The Census Counts!
Monday, June 1, 2020
Date:
Monday, June 1, 2020
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Location:
Online

Description:

Learn how the 2020 Census impacts your community and resources at your disposal to empower your students to be census advocates in their own family and friend network!

Join Hillary Loveless-Medina, Regional Field Manager at Census Counts, as she shares information and updates about the 2020 Census as well as instructional resources, lessons & activities that can be used to teach and promote civic engagement for students at all grade levels.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2ZqxdLc

Workshop Length:
1
Speaker Name:
Hillary Loveless-Medina
Speaker Bio:

Hillary Loveless-Medina is Regional Field Manager at Census Counts. Learn more about Census Counts.

Improving Presentation Skills and Effective Videoconferencing 101
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Date:
Thursday, June 4, 2020
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Price (Governing):
$0
Price (Affiliate Member):
$0
Price (Patron Organizational):
$0
Price (Patron Student):
$0
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$0
Price (Non-Member):
$0
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$0
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0

Location:
Online

Description:

Even the most seasoned presenter may struggle converting programming into an online format. With the help of a Toastmaster, learn some basic online presentation skills, to help you feel more confident and comfortable. You will be able to deliver your next presentation, whether it's an online workshop, class, or program, more effectively for your audience!

Attendees will receive the link to the webinar one day prior to the presentation.

Workshop Length:
1
Speaker Name:
Marc Campos
Speaker Bio:

Marc Campos has worked for 31 years at Verizon Communications with roles in Customer Service, IT, Staff, Finance, and Operations. He presently manages Wireline Network Operations in Central & Western NY.

Marc holds a BA in Economics from Queens College, an MBA in Information Systems & International Business from Fordham University, and an MS in Telecommunications Management from Canisius College.

Marc has also been involved in Toastmasters International for 16 years and expect to achieve Distinguished Toastmaster status at some point in 2020.

Marc has been married for almost 31 years with 2 daughters and 1 granddaughter. His family lives in Lockport.

Max Class Size:
100
Using Camtasia and LightWorks to edit and produce Videos for YouTube!
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Date:
Thursday, June 11, 2020
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Price (Governing):
$0
Price (Affiliate Member):
$0
Price (Patron Organizational):
$0
Price (Patron Student):
$0
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$0
Price (Non-Member):
$0
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$0
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0

Location:
Online

Description:

Are you tired of trying to do everything in one PERFECT take? Has your phone or camera ever restarted on you in the middle of a presentation, with the result that you LOSE all your work? (This has happened to me!) Well, let’s edit those pesky videos and get things going on social media! Film videos in advance, save them, and set them on a schedule for your social media channels! This presentation will be in two parts: an introduction to the PAID screen capture software called Camtasia and then an introduction to the FREE video editing software called LightWorks.

Registrants will receive the link to the webinar one day prior to the workshop.

Workshop Length:
0
Speaker Name:
Sara Taylor, MLS
Speaker Bio:

Sara has been training library patrons in digital literacy for almost 20 years and has had the privilege of training about 11,000 people across Niagara, Orleans, and Genesse counties, beginning in 2011. Before that she helmed the Buffalo & Erie County Library’s Training Lab, successfully restarting the service after its hiatus in 2005. She has her MLS from the University at Buffalo and her BS in Information Systems from Thomas College (Maine).

Max Class Size:
100
Virtual Happy Hour: "Weak in Body, Strong in Spirit: Suffrage, Social Progress, & Spiritualism"
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Date:
Thursday, June 18, 2020
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Location:
Online

Description:

Take a deeper dive into the intersection of women's suffrage and Spiritualism in the United States, with a focus on Western and Central NY and the Burned-Over District.  Meet some of the brave women who changed America and the world by giving women a voice, and hear the tale of disenfranchised women who used the "voices" of long-dead men to make their communities listen during a period of great change for our nation.  Learn about some of our unheard heroines like Marion Skidmore and Lois Waisbrooker; their stories of courage in the face of discrimination, wisdom beyond their time, and occasional anarchism will entertain and inspire as these unique women cast feminism in a new light.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2ZtM5ZC

Participants will receive the link one day prior to the start of the webinar. This webinar will not be recorded.

