WNYLRC Workshop: Video Production & Content Creation Made Easy in Your Library!
Date:
Thursday, April 27, 2017
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Description:

Video Production & Content Creation
Do you own a smartphone? Of course you do! This session will teach you how to use a smartphone and computer to produce professional looking videos that promote your library's programs. You will also learn how to create original videos and photos that will keep your social media follows coming back for more.

  • Jen Preisser, Children Library at Greece Public Library, will discuss how they adapted their popular children's programs into a series of videos that promote early literacy and Greece Public Library's "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" campaign.
  • Hannah Baumgartner and Greg Benoit from Gates Public Library will discuss how they adapted the most popular elements of their children's programs into a thirty minute segment for local access television.
  • Laura Lintz and Jen Barth from Henrietta Public Library will give a presentation on how they use their library mascot TR to keep library users engaged on social media. Special celebrity guest appearance by TR himself.

Intended audience: librarians interested in using simple technology to promote their programs (summer reading, special events, targeted population programming, and more!)

*Refreshments provided!

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.25
Workshop Length:
2.5
Speaker Name:
Jen Preisser
Speaker Bio:

Hannah Baumgartner and Greg Benoit, Gates Public Library

Jen Preisser, Childrens Library at Greece Public Library

Laura Lintz and Jen Barth, Henrietta Public Library

Max Class Size:
30
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
WebJunction, Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together
Date:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Description:

WebJunction, Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together

Join Rob Favini, OCLC Member Relations Liaison, for an overview of the many resources and learning opportunities available to the library community through WebJunction. The session will also provide a closer look at Wikipedia + Libraries (http://www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/wikipedia-libraries.html), a project of OCLC Research and WebJunction. Attendees will learn how this new project facilitates human-to-human connections among Wikipedians and librarians, and exposes librarians to the inner-workings of Wikipedia so that they can work hands-on with the resource and adeptly guide their patrons' use of it.

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.25
Workshop Length:
2.5
Speaker Name:
Rob Favini, OCLC Member Liaison, Northeast
Speaker Bio:

Rob Favini is a Member Relations Liaison within OCLC’s Membership and Research Division. Prior to joining OCLC Rob held positions in public, academic and special libraries working as a reference librarian, education coordinator, library administrator, research analyst, and project manager. Rob holds an MLIS from Kent State University, an MBA from Bentley University

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):
$10
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$5
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
Webinar: Lending and Borrowing Media through Interlibrary Loan - Copyright and Library Policy Implications
Date:
Thursday, May 11, 2017
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Description:

The Orleans Niagara and Erie 1 BOCES SLS Offices are collaborating with WNYLRC to sponsor a webinar on Copyright and Inter library loan of media. The webinar will be tailored to questions and or concerns raised in K-12 settings as well as other libraries that struggle with loaning and borrowing media. Please take a moment to think of any potential questions you may have for the attorney and include them in the Google form. We will share the responses with WNYLRC.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5YMXFLMJZY11ynn5YK5JhaqeyEyrRIrKidtRmXYIK9zX2Rg/viewform?c=0&w=1

The  webinar will be recorded and made available to all WNYLRC members.

Location:
Online - you will receive a link to the webinar on the day before
Workshop Length:
0
Speaker Name:
Stephanie Cole Adams
Speaker Bio:

Buffalo attorney Stephanie ("Cole") Adams 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.  An attorney admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts of New York, Ms. Adams has extensive experience with the issues confronting information professionals.  Ms. Adams works closely with WNYLRC and other library Councils to craft useful replies to member library questions for the Ask the Lawyer service.

Max Class Size:
25
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
WNYLRC Workshop: Games and Design in Your Library!
Date:
Monday, May 22, 2017
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Description:

How can games, play and game design help support programs and initiatives in your library? How do a collection of jigsaw puzzles, My Little Ponies, or diaries illuminate cultural history? What can they teach us?

The session begins with an introduction to addressing the “big questions” that help us decide why we might want to make game playing and game design part of library programs and services.

Beth Lathrop, Director of Libraries at The Strong, discusses the evolution of the museum’s mission and collections and explores how its archival collections, museum objects, and unique primary source materials can inform or inspire your library’s game design programs.

Following this, Brian Mayer, Gaming and Library Technology Specialist for the School Library System of the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership will carry some of Beth’s ideas forward as he helps participants build some exposure and comfort with non-digital game design as a potential tool for supporting programs and curriculum needs in different types of libraries, for both formal and informal learning goals.

 

Brian will take them through the relevance of analog games to library programming priorities, whether in a public, school or even academic library setting: for building content knowledge, literacy skills or plain personal enjoyment and socialization.

 

Attendees will start by exploring pre-existing games to build a familiarity with modern designs and build a toolkit for to draw from for their own designs. Participants will be shown varying approaches to design: fixing games, modifying existing games, and original design. For example, with modifying existing designs a student can focus on the exploration and application of curriculum rather than creating and refining a new design. The group will also explore escape rooms and puzzle boxes as another programming opportunity, where players can explore and engage through puzzles and play.

The discussion will also talk about community partnerships, where library patrons of all ages are encouraged to design games to support local museums, parks or businesses. Also, reversing that, partnering with local business to bring support to the work students or others are doing in game design: graphic design, printing and rendering, or drawing primary sources or specialized information to help support designing.

Attendees will finish the session by brainstorming and begin to work, with guidance, on the beginnings of their own designs which they can take back to continue development or begin to implement.

