Nonprofit Works Workshop: Grant Writing Basics
Date:
Monday, September 25, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Description:

Description:

This popular workshop is an excellent way for administrators, program directors and staff, board members, and volunteers to gain a general understanding of the various elements required for successful grant writing. Equal attention is given to the needs and interests of both nonprofit organizations and grantmakers themselves. Participants receive Word and Excel templates to help them develop grant proposals, and a certificate of completion.

Topics include:

  • Researching and identifying grant opportunities
  • Approaching and developing relationships with grantmakers prior to applying
  • Planning programs and budgets before writing grants
  • Preparing information and materials typically required in grant applications
  • Tracking and following-up grant applications after they are submitted

Register Now - Regular price $150, WNYLRC members pay $90

(Use "Register Now" link above to register directly with Nonprofit Works - there are a limited number of WNYLRC discounts available - apply the code "NPW115" to receive discount and pay only $90)

 

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.6
Workshop Length:
6
Speaker Name:
Paul Mastrodonato
Speaker Bio:

Nonprofit Works President Paul Mastrodonato has helped nonprofit organizations obtain funding from foundations, corporations, and government agencies for over 24 years. Paul’s presentation style is known for being informative, interactive, relaxed, and fun.

Max Class Size:
0
Nonprofit Works Workshop: Building Budgets
Date:
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Description:

Description: This “math-free” workshop will help your organization plan and create both operating and program budgets, with a focus on the role of budgets in funding proposals and applications. Participants receive Microsoft Word and Excel templates to help them develop budgets, and a certificate of completion.

Topics include:

  • Developing budgets that accurately portray your organization and its programs
  • Methods for sharing costs among programs
  • Prorating expenses between administrative and program costs
  • Determining market value for in-kind contributions and services
  • Using cost-per-outcome scenarios to generate requests for funding
  • Tips for formatting and presenting budgets in proposals and applications for funding
  • Cost: $75 per person ($45 for WNYLRC members) - includes resource materials that participants can customize for their organization's specific needs

Register Now

(Use "Register Now" link above to register directly with Nonprofit Works - there are a limited number of WNYLRC discounts available - apply the code "NPW115" to receive discount and pay only $45)

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.3
Workshop Length:
3
Speaker Name:
Paul Mastrodonato
Speaker Bio:

Nonprofit Works President Paul Mastrodonato has helped nonprofit organizations develop various types of budgets for over 24 years. His presentation style is known for being informative, interactive, relaxed, and fun.

Max Class Size:
0
Nonprofit Works Workshop: Mission-Driven Communications
Date:
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Description:

Description: This workshop provides non-profit organizations with an introduction to the basic elements of a mission-driven communications strategy — including identifying audiences, crafting cogent messages, and using a variety of tools and techniques to deliver them. Includes exercises on relating interim goals to audiences, crafting messages, and (with attendee participation) communications “makeovers”.

Topics include:

  • Using your organization’s mission and interim goals to identify your audience(s)
  • Analyzing demographics and culture to determine how to reach audiences
  • Tailoring your message to your audiences and choosing the right means to reach them
  • Communications tools — digital platforms, printed materials, the media, and others

(Note: For a more in-depth discussion of working with the media, inquire about our Media Relations workshop)

  • Cost: $75 per person (only $45 for WNYLRC members) - includes resource materials that participants can adapt for their organization's specific needs

Register Now

(Use "Register Now" link above to register directly with Nonprofit Works - there are a limited number of WNYLRC discounts available - apply the code "NPW115" to receive discount and pay only $45)

 

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.3
Workshop Length:
3
Speaker Name:
John Wilner, Communications, Nonprofit Works
Speaker Bio:

John has spent 30 years working for a variety of non-profit organizations (and a few for-profit ones) as a researcher, reporter, editor, director of publications, and communications consultant. Among his employers / clients have been Boardnet, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Charitableway, CompassPoint, the Earth Island Institute, Global Exchange, Habitat for Humanity, Health Initiatives for Youth, the Health Trust, Hearst Newspapers, the Population Leadership Program, the Public Health Institute, the SF Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, the Strategic Press Information Network, the Sustainable News Center, United Press International, WNET, and World Broadcast News.

