell at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Traci Tosh at Albany Medical College, the group will hold its first meeting on Thursday, August 24th from 11 am- 12 pm where meeting topics and a schedule will be discussed.
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