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    • February 27, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Training Room
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    Microsoft Excel is a popular and powerful software widely used in any professions including public libraries. In this hands-on class, you will learn the basics of creating, formatting, editing, sorting worksheets, how to use simple formulas and functions, prepare to print and share with colleagues.

    Presenter: Shuqian Zhang, Technology Librarian, The Bryant Library

    A certificate for 2 Professional Development Hours (.2 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    • February 27, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Training Room
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    Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing software capable of creating professional documents such as newsletters, brochures, bookmarks, flyers, certificates, and more.  In this hands-on class, you will learn how to create, format, edit, design, and share your publications.

    Presenter: Shuqian Zhang, Technology Librarian, The Bryant Library

    A certificate for 2 Professional Development Hours (.2 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    • March 03, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Blue Room
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    ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT) is hosting a panel to jump-start your career featuring Shannon Jones, Natalie Ornat and Laura Tadena!  Join us on March 3, 2020 for a group viewing of this webinar.

    This moderated panel will discuss Career Planning for Early Career Librarians. Panelists will share how they personally navigated through career planning, imposter syndrome, professional networking, and scholarship to obtain successful career goals in the library profession. They will offer actionable tips to bring clarity to your career trajectory; whether you are new to your role or want to make changes, you can benefit from this talented panel as they share stories of initiative and gumption.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Participants will be able to differentiate between Early Career Librarian and Mid-level Librarian.
    • Participants will be able to apply tips on career planning to their own professional careers.
    • Participants will be able to identify common career challenges for early career professionals, and articulate creative solutions for overcoming or working around them.

    Moderator:
    LaQuanda T. Onyemeh, MLIS, M.Ed, Training & Consultant Partner at ProQuest, WOC+Lib Co-Founder

    Panelists:

    • Shannon Jones, MLS, MEd, AHIP, Director of Libraries Medical of South Carolina
    • Laura Tadena, MLIS, Inclusive Services Consultant at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission
    •  Natalie Ornat, MLIS, ALA Emerging Leader, Humanities Librarian UNC-Charlotte

    A certificate for 1 Professional Development Hours (.1 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    • March 05, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Training Room
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    In this three-session hands-on class, students will learn how to code using Python, a high-level, general-purpose language that can be used for desktop GUI applications as well as website applications.  Python is developed under an OSI-approved open source license and can be easy to pick up whether you're a first time programmer or you're experienced with other languages.  This all day hands-on class consists of three 2-hour sessions and students are required to attend all three sessions.

    Session 1 (9:30AM - 11:30AM) - Students will learn basic Python variables and functions.
    Session 2 (12:30PM - 2:30PM) - Students will learn all about using loops and logic to being coding.
    Session 3 (3:00PM - 5:00PM) - Students will take their Python knowledge and learn to build a mini-program.

    Presenter: Roberto Peraza, Sharper Training Solutions, Inc.

    Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.  Please feel free to bring your own lunch. There will be a one-hour lunch break from 11:30am to 12:30pm.

    A certificate for 6 Professional Development Hours (.6 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    • March 06, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Auditorium
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    A panel of five librarians from academic and public librarianship will share advice and best practices for publishing articles and books in the field of library science. 

    A Path to Getting Published
    Jennifer A. DeVito, Director of Access & User Services, Stony Brook University Libraries

    The prospect of researching and writing for publication can be intimidating. For many of us, it’s a requirement to further our career and for some it’s a way to share knowledge and give back to the profession. While there isn’t one “right way” to getting academic work published, there are some ways that writers can identify topics on which to write, organize projects, locate sources for publication, and, importantly, finish and submit articles for publication.

    Making Your Writing Discoverable
    Clara Y. Tran, Head, Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University Libraries

    The advance of technology makes it much easier to promote and organize your newly-published articles online. Sharing your new publication link on social media is one great way to improve the visibility of your work. Evidently, the rapid growth and development of researcher networking systems and social networking platforms plays an important role in improving the connection of researchers academically and socially. This presentation will discuss some useful tools used in researcher networking systems such as ORCID and Google Scholar profiles, and social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, that can maximize your article’s visibility.  

