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July 17, 2018

Headquarters News

Eli Guinnee, Executive Director

Please note, the newsletter will be on vacation next week.  But keep sending your summer program news and photos!

Construction Grant Update 

Hi Grant Writers!  Thanks for submitting your Intent to Apply forms.  We received 11 applications by the deadline.  Some of these were missing contractor quotes or SHPO confirmations.  Please get these to me ASAP; digital is best as I'm out of the office this week.  

We will be in touch very soon to confirm the presentation schedule on July 28!  We have some exciting projects this year (and some boring-but-critical ones too) and the board is looking forward to learning about them!  

Olean Newspapers Online!

Funded by an RBDB grant from WNYLRC, Olean has completed the digitization and upload five historical newspaper collections.  This is a great addition to the Chautauqua and Cattaraugus collections on NY Historic Newspapers.  
The Democrat.
Olean daily herald.
Click below to learn more about the desperados shot down this week 110 years ago...



July 28 @ CCLS Headquarters: Construction Grant Project Presentations

August 1, 10AM to NOON: Ancestry Library Edition with Tina Scott @ Prendergast Library,
Register w/ Megan,
August 8, 9:30-3 @ Pioneer Library System: RLRT Summer Symposium
More information and registration

August 22, 10am to NOON - Olean Public Library
Trainer: Kim Mahar.  Register:

September 18-20: KOHA Train the Trainer
Let Eli know if you want to be a volunteer trainer!

Save the Date! October 10 @ St. Bonaventure: CCLS Annual Meeting 

October 29: Koha go live!

November 7-10: NYLA 2018 @  Rochester



Pioneers at Prendergast


Hazeltine Has Lots to be Thankful for!

The Artmobile on the Road Visiting Libraries!

This week: Allegany and Olean!  Follow it online.


Upcoming @ WNYLRC

Reminder that CCLS maintains a fund to pay for your attendance at WNYLRC workshops.  Ask Eli or Kathy for your secret code to make these free!...

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Back-end Web Development With PHP, taught by Jim Gerland: This session will be an introduction to the PHP language including programming concepts. Students will learn about variables, arrays, functions, conditional statements, and looping structures. PHP can be embedded in an HTML file to provide interactivity with a back-end server for database and file access.
Knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript is recommended.
We do have limited number of laptops for use, but you may want to bring your own.
You must install the necessary software before attending this class. It will take about 30-45 minutes to do so. Here are Jim's instructions for installation:
TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Vintage Game Night at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site: Join us for a vintage game night at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site! We have discounted tickets for our WNYLRC members! Admission includes: 1 drink, snacks, and a selection of all-you-can-play vintage games! Doors open at 5:30 pm. This does not count for CE credit; it is simply a fun networking opportunity.
Limited to 20 people. Bring your partners!
Beverages are provided by Flying Bison Brewing company. Age 21 & over
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Back-end Web Development With MySQL, taught by Jim Gerland: This session will be an introduction to database concepts using MySQL. Students will learn how to take data from an HTML form and use the SQL (Structured Query Language) statements in their PHP code to insert and retrieve database information and display that data on a web page.
Knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript is recommended.
We do have limited number of laptops for use, but you may want to bring your own.
You must install the necessary software before attending this class. It will take about 30-45 minutes to do so. Here are Jim's instructions for installation:
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Writing RBDB Grants Effectively, with Sheryl Knab and Heidi Ziemer: NY Heritage or NYS Historic Newspapers. Do you want to create online finding aids for your collections? Has a staff member developed an idea for a new service that uses social media tools? Projects such as these are candidates for possible grant funding through the Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program (RBDB). If you have never written an RBDB grant or if you want to learn some tips and tricks, please join us for this brief informational program that will provide an overview of the grant process as well as provide suggestions for writing the best possible grant proposal.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
INTERSECT Unconference: Where People And Ideas Meet!: This brand new regional gathering of library and information professionals will be taking place at the Hilton Garden Inn, Buffalo, NY on Friday, October 5, 2018. The purpose of INTERSECT is to facilitate a culture of co-learning among librarians and other interested professionals in the region by bringing people together to network and share ideas in an interactive, engaging, informal setting where participants determine the content.
**Program is forthcoming. If you have questions about any of the sessions, please feel free to email me – descriptions will be coming soon.**
SIGN UP TODAY for Early Bird Pricing, which is $30! Early bird registration lasts until August 15th; afterwards, it will remain at $40 for members and $50 for non-members.
Once you sign up, please fill out this Wufoo form to determine session attendance, lunch time activity, and your meal choices.
Register for all WNYLRC workshops here:


Last Week: How's Summer Reading Going so Far?
A little slow--39.1%
Pretty good--17.4%

Youth Services Corner

Valle Blair

Some ‘Rockin’ ideas for Libraries Rock!

Making sound sandwiches! 
Check the how-to video on this site!  How-to sheet here!
Making instruments from stuff!
Have your kids create their own band with these easy to make instruments from inexpensive materials.
Maracas, guitars, and pan flutes – these instruction sheets make it easy.
Making rocks - and eating them!
Bring a little of the “S” in STEM to you library this summer.  Check out this video on the way 3 types of rocks, sedimentary, igneous, & metamorphic, are made using food.  Try the experiments on these handouts and then eat them! - 8 1/2 min. video about types of rocks
Portions shared by ALSC guest blogger, Allie Barton, children’s librarian at the Belle Isle Library.

Outreach Corner

Tom Vitale

Hi Everyone!
I am still scheduling coverage for our tables at the Chautauqua County Fair in Dunkirk, beginning on Monday 7/16/18 and going through Sunday 7/22/18. I thank those who have come forward to volunteer. However, I have a lot of no coverage slots. Please consider covering a 2 hour shift. You will receive a day pass and parking pass, and if you bring a child along, and submit a receipt to me, you will reimbursed for your child being at the fair with you. Also remember, this is a good time to bring your fliers, calendars, bookmarks, promo items, etc. to give out and talk to the people of Chautauqua County (and beyond – we do get visitors from other areas) about your individual library!!! J The best advertising up here in WNY in word of mouth! J
The coverage I still need is as follows:
Monday 7/16: 2PM – 4 PM, 4PM – 6PM, 6PM – 8PM
Tuesday 7/17: 4PM – 6PM, 6PM – 8PM
 Wednesday 7/18: 2PM – 4PM, 4PM – 6PM, 6PM – 8PM
 Thursday 7/19: 12PM – 2PM, 2PM – 4PM, 4PM – 6PM, 6PM – 8PM
 Friday 7/20: 2PM – 4PM, 4PM – 6PM, 6PM – 8PM
 Saturday 7/21: 12PM – 2PM, 2PM – 4PM, 4PM – 6PM, 6PM – 8PM
 Sunday 7/22: 12PM – 2PM, 2PM – 4PM, 4PM – 6PM, 6PM – 8PM
Here is the Doodle Link to sign up for coverage:

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