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April 2019

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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Free

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

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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New York State Census Complete Count Commission Hearing

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Utica State Office Building, 207 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501 United States
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The New York State Complete Count Commission has announced seven public hearings across the state to gain public input and hear from Census experts and advocates. Each meeting of the Commission will be open to the public and webcast. The events will feature detailed presentations to the Commission by various entities involved in the census, as well as testimony from advocates, and the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional hearings may be scheduled at a later date. This…

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SIG: Early Career Professionals April Meetup

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SUNY Oswego, Penfield Library – Room 215, 7060 NY-104
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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Free

Are you an Early Career Library & Information Professional? Then we want YOU to join us at the April meeting of CLRC's Early Career Professionals Special Interest Group (SIG)! The focus of this month's meeting will be scholarship and academia. We'll be discussing things like presenting at and attending professional conferences, publishing, and more! Four academic librarians have offered to form a panel and will be taking your questions, talking about their experiences, and offering advice. Dinner will be provided!…

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May 2019

Lecture: More Than Books – Libraries, Community, & Historic Preservation

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cazenovia Public Library, 100 Albany Street
Cazenovia, NY 13035 United States
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Free – $10.00

Join as at the Cazenovia Public Library for a special lecture on the history of libraries! Lecture Description: This program traces almost 200 years in American library practice with a special focus on New England and its many municipal, historic, and specialty research libraries. As a museum scholar, preservationist, and photographer, Bill Hosley has visited hundreds of libraries. Hosley is fascinated by the architectural grandeur, mission, and eloquence of the libraries built during the first wave of library formation from…

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Webinar Viewing Party: Accessibility and Online Multimedia Content

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
CLRC, 5710 Commons Park Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057 United States
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Free – $10.00

Join us at the CLRC office for a webinar viewing party! We'll be learning about accessibility and online multimedia from this NYLA provided webinar. Webinar Description: As information providers, we increasingly use video and audio to disseminate information. This poses challenges but also unique opportunities for reaching people with disabilities. Providing transcriptions, captions, and audio descriptions with the media is not a simple task. But with a focus on inclusivity and accessibility, we can produce content that is conducive to…

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