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    • March 03, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • 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 1- Library Director Jenga

    Running a library is like playing Jenga. You need to work collaboratively to set up a solid base and then carefully move the pieces to ensure everything doesn’t come tumbling down. Challenging during the best of times, during a public health crisis this has become an even more daunting task. Learn the different pieces at play in a director’s life as you build a jenga tower and learn what to do when it comes tumbling down.

    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 Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • March 04, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    *Joseph Lloyd Manor courtesy of Preservation Long Island 

    Did you know listing on the National and State Registers of Historic Places does not protect historic places from demolition or redevelopment? Only municipalities and local preservation ordinances can protect historic places from destruction. Nevertheless, federal and state preservation laws play an important role by offering attractive financial incentives like tax credits, or by requiring a more intensive process of environmental review for some projects. Explore how local, state, and federal laws work together to preserve historic places, and how you can support a more comprehensive approach to preservation in your community.

    Sarah Kautz is the Preservation Director at Preservation Long Island. Their mission "is to celebrate and preserve Long Island’s diverse cultural and architectural heritage through advocacy, education, and stewardship of historic sites and collections."

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    During this interruption of our normal working day, Nicole Menchise is creating live Zoom 'workshops' for the benefit of anyone interested in best practices for preservation of items at home or work.  The workshops are a combination of slides shared on the screen and hands-on techniques.

    These webinars are for those interested in getting some practical, professional advice about how to preserve your personal family archives, or are looking to learn something to bring back to their organizations.  Plan to budget 60 minutes for each meeting in order to have ample time to cover the topic and to answer comments and questions during and after the webinar.  

    As the Digitization and Archives Coordinator for LILRC, Menchise is basing these webinars on some elements of the preservation workshops she has done in the past.  The inspiration came from the "Ask An Archivist" segment she writes for the Long Island Archives Newsletter published bi-monthly for LILRC.  To see the past issues and other publications from LILRC, go to https://lilrc.org/Newsletters.


    • March 05, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Has your library experienced a financial crisis? Have you had a staff shakeup? Has your library experienced a disaster that destroyed part or all of the library? How do you recover from such experiences? This workshop will give you the tools to work with your staff on communicating your library's message, ensuring your staff's well-being during times of crisis, and team building. This workshop will give you the tools to address the public during times of crisis, community conflict, or disasters and how best to position the library in the community and to the press.

    This is presented by Terry Kirchner, PhD, Director of the Westchester Library System

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • March 09, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Maria Hensley-Spera, LCSWR, TF-CBT, will share information on disability awareness and educating people regarding disabilities including disability etiquette guidelines in the community and within the library.

    Maria Hensley-Spera is a clinical social worker and clinical instructor at Stony Brook University Department of Psychiatry, School of Health Sciences Physical Therapy and Field Placement Instructor in the School of Social Welfare. She has worked with children, teens and families in community mental health centers and a school-based mental health program throughout her career. She specializes in Trauma-Focused CBT, Functional Family Therapy.

    Maria is a paraplegic since 1984. She was a notable road racer on LI and in the tri-state region, having raced in and won many races of all lengths including the LI & Entemann’s and Newsday’s Half Marathons; the Detroit Free Press Marathon, from which she qualified to race in the Boston Marathon. She was active for 10 years with the LI Express Wheelchair Basketball Club. During her athletic career, she trained and mentored youth with disabilities in road racing and basketball. She is certified in SCUBA and has skied. She has provided many trainings and lectures on many issues relating to disability awareness and diversity.

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • March 11, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    In a world that is becoming more digital, developing global understanding and empathy is more important that ever. Building character and widen perspectives by meeting young adults where they are and guiding them in becoming more self-aware and socially conscious in real life and online is critical. Anastasia will share lessons from her outreach program, Beyond the Huddle, that she developed with a 2020 high school graduate and presents to organizations and schools across the nation.

