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October 2020

New York State Library Digital Equity Webinar Series

October 22, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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One event on September 24, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on October 1, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on October 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on October 29, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on November 12, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on November 19, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on December 3, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Digital equity is a complex set of conditions that requires that every New Yorker has access to affordable broadband, adequate devices, necessary software, digital literacy skills, and a community of support. Persistent digital divides exist in communities -- urban, suburban, and rural -- across New York; in fact, more than 25% of students in New York lack access to the Internet and/or appropriate devices to participate in remote online education. The challenges to student connectivity can't be considered in isolation,…

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LILRC Webinar: Graphic Design with Canva & Lucid Press

October 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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Take your social media graphics, flyers, and newsletters to the next level with Canva and Lucidpress. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of graphic design, creative and accessible ways to share your content, and discover the basics of two great online programs anybody can use to start designing. Presenter: Arielle Hessler is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, New York. She runs the social media and marketing content for her library, and is always…

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Webinar: Finding Census Data – The Essentials

October 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Webinar Description: This presentation first explains the differences between the Decennial Census and the American Community Survey while also highlighting the idea of sample thresholds, questionnaire logic, and statistical geography. Following this, the presenter will go into the data.census.gov portal to show different ways to access and download the data. Datasets include variables on economic, social, housing and population. Additionally, we will look at the ACS website and get a short tour of topics, datasets and links available there. The…

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WNYLRC Webinar: Virtual Happy Hour – The Salem Witch Trials

October 28, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
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“The devil came to me and bid me serve him.” These words of confession sparked the Salem Witch Trials in 1692, igniting a series of accusations, interrogations, and executions that continue to entrance people to this day. Join us for an exploration of these fascinating trials, as well as a discussion of how the story of Salem and the portrayal of witches has developed over the past three centuries. This is intended to be a fun, socializing virtual event. Prep…

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METRO Webinar: Starting Your Own Digital Inclusion Coalition

October 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Digital Inclusion Coalitions are growing across the country; communities recognize the need for committed, organized partnerships that exhibit a unified voice to improve digital inequities. If you have concerns for your community and its members’ ability to participate effectively in the digital world, forming a digital inclusion coalition may be beneficial. During this program, we will interview members of newly formed coalitions, explore establishing and sustaining a coalition as well as the name the real work happening right now. From…

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New York State Library Digital Equity Webinar Series

October 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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One event on September 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on October 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Digital equity is a complex set of conditions that requires that every New Yorker has access to affordable broadband, adequate devices, necessary software, digital literacy skills, and a community of support. Persistent digital divides exist in communities -- urban, suburban, and rural -- across New York; in fact, more than 25% of students in New York lack access to the Internet and/or appropriate devices to participate in remote online education. The challenges to student connectivity can't be considered in isolation,…

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SCRLC 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

October 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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The Board of Trustees invites you to attend SCRLC's 54th Annual Meeting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Audits: Implications and Applications for Library & Information Organizations   Location: Virtual (a Zoom link will be emailed a couple of days before the event) Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm   Deadline to register: End of the day, Wednesday, October 28th   This year we are pleased to have Dr. Kawanna Bright, Assistant Professor of Library Science at East Carolina University facilitating the workshop.   Description: Diversity, Equity, and…

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SENYLRC Webinar: They’re Just Not a Good Fit

October 30, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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They're Just Not a Good Fit: Interrogating and Interrupting Hiring Practices in Academic Libraries That Center Whiteness About the presentation: As a profession, we talk the talk of valuing diversity and inclusion, but do we walk the walk with our hiring practices? The profession stresses the importance of “a good fit” when hiring, but we rarely interrogate the fact that “a good fit” can be a reflection of our implicit biases and that our very hiring practices continue to center…

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November 2020

Webinar: Understanding Homeschooling in New York State and the Role Libraries Play

November 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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Webinar Description: With the recent elevated interest in homeschooling, is your library strategically prepared to assist this growing community group? Research shows that up to 70% of homeschool families consider the library a main resource for their education. Good patron service begins with understanding of need. Join Deanna McGregor, Homeschool Liaison Librarian, as she explains why some families choose to transition informal learning at home into the educational path of homeschooling. Learn homeschool family motivations, New York State requirements, and…

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Second Tuesday at Ten!

