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LILRC 5th Annual Technical Services Open Forum

  • March 29, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Farmingdale Public Library, Room A&B


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The LILRC Resource Sharing and Management Committee invites you to join us for its Fifth 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.  Please email your questions in advance to 

This year’s program will feature presentations on implementing new Library Management System (IMS) and managing Open Education Resources (OER).

Moderator: Sarah (Sally) Glasser, Serials/E-Resources Librarian, Hofstra University

Work Smarter, Together: Unifying the Library Management Systems

Libraries have widely implemented the Library Management System (IMS) to manage and circulate library resources.  A well designed and implemented IMS can help libraries to allocate resources and plan operational activities efficiently and systematically. With the exponential growth of digital information, it is crucial for librarians and professional staff to continuously advance their practices by effectively using an IMS to share and manage resources. In this session, the presenter will share the project that leads to a successful consolidation of two State University Libraries. It is a complex project to merge library resources that involve the operations of acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, and system administration as well as collaboration with system provider, consortium and campus IT support. The presenter will introduce project management theories, frameworks, project process management, and their applications. The audience will get a chance to discuss the lesson learned and challenges overcome during this organizational change.

Presenter: Jin Guo, Director of Collections and Resource Management, Stony Brook University Libraries

Open Educational Resources: from SUNY and beyond!

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits repurposing by others.

The State University of New York (SUNY) started their journey into OER in 2012 when SUNY Geneseo Received a $20,000 grant to begin exploring OER.  Since that time SUNY has received various grants and has published over 20 OER Textbooks.  This resulted in the creation of SUNY OER Services. It was during this time that Governor Coumo recognized the value of OER and granted $8 million dollars in funding to SUNY and CUNY to develop more open resources.

Nassau Community College, along with many other city and state colleges and universities, have begun incorporating OER into their classrooms.  Today there are numerous open resources available to be used from elementary to university level. Come hear how you can bring these great resources to your community!

Presenter: Rosanne Humes, Open Educational Resources (OER) Coordinator, Nassau Community College Library

A certificate for .25 CEU's will be emailed after the workshop.

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Phone: (631) 675-1570

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