Max Class Size:
0
WNYLRC Workshop: Digitization: See it, Plan it, Do it!
Date:
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Description:

This is a training session focusing on discussions of the ethical, legal, and practical challenges of digitizing collections

Digitization is creating new paths for preserving and presenting information, but brings an array of legal and practical challenges.  

To help our members navigate these challenges and bring their projects to life, WNYLRC invites you to this presentation by three "in the trenches" professionals, who will cover:

  • Copyright basics
  • Ethical & additional legal considerations of digitization
  • Practical and operational challenges to digitization projects (including budgeting, platform choice, and promotion) 

The presentation and discussion will address issues related to digitizing photos, recordings, newspapers, yearbooks, and other legacy items.  Attendees should leave with a thorough grounding of the essential considerations--and practical solutions--for taking a digitization project from concept to reality."

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.5
Workshop Length:
5
Speaker Name:
Stephanie ("Cole") Adams, Tre Berney, Amy Vanderlyke Dygert
Speaker Bio:

Stephanie (nickname: Cole) Adams is an attorney advising libraries, creative professionals, civic organizations, and higher education institutions. Cole first developed a deep connection to libraries working as a page, then clerk, at her hometown library in New Hartford, NY. Ms. Adams went on to work at the libraries of her Alma Maters, Hampshire College, and SUNY Buffalo School of Law. She served for over 10 years as the in-house counsel at Niagara University, in Niagara Falls, NY, leaving recently to start The Law Office of Stephanie Adams, PLLC, in Buffalo. An attorney admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts of New York, Ms. Adams has extensive experience with the legal and operational issues confronting information professionals (and you may be familiar with her work...Cole works staffs the WNYLRC's "Ask the Lawyer" service).

Tre Berney is the Director of Digitization and Conservation Services at Cornell University Library, overseeing the Digital Media Group and the Conservation Lab. He designed and created Cornell’s AV Digitization Lab and is helping develop and refine preservation and access workflows and policy for digital content across the library. I have an extensive background in audiovisual production, digitization, and preservation. I’ve worked on production, post, and reformatting and preservation projects for cable television clients (Discovery, A&E, Biography, The History Channel), The Smithsonian Institution, The Howard Baker Center on Public Policy, the University of Memphis, and others. Tre holds a BSC in Journalism and Electronic Media from the University of Tennessee.

Amy Vanderlyke Dygert is Director of Copyright Services at Cornell University. She handles contracts and license agreements for digital resources, repositories, and various user services. She also works with faculty, staff, and students on issues including fair use, open access, author rights, publishing contracts, licensing, privacy, donor relations, and other areas of intellectual property. She has a B.A. in journalism from SUNY Oswego, M.A. in magazine, newspaper, and online journalism, M.S. in new media, M.S. in instructional design, development, and evaluation, and a J.D., all from Syracuse University.

Max Class Size:
25
Price (Governing):
$25
Price (Affiliate Member):
$30
Price (Patron Organizational):
$30
Price (Patron Student):
$25
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$25
Price (Non-Member):
$40
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$30
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
WNYLRC Continuing Education Committee Presents: WNY Library Infomingle (member registration)
Date:
Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Description:

This is the WNYLRC member registration form. To register a guest, spouse, or other non-member, use this form.

 

Happy Hour for Happier Librarians!

Come and join us for an evening of wine and cheese pairings and networking in a historic family-owned winery. Get to know your colleagues and peers in a relaxed, casual environment while learning how to create wine pairings that will take your hosting skills to the next level!

Cost of registration includes wine tasting and accompanying cheese pairing. Additional wine tastings and wines/wine slushies by the glass are also available for purchase during the event.

Attendees are welcome to bring guests as an additional registration, and space is limited, so please register soon -- we'd love to see you there, and get to know more WNY library employees and library supporters!

