WNYLRC's 54th Annual Meeting of the Membership
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
9:30 am to 12:00 pm

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WNYLRC’s 54th Annual Meeting of the Membership

And the librarian said to the bartender...

Date: September 29th, 2020


Annual Meeting of the Membership
Register: for WNYLRC's 54th Annual Meeting of the Membership by Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
Cost: $0
Questions?:  Call Pat Klaybor at 716-633-0705, ext. 100
9:30 am – 10:00 am Coffee chat - all
10:00 am - 10:25 am Business Meeting - Justin Cronise
10:25 am - 10:45 am Strategic Planning Update - Pam Jones and Nancy Kirkpatrick
5 minute Break
10:50 am - 11:15 am WNYLRC Awards - Melissa Langridge
11:15 am - 11:45 am Nels Ross
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Annual Meeting wrap-up
*Zoom information will be sent out 2 days prior to the meeting. This session will not be recorded. The business meeting may be recorded for note-taking purposes, but will not be shared out.*
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Nels Ross
Speaker Bio:

Nels Ross, MEd PHD VA GF, is Chief Executive Oddball of In Jest, Inc.. He works solo and with other performers and presenters to help people live, laugh, love, and learn with more zest (and less stress).

His background includes: studying mathematics, theater, and education; touring with a nonprofit circus; training with instructors from Broadway and Cirque du Soleil; collaborating with world-class performers and presenters; teaching juggling/life workshops and courses; and performing and speaking for 25+ years.

Nels’ credentials include a Masters in Education and, quite incredibly, Professional Humor Development with Variety Arts and General Foolishness. (?!) He is also a husband and proud father of five kids.

@NelsRoss @InJestInc

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Intersect 2020: From Shushing to Shouting: Advocacy and Using Your Voice

On behalf of the Western New York Library Resources Council, the Continuing Education Committee would like to thank everybody who made the past two Intersect Unconferences a success! We were inspired by the great ideas, creativity and support from the library workers of Western NY, and we are excited to continue this year with Intersect 2020: From Shushing to Shouting: Advocacy and Using Your Voice!

Due to the current restrictions on gatherings and events, and the uncertainties that face all of us on returning to our working spaces, the Continuing Education Committee has decided to hold this year’s Intersect Unconference virtually. We are trying to keep the spirit of learning from and collaborating with each other alive in our current telecommuting climate, and feel that a virtual unconference can still maintain the format integrity of small breakout sessions, large plenary discussions, and individual spaces for networking, casual discussion, and demonstrations.

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.

Sessions include:

  • Advocacy & Storytelling
  • Advocating for Library Staff During COVID-19
  • But *I Am* Faculty: Self Advocacy in the Age of Title-Questioning
  • Creating a Coordinated Advocacy Campaign From Nuts to Bolts
  • Health Literacy & the Library
  • An Intergenerational Book Club That Ignites Deep Discussion on Challenging Issues
  • Open Data Scavenger Hunt
  • Peer Sharing + Peer Learning = Community Empowerment
  • Prepare, Partner, Protect, Propose, and Persevere: Advocating for a Dedicated Information Literacy Classroom
  • The Right to Learn: Advocating for People Who Are Incarcerated

Check out the full program brochure! Includes speaker bios, descriptions, and the schedule.

For just the schedule, click here.


The registration price this year is $20.20, to commemorate this interesting and unprecedented year! If you are a library worker who would like to attend the 2020 Intersect Unconference but have been furloughed or otherwise economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact us, as we are currently working on financial assistance for our colleagues in need.