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Saving, Investing and Avoiding Fraud: An Overview of Resources from the Securities and Exchange Commission

Join LILRC as we host an Empire State Library Network (ESLN) webinar on Wednesday, May 17th from 10AM-11:30AM with guest speaker Tom Manganello, Senior Counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission/Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA).

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. On May 17, 2017 from 10-11:30 a.m., the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy will give a presentation on free SEC resources to help your patrons make informed investment choices and avoid fraud.

Topics will include:
·        Compound interest
·        Types of investment products and their risks
·        Impact of fees
·        Common red flags of fraud
·        Checking the background of your investment professional

Visit Investor.gov – the SEC’s website for individual investors – for free educational tools and resources.  And check out our new bulletin on Ten Ways to Use Investor.gov.

Presenter: Tom Manganello is a senior counsel in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA).  In that role, Tom researches and drafts investor alerts and bulletins, helps manage investor education content on the SEC’s website, www.Investor.gov, and conducts presentations on investor education to millennials, military, seniors, students, and other audiences, and he regularly contributes to OIEA’s social media outreach on Twitter and Facebook.

Prior to joining OIEA, Tom spent ten years in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, where he investigated violations of the federal securities laws, including insider trading, Ponzi and pyramid schemes, accounting and broker fraud, and unregistered offerings.  He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and earned a BS in journalism from Ohio University.

Click here for registration information.

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2017 Annual Membership Meeting Keynote Speaker Announced

Rebecca Miller, Editorial Director of Library Journal and School Library Journal has been announced as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Annual Membership Meeting! The keynote address is titled:

A Better Ladder: Building the Leaders We Need

Rebecca T. Miller is Editorial Director, Library Journal and School Library Journal. Born a twin and raised in a large family in the rural West, her background in libraries dates to 1998 when she joined the book review staff of Library Journal. In 2013, Miller was named Editorial Director of LJ and SLJ. She directs the editorial strategy for both brands and is deeply involved in the original research SLJ and LJ conduct. Miller initiated the annual LJ Index of Public Library Service (America’s Star Libraries), and envisioned and launched the New Landmark Libraries project. Miller is the coeditor with Barbara A. Genco of Better Library Design: Ideas from Library Journal (2016) and Scales on Censorship: Real Life Lessons from School Library Journal (2015), both published by Rowman & Littlefield. Miller served for six years on the board of the National Book Critics Circle, two as President. Currently, she is a New York Library Association Sustainability Initiative cocreator. She has a BA from DePauw University, IN, and an MSLIS from New York’s Pratt Institute.

The 2017 LILRC Annual Membership Meeting will be held at the Farmingdale Public Library on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Join us at 9:00 a.m. for morning refreshments and a chance to network with colleagues. Our business meeting will be followed by our keynote speaker. In addition, we’ll have a Lightning Round session with presentations from local library innovators, who will share new ideas with us.

Please be sure to mark your calendar, register, and join us for this free event. CEU credits will be awarded to all attendees. LILRC members and non-members alike are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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LILRC’s Upcoming Workshops for January-June 2017

The January-June 2017 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.

2017-january-june-ce-brochureHere’s a quick peek at our line-up of guest speakers:

  • Joshua Bienstock, J.D., Assistant Professor of Law and Associate, Center for Human Resource Studies at NYIT, presenting: A Manager’s Guide to Employment Discrimination Laws and Practices, Part II.
  • Ben Himmelfarb, Librarian at White Plains Public Library and Library Journal Mover and Shaker, presenting: A New Place for Local History
  • Claire Schmieder, Adult Services Librarian at Cherry Hill (N.J.) Public Library, presenting: Library Paparazzi: Next Level Tips for #LibrariesOfInstagram

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


WordPress & Web Design Crash Course Provides Energetic Look at Building Dynamic Library Websites

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, James Hartmann from Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library and James McHugh from Nassau Library System provided an in-dept and energetic look into the workings of WordPress in their presentation, “WordPress & Web Design Crash Course: How To Build Dynamic Library Websites For Desktop & Mobile Patrons.”

During this engaging and informative session, the presenters covered a variety of topics including a quick introduction to how WordPress works, which was followed by a number of case studies, including the website redesigns at the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, West Hempstead Public Library, and the Wantagh Public Library.  They covered the many graphical & coding tools that can help you build an amazing, mobile-friendly website with WordPress and concluded the presentation will a number of useful plugins for WordPress, most of which are free of charge.

Take a look at the presentation slides for additional resources:


Thanks to the Brentwood Public Library for hosting this event.

