WNYLRC Webinar: “Fighting Fake News”
Date:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Description:

Librarians, and their role in helping patrons sort through information, are now needed more than ever. This webinar will cover different types of misinformation you will encounter online, including entire fake websites, partisan information and clickbait. You’ll also learn how to help patrons deal with these sources, especially when perceived accuracy and objectivity can be affected by a user’s personal politics.

Location:
webinar: login information provided one day prior to event
Directions:

webinar

Workshop Length:
1
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:
23
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
WNYLRC Webinar: Online Wikipedia Lecture Series - Week 3
Date:
Thursday, March 2, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Description:

This is a four-week online Wikipedia lecture series for WNYLRC members.

This training is a project from Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports is a United States nonprofit organization which seeks to share information with consumers so that they can make informed purchase decisions. Friends of Consumer Reports may include anyone who wishes to share information about consumer choices. Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Lane (user:bluerasberry) at lrasberry@consumer.com

Week three - Quality control and the Wikimedia community

Every work role which exists in any major publishing house also exists in Wikipedia. We will visit some of the work divisions in Wikipedia, consider their labor processes, and talk about how administration and infrastructure development supports front-end content publishing.

Location:
webinar
Directions:

login information will be provided prior to the webinar

Workshop Length:
1
Speaker Name:
Lane Rasberry
Speaker Bio:

Mr. Rasberry is Consumer Report's first Wikipedian in Residence, primarily working to support "Choosing Wisely," an initiative led by the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports, focused on sharing evidence-based consumer health information.

Max Class Size:
23
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):
$0
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
WNYLRC Webinar: Online Wikipedia Lecture Series - Week 4
Date:
Thursday, March 9, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Description:

This is a four-week online Wikipedia lecture series for WNYLRC members.

This training is a project from Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports is a United States nonprofit organization which seeks to share information with consumers so that they can make informed purchase decisions. Friends of Consumer Reports may include anyone who wishes to share information about consumer choices. Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Lane (user:bluerasberry) at lrasberry@consumer.com

Week four - Tour of Wikimedia projects broadly

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia and it contains reference text. Other parts of the Wikimedia network of media projects include Wikimedia Commons, the non-text media file repository, Wikisource the document archive, Wikidata the database, and other projects. We will consider how these projects complement each other.

Location:
webinar
Directions:

login information will be provided prior to the webinar

CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.1
Workshop Length:
1
Speaker Name:
Lane Rasberry
Speaker Bio:

Mr. Rasberry is Consumer Report's first Wikipedian in Residence, primarily working to support "Choosing Wisely," an initiative led by the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports, focused on sharing evidence-based consumer health information.

Max Class Size:
23
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
WNYLRC Workshop: Lead Your Library to Success! Developing Management & Leadership Skills
Date:
Thursday, March 9, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Description:

Description:

1. Gain fundamental insights into how limited resources including people and funding can be managed for the best outcomes. Begin work on a management tool for your library.

2. Understand the roles of leaders and managers in your work environment.  Learn usable strategies to influence performance and productivity for your library.

Target audience: Management and staff who have control or influence over how the library is operated. This can include any staff who have a budget to work within.

Part 1 (Steve Martin, SCORE mentor)

"Seven Core Aspects of Management"

•             Understanding the seven resources you can actually manage

•             Identifying effective strategies for good management

•             Understanding how to empower your team to make a difference in your library

•             Beginning use of a management tool

 

Part 2 (Greg Lindberg, Small Business Administration)

Leading vs. Managing your Organization

•             Identifying the roles of Leaders and Managers

•             Understanding the Leadership Challenge

•             Learning how culture and climate impact employee productivity

•             Becoming a 21st Century Leader

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.3
Workshop Length:
3
Speaker Name:
Steve Martin and Greg Lindberg
Speaker Bio:

Steven Martin, Certified Mentor and Executive Committee Member of Buffalo Niagara SCORE, serving the eight counties of WNY. Steve has been engaged in leadership of the chapter for 5 years and has been a member of the National Advisory Council for 3 years. In addition, he has acted as lead mentor to a number of non-profit organizations in the region. Steve has 44 years of business experience. Past Chapter Chair FY 2013, 2014 & 2015 SCORE Association National Advisory Council FY 2014, 2015, 2016

Greg Lindberghas been an Economic Development Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) since 2012. He leads SBA’s education, training and outreach. Prior to his time at SBA he was the General Manager of a leadership, innovation and product development consulting firm working with companies like: GE, AT&T, PwC and Disney. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University at Buffalo in Finance and an MBA in Marketing from the University at Buffalo. Greg is a proud father, husband and Western New Yorker, who is committed to helping this region succeed.

