Network Office and COVID-19

In our effort to help contain the spread of COVID-19, Network staff are currently working from home but remain just as accessible as always through all the same channels, M-F, 8am-4pm.

Please direct any questions to Executive Director Meg Backus, or let us know if we can help. meg@nnyln.org, 315-265-1119 x1.

Network Grants Now Open

The two categories of our grants are Special Collections and Action and are due August 7, 2020. Special Collections grants are geared toward creating access—physical or intellectual—to special content that would be useful to others. The "Action" category is new this...

ASK THE LAWYER! Database

Do you have legal questions about what your library can provide to its users? Check out the Ask the Lawyer database first to see if your question has already been anwered! Each question has been tagged with relevant topics and the year in which it was posted. You can...

New Resource on Census 2020 from New York State Library

The New York State Library recently announced the release of the Census 2020 Resources web page. In an effort to count every person living in the United States,  by April 1, 2020 the U.S. Census Bureau will have sent out invitations to participate in the 2020 Census,...
ASK THE LAWYER! Recently Asked Questions

ASK THE LAWYER! Recently Asked Questions

Do you have legal questions about what your library can provide to its users?   A quick update regarding the Ask The Lawyer page! If you’ve been on it recently, you may have noticed some changes. Each question now has its own unique permalink, so you can easily...

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Recent College Transitions Conference a Success

Recent College Transitions Conference a Success

The first Successful Approaches to College Transitions conference, sponsored by the Northern NY Library Network (NNYLN), took place March 26, 2019, at Jefferson Community College Library.  Librarians, teachers, and administrators representing public libraries, higher...

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Plattsburgh Public Library Creative Makerspace

The NNYLN Technology Service Improvement grant provided funds to outfit the newly available creative maker space with a computer and monitor for the 3D printers, a charging station, several Chromebooks, project lockers, robotics competition equipment, and...

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Advocacy Alert!

Advocacy Alert!

Advocacy Alert! Governor Andrew Cuomo has released his 2019-2020 Executive Budget proposal, pitched as a “Democracy Agenda,” which includes drastic cuts to library funding. If democracy relates to active participation of the people in politics and civic life,...

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Inspiration at ALSC National Institute Conference

Inspiration at ALSC National Institute Conference

Thanks to the Northern New York Library’s Network’s professional development grant program, I recently had the opportunity to attend the ALSC National Institute, one of the only conferences dedicated to children’s librarianship. I attended some wonderful sessions on...

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