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    • December 13, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    The goal of a sensory space is to provide an environment where children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorder, cerebral palsy, memory loss, dementia and sensory processing disorders can feel safe and welcome. The area contains a variety of products that are visually stimulating, tactile, calming and interactive.

    In this session, Assistant Director Sara Siegler and a panel from the Ocean County Library, NJ will share with you their Sensory Space, and its journey to open up to the public, which was finally realized in 2021.

    During this program, participants will conceptually create a sensory space in their own library, be it a school, special, corporate, or public institution. Participants will be given practical information for addressing considerations such as funding, budget, space design and layout, equipment, features, programming for all ages, and most importantly, discussing the project with key stakeholders. At the end of the program, participants will leave with a template so they are prepared and ready to start their project, at whatever scale, upon return to their library.

    Presenters:

    Sara Siegler - Ocean County Library

    Givane Hayes - Ocean County Library

    Meredith Silvestri - Ocean County Library

    Wendi Smolowitz - Ocean County Library

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is for access.  

    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). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  



    • December 14, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom
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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

    Space is limited. NOTE: This is a repeat presentation - no new material will be covered if you have previously attended this workshop.


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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 3 (.3 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is to access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

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



    • December 14, 2022
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Country House Restaurant 1175 N Country Rd, Stony Brook
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    Co-presented by SCLA Division of Academic and Special Libraries (DASL) and Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC):

    Join us for a Wonderful Holiday Luncheon and Presentation by Leading Film Producer, Writer, and Entertainment Evaluator, GIA WALSH from GiGi Productions

    Cost: $10 per person, payable at the event or contact Bruce Seger at segerb@sunysuffolk.edu for mailing instructions. (LILRC is not accepting payments)

    Seating is limited and registration is required.


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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

    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. Payment of $10.00 per person must be made at the event or contact Bruce Seger at segerb@sunysuffolk.edu for mailing instructions
    • January 09, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    The Dorot Jewish Division at The New York Public Library holds one of the largest and most diverse Jewish cookbook collections in the world: more than 3,000 cookbooks in 18 languages, published from the 19th century to the present. Cookbooks are an often untapped source for historical research, documenting customs, observances, consumer choices, and regional culinary adaptations in everyday and festive settings. They also illuminate the unique contributions of women and the activities of communal organizations. Come learn about this unparalleled collection, developed by the late Roberta Saltzman, former Assistant Chief of the Division.

    Presenter: Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel is Instruction and Outreach Librarian at the Dorot Jewish Division of The New York Public Library.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is for access.  

    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). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • January 10, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    When donations arrive, the first step is appraising the item - does it fit with the mission of your organization? Can the item(s) be properly stored and cared for? This workshop will discuss the different values assigned to archives and help you better understand the principles of appraisal. Recommended for individuals who are new to processing archives.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is to access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

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


    • January 10, 2023
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    The school library is for everyone. Learn how to build a collection of materials that represent the various populations of your school community and the world around them. We will discuss the importance of a diversity audit, a collection development policy as well as #ownvoices and the promotion of the school collection. 

    Presented by Arlene LaVerde, Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College, City University of New York. 

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    Register with the BOCES to receive CTLE Credit.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is for access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

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


    • January 17, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Your Compensation Philosophy (Session 3)

    Once the interview process is complete, the director must determine what compensation to offer an employee. In this session, participants will learn about total compensation packages which include salary and benefits including how to weigh the different options you could offer. We will then have a chance for participants to start crafting their library’s compensation philosophy.

    Laying the Foundation: Developing Your HR Philosophies

    Personnel is usually over 50% of a library’s budget, but few libraries have dedicated HR professionals navigating the ins and outs of HR. In this 4-part series, participants will learn how to lay a foundation for what type of manager they want to be and how to create an HR philosophy for their library that aligns with their library’s mission, vision, and values. This program is the second in a four part series, all of which can be attended as a stand alone or as a continuous learning experience.

    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 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.


    THIS PROGRAM WILL NOT BE RECORDED 

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is to access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

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


    • January 18, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Please join LILRC when we welcome author Lynda Cohen Loigman to discuss her latest novel, The Matchmaker's Gift (St. Martin's Press, 2022)

    From Lynda Cohen Loigman, the bestselling author of The Two-Family House and The Wartime Sisters comes a heartwarming story of two extraordinary women from two different eras who defy expectations to utilize their unique gift of seeing soulmates in the most unexpected places.

