ICEPAC/ICICILL SURVEY: Please voice your comments

The NNYLN Automation Committee is interested in the opinions of those who use ICEPAC and/or ICICILL

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Corset Guide

A “helpful” corset guide was posted in the Geneva Daily Times on November 22nd, 1900. It discusses how to choose a properly fitting corset, and through the rhetoric of the article, the stigmas attached to wearing an ill-fitting one

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Prohibition: Down to the Vote

A page in The Ogdensburg Advance and St. Lawrence Sunday Democrat reminds those who oppose the prohibition to get out and vote to end it within the nation. On December 5, 1933 the 21st amendment was ratified and ultimately ended the prohibition of alcohol.

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New Year’s Celebrations of Old

New Year’s resolutions, omens, and traditions abound. Ever wonder what would happen if you were a Babylonian King during the new year’s festival? Or what traditions the Scottish have for their new year? Click here to read the whole article written for the Cazenovia Republican in December of 1983.

Library Advocacy Day – Wednesday, March 1, 2017








Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Albany, NY

Library advocates can visit one-on-one with their legislators to inform them of NYLA’s State Budget Priorities for the year.

Advocacy Day Handout: Advocacy materials are distributed to Advocacy Day attendees to use in their meetings with legislators and staff.

Why is it important to travel to Albany to talk with my legislators about library issues?

  • Libraries need you to speak out for them.
  • Libraries need more state money.
  • Legislators need to learn what libraries do for citizens of New York State.

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NNYLN Technology Improvement Grants and Digitization Grants Awarded

  • Massena Public Library – $3,987 to create a Library Screening Room.
  • Thousand Islands Arts Center/Hand-Weaving Museum – $9,608 for Digitizing of the Hand-Weaving Collections of Mary Snider.
  • Ticonderoga Historical Society -$10,000 for the Digitization of Selected Portions of the Burt Loescher Collection on Rogers’ Rangers in the French and Indian War.
  • Crumb Library at SUNY Potsdam –  $9,600 for for the purchase and installation of 2 Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers with 3D scanner in a newly created maker space in the college libraries at SUNY Potsdam
  • Canton Free Library-  $4,950 for a lifetime subscription to Mango Languages.
  • Feinberg Library at SUNY Plattsburgh- $10,000 for Building a Digital Scholarship Infrastructure for Teaching and Learning.