Everything you wanted to know about the Census, but were afraid to ask!
As Census 2020 approaches, you may find yourself facing questions from patrons who will want to know why the Census matters and how they can fill it out. In fact, you may be asking yourself what can libraries do to prepare for the Census, and why should they?
The Census is an essential component of library advocacy. The statistics gathered by counting residents are used to determine not only the state of the nation but also reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and the distribution of federal funds. All of this impacts the support your communities receive from the government.
Census experts will discuss the vital importance of Census 2020. You will learn why you should assist your patrons with the Census and you will be prepared to answer questions from your patrons about the Census. You will also learn how to market the Census in your library as well how to use the Census to arm yourself with demographic information and statistics for your community leaders.
Amy Brombos, Supervisory Partnership Specialist, New York Regional Census Center, Field Division, U.S. Census Bureau
David Kraiker, Data Dissemination & GIS Specialist, Customer Liaison & Marketing Services Office, Data Dissemination and Training Branch, U.S. Census Bureau
Mary Jean Jakubowski, Director, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Charles Lyons, Director, Butler Library, Buffalo State College
Robert M. Adelman, Chair, Department of Sociology, University at Buffalo
Grace Riario, Executive Director, Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS)
Lunch will be provided.
Join WNYLA for a combination tour:
Tour Times: Buffalo Religious Arts Center 1:00-2:30 pm
Buffalo Inactive Records and Research 3:00-4:00 pm
*Information on both institutions is below.
Total Cost: $12.00
MEET at the Religious Arts Center -Side Entrance at 12:45pm-Please be prompt
Must register by October 18, 2019
~ LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS ~
Buffalo Religious Arts Center
157 East St, Buffalo, NY 14207
The Center collects religious art from all denominations and will appeal to people, both religious and non-religious, who appreciate fine art. The stained glass windows, statuary and artwork that are collected provide a unique insight into Buffalo’s culture as well as artistic history.
Buffalo Inactive Records and Research Facility
85 River Rock Drive, Suite 301
Buffalo, NY 14207
This research center has death, birth, marriage records and business directories open to the public. Some of the records contained at the City of Buffalo Inactive Records and Research Facility are Common Council Proceedings 1854-1990, Erie County Census Records 1850-1925 (microfilm), and assessors land maps 1855,1870 and 1912 (microfilm).
Join WNYLRC for a copyright session designed to take librarians through the basics all the way to negotiating content licenses! During this 5-hour workshop, attendees will learn the fundamentals of copyright, explore the copyright laws specifically pertaining to libraries and archives, consider copyright issues related to streaming, digitization, ADA accommodations, and get practical tips for negotiating content licenses. Designed to be accessible and interactive, this workshop invites you submit your questions in advance, or bring them that day. Attendees will leave with worksheets and written materials to assist with managing day-to-day copyright concerns at their library. Presented by Stephanie (Cole) Adams, WNYLRC's "Ask the Lawyer" service attorney. Lunch will be provided.
Copyright Basics and emerging issues 9-10
Copyright Section 108 ("Just for Libraries") 10-10:45
[small break 10:45-11)
Copyright Section 107 (Fair Use) 11-12:15
Lunch break with time for Q&A 12:15-12:45
ADA and other important rights and exceptions: 12:45-1:15
Copyright licensing issues & Contract Negotiations: 1:15-1:45
Wrap-up and Q&A until 2PM
is an attorney advising libraries, creative professionals, civic organizations, and higher education institutions as they build our culture. She first developed a deep connection to libraries working as a page, then clerk, at her hometown library in New Hartford, NY. For over 10 years, Ms. Adams was the in-house counsel at Niagara University, where she routinely conducted trainings in discrimination and workplace respect. She is now the owner of her own practice, the Law Office of Stephanie Adams, PLLC, in Buffalo. Ms. Adams is admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts of New York (and you may be familiar with her work...Cole works staffs the WNYLRC's "Ask the Lawyer" service).
Professional Development Workshop: Protest and Citizenship: Using Primary Sources to Create Evidence-Based Arguments
2 Professional Development Sessions that Support C3 Framework and Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards
Mondays, December 2 and 9, 2019 from 8:30am-2:30pm
Location: WNYLRC Training Center (4950 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY)
The goal of this professional development program is to:
Each attendee will be required to attend two full day sessions:
We are very excited to launch this new program for interdisciplinary civic engagement learning and hope that you will participate in a unique endeavor that offers the best from the ELA and social sciences fields.
Dr. Ann Rivera, Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, Chair, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at Villa Maria College, and member of the Buffalo Board of Education
Heidi Ziemer, Outreach & Digital Services Coordinator, Western New York Library Resources Council, and Teaching with Primary Sources Professional Development Provider Institute Coach
Stipends are available to reimburse the cost of substitute teachers
CTLE credit will be available and lunch will be provided
This program is sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Program, coordinated by Waynesburg University.