    Even as a child in 1910, Sara Glikman knows her gift: she is a maker of matches and a seeker of soulmates. But among the pushcart-crowded streets of New York’s Lower East Side, Sara’s vocation is dominated by devout older men—men who see a talented female matchmaker as a dangerous threat to their traditions and livelihood. After making matches in secret for more than a decade, Sara must fight to take her rightful place among her peers, and to demand the recognition she deserves.

    Two generations later, Sara’s granddaughter, Abby, is a successful Manhattan divorce attorney, representing the city’s wealthiest clients. When her beloved Grandma Sara dies, Abby inherits her collection of handwritten journals recording the details of Sara’s matches. But among the faded volumes, Abby finds more questions than answers. Why did Abby’s grandmother leave this library to her and what did she hope Abby would discover within its pages? Why does the work Abby once found so compelling suddenly feel inconsequential and flawed? Is Abby willing to sacrifice the career she’s worked so hard for in order to keep her grandmother’s mysterious promise to a stranger? And is there really such a thing as love at first sight?

    Lynda Cohen Loigman grew up in Longmeadow, MA. She received a B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard College and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. Her debut novel, Two-Family House, was a USA Today bestseller and a nominee for the Goodreads 2016 Choice Awards in Historical Fiction.

    Her second novel, The Wartime Sisters, was selected as a Woman’s World Book Club pick and a Best Book of 2019 by Real Simple Magazine. The Matchmakers Gift is her third novel.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is to access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

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




    • January 20, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom
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    Using Microsoft Excel, attendees will learn the basics of using spreadsheets including entering data, formatting data, and creating basic formulas. Attendees will also learn how to create graphs and improve the display for reports.

    Presented by Albert Tablante, MLS, MALET.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is to access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

    4.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org
    • January 25, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Learn just what it takes to plan, organize, and run sustainability programs for patrons in libraries, both rural and urban. Programs range from gardening topics to teaching pioneer crafts, to homesteading events, and to hosting preservation programs.

    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 Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

    Professional Development Hours: 1(.1 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting. LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is for access.

    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). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.

    • January 27, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom
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    Using PowerPoint, attendees will learn the basics of using presentation software including creating individual slides, adding text and graphic images, creating transitions, and running presentations.  Other presentations applications may also be including such as Google Slides and Prezi.

    Presented by Albert Tablante, MLS, MALET.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is to access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

    4.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org
    • February 03, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom
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    In our high tech and hybrid world effective communication skills are necessary. All too often mistakes occur and conflicts get generated due to miscommunication. Some of the most complicated and difficult communications are exchanged at the workplace including coaching and disciplinary matters. The communication process is often complicated by the fact that managers/supervisors must communicate with “difficult” and “challenging” personalities. This program will offer the nuts and bolts of being a more effective communicator and the keys to managing difficult communications and personalities.

    Presented by Prof. Joshua E. Bienstock, JD., LLM., Associate Professor of Business Law, New York Institute of Technology, School of Management


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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    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

    • February 03, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Please join LILRC as we welcome Alvin Hall, author of Driving the Green Book: A Road Trip through the Living History of Black Resistance  (HarperOne 2023) to discuss his recently published book and his upcoming mini documentary Driving the Green Book on Long Island that he created with co-producers Saro Varjabedian and Mike DeCaro.

    Advance Praise for Driving the Green Book

    "...illuminating…Hall pays moving tribute to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of Black Americans who hit the road, despite the dangers. This historical travelogue inspires and educates.”

    — Publishers Weekly

    “Alvin Hall’s thrilling, deeply researched and illuminating exploration of the world of the Green Book – revealing, enraging and inspiring in equal measure – is a journey all Americans must take. Nothing tells us more about the country we have been, the country we remain in so many ways, and the country we should aspire to be.” 

    — Ric Burns, filmmaker

    Presenter: 

     Alvin Hall is an internationally renowned financial educator, television and radio broadcaster, bestselling author, and regular contributor to magazines, newspapers, and websites.

    For five years on the BBC, he hosted the highly rated and award-winning series, Your Money or Your Life, on which he offered both practical financial and psychological advice to people about how to take control of and fix their financial problems. His radio program, Jay-Z: From Brooklyn to the Boardroom, won the Wincott Foundation Press and Broadcasting Award for the best radio program for 2006. Hall has also hosted programs on current events and contemporary art for BBC Radio 4 including After Katrina and most recently, Alvin Hall’s Generations of Money. An eight-part television series for BBC World News called Alvin’s Guide to Good Business was broadcast internationally in 2010. In the US, he is a regular contributor on personal finance and the economy on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin.

