Long Island Library Resources Council

Upcoming events

    • July 17, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • SCLS Blue Room
    • 17
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    Description: Participants will learn how Google’s office productivity tools,  including Gmail, Calendar, Drive and other apps, can boost productivity, tips and tricks for how to use them most efficiently, and creative ways to accomplish a variety of tasks for your professional and personal projects. Grow with Google is a community partnership program between Google and libraries to bring digital skills training to communities. 

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



    • July 19, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library, Room 105
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    Learn the basics of the world’s most popular spreadsheet program, including creating, editing and formatting worksheets, formulas, and much more.

    Prerequisite: For Intermediate and advanced computer users.  

    A certificate for 2.5 Professional Development Hours (.25 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.


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

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

    A certificate for 2.5 Professional Development Hours (.25 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.


    • July 22, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Smithtown Library - Smithtown Building
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    The LILRC Committee on Government Information presents:
    Patents & Trademarks 101 with Will Salas

    Monday, July 22nd
    The Smithtown Library - Smithtown Building
    1 North Country Road, Smithtown, NY - (631) 360-2480

    Registration/networking begins at 10:00 AM
    Program from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM with tour of the Patent and Trademark Center

    Learn how to serve the intellectual property needs of local inventors and entrepreneurs with Patent and Trademark Resource Center Librarian Will Salas

    To be covered:
    • Types of intellectual property protection

    • Provisional Patent Applications

    • finding an attorney

    • costs of patents and trademarks

    • patent classification

    • the patentability search

    • different levels of trademark protection

    • strong and weak trademarks

    • searching for a mark using the Trademark Electronic Search System TESS

    Trade Mark: A trademark is a word, name, symbol, or device that is used in trade with goods and services to indicate the source of the product and to distinguish the products from the goods and services of others.  

    Patent: Granted to an inventor for the exclusive exploitation of their invention.

    IMPORTANT: This class will not cover copyright as it pertains to reuse in digital collections.  

    About William Salas: For the past 6 years, William Salas has been helping inventors and entrepreneurs answer the question: ‘I have a great idea...now what?’   He is a participant of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is an e-filer with the USPTO.

    A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hour (.15 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop. 

    • July 25, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • West Islip Public Library
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    Join The Bristal for an interactive session on how to develop engaging and impactful programs in your library for older adults.  Learn how to reach aging patrons and what interests them. 

    The Bristal will share some of their own experience in engaging their residents in social activities and how that can translate into developing your own library programs. 

    Presented by: Sharon Andrew-Ritter, The Bristal  

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

    • July 26, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library, Room 105
    • 12
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    Learn the basics of the world’s most popular spreadsheet program, including creating, editing and formatting worksheets, formulas, and much more.

    Prerequisite: For Intermediate and advanced computer users.  

    A certificate for 2.5 Professional Development Hours (.25 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.


    • July 31, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Farmingdale Public Library
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    Do you help someone with……….

    • Grocery Shopping
    • Housework
    • Doctor Appointments
    • Preparing Meals
    • Transportation
    • Managing finances and paying bills
    • Managing Medications
    • Managing Services lawn care, home maintenance, etc.


    If you answered yes to even one of these questions, you are a Caregiver.  Avoid making decisions in “crisis mode”  Plan and know your options and resources to make reasonable and proactive decisions about quality of life and lifestyle.

    The Bristal offers a valuable cost-free voluntary program with resources for both employers and employees that will help prepare for the road ahead.  This interactive workshop is designed to be a resource of information and options for staff members that find  themselves in the caregiver role and are unsure how to proceed, or where to even start.

    Learn how to provide support and resources to your staff that have become or will become caregivers to their aging family members.  Finding a work-life balance can be difficult, and managing staff in that transition can seem overwhelming.


    Quality of Life PlanningSharon Andrew-Ritter, The Bristal, 

    Enhance your Lifestyle through Physical TherapyStephen Joseph from PRN Physical Therapy,

    Normal Aging vs. Dementia– Early signs that go undetected and benefits of early assessment and treatment, Daphne Perry, MPH, PHR, SHRM-CP, Program Director at Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease

    A certificate for 2 Professional Development Hours (.2 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.
    • August 02, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Great Neck Library & Port Washington Public Library
    • 43
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    Join your library colleagues to visit the Great Neck Library and the Port Washington Public Library on Friday, August 2.  The tour will start at the Great Neck Library to see the cool gadgets in their new STEM Lab and hear about the technology programs being offered to users of all ages.   After that, you will have half an hour to drive to the Port Washington Public Library (7 miles away) to have a tour of the Jackie and Harold Spielman Children's Library which won several architecture awards including the 2018 AIA Long Island Archi Awards in Non-Residential Interiors Category and the Architect’s Newspaper 2018 Best of Design Awards.  The entire children’s library was re-conceived and rebuilt at a cost of $2.7 million.

