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    • May 26, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Join your fellow social media librarians for our next virtual meet up. We will have an open conversation about new and ongoing challenges. All are welcome!


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    Code of Conduct

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

    No Professional Development Hours  

    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 02, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Great Neck Library is the custodian of the microfilm reels of the Nassau Alphabetical of New York City Telephone Directories (Nassau County) collection, dating from January 1913 through December 1974. Recently digitally reformatted, these directories will soon be available online through the Great Neck Public Library Website and New York Heritage. The Directories are a resource like no other, giving a snapshot of who lived where and confirming residency at any specific time.

    Christy Orquera, Local History Librarian at Great Neck Public Library, will walk us through the information found in the directory and offer real world examples of research questions posed by insurance agents, realtors, previous homeowners, genealogists and biographers, from across the country.

    This project was funded by an RDBD Grant through the Long Island Library Resources Council.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • June 03, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    This training is an LGBTQ+ 102 level training designed to help participants who already have a basic understanding of the LGBTQ+ community increase their social justice skills.

    As such, this workshop will include active engagement in role plays and experiential activities. 

    Workshop Overview:

    • LGBTQ Recent Terminology
    • Current research on psychosocial stressors affecting LGBTQ people
    • Methods for Creating Inclusive Environments for LGBTQ peoples
    • Engaging in experiential activities to increase skill sets for navigating difficult situations
    • Engaging in advocacy role plays to practice social justice interventions

    It is not required that you had attended LGTBQ Cultural Awareness Training Part 1 to attend this program, there will be a brief refresher of the previous program. 

    *If you have a specific scenario or questions you would like to see addressed in this program, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.  We will do our best to address them. 

    To ensure a safe space for open discussion, this program will not be recorded.  No slide deck will be shared.  

    About The Presenter: 

    Dr. Samuel M. Colbert, PhD is a Counseling Psychologist. He earned his PhD at Ball State University and currently works as a couples and individual therapist at Philadelphia Couples Therapy, a private group practice in Philadelphia, PA. He recently completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at University of Pennsylvania’s (UPenn’s) counseling center. He received his master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Ball State University and his Bachelor of Arts at SUNY Geneseo. 

    Sam’s previous teaching experience includes serving as instructor of record for undergraduate courses, including: Human Sexuality, Multicultural Counseling and Fundamentals of Counseling Skills. He has presented LGBTQ Skill Building Workshops to Psychologists at the Annual American Psychological Convention, National Rehabilitation Psychological Conference, and to Fellows at John’s Hopkins. Prior to graduate school he conducted 261 LGBTQ cultural awareness trainings to varied audiences ranging from elementary school students to university faculty and staff. Informed from his teaching and training experiences, Sam has recently co-authored a chapter in Navigating Difficult Teaching Moments in Teaching Diversity and Social Justice published by the American Psychological Association. Sam’s research includes exploring factors leading to the health and well-being of gender and sexual minority people possessing intersecting identities. In addition to research, teaching and training, he has provided hundreds of hours of individual, group, and couples therapy to clients with various presenting concerns. Sam is excited to share his passion for learning, teaching, and training with the Long Island Library Resources Council!

    To see some of Sam’s recent videos, you can follow him on Instagram or on TikTok at @sam_colbert_phd

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • June 07, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom
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    Critical Librarianship is about applying principles of social justice to our work in libraries. Critical Librarianship is rooted in critical theory, which attempts to identify, examine, and disrupt inequitable systems. It begins when we recognize that libraries and library work are not neutral spaces, and supports critical thinking, information literacy, lifelong learning, and inclusive and ethical publishing.

    Presenter: Samantha Walsh, MLS, MA, Manager of Information & Education Services at the Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will give us an introduction to critical librarianship and how to practice it in all libraries, ending with a focus on academic and health sciences libraries.

    Sign on starts at 9:30 AM. MEDLI Business Meeting to follow 11 AM—12PM.

