Intersect Unconference

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Event Description:

Registration is now closed. If you have questions, please contact Caitlin Kenney at [email protected], 716-633-0705 ext. 115.

The WNYLRC Continuing Education Committee is excited to announce this year's Unconference - Intersect 2023: Creating a Community in Your Library! This year’s theme was the most popular in our recent poll. Thank you to everyone who participated! 

The event will be held in person on Friday, October 13, 2023 from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm. The event will be held in person at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Central Branch in downtown Buffalo for the second year in a row.

Free parking is available at the Adam Ramp, which has entrances on Ellicott St and Washington St. The Committee is validating Adam Ramp parking and vouchers will be provided at the check-in desk on the day of the event.

Lunch is included and will be provided by Braymiller

Lunch Selections:

Option 1 - Meat based
Option 2 - Plant based (Vegan)
Option 3 - Gluten Free
Option 4 - I will not be eating lunch

There will also be lunchtime activities and tours from WNYBAC (Letter Press Printing and Pamphlet Stitch Notebooks) and Explore Buffalo (Downtown Murals).

Sessions and presenters:

Creating A Healthy Community Through Your Library - Keturah Cappadonia (Southern Tier Library System) & Tim Allman (Orchard Park, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library)

Look at This Stuff, Isn't It Neat? Learning With Alternative Primary Sources - Amanda M. "Mandi" Shepp (SUNY Fredonia)

Building Community Through Book Clubs - Mary Kamela (SUNY University at Buffalo) & Dr. Julie Setele (SUNY Buffalo State University)

Citation Manager Community of Practice & Crash Course - Dr. Logan Rath (SUNY Brockport) & Dr. Julie Setele (SUNY Buffalo State University)

Small Business Incubator @ Your Library - Carol Kowalik-Happy (Central, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library) & Dan Caufield (Buffalo & Erie County Public Library)

Quest For Connection: How A Dungeons and Dragons-themed Library Orientation Brought Students Together - Amanda M. "Mandi" Shepp, Christina Hilburger, & Katelynn Telford (SUNY Fredonia)

Empowering Patrons, Shaping Libraries: Patron Driven Library Advisory Committees - Melissa Laidman (Hilbert College), Christina Hilburger (SUNY Fredonia), Samantha Bortle (Buffalo & Erie County Public Library), & Lynn Knaze (West Seneca Central School District)

Welcome To The Fold: Onboarding Mid-Career Librarians To Your Health Science Community Library - Emily Carlin (WNYLRC), Molly K. Maloney, Jocelyn Swick-Jemison, & Nicole Thomas (SUNY University at Buffalo)

"Please Kindly Shut Them Up": A UX Research and Design Case Study - Sarah Patton & Phoebe Green (SUNY University at Buffalo)

Using Students' Knowledge to Update Subject Guides - Alessandra Otero Ramos (SUNY Geneseo)

2023 Program Schedule - pdf


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