Speaker Name:
Amanda M. Shepp
Speaker Bio:

Amanda M. Shepp currently serves as the Coordinator of Special Collections & Archives in The State University of New York at Fredonia’s Daniel A. Reed Library Special Collections & Archives Division.  She presents and writes on topics related to digitization and historical subjects within the realms of Spiritualism, Victoriana, and the Occult.  When she’s not elbow-deep in materials from a bygone era, Mandi can be found homebrewing, experimenting in the kitchen, and enjoying life with her happy-go-lucky husband, Chris, and enormous Norwegian Forest Cat, Kujira.

Boost Your Library's Customer Service with Virtual Chat Reference
Friday, June 19, 2020
Date:
Friday, June 19, 2020
1:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Price (Governing):
$0
Price (Affiliate Member):
$0
Price (Patron Organizational):
$0
Price (Patron Student):
$0
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$0
Price (Non-Member):
$0
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$0
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0

Location:
Online

Description:

Whether we are working from home during a pandemic or helping patrons from our offices and reference desks, virtual reference is an important aspect of the service we provide to our communities. Please join UB librarians Kim Plassche and Jill Hackenberg as they share chat reference tips for newcomers and veteran chatters. Learn techniques to help you deliver excellent customer service including creating your own canned messages for frequent questions, finding primary sources online, working with patrons from outside your community and more!

Registrants will receive the link to the webinar one day prior to the presentation.

Workshop Length:
1
Speaker Name:
Jill Hackenberg and KIm Plassche
Speaker Bio:

Jill Hackenberg has coordinated Instant Librarian, the UB Libraries’ chat reference service since 2000. She is also the Computer Science subject librarian at UB.  An area of research interest for Jill has been the examination of the group of MLS degree holders who work as Sci-Tech librarians, how they got to be in their professional positions and whether they brought any science background with them to their jobs. She previously worked as a science librarian at the University of Houston Libraries (TX). She has a keen interest in geology and has accumulated an extensive collection of rocks and minerals. These were acquired through travel, museum shops, Gem and Mineral trade shows, serendipitous discovery, and gifts. There are over 200 items in her collection. Amateur astronomy, which she’s pursued for over 30 years, is another hobby of hers, as is researching her family tree and ancestry.

Kim Plassche conducts chat reference as part of her role as the Map Librarian and liaison to Geography at the University at Buffalo. Prior to joining the University at Buffalo Libraries, she worked in public and corporate libraries in reference, research and management roles. In addition to working chat for local public libraries, Kim has worked for the company Chatstaff, providing virtual reference to more than 90 public and academic libraries in the United States and Australia. Kim holds a BS in Environmental Science and an MLS, both awarded by the UB. When she isn’t working, Kim is home with her husband (also a librarian), infant daughter, stepdaughter and two lazy cats.

Max Class Size:
100
Western New York Internet Speed Test
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Date:
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm


Location:
Online

Description:

Join Us! On Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 1:00pm (ET), we are encouraging as many people as possible to test their Internet speed from their location on that day and at that time.  

If you will be joining in the Regional Internet Speed Test, you'll want to make sure to test your device using Ookla at: https://www.speedtest.net/. All you need to do is click on "Go" in the center and the test will begin. You'll get three results (ping, download and upload speeds), but rather than type these numbers in, simply copy the URL at the top of the page (it will have the word "results" in it), and paste it into the appropriate question in our Google Form. After you fill out the rest of the form, click submit!

Here is the link to the Google form: https://forms.gle/D89cvLd6LvodsKiM7. You must fill out this form with your results in order to provide data about variations in internet speed and service across the region.

The goal of this test is to be able to discover significant variations in Internet services provided across the region. Any personal identifiers will be removed from the results and public report. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us: hziemer@wnylrc.org or ckenney@wnylrc.org. Thank you!