     

    Co-presented by Long Island Library Resources Council

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    Code of Conduct

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

    1.0 Professional Development Hour earned by all attendees. 

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

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

    • June 08, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Please join LILRC for a conversation with Kacen Callender (they/them), a bestselling and award winning author of fiction books for children, teens, and adults, including King and the Dragonflies (2020 National Book Award Winner 2021, Coretta Scott King Honor Book 2021, Lambda Literary Award Winner 2021), Felix Ever After (Stonewall Honor Book 2021, A Time Magazine Best YA Book of All Time) Hurricane Child (Stonewall Book Award Winner 2019, Lambda Literary Award Winner 2019), and the upcoming Moonflower (July 2022). Kacen will speak about their books and then participate in a moderated conversation with attendees.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • June 10, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    In our increasingly litigious business world, it is an imperative that Library Administrators be aware of the daily risks that they face while trying to serve the public. A failure to have basic risk management awareness skills can expose an organization to avoidable legal liability. This program will facilitate an understanding, methodology and best practices of risk management.

    Presented by Prof. Josh Bienstock, J.D., L.L.M., Associate Professor of Business Law, New York Institute of Technology, School of Management

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • June 14, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Brentwood Public Library (with a view only zoom option)
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    LILRC is excited to invite you to our 2022 Annual Membership Meeting.    We will be offering both an in-person and zoom (view only) option.  

    The in-person event will be held at Brentwood Public Library, breakfast will be provided.  

    Agenda

    8:30am - 10:00am - Check-in and Breakfast

    10:00am - Welcome (Zoom option will open)

    10:05am - Business Meeting

    Break

    10:35Keynote Address: Pandit Dasa, Mindful Leadership: Walking the Talk (presenting virtually)

    Break

    11:45 - 2021 Technology and Innovation Grant Recipients Presentations

    12:30 - Farewell

    Keynote Presentation: 

    Leaders set the tone and mood for the rest of the organization. To fully inspire and bring out the best from the workforce, leadership has to lead by example and “walk the talk.” They can’t say one thing and do another. To attract, engage and retain top talent, leaders need to create more human and employee-centered workplace environments.  

    This talk will address the importance for leadership of all levels to not only set the right example, but also, on a regular basis, appreciate the contributions of their workforce, communicate mindfully to encourage and inspire, lead with humility and without ego and manage their emotions. The research on mindfulness and its application for the workplace will also be presented.

    After this keynote, participants will be able to:

    1. Improve their level of self-awareness
    2. Communicate mindfully and with compassion
    3. Lead with confidence combined with humility
    4. Better manage their emotions to remain calm during challenging situations
    5. Implement mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve focus and productivity

    Meet Our Keynote:  

    Pandit Dasa is a Mindful Leadership Expert, author and motivational keynote speaker. His inspirational speeches aim to create a more mindful workplace culture which increases productivity and improves retention. He encourages leadership and co-workers to appreciate and celebrate the success and contributions of others. This attitude fosters trust, enhances teamwork and greatly impacts employee performance. He emphasizes the importance of leading without ego and highlights the importance of cultivating self-awareness and personal growth and development. 

    Pandit captures the audience's attention by sharing his journey on how and why he spent 15 years living as a monk in New York City, the incredible life and leadership lessons he learned from that experience and why he's no longer a monk. His story is chronicled in his book, Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness and the Divine. His second book, Closing the App: How to be Mindful at Work and at Home is filled with practical and relevant tips on being mindful in all aspects of life.

    Pandit Dasa has spoken to many Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Some of the organizations he has spoken to are: 

    Google, NASA, London Stock Exchange, Citibank, IBM, State Farm, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Kellogg’s, Cadillac, ADP, Nationwide Insurance, Whirlpool, SAP, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, AMC Theatres, Intel, WeWork, Royal Bank of Canada, AMC Networks, Novartis, Comcast, TD Ameritrade, JPMorgan Chase, The World Bank, World Government Summit, SHRM National Convention, Oracle HCM Convention and many others.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • June 16, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    Please join LILRC to learn about local and national reproductive health resources for patrons. The program will review the need for these resources and will include an interactive discussion on the foreseeable impact of the recently leaked Supreme Court decision on Roe. There will also be conversation on what our roles, as librarians, can be in providing confidential support and resources.

