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    • September 22, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Join Kate Hall and Kathy Parker, authors of The Public Library Directors Toolkit, as they discuss how to balance the responsibilities of being a director during a pandemic and three core areas of running a public library during a public health crisis and after. The individual sessions will include library director jenga, personnel, emergency planning, and buildings. Each session will delve into each topic, have some group work and time for roundtable discussion. The sessions are intended for established public library directors and we encourage attendees to come ready to share their own insights and experiences.

    Session 3- Emergency Planning

    How has safety training changed as a result of the recent public health crisis? We will discuss what procedures and training you should have in place and then shift our focus to how this will need to change as a result of future public health crises. Attendees will review a common emergency procedure and determine how this procedure needs to adapt to handle future public health crises.

    Presenters:
    Kate Hall is the Executive Director of the Northbrook Public Library after serving as Director at the New Lenox Public Library and in various Youth Services positions in the Chicagoland area for over 20 years.  In her decade as a library director, Kate has been very active 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 that went virtual in 2020.  She is the co-author of The Public Library Director’s Toolkit published by ALA Editions and the devoted servant of two demanding cats.  

    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.  She is the co-author of The Public LIbrary Director’s Toolkit published by ALA Editions.

    Note: It is not necessary to attend all the sessions. You many enroll in any and as many as you choose. This program will not be recorded. 

       

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • September 23, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    The motto of the disability-rights community is “nothing about us without us,” yet few libraries think to give people with these disabilities a role in program planning or include them fully in the library community. This session will explain how listening to disability self-advocates and creating a culture of inclusion are critical elements in programming that is successful, fun, and works for everyone.


    Presenters:
    Barbara Klipper has championed library access for people with disabilities since 2002 when she worked at The Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT. Her 2014 book, Programming for Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ALA), was recently updated by Dr. Amelia Anderson. With Carrie Banks, Klipper co-authored “Staying Calm: Disabilities and ‘Behavior’ in the Library” in Differing Abilities and the Library: Fostering Equity for Patrons and Staff with Disabilities, edited by C.A. Copeland, PhD. and the 2021 book Library Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Barbara is also the creator and funder of the Autism Welcome Here grant.

    Carrie Banks has been in charge of Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) Inclusive Services since 1997 and taught “Including Youth with Disabilities: at Pratt Institute from 2013 to 2015. Active in ASGCLA and ALSC since 2000, she was president of ASGCLA in 2020. From 2017 to 2019, she was part of ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo’s EDI Presidential Team. In 2014, she substantially revised Including Families of Children with Special Needs: A How to Do It Manual for Librarians. Libraries and Garden: Growing Together, written with Cynthia Mediavilla, was published in the Spring of 2019. Library Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, written with Barbara Klipper, will be published in Spring 2021. 

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • September 23, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Learn about the OCLC FirstSearch and WorldCat Discovery subscription.

    This single subscription provides two interfaces for searching the WorldCat database of more than 500,000,000 bibliographic records and over 3 trillion holdings statements from libraries around the world.  We will update you on new features and answer your questions.

    Please plan to join us. 

    Instructions on completing your registration and receiving the meeting link will be sent as soon as it is available.

    Code of Conduct

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

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • September 24, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Join us for a community meeting with your local elected officials.

    We will be hearing from, and speaking with Nassau County Senators and Assembly Members.


    Code of Conduct

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


    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • September 24, 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    This program will show attendees how to create their own content for VR using Blender. Blender is open source software that can be used to create 3d content for VR machines.

    Presented by Christopher Van Wickler, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Great Neck Library.

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • September 28, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    As is the case with every activity associated with allocation of resources, assessment is always political. Those involved with an assessment project must interact with internal and external stakeholders before, during, and after their undertaking. Managing these relationships can be complex, and sometimes daunting. This session will address the issues involved in collaboration and communication during assessment and present some strategies to support this important aspect of assessment.

    Presenters:

    Rachel Fleming-May is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Prior to earning her Ph.D. in 2008, Rachel worked as a public and academic librarian for several years. Rachel’s teaching and research interests include academic libraries and librarianship, information sources and services, and library assessment. She has been involved in two assessment-related Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grants : Experience Assessment and Values, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries —  LibValue, and her research has been published in venues including The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, The Library Quarterly, Library and Information Science Research, portal: Libraries and the Academy,  and College and Research Libraries.

