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Communications: Home

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.

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

Visit Us on Social Media!

CDLC maintains 3 social media channels. Follow us on Twitter. Like us on Facebook. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel.


Join a Group!

CDLC maintains a number of 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

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 members of our board, committees, and other working groups. If you contribute to CDLC in this capacity, we will automatically add you to that group email list.

Interested in the Past? Visit Our ReCap 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.

If you have any questions about your subscriptions and are unable to find an answer, email Kari Kakeh at

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