    Flipping the Book: How Public Librarians get Published
    Chris DeCristafaro, Technology Librarian and Coordinator, Sachem Public Library
    James Hutter, Head of Computer Services, Port Washington Public Library
    Nick Tanzi,  Assistant Director, South Huntington Public Library

    Discover the how and the why of publishing as a public librarian. Learn why public librarians should work towards publishing materials for professional development.

    About the Panel:
    Chris DeCristofaro is the Technology Librarian and Coordinator of Sachem Public Library's Studio makerspaces.  Previous to Chris' work at Sachem, he was a part time librarian at the Longwood Public Library.  Chris has been a speaker at various conferences discussing podcasting and various library technology.  Chris is also co-host of the podcast "The Library Pros" interviewing library professionals from across the globe about libraries and their tech.

    Jennifer A. DeVito is the Director of Access & User Services, which includes circulation, reserves and interlibrary loan, at the Stony Brook University Libraries. Her professional and research interests include library leadership and management, resource sharing and access to information, instructional design, academic integrity and information literacy.

    James Hutter is a Technology Librarian, currently serving as Head of Computer Services at the Port Washington Public Library and as Vice President / President-Elect of the Nassau County Library Association. Throughout the years, James has presented seminars, workshops, and webinars covering topics such digital privacy, video gaming in libraries, 3D printing design, and general technology trends.

    Nick Tanzi is the Assistant Director of the South Huntington Public Library. He is the author of the books Making the Most of Digital Collections Through Training and Outreach (2016) and Best Technologies for Public Libraries (2020), and writes “The Wired Library” column for Public Libraries Magazine. 

    Clara Y. Tran is the Head of Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University Libraries.  She is the liaison to the Departments of Chemistry, Engineering, Geosciences, and the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Honors Program.  Her research interests include bibilometrics, information literacy, data management, and open access.

    A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (.15 CEUs) will be emailed after the workshop

    • March 20, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Adelphi University, Swirbul Library
    • 26
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    This two hour workshop will begin with a presentation of Ithaka S+R's latest research on data sharing in the health sciences. Following the presentation, attendees will participate in a guided discussion to consider how this evidence can inform their practices alongside the work of their institutions and profession more widely. Attendees will also develop a greater awareness of how researcher practices, funder policies, technological affordances, and how other factors mediate opportunities to foster meaningful data sharing practices among health science researchers and practitioners. 

    Presenter: 

    Rebecca Springer is a qualitative analyst with Ithaka S+R’s Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums program, where she draws on her research and teaching experience to develop and communicate scholar-centric insights into information technologies. She is particularly focused on analyzing findings from Ithaka S+R’s Research Support Services and Teaching Support Services programs. Prior to joining Ithaka S+R, Rebecca was an adjunct lecturer at Oriel College, Oxford, where she taught medieval history and historical methods. She has also worked at Yale’s Beinecke Library and the National Archives in Seattle.

    A certificate for 2 Professional Development Hours (.2 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.


    • March 24, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • South Huntington Public Library (Tech Center)
    • 2
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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. 

    Here's what you'll learn: 
    • Deciding on a digital project 

    • Hands-on digitization techniques - scanning guide 

    • Metadata - what is 'data about data' 

    • Understanding common metadata fields 

    • Setting up a spreadsheet for your items

    The following dates are set for Spring 2020. More classes will be offered throughout the year:
    Sachem Public Library - Friday, February 14th, (9:30 registration/networking) 10:00AM-1:00PM
    South Huntington Public Library - Tuesday, March 24th, (9:00 registration/networking) 9:30AM-12:30PM
    Farmingdale Public Library - Thursday, May 7th, (1:00 registration/networking)1:30PM-4:30PM 

    A certificate for 3 Professional Development Hours (.3 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.
    • March 24, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Sachem Public Library
    • 7
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    Please Join Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH) on an informative workshop!

    Learn more about the scope of homelessness on Long Island, the work we’ve done as an agency, and how we address the challenges of homelessness in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

    Come learn how we incorporate our Coordinated Entry System to engage individuals who have been experiencing homelessness for the longest lengths of time. We will also discuss the strategies and resources that our street outreach team uses to engage with clients who are considered “street homeless.”

    A certificate for 2 Professional Development Hours (.2 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop. 

