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Joe Murphy Delivers Another Successful Technology Workshop for LILRC

Tuesday, May 24th–Over 30 librarians from public and academic institutions gathered for LILRC’s latest workshop on emerging technology, Engaging Your Community with QR Codes, which was lead by Joe Murphy, Librarian at Yale University.

This presentation explored what QR codes are, how they are being used, and library applications.  Through discussion and the use of videos, Joe demonstrated how libraries can engage their audience within and beyond libraries–including such examples as scavenger hunts within and outside of the library, learning to use the academic library, marketing, information delivery and much more.





Special thanks to the Sachem Public Library for hosting this event.


Getting the Most with EBSCO’s Alt HealthWatch: FREE Training Session

Join LILRC for a free hands-on training session on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 with guest speaker Pamela Erickson.

Getting the Most with EBSCO’s Alt HealthWatch
Hands-On Training Session

Date: April 6, 2011
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library

EBSCO’s Alt HealthWatch database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness and offers access to full‐text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer‐reviewed journals and reports.

During this hands-on training session, Pamela Erickson, Implementation Specialist for EBSCO Publishing, will lead the group on how to get the most out of EBSCO’s Alt HealthWatch database. This session will also focus on new enhancements to the EBSCOhost platform including the text-to-speech feature, improved user‐interface, EBSCOhost Mobile, and much more.

Presented by: Pamela Erickson, Implementation Specialist, EBSCO Publishing

Maximum number of attendees: 25

Click HERE for registration form.


Mobile Literacy: Skills for Today's Information Environment

Tuesday, February 15, 2011–Over 50 librarians from multi-type libraries gathered at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library for Joe Murphy’s presentation, Mobile Literacy: Skills for Today’s Information Environment, which discussed how mobile devices are becoming a crucial part of the information experience, extending the need for information fluency into the mobile technology landscape.


Special thanks to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library for hosting this event, Joe Murphy, and all who attended and contributed to the conversation.


Critical Strategies for Implementing and Managing Organizational Change–March 28th

Libraries are all too familiar with the critical importance of undergoing fundamental change, including effectively responding to rapidly evolving technologies, greater external competition, fiscal instability, and/or shifting functional needs among library patrons. In order to react strategically and proactively to these developments, libraries must be agile, flexible, and adaptable.

Join LILRC on Monday, March 28, 2011 from 9:30AM-3:30PM at the Brentwood Public Library for a day-long workshop which provides a framework for facilitating, enabling, and sustaining organizational change.  In addition to an introduction to organizational change theory, an applied approach to understanding and managing change will be taken. Participants will work in large and small groups with the end goal of designing an action plan for implementing a change scenario.

Emphasis will be placed on:

  • Examining one’s own reaction to change
  • Cultivating an awareness of others reactions to change through a study of the various behavioral stages that people experience in light of organizational change
  • Identifying key stakeholders and change agents within one’s organization
  • Developing effective tools, including the necessary communication skills to enable staff to understand, accept, and embrace change
  • Designing a metric for charting the progress of change

http://vivo.cornell.edu/individual/vivo/individual22044PRESENTED BY:

Deb Schmidle
Research and Learning Services Olin/Uris Libraries, Cornell University


*Registration fee includes morning coffee and lunch



LILRC Continuing Education Brochure January-June 2011 Now Available

The January-June 2011 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:

  • Arlene Bielefield, Chairperson, Department of Information and Library Science, Southern Connecticut State University.  A member of the Committee on Legislation (COL) of the American Library Association, she chairs the COL Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. She is also the author, with Lawrence Cheeseman, of a number of books for Neal-Schuman including two on copyright and is presently finishing the manuscript on a new edition of a copyright book.
  • Joe Murphy, Science Librarian, Coordinator of Instruction & Technology, Yale University
  • John LeMasney, Manager of Technology Training, Rider University.  He is also Chair of the Ewing Township Website Committee, a mentor for the Team 2016 Ewing Robotics Team, a graduate student in Rider University’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Program, and a devoted advocate of Open Source Software. John is a father, husband, artist, designer, poet, writer, technologist, manager, consultant and open source evangelist, living and working in New Jersey and beyond.
  • Deb Schmidle, Director, Research and Learning Services Olin/Uris Libraries, Cornell University

Be sure to visit the LILRC Continuing Education Calendar online at http://lilrc.org/calendars/cont_edcalendar.php for additional information on upcoming workshops.


