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    • March 06, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Engage patrons while saving your budget by using free and low cost resources. This timely webinar provides inspiration for showstopping library programs for all audiences from seniors to children along with makerspace and passive programming resources. Tools and materials range from free resources to teach financial responsibility to toddlers to STEM lesson plans from NASA to resources to host an Earth Day event incorporating a ‘free trees for kids’ program. Discover resources to host an amateur radio program at the library to contact the crew of the International Space Station, host a free retro game night, or host a financial protection workshop for senior patrons. Jam-packed with where to get free lesson plans, printables, downloadables, online learning resources, collaborative library programs, program grants, and donation resources, this webinar will show participants where to find a large collection of resources for costless library programming including resources for program planning, marketing, and assessment.

    Presenter:

    Ellyssa Kroski is the Director of Information Technology and Marketing at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 60 books, including Law Librarianship in the Age of AI for which she received AALL's 2020 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State Universities, and an international conference speaker. She received the 2017 Library Hi Tech Award from the ALA/LITA for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application.

    Kroski is also a homesteader, and the editor of 25 Ready-To-Use Sustainable LIving Programs for Libraries (ALA Editions, 2022) and is one of many who opted for the freedom of building a self sufficient and sustainable way of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    Program Recording: Yes

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.orgto check your registration.  

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org
    • March 06, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    This 90 minute webinar introduces participants to instructional design (ID) for librarians. All library workers educate their users in various capacities (beyond the classroom), and the presenter will describe related concepts. Instructional design (ID) is the practice of systematically developing learning outcomes, instructional materials, learning experiences, and designing assessment activities that foster interaction and engagement. 

    At the end of this 90 minute webinar presentation, participants will be able to :

    1. Define instructional design (ID) within the context of librarianship
    2. Identify the key components of instructional design; learning objectives/outcomes, instructional materials, learning experiences, and assessment activities
    3. Describe the ADDIE instructional design model when developing a library instruction lesson or a credit-bearing information literacy (IL) course
    4. Utilize the Community of Inquiry (CoI) model for online learning
    5. Understand how Backward Design may be used to set learning goals before designing instructional activities and assessment 

    Presenter: Mark Aaron Polger (they/them)

    Mark Aaron Polger is an academic librarian and information literacy instructor who has been working in libraries since 1992. They received their MLIS degree in 2000 from the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada) and has worked as a librarian in public, hospital, and academic libraries. Currently, Mark is the Coordinator of Library Outreach at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CUNY). They have written about library marketing in journals and other publications and has presented nationally at library conferences.

    Mark is the author of 3 books; Engaging Diverse Learners: Teaching Strategies for Academic Librarians, co-authored with Scott Sheidlower (2017, Libraries Unlimited), Library Marketing Basics (2019, Rowman and Littlefield), and Library Signage and Wayfinding Design: Communicating Effectively with Your Users (2021, ALA Editions)

    Their research interests include library marketing, outreach, and UX (user experience) design. Currently, Mark is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the open-access, peer reviewed journal Marketing Libraries Journal, which was launched in Fall 2017. Their next book project will be on Library Marketing Post-COVID

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    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Taylor Peters tpeters@lilr.org

    Professional Development Hours: .15 CEUs

    Program Recording:  Yes

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org to check your registration.

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org



    • March 07, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Using techniques garnered from startups and quickly evolving technology companies, this presentation will educate information professionals on using experimentation to make evidence-based decisions to advance innovative initiatives. Libraries that adopt experimentation are better positioned to respond to rapidly changing environments and evolving user needs and behaviors. This presentation borrows ideas and inspiration from the startup sector to teach you how to take a human-centered and design thinking-based perspective on problem solving.

    Cathryn Copper works at the intersection of libraries, architecture, and technology. As the Head of the Eberhard Zeidler Library at the University of Toronto, her current research explores technology and experimentation in libraries. She has spoken on the topic of experimentation at several national and international conferences including the Association of College & Research Libraries and SXSW EDU. Her talk on the use of artificial intelligence and augmented reality in libraries at SXSW EDU was featured as one of the "biggest and most pressing ideas." She is the author of The Experimental Library: A Guide to Taking Risks, Failing Forward, and Creating Change.

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    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    Program Recording: Yes

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org to check your registration.  

