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As a member benefit, CDLC encourages communications and connections with and among our members and you can participate at your own comfort level. Whether you'd like to join 1 or 10 groups to send and receive messages or just receive the occasional update, CDLC can accommodate you! Below is a list of communication channels CDLC supports.

Mailing Lists

Get CDLC News Delivered to Your Inbox!

CDLC maintains 3 lists through a third-party vendor, Constant Contact.

  • From the Director: Monthly CDLC updates with some additional news of interest
  • Special & CE Announcements: CE RoundUps and announcements for other Events of Interest
  • TechTalk: Weekly help topics to increase your effectiveness in the workplace, including Tech, Communication, and Leadership Tips

Google Groups

Join a Group!

CDLC maintains several unmoderated Google Groups that revolve around issues of interest to librarians and library staff. Once you join a list, you are welcome to participate, ask questions, and send announcements.

  • General discussions and announcements of interest to CDLC members
  • Capital Area Library Assistants Interest Group
  • Cataloging and Technical Services Interest Group
  • For those interested in Health Librarianship
  • High School to College Transition Interest Group
  • Preservation Interest Group
  • Reference, Instruction, Outreach Interest Group
  • Scholarly Communications Interest Group
  • Solo Librarians Interest Group
  • Science Librarians Interest Group

If you are interested in joining any of these groups, you can send an email to [group email]  For example, to join CDLC-l, send an email (from the email account you'd like to subscribe!) to

CDLC also maintains various closed groups for board and committee members as well as other working groups. If you contribute to CDLC in this capacity, we will automatically add you to that group email list.

Visit the Archive!

The premier issue of CDLC's Newsletter, distributed in November 1966, was titled "Newsletter No. 1." Like most serials, a name change was inevitable. In 1974 "The Newsletter" became "ReCap, The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council." In September 2010 (Number 68), the name was changed to "ReCap Online, The Newsletter of the Capital District Library Council." The last issue of ReCap was published in the Fall of 2018 when it was replaced with "From the Director".  You can read some of our past issues by visiting our ReCap Archive Page.

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