Location:
Liberty Vineyards & Winery, 2861 Route 20, Sheridan, New York 14135
Directions:

http://libertywinery.com/about-us/visit/

Workshop Length:
0
Max Class Size:
30
Price (Governing):
$5
Price (Affiliate Member):
$5
Price (Patron Organizational):
$5
Price (Patron Student):
$5
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$5
Price (Non-Member):
$0
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$0
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
51st WNYLRC Annual Meeting of the Membership
Date:
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Description:
WNYLRC’s 51st Annual Meeting of the Membership: Discovering Buffalo's Public Art at
199 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo, NY
 
 
 
Annual Meeting of the Membership
 
Guest Speaker: Aaron Ott,  Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Curator of Public Art
 
Register: for WNYLRC's 51st Annual Meeting of the Membership by Friday, September 22, 2017
 
Cost: $35
Street parking available on Lincoln Parkway.
Questions?:  Call Pat Klaybor at 716-633-0705, ext. 100
 
Schedule
 
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Public Art Tour Session 1
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Public Art Tour Session 2 
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Happy Hour
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Business Meeting
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Dinner
6:45 pm – 7:15 pm Guest Speaker:  Aaron Ott, Albright-Knox Art Gallery
7:15 pm – 7:45 pm WNYLRC Member Awards/Contest Winner Drawing
7:45 pm – 8:00 pm Closing Remarks/Announcements
 
**Please note: street parking is generally available for events at the Casino along Lincoln Parkway. A limited number of parking spaces will also be available at the Buffalo History Museum and at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on a first come - first served basis.
 
***For anyone with specific dietary needs or restictions, please contact Pat Klaybor directly at (716) 633-0705 ext 100 or pklaybor@wnylrc.org
 
This year’s highlights:
 
Public Art Tours (Choice of Two):
 
Albright-Knox Art Gallery                                                                   Attention: 
Burchfield Penney Art Center                            Separate Registration for Public Arts Tours
Buffalo History Museum                                                                       
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy                                  Space is Limited to 20 for Each Tour
 
                               
 
Location:
Marcy Casino in Delaware Park
Max Class Size:
100
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
Price (Affiliate Member):
$35
Price (Governing):
$35
Price (Non-Member):
$35
Price (Patron Organizational):
$35
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$35
Price (Patron Student):
$35
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$35
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
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):
$25
Price (Affiliate Member):
$30
Price (Patron Organizational):
$30
Price (Patron Student):
$25
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$25
Price (Non-Member):
$40
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$30
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
WNYLRC Workshop: Can You Canva? Graphic Design for Librarians
Date:
Monday, October 16, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Description:

Workshop Description:

As library workers, we often promote our services, programs, and events through displays, flyers, posters, signs, and other visual outputs.

No design experience? No problem!

This workshop will introduce attendees to a useful and easy to use graphic design tool, Canva. Attendees will have the opportunity to work hands on with Canva in order to make a flyer to visually communicate their library programs and services. This workshop will teach you not only how to utilize Canva, but how to have fun while creating graphic design projects for your library.

In this workshop, attendees will:

  • learn about graphic design basics including typography, color theory, and other fundamentals of graphic design
  • understand the importance of recognizing good design as the starting place for creating professional, appealing work of their own
  • learn how to make intentional and informed creative decisions during graphic design projects
  • gain hands-on experience working with a variety of graphic design resources and tools, including Canva

 

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room
Directions:
Workshop Length:
3
Speaker Name:
Tina Broomfield
Speaker Bio:

Tina Broomfield is the Technology and Training Librarian at the Rochester Regional Library Council and the Projects Coordinator for the Empire State Library Network. Through her work in library consortia, Tina is responsible for coordinating communications, vendor relations, delivery services, and continuing education initiatives. She has a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Cultural Heritage Preservation from Syracuse University.  She received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Art History from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Max Class Size:
25
Price (Governing):
$12
Price (Affiliate Member):
$15
Price (Patron Organizational):
$15
Price (Patron Student):
$12
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$12
Price (Non-Member):
$20
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$15
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
Empire Library Delivery, Empire Shared Collection and IDS: Overview, Best Practices, and Why You Should Be Participating
Date:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Description:

