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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

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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!

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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!

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LILRC 25th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future Sneak Peek at Friday Speakers

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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

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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.

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Early Bird Registration is Now Open for the LILRC 25th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future #LILRC16

Believe it or not, the LILRC 25th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future will be here in less than three months!  This year’s Conference, scheduled for October 20-21, 2016, marks the 25th anniversary of this important educational event.  We hope that you will join us as we celebrate this milestone, and take advantage of our early bird registration rates, which are now available!

With an eye towards the future, this year’s conference will explore the theme, Open for Business: Rethinking Relevance and Reality and will feature the following guest speakers:

Pablo Calvi, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, Stony Brook University
Presentation Title: Journalism, Libraries and Technology

Kerri Willette, Deputy Director, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
Presentation Title: DPLA: Impact on Libraries

Jim Milliot, Editorial Director, Publishers Weekly
Presentation Title: Impact of Technology on Publishing

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

Why register early? Because our Early Bird registration comes with a special price: $135 for the full conference package of learning and networking on October 20-21 at Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park.  That’s $30 off the regular rate, but only when you register by Tuesday, September 20th.  Keep in mind, the full conference package can be split between two people! After that the price goes up, so don’t wait to take advantage.  In addition, first-time attendees will receive a 10% discount and students are eligible for a special rate.

We hope that you’ll join us in celebrating 25 years of this leading educational conference on Long Island!  Be sure to visit the LILRC website at www.lilrc.org for more details.

 

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That’s a Wrap! Highlights from the LILRC 24th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future

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.

This year’s conference theme, Changing Spaces, Changing Faces: Design Thinking, Demographics and Diversity brought together and showcased speakers with a passion for sharing knowledge, expertise, and entrepreneurial ideas.  That’s what you missed (plus more) if you weren’t there, but we’re here to share some highlights from the event with you!

First up: Andrew Hazen, CEO of LaunchPad.  Andrew is a successful entrepreneur with 20+ years’ experience in Domain Name Investing & Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Paid Search (PPC), eMail Marketing, Social Media Marketing and Custom Bobbleheads (yes, bobbleheads!).  Andrew, who’s no stranger to libraries, opened with a story about how he spent his college years optimizing websites while attending law school in Michigan.  He spent countless hours researching keywords, writing tags & copy, testing URL strategies and building internet marketing skills.  Fast forward to today, and Andrew is currently the Founder & CEO of Angel Dough Ventures, the Co-Founder of LaunchPad Long Island a 12k sq foot business accelerator and coworking community, and the Founder of LI Startups, an organization that educates and provides mentors who have successful experience founding, growing and selling their companies.  Some food for thought offered was how can libraries provide resources for our communities of future entrepreneurs, inventors, and business owners?  Andrew pointed out a fundamental need of entrepeneurs and that is a work environment that is quiet but also allows for collaboration.  Libraries have valuable facilities, with access to computers, the internet, meeting spaces and much more.  Not to mention our valuable resources and knowledgeable staff.  He reflected on the many factors libraries have in their favor; the question to answer is: how do you market them?

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The Conference resumed on Friday with our remaining speakers covering the topics of diversity, demographics and design thinking.  Take a look at the presentation slides for a glimpse at the information shared with attendees.

Courtney L. Young, Head Librarian & Professor of Women’s Studies at Penn State Greater Allegheny and President 2014-2015, American Library Association, addressed diversity in her presentation:

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Nathalia Rogers, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the American Communities Institute at Dowling College, has, for the past 20 years, researched the dynamics of the relationship between politics and markets in both emerging and advanced economies.  Dr. Rogers addressed demographics in her presentation:

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Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University, who writes and speaks about academic librarianship, learning technologies, library leadership, higher education, design thinking and user experience, addressed design thinking in his presentation:

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Whether you missed out on the conference or just want to experience it again, LILRC will be loaning DVDs of the conference soon. Additional information will be posted to the LILRC website.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s event…we look forward to seeing you all next year!

Special thanks to:

Conference Sponsors:  H. W. Wilson Foundation, Nassau County Library Association, Baldessari & Coster LLP, Palmer School, Emerald Island Supply Company, Hometown Insurance Agency, Inc., Island Industrial Boilers, National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, St. John’s University, and the Suffolk County Library Association.

The LILRC Annual Conference Committee, LILRC Board of Trustees, and Connie Litcher.

 

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Don’t be Tricked this Halloween, LILRC has a Treat for you!

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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 LILRC Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future for only $45. There’s no trick; we’re offering you $30 worth of savings!