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org

    • March 12, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Based on the new book of the same name, Making Long Island: A History of Growth & the American Dream tells the fascinating story of the development of Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk counties) between 1920 and 1980. Between the 1920s and 1950s, Long Island served as a primary site of the pursuit of the American dream, as it was affordable homeownership for the middle class that most compellingly expressed the nation’s core mythology. Beginning in the 1960s, that dream began to dissolve, as the postwar economic engine ran out of steam and as Long Island became as much urban as suburban. Despite all its economic and social challenges, a new and improved American dream now appears to be emerging on Long Island, and the place remains one of the beautiful places on the planet.

    Lawrence R. Samuel is a Miami and New York City-based cultural historian and a Long Island native. He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota and was a Smithsonian Institution Fellow. Larry blogs for psychologytoday.com, and his previous books include The End of the Innocence: The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair (Syracuse University Press, 2007). His next book is Literacy in America: A Cultural History of the Past Century (Rowman & Littlefield, May 2024).

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    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org

    Professional Development Hours: 1(.1 CEUs)

    Program Recording: Yes

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org to check your registration.  

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org
    • March 13, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Do libraries and theaters have much in common? Yes, both are focused on reducing barriers to access, reaching underserved communities, and developing new audiences!

    Join LILRC as we welcome Lisa Carling, Director of TDF Accessibility Programs, and Frances Polino, Associate Director of Accessibility Programs, to discuss TDF's accessibility goals, challenges, and best practices and to learn how to improve accessibility in our own institutions. 

    Theatre Development Fund (TDF) is a Not-For-Profit Organization for the Performing Arts which works to make theatre affordable and accessible to all.

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    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    Program Recording: Yes

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org to check your registration.  

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org
    • March 14, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Join LILRC when we welcome bestselling author Sara Paretsky to discuss her upcoming book, Pay Dirt  A V.I. Warshawski Novel (William Morrow, April 2024). LILRC Members who attend are eligible to win door prize copies of the book!

    Hailed by the Washington Post as “the definition of perfection in the genre,” Sara Paretsky is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the renowned V.I. Warshawski series. She is one of only four living writers to have received both the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain. She lives in Chicago.”

    HarperCollins

    About Pay Dirt

    “V.I. Warshawski is famous for her cool under fire, her sardonic humor, and her unflinching courage. All that changed when a case ended with a father killing the child she’d been hired to find. She’s second-guessing herself, forgetting to eat, forgetting her workout.

    Her worried friends send her down to Kansas for a weekend of college basketball; Angela, one of her protegées, is a Northwestern star. And that’s when her troubles really begin.

    One of Angela’s roommates disappears and V.I. agrees to stay behind to try to find her. Finding a missing person in a town where she doesn’t know anyone and has no snitches among the area’s lowlife is hard enough, but her search propels V.I. headlong into local land-use battles whose roots go back to the aftermath of the Civil War.

    Today’s combatants are just as willing as the Reconstruction opponents of the 1860’s to kill to settle their differences. V.I.’s survival depends on keeping one step ahead of players in a game she doesn’t even know she’s playing.” 

    https://saraparetsky.com/biography/

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (0.1 CEUs)

    The program will be recorded.


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    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org to check your registration.

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    • March 15, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Stony Brook University

    Stony Brook University Libaries

    Registration is closed.


    Misinformation. AI. Deep fakes. Paywalls. Copyright. Citation. Search algorithms. How well are your students prepared to navigate and understand the modern information landscape?  Join us for a day of presentations and discussions with teachers, librarians, and school administrators about how we prepare students with the research skills needed for high school, college, and beyond.


    Agenda:

    • Morning:
      • Keynote speaker Brenda Boyer (Instructional Designer/Information Fluency Expert)
      • Highlights from Brentwood High School-Stony Brook University collaboration grant
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon: Workshops and discussion


    The Ready for Success project is a partnership between Stony Brook University Libraries and Brentwood High School designed to help embed academic research activities into the high school curriculum. This summit is funded by a generous grant from the William E. & Maude S. Pritchard Charitable Trust. Get more details.

    Ready for Success

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Tim Spindler, tspindler@lilrc.org.
    2. If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact readyforsuccess@stonybrook.edu.

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    Professional Development Hours: TBA

    • March 21, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom
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    This programs features four panelists from public libraries and academics to discuss issues related to implementing AI in your library. They will be talking about the kinds of applications available as well as the important issues that have to be considered when looking at AI.