    Regina Mays is an Associate Professor and Head of Assessment Programs and Collection Strategy at the University of Tennessee Libraries. Her experience as Program Manager of the IMLS grant-funded study Lib-Value began a continuing interest in strategic assessment planning, evidence-based decision-making, user experience, and demonstrating library value. A stint as Coordinator of Strategic Planning and Assessment took her love of strategic planning to the next level. In her current position, Mays heads a crackerjack team using leading-edge data science to achieve innovation and excellence in the areas of evidence-based decision-making and demonstrating library value.

    Rachel and Regina are co-authors of Fundamentals of Planning and Assessment for Libraries.

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • September 29, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    For tenure track librarians, the tenure review is a critical milestone with significant implications for them and their library. It is essential that the criteria set forth are clear and fair. Requirements related to the concept of “collegiality” have been a source of concern in terms of the purpose for their inclusion, the fairness with which they are applied, and the means by which they can be judged or measured. The researchers reviewed the history of collegiality in tenure, and then explored the current practice by analyzing librarian tenure guidelines. This session will explore the prevalence and diversity of representations of collegiality in R-1 university libraries’ promotion and tenure guidelines.

    Presenters:

    Dr. Lis Pankl [she/her/hers] currently serves as Dean and Professor of Library & Information Services at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Dr. Pankl holds a PhD in Geography from Kansas State University, a MPA from the University of Utah, a MSLS from the University of North Texas, a MA in English from Abilene Christian University, and a BA in English from Washington State University. Her areas of interest include higher education administration, organizational development, strategic planning, academic libraries, and critical/cultural geographies.

    Leo Lo [he/him/his] is Associate Dean for Learning, Undergraduate Services, and Commonwealth Campus Libraries at Pennsylvania State University, overseeing over 300 faculty and staff. He provides leadership for access services, library assessment, library learning services, undergraduate services, as well as the libraries for the 20 Penn State Commonwealth Campuses, and the Penn State World Campus online. As a tenured faculty, Leo supports the promotion and tenure process for library faculty. Leo earned a MLIS from Florida State University, and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Jason Coleman [he/him/his] is Associate Professor and Head of Library User Services at Kansas State University Libraries. In this role he oversees access services, interlibrary services, and frontline reference services. He has published and presented on a wide-array of topics including virtual reference, library leadership, critical librarianship, distance services, and reference models. He earned his MLS from Emporia State University.

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • September 30, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • MLA Zoom
    • 41
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    Librarians work with academic departments, research labs, information technology units, and other communities to provide data services. Once you have a partner, how can you coordinate services to help them develop research data practices that best serve their domain?

    Coordinating services creates opportunities to implement domain-specific practices. Bringing together your library, archives, research computing, and academic departments enable solutions to challenges in the organization, sharing, and reproducibility of research data. Y

    ou’ll learn lessons from one medical school’s coordinated domain-specific research data management solutions that you can apply in your setting. You’ll see, for example, how a lab’s move to an electronic lab notebook platform required coordinated efforts among the academic department, tech support, and the library.

    You’ll explore service examples, identify scientific research data challenges, and leave with checklists you can tailor to your community.

    Learning Outcomes

    • By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
    • Explain the importance of coordinated data services
    • Identify domain-specific research data practices
    • Tailor data services to local community needs

    Special Note

    This webinar is approved for the “under construction” Advanced Level of the Data Services Specialization. A Basic Level Data Services Specialization Certification is currently available.

    Audience Librarians and other health sciences professionals familiar with research data management and the academic research landscape who want to implement domain-specific support.

    Presenter

    Julie Goldman, is the Research Data Services Librarian at the Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Julie collaborates with members of the Harvard community on coordinating data services and partners with researchers in the sciences on data management practices throughout the research lifecycle.

    Julie is the Project Manager for the Best Practices for Biomedical Research Data Management Canvas Network MOOC, an approved course for the basic Data Services Specialization. Prior to working at Harvard, Julie was the eScience Coordinator with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where she focused on building research data education and resources for data librarians. She is also the Managing Editor for the Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB).