    Participants will:

    - Hear a first - hand story of a private social media post that caused a national firestorm
    - Better understand the impact social justice has on the minds and souls of young people
    - Deconstruct biases to help encourage young people to be upstanders
    - Build community around inclusivity and a sense of belonging
    - Discuss how young adults can improve their social engagements and digital citizenship

    Presented by: ANASTASIA GAVALAS, MS SDA
    Education Specialist & Advisor
    Presenter Bio

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • March 12, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    When it comes to library security and inventory management, there is a lot of misinformation about what is the best technology for libraries. The two most widely used technologies are Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Electromagnetic (EM) security systems with barcode item identification. During this presentation, Dave Rosen, Sentry Custom Security, will discuss the strengths and challenges of both RFID and EM systems. He will also discuss the relative reliability and efficiencies of RFID & EM self check-out systems. Questions are not only welcomed they are encouraged

    Presenter Dave Rosen is the Library Sales Manager and has been with Sentry Custom Security for over 20 years. Sentry Custom Security provides security and information services to school, public, and academic libraries worldwide.

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • March 15, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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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
    *Metadata - what is 'data about data'
    *Understanding common metadata fields
    *Setting up a spreadsheet for your items  

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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 (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.


    As the Digitization and Archives Coordinator for LILRC, Menchise is basing these webinars on some elements of the preservation workshops she has done in the past.  The inspiration came from the "Ask An Archivist" segment she writes for the Long Island Archives Newsletter published bi-monthly for LILRC.  To see the past issues and other publications from LILRC, go to https://lilrc.org/Newsletters.

    • March 18, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Callan Bignoli and Lauren Stara will present an exploration of service design – what is it and how can it make your library better tomorrow? Services and the way we deliver them are changing very quickly and unpredictably. Being intentional about what and how we do is what we mean by service design. Digital, physical, and even philosophical: it’s all about service.

    Learning objectives:

    - Learn how to harness rapid change and community feedback to provide more responsive, user-centered library service
    - Understand the ways in which libraries straddle the physical and the digital, in areas such as service provision and collections, illuminating how they overlap and can be improved using similar philosophies
    - Embrace an openness to change as a foundation for project management, problem solving, preparing for future challenges, personal reflection and self-care, and leadership

    CALLAN BIGNOLI is the director of the library at Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts. She gathers inspiration from everywhere to inform user-centered practices and push the profession forward. Callan studies and speaks about user experience design, library management, and social issues in technology, challenging students and colleagues to fight for a more just and human future.

    LAUREN STARA is a library building specialist with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, helping public libraries around the Commonwealth improve their physical spaces. A registered architect and a librarian, she has worked in and/or consulted for libraries in eight US states, three Canadian provinces, and three Eastern European countries. She has taught at library schools in Canada and Bulgaria, and she speaks and presents frequently on library design, design thinking, and service design.

        

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • March 19, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    LILRC 7th Annual Technical Services Open Forum

    Program Schedule

    9:30 AM -  Program opens on Zoom for sign in and welcome

    10:00 AM  - Not Just a Location: Library Technical Services, Remote Work, and COVID-19

    Anna R. Craft, Coordinator of Metadata Services, University Libraries, UNC Greensboro

    While the specific tasks accomplished in academic library technical services units can vary across institutions, “technical services” has traditionally been thought of as a physical location (or locations), not just a category of work. Electronic resources and online systems--which can often be used or managed from anywhere with a reliable internet connection--have steadily grown in importance within many libraries and technical services units; but the published literature offers few examples of explorations of remote work placements for library technical services personnel.

    But what happens when physical library technical services spaces aren’t available? Library personnel around the world have grappled with this question with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has brought serious impacts to lives, communities, and organizations at all levels. This presentation will briefly look at the pre-pandemic history of remote work in library technical services and will discuss how previously identified challenges and lessons can help personnel navigate some of the issues that technical services units are confronted with as a result of the pandemic.

    Bio:
    Anna R. Craft is an associate professor at UNC Greensboro, where she serves as Coordinator of Metadata Services in the University Libraries. In a role that integrates aspects of metadata and scholarly communications, she coordinates institutional repository services, supports users of UNCG’s open access journal installation, provides scholarly communications training and development opportunities for students and faculty, and works collaboratively with personnel in and beyond Technical Services to ensure that the Libraries’ resources are discoverable and available for patrons worldwide. She is active in service and scholarship within the library profession and is a regular columnist for the journal Serials Review. She started her library career at the North Carolina State University Libraries, served as Metadata Librarian at Western Carolina University, and earned her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    11:00AM -  Let’s Talk: A Panel Discussion on COVID’s Impact on Tech Services

    Long Island academic and public librarians will share their varied workplace experiences during COVID 19 shutdowns and reopenings. 