    The panelists include:

    • Nick Tanzi, Assistant Director, South Huntington Public Library
    • James Hutter, Assistant Director, Port Washington Public Library
    • Jessica Koos, Interim Head of the Health Sciences Library, Stony Brook University
    • Christine Fena, Undergraduate Success Librarian, Stony Brook University


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    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Taylor Peters at tpeters@lilrc.org

    Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

    Program Recording: 

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Taylor Peters at tpeters@lilrc.org to check your registration.  

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Taylor Peters at tpeters@lilrc.org
    • April 04, 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom
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    As Memorial Day, 4th of July and Flag Day are soon to be upon us, it's a good time to think about the flags in our historic collections. This program will discuss the proper handling, storage and short-term display of flags. Hosting the program is the Franklin Square Historical Society who have volunteered some of their flags for use in this program.


    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEU's)

    Program Recording:  Yes


    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org to check your registration.

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org
    • April 05, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    The world we live in is stressful. Reducing Stress, Improving Mental Health is an interactive workshop designed to teach various coping strategies to help improve one's mental health inside and outside of the workplace. In this workshop, Dr. Sam Colbert teaches empirically informed skills (including mindfulness techniques and positive psychological practices) shown to decrease stress and improve mental health..

    Topics will include:

    Relationship Between Stress and Performance

    Humans Co-Regulation of Each Other’s Nervous Systems

    Relaxation/Experiential Activities

    Self-Care Strategies

    PRESENTER:

    Dr. Samuel M. Colbert, PhD is a counseling psychologist, licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. He earned his PhD at Ball State University and completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at University of Pennsylvania’s (UPenn’s) counseling center. He received his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Ball State University and his Bachelor of Arts at SUNY Geneseo, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

    Dr. Colbert is a clinician, consultant, educator, and researcher. He practices couples and individual therapy at Philadelphia Couples Therapy, a private group practice in Philadelphia, PA. He has also taught multiple undergraduate courses, including: The Psychology of Sexuality, Multicultural Counseling and Fundamentals of Counseling Skills. He has presented hundreds of LGBTQ+ Skill Building Workshops, with varied audiences including, psychologists at the Annual American Psychological Convention, National Rehabilitation Psychological Conference, and fellows at John’s Hopkins. Informed from his teaching, training, and clinical experiences,

    Dr. Colbert has co-authored a chapter in Navigating Difficult Teaching Moments in Teaching Diversity and Social Justice published by the American Psychological Association. His research includes exploring factors leading to the health and well-being of gender and sexual minority people possessing intersecting identities.

    Sam is honored to continue to share his passion for learning, teaching, and training with the Long Island Library Resources Council!

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

    Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

    Program Recording:  No 

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org to check your registration.

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org



    • April 11, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Zoom
    • 49
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    “Copyright violation,” “fair use,” “plagiarism.” If these words make you a little nervous, relax. Ford Miller, a lawyer, librarian, lawyer, and an entertaining presenter will show you that copyright and related concepts are not so scary.

    Ford will introduce you to the basics of United States Code Title 17, the location of United States Copyright Law. You’ll learn about and be prepared to answers patron questions about:

    The foundations of copyright law and fair use

    The distinction between copyright infringement and plagiarism

    Copyright restrictions and fair use as they apply to instructors and researchers

    You’ll discover that the law is pretty straightforward--Congress wrote it so that the general public, not just lawyers, could understand it--and you’ll leave the webinar able to answer with confidence most copyright, fair use, and plagiarism questions that come your way.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    Explain the “library safe harbor” provisions, aka the library get out of copyright jail free card

    Describe the differences between a copyright violation and plagiarism

    Follow a process to determine whether a particular use of copyright material is “Fair Use”

     

    Audience

    Collection development, interlibrary loan, reference, instruction, scholarly communication librarians, new health sciences librarians, and anyone else who addresses questions related to copyright.

    Presenter

    Ford Miller, MFA, MLIS, JD, is a Loyola University New Orleans assistant professor and reference librarian with over 17 years of teaching experience, including seven years as a full-time instructor of legal research and writing. He is a published legal scholar and was a lead participant in a 2016 conference on international copyright law, organized by the Doha, Qatar, branch of Weill School of Medicine, Cornell University.