    Note: This registration is for the Livestream only and does not offer MLA contact hours.

    If you are a LILRC member health sciences/hospital librarian, please email Sally Stieglitz, at sstieglitz@lilrc.org, to arrange to view with a unique access code for MLA contact hours. MLA contact hours are not applicable to the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization

    This program is not being recorded. 

    Code of Conduct

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

    • September 30, 2021
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Deaccessioning archives is an important collection management tool, but the process can be intimidating and overwhelming. This 90 minute program will include information about:

    • Deaccession criteria
    • Creating a Collections Committee
    • Donor requests
    • What to do with ‘orphan works’
    • What is considered a ‘diligent search’
    • Keeping the public’s trust intact
    • Documentation and transparency
    • Thoughts on ‘disposal’ 
    • Your collections going forward

    Also, case studies will be discussed to extract lessons from real world experiences. For more information, contact Nicole Menchise at 631-675-1570 (ext 2004) or at nmenchise@lilrc.org.


    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours:  (.15 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • October 01, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Join us for a community meeting with your local elected officials.

    We will be hearing from, and speaking with Suffolk County Senators and Assembly Members.


    Code of Conduct

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


    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • October 08, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    This is the 30th Anniversary of the Libraries and the Future Conference.  The first conference was held in September of 1992, the keynote was David Pearce Snyder from The Futurist magazine. In 2006, he returned to speak on a panel with Thomas Frey who was a Senior Futurist from the Da Vinci Institute.  This year we are returning to these roots for the conference with three futurist speakers.


    Miguel Figueroa

    Miguel Figueroa who is currently the President and CEO of Amigos Library Services and formerly led the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries. He will be defining futurism as a concept and how it can be applied to planning for libraries.


    Brandy McNeil Brandy McNeil, Director of Adult Services at the New York Public Library,  has been a leader in the library field including building the highly successful TechConnect Department at the New York Public Library. She will be talking in practical terms what the future looks like for libraries.


    Stacy AldrichThe last speaker is Stacey Aldrich, the State Librarian of Hawaii, and was a 2020 candidate for ALA President. She has been conducting research on the future of libraries and strategic planning, and will speak on how to incorporate futurism in strategic thinking and scenario planning.

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 4 (.4 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (ifyou have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

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    • October 12, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Join LILRC in welcoming Eric J. Johnson, Director of Columbia Business School’s Center for Decision Sciences, who will speak on the inner workings of how decisions are made and explain how we can design better end-to-end decision-making processes.

    Going well beyond the familiar concepts of nudges and defaults, Johnson offers a comprehensive, systematic guide to creating effective choice architectures, the environments in which decisions are made. Johnson is the lead researcher behind some of the most well-known and cited research on decision-making. He draws on his original studies and meta-analyses of decision-building findings to reveal how the structure of choices affects outcomes.

    Presenter:

    Eric J. Johnson is Norman Eig Professor of Business, and Director of the Center for Decision Sciences at the Columbia Business School. He has been the President of the Society for Judgment and Decision-Making and the Society for Neuroeconomics. His academic awards include the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award of the Society for Consumer Psychology, Fellow of the Association of Consumer Research, and an honorary doctorate in behavioral economics from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • October 13, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Academic libraries have long strived to uphold organizational and field-wide values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Many prominent programs have been developed in response to these values, most notably in an effort to diversify the field, and over the last year in particular, racial justice initiatives have taken greater hold. However, sufficient progress on these stated values has often been unrealized.

    Ithaka S+R will offer a 1.5 hour workshop on library strategy in light of long-standing efforts to diversify the field and more recent national movements for racial justice. Ithaka S+R workshop leads will share context and history on the library field as well as recent research on leadership perspectives and local practices. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in several interactive reflection exercises, including an activity where they will interrogate their own strategic plans for strengths and shortcomings.

    The program will begin by establishing a shared set of definitions for key terms such as equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism. Ithaka S+R leads will then present findings from a recent national study of library directors as well as large-scale analyses of library strategic plans and job descriptions. Attendees will reflect on relevant strategies that they see as well-developed either at their home institution or a peer organization.