Treat yourself to dinner, networking and professional development on Thursday, November 5th at Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park from one of Long Island’s leading innovators and entrepreneurs: Andrew Hazen, Cofounder & CEO, LaunchPad. Don’t be scared by his numerous achievements and accomplishments, because he’s joining us to share his knowledge and expertise.

Now THAT is a treat you can enjoy isn’t it!

Andrew is a successful entrepreneur with 20+ years experience in Domain Name Investing & Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Paid Search (PPC), eMail Marketing, Social Media Marketing and Custom Bobbleheads (yes, bobbleheads!). In both 2007 & 2008 the company he founded was listed on the INC List of Fastest Growing Companies in the US. Thereafter Andrew sold the business in 2007 to private investors and again in 2011 to a public company.

Having a very strong passion for startups, early-stage companies and working with fellow entrepreneurs, Andrew co-founded and is the CEO of LaunchPad (www.LaunchPadLI.com), which are collaborative co-working spaces and incubators with direct access to resources and capital. In less than a year, LaunchPad is home to 35+ companies in a 12,000 sq ft building in Mineola and 8,500 sq ft in Huntington, Long Island, New York.

So don’t wait—fax your form and register today! This year’s conference theme, Changing Faces, Changing Spaces: Design Thinking, Demographics and Diversity features speakers are sure to thrill you!

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A Closer Look at Design Thinking with Steven J. Bell

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.

steven-bell-newswireDesign thinking; what is it?  How does it apply to libraries?  These are just a few questions you may find yourself asking.  On Friday, November 6th, Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University will present, Turn It Into a Design Challenge: Design Think Your Way to a Better LibrarySteven will present librarians with some unprecedented challenges as they confront a rapidly changing environment with constrained resources. Design is at its essence about change, and creating products, services and spaces that provide elegant solutions to big problems. Be it library space, learning objects, websites or tutorials, librarians do design. To improve their design process, librarians should consider taking a more systematic approach referred to as design thinking. In this presentation, Steven will lead attendees to better understand  what design thinking is and how it can be applied by librarians to develop design challenges for tackling our toughest problems.

Want to learn more?  Then be sure to register today for the LILRC 24th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future!

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The Countdown to the LILRC 24th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future Has Begun!

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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 seat now.

Why register early? Because our Early Bird registration comes with a special price: $135 for the full conference package of learning and networking on November 5-6.  That’s $30 off the regular rate, but only when you register by Tuesday, October 6.  Keep in mind, the full conference package can be split between two people! After that the price goes up, so don’t wait to take advantage.  In addition, first-time attendees will receive a 10% discount.     

While you’re registering, be sure to take a peek at our conference speaker line-up.  This year’s conference theme, Changing Faces, Changing Spaces: Design Thinking, Demographics and Diversity unites speakers with a passion for sharing knowledge, expertise, and entrepreneurial ideas:

  • Andrew Hazen, CEO of LaunchPad.  Andrew is a successful entrepreneur with 20+ years’ experience in Domain Name Investing & Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Paid Search (PPC), eMail Marketing, Social Media Marketing and Custom Bobbleheads (yes, bobbleheads!).
  • Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University, who writes and speaks about academic librarianship, learning technologies, library leadership, higher education, design thinking and user experience, will address design thinking.
  • Nathalia Rogers, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the American Communities Institute at Dowling College, has, for the past 20 years, researched the dynamics of the relationship between politics and markets in both emerging and advanced economies.  Dr. Rogers will address demographics.
  • Courtney L. Young, Head Librarian & Professor of Women’s Studies at Penn State Greater Allegheny and President 2014-2015, American Library Association, will speak about diversity.

We have many great things planned for this year’s conference and hope to see you there.  Hurry up and register now because we’d hate for you to miss out!

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Join Us for This Year’s LILRC Annual Membership Meeting

The Long Island Library Resources Council will host the 2014 Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, November 18th at Carlyle on the Green-Bethpage State Park. This meeting is open to current or potential members, library enthusiasts, and all interested in learning more about LILRC.

200x94xUni_Logo_Cube.png.pagespeed.ic.9SYTJtRhFuWe’ll start the morning with a buffet breakfast from 9am-10:15am, where you’ll have the chance to meet LILRC staff, network with colleagues, and get ready for the morning’s event (the registration fee is $25).  Or just plan to attend the business portion of the meeting from 10:15am-12pm, which is free!  This will include a recap of 2014 efforts, the director’s report, and an introduction of members of the Board of Trustees.  In addition, we will have a special presentation by Leslie Davol, Co-founder and Director of the Uni Project, who will present, “The Uni Project’s Pop-Up Reading Rooms.”

We invite you to be our guest and join us for this year’s LILRC Annual Membership Meeting!  Registration information can be found online at: http://www.lilrc.org/event/1426/.