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • March 24, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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 Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • March 25, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    This is a panel discussion with directors representing different types of libraries including public libraries, academic libraries, hospital libraries, museums, and historical societies. The target audience is for those seeking employment in libraries. The panel will discuss the skills and qualities they value in employment candidates.

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • March 29, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. (EOC) is a Non-Profit Organization that is based out of Patchogue. EOC is a multiservice agency serving all of Suffolk County with our numerous programs all of which promote self-sustainability within the community.

    Please join us for a short presentation, presented by Rich Dellasso, Outreach Coordinator of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program as we discuss what can be offered via the SSVF Program and how we can better support veterans and their families. For seven years, Rich has had the honor of serving as the Outreach Coordinator working with veterans who are either homeless or on the verge of homelessness toward getting sustainable housing.

    While housing is ultimately our goal and priority, our work doesn’t stop there. We have several channels through which veterans can get all services that may not be available to them. Also, we have an employment specialist as well as a housing counselor and healthcare navigator on our SSVF team. We want to make sure that we are touching all the bases which can help people to succeed once we step out of the picture.

    Feel free to come with questions pertaining to the subject of veterans.

    This program will include a 30 minutes presentation and the remaining time will be open for questions and discussion.

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • March 30, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Scrapbooking is the art of decorating pages with mementos, hand written and printed materials, and ephemera from the events that have touched our lives.  Unfortunately, your collection's scrapbooks might be at risk due to the types of materials used or from improper storage.

    This workshop will discuss common materials found in scrapbooks and options for long term preservation.

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    During this interruption of our normal working day, Nicole Menchise is creating live Zoom 'workshops' for the benefit of anyone interested in best practices for preservation of items at home or work.  The workshops are a combination of slides shared on the screen and hands-on techniques.

    These webinars are for those interested in getting some practical, professional advice about how to preserve your personal family archives, or are looking to learn something to bring back to their organizations.  Plan to budget 60 minutes for each meeting in order to have ample time to cover the topic and to answer comments and questions during and after the webinar.  

    As the Digitization and Archives Coordinator for LILRC, Menchise is basing these webinars on some elements of the preservation workshops she has done in the past.  The inspiration came from the "Ask An Archivist" segment she writes for the Long Island Archives Newsletter published bi-monthly for LILRC.  To see the past issues and other publications from LILRC, go to https://lilrc.org/Newsletters.
    • April 06, 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register
    Young People are immersed in so much these days, especially questioning issues around justice, judgement, fairness, and connection. Amidst today's challenging times, adults have the opportunity to help build capacity and lead young people to become the true catalysts of their own futures. The question remains how to effectively engage with young people, so they recognize their potential as leaders. Anastasia will share how she successfully collaborated with students on her award-winning book, Leadership Through the Eyes of Children and expand their understanding of what leadership looks like in contemporary times.

    Together, we will:
    - Launch a collective cycle of inquiry around leadership
    - Plan how to promote engagements by cultivating relationships
    - Use courageous conversations for meaningful connection with teens
    - Discover how libraries can provide safer spaces to give all students a voice
    - Turn self-awareness into action, upward, inward, and outward to develop leadership skills

    Presented by: ANASTASIA GAVALAS, MS SDA
    Education Specialist & Advisor
    Presenter Bio

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • April 07, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Changes to subscription philosophies, reductions in library budgets, and adjusting to the needs of an evolving user community mean that libraries and vendors are working ever-closer to arrive at a solution that meets the needs of both parties. Through years of working with libraries, Amy Thurlow saw what she perceived as differences in treatment based on gender from both the library side and from vendors. As Thurlow delved through survey results, and then through the literature, she hoped to learn this was just a misperception on her part. Instead, Thurlow and her co-researcher, Anne Cerstvik Nolan, learned about the factors at play causing these gender portrayals. In this program, they will discuss situations and experiences that happen on a daily basis, and how we can overcome those in an effort to change society and move toward equality.

    Presenters: Amy Thurlow is the Regional Sales Manager for Academic Libraries in New England and has been at EBSCO for over 16 years, mostly in the role of a vendor. She has developed close relationships with many of her customers allowing her to have deep conversations about issues such as gender issues. She is a single mother of a strong 23 year old and they often coach each other on fair treatment by society. She is passionate about equality and teaching others to identify mistreatment and how to approach the situation toward a solution.