    Attendees will be asked to bring to the session their library’s strategic plan, or that from another LILRC member institution, and will be guided by Ithaka S+R leads through a series of reflective questions, based on our anti-racism audit services with academic libraries, on the extent to which key terms appear as well as strategies for greater prioritization and operationalization. The session will conclude with several attendees sharing their insights back with the group and with plenty of time for broader Q&A.

    Learning outcomes
    -As a result of this program, attendees will be able to:
    -Explain and differentiate between issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism
    -Learn about national trends and challenges facing the library field
    -Gain assessment skills for examining local institutional policies, practices, and outcomes

    Presenters:

    Christine Wolff-Eisenberg is manager of surveys and research at Ithaka S+R, where she leads a team of researchers in studying student and faculty needs, academic support services, and organizational leadership in collaboration with educational and cultural organizations. Christine and her team have conducted highly-regarded national surveys of faculty members and higher educational leaders, cross-institutional studies on student success, and more than 100 projects for individual institutions looking to better understand and serve their key stakeholders.

    Prior to her time with Ithaka S+R, she oversaw assessment and statistical reporting for a large university library system. She holds a bachelor of arts in industrial/organizational psychology from The College of New Jersey and a master’s in human resource management from Rutgers University.

    Jennifer Frederick is a senior surveys analyst at Ithaka S+R on the Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums team. She leads projects surveying directors and staff of libraries, museums, and other scholarly organizations. She uses a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods to examine organizational culture, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is interested in improving outcomes related to access and feelings of belonging.

    Jennifer earned her master’s and PhD degrees in psychology and women’s studies from the University of Michigan. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in social psychology from The College of New Jersey. Her dissertation broadly examined group attitudes and motivators of political participation with a specialized focus on attitudes about disability and participation in disability rights and healthcare activism.

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • October 14, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Join Students for Climate Action for part two of our four part series on understanding challenges and how to engage your community through meaningful programming.  Attendees are not required to participate in each part of the series, all are welcome to attend.   

    This workshop will be presented by youth to enhance successful measures for student advocacy.  This 30 minute presentation will include examples of advocacy efforts,  challenges that were faced, and examples of our success with advocacy.  It will also highlight the student and how there are many actions for change that fit many personal  strengths.  All you need is passion, commitment.  You have the power to make change.

    This format can also be adapted to fit any speaker and any social issue.  We will allow 30 minutes for Q&A to brain storm how you can bring this information and approach to your patrons. 

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • October 14, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • MLA Zoom
    • 43
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    A quality systematic review begins with a solid protocol--the rationale, hypothesis, and planned methods of a review. The work of a librarian on a systematic review team begins with collaborating on developing this foundation.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn why a good protocol is essential to a high-quality systematic review and how you can engage and collaborate with systematic review teams to develop a protocol.

    You’ll be introduced to the elements of a protocol, frameworks for developing protocols, options for registering and publishing protocols, and strategies for effectively collaborating with research teams throughout the protocol development process.

    If you are new to doing reviews, this webinar offers essential knowledge about protocols and guidance in working with teams to ensure the librarian role is clear and recognized.

    If you have experience working on review teams, this webinar will help you develop skills in effectively collaborating with research teams on developing protocols.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the webinar, you will be able to:

    • Describe the characteristics of a high-quality systematic review protocol Contribute to the development of a systematic review protocol
    • Negotiate involvement in systematic review projects
    • Collaborate with teams on developing systematic review protocols

    Audience

    Librarians, novice and experienced in working on systematic reviews, and non-librarians who work on review teams.

    Presenters

    Stephanie Roth, AHIP is a Biomedical & Research Services Librarian at Temple University Health Sciences Library in Philadelphia, PA. She has over 10 years of experience in systematic reviews. She has co-authored numerous systematic reviews, authored Transforming the Systematic Review Service, which describes a team-based systematic review service model she designed and implemented. She has taught systematic review courses for MLA and teaches one for Library Juice Academy.

    Gregory Laynor is Senior Librarian for Information Services at Thomas Jefferson University’s Scott Memorial Library in Philadelphia, PA. He provides library instruction on systematic reviews and other types of evidence synthesis and serves on evidence synthesis research teams. He co-designed an online Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship course for Library Juice Academy and an NNLM virtual mentoring program for LIS students and early-career librarians interested in health sciences librarianship.