Join Tina Broomfield, Empire State Library Network Coordinator and manager of Empire Library Delivery, Mark Sullivan, Director of IDS, and Chris Keough, Annex Manager and representative for UB’s Empire Shared Collection program for an informative afternoon on how you can improve your library lending, borrowing, and library space by participating in services available to NYS libraries.  Already a participant in Empire Library Delivery? Come and refresh your knowledge on best practices for smoother delivery operations.  

1:00 pm – 1:05 pm -  Welcome and introductions

1:05 to 2:00 pm – IDS Introduction with Mark Sullivan– (Enhancement to existing resource sharing initiatives, delivery connection, etc.) (https://www.idsproject.org/ )

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm –Empire Shared Collection with Chris Keough (How it works, how to participate, future enhancements) (http://empiresharedcollection.org/ )

2:30 pm to 2:40 pm - Break

2:40 pm to 3:10 pm – Overview of Empire Library Delivery with Tina Broomfield (members, routes, time frame, advantages, costs) – (https://www.esln.org/services/empire-library-delivery/ )

3:10 pm to 3:50 pm – Empire Library Delivery Best practices with Tina Broomfield (labeling, statistics, etc.)

3:50 pm – 4:00 pm - Final thoughts, questions 

 

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center
Speaker Bio:

Tina Broomfield, Empire State Library Network Coordinator and Mark Sullivan, Director IDS

Max Class Size:
25
Price (Affiliate Member):
$0
Price (Non-Member):
$0
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$0
Price (Patron Organizational):
$0
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$0
Price (Patron Student):
$0
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
Price (Governing):
$0
Open UP! Embracing the Open Educational Resources Movement and the Library’s Role In It
Date:
Friday, October 20, 2017
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Description:

Sponsored by the WNYLRC Resource Sharing Committee (RSC)

Has your library been working with faculty on designing open educational resources (OERs)?  Has your library taking on the curation of OERs for your college or high school classroom use in specific subjects? Is your library providing the hosting of OERs? Join members of the Resource Sharing Committee of the Western New York Library Resources Council, the sponsor of the Open Up: Embracing Open Educational Resources and the Library’s Role In It conference on October 20, 2017 at Hilbert College in Hamburg, NY to learn from those who have gone down this road already. The conference will focus on what librarians can do to create, curate, distribute, and promote the use of OERs by the communities they serve. 

 Where:  Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg

When:  Friday, October 20, 2017

Time:  8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Cost: $50

Cost Non-Member: $65.00

Maximum: 70

 

Conference Schedule with Campus Locations

 

8:30 am – 9:00 am           Registration and Continental Breakfast (West Herr Atrium & Foyer)

9:00 am – 10:00 am         Morning Keynote:  Nicole Allen, SPARC (Bogel 101 Auditorium)

10:00 am – 10:15 am       Break

10:15 am – 11:00 am       Kim Shimoumora (Bogel 101 Auditorium)

11:00 am – 11:15 am       Break

11:15 am – 12:00 pm       Break-out sessions – Alexis Clifton, Ginger Bidell, Gaye Thistle and Heidi

                                         Bamford (Paczesny Classrooms 204, 205, 206)

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm       Lunch (West Herr Atrium & Foyer)

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm         Poster Session/Activity

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm           Lightning Rounds – Leah Galka, Barnes & Noble, and Keyonghi Baek and Joe

                                         Riggie (Bogel 101 Auditorium)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm           Afternoon Keynote: John Shank, PSU/Blended Librarian (Bogel 101 Auditorium)

 

Complete Program Information

Location:
Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.5
Max Class Size:
70
Price (Governing):
$50
Price (Affiliate Member):
$50
Price (Patron Organizational):
$50
Price (Patron Student):
$50
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$50
Price (Non-Member):
$65
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$50
DHPSNY Workshop - Fundamentals of Caring for Paper Collections: Handling, Assessing Storage Needs, and Basic Care
Date:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Description:

This workshop will introduce best practices in caring for any paper-based collection. Topics covered will include: handling guidelines, assessing storage materials and special needs items, prioritizing for treatment, and understanding preservation and conservation terminology. This program is appropriate for those looking to develop new skills, and individuals wanting to increase their knowledge of best practices in the care of paper-based collections.

