This webinar is an introduction to the digital collections of the Empire State Library Network in New York (ESLN), with a focus on the larger repositories that provide more convenient search across collections. The webinar will help member institutions better serve end users in locating archival and special collections resources and familiarize attendees with the navigation of these digital repositories. The webinar will begin by looking at digital collections and digital repositories: what they are and how they can be advantageous for end users. It will also include advice on how to use metadata as a means of navigation and how to determine copyright and re-use status of resources.
Attendees will be introduced to several regional platforms in New York, like New York Heritage (NYH), Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York (DCMNY), and Hudson River Valley Heritage (HRVH), as well as the national portal Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
Register online at: https://senylrc.regfox.com/eslndigitalcollections
online webinar registration is at: https://senylrc.regfox.com/eslndigitalcollections
Karen Li-Lun Hwang is Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian, Metropolitan New York Library Council,
Jennifer Palmentiero is Digital Services Librarian, Southeastern New York Library Resources Council
Ryan Perry is Digital Collections Librarian, Central NY Library Resources Council
The Raspberry Pi is a small computer — credit card sized — that was developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation of the UK to help teach basic computer skills in schools. Public Libraries Online refers to them as "the Tinker Toys of the 21st century." They are so powerful, flexible, adaptable and affordable, costing as little as $35 for a basic unit. Now they are used in all sorts of settings for all sorts of purposes.
This session will include a presentation of the Raspberry Pi and how it can be used in public, school, academic or even special library settings to support maker education and maker spaces including learning how to program with the Python computer language.
Participants will learn how and where to purchase Raspberry Pi computers along with inexpensive peripherals including keyboards and mice. Participants will learn how to assemble a Pi, setup the software and connect it to a display terminal. A number of Raspberry Pi kits will be available for an actual hands-on experience - at the conclusion of the session, the kits will be raffled off to several lucky attendees to take back to their libraries!!
Participants will also learn where to find staff development materials along with some open educational resources which can be used in libraries to support a variety of topics including maker education.
**PLEASE NOTE: Following this event, session attendees and any other WNYLRC members are invited to join the WNYLRC CE Committee for another "Infomingle" event, being held at the Resurgence Brewing Company, just minutes from the Library: http://www.resurgencebrewing.com/
Join colleagues for conversation, food, drinks and brewery tours!
Don Watkins is an educator, education technology specialist, entrepreneur, open source advocate. M.A. in Educational Psychology, MSED in Educational Leadership, President of Blount Library Trustees, Vice President Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library Trustee. Retired from public education with 26 years as a technology director at Franklinville Central School. Currently writing for Opensource.com where I have authored over 100 articles about free and open source software including a half dozen about the Raspberry Pi platform. Currently teaching a weekly Python programming class for home schooled youth in the Franklinville, New York area.
Dr Clara M. Chu is the Director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She specializes in the social construction of library and information use, practices, and systems that impact access and collective memory in multicultural communities. Her transnational, ethnic minority, and multilingual background provides her a distinctive and critical lens in the social study of library and information issues to transform professional practice and education. She has published in leading journals and presented at conferences around the world in English and Spanish.
Dr. Chu has held administrative and faculty positions at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of California at Los Angeles. She has held successive leadership positions in professional library and information associations, and is currently Co-Chair of the IFLA Building Strong LIS Education Working Group https://lisedu.wordpress.com/, and the ALA representative on the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. She is serving on the editorial boards of Libri and Library Trends, and co-edits the International Insights Column of College & Research Libraries News. She has been honored for her research, teaching and professional contributions locally and nationally.
We've Got The Numbers! Understanding, Finding, and Constructing Tables from Census Data
This workshop is divided into 3 sections: (1) An introduction that describes the difference between Census (Decennial) data and American Community Survey Statistics--a survey that has deep demographics (2) How to search for data, interpret the different tables, change their set-up, and download or email the data. (3) Exercises will be given to those in the audience so that they may practice creating their own tables. Attendees are urged to bring their devices.
This session is intended for library staff who work with patrons using Census data for various purposes.
David Kraiker is a Data Dissemination & GIS Specialist for the Data Dissemination Branch, Customer Liaison & Marketing Services Office of the US Census Bureau, based in New York City.
We've Got The Numbers! Understanding and Finding and Mapping Census Data
This workshop is divided into 4 sections: (1) An introduction that describes the difference between Census (Decennial) data and American Community Survey Statistics--a survey that has deep demographics (2) How to search for data and interpret the different tables (3) How to Map the data found in American Factfinder (portal), and (4) exercises given to those in the audience so that they may practice creating their own map. Attendees are urged to bring their devices.
This session is intended for library staff who have some familiarity with Census data and who work with patrons using Census data for various purposes.
David Kraiker is aData Dissemination & GIS Specialist for the Data Dissemination Branch, Customer Liaison & Marketing Services Office of the US Census Bureau, based in New York City.
Why not start the new year with a toast to libraries! The WNYLRC CE Committee would like you to join us and your other colleagues from across the region for another great WNY Librarian Informingle Happy Hour at Resurgence Brewing Company!
Your first round is free when you join colleagues for giant jenga, locally produced beer, wine and cider, locally sourced snacks, brewery tours and networking in a relaxing and fun environment!
The brewery tours are optional and cost $10/pp and will begin at 4:30pm (free tastings included in the tours)