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March 2019

SIG: Digital Inclusion Coalition Meetup

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
CLRC, 5710 Commons Park Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057 United States
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Free

Did you know that Syracuse is one of the top 10 worst-connected cities in the U.S.? Nearly 1/4 of households in Syracuse have no Internet access, and communities across Central New York have averages ranging from 10-100%. The digital divide—which is the economic, educational, and social inequalities between those who have computers and online access at home and those who do not—is very real in Central New York. Most library professionals are familiar with the challenges faced by those affected…

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SIG: March Maker Meetup

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Onondaga Community College – Coulter Hall – C116, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215 United States
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Free 24 spots left

Our March meeting of the Maker Special Interest Group will be "Making on a Shoestring Budget." Pauline Lynch and Dennis Thoryk from the Ononondaga Community College Makerspace will share how they started a makerspace last year with limited funds and donations. They will also provide a brief tour of the space. If anyone is interested in giving a brief presentation related to this theme please contact Pauline (shostacp@sunyocc.edu) so we can add your presentation to the agenda.

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April 2019

Brodsky Series for the Advancement of Library Conservation Lecture & Workshop

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Syracuse University – Bird Library, 222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244 United States
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Deborah Lee Trupin, textile and upholstery conservator, will be leading this year's Brodsky Series for the Advancement of Library Conservation lecture and workshop on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Workshop: Textile Identification, Inspection, and Recommendations for Proper Housing and Treatment 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Antje Bultmann Lemke Seminar Room, Special Collections Research Center, 6th Floor, Bird Library Lecture: A Tale of Two Flags: How History of Treatment and Ownership Affected Conservation Treatment of Two Early Nineteenth-Century American Flags 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114…

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UNYSLA Spring Conference 2019

April 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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The Upstate New York Chapter of Special Libraries Association will be hosting... Managing Projects: Tales from the Trenches Friday April 12, 2019 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Erie Canal Museum 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse New York 13202 Join colleagues for a day of sharing techniques and tools for success in managing projects. For registration and more information: https://upstatenewyorksla.wixsite.com/springconference2019 Please contact Virginia Young at youngv@upstate.edu with any questions!

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Digital POWRR Workshop: A Practical Guide to Digital Preservation with Capital District Library Council

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
CDLC, 28 Essex Street
Albany, NY 12206 United States
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The nationally renowned Digital POWRR (Preserving digital Objects With Restricted Resources) program is coming to Albany! If you have felt overwhelmed by the prospect of preserving and maintaining your library's digital material, this is the program for you. This course will take a practical approach to creating daily workflows that incorporate accessioning digital materials, processing them, and planning for their long-term preservation. The focus will be on low-cost and free tools and services. Each participant will be provided the opportunity to step…

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Webinar: Using the Whole Book Approach

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
MidYork Library System, 1600 Lincoln Ave
Utica, NY 13502 United States
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Join Simmons University professor and author, Megan Dowd Lambert, to learn how to shake up storytime in ways that that will affirm and empower children. We will be offering this program as a webinar but Mid York Library System will also be hosting a viewing party at their office! If you are participating in the webinar only please register via Zoom using the button below. If you plan to attend the viewing party you do not need to register via…

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Librarians’ Night Out Presented by LISSA

April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sitrus on the Hill, The Sheraton, 801 University Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210 United States
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Librarians' Night Out is a networking opportunity for current LIS students and alumni. Come ready to enjoy good conversation, light refreshments, and a chance to win various door prizes! This event is presented by the Library and Information Science Student Assembly (LISSA). Please RSVP by April 1 via the website provided below.

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Now More Than Ever: The Political Urgency of Community Archives

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SU – Bird Library, 222 Waverly Ave
Syracuse, NY 13244 United States

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library Michelle Caswell (University of California, Los Angeles) Samip Mallick (South Asian American Digital Archive) Stories have the powerful ability not only to chronicle the histories of communities, but also to enable the cyclical nature of privilege and systemic oppression by the dominant cultures who disseminate them. In this talk, Caswell and Mallick -- co-founders of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) -- explore how members of communities marginalized by white supremacy and heteropatriarchy imagine archives as…

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How to Tell Your Community’s Story

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
SU – Bird Library, 222 Waverly Ave
Syracuse, NY 13244 United States

Michelle Caswell (University of California, Los Angeles) Samip Mallick (South Asian American Digital Archive) In follow up to their public lecture, SAADA co-founders Mallick and Caswell host an interactive workshop to guide participants through the process of starting and building community archives, sharing stories about what worked and what didn't. Topics include how to get started, developing a collection focus, building relationships with donors, fundraising, and more. RSVP by April 17 to Tarida Anantachai; include any requests for accessibility accommodations. Additional supporters: School of Information Studies Maxwell…

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Workshop: Long Overdue – Enhancing Library Services for LGBTQ Individuals & Families

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
MidYork Library System, 1600 Lincoln Ave
Utica, NY 13502 United States
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Free – $10.00 39 tickets left

Join us at the Mid York Library System office to learn more about how libraries can better help LGBTQ individuals and families. Lunch will be provided. Workshop Description: This interactive training assists library staff in improving access for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer-identified, and questioning (LGBTQ) communities. Participants will explore common challenges encountered by LGBTQ individuals of all ages and leave better equipped to serve as resources, particularly for youth. The training provides promising practices for communication, privacy, collections, and programming…

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