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


    • August 02, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Farmingdale Public Library, Room C
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    This training session will be presented by Patricia Mezeul, EVP & Director of Government Banking at Flushing Bank. Patricia has been in banking for over thirty years.  She worked for NatWest/Fleet Bank in Melville and Commerce Bank for many years holding senior positions before she joined Flushing Bank in 2008.  The session will focus on the Essentials of Cash Management including a review of pertinent laws, policies and procedures (with examples), provide a general overview of the economy and banking regulatory environment, review of allowable collateral options with key elements of each option, review of different banking models as they relate to operating accounts, how to evaluate request for proposals for banking services and a  review of investment options available to libraries.

    Who should attend?
    Business Managers, Executive Directors and Library Board Members.

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

    • August 07, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • SCLS, Blue Room
    • 7
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    Calling all library social media coordinators! Join LILRC for Coffee and Conversation on Wednesday, August 7, 11:30AM -1:00PM for an opportunity to network and to share challenges and successes.

    LILRC will provide coffee…please feel free to BYO lunch to this casual meet up.

    • August 08, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • North Merrick Public Library
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    Join The Bristal for an interactive session on how to develop engaging and impactful programs in your library for older adults.  Learn how to reach aging patrons and what interests them. 

    The Bristal will share some of their own experience in engaging their residents in social activities and how that can translate into developing your own library programs. 

    Presented by: Sharon Andrew-Ritter, The Bristal  

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

    • August 09, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • South Huntington Public Library, Technology Center
    • 3
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    Join Bianca Rivera from the Long Beach Public Library as she answers the common question "Raspberry Pi, now what?" Attendees will learn how to set up and configure their Raspberry Pi computers and get hands-on practice with physical computing hardware.  Attendees will also be able to experiment with projects utilizing coding languages like Python and Sonic Pi and hardware such as breadboards, jumper wires, resistors, Sense HATs, Pi Cameras, LEDs, buttons, buzzers and more!   

    Prerequisite: Attendees should have an intermediate understanding of downloading software.  No prior coding experience is needed, but an ability to understand coding is recommended.  Attendees should bring earbuds to listen to their creations! 

    Space is limited to 12 and no more than two people from each institution.

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

    The registration fee covers the cost of one (1) Raspberry Pi device and accessories ($50) for you to bring back to your library or you may bring your own Raspberry Pi.  

    • August 09, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Huntington Public Library
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    As LED technology becomes more affordable, upgrading the existing lighting fixtures with energy-efficient luminaries can create an inviting atmosphere, reduce eye strain in readers, encourage study habits, and provide adequate illumination for bookshelves, all while reducing energy costs.  Michael Lantier and Pansy Cheng from H2M architects + engineers will discuss the design objectives, processes and benefits for lighting upgrades in libraries, and how a well-lit library might, in fact, be a more frequently used library.

    Presenters: Michael Lantier, PE, LEED AP, Assistant Vice President/Senior Electrical Engineer, H2M; Pansy Cheng, RA, CID, LEED AP, Senior Architect, H2M

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


    • August 16, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Suffolk Cooperative Library System - Conference Room
    • 6
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    Presented by: Nicole Menchise, LILRC Regional Archivist.

    This is a NEW hands-on workshop offering the attendees the resources to begin a digital project and learn about commonly used metadata fields. This class will be for anyone wishing to learn more about these topics and is required for joining the New York Heritage digital collections website.

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

    • Metadata - what is 'data about data'

    • Understanding common metadata fields

    • Setting up a spreadsheet for your items

    More classes will be offered In the Fall:Registration is limited to 10 people per class to allow for individual attention.

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

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

    • September 09, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 2:15 PM
    • South Huntington Public Library
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    This half day retreat is designed to get public library directors in Suffolk and Nassau Counties to meet and discuss issues they are facing.  The morning will be a set of break out sessions with an outside facilitator based on topics identified by public library directors. Lunch will be provided and we will have an afternoon speaker that is to be announced.  This event co-sponsored by the Suffolk Cooperative Library System and the Nassau Library System.