     Note: This registration is for the Livestream only and does not offer MLA contact hours. MLA contact hours are not applicable to the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization


    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

    Program Recording: No

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org to check your registration.

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org


    • April 15, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Patchogue-Medford Library sits on Main Street in a bustling downtown with daily foot and vehicle traffic. An ongoing challenge has been how to entice these passersby through the front door. Using augmented reality technology, their sidewalk-facing windows were transformed for the summer into a stunning 30-foot “Oceans of Possibilities” interactive aquarium exploding with color! An intrigued community was invited to customize a fish to be uploaded then magically appear swimming in the tank. PML's creative marketing successfully lured all ages and segments of their population inside. Library card sign-ups surged, summer reading registration soared, while over 5,000 fish were created!

    In this program, you will:

    • Learn how to use augmented reality technology and scale it to any marketing campaign.
    • Master a new level of outreach and advertising by using by utilizing whatever you may have to create your own interactive advertisement.
    • Rock what you got! Learn how to scale your campaign to your community no matter the demographic or size.
    • Conduct data measurement using statistics, surveys, QR codes, social media and more.

    Presenters:

    Laura Accardi, Library Development Assistant, leads a group of super creative staff at The Patchogue Medford Library. As head of the Promotions & Development Department as well as the consultant and head of the Graphics Department, she has created a work environment that exudes the passion, forward thinking and creative juices of her team. Together, they have created innovative, unconventional, and effective events and marketing campaigns beyond the scope of the library world.

    An accidental library marketer and graduating first in her class from the school of hard knocks, life lessons, hard work, and her drive to make library marketing no longer a ho hum, mediocrity standard, she has propelled her library to new heights of marketing with tangible outcomes. Proudly the recipient of the 2016 Suffolk Library Marketing Award and the ELSA Excellence in Library Service Award, and her team the recipients of the 2023 American Library Association/ John Cotton Dana Award for an outstanding effective strategic communication campaign that showed results. Coming up on an 18+ year career at the library and 40 years as a community shaker and maker, she loves all things family, food, gathering, and design.

    Michele Cayea is the Head of Community Engagement for the Patchogue Medford Public Library. She began her work there as a Teen librarian 13 years ago and has now found her niche in Public Relations as the social media and email marketing manager and community relations liaison for the school district and Patchogue-Medford Community. She considers herself to be someone who thinks outside the box and is very forward thinking. She became a librarian because she feels strongly about connecting people with resources and experiences; helping them develop the literacy and communication skills that are necessary to navigate today’s fast paced society. She believes in helping our community expand their thinking through library experiences, and to empower them to reach their academic, vocational, recreational and emotional potential.

    Karen McCahey is Library Development Assistant for the Patchogue-Medford Library. A 30 plus year employee and lifelong resident, she is dedicated to connecting the library with the community through participation and partnership. She has been instrumental in taking the library out the front door establishing significant alliances with local businesses and non-profits, local organizations and community events. With an avid interest in local history, she believes in the educational value of linking today's community with its past. Using out of the box methods, she has developed unique library walking tours, bus tours, river ferry tours, historic pub and church tours, haunted trolley and cemetery tours.

    Emily Spizzirri is a dynamic and energetic Community Engagement focused Librarian. She began her career as a Teen Librarian, but has always enjoyed working with other Library departments to expand her knowledge. She is currently the Sustainability Coordinator for our "green" Library and Public Services Pages Supervisor.

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org

    Program Recording: Yes

    • April 18, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Take what you learned in the first two sessions in this series and practice giving and receiving  feedback. Participants will practice with each other and get feedback from presenters  and other participants on their feedback. Participants are encouraged to bring their own  feedback scenarios. 

    Presenters:

    Kate Hall is the Executive Director of the Northbrook Public Library, after having served as Director at the New Lenox Public Library and in various library positions in the Chicagoland area for over 20 years. In her 11 years as a library director, Kate has been in leadership positions in state and national library groups including the American Library Association, Illinois Library Association, and Reaching Across Illinois Library System. She has served on the committee and chaired Director’s University, an intensive training for new Illinois Public Library Directors. Kate is the recipient of the 2021 Illinois Library Association Librarian of the Year Award and has just launched Illinois Libraries Present, a new statewide joint programming cooperative.

