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August 2020

LILRC Webinar: Ask An Archivist – Torn Paper Repair for Archival Collections

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Learn how to repair tears in documents and maps using conservation-level methods and materials.

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Webinar: Book Clubs – One Way to Connect in Times of Social Distancing

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Webinar Description: Virtual Book Clubs can be the great connector between the library and diverse members in the community, even during the time of little human interaction. Learn tips and best practices to reduce uncertainty and build confidence in conducting a virtual book club, with marginalized populations: individuals experiencing homelessness, youthful offenders, and older adults. About the Presenter: Pamela McCarter is the Equity Initiative Leader/Outreach Coordinator with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Her efforts at the library are geared to develop and…

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METRO Webinar: Racism, Capitalism, and Libraries

August 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join April Hathcock, Dave Ghamandi, and Emily Drabinski for a discussion on the connections between racism and capitalism. We'll discuss the extent to which these concepts are intertwined and, indeed, inextricable. We'll identify modes of rising up against both these concepts, and detail why we need to dismantle our economic system in order to repair the injustices that are visited upon individuals based on their race, class, and/or gender. And, as always, we'll look to the library as a locus…

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CLRC RS SIG – Resource Sharing Special Interest Group Meet Up

August 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online Via Zoom NY United States

CLRC has opened a 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 CLRC and member libraries…

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METRO Webinar: Privacy Audits at the Library

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Looking to understand how your library is protecting the privacy of your patrons? Wondering how you might identify areas for improvement in safeguarding sensitive information? Join a webinar with Bill Marden (New York Public Library) and Erin Berman (Alameda Country Library) to hear how your library can audit its online and offline records, resources, databases, and more.  

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ESLN Webinar: Academic Reopening Panel

August 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Join us for a panel of academic librarians and administrators who will discuss their plans for reopening libraries when semesters begin this fall. Panelists include: * Gerald Beasley, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell * Janet H. Clarke, Associate Dean, Research & User Engagement at Stony Brook University Libraries Fantasia Thorne-Ortiz, Library Department Chair at SUNY Onondaga Community College * Michelle Young, Dean of Libraries at Clarkson University. Some questions for the panel include: * How do you ensure…

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RRLC Tech Camp 2020

August 17 - August 20
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Tech Camp 2020 is going virtual! Join us August 17-20, 2020 for four half-days of interactive online learning! Registration is now open for our annual Rochester Librarian Tech Camp conference! This FREE event is open to all school, public, academic, and special library staff! Through a variety of online sessions, learn from industry professionals on topics related to technology, education, and collaboration (TEC) in library services and practices. Attend all of the sessions or just register for the ones that…

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Webinar: Learning About Cultural Humility & Implicit Bias – Understanding Our Responsibility

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Webinar Description: Cultural humility urges us to engage in critical, consistent self-reflection and critique to understand that being patron-centered is vital to moving through an equitable profession. This webinar will provide an overview of cultural humility, understand the importance of cultural humility in librarianship, adopt a cultural humility framework, delving deeper into how implicit bias affects how library staff perceives and interacts with patrons, and how to mitigate biased responses. About the Presenter: Twanna Hodge (she/her/hers) is the Diversity, Equity,…

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LILRC Webinar: Ask An Archivist – Create a Virtual Walking Tour with StoryMaps

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

A start-to-finish look at creating “Haunted Huntington” - a walking tour that village visitors can follow virtually. From choosing suitable locations, researching stories, finding primary sources, using the ArcGIS StoryMaps software, and ‘walking the walk’, Nicole Menchise will show you how to create a project that you or your institution can share online.

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WNYLRC Webinar: Trauma-informed Librarianship

August 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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As libraries move to more interactions rather than transactions, developing Trauma-informed care (TIC) approaches incorporate key principles to ensure that direct service and organizational supports are attentive to how trauma affects individuals and communities. By developing trauma-informed service systems, organizations such as libraries can implement care approaches that address the lived and stated needs of staff, providers, and people seeking services. Participants will identify how to facilitate TIC strategies to mitigate the impact of traumatic stress by developing an understanding of…

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SENYLRC Webinar: Privacy In & Out of the Library

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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In this session we'll examine some of the things you can do in your library to increase privacy without implementing new technologies. Instead of talking about online solutions such as software upgrades, password management, and security, we'll learn about real-world tactics both old and new -- from drafting powerful privacy policies to implementing new ways of getting users their holds. The goal of this session is to help library workers understand that positive privacy practices are within their reach and…

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LILRC Webinar: Appalling Archives – Working with Offensive Collection Materials

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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What should be done with images, documents and objects that put us face-to-face with the ugly side of history? Panelists Regina Feeney (Freeport Memorial Library), Melanie Cardone-Leathers (Longwood Public Library), Claire Bellerjeau (Raynham Hall Museum), and Nicole Menchise will discuss how their organizations, past and present, have used these materials to promote an open dialogue about uncomfortable subjects through responsible access and public programs. Themes include slavery, racism, antisemitism and torture.

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September 2020

WNYLRC Webinar: What Libraries Need to Know to Survive a Ransomware Attack

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Ransomware (software that blocks access to systems until money is paid to the attacker) can be disruptive and expensive. For some libraries it can be catastrophic, though it doesn’t have to be. Planning and preparation are key to surviving a ransomware attack. This presentation will focus on cybersecurity needs to help libraries protect their systems from ransomware. I will walk participants through the steps to take at your institution to ensure that you can survive a ransomware attack. The class…

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October 2020

The CLRC 2020 Annual Conference Goes Virtual

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:15 pm
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The CLRC 2020 Annual Conference Goes Virtual! Join us Friday, October 16 for our Annual Conference featuring keynote speaker, New York State Senator Rachel May! Stay tuned for more details regarding the schedule and registration. Winners of CLRC's Library Awards will be announced at our annual conference! Nominations for Library of the Year and Library Staff All-Star awards are currently open and will close on Tuesday, August 31. Want to present or show a poster at the conference? Submit a…

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