56th WNYLRC Annual Meeting of the Membership
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
3:45 pm to 7:15 pm

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Shea's Seneca


WNYLRC’s 56th Annual Meeting of the Membership

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Shea's Seneca, Buffalo, NY

Annual Meeting of the Membership
Register: for WNYLRC's 56th Annual Meeting of the Membership by September 9th, 2022.
Cost: $35
Questions?:  Call Jenn Northup at 716-633-0705, ext. 100
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Happy Hour/Networking (Cash bar and hors d'oeuvres)
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM WNYLRC Business Meeting
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Dinner
6:15 PM - 6:45 PM Guest Speaker: Annie Greene, Executive Director of Prendergast Library
6:45 PM - 7:10 PM WNYLRC Member Awards/Contest Winner Drawing (with slideshow)
7:10 PM - 7:15 PM Closing Remarks/Announcement

Shea's Seneca is located on 2178 Seneca St., Buffalo, NY 14210.

Parking: Guests may park on the street in front of or near Shea's Seneca, or in the large lot across the street from Shea's, next to M&T Bank. There is no fee.

Speaker Name:
Annie Greene
Speaker Bio:

Anne (Annie) Greene is the Executive Director of the James Prendergast Library in Jamestown with over twelve years of experience working in a management role at the library. Anne specializes in change management and organizational leadership and is responsible for every phase of the library’s operations. She began her career as a social worker and has several years’ experience working with individuals, families, and groups. During her tenure at the Prendergast Library, she has expanded the internship program to include social work students. Three social work student interns have successfully completed the program and have positively impacted library services. In addition, in 2020, Anne worked with the Library Board of Trustees and staff to successfully pass a 259 referendum which provides sustainable funding for the Prendergast Library.

She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Fredonia State, a Master of Social Work from the University at Buffalo, and a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University. Anne was born and raised in Jamestown and has used her library since she was a young child. Anne is inspired daily by her husband Tom, their two grown children, and three grandchildren.


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Intersect 2022: Libraries as Evolving Organisms

The WNYLRC Continuing Education Committee is excited to announce that registration is now open for Intersect 2022: Libraries as Evolving Organisms! The cost for this conference will be $35 ($15 for students) and includes lunch. Several WNYLRC Committees are offering sponorships for individuals to attend the Unconference free of cost.

The event will be held in person on October 7, 2022 at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library - Central Branch. We are excited to be able to see everyone in person again!

The full program and session schedule are available at this link.

During lunch, we are offering: a tour of Buffalo Architecture from Explore Buffalo, a tour of the Central Library, and two creative activities - letterpress printing and bookmaking - from WNYBAC, which is located a short distance from Central Library.

Lunch will be provided by Braymiller.

We will be following up by email with a link to the form to select your lunch and lunchtime activity.

Parking will be available at the Adam Ramp, which has entrances at Ellicott St and Washington St. All attendees will be receiving a barcode that will be presented at the ramp. The barcode ensures your parking will be free of cost.

Presentations during this year's Unconference will include:

  • Every Job Is A Climate Job - Library Edition - Annemarie Gordon
  • Game On! Video Games in Libraries - Brendan Chella
  • Diversity in Collections Grant: Reflections on the Pilot Year - Molly Maloney, Danielle Newman, Allison Vazquez, Heidi Ziemer
  • DEI and the Catalog: Problematic LoC Subject Headings - Rebecca Chapman, Leslie Feldballe, and Jelicia Jimenez
  • Social Media & Libraries: A Panel Discussion - Amanda Lowe
  • Starting a Seed Library: Why You Need One and How To Do It - Amanda Brown and Brenda Johnson
  • Educational Technology in Libraries - Mary Kamela
  • Inclusive and Accessible Virtual Meetings - Emily Carlin, Shawn Lemieux, Molly Maloney, and Allison Vazquez
  • Buffalo Style: Reimagining Citation - Beth Carpenter and Jocelyn Swick-Jemison
  • That All May Read - Shawn Lemieux
  • Check It Out! (a roundtable focusing on non-traditional circulating items) - Emily Benton, Matthew Kazimierz Kochan, Chelsey Lonberger, Jacob Rachwal, and Lisa Sullivan

Sponsorship information:

The following WNYLRC Committees have agreed to sponsor conference attendance for selected registrants. The available sponsorships are:

  1. The Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (EDIAr) Committee is sponsoring five attendees who identify as BIPOC on a first-come, first-served basis, prioritizing attendees who do not have other conference funding available. If you would like to apply for this sponsorship, please click here to fill out the required information on why you wish to attend, whether you identify as BIPOC, and whether you have other conference funding available]
  2. The Library Support Staff Committee is sponsoring five attendees who work as library support staff in WNYLRC member libraries on a first-come, first-served basis, prioritizing attendees who do not have other conference funding available. Fill out the application here.
  3. The WNYLRC Resource Sharing Committee is also providing sponsorship. Fill out the application here.
  4. The WNYLRC Preservation Committee is proud to sponsor two attendees of Intersect Unconference 2022 who represent GLAM (galleries, specialized libraries, archives, and museums) institutions throughout Western NY.  This sponsorship is open to both students and employees, with the hopes of encouraging more GLAM-focused attendance and content at the Intersect Unconference. Fill out the application here.

To apply for a sponsorship, please fill out the required information by September 30, 2022. The committees will make their selections and notify sponsorship recipients by this date as well..


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. 

We hope that you can join us this year!