    • March 27, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Farmingdale Public Library, Room A&B
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    The LILRC Resource Sharing and Management Committee invites you to join us for its Sixth Annual Technical Services Open Forum. These Open Forums strive to provide a place for those working in the Technical Services field to come together, hear about initiatives others are working on, and pose questions to be answered by the collective wisdom of the entire group. Please email your questions in advance to minliu@lilrc.org.

    This year’s program will feature presentations on creative commons resources, web content accessibility and copyright for streaming video.

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

    A Crash Course in Creative Commons
    Presenter: Danielle S. Apfelbaum, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Farmingdale State College/Greenley Library

    Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT): What’s Voluntary about it? Adventures in Accessibility and How to Serve Your Entire Community
    Presenter: Susan Lieberthal, Campus Head Librarian, Suffolk County Community College/Ammerman Campus Library

    Do the Right Thing: Sustainability, Values, and Streaming Video
    Presenter: Sarah E. McCleskey, Head of Resource and Collection Services, Hofstra University Library

    A certificate for 3 Professional Development Hours (.3 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    • March 28, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Commack High School
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    Please come to the High School and Beyond Unconference providing an opportunity for school, public, academic and special libraries to talk and discuss issues about students and patrons making the transition to college and adult life and engaging in lifelong learning.

    This is the first major event planned for LILRC's High School and Beyond program. Bring your topics to the unconference to discuss high school students making the transition.

    8:00-9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
    9:00-9:50 - Breakout Sessions (5)
    10:00-10:50 - Breakout Sessions (5)
    11:00-11:50 -Breakout Sessions (5)
    12-12:30 - Recap & Closing

    A certificate for 4 Professional Development Hours (.4 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    • April 03, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Blue Room
    • 24
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    Attention social media librarians! Please join LILRC for our next Coffee and Conversation: Social Media Librarians Meet-Up, "Hitch Your Wagon to a Star." For this meet-up, Solar System Ambassador Sally Stieglitz will show how libraries can harness the power of NASA and JPL social media to promote collections, activities, and events and to increase reach and engagement on our social media platforms.

    The Solar System Ambassadors (SSA) program works with motivated volunteers across the nation to share NASA science and mission discoveries through a variety of events that inspire their communities. For more information on NASA's Solar System Ambassador program: https://solarsystem1.jpl.nasa.gov/ssa/home.cfm

    • April 07, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • North Merrick Public Library
    • 11
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    Please Join Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH) on an informative workshop!

    Learn more about the scope of homelessness on Long Island, the work we’ve done as an agency, and how we address the challenges of homelessness in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

    Come learn how we incorporate our Coordinated Entry System to engage individuals who have been experiencing homelessness for the longest lengths of time. We will also discuss the strategies and resources that our street outreach team uses to engage with clients who are considered “street homeless.”

    A certificate for 2 Professional Development Hours (.2 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop. 

    • April 09, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Comsewogue Public Library, Meeting Room A
    • 2
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    Break out of your programming routine by testing your hand at a DIY escape room or puzzle based scavenger hunt. These activities will help teens build upon skills such as teamwork, effective communication, creative thinking, problem solving, and more as they work together to solve a set of challenging puzzles and clues. Be inspired by some sample clues and theme ideas while learning some tips and tricks to help make your event a success!

    Presenter Kristen Cinar, Instructor of Library Services, Suffolk Community College, Huntington Library, has presented previously at NYLA Annual Conference 2019 and at LILRC's 5th Annual Herbert Biblo Academic Libraries Invitational.

    A certificate for 1 Professional Development Hours (.1 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop. 

    • April 16, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Auditorium
    • 24
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    Join LILRC to hear from publishers Penguin Random House, Workman Publishing, Hachette Book Group, and HarperCollins about their upcoming hot books for your adult patrons for Summer 2020! Advance Review Copies will be provided by the publishers and light refreshment will be served.

    • April 17, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • South Huntington Public Library
    • 13
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    LILRC's Hospital Library Services Program, 5th Annual Conference, is pleased to present Graphic Medicine: Bridging Communication, Empathy, and Creativity in Librarianship.