    Kathy Parker was the director of the Glenwood-Lynwood (IL) Public Library District from 2002-2018 after serving as Assistant Director at the Harvey (IL) Public Library. She has worked in public and private libraries for over 40 years in nearly every department and co-founded Director’s University. She has served on numerous state committees including the Illinois Library Association and has served as library trustee for her local library and the regional library system, Reaching Across Illinois Library System. She was the 2016 recipient of American Library Associations Trustee Citation award. After retiring in 2018, Kathy launched the kathyparker consulting firm which provides training to trustees and new directors.


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    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

    Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

    Program Recording: No

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org to check your registration.  

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org


    • May 01, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Half Hollow Hills Community Library (Dix Hills) 55 Vanderbilt Pkwy, Dix Hills, NY 11746
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    Join your colleagues for a day-long conference on integrating arts resources into librarian teaching and learning. 

    Keynote: Performing Arts Collections and Engagement: 100 Years of Building Community at the Nation's Library

     Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres, Assistant Chief, Music Division, Library of Congress

    Since 1925 and the founding of the “Concerts from the Library of Congress” series, the Library of Congress Music Division has been an international leader in providing meaningful opportunities for researchers and visitors alike to engage with performing arts collections through concerts, educational programs, broadcast projects, and digital content. Hear how the Library of Congress embraces strategic collaborations, private philanthropy, collections development, and communications to expand the users it reaches and serves, both locally in Washington, DC, and around the world. The Library of Congress Music Division is home to the largest performing arts collection in the world, with over 25 million items in just the Music Division’s holdings (special collections in music, theater, and dance, and general collections in music), in addition to the separately curated recorded sound, motion picture, Copyright, and American Folklife Center holdings. 

    Nicholas Alexander Brown-Cáceres is the Assistant Chief of the Library of Congress Music Division, where he helps oversee the collections and activities of the largest music library in the world. He is also adjunct faculty in library and information science at Catholic University, was recently appointed to a five-year term on the Maryland State Library Board by Governor Wes Moore, and serves as 2023/2024 Chair of the American Library Association Public Awareness Committee. Brown-Cáceres recently served as acting Co-CEO and COO for Communication and Outreach at the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System. He previously worked at Washington Performing Arts, the Library of Congress, and Harvard University, is a past president of the DC Library Association, and served in the 215th Army Band. He is currently a member of the Rural Library Network’s Community Advisory Committee and advisory boards for the Catholic University Department of Library and Information Science and University of Maryland iSchool. Brown-Cáceres is a contributor to Popular Music and Public Diplomacy (2018, Transcript Verlag) and The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts (2015, Oxford University Press). His writing has appeared in HuffPost BlogCollege Music SymposiumMarketing Library ServicesCollaborative Librarianship, and The Horn Book. He holds a Master’s in musicology from King’s College London, a Master’s in library and information studies from Catholic University, and a B.A. in music and history from Brandeis University. nicholasalexanderbrown.com


    Musicians/Filmmakers: Galileo’s Daughters 

    Screening of Perpetual Motion, Talk Back, Musical Performance

    Vocalist Sarah Pillow enjoys a unique career, drawing on her equal expertise in her interpretation of jazz, classical, and early music repertoire. Beginning her career as a jazz singer, Sarah won best vocal solo in a performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival. She went on to study classical singing at Oberlin Conservatory, while ‘moonlighting’ with fellow jazz musicians in gigs at the Oberlin Inn. Sarah has toured the United States and Canada with her jazz quartet, her crossover project, Nuove Musiche, and her early music ensemble, Galileo's Daughters. She has performed as both chorister and soloist at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in NYC, and her performances in operatic works have resulted in critical praise, with “a genuinely genre-busting voice, full and vivid” by The Washington Post in modern operas by Gisle Kverndokk; and “splendid” and “radiating calm” by The New York Times for her portrayal of the Queen in the 12th-century “Play of Daniel” in NYC. Sarah spent the coronavirus pandemic making weekly ‘Quarantine Anthems’ on the Buckyball Music YouTube channel. More information and recordings can be found at buckyballmusic.com.

