Last Chance to Register for the 2014 MEDLI/BQSIMB Spring Meeting

Medical and Scientific Libraries of Long Island & Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan and the Bronx Health Sciences Librarians
2014 Joint Spring Meeting Invitation

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Winthrop University Hospital
286 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York

Mark your calendar and join MEDLI & BQSI/MB for our 2014 Joint Spring Meeting, which will take place on Thursday, April 17th at Winthrop University Hospital.  Our guest speakers for the day will include Julia Sollenberger, Associate VP and Director of the Medical Center Libraries and Technologies at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

9:00 am to 9:45 am:   Registration/Breakfast
9:45 am to 10:00 am:   Welcome and Introduction
10:00 am to 10:15 am:   Sheryl Ramer:  Podcast about podcasts-A virtual medical conference that bridges the gap between journal and bedside
10:15 am to 11:15 am:   Julia Sollenberger: Getting More Value from the Value Study: Using Evidence to Communicate your Worth
11:15 am to 11:30 am:   Break
11:30 am to 12:15 pm:   Vendor Update: Browzine
12:15 pm to 2:00 pm:   Lunch/Business meetings

Winthrop University Hospital
286 Old Country Road
Mineola, New York
Winthrop University Hospital is accessible by Long Island Railroad and by car.  Parking is available in the visitors parking garage for a fee.

MEDLI and Nonmembers please send registration to:
Wisser Library
New York Institute of Technology
Northern Blvd.
Old Westbury, New York 11568-8000
ATT:  Gerri Flanzraich

NAME:        _______________________________________________________
EMAIL:        _______________________________________________________
INSTITUTION:    ___________________________________________________
PHONE:        ______________________________________________________

FEE:   ____$25 MEDLI Members ____$30 Nonmembers (Please make checks payable to MEDLI)

Please return this form along with payment by April 3, 2014.  The 2014 MEDLI/BQSIMB Spring Meeting is sponsored in part by BrowZine.

For additional information or questions, please contact Theresa A. Rienzo, MEDLI President, at 516-323-3930 or

LILRC and Stony Brook University Libraries Team Up for Hands-On RDA Training Session

Join us on Monday, May 19th as we team up with Stony Brook University Libraries for a hands-on training session on RDA.

Introduction to RDA for Catalogers: Hands-On Training Session
Date: Monday, May 19, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Stony Brook University, Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library
Directions online at:

This workshop will provide an overview of Resource Description and Access (RDA) and hands-on experience cataloging with RDA. Topics include: development and principles of RDA, a review of the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) as the structural foundation of RDA, major changes from AACR2, RDA Core elements for description, preferred titles and names, RDA and MARC21, the RDA Toolkit. The workshop will conclude with hands-on cataloging exercises applying RDA. Participants will be provided with a theoretical background, practical knowledge and hands-on experience.

An optional tour of the technical services area of Stony Brook University Libraries will be provided after the workshop.

Stony Brook University Libraries will provide attendees with parking vouchers for the West Campus Parking Garage adjacent to the Administration Building.

Biographies of Presenters:

Bushra Butt
Bushra Butt is the head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Stony Brook and a metadata specialist and cataloger of monographic materials, including print and all formats of non-print materials including AV materials, websites, databases and e-books. She has also been working on projects for Stony Brook University’s Institutional Repository.

Karen D’Angelo
Karen D’Angelo is cataloger and metadata specialist at Stony Brook University. She has taught courses in Library and Information Science on the Organization of Information. She has worked on several metadata and institutional repository projects at the Stony Brook University Libraries.

Daniel Kinney
Daniel Kinney is Associate Director for Resource Management at Stony Brook University and is responsible for Cataloging and Metadata Services, Electronic Resource Management Services, Preservation and the Institutional Repository. He is a former chair of ALA’s Cataloging Committee: Description and Access and has given presentations on RDA, Metadata and FRBR.

Link to directions:
Campus maps:
Classroom C1640A is on the first floor of the Melville Library near the SINC Site and the Library Administration (follow the signs).

