How To Fill Out FOIA/FOIL Requests
Monday, May 20, 2019
Date:
Monday, May 20, 2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Price (Affiliate Member):
$0
Price (Governing):
$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

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center

Description:

We brought this workshop back so we could host it at WNYLRC! 

Michael Kuzma and Leslie James Pickering will lead a workshop on how attorneys, journalists, historians, or any person can file successful Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. This workshop will share tactics they have learned from the various FOI requests and appeals that they have submitted.  Real examples of FOI requests, appeals, and releases will be used to demonstrate how to pry loose records from oft-times recalcitrant federal, state and local agencies.  Anyone interested in open government issues won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind presentation.

Great for librarians who are interested in learning more about obtaining available documents from the government and how this procedure works.

Please bring a laptop with you. The room will have WiFi.

CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.3
Workshop Length:
3
Speaker Name:
Michael Kuzma & Leslie James Pickering
Speaker Bio:

Michael Kuzma is a solo practitioner in Buffalo.  He has long viewed the law as being a tool to bring about social, political and economic change.  For nearly four decades, Mike has fought to make government more open and accountable through use of the federal and state Freedom of Information (FOI) laws.  He has litigated a number of FOI cases against agencies such as the CIA, FBI and New York State Department of Correctional and Community Supervision (DOCCS).  Mike has represented Native American activist and political prisoner, Leonard Peltier, Jalil Muntaqim, Occupy Buffalo and Leslie James Pickering.

Leslie James Pickering is a proprietor of Burning Books, a radical bookstore in Buffalo's West Side, and a long-time free speech and social justice advocate. Ongoing Freedom of Information Act litigation has exposed extensive targeting of Pickering by the FBI, including a two year eco-terrorism conspiracy investigation into Burning Books.

Max Class Size:
30

Cross-Library Collaboration: A Conversation with Michelle Young, 2019 NYLA President

Date: Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Time: 9:30 - 12:30 pm

Michelle Young, NYLA 2019 President is touring the state to discuss cross-library collaboration.  She will be sharing what projects are underway in other regions.  To demonstrate what we are doing, we have invited Mandi Shepp, Erin Weller, Maria Lowe, David Lewis, and Ken Fujiuchi  to share the collaborative projects they have spearheaded with their committees or task groups. So take this opportunity to learn more about what your Western New York Colleagues are doing on behalf of the region. Lunch will be provided.

Agenda:

9:30 am to 10:30 – Michelle Young will facilitate discussion

10:30 to 11:30 – Presentations, discussion, Q&A

11:30 to 12:30 pm – Wrap up and Lunch

 

Spring Academic Directors Caucus Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 9:00 am to 3pm or 3:30.  Please meet in the library http://libguides.daemen.edu/home

Where: Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst (https://www.daemen.edu/ )

We would also like to welcome any of our Rochester Council's academic library members to join us this year! 

 

AGENDA
 
9:00 am to 9:30 am Continental breakfast
 
9:30 am to 9:40 am Welcome and Introductions
 
9:40 am to 11:45 am Ithaka S+R Reports:
Restructuring Library Collaboration: Strategy, Membership, Governance
How Leaders Create and Use Networks
 
11:45 am to 12:00 pm Tour of library
 
12:00 am to 1:00 pm  Lunch
 
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm WNYLRC and Rochester Updates
Digital Services Update: Heidi Ziemer
Ask the Lawyer – Sheryl Knab
Professional Development Events and Ask US 24/7 – Caitlin Kenney
Annual Meeting location/theme – Caitlin Kenney
Empire State Immersive Experiences (ESIE) – Sheryl Knab
Civic Data Project – Heidi Ziemer
Library Complete Count Steering Committee – Sheryl Knab
 
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Discussion topics
Continuing Education Needs
What’s happening at your library
 
If you have other discussion items you would like added, please email Sheryl Knab sknab@wnylrc.org as soon as possible.