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June 2020

WNYLRC Webinar: Boost Your Library’s Customer Service with Virtual Chat Reference

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

About the Webinar: Whether we are working from home during a pandemic or helping patrons from our offices and reference desks, virtual reference is an important aspect of the service we provide to our communities. Please join UB librarians Kim Plassche and Jill Hackenberg as they share chat reference tips for newcomers and veteran chatters. Learn techniques to help you deliver excellent customer service including creating your own canned messages for frequent questions, finding primary sources online, working with patrons…

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METRO Webinar: How to Become an E-book Sleuth

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

In March, due to the inaccessibility of library spaces and print books, the Mina Rees Library at CUNY’s Graduate Center launched its first-ever E-book Detective Agency. Through a coordinated effort, the program helps faculty, staff, and students to locate e-books available to them — both freely accessible copies (from repositories, publisher websites, the open web, etc.) and copies that are available but sometimes not so discoverable through our subscription resources. As of June 1st, the team has searched for over…

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LILRC Webinar: Providing You Own “Gifts of Gab” – Social Support For Your Patrons

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Join Stony Brook University Social Worker Interns for a program geared towards providing insight into how our librarians can better support their patrons, especially those that have been isolated, during this time. They will also be discussing how to connect your patrons to a volunteer interim project that can aid in alleviating the negative effects social isolation has on older adults during this pandemic. The project is a volunteer call-based companion coordination that connects social work students and those in…

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LILRC Webinar: Ask An Archivist – Creating Digital Projects and Joining New York Heritage

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

What you need to know about joining New York Heritage and advice on creating digital projects. Please Note: This meeting will begin promptly at 12:00pm Please keep microphones and video off/silenced during the presentation All questions should be submitted through the chat box The presentation, video, and questions and answers will be available after the meeting. View Previous Recordings  Code of Conduct For questions, please email Nicole Menchise, nmenchise@lilrc.org.

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CLRC LA SIG Zoom Meet Up

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online Via Zoom NY United States
Free

CLRC has opened a communication network among our region's Library Assistants, Paraprofessionals and Support Staff through a Special Interest Group (LA SIG). Our interests include:  * recognizing all library support staff employed in CLRC member libraries * furthering the professional development & job enrichment of support staff * enhancing the professional image of support staff within the library community   Participation is open to all library support staff, regardless of title. Meeting connection instructions will be emailed to registrants. Contact Anna Dobkowski with any questions.

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CLRC Resource-Sharing Special Interest Group (RS SIG) Zoom Meet Up

June 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online Via Zoom NY United States
Free

Did you know that CLRC has an open communication network among our region's resource-sharing, technical and access services library staff through a Special Interest Group (RS SIG)? We each have unique department workflows, challenges and concerns but are similar in believing in the core library value of sharing. Some of CLRC's RS SIG interests include: * familiarizing members with CLRC Resource Sharing services including ILL, medical Information reimbursement, cataloging and delivery * providing updates to subscription services such as OCLC, RDA and Docline * providing an outlet for support from…

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July 2020

LILRC Webinar: Ask An Archivist – Preservation of Born-Digital Materials

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Understanding the deterioration hazards and preservation strategies of born-digital materials. Please Note: This meeting will begin promptly at 12:00pm Please keep microphones and video off/silenced during the presentation All questions should be submitted through the chat box The presentation, video, and questions and answers will be available after the meeting. View Previous Recordings 

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METRO Webinar: Big Disruptions Can Lead to Big Opportunities

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

The latest pandemic has stalled regular public library operations. How can we take advantage of this time to consider real change in operations and services that will benefit our communities? What might change for the good? This webinar will address a variety of areas of services, functions, staffing considerations, community role, and building design. Participants will have an opportunity to contribute some of their own thoughts and observations. Maxine Bleiweis has been at the forefront of change her entire public…

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NNYLN Webinar: Disaster Planning & Policy Writing Workshop (Two-Part Webinar)

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until July 13, 2020

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Description: Through lectures and written exercises, this two-part webinar series will equip participants with a wealth of information and resources that will enable them to create and complete a useable, effective, and updateable disaster plan. Part one of the webinar will examine those steps to take when beginning to formulate a disaster plan. We will explore ways to identify and assess risks to your collections, ways to prevent some emergencies from occurring altogether, and how best to prepare for writing…

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Virtual Continuing Education Focus Group

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Come help CLRC prepare for their next Plan of Service! CLRC is currently in the process of creating their next Plan of Service. In order to do that we’ll need YOUR feedback! We’ll be an online focus group for all of our members to discuss the past and future of continuing education offerings. Come join us to review events and workshops you’ve enjoyed and talk about what we could be doing better! Those who attend will be entered into a raffle…

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