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A Closer Look at LILRC Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future Speaker Pablo Calvi

With less than one month left until the LILRC 25th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future, we’re counting down the days!  As we get closer to the conference, we want to give you a closer look at one of our guest speakers for Friday’s full-day line-up.

To explore this year’s theme, Open for Business: Rethinking Relevance and Reality, we’ve enlisted the expertise of Pablo Calvi, who will be presenting, Hoaxes and news, Twitter and fakes. Checking facts in an Era of Absolute Information.  He will be discussing the notions of fact-checking and fact, the role of expert curators —editors, librarians, journalists— and how the advent of the social media as information repository has triggered the same issues of credibility and legitimacy that were raised for the first time in the young American democracy of the Jacksonian era.

More about Pablo Calvi

Pablo Calvi, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University

Pablo Calvi, the first non-native, English speaker to receive a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship in the history of the Pulitzer Prizes, is an assistant professor at Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism, where he teaches courses in multimedia journalism and Latin American literary journalism. He is the Associate Director for Latin America for the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting.

Calvi received his Ph.D. from Columbia University School of Journalism in 2011. He is a guest lecturer at Columbia University/Universitat de Barcelona master’s program in Barcelona, Spain, and has taught comparative Latin American and Anglo American narrative journalism at the Graduate School of Communications at Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

Calvi is an active, multilingual journalist and author. In the United States, he has worked for the New York Daily News, Grey Magazine, Men’s Journal, Latin Trade and Terra Magazine. His long-form journalism appears in The Believer. In Latin America he has worked for the Argentine newspaper Clarín, Colombian-Mexican magazine Gatopardo and Brazilian multimedia Terra. He was the recipient of the 2010 Greenberg Research Prize for Literary Journalism Studies and the winner of the 2010 CELSA-Sorbonne Writing Fellowship.

He has authored a number of book chapters and academic papers on Latin American literary journalism. His main interests are Latin American narrative journalism, the genre known as crónica, multimedia journalism, and the correlation between democratic societies and the free press.

If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time to do so—register today!  The LILRC 25th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future will take place on October 20th and 21st at Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park.

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Don’t Miss Out…Early-Bird Rates End Soon!

Don’t miss out—you’re running out of time to save big on early-bird registration!

We’re a few short weeks away from the LILRC 25th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future, which will explore the theme: Open for Business: Rethinking Relevance and Reality.

Why register early? Because our early-bird registration comes with a special price: $135 for the full conference package, which is $30 off the regular rate.  These low rates expire this Monday—September 19th, so register now to save big.  Keep in mind, the full conference package can be split between two people!  In addition, first-time attendees will receive a 10% discount.

Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate 25 years of innovation, leadership and networking as we hear from a diverse speaker line-up including:

  • Bill Brennan, Ed.D, Executive Director for Innovation, Communications and Organizational Development (Respectful Disruptor) in Farmingdale Schools presenting: 3 Trends That Define the Future of Education: Innovation Labs, Makerspaces and Learning Commons
  • Pablo Calvi, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, Stony Brook University presenting: Hoaxes and news, Twitter and fakes.  Checking facts in an Era of Absolute Information
  • Kerri Willette, Deputy Director, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) presenting: DPLA: Impact on Libraries
  • Jim Milliot, Editorial Director, Publishers Weekly presenting: Impact of Technology on Publishing
  • Tom Jacobson, Principal Consultant, Third Chapter Partners presenting: Marketing the Value of Your Library:  New Technologies, Practices, and Privacy

Get a first-hand insight into their many successes and experiences, and learn what’s next for the changing landscape in libraries and the communities we serve.

So don’t wait—register today for our early-bird rate. The LILRC 25th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future will take place on October 20th and 21st at Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park.

We look forward to seeing you there!


How Are You Celebrating Archives Month? Share Your Events with Us!


Archives Month was established to focus attention on America’s history and the organizations that work to maintain that history.  Since the late 1980’s more and more states across the United States are celebrating Archives Month.

Every community on Long Island and every community and county in New York State is a part of America’s history.  Why not spotlight your community’s history by planning an Archives Month event.  Please complete the Archives Month Calendar of Events form online at: https://goo.gl/forms/eiNOIhPRU9KtEy4s2 by September 23, 2016.

Your event will then be added to LILRC’s Archives Month Calendar of Events, which will be made available on our website.  If you are not on the LILRC mailing list, and would like your event included in the calendar, please contact the Regional Archivist at vantonuc@lilrc.org.

