WNYLA Committee Presents: A Buffalo River History Tour
Date:
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Description:

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

Register early, the committee cannot guarantee availability-these tours are open to the public!

 

Directions/Parking at the Waterfront:  https://www.canalsidebuffalo.com/visit-canalside/

 

$19.00 Admission

Location:
One Naval Park Cove, Central Wharf, Buffalo, NY 14202
Workshop Length:
0
Max Class Size:
40
Price (Governing):
$19
Price (Affiliate Member):
$19
Price (Patron Organizational):
$19
Price (Patron Student):
$19
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$19
Price (Non-Member):
$19
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$19
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$19
WNYLRC Preservation Committee Presents: Getting Up and Running: A Basic Approach to Understanding Your Archives
Date:
Thursday, August 3, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Description:

This three-part session is for people new to working in archives and will provide some fundamental understanding of the activities involved in assessing, processing and creating policies for your collections. The session will involve real, hands-on opportunities to work both with your own collections (please bring no more than one box of materials per participant) and on the archives collections at Our Lady of Angels Library at Niagara University.

*Because of the nature of the program, space is limited to 12 participants! Each person attending will also be given approximately $25 in archival supplies!!

Session 1: Assessment, Heidi Bamford

Heidi Bamford will lead a discussion of the key elements for assessment of archival collections. Templates for archival appraisal and preservation surveys will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring a copy of their institution's mission policy (as it relates to the collection of historical records) if one is available.

Session 2: Processing and Rehousing, Danielle Glynn

Attendees bring in an unprocessed box from their collection, and go through basic processing, step-by-step with guidance from the instructors after seeing a demonstration given by Danielle Glynn using a sample from the Niagara University archives. The hands-on portion is where attendees can work alone or break into groups and go through their boxes. (Attendees will be provided with some basic supplies)

Session 3: Policy Writing, Hope Dunbar

Hope Dunbar will provide handouts that can be used as templates and/or examples for creating sound policies. She will review key points that should be addressed in developing policies for archival collections.

 

Location:
Our Lady of Angels Library at Niagara University
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.3
Workshop Length:
3.5
Speaker Name:
Hope Dunbar, Danielle Glynn and Heidi Bamford
Speaker Bio:

Hope Dunbar is a Special Collections Archivist at SUNY Buffalo State College. She received her Master of Library and Information Science with a certification in special collections from the University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science; and her Juris Doctor from DePaul University, College of Law. She has worked in archives and special collections across the country, including the Newberry Library Chicago, and has found her calling in making historical materials more accessible and processes for finding those materials more transparent. Hope also serves as the Chair for the Issues & Advocacy Section of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). 

Danielle Glynn is a librarian at the Edwin A. Mirand Library at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. She is working to establish an archive at the institute, including Dr. Mirand’s vast collection of historical materials. She has also worked for the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library system and the University at Buffalo Archives. She earned her MLS from the University at Buffalo and also has an MA in English from the University of Rochester.

Heidi Bamford has been the Outreach & Member Services Coordinator at WNYLRC since 2014. Prior to that, she spent 24 years as the Regional Archivist for the Documentary Heritage Program in Western New York. She was trained at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. She enjoys writing and researching various aspects of local history.

 

Max Class Size:
12
Price (Governing):
$20
Price (Affiliate Member):
$25
Price (Patron Organizational):
$25
Price (Patron Student):
$20
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$20
Price (Non-Member):
$30
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$25
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
WNYLRC Workshop: "The Trimmed Tree Flourishes: Basics on Entering Individuals, Merging Duplicates, Verifying Hints & More in Ancestry.com"
Date:
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Description:

               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!

 

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.3
Workshop Length:
3
Speaker Name:
Donna Shine, James Shine, Diane Blaser
Speaker Bio:

Donna Shine

  • retired Town of Orchard Park Payroll Clerk
  • recipient of the GAAA 2004 Irish Person of the Year
  • self-published author and poet
  • on volunteer staff of the Buffalo Irish Times
  • over 35 years experience doing genealogical research
  • current treasurer and co-founder- (with husband James R. Shine & high school classmate-Kevin J. O'Brien) of BIGS: the Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society - 
  • Celebrating 20 Years 1997-2017
  • volunteer staff member at the HDC (Heritage Discovery Center) Research Library, 100 Lee St. in Buffalo

James Shine:

