Announcing Intersect 2019 – The Global Library

On behalf of the Western New York Library Resources Council, we here at Intersect would like to thank everybody who made Intersect 2018: Where Ideas and People Meet! a success!  It was awesome to see such great ideas, creativity and support for a new conference for the library workers of Western NY, and we are excited to announce the beginning of Round One (Idea Submission) for Intersect 2019: The Global Library! It will be held on October 4th, 2019, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Buffalo, NY.

The Global Library was a theme suggested anonymously by one of our 2018 attendees, and the committee overwhelmingly approved of this suggestion.  There are many ways to interpret what is meant by “global library,” and we want to see your ideas for what this wide-reaching term can encompass.  

Register here: https://wnylrc.org/events/82

View the complete program here.

Program offerings for 2019 include: 

Dejargoning Jargon: Deconstructing Library Concepts for All – Molly Maloney, Bryan Sajecki, and Keith Nichols (all from UB)

An International Partnership For Your Library: It's Possible! – Ophelia Morey (UB) and Mark Mattson (PSU)

Why International Copyright Matters to Libraries & Archives – Sarah MacLean-Plunkett (BECPL), Amanda McCormick (UB), Stephanie Cole Adams, and Hope Dunbar (Buffalo State)

PubMed Hacks – Think Globally, Search Locally – Grace DiVirgilio and Olivia Helfer (Hospital Library Services Coordinators at WNYLRC)

#EmTechMOOC: Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning & Success – Roberta “Robin” Sullivan (UB)

Take A Chance On Me: Interns in the Professional World – Madeline Friedler and Rebekah Denz (SUNY Fredonia)

Universal Design for Learning – Emily Carlin (SUNY Erie)

Bringing the Library to the People: Placemaking with Adaptive Libraries – Barrett Gordon (SUNY Erie) and Bryanna Hill

Demystifying Wikipedia – Alie Visser & Erin Johnson (UWO)

Community Science and the Library: Exploring the World Around You – Michael Balkenhol (NNLM)

Gadget Gallery: Hein Online; DHPSNY; STEAM Makerspaces with Laura Herold (Nioga), Extended Reality, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality with Ken Fujiuchi and Joe Riggie (Buffalo State), A Raspberry Pi Adventure:  Monitoring the Monograph Stacks to Identify Patterns of Patron Use with Bill Jones and Alana Nuth (SUNY Geneseo).

Tours: WNYBAC (Origami Folded Books or Screen Printing), Preservation Buffalo Niagara City Hall, B&ECPL Special Collections and Closed Stacks


Register here: https://wnylrc.org/events/82


Important Dates (So Far)

Idea Submission: January - April 15
Voting on Idea Submissions Closes: April 30
Invitation to Round Two: May 5
Round Two Final Decisions: June 1
Intersect 2019: October 4, 2019 @ Hilton Garden Inn, Buffalo, NY


Contact Us!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mandi Shepp (loudmouthedlibrarian@gmail.com), Erin Weller (wellere@buffalolib.org), Caitlin Kenney (ckenney@wnylrc.org), or Heidi Ziemer (hziemer@wnylrc.org).