    Anne Cerstvik Nolan has been at the Brown University Library for 28 years, first as Assistant Head of Reference and Head of Interlibrary Loan.  She was also the Electronic Resources Librarian for several years before attaining her current position as Collection Strategist for Licensing and Assessment.  Anne has worked with library vendors for over 20 years and this project was born from that work.  She is also the proud mom of two very cute Chihuahuas.

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • April 16, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    In this four-part series, Nicole Menchise, LILRC Digitization and Archives Coordinator, will explain why these documents and policies are key to the operation of an archival repository. Examples will be shared.

    The six documents are:
    Collections Management Policy -January 15th

    Temporary Custody Receipt & Deed of Gift - February 19

    Incoming & Outgoing Loan Paperwork - April 16

    Emergency/Disaster Plan - May 14

    Having policies in place allow archives professionals guidelines for collections management, future acquisitions, lending archives to other organizations for exhibition, assessing preservation needs and planning for emergencies.

    Who should attend: librarians serving local history rooms, directors and employees/volunteers of historical societies, house museums or other cultural institutions.

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    During this interruption of our normal working day, Nicole Menchise is creating live Zoom 'workshops' for the benefit of anyone interested in best practices for preservation of items at home or work.  The workshops are a combination of slides shared on the screen and hands-on techniques.

    These webinars are for those interested in getting some practical, professional advice about how to preserve your personal family archives, or are looking to learn something to bring back to their organizations.  Plan to budget 60 minutes for each meeting in order to have ample time to cover the topic and to answer comments and questions during and after the webinar.  

    As the Digitization and Archives Coordinator for LILRC, Menchise is basing these webinars on some elements of the preservation workshops she has done in the past.  The inspiration came from the "Ask An Archivist" segment she writes for the Long Island Archives Newsletter published bi-monthly for LILRC.  To see the past issues and other publications from LILRC, go to https://lilrc.org/Newsletters.

    • April 21, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    In a time of rampant, rapid disruption, how can we continue to respond to the needs of our communities and institutions while maintaining our personal well-being? What artefacts of a pre-pandemic world will we leave behind to make space for the new world we are confronted with? How do we approach the dire social, economic, and environmental predictions of the future with a healthy mindset? Join Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, author of Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library’s Future in Uncertain Times and Resilience, part of the ALA Editions’ Library Futures Series, to consider lessons learned through her work on the topic of sustainability that translate well to our world today and the post-COVID-19 era.

    Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MLS, LEED AP, is currently the executive director of the Mid-Hudson Library System in New York, a 66-member public library consortium. Co-Founder of the Sustainable Libraries Initiative at the New York Library Association and co-chair of the American Library Association's Special Task Force on Sustainability, Rebekkah is the author of Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library's Future in an Uncertain World and Resilience, part of ALA Editions' Library Futures Series as well as the Handbook for New Library Directors in New York State and is the co-author of the Handbook for Library Trustees in New York State. Rebekkah currently writes a sustainability column for Library Journal, serves on the board of the Center for the Future of Libraries, and speaks internationally on the topic of sustainability and libraries. 

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • April 23, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    This webinar will provide a brief overview of family homelessness and will detail the ways libraries can support children and families in homeless situations. Widespread economic instability and high rates of eviction over the past year have again increased the likelihood that children and families will experience homelessness, especially as restrictions and protections begin to lift. Within this context, libraries can serve as a key support and community resource for children and parents whose housing is unstable. This webinar will provide practical tips for connecting with local schools, shelters, and other community organizations to understand the nature of family homelessness in your community and to reach families where they are. I will also address the range of services and programming options that you can offer, how to address barriers to creating and sustaining these services, and how to leverage these activities to advocate for families and for libraries.

