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Continuing Education #TBT: 2016 LILRC Annual Membership Meeting

On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, over 100 participants gathered for this year’s LILRC Annual Membership Meeting, which took place at the Farmingdale Public Library.

The morning kicked-off with the LILRC business meeting, which was followed by the Keynote Speaker, David Vinjamuri, 
President and Founder of ThirdWay Brand Trainers, who presented, Social Media for Library Marketing & Branding. In his talk, David discussed how to use social media to empower your library
 and effectively use a limited budget to promote events, build awareness for programs and enhance your library’s brand.

After a short networking break, our Lightning Round speakers took to the podium to share their innovative ideas, services and programs with attendees. Ludmila Pollock, Executive Director of Library and Archives at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory began the session with her presentation, Talking Science with Molecular Biologists through the Decades: CSHL Interactive Oral History. She discussed the CSHL Oral History Collection, which is a major initiative to document the history of science through the words and images of the scientists who have worked and regularly visited Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Examples were shared with attendees, including scientists working on the Human Genome Project and Women in Science. In addition, she shared the interview process as well as the oral history videotapes process.

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Next up was Martha DiVittorio, Grant Writing, Marketing and Reference Librarian at the Bellmore Memorial Library, who presented, StoryCorps at the Bellmore Memorial Library: How Oral History Connected the Library to Its Community. Martha described in detail the library’s involvement in StoryCorps, after receiving a $2,500 grant and Story Kit from NPR. By finding partners in the community, trained library staff and volunteers have helped preserve 23 of their community’s stories through oral histories.

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Ellen Druda, Librarian Supervisor, Technology & Internet Services at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library and Margie Hartough, Head, Teen Services at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library presented, Lend-A-Hand: 3D Printing with a Purpose, and explored the world of 3D printing at their library, which serves a humane purpose. In teaming up with E-nable, the library’s 3D printers are used to create prosthetic hands, which are in turn assembled by community volunteers, who are given a patron assembly kit.

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Shifting gears slightly, Sara Alcorn, MS LIS graduate student of St. John’s University presented, Designing for Access with WordPress: A Collaberation with NCLA Archives, which focused on the internship project being conducted for the Nassau County Library Association (NCLA). In her presentation, Sara shared the goal of the NCLA Archive Digitization Project and the work being done to digitize and make accessible on the Internet the archives of the NCLA, currently stored at Farmingdale Public Library. She showcased a sample of the materials currently digitized as well as the website constructed to display the items, which can be viewed online at: http://archives.ncla.info.

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To conclude the Lightning Round presentations, 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Syntychia Kendrick-Samuel, Head of Young Adult Services at the Uniondale Public Library presented, Empowering Teens by Any Means Necessary. In her talk, Syntychia shared the success story of her Empowerment Academy for teens in her library community. Through the Empowerment Academy, teens sign up and participate in a number of workshops covering topic such as conflict resolutions, college preparation, nanotechnology and much more. In advocating for the teens in the community, the program has also drawn in parents to participate and the teens receive rewards for their hard work, such as library goodies and gift cards. In incorporating this program into the library, she has been able to attract teens who wouldn’t normally come to the library and provide exposure to the various aspects of the arts, humanities, science and technology all while encouraging positive behavior and building their self-esteem.

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The LILRC Annual Membership meeting provides an opportunity for members and non-members alike to join together and learn more about LILRC happenings, but more importantly, learn from your colleagues success stories! If you would like to get involved and share your success story, please feel free to contact us. Special thanks to the LILRC Board of Trustees, the Farmingdale Public Library for hosting this year’s event, and to everyone who participated!

We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event.

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Join Us for the 2016 LILRC Annual Membership Meeting

Time is running out to register for the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting!  Last year we held our Annual Membership Meeting in June for the first time and it was a huge success! So this year, we’re going back to Farmingdale Public Library in June to host this year’s event.  Our business meeting will be followed by a keynote speaker. In addition, we’ll have Lightening Rounds 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 welcomed and encouraged to attended.

Keynote Speaker: David Vinjamuri, 
President and Founder of ThirdWay Brand Trainers
Social Media for Library Marketing & Branding
David will discuss how to use social media to empower your library
 and effectively use a limited budget to promote events, build awareness for programs and enhance your library’s brand.