    Note: This registration is for the Livestream only and does not offer MLA contact hours.

    If you are a LILRC member health sciences/hospital librarian, please email Sally Stieglitz, at sstieglitz@lilrc.org, to arrange to view with a unique access code for MLA contact hours. MLA contact hours are not applicable to the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization

    This program is not being recorded. 

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

    • October 15, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    This program will provide information for diversity program administrators at Long Island institutes of higher education and for Long Island librarians  working in public, academic, hospital, and special libraries and in archives. 

    Agenda topics include:

    1. What is the LILRC Diversity Internship?

    2. Invitation to higher ed diversity leaders to share information with their students

    3. Application process and timeline

    4. Internship program and timeline

    5. How librarians can indicate interest in participation

    6. Q/A


    Code of Conduct

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

    This program does not offer CEU credits

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • October 18, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    This year's theme is The 1920s: Style and Design.  The speakers will elaborate upon the Art Deco style that defined the decade, the fashions that excelled in frivolity but are inherently flawed, and the significance of preserving materials related to jazz culture:

    The Jazz Loft Archiving Project at the ‘Coal Bin’

    A panel discussion led by Dr. Thomas J. Manuel, President & Founder, The Jazz Loft, Inc.

    Dr. Manuel is Artist in Residence at Stony Brook University and the Director of the Stony Brook University Young Artists Jazz Program.


    Flapper Dresses and Inherent Vice in Museum Collections

    Morgan Carbone, Associate Conservator at Museum Textile Service

    Ms. Carbone is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation.


    Art Deco 101: Introduction to American Decorative Arts & Design 

    (Examples include furniture, metalwork, lighting, textiles, ceramics, glass, sculpture, and industrial design)

    Kathleen Murphy Skolnik, Professor of art and architectural history at Roosevelt University

    Ms. Skolnik also leads seminars on Art Deco design at the Newberry Library and is co-author of "The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière" and a contributor to the recently published "Art Deco Chicago: Designing Modern America".


    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 3 (.3 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (ifyou have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.


    • October 20, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Library workplaces often bring challenges in the area of staff civility. This presentation focuses on aspects of an individual, team, and leader perspective and presents some practical solutions for improving workplace dynamics. Individual topics include tips for self-awareness and mindfulness as well as handling workplace conflict. Also covered is how to create effective teams, improve team communication, and reduce silo communications. Finally, the concept of vision-goal-work alignment facilitated by positive guidance with authentic leadership, active listening, and learned empathy is explored.

    Presenters:
    Jo Henry is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Horry-Georgetown Technical College in Georgetown, South Carolina. Previously, she was a public librarian with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and an Information Services Librarian at South Piedmont Community College. She has published in Journal of Library Administration, College & Research Libraries News, Community & Junior College Libraries, Public Services Quarterly, and Library Review, and has presented at the ALA Annual Conference, North Carolina Library Association Conference, South Carolina Library Association-Southeastern Library Association Conference, and Metrolina Library Conference. She is the co-author of Cultivating Civility: Practical Ways to Improve a Dysfunctional Library (2020), The Dysfunctional Library: Challenges and Solutions to Workplace Relationships (2018), The Mindful Librarian: Connecting the Practice of Mindfulness to Librarianship (2016), Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison (2014), and The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience (2014).

    Joe Eshleman received his Master of Library and Information Studies degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2007. He is currently Senior Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College. Previously he was Head of Reference at Johnson & Wales University Providence and was the Instruction Librarian at Johnson & Wales University Library-Charlotte 2008-2015. During this time, he taught numerous library instruction sessions.He has presented on numerous occasions including at the American Library Association Conference, the Lilly Education Conference, the North Carolina Library Association Conference, and the Teaching Professor Technology Conference. He is the co-author of Cultivating Civility: Practical Ways to Improve a Dysfunctional Library (2020), The Dysfunctional Library: Challenges and Solutions to Workplace Relationships (2018), The Mindful Librarian: Connecting the Practice of Mindfulness to Librarianship (2016), Working and Networking: Librarian and Instructional Technologist Collaborations (2016), Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison (2014) and The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience (2014).