    You will learn:

    • The history of the fight for reproductive and abortion rights
    • What the reversal of Roe v. Wade could mean for reproductive health decisions and privacy
    • The potential increased impact on low income, minority, and non-English speaking communities that already experience barriers to healthcare
    • The impact on the transgender community
    • How to be supportive and compassionate while working with patrons

    Presented by: Heather Simonson, Sea Change Holistic Wellness Center

    *This program will not be recorded. 

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  


    • June 21, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Volunteers for Wildlife will present on a new library partnership iniative to benefit libraries in underserved Long Island communities.

    Volunteers for Wildlife is celebrating 40 years dedicated to the preservation of Long Island's wildlife and wild places through education and rehabilitation. All of their education programs feature their resident non-releasable wildlife or "Animal Ambassadors" that they take to schools, libraries, community centers, scouts programs, etc., to educate and inspire.

    Through grant funding, Volunteers for Wildlife will offer their children's programs at no cost to Long Island libraries in underserved communities. Participants will learn how to request their libraries receive the grant-funded programming.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • June 22, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Learn how archivists in the field use the equipment at hand to scan items like atlas plates and photographs that are oversized, curling or fragile. This is a practical guide to creating a good working environment suitable for digitizing on a budget. Using the latest presentation technology, this next Digitization Series program will be hosted at the LILRC Scan Center.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • June 29, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting

    This program will offer open discussion and tips on how to manage a library in a post pandemic world.  The program will cover both staff and patron issues.  Topics include remote work for staff, remote vs in person programs, the psychological toll the pandemic has taken on both staff and patrons, the mindfulness approach to work, a revised service model and moving forward keeping both staff and patrons safe. 

    There will be time for Q&A and discussion. 

    Presented by Victor Caputo, Director, The Bryant Library

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • June 30, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    There are 7.7 BILLION people in the world, do we really believe there’s only two types of us?  For centuries American infrastructure has been built on the socially constructed ideal that all humans are either men or women, boys or girls.  What if ideal were different?  In this 90-minute workshop participants will build a dynamic understanding of what Gender is, what it isn’t, how it impacts each and everyone one of us and how gender has been defined and designed differently in other cultures well before America ever existed.


    Elizabeth Munsky is an LGBTQIA+ Advocacy Consultant with over 10 years of LGBTQ+ advocacy, education, policy and program development experience.  Elizabeth specializes in policy analysis and program development for local and city governmental agencies.  Throughout her career she has assisted local public schools, tech industry leaders, small non-profits, local and city government agencies of all sizes, and everywhere in-between; all with the goal of pushing the needle of progress, support and affirmation for LGBTQIA+ people forward.  Currently she works as the Executive Director of LGBTQIA+ Affairs at the New York City Department of Correction.  As a self-defined educator and experiential learner, Elizabeth hopes that she can learn as much for those attending her workshops as they do from her. 

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • July 12, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Please join LILRC to meet librarian and author Eva Jurczyk and hear her discuss her acclaimed mystery novel, The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections (Poisoned Pen Press, 2022).

    “Toronto librarian Jurczyk’s first novel is a valentine to librarians that doesn’t shy away from their dark sides.” Kirkus.

    “The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, by far the catchiest book title of the year, is written for book lovers who will no doubt dive in and devour it just like real a bookworm. Eva Jurczyk provides a behind the curtains look at the rare book community, insightfully examining the makeup of the bibliophiles who populate it.” New York Journal of Books.