Here’s a sneak peak at our Lightning Round presentations:

  • NCLA Archive Digitization Project–Pilot Study
    Presented by: Sara Alcorn, MS LIS graduate student, St. John’s University and Maddy Vericker, MS LIS graduate student, St. John’s University
  • StoryCorps at the Bellmore Memorial Library: How Oral History Connected the Library to Its Community
    Presented by: Martha DiVittorio, Grant Writing, Marketing and Reference Librarian, Bellmore Memorial Library
  • Lend-A-Hand: 3D Printing with a Purpose
    Presented by: Ellen Druda, Librarian Supervisor, Technology & Internet Services, Half Hollow Hills Community Library and Margie Hartough, Head, Teen Services, Half Hollow Hills Community Library
  • Empowering Teens by Any Many Means Necessary
    Presented by: Syntychia Kendrick-Samuel, Head of Young Adult Services, Uniondale Public Library
  • Talking Science with Molecular Biologists through the Decades: CSHL Interactive Oral History
    Presented by: Ludmila Pollock, Executive Director of Library and Archives, Cold Spring Harbor Laborator

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Recap & Resources from Privacy Toolkit for Librarians Workshop

Shout out to the Library Freedom Project & NYCLU for the terrific training session on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Farmingdale Public Library! If you missed this event, take a peak at the resources shared here and also be sure to check out the Library Journal article: “Library Freedom Project, NYCLU Discuss Privacy and Online Security,” which covered the event.

Mariko Hirose from the NYCLU began the workshop with a “Know Your Rights” training for librarians, detailing the contours of federal and local privacy law, as well as providing information on how to respond when served with an information request such as a National Security Letter, administrative subpoena, or warrant.

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Alison Macrina of the Library Freedom Project continued the workshop by detailing some of the surveillance threats from intelligence agencies, corporate entities, and the hacking industry, and demonstrated technology tools that can help protect privacy. These tools can be installed on public computers or taught to patrons in computer classes, and provide practical ways for everyday people to prevent search tracking, browse the web anonymously, and encrypt some of their online communications.

 

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Thanks to all who participated and to ACRL/NY for co-sponsoring!

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The Final Countdown to 50!

The LILRC 50th Anniversary Gala is coming up on Thursday, April 14th at Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park.  We’re counting down the days by letting you know all the exciting things you’ll experience when you come—let’s look at the top 5 reasons to attend the gala and support LILRC.  Don’t forget to purchase your ticket before they’re all sold out!

Let the countdown begin:

#5: It is the 50th anniversary.  That’s a big (gold) deal!

#4: Meet new people. The gala is a great networking opportunity.

#3: You can learn invaluable insights from our guest speaker Lawrence Levy, Executive Director, National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University.  Did we mention that he’s also an award-winning reporter, editorial writer, columnist and PBS talk show host!

#2: Shake hands with our three honorees:  New York State Senator 
John J. Flanagan, Gerald D. Nichols and Joseph P. Price, who all support the library community in a diversity of ways.

#1: The gala is a spectacular celebration of LILRC’s spirit, history, and service to the library community. Hands down, it’ll be the best event of the year. 

Please join us as we celebrate our first 50 years and look ahead to the future.  For more event details, visit us online at: http://www.lilrc.org/event/50gala.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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LILRC Technical Services Open Forum Recap: Three Panelists and Q&A

On March 4, 2016, the LILRC Resource Sharing and Management Committee held its second annual Technical Services Open Forum.  These Open Forums strive to provide a place for those working in the Technical Services field to come together, hear about initiatives others are working on, and pose questions to be answered by the collective wisdom of the entire group.  This year’s event was moderated by Sarah Glasser, Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian of Axinn Library at Hofstra University.

Here’s a recap of the panel presentations:

The Perfect Pairing: VuFind Over Your ILS or Discovery
Presented by: Judith Drescher, Director of James E. Tobin Library at Molloy College

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VuFind is a highly customizable open source product that allows information repositories of any size or type to tie together and brand multiple services into a single unified interface. For libraries, VuFind can be applied over an ILS, discovery system, or even discrete holdings such as e-books, digital repositories and other specialized collections. Beyond what might be considered a traditional academic, public, or consortial implementation, commercial, state, and government entities, as well as museums and archives have also leveraged VuFind’s powerful search platform in order to showcase paintings, objects, sheet music, photographs, historical documents and other types of graphic records. This presentation addressed the preparation, configuration and necessary assets required for implementing VuFind, as well as provides an array of examples of different ILS’, discovery systems and collection types.