The 21th Annual Archives Month Conference will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016.
The Vanderbilt Mansion, Museum, and Planetarium,
180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, New York 11721
This year’s conference title is: “Documentation of Long Island Artists”


How to Celebrate Archives Month

(Courtesy Susan D’Entremont, Regional Archivist-Capital District Library Council)

  1. Open your doors: Hold an open house and provide tours of your facility.
  2. Highlight a photograph from your collection by placing it in the town newspaper, public library circulation desk, town hall or other public location.
  3. Mount exhibits using materials from your repository.
  4. Sponsor a lecture by a researcher who has used your collection.
  5. Impersonate someone else: Create a living history event by acting as someone whose letters, diaries or other items are in your collection.
  6. Sponsor a workshop or brown-bag discussion on preserving family treasures.
  7. Engage students in an Archives Month project, such as an essay contest, that encourages them to use historical records from your repository.
  8. Host a reception to thank Archives Volunteers. If you are an all volunteer group, throw yourselves a party! Invite friends and neighbors.
  9. Present a lecture on genealogical research and the sources available.
  10. Invite residents to bring in their own photos, letters and memories to share with others during a local history celebration.
  11. Organize a walking tour of a neighborhood documented by your repository.
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LILRC 25th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future Sneak Peek at Friday Speakers

LILRC 25th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future
Open for Business: Rethinking Relevance and Reality
October 20 & 21, 2016 Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park

We’ve already given you a sneak peek to Dr. Bill Brennan, our Thursday evening speaker, who will be presenting 3 Trends That Define the Future of Education: Innovation Labs, Makerspaces and Learning Commons.

Here is a preview into two of the speakers’ presentations for our Friday, October 21st full-day event:

Tom Jacobson, Principal Consultant, Third Chapter Partners will address Marketing the Value of Your Library:New Technologies, Practices, and Privacy.

There is a new generation of marketing technologies that libraries can use to better understand their digital users and improve those users’ experiences.  They enable libraries to engage them in a much more personalized manner.  These activities can raise questions regarding data requirements and management, privacy, and proper use.  This session will explore this new functionality and the issues that libraries will face as they begin to use these new technologies

Kerri Willette, Deputy Director and Empire State Digital Network Manager from METRO, will present DPLA:  Impact on Libraries.

Empire State Digital Network (ESDN), the New York State service hub for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), is administered by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) in partnership with the Empire State Library Network.  Together, partners from around the state collaborate to contribute digital resources from hundreds of New York collecting institutions to DPLA.  This talk will review ESDN’s network, technology, infrastructure and project next steps.

Learn more about our Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future by viewing the Conference Brochure.

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LILRC 25th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future Sneak Peek: Dr. Bill Brennan

LILRC 25th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future
Open for Business: Rethinking Relevance and Reality
October 21 & 22, 2016 Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park

As most of you already know, LILRC’s Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future is packed with inspirational speakers and noted library leaders.

BrennanThis year’s conference, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, will again offer an impressive roster of movers and shakers from the education, library and publishing worlds.  So, we thought we’d offer a little sneak peek at the Annual Conference’s Thursday night speaker, Bill Brennan, Ed.D, who will be presenting, 3 Trends That Define the Future of Education: Innovation Labs, Makerspaces and Learning Commons.  In today’s most innovative and dynamic school environments, the teaching and learning process is being transformed to foster new rules of engagement and empowerment.  Dr. Brennan will share the many ways forward-thinking educators in Farmingdale Schools are breaking down traditional walls to create a culture of personalized and passion based learning. Learn how these trends are the key to ensuring that our students possess the knowledge, confidence and mindset to thrive in a rapidly changing global society. Given the growing momentum of these trends, what are the implications for students, teachers, schools, and the education community at large?

Learn more about Brennan and the other speakers you’ll see on Friday exploring the theme, Open for Business: Rethinking Relevance and Reality.  Visit the LILRC website for more details at http://www.lilrc.org/event/25thannconfriday.



Free Summer Vendor Demo: Mobile WiFi for Library Lending

Summer Vendor Demo_ Mobile Hotspots for Library LendingJoin LILRC for this free Summer Vendor Demo featuring the T-Mobile’s ZTE Falcon portable hotspot devices.

In this session, lead by Mark Schenk from T-Mobile Government and Education Office, will discuss the mobile hotspot lending program and other new initiatives for education.

A library mobile hotspot lending program can help bridge the digital divide by offering patrons mobile Wi-Fi hotspots for checkout.  Library users without broadband internet access at home can borrow the device to gain Internet access for job searching, doing homework, or acquiring information about public resources, etc.  The latest 4G LTE Mobile Wifi Hotspot can be used for Internet connection at home or on the go.

Join us to learn more.

Friday, August 26, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM (EDT)
Farmingdale Public Library – 116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735