    Eva Jurczyk is a writer and librarian living in Toronto. She has written for Jezebel, The Awl, The Rumpus and Publishers Weekly. Her first novel, THE DEPARTMENT OF RARE BOOKS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS was published in January 2022 and was an IndieNext and LibraryReads pick.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • July 14, 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Many library workers have the best of intentions. They think they know their users very well, but they don't. Many spend hours promoting events and programs, services, and resources, but there are so many "no shows," or the services being promoted are not being used. This is simply because many library workers become heavily involved in marketing and promotional activities, but they fail to do their research. Marketing is often done backwards, or "upside down," meaning that we engage in marketing activities and then follow up with assessment. This is known as upside down (or backwards) marketing. When engaging in marketing activities, library workers must study their users first to determine their needs, expectations, and desires. Data should drive your library's marketing activities. In this 90 minute practical webinar, the presenter will describe the process of conducting market research and explain why it's so important to study your audience first before endeavouring in costly and time consuming marketing activities.

    Learning Outcomes:

    In this 90 minute webinar, participants will learn how to:

    1.  understand market research, and how it applies to libraries and information
    2.  organizations distinguish between the concepts of market research and marketing research
    3. identify your target market and target audiences
    4. utilize primary and secondary research techniques to study your library community
    5. engage in self-assessment instruments such as a SWOT analysis and perceptual map
    Presenter:

    Mark Aaron Polger is an academic librarian and information literacy instructor who has been working in libraries since 1988. He received his MLIS degree in 2000 from the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada) and has worked as a librarian in public, hospital, and academic libraries. Currently, he is the Coordinator of Library Outreach at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CUNY). He has been deeply engaged in working in various library signage activities since 2012. He has written about library signage audits in journals and other publications and has presented nationally at library conferences.

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

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • July 15, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    While many businesses and agencies place rainbow stickers on their walls and make statements of being “LGBTQ+ Friendly”, this workshop will take you steps further.  We must go beyond being “friendly” and be supportive and affirm the identities of all the patrons walking through our doors.  Building upon earlier workshops on understanding the LGBTQ+ community; Participants will be provided ways to use their knowledge to build affirming and supportive spaces within their agency for the LGBTQ+ Community.   


    Elizabeth Munsky is an LGBTQIA+ Advocacy Consultant with over 10 years of LGBTQ+ advocacy, education, policy and program development experience.  Elizabeth specializes in policy analysis and program development for local and city governmental agencies.  Throughout her career she has assisted local public schools, tech industry leaders, small non-profits, local and city government agencies of all sizes, and everywhere in-between; all with the goal of pushing the needle of progress, support and affirmation for LGBTQIA+ people forward.  Currently she works as the Executive Director of LGBTQIA+ Affairs at the New York City Department of Correction.  As a self-defined educator and experiential learner, Elizabeth hopes that she can learn as much for those attending her workshops as they do from her. 


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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • July 19, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    • 14
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    This course will focus on using art materials and the creative process to help people explore emotions, build self-esteem, reduce anxiety, develop coping skills, and connect with themselves. By using creative techniques such as painting, drawing, sculpture and writing with your participants, they can better express themselves to foster healing and mental well-being. When creating art, people are able to focus on their own perceptions and imagination to gain personal insight and develop new ways of coping with life’s stressors. No special talent or artistic ability is required, and the creative process is beneficial for people of all ages. 

    Course Objectives:

    • Understand the goals of using art and writing to express oneself
    • Experience the creative process to promote healing, creativity, and wellness
    • Discuss evidence-based research showing the arts promote mental health
    • Choose art directives to guide participants through multiple activities for self-expression
    • Explain the importance of reflection after making art
    • Plan applicable prompts for reflection to guide participants as they share their art 

    Note: Please have a few pieces of paper on hand as well as a pencil and something to color with in order to fully participate in this workshop

    Presented by: Danielle Cacioppo, Director of Programs Development & Michael Chiappone, LCSW, Founder and Owner of Chi Professional Development 

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • July 20, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    How did newspapers on Long Island and throughout New York State report on Holocaust era events such as the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses, the German American Bund rally at Madison Square Garden and FDR’s plan to create a free port for refugees at Fort Ontario in Oswego? The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s History Unfolded: US Newspapers and the Holocaust project needs your help to find out.

