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

Intersect 2019: The Global Library - Early Bird Registration

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, registration will go up to $45. 

A light breakfast, buffet lunch, tour, and snack are included.

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!

If you need disability accommodations, please email Caitlin at ckenney@wnylrc.org.

There is $5/day valet parking only for guests of our Unconference at the Hilton Garden Inn. The valet parking is not included in the price and it is optional.