    Among Hall’s bestselling books are: You and Your Money: It’s More than Just the NumbersYour Money or Your Life (winner of the WHSmith 2003 People’s Choice Award), What Not to SpendGetting Started in Mutual Funds 2nd Edition, and Getting Started in Stocks 3rd Edition. His children’s book, Show Me the Money, has been published in over 20 foreign-language editions. In the US, the book has been named a Best Children’s Book of the Year (2009) by the Bank St. Book Committee, which is run by the Bank Street College of Education. It was also named a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People (2009) by a joint project of the National Book Council for Social Studies and the Children’s Book Council.

    Hall lives in New York City where he designs and teaches classes about the investment markets for financial services companies, banks, regulatory authorities, as well as information and technology vendors. His acclaimed classroom programs and speaking engagements have provided thousands of people with a solid grounding in such topics as the workings of financial markets, investment products, effective investment strategies, reducing debt, planning for retirement and personal financial management. Alvin Hall is a member of the NYSE Euronext Financial Literacy Advisory Committee to help develop programs to improve knowledge about all aspects of personal finance among the general public. He is also on the Acquisitions Committee of the Studio Museum in Harlem.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is to access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

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



    • February 09, 2023
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom
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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, including recent changes in social media platforms.

    All are welcome! 

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    Code of Conduct

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

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is to access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

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



    • February 10, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom
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    This program will focus on conflict in the workplace and specific legal issues related to formal allegations and union contracts. This program is best for supervisors, managers or those aspiring to be supervisors and managers.

    The program will be presented by Robert Cohen and Alyssa Zuckerman who are attorneys at the firm of Lamb & Barnosky. 

    Robert H. Cohen received both his undergraduate degree (magna cum laude) and his law degree (with distinction) from Hofstra University. He concentrates his practice in education, library and municipal law. Mr. Cohen is a past President of the New York State Association of School Attorneys and a past co-chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Education Law Committee. Mr. Cohen has been a panel member and lecturer on education and employment law issues for the New York State Association of School Attorneys, the Nassau and Suffolk Academies of Law and the Long Island Association of Special Education Administrators. He has conducted numerous seminars and workshops on issues concerning public libraries and schools.

    Alyssa Zuckerman’s practice focuses on representing employers in both the public and private sectors in labor, employment and education law matters. She has experience in public and private sector collective bargaining, grievance arbitrations, interest arbitrations, employee disciplinary proceedings, unemployment insurance hearings and matters before the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Alyssa has recently been named to Long Island Business News’ 40 under 40 Class of 2022 and a “Top Lawyer Rising Star under 40” by the Long Island Herald Community Newspaper.  Alyssa has also been named a “Power 25 Lawyer” by Long Island Business News, as well as being listed as one of Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Intellectual Property & Labor Law in 2021.  Additionally, Alyssa has been named as a New York Super Lawyers® Rising Star for Employment and Labor from 2018-present and has been listed in Super Lawyers®’ “New York Metro Rising Stars/The Top Women.” She also received the Samuel M. Kaynard Student Service Award from the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section.


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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is to access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

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



    • February 15, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Please join LILRC for a moderated conversation with award-winning authors Amy Sarig King (Attack of the Black Rectangles) and Jane Yolen (The Devil’s Arithmetic) on the topics of censorship in children’s and young adult literature. 

    Amy Sarig King has been called “One of the best Y.A. writers working today” by the New York Times Book Review. As A.S. King, she is the author of highly-acclaimed novels including 2021's SW/TCH, 2020 Michael L. Printz Award winner and LA Times Book Prize finalist DIG, 2016's Still Life with Tornado, 2015’s surrealist I Crawl Through ItGlory O'Brien's History of the FutureReality Boy, the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner Ask the PassengersEverybody Sees the Ants, 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Please Ignore Vera Dietz among others. She also writes Middle Grade fiction as Amy Sarig King, including Attack of the Black Rectangles. In 2022, King received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.

    She is a faculty member of the Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts and spends many months of the year traveling the country speaking to high school and university students, educators, and humans who care about the mental health of young people. After a decade living self-sufficiently and teaching literacy to adults in Ireland, she now lives in Pennsylvania.

    Jane Yolen’s books and stories and poems have won the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, three World Fantasy Awards, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, two Golden Kite Awards, the Jewish Book Award and the Massachusetts Center for the Book award. She has also won the World Fantasy Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Science Fiction Writers of America’s Grand Master Award, and the Science Fiction Poetry Associations Grand Master Award (the three together she calls the Trifecta). Plus she has won both the Association of Jewish Libraries Award and the Catholic Libraries Medal. Also the DuGrummond Medal and the Kerlan Award, and the Ann Izard story-telling award at least three times. Six colleges and universities have given her honorary doctorates for her body of work, so–she jokingly says–you could call her Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Yolen though she can’t set a leg. However, she does warn about winning too many awards as one of them set her good coat on fire. If you meet her, you can ask about that!


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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is to access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

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


    • February 21, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom
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    What is Encoded Archival Description and how does it pertain to your collection?  Learn how to create or update a finding aid from a Word/Google document to EAD and get familiar with the elements.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is to access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

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



    • March 01, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Critical Information Literacy (CIL) is a pedagogical approach that addresses the systemic issues that exist within institutions of information. Ranging from Google and social media platforms, to scholarly publishing and academic databases, the oppressive biases and practices that continue to perpetuate the spread of misinformation, disinformation, discrimination, and hateful rhetoric is alive and well. Information Literacy librarian, Don Simmons Jr., will present the primary components to CIL, discuss why CIL is relevant for both students and faculty, and propose a campus wide initiative to integrate CIL into the classroom.

    Presenter:

    Don Simmons Jr. holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science and a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Rhetorical Studies from Syracuse University; and as a student athlete, Don played Division-1 football for the college from 2011-2016. Shortly after graduating with his LIS, he began working at the White Plains Public Library as a Youth Services and Community Engagement Librarian -- hosting programs for children, teens, and adults. Currently, Don is the Information Literacy Coordinator and Student Engagement librarian at SUNY Westchester Community College. He primarily manages the library’s information literacy program and develops outreach activities for students. Over the years, Don has presented a three-part workshop series to SUNY Librarians, discussing Critical Information Literacy (CIL) and the influence of misinformation/disinformation on social media. He was also a lead presenter at the SUNYLA 2021 conference, covering CIL pedagogical methodologies and strategies for cultivating an inclusive learning environment. And in Fall 2021, he was a contributing panelist at the New Librarianship Symposia Series: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, hosted by the Library of Congress. 

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting. LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is for access.

    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). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.

    • March 07, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Your Discipline Philosophy (Session 4)

    In this session, we will talk about the necessary steps to take when disciplining an employee and discuss how a director can craft a discipline policy that is right for their library. We will then have a chance for participants to start crafting their library’s discipline philosophy.

    Laying the Foundation: Developing Your HR Philosophies

    Personnel is usually over 50% of a library’s budget, but few libraries have dedicated HR professionals navigating the ins and outs of HR. In this 4-part series, participants will learn how to lay a foundation for what type of manager they want to be and how to create an HR philosophy for their library that aligns with their library’s mission, vision, and values. This program is the second in a four part series, all of which can be attended as a stand alone or as a continuous learning experience.

    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 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

    THIS PROGRAM WILL NOT BE RECORDED 

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1CEUs)

    FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is for access.  

    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). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • March 13, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Sylvie Bigar, winner of the 2020 NY Press Club Journalism Award for Travel Writing,  joins LILRC to discuss her new memoir, Cassoulet Confessions: Food, France, Family and the Stew That Saved My Soul (Hardie Grant, 2022).

    “Sylvie is an eloquent writer who fervently weaves her culinary adventures with tasty moments of her life." - Daniel Boulud, chef and restaurateur

    “A surprising gift of a book. Is it about food, and the true ways of making one of the great dishes of the south of France?  Is it about the secrets of family? Or love and appetite? Or everything?  A great read. You will never think of a cassoulet in the same way.” –Bill Buford, bestselling author of Heat and Dirt

    International food and travel writer Sylvie Bigar was born in Geneva, Switzerland, and is based in New York City. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Food & Wine, Forbes.com, Saveur, Bon Appetit, Food Arts, Departures, Travel & Leisure, Town & Country, National Geographic Traveler, Gotham, Hamptons, Time Out New York, Air Canada, Passport Magazine, Narratives, Southampton Press, and New York Resident, for which she has also served as food editor.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is to access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

    4.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org
    • March 16, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom
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    This informative program focuses on how to enhance library service and awareness in the community through a library business model focused on team building, mentorship, staff development and training.

    Presenter:

    Victor Caputo has worked in libraries for over 29 years as a library director and as director of public relations/programs.


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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is to access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

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


    • March 23, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Another workshop in a series that discusses the principles of collecting and and maintaining archives. Archival accessioning is the process by which donations are examined, secured and documented. Learn the importance of these steps to make a collection accessible to the public. Recommended for individuals who are new to processing archives.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is to access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

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



    • March 28, 2023
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    When we talk about equity, we often forget to talk about making sure all students have access to the same information. This presentation focuses on learning about what information privilege and equity are, how we can combat information inequity, and ways to ensure all students have equal access to information.

    Presenter:

    Elissa Malespina is a certified teacher and librarian. She presently works as a Teacher Librarian and Technology Coordinator at Union High School, and is a Board of Education Member for the South Orange-Maplewood School District. Having worked in the field of education for over 23 years, as a High School History Teacher, Special Education Teacher, and Coordinating Supervisor of Educational Technology, Elissa has amassed a myriad of skills that have been instrumental in helping her work with students, teachers, and school districts. Elissa has written many publications and is the recipient of numerous awards. Her most recent accolades include being named a "2022 Mover and Shaker" by Library Journal and being honored as a "Top 100 EDTech Influencer" by EdTech Digest.

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    Register with BOCES to receive CTLE Credit. 

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is for access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

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


    • April 14, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom
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    The program will focus on the legal issues for managing and investigating legal complaints. This program is intended for supervisors, managers and those who aspire to be supervisors and managers. The program will be presented by Robert Cohen and Alyssa Zuckerman who are attorneys at the firm of Lamb & Barnosky. 

    Robert H. Cohen received both his undergraduate degree (magna cum laude) and his law degree (with distinction) from Hofstra University. He concentrates his practice in education, library and municipal law. Mr. Cohen is a past President of the New York State Association of School Attorneys and a past co-chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Education Law Committee. Mr. Cohen has been a panel member and lecturer on education and employment law issues for the New York State Association of School Attorneys, the Nassau and Suffolk Academies of Law and the Long Island Association of Special Education Administrators. He has conducted numerous seminars and workshops on issues concerning public libraries and schools.

    Alyssa Zuckerman’s practice focuses on representing employers in both the public and private sectors in labor, employment and education law matters. She has experience in public and private sector collective bargaining, grievance arbitrations, interest arbitrations, employee disciplinary proceedings, unemployment insurance hearings and matters before the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Alyssa has recently been named to Long Island Business News’ 40 under 40 Class of 2022 and a “Top Lawyer Rising Star under 40” by the Long Island Herald Community Newspaper.  Alyssa has also been named a “Power 25 Lawyer” by Long Island Business News, as well as being listed as one of Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Intellectual Property & Labor Law in 2021.  Additionally, Alyssa has been named as a New York Super Lawyers® Rising Star for Employment and Labor from 2018-present and has been listed in Super Lawyers®’ “New York Metro Rising Stars/The Top Women.” She also received the Samuel M. Kaynard Student Service Award from the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section.


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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is to access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

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



    • April 19, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    This webinar presentation introduces the necessary steps in developing a library marketing plan, one of the important components of a library’s strategic plan. A library marketing plan can be created for the overall marketing and communication activities for your library, or can be developed to plan specific events, services, or resources. The presenter will describe the components of a marketing plan; the 4P’s (promotion, price, place, and product- translated to library services), brand statement, mission/vision, target audience/target market, positioning, tangible goals, branding elements, communication tools, ROI (return on investment), and evaluation tools.

    Presenter:

    Mark Aaron Polger is an academic librarian and information literacy instructor who has been working in libraries since 1988. He received his 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, he is the Coordinator of Library Outreach at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CUNY). He has been deeply engaged in working in various library signage activities since 2012. He has written about library signage audits in journals and other publications and has presented nationally at library conferences.

    In September, 2021, he published Library Signage and Wayfinding Design: Communicating Effectively with Your User (ALA editions). He is also an accidental library marketer, as most of his professional experience as a librarian involves the marketing of library services and resources. His research interests include library marketing, outreach, and UX (user experience) design. Currently, he is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the open-access, peer reviewed journal Marketing Libraries Journal, which was launched in Fall 2017.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is to access the program.  

    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.

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


    • May 09, 2023
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    "Read-i-cide n: The systematic killing of the love of reading, often exacerbated by the inane, mind-numbing practices found in schools." ~Steinhous Publishing. Follow me on my journey in building a culture of reading in a NYC public high school, though promotions, events, book clubs and social media. Hear about the pitfalls to avoid and the success to strive for. Reading Culture is an ongoing and ever-changing practice. 

    Presented by Arlene LaVerde, Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College, City University of New York.

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    Register with BOCES to receive CTLE credit.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

    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. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is for access the program.  
    3. If you do not have a Zoom account we recommend creating one ahead of the program.
    4.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org

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