    In this remote/hands-on workshop, participants will learn what the History Unfolded citizen history project is, engage in a model program (a “research sprint”), and then discuss how the History Unfolded project can be a great fit for libraries looking to get patrons and staff using their microfilmed or digitized historical newspapers collections.

    Program attendees must create a free History Unfolded account before the event in order to participate in the research sprint. Please create your History Unfolded account here in order to participate fully in this workshop.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • July 21, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Using Microsoft Excel, attendees will learn the basics of using spreadsheets including entering data, formatting data, and creating basic formulas. Attendees will also learn how to create graphs and improve the display for reports.

    Presented by Albert Tablante, MLS, MALET.

    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

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

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

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

    • August 10, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom
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    As library professionals your roles impact community well beyond the walls of library.  You can provide unmatched support to your community.  Actions that may feel small to some, such as providing a meeting space to young activists, have immense impact on members of community and the community as whole.  This workshop will provide actionable steps you and your agency can take to push the needle of progress forward in your community.


    Elizabeth Munsky is an LGBTQIA+ Advocacy Consultant with over 10 years of LGBTQ+ advocacy, education, policy and program development experience.  Elizabeth specializes in policy analysis and program development for local and city governmental agencies.  Throughout her career she has assisted local public schools, tech industry leaders, small non-profits, local and city government agencies of all sizes, and everywhere in-between; all with the goal of pushing the needle of progress, support and affirmation for LGBTQIA+ people forward.  Currently she works as the Executive Director of LGBTQIA+ Affairs at the New York City Department of Correction.  As a self-defined educator and experiential learner, Elizabeth hopes that she can learn as much for those attending her workshops as they do from her. 


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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • August 17, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    In an engaging narrative, The Jews of Long Island tells the story of how Jewish communities were established and developed east of New York City, from Great Neck to Greenport and Cedarhurst to Sag Harbor. Including peddlers, farmers, and factory workers struggling to make a living, as well as successful merchants and even wealthy industrialists like the Guggenheims.

    Presenter:

    Brad Kolodny spent six years researching how, when, and why Jewish families settled and thrived there. Archival material, including census records, newspaper accounts, never-before-published photos, and personal family histories illuminate Jewish life and experiences during these formative years. With over 4,400 names of people who lived in Nassau and Suffolk counties prior to the end of World War I, The Jews of Long Island is a fascinating history of those who laid the foundation for what has become the fourth largest Jewish community in the United States today. Brad Kolodny is president and founder of the Jewish Historical Society of Long Island and the author of Seeking Sanctuary: 125 Years of Synagogues on Long Island.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • August 26, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    As employees are being asked to return to work as COVID 19 winds down, many are resisting and seeking to continue to work remotely. Employers are finding that it is beneficial to have a hybrid workforce model where some work at the brick-and-mortar location and some work remotely. This so-called hybrid model is presenting managers with unique challenges. This program will offer strategies to maintain harmony and productivity in the hybrid work environment.

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

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • August 30, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Join LILRC to meet bestselling author Jamie Ford and to discuss his work, including his new acclaimed novel, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy (Atria, August 2, 2022), in a moderated conversation. LILRC members who attend will be eligible to win hardcover copies of the book as door prizes.

    About the Book:

    “Dorothy Moy breaks her own heart for a living.

    As Washington’s former poet laureate, that’s how she describes channeling her dissociative episodes and mental health struggles into her art. But when her five-year-old daughter exhibits similar behavior and begins remembering things from the lives of their ancestors, Dorothy believes the past has truly come to haunt her. Fearing that her child is predestined to endure the same debilitating depression that has marked her own life, Dorothy seeks radical help.