  • retired Teamster truck driver
  • over 25 years experience genealogical research
  • cofounder-of BIGS: the Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society with myself and Kevin J O'Brien
  • volunteer staff member at the HDC (Heritage Discovery Center) Research Library, 100 Lee St. in Buffalo

Diane Blaser:

  • BS in Management with concentration in Accounting
  • Past volunteer South Buffalo Food Pantry
  • Treasurer South Buffalo Community Table, Inc. (soup kitchen)
  • Over 20 years genealogical research
  • Past President of Western New York Genealogical Society where I computerized the Library catalog and had it put online.
  • Current Vice President of Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society
  • Volunteer staff member at the HDC (Heritage Discovery Center) Research Library, 100 Lee St. in Buffalo
Max Class Size:
30
Price (Governing):
$15
Price (Affiliate Member):
$20
Price (Patron Organizational):
$20
Price (Patron Student):
$15
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$15
Price (Non-Member):
$25
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$20
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
Online Searching for Librarians Doing Virtual Reference (6-week Web Class)
Date:
Monday, October 2, 2017 to Friday, November 10, 2017
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Description:

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.

Location:
Online - you will receive login information the week before
Workshop Length:
0
Speaker Name:
Jaclyn McKewan
Speaker Bio:

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.

Max Class Size:
25
Price (Governing):
$5
Price (Affiliate Member):
$10
Price (Patron Organizational):
$10
Price (Patron Student):
$5
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$5
Price (Non-Member):
$15
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$5
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
WNYLRC Workshop, User-Centered Design: Listening to Patrons to Improve Services & Spaces
Date:
Friday, October 13, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Description:

According to the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report, 2016 Higher Education Edition, “The Internet and mobile technologies have revolutionized how people find, consume and interact with content.” Whether it’s for a college or university, K-12 school, or public library, redesigning space to accommodate users demanding greater flexibility, mobility and access to technology for learning and engagement is seen as a major concern in long term planning for sustainability.

 

Our presenters, Sara Wright and Camille Andrews from Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University will discuss trends in redesigning learning spaces in libraries and share some of the work done at Mann over the last several years to address the creation of physical settings that promote greater collaboration in learning and improve the library experience for the 21st century library patron. Participants will learn about, and how to apply, a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods (many of which can be done with limited budget and staff time) to gather feedback on the behaviors and needs of your patrons. This will be a participatory presentation - be prepared to get creative!

 

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.3
Workshop Length:
3.5
Speaker Name:
Camille Andrews and Sara Wright
Speaker Bio:

Camille Andrews is Emerging Literacies Librarian at Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University Library (CUL), where she works on online learning, multimodal literacies and the MannYoufacture makerspace. Since 2004, Camille has also been involved in: outreach; instruction; assessment for learning outcomes, technologies, services and spaces; information literacy initiatives; and learning technologies. She is extremely interested in the intersection of library and information science, user experience, instructional design, 21st century literacies and new technologies.

 

Sara E. Wright is the Head of Learning, Spaces, & Technology at Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University LIbrary (CUL) system, where she leads a team focused on instruction and assessment, services and spaces, and the incorporation of emerging technologies into our learning spaces.  She has been a long-standing member of the library’s learning technologies committee, which assists with the design and assessment of library learning spaces.  It is through this committee, as well as her work on the library’s website redesign team, that she has become increasingly interested in usability and UX design and how the principles of UX can inform decision making in all areas of the library.  

 

 

Camille and Sara E. Wright were co-authors, with Howard Raskin, of “Library learning spaces: Investigating libraries and investing in student feedback” in 2015 in the Journal of Library Administration.

 

Max Class Size:
30
Price (Governing):
$15
Price (Affiliate Member):
$20
Price (Patron Organizational):
$20
Price (Patron Student):
$15
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$15
Price (Non-Member):
$25
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$20
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0

WNYLRC Special Libraries Breakfast Discussion

Join your colleagues for a Special Libraries Breakfast Discussion at WNYLRC on Thursday September 14 from  8:30am to 11am

Trying to find a place to store your newest accessions? Still haven’t found space for things already part of your holdings? You are not alone!

Why not join your colleagues from across the region to discuss the issue of physical storage for collections and what common concerns and/or challenges you may have. As part of the discussion, we have invited guests to join us who have been involved in cooperative efforts with multiple organizations to develop shared spaces for storage and programming. They can relate some of their experiences and maybe provide ideas and suggestions for tackling the space dilemma!

If you can attend, please register by Wednesday September 6th!

See you then!