    Richard Moniz, Ed.D. is the Director of Library Services for Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Previously, he served as Director of Library Services for Johnson & Wales University's North Miami campus from 1997 - 2004 and Director of Library Services at Johnson & Wales University's Charlotte campus 2004-2018. Since 2006, he has served as an adjunct instructor for the MLIS program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is actively engaged in the profession and has held a number of committee and board responsibilities with ALA, LLAMA, ACRL, CLS, SCLA, SCTEA, and Metrolina Library Association in addition to non-profit organizations such as Carolina Raptor Center, Charlotte Museum of History, and Charlotte's Arts & Science Council. He has published in numerous periodicals such as College & Undergraduate Libraries, Journal of Library Management, North Carolina Libraries, Library Journal, and Library Leadership & Management. He is the sole author of the textbook Practical and Effective Management of Libraries (2010), co-author of Cultivating Civility: Practical Ways to Improve a Dysfunctional Library (2020), The Dysfunctional Library: Challenges and Solutions to Workplace Relationships (2018), Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison (2014), co-author and co-editor of The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience (2014) and co-author of The Mindful Librarian: Connecting the Practice of Mindfulness to Librarianship (2016). He also has a contributed chapter in Mid-Career Library & Information Professionals: A Leadership Primer (2015 edition).

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • October 20, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • MLA Zoom
    • 45
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    In this webinar, you will learn about a range of free systematic review automation (SRA) tools that can improve the speed and quality of your reviews.

    These tools assist you with multiple time-consuming systematic review tasks: 1) developing the systematic review protocol; 2) designing and running searches; 3) screening search results; 4) obtaining full texts; 5) assessing study quality; and 6) writing the methods and results sections of the review manuscript.

    You’ll learn about and view demonstrations of each tool and you’ll leave the webinar being able to demonstrate and begin to use the tools.

    Learning Outcomes

    • By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
    • Advise teams on the selection of appropriate systematic review software
    • Demonstrate the SRA tools to researchers
    • Begin using the tools in their own daily practice

    Audience

    Medical librarians and other health information professionals who work on or support systematic reviews.

    Presenter

    Justin Clark is the Senior Research Information Specialist at the Institute for Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University, Gold Coast Australia. He is also a member of the Cochrane Information Specialists Executive, Co-Lead of the search group of the Living Evidence Network, a member of the PRISMA-S Group and a founding member of the International Collaboration for the Automation of Systematic Reviews (ICASR). He has authored or co-authored numerous reviews and the recent paper, A full systematic review was completed in 2 weeks using automation tools: a case study.

    Note: This registration is for the Livestream only and does not offer MLA contact hours. 

    If you are a LILRC member health sciences/hospital librarian, please email Sally Stieglitz, at sstieglitz@lilrc.org, to arrange to view with a unique access code for MLA contact hours. MLA contact hours are not applicable to the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization

    This program is not being recorded. 

    Code of Conduct

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

    • October 21, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Technology is an invaluable tool in the mission to make our society fully equitable, diverse and inclusive. In this session, Kelvin Watson, Executive Director, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, will discuss how the 38-branch Broward County Library system (his previous library system) used technology in their quest to achieve those goals, and how he plans to increase the technology offerings at the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, and suggest how other cultural and educational institutions may do so also.

    Technology has been a means of outreach to “invite the uninvited” and extend our values into the community at large. This presentation will explore successfully harnessing technology to philosophy in service to our beliefs about equity, diversity and inclusion.

    Presenter:
    As the new executive director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Kelvin Watson brings innovative, award-winning leadership to Nevada’s largest library system. Watson oversees 25 branches spanning 8,000 square miles, a budget of $77 million, 700 employees, and a collection of 3.2 million items. Mr. Watson joined the Library District from his role as the director of the Broward County Libraries. Regarded as one of the most highly respected thought leaders in the library industry, he is credited with expanding his customer base in past library management roles, through outreach efforts to underserved and diverse populations.

