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.
This 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.
Join 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
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.
Professional development is a major benefit that LILRC provides to all our members, but we know that attending in-person sessions doesn’t always work with your increasingly busy schedule. Here’s a quick look at some on-demand options that you can check out yourself:
(Subscription Form) LILRC continues 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.
Atomic Training website currently offers over 40,000 training videos and 150+ software applications such as:
Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, OneNote, etc.
Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Dreamweaver
iOS, iTunes, iMovie, iPad, etc.
Social media and WordPress
Google Docs, Forms, Sheets, Slides, SketchUp, etc.
Landing the Job: Interview Techniques
Each subscription licenses one user to access the training videos for one year. Once we receive your subscription, you will be notified the subscription activation date corresponding to your subscription date and online access information.
Library Juice Academy
LILRC members are eligible to receive registration discounts to Library Juice Academy’s two- and four-week asynchronous online classes. LILRC members will receive a 20% discount on any LJA courses and webinars when they use the code LILRC during online registration (Expect to pay $175 for most courses).
Empire State Library Network (ESLN)
The Empire State Library Network is LILRC’s umbrella organization for statewide library councils like LILRC. You’ll find some webinars that our sister councils have planned on the ESLN calendar (Expect to pay a small fee for most webinars).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Thanks to all who participated and to ACRL/NY for co-sponsoring!
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.
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
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
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!
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.