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February 2021

SENYLRC Webinar: Communications & Continuity of Operations during a Disaster

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Communications & Continuity of Operations during a Disaster: REady Steady In the Library: taking Initiative before an Emergency, Natural disaster, or Trauma When the unimaginable happens in your library, there may not be time to carefully craft a blurb for the website. But staff, the community that depends on the library, and the emergency responders who can help need to know… something.  In today’s world, having a continuity of operations plan (COOP) is essential as having an insurance policy. Dan Wilson will discuss and demonstrate how an easy-to-maintain…

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CDLC Webinar: Preservation Interest Group – DHPSNY Grants and Services

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

The Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) is a program that provides free planning and education services to archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, and other organizations that safeguard and ensure access to New York's historical records and library research materials.The deadline for the next round of applications for DHPSNY  planning and assessment services is March 26, 2021. Anastasia Matijkiw, DHPSNY Program Manager, will join us for a discussion of DHPSNY's preservation and other services, what their assessments entail,…

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Webinar Viewing: Tools for Tense Situations – Reducing Conflicts with Patrons as Libraries Return to the New Normal

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

**This is a viewing of a previously recorded webinar.** Webinar Description: As libraries re-open their doors to provide service to patrons, we're all facing uncertainty, apprehension, and stress. This 90-minute webinar session will provide library directors, managers, supervisors, and full and part-time employees with tools to recognize and resolve conflicts between arriving patrons. Getting along in our new post-Pandemic, post-protests world will require patience, empathy, and understanding other points of view without judgment. Library employees and the people we serve…

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LILRC Webinar: Message to the Community – Media Production Studios for Public Libraries

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

This discussion will explore a full range of possibilities for public libraries to host and broadcast media from their facilities. Events can range from a single-person podcast to a group activity. We’ll take a look at motivations for this type of endeavor, spatial and technical requirements, potential costs and opportunities for community involvement. Presenter Kevin J. Walsh, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP is licensed architect and partner with BBS Architects, Landscape Architects & Engineers with more than 25 years of diverse experience…

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March 2021

LILRC Webinar: Library Director Jenga – COVID Edition, Session 1

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Join Kate Hall and Kathy Parker, authors of The Public Library Directors Toolkit, as they discuss how to balance the responsibilities of being a director during a pandemic and three core areas of running a public library during a public health crisis and after. The four individual sessions will include library director jenga, personnel, emergency planning, and buildings. Each session will delve into each topic, have some group work and time for roundtable discussion. The sessions are intended for established public…

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METRO Webinar: LASSA Presents – It Takes a Village

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Please join us for a get-together and conversation with your fellow Library support staff members to share our experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. We look forward to hearing what has been working for you in maintaining social distancing, learn what's been happening around you, and talk through how you're coping with this stressful time. At the end of this conversation, you will be able to: > Understand how your fellow library workers are negotiating a changed world > Implement tips…

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LILRC Webinar: Historic Preservation for the People – An Introduction Local, State, and Federal Policies and Practices

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Did you know listing on the National and State Registers of Historic Places does not protect historic places from demolition or redevelopment? Only municipalities and local preservation ordinances can protect historic places from destruction. Nevertheless, federal and state preservation laws play an important role by offering attractive financial incentives like tax credits, or by requiring a more intensive process of environmental review for some projects. Explore how local, state, and federal laws work together to preserve historic places, and how…

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METRO Webinar: Supporting and Sustaining Anti-Racist Work

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

In our workshops, We Need 2 Talk educators always say, anti-racist work is a practice, not a destination. Some of us have been on our anti-racist journeys for many years, while for others, that journey began during the summer of 2020. How can we make this work sustainable in our libraries and communities? How can we hold the notion, in the context of a standards and achievement-obsessed culture, that anti-racism is a lifelong practice? How can we continue to show…

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SENYLRC Webinar: SENYCon Prequel – Pandemic Pivot Presentations

March 5 @ 9:45 am - 2:00 pm
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

On January 21, 2020 the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Washington State. In late February we were starting to wash our hands more and learn how to elbow bump. On Friday, March 13, 2020 the Southeastern staff all took our laptops home with the idea that we'd be closed for a few weeks. On April 3, 2020 we pivoted SENYCon into an online event. Now, a year later we look back at how much has changed and what…

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SENYLRC Webinar: Preventing and Responding to Mold in Your Library

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Preventing and Responding to Mold in Your Library: REady Steady In the Library: taking Initiative before an Emergency, Natural disaster, or Trauma Mold can pose a serious threat to cultural heritage materials and poses health and safety risks. In this webinar, participants will learn how to distinguish mold from look-alikes and how to tell the difference between active and inactive mold. We will also discuss health and safety precautions that must be observed when handling mold, how to safely clean mold, and when to call in a professional.…

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