Intended outcomes:

            Develop greater understanding of basic game design concepts

Demonstrate connections between game design and 21st century learning skills and content and,

Demonstrate game design as a tool for both lesson planning and assessment

            Explore ways to connect game design to learning outcomes, both formal and informal

            Create a personalized “toolkit” for attendees own specific outcomes for game design

Beth Lathrop is Director of Libraries at The Strong where she oversees the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play and Grada Hopeman Gelser circulating library. Prior to joining The Strong in 2014, Lathrop worked for more than 15 years in public libraries in Virginia, South Carolina, and New York. Lathrop is a graduate of James Madison University and holds a master’s degree in library science from the University at Buffalo. She also holds a certificate in nonprofit management from St. John Fisher College.

Brian Mayer is a library technology specialist for Genesee Valley BOCES, an educational services agency that supports the libraries of twenty-two small, rural districts in western New York, as well as an independent library consultant on gaming in libraries. His focus is on modern board games and putting authentic games into educational settings to engage students with the curriculum. He has been instrumental in the growth of designer games as educational resources and has written several documents aligning games with national and state standards. He is the author of many articles on gaming in libraries . Mayer earned his elementary teaching certification at Buffalo State and his MLS at the University of Buffalo. He is also the co-author (with Christopher Harris) of the book, Libraries Got Game: Aligned Learning through Modern Board Games (pub. 2010. He is also the designer of the award winning board game Freedom: The Underground Railroad and was named a 2015 Library Journal Mover and Shaker for his work utilizing games in education.

***We will end the day with a raffle give-away of several select board games!!!

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.5
Workshop Length:
5
Speaker Name:
Beth Lathrop and Brian Mayer
Speaker Bio:

Beth Lathrop

 

Beth Lathrop is Director of Libraries at The Strong where she oversees the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play and Grada Hopeman Gelser circulating library. Prior to joining The Strong in 2014, Lathrop worked for more than 15 years in public libraries in Virginia, South Carolina, and New York. Lathrop is a graduate of James Madison University and holds a master’s degree in library science from the University at Buffalo. She also holds a certificate in nonprofit management from St. John Fisher College.

 

Brian Mayer

 

Brian Mayer is a gaming and library technology specialist who works with 22 school districts across 5 counties in rural Western New York. He collaborates with classroom teachers and school librarians to incorporate games, game experiences and game design into the classroom to support state and national learning standards. Brian writes, speaks and does workshops on the value and application of games in education and is co-author of several books and numerous articles on the subject. He is also the designer of the award winning board game Freedom: The Underground Railroad and was named a 2015 Library Journal Mover and Shaker for his work utilizing games in education.

Max Class Size:
25
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 Webinar: Open Education Resources and Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities
Date:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Description:

This webinar will walk librarians through Open Education Resources (OER), explaining the term, licensing issues, and how OER relates to the mission of libraries, both public and academic. The talk will also discuss the challenges of finding and sharing OER material and will discuss how OER initiatives could evolve with the help of librarians. The talk concludes with some case studies of OER projects in an academic library setting.

 

 

 

 

Location:
webinar
Directions:

login information will be provided prior to the event

CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.15
Workshop Length:
1.5
Speaker Name:
Steven Ovadia
Speaker Bio:

Steven Ovadia is Professor/Deputy Chief Librarian at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. He developed and led a fully online workshop that resulted in almost 150 CUNY faculty getting trained in OER. He is the author of The Librarian's Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud (Chandos, 2013) and Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches (Manning Publications, 2016). He was the Internet Connection columnist for Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian and his work has been published in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Library Philosophy and Practice, and Journal of Web Librarianship.

Max Class Size:
23
Price (Governing):
$10
Price (Affiliate Member):
$15
Price (Patron Organizational):
$15
Price (Patron Student):
$10
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$10
Price (Non-Member):
$20
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$15
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
WNYLRC Workshop: Web Design from Zero to 60
Date:
Thursday, June 1, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Description:

Have no web design experience? Have some experience but want to learn more? This class is for you. In this full-day hands-on workshop, we’ll start by learning the basics of HTML and CSS (the building blocks of web design) and end with you creating a webpage and putting it online.

The instructor will guide the class through hands-on exercises in creating HTML files and seeing how the code you type results in a webpage that the user sees. We’ll learn about the various HTML/CSS tags, proper format and syntax, and the different uses for the two languages. In addition, we’ll learn how HTML files are stored on a webserver and delivered to the user. Then we’ll take the pages we’ve created in the exercises and upload them to a web server.

 No HTML or web design experience is needed. However, you should be familiar with copying/pasting, clicking on links with a mouse, and typing a website address into a browser.

Space is limited to 15 participants!

Lunch will be provided.

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.6
Workshop Length:
6
Speaker Name:
Jaclyn McKewan
Speaker Bio:

Jaclyn McKewan has worked at WNYLRC for 8 years. She currently serves as the Digital Services Coordinator, a role that includes managing the Ask Us 24/7 online chat service, and assisting members with digitization projects.

Max Class Size:
15
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 Webinar: Privacy, Access, and More with Tor
Date:
Thursday, June 22, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Description:

In an era of both mass surveillance and increasing restrictions on access, what can we do to practically safeguard library values of privacy and access? Join Alison Macrina of Library Freedom Project to hear about some of the best technology for preserving privacy and open access. Alison will talk about tools like Tor Browser and its use in libraries, projects like SciHub and LibGen that take a radical approach to open access, and just what exactly is the "dark web" and how libraries can make use of it (yes, really!).

Location:
online webinar
Directions:

login directions will be sent prior to the event

CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.1
Workshop Length:
1
Speaker Name:
Alison Macrina, founder of the Library Freedom Project
Speaker Bio:

Alison Macrina is an internet activist and the founder of the Library Freedom Project, an initiative which aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries. She's also a core contributor to the Tor Project.

Max Class Size:
23
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: "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