New NY3Rs Webinar on Collections Security

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

Collections Security Webinar
Thursday, April 16, 2015
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Providing access to collections and mounting exhibits are great ways to expand the reach and impact of your collections, but also come with inherent security risks. This live, two hour webinar will explore the nature of these security risks; provide guidance for assessing your building, reading room, and storage spaces; and cover basic policies that help protect your collection from theft and vandalism.

Instructor: Frances Harrell, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC

Frances Harrell conducts general preservation needs assessments and  represents NEDCC on the COSTEP MA (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness in Massachusetts) Executive Committee. She has a strong interest the preservation planning challenges facing smaller collecting institutions, and received an MLIS from Simmons College GSLIS and a BA in English Literature from the University of Florida.


Join LILRC for Library Assessment Overview: Designing a Research Study & Analyzing Data

There are a limited number of seats still available for the upcoming LILRC continuing education program:

Library Assessment Overview: Designing a Research Study & Analyzing Data
March 17th @ Farmingdale State College, 10:00 am3:00 pm

This course will be an introduction and overview of the research design process, including the components of a good research design, types of research strategies, a summary of popular research designs, data collection methods, and statistical software description.

The session includes two sets of hands-on exercises. In the first exercise, participants will run and analyze data using a hypothetical case study. In the second, participants will consider a specific research study they wish to implement, outline their research design steps, and specify their data collection methods and data analysis plan.

Who Should Attend:
This workshop will benefit anyone interested in beginning a research study at their organization. No prior knowledge of research design is necessary.

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the components of the research design process
  • Choose a suitable research design for their study
  • Assess and choose suitable data collection methods for their study
  • Choose suitable methods to analyze their data
  • Determine how to utilize  their results to improve their organization

Presented by:
Ian Beckford and Neera Mohess

Ian Beckford, Ed.D. has over twenty years of experience in assessment and evaluation research. He is presently the Learning Outcomes Assessment Manager at Queensborough Community College where he works with faculty and staff on student learning outcome issues. His past research involved conducting quantitative and qualitative research in the areas of urban school reform, distance learning, graduate school training, and child development.

Neera Mohess is an Associate Professor and Information Literacy and Interlibrary Loan librarian at Queensborough Community College, City University of New York. She holds an M.L.S. from Queens College, an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Baruch College and a B.A. in Political Science from Hunter College.

This workshop is limited to 28 participants and no more than 2 participants per institution.  Registration fee includes morning refreshments and lunch.


Workshop #TBT: MOOCs: A Programming Opportunity for Public Libraries

On Thursday, November 13, 2014, Dorothy Pawlowski, Head of Adult Services at the Ridgefield Library joined LILRC for an engaging and extremely informative presentation on MOOCs.

If you’re thinking to yourself: MOOCs?  What’s that?  Then today’s Workshop #TBT is perfect for you!  During this training session, Dorothy discussed the astronomical growth of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and opportunities for public libraries to promote lifelong learning by becoming meet-up destinations for MOOCs.  By sharing her experiences, she provided attendees with first-hand insight into the complexity of the MOOC movement as based on the experience of the Ridgefield (Connecticut) Library, which incorporated a Coursera MOOC entitled, The Fiction of Relationship.  Attendees learned about the Library’s experience and how public libraries can provide the perfect venue for a MOOC meet-up.

MOOCsSpecial thanks to Dorothy, the Shelter Rock Public Library for hosting the event, and to all who attended.

Registration Discount Now Available for Computers in Libraries 2015 Conference

cil2015LILRC is proud to announce that we have once again arranged with Information Today, Inc., to offer a reduced rate for the 30th Annual Computers in Libraries conference, to be held on April 27-29, 2015 at the Hilton Washington in Washington, DC.

By registering through LILRC, you are eligible for the special following rates:

  • $319 for the 3-day event (regular rate is $549).  That’s a $230 savings!
  • $599 (regularly $749) on the Library Leaders Summit (includes all three days of CIL)
  • $109 (regularly $209) on the Internet@Schools Track.

No discount rates are available for pre-conference and post-conference seminars and workshops.

For additional information on Computers in Libraries 2015, including travel and hotel information, please visit: The conference Advance Program can be viewed online at:


To register for the LILRC discounted rate, visit: and use the promo code: 15LILR. All registrants will receive a confirmation email and you may request an additional printed confirmation letter via postal mail on the online registration form.

For further assistance, please contact the LILRC Office by phone at (631) 675-1570 ext. 207.

The January-June 2015 Continuing Education Program Brochure is Now Available

The January-June 2015 LILRC sponsored continuing education programs are now available in an electronic version of the brochure here (in PDF format). Please look for the printed version, which will be mailed very soon.

Guest speakers include:2015 January-June CE Brochure

  • Ian Beckford and Neera Mohess, Queensborough Community College, presenting: Library Assessment Overview: Designing a Research Study & Analyzing Data. 
  • Dr. John Coverdale, Center for Human Resource Studies, New York Institute of Technology, presenting: Resolving Grievances.
  • Johannes Neuer, Director of Digital Engagement at The New York Public Library, presenting: Creative Marketing.
  • Much more…

Please note that you may use the registration form included in the brochure to register for multiple programs.

Leslie Davol Speaks About The Uni Project at LILRC Annual Meeting

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, the Long Island Library Resources Council held its Annual Membership Meeting at Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park.  As part of the day’s event, Leslie Davol, Co-founder and Director of The Uni Project presented, “The Uni Project’s Pop-Up Reading Rooms.”


Click images to view presentation slides (PDF format).

The Uni Project is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to books and learning opportunities through pop-up, open-air reading rooms. Based in New York City, the project operates reading rooms that bring architect-designed structures, high quality books, and dedicated staff, to the city’s plazas, parks, and public spaces. They partner with community-based organizations and local libraries, and their circuit prioritizes underserved NYC neighborhoods. Increasingly, they also ship reading room kits to libraries around the world so that others can copy their model.

Join Us for This Year’s LILRC Annual Membership Meeting

The Long Island Library Resources Council will host the 2014 Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, November 18th at Carlyle on the Green-Bethpage State Park. This meeting is open to current or potential members, library enthusiasts, and all interested in learning more about LILRC.

200x94xUni_Logo_Cube.png.pagespeed.ic.9SYTJtRhFuWe’ll start the morning with a buffet breakfast from 9am-10:15am, where you’ll have the chance to meet LILRC staff, network with colleagues, and get ready for the morning’s event (the registration fee is $25).  Or just plan to attend the business portion of the meeting from 10:15am-12pm, which is free!  This will include a recap of 2014 efforts, the director’s report, and an introduction of members of the Board of Trustees.  In addition, we will have a special presentation by Leslie Davol, Co-founder and Director of the Uni Project, who will present, “The Uni Project’s Pop-Up Reading Rooms.”

We invite you to be our guest and join us for this year’s LILRC Annual Membership Meeting!  Registration information can be found online at: