Long Island Library Resources Council

Upcoming events

    • March 29, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Farmingdale Public Library, Room A&B
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    The LILRC Resource Sharing and Management Committee invites you to join us for its Fifth Annual Technical Services Open Forum.  These Open Forums strive to provide a place for those working in the Technical Services field to come together, hear about initiatives others are working on, and pose questions to be answered by the collective wisdom of the entire group.  Please email your questions in advance to minliu@lilrc.org. 

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

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

    Work Smarter, Together: Unifying the Library Management Systems

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

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

    Open Educational Resources: from SUNY and beyond!

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

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

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

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

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

    • April 05, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Room W104/W105
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    LILRC Health Sciences Information Committee Presents:

    Unraveling the Mysteries of DNA

    Science teacher and author Linda Frank will present information about the central dogma of DNA (what is DNA), genetic testing (23 and Me), solving ancient mysteries and crimes with DNA, genetically modified food (GMO), and much more!

    Please join us for an informative and interesting presentation.  

    Morning Coffee/Tea Service and a boxed lunch are included with registration.


    A certificate for .2 CEU's will be emailed after the workshop.

    • April 09, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Nassau Library System
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    LILRC is committed to the NYLA initiative of creating sustainable communities, part of this initiative is to move towards energy-efficient infrastructures.  

    SUNation Solar Systems will be presenting an informative and educational workshop on how your library can move towards more efficient energy sources using solar power. This presentation will provide you with information and steps on transitioning to solar power, how this will impact your library and your bottom line budget.

    Who should attend: Library administrators and facilities managers 

    Presented by: Mike Bailis, Vice President & Co-Owner of SUNation


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


    • April 16, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Longwood Public Library
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    With April Earle

    This class will be hands-on with participants logging-in to create searches using the latest tech services.  Ms. Earle’s topics of discussion are:

    ·         The genealogical reference interview
    ·         Searching for census records
    ·         Searching for vital records
    ·         Comparing Ancestry to FamilySearch
    ·         Referring patrons to other genealogy research institutions

    Laptops or tablets are required.  Ancestry and Fold3 are accessible through the library network. FamilySearch is also available, however you will need to create your own username/password.

    April Earle is a member of the Library Faculty at Farmingdale State College.  In addition to her role there, she serves as a Genealogy Consultant at Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Community Library.  She also teaches a course in Genealogical Resources and Services through St. John's University's Division of Library and Information Science.

    Light refreshments will be provided. 

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

    • April 18, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Long Island Library Resources Council
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    What’s happening at LILRC? A whole lot! We just relocated to a shiny new location at SCLS and we want to show it off at a LILRC OPEN HOUSE. See the new offices, meet the staff and learn about upcoming programs and services.

    Light refreshments will be provided.

    Schedule

    Open House 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Meet and Greet & Tour of LILRC Office

    12:00-1:00pm -Webinar: Get Moving! Physical Literacy Programs for All Ages 

    SCLS Auditorium


    2:30-4:00pm - Creating Energy Efficient Infrastructures

    SCLS Auditorium

    • April 18, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Auditorium
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    What is physical literacy? Why is it a cornerstone to whole-person literacy? Why should libraries offer movement-based programs? Where do we start? The topic of physical literacy in libraries is certainly a growing and relevant trend. A survey conducted in Spring 2017 identified 97 public libraries in Canada that offer these programs (Lenstra, 2018). In addition, at least one fifth of public libraries in North America have offered some sort of exercise class (Bertot et al., 2014). Evidence also suggests that more and more school (Barack, 2015) and academic libraries (Smith, 2016) also offer these programs.

    This one hour multi-modal production includes a PowerPoint presentation, handouts and some (optional) yoga stretches to get the audience into a body-positive state of mind. We will explore the neuroscience behind physical literacy, share case studies of what other libraries are doing (both academic and public), and offer working program models.  We will also discuss how to leverage community partnerships to start and sustain these types of programs. Some of the issues to be addressed include: marketing, staff and administrative buy-in, passive vs. active programs, funding sources, legal and liability issues, training, and modifications for patrons with exceptionalities. Participation in movement-based programs is valuable regardless of talent, ability, or experience; it has been proven that to increase physical literacy increases competence in other literacies, such as emotional, textual, oral/aural, digital and visual literacies.

    Presenter: Jenn Carson, Director of the LP Fisher Public Library in Woodstock, NB

    This webinar is offered by the Ontario Library Association.  Please come to join your LI colleagues for a group viewing of this webinar and learn from our Canadian peers.

    • April 18, 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Suffolk Cooperative Library System
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    LILRC supports the NYLA initiative to create sustainable communities, part of this initiative is to move towards energy-efficient infrastructures.  

    SUNation Solar Systems will be presenting an informative and educational workshop on how your library can move towards more efficient energy sources using solar power. This presentation will provide you with information and steps on transitioning to solar power, how this will impact your library and your bottom line budget.

    Who should attend: Library administrators and facilities managers 

    Presented by: Jim Keane, Commercial Solar Specialist

    A certificate for .2 CEU's will be emailed after the workshop.

    • May 03, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Molloy College, Suffolk Center
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    Presented By
    Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC)
    Academic and Special Libraries Division (ASLD) of NCLA
    Division of Academic and Special Libraries (DASL) of SCLA

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

    Rethinking Spaces and Services: Building a Single Service Point at Adelphi University Libraries

    Driven by a grant from the State of New York to build an Innovation Center in Swirbul Library, Adelphi University Libraries has an opportunity to redesign the library experience for our students.  The displacement of the existing access services desk is the impetus behind reducing the number of service points in Swirbul Library and creating a multi-purpose help desk. These space changes allow the Libraries to adjust our service model to reduce redundancy in service provision and focus on the library as a place of learning.  This presentation will discuss how the Libraries’ utilized a learner-centered perspective to improve upon the environment in which students study, socialize, learn, and grow.

    Presenter: Jason Byrd, Associate Dean of Research and Academic Services, Adelphi University Libraries

    Content Gamification: Educational Games that Yield Informative Results

    This program will provide an overview of various student outreach events in which the content has been gamified to make in-person and virtual bibliographic instruction enjoyable for learners.   It will provide tips for first-time planners and cover ways that one might assess player responses to determine if desired learning outcomes were achieved.

    Presenter:  Kristen Cinar, Reader Services Librarian, Suffolk County Community College/Ammerman Campus

    VR Art Instruction: Transformative learning and enhanced creativity through the use of Virtual Realities

    During the Fall 2018 semester, Suffolk County Community College Librarian Fabio Montella and Suffolk County Community College Art Professor Meredith Starr sought to implement virtual reality into art instruction while adhering to the concepts of information literacy.  This collaboration intended to facilitate student learning in two disciplines through the use of emerging technology and instructional scaffolding.  Efforts to ensure the successful attainment of learning objectives required a harmonious blend of disciplines, personalities, and instructional technology into one learning environment; all of which brought forth constructive concepts and assessments.  This program will elaborate and reflect upon the collaborative efforts and results of that work.

    Presenter: Fabio Montella, Assistant Professor of Library Services, Suffolk County Community College/East Campus

    By invitation only (morning coffee and lunch included).

    Free to attend for faculty and staff of Long Island academic libraries.

    Thanks Molloy College for hosting this year's conference!


    Corporate Partner


    • May 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Nassau Library System
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    As community centers and safe spaces for your patrons, it is important to be well prepared for all security scenarios and situations.  

    This workshop, presented by Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. is designed to help assist you in developing plans and systems to prepare you and your staff for a variety of security issues from active shooter scenarios to de-escalating hostile situations.   It will review specific case scenarios with tips and tools on how to navigate through them in a safe and secure manner.  

    There will be a Question & Answer session, please feel free to bring any questions you may have regarding your own experience or libraries for discussion.  

    Presented by: Jordan Thomas 

    A certificate for .2 CEU's will be emailed after the workshop.

    Sponsored and Presented by

    Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.  

     

    Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.  is an awardee of the Department of Homeland Security SAFETY ACT Designation and Certification. 

    Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. is established in the library community and has an understanding of library needs and structure through providing security services and support to New York City Public Library and locally to Comsewogue Memorial Public Library and Copiague Memorial Public Library.

    • May 13, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Suffolk Cooperative Library System
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    As community centers and safe spaces for your patrons, it is important to be well prepared for all security scenarios and situations.  

    This workshop, presented by Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. is designed to help assist you in developing plans and systems to prepare you and your staff for a variety of security issues from active shooter scenarios to de-escalating hostile situations.   It will review specific case scenarios with tips and tools on how to navigate through them in a safe and secure manner.  

    There will be a Question & Answer session, please feel free to bring any questions you may have regarding your own experience or libraries for discussion.  

    Presented by: Jordan Thomas 

    A certificate for .2 CEU's will be emailed after the workshop.

    Sponsored and Presented by

    Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.  

     

    Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.  is an awardee of the Department of Homeland Security SAFETY ACT Designation and Certification. 

    Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. is established in the library community and has an understanding of library needs and structure through providing security services and support to New York City Public Library and locally to Comsewogue Memorial Public Library and Copiague Memorial Public Library.

    • May 16, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Bayport-Blue Point Public Library
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    Presented by: Nicole Menchise, LILRC Regional Archivist.

    This is a NEW hands-on workshop offering 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.

    Here's what you'll learn:
    • Deciding on a digital project
    • Hands-on digitization techniques - scanning guide
    • Digital conversion tech/software options

    • Metadata - what is 'data about data'

    • Understanding common metadata fields

    • Setting up a spreadsheet for your items

    The following dates are set for February - June of 2019.

    More classes will be offered In the Fall:

    Riverhead Public Library - Thursday, February 21st, 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Hempstead Public Library - Monday, March 18th, 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Bayport-Blue Point Public Library - Thursday, May 16th, 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Northport-East Northport Public Library - Monday, June 10th, 9:30AM-12:30PM

    Registration is limited to 10 people per class to allow for individual attention.

    A certificate for .3 CEU's will be emailed after the workshop.

    For additional information, please contact Nicole Menchise, nmenchise@lilrc.org or call 631-675-1570 Ext. 2004.

    • May 17, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus, Learning Resource Center
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    This meeting will provide an opportunity for directors of academic libraries to discuss issues important to academics on Long Island and also provide LILRC with information on services we can provide to improve support for academic libraries.  

    * This is open to academic deans and directors and their desginees ONLY.

    • May 24, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Farmingdale Public Library, Room A & B
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    This program covers the basic skills needed to successfully negotiate and to resolve disputes that occur at work. The “real world” focus on practical ways to enable you to resolve day to day conflict and to be a more effective negotiator.  You’ll gain a better understanding of the dynamics of conflict and negotiation, the impact of cultural differences and, how to manage yourself and your employees during tense moments. You will learn to shift the focus from conflict to finding solutions that work for all parties, and reduce unproductive behavior, employee terminations, lawsuits and to facilitate successful negotiations with business partners.

    Who should attend: library directors, managers, supervisors, board of trustees, etc. 

    Presented by: Joshua E. Bienstock, JD., LLM., Assistant Professor of Business Law, School of Management, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)


    A certificate for .25 CEU's will be emailed after the workshop.
    • June 10, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Northport-East Northport Public Library
    • 6
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    Presented by: Nicole Menchise, LILRC Regional Archivist.

    This is a NEW hands-on workshop offering 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.

    Here's what you'll learn:
    • Deciding on a digital project
    • Hands-on digitization techniques - scanning guide
    • Digital conversion tech/software options

    • Metadata - what is 'data about data'

    • Understanding common metadata fields

    • Setting up a spreadsheet for your items

    The following dates are set for February - June of 2019.

