Meet the People at Backstage!
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

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WNYLRC Board Room and Training Center


It’s all about access. Backstage Library Works provides professional services to cultural heritage institutions to help you create and improve paths for patrons to access your collections. Backstage services range from cataloging and non-MARC metadata to authority control and record enrichment, from digitization and microfilming to on-site inventory, reclassification, and RFID tagging. Backstage offers technology, expertise, and human resources to enable librarians and archivists like you to accomplish your goals.

Whether you have worked previously with Backstage on a digitazation project, or are considering doing so, this is your opportunity to meet the new Northeast representative from Backstage, Thomas Forsythe, and learn about Backstage's services of digitization and more!

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Thomas Forsythe
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Thomas Forsythe has been working in libraries in one way or another since he was 17 years old. He graduated with his MLS from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2006, and shortly thereafter began working for Backstage Library Works, running projects for libraries. In 2016, he transitioned over into Backstage’s Sales and Marketing Department.  

Before transitioning to your account representative for the Northeast, Thomas managed seventeen on-site projects, including reclassification projects for Elizabeth City State University, Duke University, Princeton University, the University of Oxford, and the University of Kent, among others. He has also managed projects for RFID implementation, inventory, and collection analysis for the Library of Congress.

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Intersect 2019: The Global Library - 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. 

Registration price is $45 (the Early Bird period ended August 31). 

Student Admission is $15.

If you are having issues registering online, please call Pat Klaybor at 716-633-0705 to register.

2019 Schedule and Program

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:

Spaces for each session and lunch activities are limited -- so sign up soon!

If you need disability accommodations, please email Caitlin at

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.