RRLC Library Assistants Group at Ronald McDonald House

The Rochester Regional Library Assistants’ Group prepared a ham dinner for the residents at the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester on November 23rd.  The folks who helped out were Frank Sykes (Director Livonia Public Library) and his daughter, Martha Ruggeri (RPL), Cathy Taylor and Donna Hanna (SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library), Dennis Clooney, and Conner Markel.  The […]

Ontario Public Library Cake Pan Collection

The Ontario Public Library in Wayne County, NY began circulating cake pans in 2014 and they continue to be very popular. We keep the rotating collection growing and interesting adding a handful of new pans yearly.  The collection contains many types of pans most of which are of durable high quality. Start with the easy […]

Jim Paprocki awarded Unsung Heroes Award

The Unsung Heroes Awards acknowledge and celebrate those members of the genealogy community who digitize, index, or transcribe documents of value to genealogical researchers and make them available online. The Rochester Genealogical Society is proud to announce that James “Jim” Paprocki is the winner in the Individual category for his tremendous work on the Rochester Churches […]

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 share certain questions with others. I will now […]

Everyday People: The Dinkle Family and Rochester’s African American Past

There is a new exhibit on display in the Local History & Genealogy Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County (2nd floor, Rundel Memorial Building). Based on the collection of library patrons Karen Dinkle Bunton and Jerry Bunton, Everyday People: The Dinkle Family and Rochester’s African American Past explores Rochester’s black heritage […]

Internships & Special Projects

Want to get help with a particular project and at the same time do something to promote the library profession? Then consider hosting an RRLC paid Intern or Special Project. RRLC is offering this opportunity to our members in order to: Help RRLC members undertake programs and projects they might not normally be able to […]

Mia Breitkopf joins St. John Fisher’s Lavery Library as Coordinator of Instruction and Research Services

Mia Breitkopf joined St. John Fisher’s Lavery Library on June 3, where she is now the Coordinator of Instruction and Research Services. In this new position, she will collaboratively lead instruction and research services alongside Lavery staff. Mia was previously working as a librarian at The College at Brockport, and moved to Rochester in 2015. […]

Harold Hacker Grant applications due September 30

Time for the annual grant opportunity created to honor Harold Hacker, founder of NY library systems, of the Pioneer Library System, the Monroe County Library System, and the Rochester Regional Library Council. APPLICATION INFORMATION

Dr. Jennifer Cannell named new Chair of the SJFC Library Media Specialist program

In September St. John Fisher College welcomes Dr. Jennifer Cannell as the new Chair of the Library Media Specialist program.  Dr. Cannell received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from The Sage Colleges in Albany, her Master of Library Science from Syracuse University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Special and Elementary Education from Nazareth College.  […]

Macedon Library launches inaugural Erie Canal Heritage Connection Event

On Saturday, July 27 the library launched the inaugural Erie Canal Heritage Connection Event.  The event was attended by 347 people who enjoyed everything from making butter to dancing  (see a video here.) to taking a horse-drawn historical tour of the Hamlet of Macedon!  The Macedon Public Library had volunteers, talented performers, dedicated Kiwanis club […]