    He was named the 2021 winner of the Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award, for his dedication to implementing new and innovative ways to meet customers – both existing and new – “where they are,” with initiatives targeting non-traditional library users. Under his leadership, the Florida Library Association (FLA) named Broward County Libraries as the 2020 Library of the Year; FLA named Mr. Watson as the 2019 Librarian of the Year; and the American Library Association (ALA) named the Broward County Libraries as the Library of the Future, all of which he credits to the work of his staff.

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • November 01, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Join your fellow social media librarians for our next virtual meet up. We will have an open conversation about new and ongoing challenges. All are welcome!

    Code of Conduct

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

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • November 08, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Travis Williams from Uniondale Public Library will demonstrate how to start creating and editing raw videos for YouTube or other video sharing resources. The demonstration will be using Wondershare Filmora X, a great video editing program for any beginner or expert! From getting to know your phone's resolution to adding special effects to your videos, Travis will show you what he has learned throughout his Library YouTube career!

    BIO ABOUT ME ​

    Queens College LBSCI Student

    Worked within the library since 2007. (EPL 07 - 19, UPL 19 - Present)

    Passionate about writing (poems and novels) enjoys technology

    Hopes to be an outstanding librarian, specializing in technology

    Enjoy playing with family dog, Spartacus

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • November 10, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Using Microsoft Excel, attendees will learn the basics of using spreadsheets including entering date, formatting data, and creating basic formulas.

    Presented by Albert Tablante.

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • November 10, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the United States analyzes the changing construction of race and ethnicity in the United States through the lens of contemporary Jewish immigrants from Latin America. Since Latino Jews are not easily classified within the U.S. racial and ethnic schema, their ethnic identity and group affiliation challenge existing paradigms.

    This presentation introduces the stories of Latino Jewish immigrants and lays out the important questions surrounding ethnic identity: How do Latino Jews identify? Can they choose their identity or is it assigned to them? How is ethnicity strategic or instrumental?Presenter Laura Limonic illustrates how groups can be constructed when there is a lack of a perfect host group and detail the ways different factors influence ethnic identity and shape membership into ethnic groups affecting the trajectory of immigrant incorporation.

    Presenter: Laura Limonic is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College of Old Westbury of the State University of New York. Her research is in the area of contemporary immigration to the United States and the integration trajectories of ethnic and ethno-religious groups. Her recent book on Latino Jews in the United States was honored as the 2019 best book by the Latin American Jewish Studies Association. The book explores issues of ethnicity, race, class and religious community building among Latino Jewish immigrants in Boston, New York, Miami and Southern California. Her work has been supported by the Berman Foundation and the Association of Jewish Studies.Limonic is currently working a new project funded by the Templeton Trust’s Global Research Religion Initiative. This research examines the rise of Chabad-Lubavitch in Latin America and the role played by transnational migrants within the movement. ​

    Limonic received her PhD in Sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2014. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies from Brandeis University and a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University.


    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • November 12, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Join Students for Climate Action for part three of a four part series on understanding challenges and how to engage your community through meaningful programming.  Attendees are not required to participate in each part of the series, all are welcome to attend.   

    There is no better way to learn than doing.  As they say...you retain 10% of what you read, 20% of what you see, 30% of what you hear, 50% of what you see and hear and 80% doing. What is important to know when you educate, there are different learning styles for everyone and the more you do, the more you learn. 

    We will highlight some great hands-on programs that are easy to implement to create citizen science!  This will include: the A Day in the Life program, a one day event at a local aquatic ecosystem for water quality studies and biodiversity inventories.  All collected data is uploaded and usable for land use decision making; and a climate change citizen science project to highlight and research how climate change is affecting our shorelines and sea level rise. 

    This presentation will be a train the trainer program with on-going assistance on programming. 

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • November 16, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    “It was the scariest thing I’ve ever done at my library.” This is how Julie Perrin, director of the Jaffrey Public Library in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, describes a virtual conversation she recently hosted on gender identity. The topic itself wasn’t scary; Perrin was worried about her community’s reaction. (Programming Librarian June 23, 2021)

    Hosting a community conversation on gender diversity can be an intimidating project for librarians, particularly in rural or noninclusive communities. Thanks to a Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries grant from ALA, the Jaffrey Public Library was able to move forward with a much-needed program: More than a Pronoun: A Panel Discussion on Gender Identity and Expression, with great success. Julie Perrin will share the planning process, panelist selection and support, safety concerns, implementation, and outcome of this successful project so that you can consider bringing a similar program to your community.

