This course will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies to introduce community members to NLM resources in fun and engaging ways. Examples of programs for children, teens, adults and seniors using NLM and other National Institutes of Health center and office resources will be shared.
This presentation provides an overview of planning health programs for organizations incorporating resources from the National Library of Medicine. By the end of the session participants will be able to:
Attendees will receive CHIS credit hours. There are a limited number of seats open to non-grant participants. Your fee for this workshop will go towards providing lunch.
Michael Balkenhol, MLIS, is the MAR Health Programming Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh and he is the project lead for the NNLM Partnership with the Colloraborative Summer Library Program Michael creates and shares health and wellness "programs in a box" for K-12 schools, public libraries, and community based organizations.
Upgrade Your Skills and Discover the NEW Tech-Talk Database.
Session #1 (Sep 11). OFFICE SHORTCUTS AND WORD. (Novice & Intermediate). Learn little-known Word techniques, formatting tricks and Windows shortcuts.
Session #2 (Oct 16). EXCEL, POWERPOINT, SOCIAL MEDIA. (Advance Non-Techie). Understand Pivot Tables and Infographics, discover more polished ways to present key messages and figures, explore Social Media options.
Session #3 (Dec 11). COMMUNICATION SKILLS. Learn effective ways to speak, write and persuade, deal with conflict and lead.
SEATING LIMITED to first 100 registrants.
Recording available to those who register in case you can't attend.
Linda Keefe and Deb Davis have published Tech-Talk for over 23 years, reaching librarians of all types and educational support organizations across the nation. Their introduction to the library industry began in 1996 at the Brooklyn Public Library where they created the Technology Advocate program, training 120 staff in 60 branches, reducing the IT Help Desk average response time of tech reps from 17 days to 3 days, within the first three weeks of the six-week training. Deb has a BS in Human Environmental Science, with a minor in Business. Linda has a BS in Education and an MBA in International Marketing. As technology communicators, they blend essential workplace skills (Office Suite, Internet, and Interpersonal Communications) into articles, videos, and database activities that allow you to be life-long learners, developing innovative ways of working independently and with colleagues.
How many floppy disks are languishing in your archives? Do you know the exact quantity of VHS tapes or reel-to-reel film in your collections? If you don’t have an immediate answer, it’s time to consider surveying your endangered media formats.
Staff from The Strong National Museum of Play will discuss how (and why) they took the leap into proactively identifying and assessing the unique endangered media formats (both digital and magnetic) held within the museum’s archives. Attendees will learn about the process of surveying collections, assessing their condition, and how this captured data can inform future digitization projects. In addition, attendees will see examples from the outcome of The Strong’s Endangered Media Pilot Project, funded by a Technology Grant from the Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC). The presenters will also demonstrate the use of floppy disk conversion equipment and discuss how they built up their digitization lab for endangered media formats.
Participants will learn:
Julia Novakovic is the Archivist at The Strong. She processes, preserves, and makes accessible the archival collections housed in the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play; these materials include papers of prominent play scholars, childhood education specialists, toy inventors, game designers, authors, illustrators, and video game company records. Julia earned her Master’s of Library Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in Archives, Preservation, and Records Management.
Hillary Ellis is Director of Conservation at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. She performs and oversees conservation treatment of the museum collections and works closely with the curatorial team to develop procedures for long-term artifact preservation. She holds a Master’s of Art Conservation from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Art History from University of Virginia.
Andrew Borman is digital games curator at The Strong and coordinates the museum’s efforts related to digital preservation of electronic games. He holds both an undergraduate and master's degree in Information Science and as has long taken an active role in game preservation, focusing on the preservation of unreleased game prototypes and development material.
Do you have piles of old technology lying around and taking up space? Are you sick of having to pay for removal and recycling of computers and monitors? Do you have a cellphone graveyard somewhere in your home or library? If you've answered YES to any of these, we'?re here to help! From new library signage to game servers, translation assistance to emergency phone services, old and "obsolete" technology can be used in many ways to make your lives and your patrons' lives easier.
Join us for an idea-session on how you can use some of your old technology to brighten your libraries, bring new resources to patrons, improve accessibility and communication, or simply make your circulation or reference desk a more fun place to be! Some DIY skills are recommended, but we'll also be covering resources and how-tos to bolster your own skills and abilities.
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.
Mary Jean Jakubowski
Lunch will be provided.
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).
On behalf of the Western New York Library Resources Council, we here at Intersect would like to thank everybody who made Intersect 2018: Where Ideas and People Meet! a success! Now we are ready for round two!
This year, our theme is The Global Library. We have a number of great sessions planned, with topics including international copyright, library jargon, universal design, and extended reality!
The purpose of INTERSECT is to facilitate a culture of co-learning among librarians and other interested professionals in the region by bringing people together to network and share ideas in an interactive, engaging, informal setting where participants determine the content.
Activities, including workshops and tours, will be held after lunch time.
Early Bird Registration price is $35, so register now! After the early bird period ends on August 31, registration will go up to $45.
Student Admission is $15. Students may call Pat Klaybor at 716-633-0705 to register and receive the student price.
Please fill out our form to select your preferred tour/activity and inform us of any dietary restrictions once you've registered: https://wnylrc.wufoo.com/forms/s1sa6n2q0hadllj/
Spaces for each session and lunch activities are limited -- so sign up soon!