    Speaker: Matthew Noe

    Graphic medicine, or the overlap of comics and healthcare, has emerged over the past decade from a once small, sporadically discussed idea to a burgeoning field of study and subgenre in its own right. For librarians, the growth of the field - which includes a National Library of Medicine exhibit, "Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well Drawn!" - presents numerous opportunities, ranging from reinvigorating interest in physical collections to interactive programming. This talk invites you to consider how libraries can use comics to encourage better communication, greater empathy, and a focus on creativity in the health sciences - and may even invite you to consider flexing your own creative muscles!

    Matthew Noe (he/his) is Lead Collection & Knowledge Management Librarian at Countway Library, Harvard Medical School, where he specializes in graphic medicine and health humanities. In addition to roles in ALA and MLA committees, he is a co-editor of GraphicMedicine.org, has received multiple grants to study and promote comics in medicine, and regularly speaks to anyone who will listen about comics librarianship.

    A certificate for 2 Professional Development Hours (.2 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    • May 01, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Molloy College, Suffolk Center
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    Presented By
    Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC)
    Academic and Special Libraries Division (ASLD) of NCLA
    Division of Academic and Special Libraries (DASL) of SCLA

    The first Academic Libraries Invitational conference was initiated in 2015.  Suggested by the LILRC Board and approved by the Boards of ASLD and DASL, this regional academic libraries conference was officially changed to Herbert Biblo Academic Libraries Invitational in 2019 in memory of former LILRC Director Herbert Biblo.  All faculties and staff from Long Island academic libraries are invited and encouraged to attend this year’s conference at Molloy College Suffolk Center, to hear from the following speakers presenting on three great topics.

    OER Behind the Scenes: Many Moving Parts

    As part of a SUNY's Excelsior tuition-free program, an Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative was introduced in 2017.  The governor of New York state allocated $8,000,000 to support this initiative.  The funds were dedicated to compensate teaching faculty who agreed to create, adapt and adopt OERs for their courses. Stony Brook University undertook the challenge.  Stony Brook University Libraries led the charge with support from the Office of the Provost. Some faculty members were supportive of the initiative and forged ahead in creating, adapting and/or adopting OER materials.  Their submitted proposals were accepted and forms were signed to receive monetary compensation for their efforts; thus began the backend of the OER implementation process.  The backend involved the University Libraries collaboration with non-academic entities on campus such as Human Resources, Procurement, and the Office of Institutional Research.  In most cases, these departments were unfamiliar with OER.  This presentation discusses the noted challenges related to navigating the backend of OER implementation and its sustainability, all the while being mindful of one of the primary goals of the OER initiative to mitigate the high costs of textbooks for students who are financially strapped.

    Presenter: Mona Ramonetti, Head of Scholarly Communication and Stony Brook University OER Campus Lead, Stony Brook University Libraries

    Leveraging Section 108 Rights: The Academic Libraries Video Trust

    This session provides an overview of Section 108(c) of the Copyright Act, which addresses preservation of audiovisual material in library collections, as well as the Academic Libraries Video Trust (ALVT, www.videotrust.org).  Section 108 gives libraries the right to make replacement copies of audiovisual material that is damaged, deteriorating, lost, stolen, or on an obsolete format as long as the material is not available to purchase.  The ALVT is a shared repository for audiovisual material digitized under rights granted via Section 108 and is a crucial tool for addressing issues of preservation and access.

    Presenter: Sarah E. McCleskey, Head of Resource and Collection Services, Hofstra University Library

    Providing an Inclusive Environment for Neurodiverse Individuals

    Core issues and common struggles of individuals with neurodiverse diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) will be covered.  Tips for identifying and understanding their struggles will also be provided.  As well, best practice strategies for supporting these individuals, and options to offer safe environments will be discussed.

    Presenter: Mitchell Nagler, Director of Bridges to Adelphi Program and Adjunct Faculty, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University

    By invitation only (morning coffee/light breakfast and lunch included).  Free to attend for faculty and staff of Long Island academic libraries.

    A certificate for 3 Professional Development Hours (.3 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop. 

    • May 07, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Farmingdale Public Library
    • 3
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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. 

