Hard to believe the LILRC 24th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future is now eighteen days behind us! This was one of LILRC’s largest conferences yet, featuring four guest speakers with over 170 participants attending the Thursday evening and full-day Friday event in Bethpage, New York at Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park.… More That’s a Wrap! Highlights from the LILRC 24th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future
Halloween is just around the corner, and we would like to extend a Happy Halloween to you! As you get ready for trick or treating, we’d also like to be the first to offer you a treat. From now until Friday, October 30th you can register to attend our kick-off Thursday night event of the… More Don’t be Tricked this Halloween, LILRC has a Treat for you!
With the LILRC 24th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future only 54 days away, let’s take a closer look at one of the topics of this year’s theme: Changing Faces, Changing Spaces: Design Thinking, Demographics and Diversity. Design thinking; what is it? How does it apply to libraries? These are just a few questions… More A Closer Look at Design Thinking with Steven J. Bell
Mark your calendar as busy on November 5-6: they’re the official dates for the LILRC 24th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future. It may be 56 days away, but we’re already busy planning to make sure 2015 is the awesomest event yet! Early Bird registration for the conference is now open, so reserve your… More The Countdown to the LILRC 24th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future Has Begun!
Today’s Workshop Throwback Thursday (#TBT) will highlight the back-to-back workshops presented by Brian Pichman, Director of Strategic Innovation at the Evolve Project last week. In the session, Building Interactive Library Spaces, Brian shared a wealth of information and ideas on how to build a new fablab or hackerspace. This included hands-on stations where participants could… More Workshop #TBT: Brian Pichman Explores Interactive Library Design and Innovative Funding for Libraries
On Friday, August 6th attendees gathered on the beautiful Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) for a first-hand look at the Library’s mobile makerspace developed with funding from a SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant. This pilot makerspace features a 3D Printer, Penn State’s One Button Studio and much more. Our guest speaker, Dana… More LILRC Explores Mobile Makerspaces with SCCC Eastern Campus Library
Today’s Workshop Throwback Thursday (#TBT) is from last week’s hands-on training session on census resources with guest speaker Anthony Eremitaggio, Data Dissemination Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau. In his presentation, The Latest Tools and Features on Census.gov, Anthony provided a quick overview of the American Community Survey (ACS), the latest updates to census.gov and products, and… More Workshop #TBT: The Latest Tools and Features on Census.gov
Calling all 3D printing and Makerspace enthusiasts! Join LILRC for a first-hand look at mobile makerspaces from our very own Suffolk County Community College Libraries. Mobile Makerspaces-Carving Out Space for 3D Printing and Video Creation Thursday, August 6, 2015 Suffolk County Community College, Eastern Campus 10:00am-12:00pm Makerspaces provide an environment for students to create and… More Mobile Makerspaces-Carving Out Space for 3D Printing and Video Creation
Be sure to mark your calendar for the LILRC CE event of the summer! On Thursday, August 13, 2015, Brian Pichman, Director of Strategic Innovation at the Evolve Project will be presenting the hands-on workshop: Designing Interactive Library Spaces Bayshore-Brightwaters Public Library 10:00am – 4:00pm The success of libraries in the future will be determined by its ability… More Summertime is the Perfect Time to Explore Library Space Design
The July-December 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. Here’s a quick peek at our line-up of guest speakers: Dana Antonucci-Durgan, Head Librarian, Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College,… More Take a Look at LILRC’s Upcoming Workshops for July-December 2015