Member Profile: The Pop-Up Librarians by Amber Amidon

The libraries at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY are embracing a new model of reference: the reference desk as a mobile service point that takes the librarians all over campus. Our new “Ask a Librarian” program is a venture to meet our users closer to their point...

Fall Meeting & Grant Awardees

The NNYLN Fall Meeting this past Friday at St. Lawrence University was very informative. Network grant awardees presented on a wide range of projects and experiences. Their presentations will be archived on the website and linked to the post here: Fall Meeting...

Titanic Treasures

The Titanic wreck was found seventy-three years after it sunk to the bottom of the North Atlantic floor. The Journal on October 29th, 1987 discusses the treasures discovered on the sunken ship.

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Erie Canal Exhibits

Host a Small Exhibit at Your Library

The library councils are working on an exhibit to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the ground-breaking on the Erie Canal. It includes an online exhibit (featuring NY Heritage images) as well as a physical exhibit that will travel to different libraries. The physical exhibit will include 4 stand-up banners/posters and a freestanding kiosk holding an Android tablet (locked for security) allowing people to browse the online exhibit too. One exhibit is available for each library council’s region, each traveling throughout the region during the year. The schedule will rotate monthly, where the physical exhibit would change hands around the beginning of each month, moving to a different library.

Please contact the Network if you are interested in scheduling for your library: or (315) 265-1119 ext 4.


Here the Erie Canal Crosses the Mohawk River (via NY Heritage)

Plattsburgh Press-Republican Via Newsbank Database

The Plattsburgh Press-Republican is now accessible via our Newsbank subscription which also features the Watertown Daily Times. You can even create email alerts for both news sources! Newsbank is dedicated to providing easy access to the world’s largest repository of reliable information including diverse source types such as printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Access it on our website here.


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Happy Mother’s Day!

Don’t forget to wish your mother a happy Mother’s Day on the 14th of this month. Check out the lovely Mother’s Day poem featured in the Indian Time on May 6th, 1994. You can read the full page, including the fun messages left by children for their mothers by visiting NYS Historic Newspapers here.

April Fools!

Buffalo’s The Bee put a disclaimer up on its front page warning readers that the articles in this issue are not truthful. In bold lettering, the title instructs all readers to read the disclaimer before reading the rest of the paper. To read more of the paper from March 31, 1944 click here.