    Here's what you'll learn: 
    • Deciding on a digital project 

    • Hands-on digitization techniques - scanning guide 

    • Metadata - what is 'data about data' 

    • Understanding common metadata fields 

    • Setting up a spreadsheet for your items 


    The following dates are set for Spring 2020. More classes will be offered throughout the year:

    Sachem Public Library - Friday, February 14th, (9:30 registration/networking) 10:00AM-1:00PM
    South Huntington Public Library - Tuesday, March 24th, (9:00 registration/networking) 9:30AM-12:30PM
    Farmingdale Public Library - Thursday, May 7th, (1:00 registration/networking)1:30PM-4:30PM

    A certificate for 3 Professional Development Hours (.3 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    • May 20, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Farmingdale Public Library
    • 11
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    We will focus on the characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and proactive intervention approaches designed to meet the special needs of this population.

    You will learn to identify early signs of autism spectrum disorder, understand the characteristics of this disorder, associated features, its history, current statistics and known risk factors.

    Next we will discuss common features of ASD that can impact functioning and common best practices to reduce behavior problems.

    Finally, we will review specific techniques to offer more inclusive services and heighten library staff awareness of issues related to the autism community and to empower them to provide better service to this growing population

    Presented by: Dr. Kristen DuMoulin; Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC), Inc.

    Lunch will be provided, or you may bring your own.
    Lunch will included assorted sandwiches, salads, and water. Please email Eliscia, ecirrone@lilrc.org with any food allergies or dietary restrictions no later than May 11, 2020.

    A certificate for 4 Professional Development Hours (.4 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    • June 04, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Rogers Memorial Library
    • 47
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    Morning Program: "Shifting the Pace with Contemplative Practices: Library Instruction and the Research Process"


    Presenter: Lisa Melendez, Professor of Library Services, Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman

    Lisa Melendez has been an academic public services/instructional librarian for over 25 years. Several years ago, she began to think about and research how her studies and practice in yoga overlap with information literacy. This led her to attend the Summer Session on Contemplative Pedagogy at Smith College (2014), and from that point on she began to explore practical ways of incorporating mindfulness/contemplative practices into her work, both in the classroom as well as on committees.

    She has presented at Transforming Higher Education, the annual conference sponsored by the Association for the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (2016), and is an active participant in the Mindfulness for Librarians Facebook group which hosts virtual hangouts on related issues, practices, etc. Most recently, she published a chapter in Recipes for Mindfulness in your Library (2019). 

    Afternoon Program: "Burnout and Wellness"

    Presenter: Adam Gonzalez, Ph.D., Director of Behavioral Health, Founding Director, Mind Body Clinical Research Center, Co-Director, SBU Consortium Training Programs in Psychology, Co-Director, Center for Disaster Health, Trauma & Resilience.

    Morning refreshments and lunch are included with registration

    This program is the first in a series, "Workplace Wellness for Librarians." While each program will focus on different aspects of librarianship, all are welcome to register for every program.

    A certificate for 4 Professional Development Hours (.4 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    • June 16, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Brentwood Public Library
    Register


    Please join us for the LILRC Annual Membership Meeting


    Tentative Schedule
    10:00am - Registration and Breakfast
    10:45am - Business Meeting
    11:15am - Break
    11:20am - Keynote Address: Lauren Moore, NYS Librarian
    12:15pm - Technology and Innovation Grant Award Recipient Presentations

    Keynote Speaker
    Lauren Moore has served in various leadership positions at public libraries and library systems throughout her career. Most recently, she has served as the Executive Director of the Pioneer Library System where she leads the development of 42 small and rural libraries in Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming and Livingston Counties by coordinating shared services. She previously served as the Assistant Director of the Pioneer Library System and the Deputy Director of the Southern Tier Library System. Ms. Moore has also served in leadership positions for various library professional organizations as well as for local, regional and statewide community service groups, including most recently, The New York State Complete Count Commission. The Commission was created to inform and help direct the State's efforts in the upcoming 2020 Census.

    Technology and Innovation Grant Award Recipients:
    Locust Valley Library; Digitizing Our Local Newspapers
    Montauk Public Library; Montauk Oral History Recordings
    St. Joseph's College; South Shore Historic Inns and Activities
    Farmingdale Public Library; Farmingdale Voices
    Middle Country Public Library; Middle Country Maker/DB
    Mastic - Moriches - Shirley Community Library; IPADs for Digital Literacy

    A certificate for 3 Professional Development Hours (.3 CEUs) will be emailed after the workshop.

                                                                       


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