Maximum number of attendees: 30

Registration: RDA Registration Form

Mobile Government: Top Must-Have Gov Apps

The LILRC Government Information Committee is pleased to present:

Mobile Government: Top Must-Have Gov Apps
Date: March 28, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library

Government information is now being made available on-the-go via applications (apps) for mobile devices.  This now includes apps for federal, state, and local governments.  LILRC Government Information Committee members Claudia McGivney and Jean-Paul Vivian will look at the top apps for government information to help your patrons stay connected to the government and get the latest information.  From the Department of Energy’s alternative fuel locator to live video streams from the White House, there’s a government app for almost everything.


  • Claudia McGivney, Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian at Dowling College Library
  • Jean-Paul Vivian, Principal Law Librarian at the Nassau County Supreme Court Library


Registration Now Open for LILRC’s Spring Library Space Series

Join LILRC on Thursday, April 24th at the Merrick Library for our first-ever Spring Library Space Series with guest speaker Traci Engel Lesneski, Principal at Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd., (MS&R).

Spring Series Part 1

Learning by doing is firmly taking hold in education, and this hands-on approach to learning is increasingly part of a vibrant library. Maker spaces, DIY labs, artists-in-residence, self-publishing are just some of the interactive learning and making opportunities that draw customers and redefine the library to maintain relevance and integration in its community. Library designer Traci Lesneski will share her knowledge and experience in incorporating active learning in libraries, and the re-purposing of space once used for materials storage into user-centric spaces.

Spring Series Part 1 - Copy

At a time when swelling library use puts pressure on dwindling operating budgets, it is tempting to ignore the updates your library interior needs. But library customers are increasingly savvy and have rising expectations about their library experience. Fortunately, re-imagined library interiors don’t have to be costly. With creativity and resourcefulness, you can make a great impact even with small investments. Hear tips and see images from library projects of all scales from around the country. Bring photos and floor plans of your own library for an interactive workshop immediately following the presentation.

In a break-out session, each attendee will discuss their own library’s design challenges, and gain insights and suggestions from peers and library designer Traci Lesneski that can be implemented right away. At the end of the workshop, several attendees will be asked to present their ideas for change to the large group, so everyone can benefit from the various discussions.


Jeff Metz to Present a Free Atomic Training Session this March

atomic trainingPlease join Jeff Metz from Recorded Books for a free hands-on training session for Atomic Training. Jeff will cover the features of the service, going over what programs are available, how to use the service, and address any questions that you may have about Atomic Training.

Date: Monday, March 3, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Location: Farmingdale Public Library
Directions online at:
Registration Deadline: February 24, 2014

Video-based On-demand Technology Training Solutions
In today’s ever-changing world, users need resources for quickly and effectively learning how to use the newest software and cutting-edge gadgets. Atomic Training has been providing high-impact eLearning solutions for over 16 million users in 45 countries, and now this service is available to library staff looking to improve their technological skills and stand out in the marketplace.

Presenter: Jeff Metz, National Product Manager, Recorded Books

Atomic Online Software Training Subscription Available to All Libraries
LILRC is pleased to offer 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. More details:

Please note that this workshop is limited to 24 particpants.

Click here for a registration form that you can print out and mail/fax to us.

The January-June 2014 Continuing Education Brochure Is Now Available

2014 January-June CE BrochureThe January-June 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:

  • Victor Caputo, Director of Public Relations/Programs for The Bryant Library, presenting How to Market Your Library (Repeat Session).
  • John LeMasney, designer, artist, technologist and consultant working in the greater Princeton, NJ area, presenting Getting Started with SketchUp.
  • Johannes Neuer, Acting Director of Engagement at The New York Public Library, presenting Basic Web Analytics.
  • Much more…

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

Registration Discount Now Available for Computers in Libraries 2014 Conference

CIL2014LILRC is proud to announce that we have once again arranged with Information Today, Inc., to offer a reduced rate for the 29th Annual Computers in Libraries conference, to be held on April 7-9, 2014 at the Hilton Washington in Washington, DC.

By registering through LILRC, you are eligible for the special rate of $299 for the 3-day event (regular rate is $499 before 3/7; $549 after 3/7). That’s a $250 savings! No discount rates are available for pre-conference and post-conference seminars and workshops.

In addition, you can also register for the Internet@Schools Track for the special rate of $109 (regularly $209).

For additional information on Computers in Libraries 2014, including travel and hotel information, please visit: The conference program at-a-glance can be viewed online at:


To register for the LILRC discounted rate, visit: and use the priority code LILRC14. 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.