    Lutenist Christopher Morrongiello, a former British Marshall Scholar, is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music, Royal College of Music, and University of Oxford, where he earned a doctorate in historical musicology. As a recitalist, he has performed to critical acclaim throughout Europe and the United States. He was a prizewinner in the BBC Radio Two Young Musician of the Year Competition and a recipient of a Marco Fodella Foundation Scholarship for studies and research in Milan, Italy. In recognition of his excellence as a scholar, teacher, and performer, the Lute Society of America conferred upon him its first Patrick O’Brien LSA Seminar Lectureship. Morrongiello was a longtime student of Patrick O'Brien (1947–2014), widely considered one of the greatest pedagogues in the history of the guitar and lute. Heralded as an innovative director of large-scale dramatic works, Dr. Morrongiello has a gift for bringing the music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods to life in its literary and social context. Dr. Morrongiello is a professor in music history at Hofstra University and directs the Hofstra Collegium Musicum. He is a founding member of the Venere Lute Quartet, directs the New York-based Bacheler Consort, and is a frequent guest artist of many leading early music groups. Morrongiello has recorded for EMI, Avie Records, Gamut Music, the Lute Society of America, Visionaire, and the BBC. The Metropolitan Museum of Art produced several beautiful music videos of his playing on lutes in its renowned musical instrument collection

    Composer, percussionist and NASA Solar System Ambassador Marc Wagnon can be heard on over 20 recordings, playing both acoustic and electronic vibraphone and percussion. Marc is composer-in-residence at Le Métathéâtre of Tamco, an arts collective in Geneva, Switzerland. Marc is an avid astronomy enthusiast, has built two telescopes and is a member of the Solar System Ambassadors for NASA and JPL. His current project is “Jazz@stronomy” - a collaboration with The Girls Club on the Lower East Side, bringing jazz and a show about the cosmos to their planetarium. More information can be found at buckyballmusic.com and marcwagnon.com


    Music Therapy as Integrative Medicine

    Joanne V. Loewy DA, LCAT, MT-BC, Director, The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System 

    Details to Follow


    The conference is open to all in the profession. Morning refreshments and lunch are included with registration.


    10th Annual Herbert Biblo Academic Libraries Conference

    Co-presented by LILRC, NCLA ASLD, and SCLA DASL

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org.


    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org to check your registration.

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org


    • May 15, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Join librarians Kelsey Keyes and Ellie Dworak for insights from their new book, Supporting Student Parents in the Academic Library: Designing Spaces, Policies, and Services (ALA 2024)

    "Student parents are a socioeconomically, racially, and financially diverse group. What they have in common is the drive to work hard to overcome steep barriers in obtaining a college education.

    Supporting Student Parents in the Academic Library: Designing Spaces, Policies, and Services is part toolkit, part treatise, and part call to action. In four parts:

    • The Higher Education Landscape
    • The Role of Academic Libraries
    • Looking Outward to Community, For-Profit, and International Organizations
    • Evaluating Needs and Measuring Success 

    It includes templates, sample policy language, budgets, survey instruments, and other immediately useful tools and examples. There are field notes from academic librarians from institutions of varying sizes and resources demonstrating different ways of supporting these students, and the voices of students themselves.

    Student parents can feel unwelcome and invisible in their institutions. And for every student parent who is struggling to complete an education despite these hurdles, there are many others who have not been able to find a way. Supporting Student Parents is a guide to engaging with and aiding the student parents in your libraries and leading the charge in making your institutions more family friendly."

    Kelsey Keyes is an Emerita Professor at Boise State University, where she worked as a research and instruction librarian from 2012–2023. She holds a Masters of Library and Information Science and a Masters of English Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She served on Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0–18, including terms as co-chair, from 2017–2020. Her research is focused on supporting parenting students in higher education. She provides writing and editing support for academics, business, fiction and non-fiction writers (kelseykeyes.com). She lives in Europe with her family.

    Ellie Dworak is an Associate Professor and the Research Data Librarian at Boise State University. She earned her Masters in Library and Information Services from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on higher education policy, human computer interaction, and the social impacts of living in a datafied society. She lives with her husband and three dogs in Boise, Idaho.


    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEU's)

    Program Recording: Yes

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org to check your registration.

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org




    • May 16, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    SESSION 1

    (SESSION 2, MAY 17, 11:00AM)

    Join Victor Caputo and Kristin Armbrecht for this two part course tailored for library professionals. Learn to efficiently plan, execute and complete library projects, enhancing your ability to navigate challenges and deliver exceptional results. Gain insights into stakeholder engagement, resource optimization and effective communication strategies within the library environment.

