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    • October 04, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lynbrook Public Library

    The LILRC Committee for the Preservation of Local History presents:
    Vertical Files Demystified

    What is a vertical file?  Simply put, it is a filing cabinet with folders dedicated to people, places, events, and other topics relating to a community.  It is the first stop for a librarian or archivist to send a researcher with questions about a popular subject. The Society of American Archivists has the following interpretation:  materials….collected and arranged for ready reference; a vertical file is an example of an artificial collection.

    This workshop is for anyone who wants to begin a vertical file for their organization and for those looking to organize an existing one.

    Using actual files from the host locations, Nicole Menchise will go step-by-step through the process of weeding, sorting, scanning and organizing files.  A workflow will be discussed and shared with the attendees.

    Registration/networking begins at 1:15PM

    A certificate for 2.5 Professional Development Hours (.25 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    • October 25, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Brentwood Public Library
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    Presented by: Nicole Menchise, LILRC Regional Archivist.

    This is a NEW hands-on workshop offering the attendees the resources to begin a digital project and learn about commonly used metadata fields. This class will be for anyone wishing to learn more about these topics and is required for joining the New York Heritage digital collections website.

    Here's what you'll learn:
    • Deciding on a digital project
    • Hands-on digitization techniques - scanning guide
    • Digital conversion tech/software options

    • Metadata - what is 'data about data'

    • Understanding common metadata fields

    • Setting up a spreadsheet for your items

    More classes will be offered In the Fall: Registration is limited to 10 people per class to allow for individual attention.

    A certificate for 3 Professional Development Hours (.3 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    For additional information, please contact Nicole Menchise, or call 631-675-1570 Ext. 2004.

    • November 04, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Milleridge Inn, Jericho

    Marketing Special Collections in the 21st Century

    Presented by the LILRC Committee for the Preservation of Local History

    Monday, November 4, 2019

    The Milleridge Inn, 585 N. Broadway, Jericho, New York

    9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Single conference ticket: $45 ($35 retired member/student)

    The 24th Annual Archives Conference features a powerhouse line-up of presenters sharing their knowledge and expertise.  Network with librarians, historians, archivists and museum professionals and discover ways to showcase your unique collection and engage new audiences.  This year’s keynote speaker and panelists are:

    Panel one (presenting on marketing via newspapers and books):
    Bill Bleyer
    , Historian and former reporter for Newsday (Long Island and the Sea)
    Regina Feeney
    , Local History Librarian at Freeport Memorial Library (Freeport)
    Suzanne Johnson
    , former  Local History Librarian and Director of the Longwood Public Library (Camp Upton)
    Kristen Nyitray
    Director, Special Collections and University Archives, and University Archivist at Stony Brook University (Long Island Beaches; Stony Brook: State University of New York

    Panel two (presenting on marketing via all social media platforms)
    Lauren Brincat
    , Curator at Preservation Long Island
    Darron St. George
    , Education and Public Programs Director  at Preservation Long Island
    Gabriel Mendez
    , Programs and Communications Coordinator at the Brooklyn Historical Society

    Panel three (presenting on marketing via exhibitions including partnerships)
    Victoria Berger
    , Executive Director of the Suffolk County Historical Society
    Andrea Crivello
    , Curator at the Planting Fields Foundation (Coe Hall Museum)
    Joshua Ruff
    , Director of Collections and Interpretation at the Long Island Museum (a Smithsonian affiliate) 

    Vanessa Nastro, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, The Local History Center at Port Washington Public Library

    Keynote Speaker:

    Joe Festa, Librarian at the Fenimore Art Museum & The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

    He will be discussing the multi-directional marketing strategy incorporating their collection of correspondence between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.  Several exhibitions, a published catalog, a website and educational resources were built around the 35 letters between the two Founding Fathers leading up to their fatal duel on July 11, 1804.

    Check-in begins at 9:30 AM, breakfast buffet opens at 10:00 AM, programs begin at 10:30 AM, and closing remarks at 3:00 PM.

    A certificate for 4 Professional Development Hours (.4 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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