YOU MUST REGISTER DIRECTLY WITH DHPSNY TO ATTEND! Click here to register.

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center/Board Room
Directions:
Workshop Length:
0
Speaker Name:
Gillian Marcus
Speaker Bio:

Gillian Marcus is DHPSNY's Preservation Specialist

Max Class Size:
25
WNYLRC Workshop: Introduction to Archival Arrangement & Description
Date:
Thursday, November 2, 2017
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Description:

Archival arrangement can often be challenging and interesting – it is like “historical forensics” or trying to piece together information from the past in a way so you can use that information to answer questions posed by researchers. This session is intended to introduce you to the basic principles driving the "arrangement" or organizing of collections, as well as basic concepts such as "levels of control" and "record groups" and finally, standard rules used in describing these collections. The effect of successful arrangement and description is for you to have finding aids that can be understood and shared across different platforms used to access collection descriptions.

This workshop will help benefit those planning to take the November 16 WNYLRC Workshop: Creating "Discoverable" Finding Aids with Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative.

 

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center/Board Room
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.3
Workshop Length:
3.5
Speaker Name:
Heidi Bamford
Speaker Bio:

Heidi Bamford has been with the Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) since 1990, first for 23 years as the Regional Archivist for the Documentary Heritage Program and more recently as WNYLRC’s Outreach and Member Services Coordinator. Before that she worked at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. after graduating with an MA from the University at Buffalo. Heidi has also completed required work through the Library of Congress to become a TPS (Teaching with Primary Sources) Coach. She is currently WNYLRC Committee liaison for the Continuing Education Committee, Preservation Committee and High School to College Committee. She writes articles on local history topics for various publications and enjoys spending time with her two daughters when they are home from college!

Max Class Size:
20
Price (Governing):
$10
Price (Affiliate Member):
$12
Price (Patron Organizational):
$12
Price (Patron Student):
$10
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$10
Price (Non-Member):
$15
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$12
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
WNYLRC Workshop: Read. Write. Participate: Mozilla Web Literacy and 21st century Skills You Can Build
Date:
Monday, November 13, 2017
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Description:

Read. Write. Participate: Mozilla Web Literacy and 21st century Skills You Can Build

This day-long session will cover the components of Mozilla's web literacy framework: read, write, participate. This part train-the-trainer, part tools workshop will teach library staff new techniques for problem-solving, communication, creativity, and collaboration needed for ensuring that our communities have the resources they need to responsibly approach the web. 

In this intensive, day-long session, you can expect to learn:

  • Techniques for evaluating media found on the web for validity and accuracy
  • Offline activities to teach other web mechanics, html, and css.
  • Online tools to use to teach others to meaningfully share information on the web
  • How to develop a coordinated strategy for discussing these issues with our communities 

 

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center & Board Room
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.6
Workshop Length:
6
Speaker Name:
Davis Erin Anderson
Speaker Bio:

Davis Erin Anderson, our facilitator for this workshop, works at Metropolitan New York Library Council as Community Manager. An SLA Rising Star and a 2012 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, Davis leads workshops on web literacy, digital fluency, and building community as an individual or as an organization. Along with Ray Pun, she is an editor of and author in Career Transitions for Librarians: Proven Strategies for Finding Work in Another Type of Library, published by Rowman Littlefield in 2016.

