Have no web design experience? Have some experience but want to learn more? This class is for you. In this full-day hands-on workshop, we’ll start by learning the basics of HTML and CSS (the building blocks of web design) and end with you creating a webpage and putting it online.
The instructor will guide the class through hands-on exercises in creating HTML files and seeing how the code you type results in a webpage that the user sees. We’ll learn about the various HTML/CSS tags, proper format and syntax, and the different uses for the two languages. In addition, we’ll learn how HTML files are stored on a webserver and delivered to the user. Then we’ll take the pages we’ve created in the exercises and upload them to a web server.
No HTML or web design experience is needed. However, you should be familiar with copying/pasting, clicking on links with a mouse, and typing a website address into a browser.
Space is limited to 15 participants!
Lunch will be provided.
Jaclyn McKewan has worked at WNYLRC for 8 years. She currently serves as the Digital Services Coordinator, a role that includes managing the Ask Us 24/7 online chat service, and assisting members with digitization projects.
Register to get a recording of this webinar:
The Orleans Niagara and Erie 1 BOCES SLS Offices are collaborating with WNYLRC to sponsor a webinar on Copyright and Inter library loan of media. The webinar will be tailored to questions and or concerns raised in K-12 settings as well as other libraries that struggle with loaning and borrowing media.
Buffalo attorney Stephanie ("Cole") Adams first developed a deep connection to libraries working as a page, then clerk, at her hometown library in New Hartford, NY. Ms. Adams went on to work at the libraries of her Alma Maters, Hampshire College, and SUNY Buffalo School of Law. She served for over 10 years as the in-house counsel at Niagara University, in Niagara Falls, NY. An attorney admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts of New York, Ms. Adams has extensive experience with the issues confronting information professionals. Ms. Adams works closely with WNYLRC and other library Councils to craft useful replies to member library questions for the Ask the Lawyer service.
Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
Open to all academic directors and assistant directors.
Hosts will be arranging Tours of Silverman library and special collections.
Agenda forthcoming. Call for Meeting agenda items going on now.
Join us for a tour of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Archives, a discussion on the importance of preservation, and an enclosure demonstration. The importance of preservation within any institution that holds special collections is imperative for the longevity of the collection. All attendees will have a chance to make an enclosure for a rare book or catalogue from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Archives collection, so bring your crafty side with you!
Supplies will be provided!
**Please register by Tuesday, June 13 to ensure there are enough seats and supplies.
***Please enter through Education Department doors on day of event (park in the Gallery's lot - tickets will be validated)
Pesenter: Gabrielle Carlo is the Archivist at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. She received her M.A. in Musicology from the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College and her B.A. in Vocal performance from Buffalo State College. Due to her interest in archives, libraries, and the importance of preserving history, she received her Master of Library and Information Science with a specialization in Music Librarianship and Archives from the University at Buffalo. Preserving the Gallery’s history not only fulfills a passion, but also contributes to the enhancement of the arts community in Buffalo. Aside from archival work, Gabrielle teaches Music History at Buffalo State College.
Join us for an entertaining and exciting two-hour trolley tour through Forest Lawn and its historic and beautifully landscaped grounds. Learn about the history of the site, including the rural cemetery movement, art and architecture, trees, waterways and wildlife and, most importantly, learn about many of the famous and not so famous, residents. Also included in the tour is a look at some of the items housed in the Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center, as well as a look at the World War 1 exhibit that will be on display.
We will meet at the Archive Center. It is located on the grounds of Forest Lawn on Main Street, corner Jefferson Avenue and is adjacent to the Erie County American Legion Veterans Section of the cemetery and directly opposite the Canisius College Academic Tower. There is a sign in front of the building that says Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center.
Space is limited, register early
In an era of both mass surveillance and increasing restrictions on access, what can we do to practically safeguard library values of privacy and access? Join Alison Macrina of Library Freedom Project to hear about some of the best technology for preserving privacy and open access. Alison will talk about tools like Tor Browser and its use in libraries, projects like SciHub and LibGen that take a radical approach to open access, and just what exactly is the "dark web" and how libraries can make use of it (yes, really!).
login directions will be sent prior to the event
Alison Macrina is an internet activist and the founder of the Library Freedom Project, an initiative which aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries. She's also a core contributor to the Tor Project.
Take a cruise through history and join us for a 90-minute narrated Buffalo River History Tour! Hear the story of the Erie Canal, Buffalo’s history as the largest grain port in the world and experience the nation’s largest collection of standing grain elevators from just a few feet away.
PLEASE BE PROMPT: Boat leaves the dock at 2:30 pm
Directions/Parking at the Waterfront: https://www.canalsidebuffalo.com/visit-canalside/
Join expert genealogists from the Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society (BIGS) who will lead a hands-on session of solving common challenges when using Ancestry.com. Whether you are a beginner genealogical researcher who wants to become more familiar with the different features of Ancestry.com or, you are a more advanced researcher who still finds some aspects of the site to be perplexing, you can expect to gain new knowledge and skills after this session since you will be asked to submit your own significant issues with Ancestry.com once you have registered! Intended audience: Individuals working in WNYLRC member libraries who wish to become more proficient with Ancestry.com, for personal and/or professional use!
This is a 6-week online class running on Moodle. You will be given login information for the Moodle site during the week prior to the start date.
When chatting with a patron online through virtual reference, it can be tempting to just Google the patron's question and give them the first result. This class will explore advanced search methods for finding information on the web in general, and tactics for finding resources in another library's databases/catalog. This class will be beneficial for librarians who participate in WNYLRC's Ask Us 24/7 service, but any librarian who does chat reference will find it useful.
Jaclyn McKewan is the Digital Services Coordinator at WNYLRC, where she has worked since 2008. One of her job duties is managing Ask Us 24/7, New York State's virtual reference service.