    More classes will be offered In the Fall:

    Riverhead Public Library - Thursday, February 21st, 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Hempstead Public Library - Monday, March 18th, 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Bayport-Blue Point Public Library - Thursday, May 16th, 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Northport-East Northport Public Library - Monday, June 10th, 9:30AM-12:30PM

    Registration is limited to 10 people per class to allow for individual attention.

    A certificate for .3 CEU's will be emailed after the workshop.

    For additional information, please contact Nicole Menchise, nmenchise@lilrc.org or call 631-675-1570 Ext. 2004.

    • July 19, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library, Room 105
    • 19
    Register

    Learn the basics of the world’s most popular spreadsheet program, including creating, editing and formatting worksheets, formulas, and much more.

    Prerequisite: For Intermediate and advanced computer users.  

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


    • July 19, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library, Room 105
    • 20
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    Learn more about the world’s most popular spreadsheet program, including functions, working with ranges, macros, charting and much more.

    Prerequisites: Introduction to Microsoft Excel.  For Intermediate and advanced computer users.

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


Past events

March 22, 2019 Introduction to Coding: Using Scratch
March 18, 2019 Digitization Best Practices and Metadata Basics Workshop (Hempstead Public Library)
March 15, 2019 Raspberry Pi and the Librarian
March 08, 2019 Leading Change
February 22, 2019 Tackling Core Administrative Issues
February 21, 2019 Digitization Best Practices and Metadata Basics Workshop (Riverhead Free Library)
February 15, 2019 Introduction to Google Analytics
February 13, 2019 Introduction to Google Apps
February 08, 2019 Libraries Are Champions of Healthy Communities Roundtable Meeting
February 01, 2019 A Guide to Crafting and Promulgating the Employee Handbook, Part II
January 25, 2019 CANCELLED - Intermediate Microsoft Publisher
January 25, 2019 CANCELLED - Introduction to Microsoft Publisher
January 15, 2019 CANCELLED - PastPerfect Museum Software: Is It Right For Me? (Riverhead Free Library)
January 14, 2019 PastPerfect Museum Software: Is It Right For Me? (Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library)
December 17, 2018 Academic Directors Roundtable
December 12, 2018 CANCELLED: NISO Virtual Conference "The Library of the Future: Inside & Out"
December 07, 2018 Copyright Skills as Risk Management Tools: The Librarian's Role
November 30, 2018 Introduction to Google Apps
November 30, 2018 The Collaborative Process: Creating the Essential Library
November 26, 2018 Design Thinking for Libraries: Tips and Tricks for Better Graphics and Content to Communicate to your Patrons (PM Repeat Session)
November 26, 2018 Design Thinking for Libraries: Tips and Tricks for Better Graphics and Content to Communicate to your Patrons
November 20, 2018 Academic Director's Round Table (postponed)
November 16, 2018 A Guide to Crafting and Promulgating the Employee Handbook
November 02, 2018 Intermediate WordPress
November 02, 2018 Social Media Engagement for Cultural Institutions
October 25, 2018 27th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future
October 19, 2018 Introduction to WordPress
October 12, 2018 23rd Annual Archives Month Conference: Medical Archives: Processing, Privacy and Preservation
October 11, 2018 Raspberry Pi and the Librarian Afternoon Session
October 11, 2018 Raspberry Pi and the Librarian
September 28, 2018 Nassau County Legislative Breakfast
September 21, 2018 Suffolk County Legislative Breakfast
September 18, 2018 It’s All Relative: Genealogy Resources for the Non-genealogist Librarian
September 07, 2018 Retropie: How to Create a Gaming Machine
August 30, 2018 Raspberry Pi for the Techie
August 22, 2018 Bloxels PM Session
August 22, 2018 Bloxels AM Session
August 17, 2018 Intermediate Adobe Photoshop

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