    Presented by Vikki C. Terrile, Assistant Professor, Queensborough Community College CUNY

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • April 29, 2021
    • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Co-Presented By

    Long Island Library Resources Council

    Academic and Special Libraries Division of NCLA

    Division of Academic and Special Libraries of SCLA

    Program 

    9:45 AM: Welcome and Introductions 
    10:00 AM: Dr. Judith Brown Clarke, Stony Brook University

    Presentation: "I choose to give my life for those who have been left out of the sunlight of opportunity"

    This quote from Dr. Martin Luther King resonates through the work and heart of many librarians, the holders of knowledge. Knowledge is power, the very foundation of fairness, equity, inclusion and social justice. Collectively, there is so much work to be done for creating safe and nurturing environments that affirm and value all its members. It all starts with knowledge, self-reflection, and courage...help everyone feel the sunlight! 

    Dr. Judi Brown Clarke is the Vice President for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer for Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Health System. She possesses over sixteen years on senior management teams shaping strategic plans for diversity and establishing infrastructures for inclusive excellence and equity sustainability. This includes accountability metrics that facilitate progress and the utilization of data-driven, evidence-based practices for decision making. She is adept at fostering open dialogues on difficult conversations with multiple constituencies by building trust, empowerment and skills.

    11:00 AM  Brief Break

    11:10 AM Valerie Nye, Santa Fe Community College  

    Presentation: Intellectual Freedom Stories: From a Shifting Landscape 

    Intellectual freedom is a complex concept that democracies and free societies around the world define in different ways but always strive to uphold. But what does it mean in practice? How do academic librarians handle the ethical conundrums that often accompany the commitment to defending it? Valerie Nye edited the book Intellectual Freedom Stories: From a Shifting Landscape (ALA 2020) and collected stories from librarians around the world, asking them to tell their stories.  Nye will share several of the real-world stories she collected from academic librarians to illuminate the difficulties, triumphs, and occasional setbacks of advocating for free and equal access to information for all people.  

    Valerie Nye is the Library Director at Santa Fe Community College, a position she has held for two years. She has worked in academic libraries for over 20 years and has been speaking about intellectual freedom issues at workshops and conferences for over 15 years. She is the editor of the newly published book, Intellectual Freedom Stories: From a Shifting Landscape (ALA, 2020).  She is currently serving as secretary on the Amigos Library Services board as Secretary.  Valerie holds a BA in English from Cornell College and MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

    12:00 PM Wrap Up

    The first Academic Libraries Invitational was initiated in 2015.  As suggested by the LILRC Board and approved by the Boards of ASLD and DASL, this regional academic libraries conference was officially changed to Herbert Biblo Academic Libraries Invitational in 2019 in memory of former LILRC Director Herbert Biblo.

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • May 06, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register
    This program includes a panel of new librarians who will be speaking about their experiences in how they were able to secure their first position. This will include discussions about what they found successful and unsuccessful in their job search. They will also discuss and respond to questions about things to think about in starting a new job.

    Panelists
    Shawna Gilbert, Access Services Librarian / Assistant Professor of Library Science, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
    Katie Levatino, Library Media Specialist, The Academy Charter High School
    Caterina Reed, Support Associate for Content Acquisitions and Services - Stony Brook University Libraries
    Dana Reijerkerk, Knowledge Management and Digital Asset Librarian, Stony Brook University
    Rebecca Werginz, Adult and Teen Services Librarian, Pauline Haass Public Library, Sussex, WI

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • May 14, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register


    In this four-part series, Nicole Menchise, LILRC Digitization and Archives Coordinator, will explain why these documents and policies are key to the operation of an archival repository. Examples will be shared.

    The six documents are:
    Collections Management Policy -January 15th

    Temporary Custody Receipt & Deed of Gift - February 19

    Incoming & Outgoing Loan Paperwork - April 16

    Emergency/Disaster Plan - May 14

    Having policies in place allow archives professionals guidelines for collections management, future acquisitions, lending archives to other organizations for exhibition, assessing preservation needs and planning for emergencies.

    Who should attend: librarians serving local history rooms, directors and employees/volunteers of historical societies, house museums or other cultural institutions.

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    During this interruption of our normal working day, Nicole Menchise is creating live Zoom 'workshops' for the benefit of anyone interested in best practices for preservation of items at home or work.  The workshops are a combination of slides shared on the screen and hands-on techniques.

    These webinars are for those interested in getting some practical, professional advice about how to preserve your personal family archives, or are looking to learn something to bring back to their organizations.  Plan to budget 60 minutes for each meeting in order to have ample time to cover the topic and to answer comments and questions during and after the webinar.  

