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

LILRC 23rd Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future
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 Thursday’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.

LILRC 23rd Annual Conference on Libraries & the Future Speaker Sneak Peek: David Shumaker

LILRC 23rd Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future
Think Outside the Bricks: Embed, Engage, Expand

With only 18 days and counting to take advantage of early bird rates for this year’s LILRC 23rd Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future, let’s take a look at one of our guest speakers for Thursday’s event.

ShumakerHeadshotDavid Shumaker (pictured to the right) from The Catholic University of America will be presenting:

The New Net-Centric Librarian

Embedded librarians operate in a complex network of relationships: with each other, with vendors of products and services, and most importantly with diverse members of the communities they serve. As their professional lives become centered on these networked relationships, instead of the library, they may find themselves redefining fundamental values and principles of librarianship, including the nature of service, the identity of the library as an institution, and the role of librarians in the community.

Here’s more about David:

David Shumaker is Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Library and Information Science of the Catholic University of America. Previously, he was manager of Information Services at the MITRE Corporation, and early in his career he was both a Slavic languages cataloger and an automation specialist for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at the Library of Congress.

Dave’s research and publication focus on the development and successful implementation of new roles for librarians in all types of organizations, with a special emphasis on embedded librarianship. Dave frequently speaks and conducts workshops on this topic. His book, The Embedded Librarian: Innovative Strategies for Taking Knowledge Where It’s Needed, was published by Information Today in 2012. It has been termed “a must read for every librarian” by Maureen Sullivan, past president of the American Library Association. He continues to share insights on his blog, The Embedded Librarian, at http://www.embeddedlibrarian.com .

Dave’s contributions to the profession have earned him a variety of awards, including the Board of Directors and Member of the Year awards of the DC Chapter of SLA, the Ainsworth Rand Spofford award of the District of Columbia Library Association, and SLA’s Rose Vormelker Award. He earned his Master’s in Library and Information Science at Drexel, and also has a Master’s in Management from the University of Maryland University College.

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!

23rd Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future: Think Outside the Bricks: Embed, Engage, Expand

This year marks the 23rd year of the LILRC Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future, which will take place on October 23rd and 24th, 2014 at a new location: Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park.  This year’s speakers will take us outside the walls of the library as we explore the theme, Think Outside the Bricks: Embed, Engage, Expand.

The conference will kick-off on Thursday night with dinner and our guest speaker, New York State Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, Assembly District 22, and Member, NYS Assembly Committee on Libraries and Education Technology.  Michaelle is no stranger to libraries and after graduating from Hofstra, she worked as a supervisor of access services at the University’s Axinn Library.

The conference will resume on Friday morning with a continental breakfast, networking and full line-up of speakers who will challenge attendees to think outside the walls of our institutions, including:2014 speakers

▪Erin Cannan, Bard College, Center for Civic Engagement
▪Erica Freudenberger, Red Hook Public Library
▪David Shumaker, Catholic University of America
▪Christian Zabriskie, Queens Library, Urban Librarians Unite

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.

We’re offering an Early Bird rate as well as a First Time Attendee discount—be sure to take advantage today!

Online and On-Demand Computer Training Available Through LILRC

atomic trainingLILRC has partnered with Atomic Training, Inc. to provide staff members of Long Island libraries with high-level online and on-demand training opportunities.

Introduced in August 2013, LILRC offers an annual subscription to online training of software applications and social networking tools to all libraries through Atomic Training at a highly discounted price of $50 per subscription for LILRC member libraries and $100 per subscription for non-member libraries. Each subscription will allow a library staff member (user) to have access to all Atomic Training’s on-demand online tutorials for one year.

Atomic Training website currently offers over 700 courses on more than 150 products from Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, Google, and more. The video tutorials can be viewed from any web-connected computer. A list of available courses is at http://www.atomictraining.com/browse?page=tutorials. Support on the Atomic Training site includes an FAQ, an email form, a getting started guide, and a video guide to the site at http://www.atomictraining.com/consumer/at_user.

Each subscription licenses one user to access the training videos for one year. Once we receive your subscription, you will be notified the subscription activation date corresponding to your subscription date and online access information.

To subscribe, please fill out the attached subscription form and send it to LILRC no later than August 15, 2014.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call LILRC staff Joan Seaman at 631-675-1570, x:208.

SUBSCRIPTION FORM

Rob Favini Presents OCLC FirstSearch Update for LILRC Members

On Friday, July 11, 2014, Rob Favini, OCLC Member Services Consultant, joined LILRC for an update on the future of OCLC FirstSearch as well as provided recent news and developments in OCLC cataloging and metadata, resource sharing, and the latest activity from OCLC Research, training, support, and how to make the most of your library’s OCLC membership, etc.

If you missed out, be sure to take a look at the presentation slides:

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Thanks to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library for hosting this event.