Max Class Size:
30
Price (Governing):
$8
Price (Affiliate Member):
$10
Price (Patron Organizational):
$10
Price (Patron Student):
$8
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$8
Price (Non-Member):
$15
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$10
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
Nonprofit Works Presents: Building an Effective Board of Directors
Date:
Monday, March 13, 2017
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Description:

Nonprofit Works is presenting two capacity-building workshops on March 13 to help nonprofit organizations increase the efficacy of their boards of directors and program development. The first of these is:

            (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) "Building an Effective Board of Directors" focuses on the critical role that boards of directors play in nonprofit organizations. While most nonprofit boards concentrate on helping their organizations be more effective, few devote the same degree of attention to how the board itself could do its job better. A truly effective board understands its role and responsibilities in the context of the entire organization, monitors and improves its own performance on a regular basis, and finds that doing so actually makes its job easier.

            Among the topics covered:

 • Assessing a board’s needs and recruiting new members

 • Responsibilities and expectations of board members

 • Using a “job description” as a means of guiding your board

 • Structuring relationships among the board, committees, and staff

 • Using committees to do the work of the board

Cost: $45 per workshop, exclusively for WNYLRC members (use code #NPW115 when registering). Includes parking and resource materials that participants can customize for their specific organizational needs. Pre-registration is required.   There are a limited number of seats available at this rate so hurry and register today!!             

Questions: For more information, contact Nonprofit Works at mail@nonprofitworks.com or (518) 581-8841

**REGISTRATION IS THROUGH NONPROFIT WORKS ONLY AT: http://www.nonprofitworks.com/building-an-effective-board-of-directors-buffalo/

**There are a limited number of discounted seats for WNYLRC members - $45 per person. Use code #NPW115 on registration page for discount).

 

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

Nonprofit Works president Paul Mastrodonato, who serves on and advises boards of directors on how to be more productive, and has helped organizations plan programs and seek funding from foundations, corporations, and government agencies for over 23 years. Paul’s presentation style is known for being informative, interactive, relaxed, and fun.

Max Class Size:
10
Nonprofit Works Presents: Program Planning Using Logic Models
Date:
Monday, March 13, 2017
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Description:

        Nonprofit Works is presenting two capacity-building workshops on March 13 to help nonprofit organizations increase the efficacy of their boards of directors and program development. The second of these is:   

(1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) "Program Planning Using Logic Models” helps participants understand how grantmakers, collaborative partners, and even their stakeholders evaluate project proposals, and offers a step-by-step process for planning programs -- and developing successful strategies to demonstrate why they deserve support -- using an assessment tool known as a “logic model”. Most logic models start with the intended outcomes in mind, and include common elements for program design, evaluation, and required resources.

            Among the topics covered:

 • Outlining the activities and methods required to produce a program’s proposed outcomes

 • Facilitating conversations about a program’s intent, goals, and anticipated outcomes with potential partners and funders

 • Creating a proactive plan for tracking, measuring, and evaluating a program

 • Determining costs-per-outcome in order to promote a program’s results in grant applications, funding appeals, annual reports, and marketing materials

 • Preparing information commonly requested in grant applications and proposals

**REGISTRATION IS THROUGH NONPROFIT WORKS ONLY: http://www.nonprofitworks.com/logic-models-buffalo/

**There are a limited number of discounts for WNYLRC members of $45 per person. Use code #NPW115 on registration page for discount).

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

Nonprofit Works president, Paul Mastrodonato, has helped organizations plan programs and seek funding from foundations, corporations, and government agencies for over 23 years. Paul’s presentation style is known for being informative, interactive, relaxed, and fun.