    As the Digitization and Archives Coordinator for LILRC, Menchise is basing these webinars on some elements of the preservation workshops she has done in the past.  The inspiration came from the "Ask An Archivist" segment she writes for the Long Island Archives Newsletter published bi-monthly for LILRC.  To see the past issues and other publications from LILRC, go to https://lilrc.org/Newsletters.

    • May 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    • 10
    Register
    ERASE Racism is a regional nonprofit organization on Long Island with a mission to increase understanding of how structural racism and segregation impact our communities and region through research, policy, and advocacy. Our program, Structural Racism on Long Island, begins with an understanding of "whiteness" as a concept and the meaning and function of white privilege. It will then address how structural racism was embedded into the development of Long Island. It will then connect this history and context to its ongoing impact, particularly as it relates to housing and education. Our program is interactive and conversational, aiming to engage participants in a vulnerable, honest conversation about how race continues to affect opportunity structures locally, regionally, and nationally, and how we can make positive change in our communities.

    There will be a $25 fee for no-shows. This is only open to LILRC members.

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

     

    • June 03, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register


    Do you dread genealogy questions at the reference desk? Overwhelmed by the seasoned genealogist's details? April Earle will walk us through answering some of the most common and daunting genealogy reference questions using FamilySearch and other free websites.

    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.

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    During this interruption of our normal working day, Nicole Menchise is creating live Zoom 'workshops' for the benefit of anyone interested in best practices for preservation of items at home or work.  The workshops are a combination of slides shared on the screen and hands-on techniques.

    These webinars are for those interested in getting some practical, professional advice about how to preserve your personal family archives, or are looking to learn something to bring back to their organizations.  Plan to budget 60 minutes for each meeting in order to have ample time to cover the topic and to answer comments and questions during and after the webinar.  

    As the Digitization and Archives Coordinator for LILRC, Menchise is basing these webinars on some elements of the preservation workshops she has done in the past.  The inspiration came from the "Ask An Archivist" segment she writes for the Long Island Archives Newsletter published bi-monthly for LILRC.  To see the past issues and other publications from LILRC, go to https://lilrc.org/Newsletters.

    • June 04, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    Gary J. Jordan, Public Affairs Officer at NASA, will share the origins of Houston We Have a Podcast along with stories of podcasting guests, insights into NASA's behind-the-scenes operations, metrics, and agency strategy.Bring your podcasting questions!

    Presenter Gary Jordan has been working at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX for 6 years. His responsibilities include managing media relations for the International Space Station (ISS), Commercial low-Earth orbit and Commercial Crew; leading the digital multimedia content team; hosting live television commentary of dynamic spaceflight in Mission Control Houston; and producing and hosting “Houston We Have a Podcast.”

    Gary first started at NASA in 2012 through their Pathways Internship program while he was still a student at Penn State University. As an intern, he directed and edited a parody music video titled “NASA Johnson Style,” which now has over 6.5 million views on YouTube.

    In 2014, Gary began his career as a full-time NASA employee in internal communications where he lead a team to unify communication platforms and standardize branding, for which he would be awarded the NASA’s Trailblazer Award in 2016. He also ran an internal engagement campaign for 10,000 employees and contractors that was centered around the book and feature film “The Martian” and included stage presentations, written products, and unique experiences like an employee screening.

    For the past 3 years, Gary has been a part of the external communication team at NASA where his primary newsroom beats are overseeing the public messaging for the International Space Station (ISS) Program, an orbiting space laboratory that is nearing 20 years of continuous human presence; and the Commercial Crew Program, a program that is working closely with SpaceX and Boeing to launch humans from American soil. He also supports the Commercial low-Earth orbit (LEO) program that is working to develop a robust commercial economy in low-Earth orbit in which NASA can be one of many customers purchasing services.