The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be: Why Many Predictions About the Future of Libraries Are Wrong
Presented by: Kevin McCoy, Professor of Library Technical Services at Suffolk County Community College

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For decades futurists have talked about paperless societies, the extinction of libraries and having all human knowledge easily accessible with a couple clicks of a mouse.  None of these predictions have come to pass and are not likely to anytime soon.  This presentation looked at some common misconceptions about the future of libraries.

Shelf Ready Processing from Baker & Taylor
Presented by: Bruce Silverstein, Head of Technical Services at Patchogue-Medford Public Library

For almost three years now Patchogue-Medford Library has been working with Baker & Taylor’s Customized Library Services (CLS) program to provide shelf-ready processing and cataloging of books for the library’s collection. This presentation detailed one library’s experience with the dreaded outsourcing process and examine the results and lessons learned.

Our panel of three librarians was followed by a discussion period for all types of questions.  Thanks to all who participated in this event and we look forward to seeing you next year!

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Registration Now Open for Privacy Toolkit for Librarians

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ACRL/NY and LILRC are teaming up with the Library Freedom Project to present:

Privacy Toolkit for Librarians
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Farmingdale Public Library
10:00AM-1:00PM

Join Mariko Hirose from the NYCLU and Alison Macrina of the Library Freedom Project for a workshop on safeguarding patrons’ intellectual freedom from privacy threats.

Mariko will begin the workshop with a “Know Your Rights” training for librarians, detailing the contours of federal and local privacy law, as well as providing information on how to respond when served with an information request such as a National Security Letter, administrative subpoena, or warrant.

Alison will close the workshop by detailing some of the surveillance threats from intelligence agencies, corporate entities, and the hacking industry, and will demonstrate technology tools that can help protect privacy. These tools can be installed on public computers or taught to patrons in computer classes, and provide practical ways for everyday people to prevent search tracking, browse the web anonymously, and encrypt some of their online communications. The range of tools covered offer solutions for people at all levels of technical ability.

This workshop is presented by The Library Freedom Project, a partnership that teaches librarians about privacy rights, law, and tech tools to protect patrons from dragnet surveillance.

Presenters:
Nima Fatemi
Chief Technologist, Library Freedom Project
Nima Fatemi is an Iranian independent security researcher, focused on encryption, anonymity, privacy and censorship circumvention technologies. He is a core member of The Tor Project and the chief technologist of Library Freedom Project.

Mariko Hirose
Staff Attorney, NYCLU
Mariko Hirose is a staff attorney at the New York Civil Liberties Union, where she has worked on cases involving free speech, privacy, government transparency, and criminal justice.  Prior to joining the NYCLU, she was a fellow at the Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and a clerk to the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Alison Macrina
Director, Library Freedom Project
Alison Macrina is a librarian, privacy rights activist, and the founder and director of the Library Freedom Project, an initiative which aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries by teaching librarians and their local communities about surveillance threats, privacy rights and law, and privacy-protecting technology tools to help safeguard digital freedoms.

Presented by: ACRL/NY (http://acrlny.org), Long Island Library Resources Council (http://www.lilrc.org), and the Library Freedom Project (https://libraryfreedomproject.org)

For additional information, including the registration form, please visit the LILRC Training & Events Calendar online at: http://www.lilrc.org/event/1614.

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Kick-off the New Year with One of LILRC’s Upcoming CE Events!

The January-June 2016 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.

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Here’s a quick peek at our line-up of guest speakers:

  • Dana Antonucci-Durgan, Head Librarian, Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College, presenting: Mobile Makerspaces: Carving Out Space for 3D Printing and Video Creation.
  • Anthony Eremitaggio, Data Dissemination Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce/ U.S. Census Bureau, presenting: Business and Economic Data on Census.gov.
  • Samantha Halfen, PHR, CP-SHRM, presenting: Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership.

Please note that registration forms for programs included in the Continuing Education Program brochure are available online at http://lilrc.org/events.

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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!