November 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 9, 2021

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

To encourage staying connected with each other during this time, we invite you to join us online second Tuesdays at Ten! Staying connected is important during this unprecedented time. CLRC is looking to stay engaged with our members by offering the library community an opportunity to chat, discuss, and check-in with colleagues around the region. Please join us for our monthly online Zoom meeting every second Tuesday. Call in to say hi, ask questions, provide updates, and talk to your…

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LILRC Webinar: Developing Collaborative Partnerships in Academic Libraries

November 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
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Partnerships between academic libraries and different departments across college campuses have been growing in recent years. Join in for an interactive hour where we talk about what kinds of partnerships are common, what to consider when beginning a partnership, and how to get things up and running. Presenter: Holly Jackson is the Student Success Librarian at Mansfield University and has been creating and growing academic library partnerships with writing and tutoring centers for over 5 years. Her recent book, Sharing Spaces…

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SCLRC Webinar: Communications – Stemming the Tide

November 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
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This online workshop is part 1 of a 2-part series. Feel free to attend either workshop or both. Register below to receive a link that will work for both workshops. Part 1: Communications: Stemming the Tide This year, the methods we use for communication have increased, as well as the frequency of communication. Information is arriving in your inbox, through social media tools, on your phone, and other methods. How do you tame these streams and stay on top of…

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METRO Webinar: Capitalizing on OER for Equity in PK-12 – Finding and Using Open Teaching and Learning Resources

November 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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With Shawna M. Brandle, Associate Professor of Political Science, Kingsborough Community College; Stacy Katz, Assistant Professor, Library, Lehman College; Jennifer Van Allen, Assistant Professor of Literacy Education, Lehman College; and Nicole Williams, Instructor, Library, Bronx Community College Do you find that the curricular materials you are provided don’t always quite meet the needs of all your students? Never fear, Open Educational Resources (OER) are here! OER include freely available, openly licensed learning materials. Open licensing permissions allow you (and your…

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New York State Library Digital Equity Webinar Series

November 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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One event on September 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on October 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Digital equity is a complex set of conditions that requires that every New Yorker has access to affordable broadband, adequate devices, necessary software, digital literacy skills, and a community of support. Persistent digital divides exist in communities -- urban, suburban, and rural -- across New York; in fact, more than 25% of students in New York lack access to the Internet and/or appropriate devices to participate in remote online education. The challenges to student connectivity can't be considered in isolation,…

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RRLC Webinar: Food for Thought – Exploring Nutrition Information Resources

November 13, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
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This class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified. Objectives: At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to: Identify 3 reliable resources for locating online and print nutrition information. Practice searching…

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RRLC Webinar: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Science

November 16, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
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Citizen science is happening all around you! Citizen scientists in your community are participating in bird and butterfly counts, contributing to Alzheimer’s research, monitoring air quality, and collecting genetic information–all furthering and advancing our greater scientific knowledge. Citizen science is an amazing way to participate in research efforts, and it can often be done from a mobile device, from one’s home, or from a library. Libraries are ideal partners for citizen scientists! In this class, participants can expect to learn…

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WNYLRC Webinar: Live Chat Reference Service – Excellence Amid Challenging Times, Part 1 and 2

November 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Join us for a session with Marie L. Radford, Ph.D., who will share the research she's been working on and will cover the current challenges of managing virtual reference chat services and etiquettes in these unusual times. This is a workshop that will be divided into two sessions, with a 30 minute break in between. Part 1 - 1pm -2:30pm  Overview recent changes impacting reference service Importance of building positive relationships and communication for success and satisfaction What do our…

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LILRC Webinar: Ask an Archivist – Rolled Documents Do’s and Don’ts

November 17, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
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Testing out in-house methods for relaxing rolled documents. Code of Conduct For questions, please email Erin Hunter, ehunter@lilrc.org.

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LILRC Webinar: Effective Project Management

November 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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Effective project management is an essential skill in today's workplace. It can be used to manage personal tasks, as well as projects that involve multiple team members or departments. It can help with time management, the creation of workflows to meet milestones and provide deliverables, and create efficiencies in communication. Join Jaime Barrilleaux from EBSCO as she discusses her experiences with project management, what worked and what didn't, and free tools that are available to you to enable effective project…

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NNYLN Webinar: Workplace Wellness – COVID Edition

November 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
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One event on December 9, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Over the course of three, one-hour sessions, participants will gain an understanding of why worksite wellness programs are so valuable and how to get started. Each month will build on the previous session as we work together to help launch effective, sustainable worksite wellness programs based on each worksite’s individual needs. Although worksite wellness programs may include many aspects of wellness, these workshops will give particular emphasis to mental health as this is a growing need during this pandemic. Each…

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LILRC Webinar: The Graphic Histories, with Creator Dr. Aaron Gronstal

November 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map
Free

Join LILRC for a behind the scenes look at the creation of NASA’s Astrobiology graphic novel series. Our guest will be the author and illustrator of the series, Aaron Gronstal, Communications Specialist at NASA Astrobiology Program, who will speak on how he uses comics to communicate science with the public. Aaron Gronstal earned his doctorate in Geomicrobiology and Astrobiology at the Planetary and Space Science Research Institute (Open University, UK) and developed both scientific and artistic skills at the University of…

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RRLC Webinar: Libraries & Anti-Racism Training Series

November 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
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One event on October 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Join RRLC this fall for the Libraries & Anti-Racism Training Series, beginning September 2020. Through a series of 3 webinars led by Strategic Diversity Initiatives, attendees will build and refine their anti-racism knowledge and toolkit, with the goal of actively combating white supremacy in our society and our libraries. Attendees may pick and choose which webinars to attend or choose to complete the entire Libraries & Anti-racism training series. Additionally, the training series will also include optional pre-work or post-work for webinars in…