Max Class Size:
25
Price (Governing):
$25
Price (Affiliate Member):
$30
Price (Patron Organizational):
$30
Price (Patron Student):
$25
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$25
Price (Non-Member):
$40
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$30
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
WNYLRC Workshop: Creating “Discoverable” Finding Aids with Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative
Date:
Thursday, November 16, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Description:

Description:

The goal of the Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative (Empire ADC; www.empireadc.org) is to increase access to New York State’s archival collections by providing a central online repository for searching collection descriptions (called finding aids). The finding aids in Empire ADC adhere to national standards, namely Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and the Encoded Archival Description (EAD).

While EAD (informed by DACS) is the industry standards for creating and making finding aids available online, many small-to-medium-sized organizations face a number of resource barriers that block implementation of one or both standards, resulting in a number of hidden collections buried in the stacks. The Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative (or Empire ADC) seeks to change this.

This 2-part workshop will teach participants how to contribute finding aids to Empire ADC. You may register for one or both of the sessions.

 

The morning session will address best practices for creating finding aids, including a brief review of DACS, controlled vocabulary, and discussion of the minimum elements required for creating finding aids using the EADitor software. Participants who attend the morning session are encouraged to come with a prepared finding aid.*

The afternoon session will introduce participants to the EADitor software as it is being used by Empire ADC.  By using the EADitor, an XForms-based tool for encoding and creating finding aids, organizations may create well-formed finding aids without knowledge of EAD, and without a need for local technical support. This session will provide hands-on guided instruction on how to navigate the software and input data.

 

Upon finishing this workshop, attendees will:

  • understand the basic functionality for Empire ADC and how to add their organization’s finding aids to the site at http://empireadc.org/
  • have a basic understanding of archival description and minimum archival descriptive fields of Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
    • have the skills to use the EADitor to create standards-compliant finding aids for online discovery
    • will be instructed in best practices for assigning subject headings to archival collections

    Audience: This class is for staff at organizations who want to use the EADitor tool to contribute finding aids to Empire ADC. NOTE: This class is not relevant to organizations that create EAD finding aids in-house using an XML editor or other archival content management system as those contributions will be facilitated through a harvesting process. For questions on harvesting, please talk to Jen Palmentiero, Empire ADC Project Manager (jennifer@senylrc.org) or call 845.883.9065 x116.

    *Participants who are new to archival arrangement and description are encouraged to attend the WNYLRC workshop, “Introduction to Archival Arrangement & Description” (November 2, 2017) prior to enrolling in this workshop.

  • *lunch is included
Location:
WNYLRC Training Center/Board Room
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
6
Workshop Length:
7
Speaker Name:
Sarah Pinard and Jennifer Palmentiero
Speaker Bio:

About the instructors:

Sarah Pinard has served as the Processing Archivist for the University at Buffalo’s University Archives since January 2014. Her responsibilities include the appraisal, arrangement, description and preservation of institutional and manuscript collections, in both digital and print formats. She  teaches introductory archival research classes as part of Special Collections outreach and occasionally guest lectures for the Department of Library and Information Studies. Sarah has been a member of the Empire ADC Leadership Team since 2015. She is a Certified Archivist, holds the Digital Archives Specialist certification from the Society of American Archivists, and earned her MSIS from SUNY Albany.

Jennifer Palmentiero is the Digital Services Librarian at the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (SENYLRC).

Max Class Size:
20
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 Continuing Education Committee Presents: WNY Library Infomingle (non-member registration)

This is the guest (non-member) registration. WNYLRC members should register here to get the member price.

 

Happy Hour for Happier Librarians!

Come and join us for an evening of wine and cheese pairings and networking in a historic family-owned winery. Get to know your colleagues and peers in a relaxed, casual environment while learning how to create wine pairings that will take your hosting skills to the next level!

Cost of registration includes wine tasting and accompanying cheese pairing. Additional wine tastings and wines/wine slushies by the glass are also available for purchase during the event.

Attendees are welcome to bring guests as an additional registration, and space is limited, so please register soon -- we'd love to see you there, and get to know more WNY library employees and library supporters!