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 Support on the Atomic Training site includes an FAQ, an email form, a getting started guide, and a video guide to the site at

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.


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:


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

The July-December 2014 Continuing Education Program Brochure is Now Available

2014 July-December CE BrochureThe July-December 2014 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:

  • Jason Casden, Lead Librarian for the Digital Services Development, North Carolina State University Libraries, presenting: Preserving Community Voices with Social Media.
  • Johannes Neuer, Acting Director of Engagement at The New York Public Library, presenting: Measuring and Optimizing Social Media.
  • Dorothy Pawlowski, Head of Adult Services, Ridgefield Library, presenting: MOOCs: A Programming Opportunity for Public Libraries.
  • Much more…

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

Jason Casden to Present “Preserving Community Voices with Social Media” on August 1st

Join LILRC with guest speaker Jason Casden to learn more about North Carolina State University’s My #HuntLibrary project, which recently won the 2014 ALA OITP/LITA “Cutting-edge Technology in Library Services” award.

Preserving Community Voices with Social Media
Friday, August 1, 2014
Farmingdale Public Library
10:00 am
12:00 pm

In January 2013, the NCSU Libraries opened the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University. Filled with cutting-edge technology and inspiring spaces, the Hunt Library aspires to serve as a model of the library of the future. Telling the story of the new library was crowdsourced through My #HuntLibrary, a Ruby on Rails Instagram-based photo project that is both a user engagement and a digital preservation effort. Photographs tagged #HuntLibrary are included in a collection that is displayed in multiple interactive views, ranging in size from a mobile interface to a twenty-foot-wide, curved video wall by making extensive use of responsive web design techniques. The entire collection of (over 3,000 and growing) digital images will be preserved in the institutional digital archives.

This workshop will introduce the use of social media archives as a method for both engaging users and building more representative collections. The anticipated research value of social media is that, by diversifying the points of view of archival creators and channels of organizational communication, archival researchers and other users gain a fuller understanding of events, places, and organizations represented in the archives. While this is still a fairly new area, the presenter will use his experience with lentil as well as other tools and services as a starting point for a discussion of the archival potential of social media.

Presenter: Jason Casden, Lead Librarian for the Digital Services Development, North Carolina State University Libraries.


There’s Still Time to Register for “Measuring and Optimizing Social Media”

There’s still time to register for our upcoming workshop, “Measuring and Optimizing Social Media” on July 17th from 10AM-12PM at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library.

Participants will work with marketing veteran Johannes Neuer to learn how to set goals, gather data, design reports, and develop a dashboard that will inform library leadership and fellow practitioners about their progress in engaging patrons with the library on social media. Major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, and Foursquare will be covered in this course. Participants should have some experience with social media and an interest in web analytics.

Who should attend:
Library directors, librarians, user analysts, marketing and communications staff, and LIS students.

By the end of this program, participants will:
Be able to keep track of their social media initiatives and create reporting tools that help optimize their campaigns and inform their content strategy.

Presenter: Johannes Neuer, Associate Director of Marketing at The New York Public Library, specializes in email marketing, social media, and web analytics. Prior to joining the Library, Johannes worked for regional and national non-profits, as well as SMEs and global players in the electronics, media, and software sectors. Awards include Craig Newmark’s 2011 Who Rules Social Media, MarketingSherpa’s 2010 Viral and Social Marketing Hall of Fame, and PR News’ 2010 Nonprofit Award for Use of Twitter. A frequent speaker, he has appeared at the MarketingSherpa’s Email Summit, Social Media Week, Web 2.0 Expo, the Public Library Association Conference, the Austrian Library Association Congress, the Bodleian libraries at the University of Oxford, and BookExpo America.


LILRC Offers Registration Discount for Internet Librarian 2014

The Internet Librarian 2014 conference will be held October 27-29, 2014, at the Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.  By registering through LILRC, you will be eligible for the special discounted rate of $349 for the 3-day event.  That’s $150 off the regular conference registration cost of $499!  You can visit the Internet Librarian 2014 conference page at Information Today’s website ( for full conference program information.

Additionally, you can take advantage of the discounted rate of $99 on the Internet@Schools Track (October 27-28) as well as $649 for the Library Leaders Digital Strategy Summit.  Please note that no discount rates are available for the pre-conference seminars.

To register for the LILRC discounted rate, visit: and use the promo code:  LILRC14.  Discount rates are in effect until September 26, 2014, which is the last date to register online.

Questions?  Please contact the LILRC office at 631-675-1570.  Please feel free to share this information with colleagues who may be interested.  The discount is also available to anyone within or beyond the LILRC region.

Request a C2CNYS Circuit Rider For Your Site Today!

Sign Up for a Face-to-Face Assessment of Your Site!
The Circuit Rider program is currently being offered through the Connecting to New York’s Collections administered by Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN), which is funded through a generous ‘Connecting to Collections’ Implementation Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Fall of 2014.

What is a Circuit Rider?
Historically, the term referred to the clergy in the earliest years of the United States who were assigned to travel around specific geographic territories to minister to settlers and organize congregations. Our “Circuit Riders” are a team of statewide independent trained professionals in the field of collection management and conservation who will come to you!

How does the CR program benefit my Institution?
The Circuit Rider program is tailored to meet the needs of individual sites and offers an opportunity for site staff and board members to meet personally with the Circuit Rider in an informal, supportive, and consultative setting. Circuit Riders help small collecting institutions develop preliminary strategies for improving collections care by identifying and prioritizing actions you can practicably take to implement improvements. The program will also help provide templates and identify resources you can use to draft basic collections policies, forms, and procedures for adoption and implementation. Information obtained from the Circuit Rider visit may be used as support materials for the American Association of Museum’s Collections Stewardship Assessment Program (CSMAP), GHHN’s Conservation Treatment Grant, the Heritage Preservation’s Conservation Assessment Program (CAP), and the Museum Assessment Program (CAP).

How does it work?
Contact GHHN to request a site visit. The Circuit Rider will come to your organization for a half-day site visit focusing on a topic that is determined in advance. The site visits are available to historic house museums, historic sites, historical societies, libraries, and archives – any site that has collections. Circuit Riders will discuss various areas of stewardship with you, help identify your specific collections issues, suggest and prioritize basic steps to improve care of your collections, review your existing documents and forms, provide you with templates, and suggest site-specific resources. You can request multiple site visits as long as each visit is on a different collection issue. Best of all, the program is completely FREE to participants until October 2014.

Sign up today — It’s FREE!
Interested? Apply here: or contact us at 914.592.6726 or at