Max Class Size:
10
WNYLRC Workshop: Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community
Date:
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Description:

Description: This presentation 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.  

Objectives: 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:

  • Locate county level information on health needs within their community
  • Locate relevant NLM consumer health resources for specific target populations
  • Identify organizations for health outreach partnerships
  • Outline a potential health outreach or health program for their organization

Intended Audience: Librarians and members of community-based organizations who serve a range of populations, and especially those serving "New American" populations (immigrants, refugees and others who need information in their native language) and who are receiving increasing numbers of requests for information on any number of health-related topics such as nutrition, chronic diseases, mental health, health insurance, eating disorders, genetic conditions and more.

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
2.5
Workshop Length:
2.5
Speaker Name:
Lydia N. Collins, MLIS
Speaker Bio:

Lydia N. Collins, MLIS, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region.

Max Class Size:
35
Price (Governing):
$5
Price (Affiliate Member):
$5
Price (Patron Organizational):
$5
Price (Patron Student):
$5
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$5
Price (Non-Member):
$5
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$5
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
WNYLRC Workshop: NLM's Online Playground: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources
Date:
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Description:
 
Teachers, administrators, parents and students have a variety of concerns related to health information including those related to diseases, disorders, conditions, symptoms, tests, and treatements. Librarians and other community-based service providers can help them find what they need with guidance from this course!
 
This presentation will introduce free K-12 resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Resources span a variety of subjects including biology, careers, chemistry, environmental health, forensics and medical technology, general health, genetics, health information tutorials, and HIV/AIDS.
 
Objectives:
 
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
 
Identify at least six K-12 resources from the National Library of Medicine
 
Locate lesson plans to supplement current curriculum/youth programming
 
Find resources for K-12 populations that can be used for homework help, research projects, and/or health and science programming
Location:
WNYLRC Training Center
Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
2.5
Workshop Length:
2.5
Speaker Name:
Lydia N. Collins, MLIS
Speaker Bio:

Lydia N. Collins, MLIS, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region.

Max Class Size:
35
Price (Governing):
$5
Price (Affiliate Member):
$5
Price (Patron Organizational):
$5
Price (Patron Student):
$5
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$5
Price (Non-Member):
$5
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$5
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
Regional Conference- REAL: Resources and Education for Awesome Libraries
Date:
Friday, April 21, 2017
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Description:

Save the date for WNYLRC's Regional Conference, organized by the Continuing Education Committee.

REAL: Resources and Education for Awesome Libraries

For this conference, we're getting real, by giving you not just theories, but practical applications of them. You'll come away with doable strategies that you can put to use right away! The morning will cover User Experience (UX) and the afternoon will have multiple topics, with concurrent sessions so you can pick what's best for you.

Location: Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Amherst, NY

 

Tentative Agenda:

8:55am-9:00am – Opening remarks
 
9:00am-10am – Craig MacDonald, Pratt Institute
 
10am-10:10am – Break
 
10:10am-10:40am – Justin Cronise, Erie Community College. "Empathy, Assessment, and Improvement: UX in practice with Work Like a User Day"
 
10:40am-11:40am – Judy Siegel
 
11:40am-1:10pm – Lunch / Browse Exhibits
 
1:10pm-1:55pm – 2 concurrent sessions
 
Session A: Amanda Shepp & Christopher Shepp, Marion Skidmore Library, Lily Dale Assembly
"A Spirited Guide to Saving Your Library."
 
Session B: TBA
 
1:55pm-2:10pm – Break
 
2:25pm-3:10pm – 2 concurrent sessions
 
Session A: Katy Duggan-Haas, WNY STEM
 
Session B: TBA
 
 
 
 
3:10pm-3:20pm – Break
 
3:20pm - 4:00pm - Basket Raffles / Hands-on activity
 
 
Session Descriptions:
 
Empathy, Assessment, and Improvement: UX in practice with Work Like a User Day
 
So, you've heard of this "User Experience Design" (UX/UXD).  Wonder what UX looks like in practice?  Bring user experience design into your library with "Work Like a Student Day," a UX-inspired program that:
  • Builds empathy with users
  • Assesses library resources, spaces, and services through a UX lens
  • Identifies specific areas of improvement; and (most importantly),
  • Inspires library staff to action
 
 
A Spirited Guide to Saving Your Library
 
Does your library need a resuscitation, makeover, or straight up overhaul, but you don't know where to start? Do you worry about how to keep your community interested in a library they might not even know exists? Have you ever felt that the only way to get people to notice your institution's hidden treasures is to shout about them from a rooftop? 
 
