Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages to Kick-Off the LILRC Annual Conference

With less than 48 hours until this year’s LILRC 23rd Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future, here’s a sneak peek at our guest speaker for Thursday night.

Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages, Assembly District 22, will kick-off the event as our dinner speaker with her presentation, “From the State House to the Stacks- A dialogue on engaging State Government.”

She will discuss how libraries nationwide are straining from the effect of annual cuts in funding. According to the American Library Association, over the past four years more than half the states have reported a decrease in funding, with cumulative cuts averaging greater than 10 percent. As demand for essential services increases, library advocates and communities must look for ways to engage government and lawmakers.

Haven’t registered yet?  There’s still time!  Visit the LILRC website at www.lilrc.org for additional information or go to http://www.lilrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/event1410.pdf for the registration form.

Long Island Reception @ 2014 NYLA Annual Conference

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Are you attending this year’s NYLA Annual Conference?  If so, please feel free to join us for the 214 Long Island Reception.

Lillian’s Restaurant
Thursday, November 6, 2014
6PM-8PM

Feel free to stop in to eat, drink, and have a chance to chat with your colleagues.

Let us know you’re coming! Join our Facebook event page online at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1504937363071796/.

We look forward to seeing you there!

LILRC Hosts Its First Technical Services Open Forum

On Friday, October 3, 2014, the LILRC Resource Sharing and Management Committee held its first Technical Services Open Forum, which provided attendees with a panel discussion on emerging trends in the Technical Services field.

The program began with an introductory overview on current professional developments and hot topics in library technical services and was followed by brief presentations from a panel of experts who discussed their experiences with such things as migrating a library to a cloud-based integrated library system (ILS) and implementing a discovery platform.

Take a look at the presentations from the day’s event (in PDF format):

David A. Jank, Assistant Professor, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long IslandUniversity/CW Post Campus

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Mellissa Hinton, Assistant Dean, Technical & Digital Services, B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, Long Island University/CW Post Campus

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Pamela Harpel-Burke, Catalog Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Services, Axinn Library, Hofstra University

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Dawn Romano, Electronic Resources Coordinator, Axinn Library, Hofstra University

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Special thanks to the Farmingdale Public Library for hosting this event.

LILRC Annual Conference Final Speaker Sneak Peek: Christian Zabriskie

With only 4 days and counting to take advantage of early bird rates for this year’s LILRC 23rd Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future, here’s another look at our final guest speaker for Friday’s event.

CZheadshotChristian Zabriskie, founder and Executive Director of Urban Librarians Unite, will be presenting:

Street Librarianship: Going Where Your Users Aren’t

Urban Librarians Unite has been doing creative advocacy and active outreach for libraries in New York City. They have developed their own brand of “narrative advocacy” where they “lean in to the controlled crazy” for five years of budget battles. Hear about how they create dynamic library activism as well as doing direct community outreach via street librarianship.

More about Christian:
Christian Zabriskie is the founder and Executive Director of Urban Librarians Unite, a 501c3 dedicated to promoting libraries and librarianship in large urban centers. He is the coauthor of Grassroots Library Advocacy: A Special Report available through ALA Editions and a frequent speaker on library advocacy, urban libraries, graphic novels in libraries, and library service to at risk youth.

Please visit the LILRC website at www.lilrc.org for additional information or go to http://www.lilrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/event1410.pdf for the registration form.

In addition to the Early Bird rate, we’re offering a First Time Attendee discount—be sure to take advantage today!

Here’s Another Sneak Peek at LILRC Annual Confernece Speakers: Erin Cannan & Erica Freudenberger

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Think Outside the Bricks: Embed, Engage, Expand

speakersWith less than 7 days and counting to take advantage of early bird rates for this year’s LILRC 23rd Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future, here’s another look at two of our guest speakers for Friday’s event.

Erin Cannan, Associate Director of Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement and Erica Freudenberger, Director of Red Hook Public Library (pictured to the right) will be presenting:

Innovation and Transformation Through Partnership

Libraries are cornerstone to American democracy. What does it mean for libraries to look beyond the boundaries of space and mission? What does it mean when librarians act as innovators responsible for forging private and public partnerships in order to act as central agents for change?  Find out how Red Hook Public Library redefined its goals as a small rural library by seeking partnerships, including the one it forged with Bard College.  Learn how the experience changed both the organization and the people involved. Erin Cannan, Associate Director of Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement and Erica Freudenberger, Director of Red Hook Public Library, share their experience as public innovators where a partnership led to personal and professional transformations both for their organizations and the communities they serve.

Please visit the LILRC website at www.lilrc.org for additional information or go to http://www.lilrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/event1410.pdf for the registration form.

In addition to the Early Bird rate, we’re offering a First Time Attendee discount—be sure to take advantage today!

Emergency Preparedness Webinars with NEDCC

NY3Rs Association, Inc. Presents:
Emergency Preparedness Webinar Series with the Northeast Document Conservation Center

Risk Assessment for Emergency Preparedness
Monday, October 20, 2014 – 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Most cultural heritage organizations are aware of the need for a disaster plan that addresses prevention of and response to emergencies that may affect collections. Assessing the risks to your collection is the foundation for an effective disaster plan. This webinar introduces the central elements of emergency preparedness and explores ways to identify internal and external hazards in order to assess and mitigate the risks they pose. Natural, industrial, technological, building, and human hazards will be examined for mitigation and planning purposes.

Disaster Planning
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

A disaster plan is an integral component of effective collections stewardship, but preparation of a plan can be daunting. This webinar, building upon Risk Assessment for Emergency Preparedness, introduces the steps involved in creating a disaster plan. The importance of including staff in disaster preparations and training is addressed, as well as recommended supplies, vendors, and equipment. dPlan, an online tool for creating a disaster plan, is introduced, as are various resources to assist in disaster planning, response, and recovery.

Assessing Risk to Digital Assets
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Planning for the care of digital collections and services in the case of disaster is as important as planning for the care of analog collections, but often these intangible objects receive less attention. This webinar introduces the methods and tools for assessing and mitigating likely risks to digital materials within the context of responsible digital preservation practices, as well as ways to integrate response and recovery for digital collections into an institutional disaster plan.

Visit http://www.lilrc.org/events for more information.

New NY3Rs Webinars Announced & Open for Registration

If you’re looking for virtual continuing education events to suppliment our in-person training sessions, then be sure to check out the upcoming webinars from the NY3Rs Association, Inc.  Registration is now open for all of the following programs:

Assessing & Improving Your Website: Part 1 – Usability and Conventions, September 30th from 1-2:30pm (group registration available)

Assessing & Improving Your Website: Part 2 – Writing for the Web and Content Strategy, October 7th from 1-2:30pm (group registration available)

Assessing & Improving Your Website: Part 3 – User Research Methods, October 14th from 1-2:30pm (group registration available)

Risk Assessment for Emergency Preparedness, October 20th from 12-2pm

Disaster Planning, November 19th from 12-2pm

Assessing Risk to Digital Assets, December 3rd, from 12-2pm

Click the links above for more information and registration for each of the webinars. Note that the Assessing & Improving Your Website sessions all have a group registration option – host a group viewing for two or more people for just $25!

Please note that if you are a LILRC member you are eligible to attend these webinars.