LILRC Offers Registration Discount for the CIL2011

LILRC is pleased to announce that we have once again arranged with Information Today, Inc. to offer discounted registration rates for the Computers in Libraries 2011 conference being held at the Hilton Washington in Washington D.C., March 21-23, 2011.

By registering through LILRC, you will be eligible for the special rate of $249 for the 3-day event.  That is more than a 50% savings off the regular conference registration cost of $499.

To receive the discounts, you must fax or mail your registration to LILRC (along a check made out to Information Today, Inc.) by Friday, February 11, 2011.  The registration form, along with additional discount information is available on the LILRC website at: http://www.lilrc.org/news/newsdetail.php?whatsnewID=73.  These discounts are not only available to LILRC-member institutions, but anyone in our region interested in attending.

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara by phone at 631-675-1570 x206.

Additional Resources:

LILRC Discount Registration Form:


15th Annual Archives Month Conference Video

On October 7, 2010 the 15th Annual Archives Month Conference took place at Oheka Castle, the once magnificent home of financier and philanthropist Otto Hermann Kahn.  The castle which turned into a ruin due to years of neglect, has been returned to its former splendor by developer, Gary Melius.

This year’s  Conference theme was “Long Island Entertainers and Their Legacies,” which focused on Long Islanders who have not only entertained us, but whose philanthropic activities have helped those in need.

Guest speakers included Michael Cogswell, Director of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, Geri Solomon, Assistant Dean of Special Collections, Hofstra University, Joan & Donald E. Axinn Library, and Tony Traguardo, Archivist of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Additional Resources:

LILRC and the Documentary Heritage Program Advisory Committee thank the following sponsors:

A special thanks to Gary Melius and the staff of Oheka Castle.


WordPress for Library Web Design Highlights

November 22, 2010-Guest speaker Nicole C. Engard, Director of Open Source Education at ByWater Solutions guided participants through the basics of using WordPress as a content management system for an entire library website.

In a hands-on environment, participants learned what WordPress is, what is needed to install it,  how to find and choose from existing templates/designs, how to quickly and easily add and edit website content and much more.

To view the presentation slides, please visit http://www.web2learning.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/wordpress-lilrc.pdf or click image below.

PDF Format

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Special thanks to Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library for hosting this event, Nicole Engard, and all who attended.


LILRC to Sponsor "Build Your Executive Team—Success for Libraries of All Sizes"

Build Your Executive Team—Success for Libraries of All Sizes
LLAMA Webinar
Date: November 30, 2010                                                  REGISTER NOW
Time: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library

Many people will define your success by your ability to build a team that extends leadership beyond your fingertips. How can you be sure the team is not sabotaging your best efforts?

Participants will be able to:

  • Create a collegial and productive executive team that supports employee success
  • Oversee and evaluate the team’s execution of the library’s strategic plan
  • Find, recruit and grow executive talent, inside and outside the library

About the Series: This is one of four interactive webinars from the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) of ALA series: Webinars for New Library Directors and Deans designed to meet the needs of new library leaders at the dean, director, department head or branch manager level. It will feature library consultant Pat Wagner of Pattern Research, Inc. More details at: http://bit.ly/caUrsc.


LILRC 19th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future

This year’s LILRC 19th Annual Conference on Libraries on the Future focused on the theme: Imagine the Future.

Thursday night’s guest speaker was  Raymond McGale (pictured below), Long Island Regional Manager, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, who addressed Marketing Trends in the Book Industry.

Attendees returned on Friday morning, for the full-day conference programs.  Peter Hernon, Professor, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science kicked off the conference with his presentation on Looking into the Crystal Ball–A scenario not so “far fetched”!

Following a short break, Maureen Sullivan of Maureen Sullivan Associates and Professor of Practice in the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science Ph.D. Program in Managerial Leadership provided a hands-on presentation, Leadership and Strategy: Implications for Library Leaders, which encouraged participants to brain-storm and share idea relating to challenges faced.

Following lunch, our final speaker of the day took to the podium.  George Needham, Vice President, Member Services, OCLC presented, Futureproofing Your Library, and provided a lively and interactive session focused on the real world changes that are shaping the future of libraries.

At the conclusion of Mr. Needham’s presentation, a reception took place featuring the 9th Annual Poster Session participant, David Jank, Ph.D. (pictured below), who shared his research in a poster entitled, Modeling the Human-Information Dyad (HID).

Special thanks to:

Conference Sponsors:  BALDESSARI & COSTER LLP, Gale Cengage Learning, H.W. Wilson Foundation, Nassau County Library Association and the Suffolk County Library Association.

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

Dowling College, for hosting this years event.