    This program is being presented in cooperation with NASA's Solar System Ambassador program. For more information on the program, visit https://solarsystem1.jpl.nasa.gov/ssa/home.cfm

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • June 15, 2021
    • 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register


    2021 Virtual LILRC Annual Membership Meeting!  


    Tentative Schedule
    9:45am - 10:00am - Registration (waiting room will begin at 9:45am, Check in will begin at 10am; Meeting will be locked at 10:15am)
    10:00am - Welcome
    10:05am - Business Meeting
    Break
    10:35 - Keynote Address: Dr. Kawanna Bright, Conducting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Audits in Library & Information Organizations: Overview, Steps, and Best Practices;

    Break
    11:45 - 2020 Technology and Innovation Grant Recipients Presentations
    12:30 - Farewell

    Keynote Description
    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) audits offer library and information organizations (LIOs) a strategic method for assessing their DEI efforts. However, the execution of these audits can be complicated, time-consuming, and expensive. With no standardized methods currently available, many LIOs find themselves struggling to even know where to begin process. This presentation will offer attendees an overview of what a DEI audit is designed to do, discuss the general steps to take when conducting an audit, and offer best practices for conducting an audit that will meet the needs of your organization. Dr. Bright will also share an example of an auditing tool currently under development that may be of interest to attendees.

    Dr. Kawanna BrightKeynote Presenter: Kawanna Bright, PhD, MLIS, is Assistant Professor of Library Science at East Carolina University. Dr. Bright earned her PhD in Research Methods and Statistics from the University of Denver in 2018.  Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Bright worked as an academic librarian for twelve years, with a focus on reference, instructional services, and information literacy.  She earned her MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool in 2003.  Dr. Bright’s current research focuses on assessment in libraries, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in libraries, the application of research methodology to the study of library and information science, and the importance of the liaison librarianship role in academic libraries. Her work with Dr. Amy VanScoy (University at Buffalo) to investigate the reference and information services experience of librarians of color received a 2014 ALA Diversity Research Grant and was awarded the 2017 Beta Phi Mu-Library Research Round Table Research Paper Award.  Among other projects, Dr. Bright is continuing her efforts to develop a standardized DEI assessment tool for academic libraries in the hopes of moving the assessment of DEI away from simply counting “diverse” employees.  

    Additional information about Dr. Bright

    Technology and Innovation Grant Award Recipients:

    • Bayport-Blue Point Library, Preserving Historian
    • Lindenhurst Memorial Library, Digitization of Local Newspaper
    • Northport-East Northport Public Library, Microfilm & Digitization of Local Newspapers
    • Adelphi University, Build an Information Literacy app
    • Great Neck Library, Mixed Reality
    • Southold Historical Society, Broadening Access
    • West Babylon Public Library, Explorer Steam Bags

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

    • July 20, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register
    In the 21st century there is a constant rise in library patron needs and expectations. As dwindling budgets and less staff prevail, libraries are looking at new models of outreach and engagement to prove their value. Looking through a “creative” lens focuses on “what is possible” and encourages individuals and organizations to work in unconventional ways while using tools which are readily and easily accessible for teaching, learning, or solving problems.

    Creativity and playful experiences can be freeing and allow for spontaneity, which is crucial when performing scholarly research, solving problems, or honing life-long learning skills. But also, these casual teaching moments provide opportunities for patrons to engage with library staff in non-traditional ways. Playful learning is a dynamic and creative way to highlight collections and services which can also be assessed to help capture and share the value and importance of an organization.

    Throughout this presentation viewers will learn more about creativity in libraries, the skills and tools needed to “be creative”, and how to implement and embrace a culture of creativity within their own work lives.

    Presenter: Megan Lotts is the Art Librarian at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where she teaches research workshops, builds collections, facilitates programming and events, and closely engages with students and faculty researching in the Arts. Lotts has presented her research both nationally and internationally and has published articles in portal: Libraries and the Academy, Art Documentation, Journal of Library Administration, and College and Research Libraries News. Her first book titled, Advancing a Culture of Creativity in Libraries: Programming and Engagement, will be published by American Libraries Association and available in July of 2021. Her research interests include creativity, outreach & engagement, makerspaces, play, and the work of library liaisons. She is known for her work implementing LEGO® play, curating the exhibition spaces at the Rutgers University Art Library, as well as teaching a semester long seminar “Playing to Learn in Higher Education.”

    Megan earned her MFA (2004) and MLIS (2007) from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has a BFA in Painting (2000) and BFA in Art History (2002) from the University of Illinois- Champaign-Urbana. She currently lives in New Brunswick, NJ where she continues to explore, make, and engage in daily activities involving creativity and play.

    Code of Conduct

    For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@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.

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