    PRESENTERS

    Victor Caputo is a former Library Director and Director of Public Relations/Adult Programs. He currently works as a management consultant. He has a Project Management Certificate from Stony Brook University, an MLS from Queens, an MS in Marketing from Hofstra and a BFA in Journalism from LIU C.W. Post. He is the 2022 recipient of the LDA award.

    Kristin Armbrecht is a professional Chief of Staff & Executive Assistant. She is known for her meticulous attention to detail and strategic mindset. With a background in Business Administration, she has ventured into entrepreneurship, founding two startups and acquiring an exceptional understanding of strategic planning and project management. Throughout her career, Kristin consistently engages in the assessment, redesign, and management of critical corporate processes. Her focus on optimizing executive team effectiveness is evident through precision in workflow management, ensuring the seamless operation of executive offices and cross-functional teams. Kristin's talent for bringing teams together has fostered cohesion and improved alignment across organizational landscapes.


    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

    Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2CEUs)

    Program Recording: No 

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org to check your registration.

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org




    • May 17, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Event Description

    Join Victor Caputo and Kristin Armbrecht for this two part course tailored for library professionals. Learn to efficiently plan, execute and complete library projects, enhancing your ability to navigate challenges and deliver exceptional results. Gain insights into stakeholder engagement, resource optimization and effective communication strategies within the library environment.

    PRESENTERS

    Victor Caputo is a former Library Director and Director of Public Relations/Adult Programs. He currently works as a management consultant. He has a Project Management Certificate from Stony Brook University, an MLS from Queens, an MS in Marketing from Hofsrat and a BFA in Journalism from LIU C.W. Post. He is the 2022 recipient of the LDA award.

    Kristin Armbrecht is a professional Chief of Staff & Executive Assistant. She is known for her meticulous attention to detail and strategic mindset. With a background in Business Administration, she has ventured into entrepreneurship, founding two startups and acquiring an exceptional understanding of strategic planning and project management. Throughout her career, Kristin consistently engages in the assessment, redesign, and management of critical corporate processes. Her focus on optimizing executive team effectiveness is evident through precision in workflow management, ensuring the seamless operation of executive offices and cross-functional teams. Kristin's talent for bringing teams together has fostered cohesion and improved alignment across organizational landscapes.

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

    Program Recording: No

    Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org to check your registration.

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org
    • May 23, 2024
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Join LILRC for our Hooked on Books series as we welcome New York authors to our platform to share their stories. 

    Long Island author, Kim Taylor, will share her book A Flag for Juneteenth. This powerful title shares a unique story of the celebration of the first Juneteenth, from the perspective of a young slave girl who lives on a plantation in Texas. Young Huldah, who is preparing to celebrate her tenth birthday, can’t possibly anticipate how much her life will change that Juneteenth morning. The story follows Huldah and her community as they process the news of their freedom and celebrate together by creating a community freedom flag. 

    School Librarians must contact their home BOCES School Library System office for registration.

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    Note: CTLE credits for School Librarians are limited to members ofWestern Suffolk BOCES Library System and Nassau BOCES School Library System

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    Program Recording: No

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org to check your registration.  

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org
    • June 12, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Join LILRC as we welcome Jonathan Eig to discuss his book, King: A Life, one of ten nominees in nonfiction for the National Book Award 

    “Vividly written and exhaustively researched, Jonathan Eig’s King: A Life is the first major biography in decades of the civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.―and the first to include recently declassified FBI files. In this revelatory new portrait of the preacher and activist who shook the world, the bestselling biographer gives us an intimate view of the courageous and often emotionally troubled human being who demanded peaceful protest for his movement but was rarely at peace with himself. He casts fresh light on the King family’s origins as well as MLK’s complex relationships with his wife, father, and fellow activists. King reveals a minister wrestling with his own human frailties and dark moods, a citizen hunted by his own government, and a man determined to fight for justice even if it proved to be a fight to the death. As he follows MLK from the classroom to the pulpit to the streets of Birmingham, Selma, and Memphis, Eig dramatically re-creates the journey of a man who recast American race relations and became our only modern-day founding father―as well as the nation’s most mourned martyr.

    In this landmark biography, Eig gives us an MLK for our times: a deep thinker, a brilliant strategist, and a committed radical who led one of history’s greatest movements, and whose demands for racial and economic justice remain as urgent today as they were in his lifetime.”