    Julie Perrin (she/her) is the Library Director at Jaffrey Public Library, a rural library in New Hampshire. She holds a Master’s degree from Simmons in Boston, and, in 2020, was awarded Library Director of the Year by the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association. Julie is a passionate hands-on director, as comfortable writing grants and managing budgets as donning a lab coat to host science experiments for children or working with seniors at the local adult care center. She has been awarded multiple local and national grants for her library to support lifelong learning for all ages.

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • November 17, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    QPR was developed by Dr. Paul Quinnett and stands for Question Persuade Refer.  In addition to learning how to recognize a crisis, this training focuses on the participants learning how to question someone effectively regarding potential thoughts of suicide, how to persuade someone to receive the most effective help for their current state (by listening without judgment and helping them to find the hope to stay alive) and how to refer someone to the next step for further, ongoing assistance. 

    Participants are given statistical information, as well as information about risk factors, warning signs and protective factors in order to be effective, “Gatekeepers.”  A role play session is included in the training to allow for practice of these skills in a safe environment.  Although the focus of QPR is suicide prevention these strategies and techniques can be used to support any mental health crisis. Training material, access to resources as well as a list of local resources, and a certificate is provided upon completion of the training.  

     Presented by: CN Guidance and Counseling Services 



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

    Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • November 19, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    • 15
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    This workshop offers 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 for the Long Island region.

    Here's what you'll learn:

    • Deciding on a digital project
    • Hands-on digitization examples
    • Metadata - what is 'data about data'
    • Understanding common metadata fields 
    • Setting up a spreadsheet for your collection items
    This program is not being recorded. 

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours:  (.3 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • December 01, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Join Kate Hall and Kathy Parker, authors of The Public Library Directors Toolkit, as they discuss  how to balance the responsibilities of being a director during a pandemic and three core areas of running a public library during a public health crisis and after. The four individual sessions will include library director jenga, personnel, emergency planning, and buildings.  Each session will delve into each topic, have some group work and time for roundtable discussion.  The sessions are intended for established public library directors and we encourage attendees to come ready to share their own insights and experiences.  

    Session 4- Buildings

    How do we keep staff and patrons safe when the unexpected happens? We will discuss best practices for keeping our staff and patrons safe in our buildings during a public health crisis and dive into potential future changes for buildings. Attendees will discuss short term and long term changes and how to determine the difference between a building fad and a building trend.

    Presenters:
    Kate Hall is the Executive Director of the Northbrook Public Library after serving as Director at the New Lenox Public Library and in various Youth Services positions in the Chicagoland area for over 20 years.  In her decade as a library director, Kate has been very active 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 that went virtual in 2020.  She is the co-author of The Public Library Director’s Toolkit published by ALA Editions and the devoted servant of two demanding cats.  

    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.  She is the co-author of The Public LIbrary Director’s Toolkit published by ALA Editions.

    Note: It is not necessary to attend all the sessions. You many enroll in any and as many as you choose. 

        

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

    If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

    • December 02, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Please join LILRC as we welcome Dr. Dave Williams to speak about his recent book, Leadership Moments From NASA: Achieving the Impossible (co-authored by Elizabeth Howell, PhD; EWC Press, July 2021).

    About the book:

    The NASA way: lessons on leadership, teamwork, and corporate culture. How does NASA take on seemingly insurmountable challenges, recover from tragedy and continue to attract the best and brightest talent? Space exploration is as much a story of leadership and teamwork as it is a story of exploration and discovery. Leadership Moments from NASA delves into the culture of the famed organization and examines the leadership styles and insights of NASA senior executives spanning five decades of human spaceflight to share the lessons they learned from critical moments. How did they prioritize? How did they resolve differences? How did they decide what to do when no one had done it before? How did they build highly competent teams? How did they build organizational resilience? How did they fight complacency and rebuild a culture of safety and innovation? Through the use of NASA oral histories and interviews, this book shows how NASA recovered from tragedy and adversity, and how it developed a culture of competency that continues to attract the best and brightest. https://ecwpress.com/products/leadership-moments-nasa

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