    Through an experimental treatment designed to mitigate inherited trauma, Dorothy intimately connects with past generations of women in her family: Faye Moy, a nurse in China serving with the Flying Tigers; Zoe Moy, a student in England at a famous school with no rules; Lai King Moy, a girl quarantined in San Francisco during a plague epidemic; Greta Moy, a tech executive with a unique dating app; and Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to set foot in America.

    As painful recollections affect her present life, Dorothy discovers that trauma isn’t the only thing she’s inherited. A stranger is searching for her in each time period. A stranger who’s loved her through all of her genetic memories. Dorothy endeavors to break the cycle of pain and abandonment, to finally find peace for her daughter, and gain the love that has long been waiting, knowing she may pay the ultimate price.”

    Source: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Many-Daughters-of-Afong-Moy/Jamie-Ford/9781982158217

    About Jamie Ford:

    Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from Hoiping, China to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the western name Ford, thus confusing countless generations. His debut novel,  Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list and went on to win the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. His work has been translated into thirty-five languages. Having grown up in Seattle, he now lives in Montana with his wife and a one-eyed pug.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  


    • September 13, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Your Management Philosophy [Session 1]

    Before you can craft overarching HR philosophies for your organization, you need to know who you are as a manager. Participants will learn how to determine what their management values are and how their values relate to the library’s values before crafting a management philosophy statement.

    Laying the Foundation: Developing Your HR Philosophies

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

    Presenters:

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

    Kathy Parker was the director of the Glenwood-Lynwood (IL) Public Library District from 2002-2018 after serving as Assistant Director at the Harvey (IL) Public Library.

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

    This program will not be recorded. 

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • September 21, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Join LILRC to hear author and journalist Wayne Hoffman speak on his recent memoir, The End of Her: Racing Against Alzheimers to Solve A Murder (Heliotrope Books, 2022).

    The End of Her, Hoffman’s nonfiction debut, is a true crime memoir about his efforts to uncover the facts about his great-grandmother’s murder, while watching his own mother’s decline from dementia. One reviewer called the book “a murder mystery wrapped like a delicious knish around a familial love story,” while a historian praised it as “meticulously researched and skillfully written.” Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review, calling it “riveting” and “a unique addition to the cold case subgenre, and a powerful mix of true crime and family memoir.”

    From: http://waynehoffmanwriter.com/index.php?/about-the-book/

    About Wayne Hoffman:

    Wayne Hoffman has published three novels: Hard and its sequel An Older Man are both published by Bear Bones Books, while the Stonewall Book Award-winning Sweet Like Sugar is published by Kensington Books. He is also a contributor to several anthologies. By day, Wayne is a journalist: His cultural reporting has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Village Voice, The Nation, The Forward, Billboard and The Advocate. He is executive editor of Tablet Magazine.

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • November 10, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Your Hiring Philosophy [Session 2]

    Once a director knows what their values are as a manager, they can turn to determining how the library as a whole should approach HR. The first step in that process is defining the library’s approach to hiring, which is the first interaction you will have with future employees. In this session, participants will learn about hiring best practices and how to craft a hiring philosophy that aligns with how the library sees itself. We will then have a chance for participants to start crafting their library’s hiring philosophy.

    Laying the Foundation: Developing Your HR Philosophies

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

    Presenters:

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

    Kathy Parker was the director of the Glenwood-Lynwood (IL) Public Library District from 2002-2018 after serving as Assistant Director at the Harvey (IL) Public Library.

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

    This program will not be recorded. 

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

    • December 09, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Each year our federal, state and local legislators promulgate more and more employment related legislation. To further complicate matters the courts and administrative agencies are actively regulating and interpreting the laws. This workshop will offer the participants updates on key legislation, court decisions and administrative actions with an eye to updating employee handbooks for the upcoming year.

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

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    Code of Conduct

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

    Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

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

    If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

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