    Praise for King: A Life

    Named one of the ten best books of 2023 by The Washington Post Chicago Tribune | Time

    New York Times bestseller and notable book of 2023 | One of Barack Obama's favorite books of 2023

    One of The New Yorker's essential reads of 2023 | A Christian Science Monitor best book of the year | One of Air Mail's twelve best books of 2023

    Washington Post and National Indie Bestseller | One of Publishers Weekly's best nonfiction books of 2023 | One of Smithsonian magazine's ten best books of 2023

    “Supple, penetrating, heartstring-pulling and compulsively readable . . . Eig’s book is worthy of its subject.” ―Dwight Garner, The New York Times (Editors’ Choice)

    “[King is] infused with the narrative energy of a thriller . . . The most compelling account of King’s life in a generation.” ―Mark Whitaker, The Washington Post

    “No book could be more timely than Jonathan Eig’s sweeping and majestic new King . . . Eig has created 2023′s most vital tome.” ―Will Bunch, The Philadelphia Inquirer

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    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    Program Recording: Yes

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org to check your registration.  

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org


    • June 18, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Farmingdale State College, Campus Center Ballroom
    Register

    LILRC is excited to invite you to our 

    2024 Annual Membership Meeting

    Farmingdale State College


    Agenda

    9:00am Check-in and Breakfast

    10:00am Welcome 

    10:05am Business Meeting

    Break

    10:35am Keynote Address: Patrick Sweeney, Political Director, EveryLibrary

    Break

    11:45am 2024 Digitization & Innovation Grant Recipients 

    12:30pm Farewell


    Keynote Presentation:

    Patrick will be talking about advocacy techniques and approaches to book ban efforts.

    Patrick Sweeney is a tireless and innovative advocate for libraries. A 2007 graduate of the San Jose School of Library and Information Sciences, Patrick is the former Administrative Librarian of the Sunnyvale (CA) Public Library and was Executive Director of EveryLibrary California, a statewide initiative to support library propositions. He was awarded Library Journal’s “Movers and Shakers” award in 2015 for his library advocacy work. He is co-author of “Winning Elections and Influencing Politicians for Library Funding” as well as “Before the Ballot; Building Support for Library Funding.” He was recently recognized with a “40 Under 40” award by the American Association of Political Consultants for his work fighting for libraries at EveryLibrary. He is a lecturer at the San Jose Information School where he teaches courses on politics and libraries. He is active across social media as PC Sweeney.

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    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

    Professional Development Hours: 2.5 (.25 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org to check your registration.  
    • August 20, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    In this 90 minute webinar presentation, the presenter will outline the components of a succinct teaching philosophy statement. Participants will reflect on their teaching methods, style, and personality. The teaching philosophy statement articulates your teaching beliefs, values, and assessment activities, and serves as a roadmap that will help navigate your teaching practices. 

    Learning outcomes: 

    At the end of this 90 minute presentation, participants will be able to: 

    1. identify their personal theory of learning;  

    2. articulate their teaching beliefs, practices, and values; 

    3. provide examples of assessment techniques that evaluate student learning; 

    4. develop self-reflective activities to analyze their own teaching; and 

    5. integrate their own unique personality with memorable, engaging teaching practices 

    Presenter: Mark Aaron Polger (they/them)

    Mark Aaron Polger is an academic librarian and information literacy instructor who has been working in libraries since 1992. They received their MLIS degree in 2000 from the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada) and has worked as a librarian in public, hospital, and academic libraries. Currently, Mark is the Coordinator of Library Outreach at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CUNY). They have written about library marketing in journals and other publications and has presented nationally at library conferences.

    Mark is the author of 3 books; Engaging Diverse Learners: Teaching Strategies for Academic Librarians, co-authored with Scott Sheidlower (2017, Libraries Unlimited), Library Marketing Basics (2019, Rowman and Littlefield), and Library Signage and Wayfinding Design: Communicating Effectively with Your Users (2021, ALA Editions)

    Their research interests include library marketing, outreach, and UX (user experience) design. Currently, Mark is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the open-access, peer reviewed journal Marketing Libraries Journal, which was launched in Fall 2017. Their next book project will be on Library Marketing Post-COVID.

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    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Taylor Peters tpeters@lilrc.org

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

    Program Recording: Yes

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS -

    1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org to check your registration.  

    2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Taylor Peters, tpeters@lilrc.org


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