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6th Annual Herbert Biblo Academic Libraries Invitational

  • May 01, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Molloy College, Suffolk Center



Presented By
Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC)
Academic and Special Libraries Division (ASLD) of NCLA
Division of Academic and Special Libraries (DASL) of SCLA

The first Academic Libraries Invitational conference was initiated in 2015.  Suggested by the LILRC Board and approved by the Boards of ASLD and DASL, this regional academic libraries conference was officially changed to Herbert Biblo Academic Libraries Invitational in 2019 in memory of former LILRC Director Herbert Biblo.  All faculty and staff from Long Island academic libraries and special libraries are invited and encouraged to attend this year’s conference at Molloy College Suffolk Center, to hear from the following speakers presenting on three great topics.

OER Behind the Scenes: Many Moving Parts

As part of a SUNY's Excelsior tuition-free program, an Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative was introduced in 2017.  The governor of New York state allocated $8,000,000 to support this initiative.  The funds were dedicated to compensate teaching faculty who agreed to create, adapt and adopt OERs for their courses.  Stony Brook University undertook the challenge.  Stony Brook University Libraries led the charge with support from the Office of the Provost.  Some faculty members were supportive of the initiative and forged ahead in creating, adapting and/or adopting OER materials.  Their submitted proposals were accepted and forms were signed to receive monetary compensation for their efforts; thus began the backend of the OER implementation process.  The backend involved the University Libraries collaboration with non-academic entities on campus such as Human Resources, Procurement, and the Office of Institutional Research.  In most cases, these departments were unfamiliar with OER.  This presentation discusses the noted challenges related to navigating the backend of OER implementation and its sustainability, all the while being mindful of one of the primary goals of the OER initiative to mitigate the high costs of textbooks for students who are financially strapped.

Presenter: Mona Ramonetti, Head of Scholarly Communication and Stony Brook University OER Campus Lead, Stony Brook University Libraries

Leveraging Section 108 Rights: The Academic Libraries Video Trust

This session provides an overview of Section 108(c) of the Copyright Act, which addresses preservation of audiovisual material in library collections, as well as the Academic Libraries Video Trust (ALVT,  Section 108 gives libraries the right to make replacement copies of audiovisual material that is damaged, deteriorating, lost, stolen, or on an obsolete format as long as the material is not available to purchase.  The ALVT is a shared repository for audiovisual material digitized under rights granted via Section 108 and is a crucial tool for addressing issues of preservation and access.

Presenter: Sarah E. McCleskey, Head of Resource and Collection Services, Hofstra University Library

Providing an Inclusive Environment for Neurodiverse Individuals

Core issues and common struggles of individuals with neurodiverse diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) will be covered.  Tips for identifying and understanding their struggles will also be provided.  As well, best practice strategies for supporting these individuals, and options to offer safe environments will be discussed.

Presenter: Mitchell Nagler, Director of Bridges to Adelphi Program and Adjunct Faculty, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University

This conference is open to faculty and staff of Long Island academic libraries and special libraries ONLY.  Morning coffee/light breakfast and lunch are provided. 

A certificate for 3 Professional Development Hours (.3 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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