Old Tech Glow-Up
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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WNYLRC Training Center


Do you have piles of old technology lying around and taking up space?  Are you sick of having to pay for removal and recycling of computers and monitors?  Do you have a cellphone graveyard somewhere in your home or library?  If you've answered YES to any of these, we'?re here to help!  From new library signage to game servers, translation assistance to emergency phone services, old and "obsolete" technology can be used in many ways to make your lives and your patrons' lives easier.

Join us for an idea-session on how you can use some of your old technology to brighten your libraries, bring new resources to patrons, improve accessibility and communication, or simply make your circulation or reference desk a more fun place to be!  Some DIY skills are recommended, but we'll also be covering resources and how-tos to bolster your own skills and abilities.

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Jay Barone
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Jay Barone is the Branch Manager of the Isaías González-Soto Library (formerly the Niagara Branch Library). He has been involved with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library system for almost a decade, and has been fiddling with computers for over 25 years. Outside the library, he produces and records music, and eats every samosa he can get his hands on. A jack of all trades, Jay can operate an industrial crane and forklift, fix cars, and do minor electrical and plumbing work too! 
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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: 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.