METRO Webinar: Managing the Conversations of the Moment, Part 3 – Moving From Conflict Toward Repair

Online Via Zoom NY

The goal of this three-part series is to help people manage difficult conversations in spaces with school-aged children in relation to the current cultural moment (e.g. conversations about race and equity in schools and Covid protocols). Led by Jessica Hochman and Tonya Leslie of We Need 2 Talk, each session will introduce Epoch Education’s RIR […]

METRO Webinar: Heavy Metal – Hardware Solutions for People Who Digitize Tapes

Online Via Zoom NY

Videotape (and audiotape) preservation is all about equipment: sourcing equipment, getting the right equipment for the formats you’re digitizing, paying attention to how your equipment is functioning, repairing or finding experts to repair equipment for you, and putting all of these pieces together. In this hour-long webinar, Ben Turkus, audiovisual preservationists and members of the […]

ESLN Webinar: Calm, (Legally) Cool, and Collected: Tactics for Libraries Facing Book Challenges and Collection-based Protests

Online Via Zoom NY

Presented by Stephanie "Cole" Adams Using applicable library ethics and law as a foundation, this practical and action-oriented session will work through the roles, responsibilities, and possible tactics of every person working at and supporting a library when a community needs to weather a content challenge, protest, and/or obscenity charges based on materials in their […]

LILRC Webinar: Leadership Moments from NASA – With Astronaut Dr. Dave Williams

Online Via Zoom NY

Please join LILRC as we welcome Dr. Dave Williams to speak about his recent book, Leadership Moments From NASA: Achieving the Impossible (co-authored by Elizabeth Howell, PhD; EWC Press, July 2021). About the book: The NASA way: lessons on leadership, teamwork, and corporate culture. How does NASA take on seemingly insurmountable challenges, recover from tragedy and continue […]

NNYLN Webinar: Preserving File Integrity – Using “BagIT” for Digitization Projects at the Tupper Lake Public Library

Online Via Zoom NY

Description: This presentation offers a very brief overview of the Library of Congress tool BagIt, which helps to ensure the integrity of digital files over time and during migration/transfers. This will include background on the tool, why it exists, and a simple overview of how it works, including the presenter’s experience using the tool for […]

RRLC Webinar: Koekje, Cooky, or Cookie? A History of American Christmas Cookies

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Why do the Brits call them biscuits and we call them cookies? The answer lies in the 17th century Dutch colony of New Netherland. But cookies have a peculiar history. Once the purview only of the wealthy, their flavors, shapes, and textures have changed over time. Influenced by changing technologies, household labor, slavery, social status, […]

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Library Work – Deepening Awareness and Taking Action

Online Via Zoom NY

Webinar Description: As a follow-up to Nisha's presentation, "Trauma-Informed Librarianship: What is it and what can it look like?" this workshop will allow participants opportunities for individuals to deepen their awareness about how trauma shows up in their respective workplaces, explore the Trauma-Informed Road Map, and think of small but actionable ways to be more […]

METRO Webinar: NYC Open Data 101

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Library workers can make great use of NYC Open Data to both answer questions from library visitors and conduct their own research. For anyone who doesn’t know about it yet, NYC Open Data is a treasure trove of free information that can be tapped into easily, whatever your experience with data thus far. Through this […]

LILRC Webinar: Digitization Series – Step by Step with 35mm Slides

Online Via Zoom NY

Join Nicole Menchise in the Long Island Library Resources Council’s Scan Center (digitization and reformatting lab) to watch step by step how to handle, scan, gather metadata, number and properly house the 35mm slides in your collection.

ESLN Webinar: Digital Privacy 101 – A Primer for Libraries

Online Via Zoom NY

Please note: This session will NOT be recorded. Join presenters Christine Fena and Claire Payne of Stony Brook University to discuss digital privacy. In this engaging session, participants will have the opportunity to explore several key aspects of online privacy, as well as think about ways to educate and inform their own patrons about digital […]