NNYLN 52nd Annual Meeting

Registration for the Network's Annual Meeting is now open; for the agenda, speakers, topics, and location, go here.  There is no charge for attendance, but pre-registration is required. To see more about the conference venue, click...
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NNYLN Outstanding Student Employee Awards:

The staff of participating NNYLN libraries are invited to identify students to receive these outstanding Student Worker awards. Award recipients should exemplify the standards of service and professionalism that make them role models for all student workers in...
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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.

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2016-17 Grants Announced

The Northern New York Library Network is again offering its members an opportunity to apply for a NNYLN Technology Services Innovation Grant or a NNYLN Digitization Grant. read more…

2016 Annual Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone who came to our 2016 Annual Meeting in Lake Placid. There were excellent presentations, networking opportunities, and the presentation of our 26th Excellence in Library Service Award.

Congratulations to Chris Hebblethwaite from SUNY Oswego on being awarded our 26th Excellence in Library Service Award.

Also a thank you to all of our presenters. The presentations that they gave are linked below as well.



Jeff Mixter, OCLC Research Division – “Linked Data 101
Karyn Norwood, Adirondack Architectural Heritage – “Historic Libraries: The National Register and Beyond
Connie Holberg, Jefferson Community College – “Going from the 20th Century to the 21st Century in Two Not-So-Easy Steps
Matt Corey, North Country Library System – “360 Cameras in Libraries
Kelly Wilson, St. Lawrence-Lewis School Library System – “NYS Social Studies Frameworks”
Michelle Young, Clarkson University – “Electronic Remodeling
Ben Carman, Plattsburgh Public Library – “Youth Activity Space”
Linda Bull, New York State Archives – “How Secure Are Your Records? Cyber Security for Libraries



The rest of the photos from the Annual Meeting are on NNYLN’s Flickr page.

Livingston Republican – June 7, 1855

Livingston Republican – June 7, 1855 – An earthquake of the most violent kind has taken place at Japan, and among other misfortunes has occasioned the loss of the Russian frigate Diana. The Amrican Steamer Powhattan, which was in the vicinitty, and which saved many of the ship wrecked mariners, has prepared an account of it.

(Find this and more interesting articles on the NYS Historic Newspapers website.)

Points North

Points North Newsletter – NNYLN will be holding a webinar on Local Collections on New York Heritage on June 23rd, from 3pm to 4pm. This webinar will talk about how to bring local historical collections to New York Heritage, or if the collection is already hosted by NYH, how to improve and make the collection more visible to the public. Learn about this, and more, in June’s Points North Newsletter.