“A Spirited Guide to Saving Your Library” uses the Marion H. Skidmore Library of Lily Dale, NY as a study in taking an historic institution and reintroducing it to new audiences. Learn how to breathe new life into your library through the journey of this unique special collections facility, and why your library deserves to be rescued, too!
 
The floor is leaking, the books are organized by color and catalogued in Latin, I haven’t seen a patron all day, and the last one just needed to use the printer!  Sound familiar?  Overwhelmed with how to bring your institution back to the life it deserves?  Mandi Shepp, Director of the Marion H. Skidmore Library in Lily Dale, and her husband Chris, the town’s Marketing Manager, have been there and will help you break down your issues, assess their solutions, execute your plans, and gain/maintain your brand and audience through public relations tips, community cooperation, and public events.  Let your library’s spirit shine and help it regain the community position it deserves!
 
 
 
 
Location:
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Workshop Length:
0
Speaker Bio:

Craig M. MacDonald is an assistant professor in the School of Information at Pratt Institute (formerly the School of Information and Library Science) where he developed and coordinates the User Experience program. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Studies and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) from Drexel University and his research addresses two broad themes: (1) investigating and strengthening UX practices in different contexts and (2) understanding and improving UX education. He has presented his research at many top conferences in the field, including the ACM CHI conference, the Information Architecture Summit, the annual meeting of the Association for Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE), and the annual meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). You can follow him on Twitter at @CraigMMacDonald or visit his website at http://www.craigmacdonald.com

Justin Cronise is a librarian at Erie Community College’s South Campus, coordinating instruction, outreach, and a wide array of projects loosely described as “UX.”  In 2015, Justin glowingly reviewed “Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying User Experience Design to Your Library” (Schmidt & Etches, 2014) for the Journal of Library Innovation, and has been running with it ever since.  When away from the library, Justin enjoys the many joys of homebrewing, reading books with his two adorable children (over and over again), and dreaming of a beach in an undisclosed location.

Judy Siegel

Amanda M. Shepp received her MLS in Library & Information Science from the University at Buffalo in 2013.  After graduating, she worked on a variety of library and museum projects for the Center For Inquiry including  digitization, digital collections management, and working with rare books before winding up at the Marion H. Skidmore Library in Lily Dale, NY, as their first professional librarian.  Amanda was promoted to Library Director in 2016.  When she isn’t presenting on topics within the history of Spiritualism or digitization techniques, she’s homebrewing, cooking with science, and finding creative ways to teach listeners how to concoct interesting drinks while disseminating information about the weirder points in history.  Every two weeks, she descends upon the Internet’s radio waves as the Loud-Mouthed Librarian, humble host of This is My Normal Talking Voice, a slightly foul-mouthed educational podcast.

 
Christopher A. Shepp is a prominent online radio personality, sideshow performer, and Marketing expert. He is currently the Marketing Manager for the Lily Dale Assembly. In his leisure time, he brews experimental beers, attempts to consume every horror movie on Netflix, and co-hosts the “This is My Normal Talking Voice” trivia podcast. Universally lauded for his ability to drown out any other noise in the room with his thunderous voice, Chris has continued to mildly amuse audiences to this day.  Notable achievements have included booking an interview with a well-known adult film actress, co-organizing the outreach and events for the Marion H. Skidmore Library, and thumb-wrestling a bear.  
 
Katy Duggan-Haas
 
Max Class Size:
100
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$65
Price (Patron Organizational):
$70
Price (Non-Member):
$75
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$70
Price (Patron Student):
$65
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0
Price (Affiliate Member):
$70
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
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