    • September 10, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • John Jermain Memorial Library
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    The LILRC Committee for the Preservation of Local History presents:
    Vertical Files Demystified

    What is a vertical file?  Simply put, it is a filing cabinet with folders dedicated to people, places, events, and other topics relating to a community.  It is the first stop for a librarian or archivist to send a researcher with questions about a popular subject. The Society of American Archivists has the following interpretation:  materials….collected and arranged for ready reference; a vertical file is an example of an artificial collection.

    This workshop is for anyone who wants to begin a vertical file for their organization and for those looking to organize an existing one.

    Using actual files from the host locations, Nicole Menchise will go step-by-step through the process of weeding, sorting, scanning and organizing files.  A workflow will be discussed and shared with the attendees.

    Registration/networking begins at 10:15AM

    A certificate for 2.5 Professional Development Hours (.25 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    • September 20, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Suffolk Cooperative Library System
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    To register, email: rsvp@suffolknet.org

    The registration form can be found here.

    • October 04, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Nassau Library System
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    To register, contact:
    Gina Staffa, Executive Assistant
    gstaffa@nassaulibrary.org
    • October 04, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lynbrook Public Library
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    The LILRC Committee for the Preservation of Local History presents:
    Vertical Files Demystified

    What is a vertical file?  Simply put, it is a filing cabinet with folders dedicated to people, places, events, and other topics relating to a community.  It is the first stop for a librarian or archivist to send a researcher with questions about a popular subject. The Society of American Archivists has the following interpretation:  materials….collected and arranged for ready reference; a vertical file is an example of an artificial collection.

    This workshop is for anyone who wants to begin a vertical file for their organization and for those looking to organize an existing one.

    Using actual files from the host locations, Nicole Menchise will go step-by-step through the process of weeding, sorting, scanning and organizing files.  A workflow will be discussed and shared with the attendees.

    Registration/networking begins at 1:15PM

    A certificate for 2.5 Professional Development Hours (.25 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    • October 11, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Heritage Club - at Bethpage-
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    Early Bird Registration through August 31st

    George Orwell’s book made “Big Brother is watching you” a famous phrase.  This is a resonant phrase in today’s society with Facebook, Google and others capturing terabytes of data about individuals.  The advent of many modern technologies makes it possible for companies and governments to track an individual’s movements, speech, and activities in unprecedented ways.  This year’s conference on Libraries and the Future: Libraries in a Post Privacy World brings this issue to the forefront.

    The conference will open at with Lee Rainie (Director, Internet and Technology Research at Pew Research) speaking on the research Pew is conducting  on privacy, trust, facts and democracy. David Carroll is an associate professor of media design at the New School and will be talking about his views on privacy.  He mounted a legal challenge to Cambridge Analytica in the UK courts and is featured in The Great Hack on Netflix. Davis Erin Anderson form the Metropolitan New York Library Council will be discussing the work she is doing with NYPL, Queens Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library in digital safety.  The last speaker is Ed Tenner who is an independent writer and speaker holding the titles of Distinguished Scholar in the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, and a visiting scholar in the Rutgers University Department of History.  He will be discussing individuals right to discover and how it balances against individuals right to be forgotten.

    Libraries are leaders in protecting and promoting privacy. This is an important issue for all staff in libraries. Every person who works in a library has a responsibility to safeguard the privacy of their patrons. This conference offers current and future library leaders a chance to explore and discuss “big ideas” that will most certainly influence how they navigate their future and that of their libraries. We encourage directors to send all staff to learn more about this important issue.

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

                                                  Abbreviated Schedule

                            8:00am                    Registration and Breakfast


                            9:15am                    Trust, Democracy, and Privacy: How Libraries fit into the

                                                              biggest issues of the day

                                                              Presented by: Lee Rainie, Director, Internet Technology Research at

                                                              Pew Research


                           10:45am                   Dark Data

                                                              David Carroll, Associate Profession of Media Design at New School


                           1:00pm                     Our Data, Ourselves: The Implications of Today's Data-based

                                                              Landscape on Libraries and Their Patrons.

                                                              Davis Erin Anderson, METRO

                           

                           3:00pm                     Libraries in the Age of Algorithm    

                                                              Ed Tenner, Distinguished Scholar, Smithsonian's Center for the   

                                                              Study of Invention and Innovation

    Call Eliscia at 631-675-1570 Ext 2001 or email ecirrone@lilrc.org for the First Time Attendee discount code- receive 10% OFF.

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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