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SCRLC Webinar: Communications – Being Understood

November 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
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This online workshop is part 2 of a 2-part series. Feel free to attend either workshop or both. Register below to receive a link that will work for both workshops. Part 2: Communications: Being Understood We don't just receive information; we are also senders of information. In this webinar, we will consider how to use the preferred communication methods of our teammates, and how to seek compromises. Because of the dominance of email, we will discuss email best practices, and…

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New York State Library Digital Equity Webinar Series

November 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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One event on September 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on October 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Digital equity is a complex set of conditions that requires that every New Yorker has access to affordable broadband, adequate devices, necessary software, digital literacy skills, and a community of support. Persistent digital divides exist in communities -- urban, suburban, and rural -- across New York; in fact, more than 25% of students in New York lack access to the Internet and/or appropriate devices to participate in remote online education. The challenges to student connectivity can't be considered in isolation,…

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Third Thursday at Three – LA and Paraprofessional Meet Up

November 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States
Free

CLRC offers 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…

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LILRC Webinar: Recruiting for Diversity

November 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

This program will address issues directors, managers, and supervisors need to consider when trying to increase the diversity of their staff. Attendees will learn what it means to be diverse and what specific issues need to be considered in attracting and recruiting diverse candidates. These issues include but are not limited to employment policies, organizational culture, and the promotion of an inclusive environment. Loida Garcia-Febo , ALA President for 2018-2019, is an international library consultant, researcher and expert on topics such…

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December 2020

NNYLN Webinar: Instructional Videos for Everyone (2-Part Program)

December 1, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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One event on December 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

What exactly is an instructional video? An instructional video is “any video that demonstrates a process, transfers knowledge, explains a concept, or shows someone how to do something” (Simon, 2020) They can literally be about anything, and anyone can make them. In this 2-part program, we will learn how to make our own instructional videos. Instructional videos are a great way to relay information, however, the process can seem intimidating and be time-consuming. Together, we will learn about creating effective…

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LILRC Webinar: How to Build an Anti-Bias Library

December 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

What's an anti-racist library? And why should we be trying to build one? Simply put, an anti-racist library is one that actively works to dismantle racism and promote equality. How can we build one when we can find racial bias all over our libraries-- in our collections, our discovery systems, and our interactions with patrons and other staff? In this workshop, we'll talk about identifying and addressing microaggressions, implicit bias, and biased library systems, in pursuit of building an anti-racist…

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RCLS Webinar: Committee Leadership Training – How to Run a Meeting

December 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Presenters Carolyn Bennett Glauda, Southeastern New York Library Resources Council, and Joanna Goldfarb & Jen Park, Ramapo Catskill Library System, encourage any library staff, directors, and trustees to attend a session regarding committee leadership. This training is appropriate for anyone who is new to a leadership position in a committee, would like to learn more about how to effectively run meetings, or who is interested in assuming a leadership position in the future. Attendees will "walk away" with the following…

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METRO Webinar: Broader than Broadband – Brooklyn Public Library’s Digital Equity Strategy

December 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

More details coming soon! Digital equity is a complex set of conditions that requires that every New Yorker has access to affordable broadband, adequate devices, necessary software, digital literacy skills, and a community of support. Persistent digital divides exist in communities -- urban, suburban, and rural -- across New York; in fact, more than 25% of students in New York lack access to the Internet and/or appropriate devices to participate in remote online education. The challenges to student connectivity can’t…

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New York State Library Digital Equity Webinar Series

December 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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One event on September 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on October 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Digital equity is a complex set of conditions that requires that every New Yorker has access to affordable broadband, adequate devices, necessary software, digital literacy skills, and a community of support. Persistent digital divides exist in communities -- urban, suburban, and rural -- across New York; in fact, more than 25% of students in New York lack access to the Internet and/or appropriate devices to participate in remote online education. The challenges to student connectivity can't be considered in isolation,…

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CDLC Webinar: Preservation Interest Group – Response and Recovery from Unwanted Water Events

December 8, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Unwanted water? Unwanted water is the most common emergency affecting your collections, whether from a leaky building, a burst pipe, or even local area flooding.Learn how to reduce the risk, prepare in advance, and how to respond quickly! Join area organizations and University at Albany's Ann Kearney and Karen Kiorpes on December 8, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. for this discussion on Response and Recovery from Unwanted Water Events. All are welcome, including people from outside the Capital District!

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Second Tuesday at Ten!

December 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 9, 2021

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

To encourage staying connected with each other during this time, we invite you to join us online second Tuesdays at Ten! Staying connected is important during this unprecedented time. CLRC is looking to stay engaged with our members by offering the library community an opportunity to chat, discuss, and check-in with colleagues around the region. Please join us for our monthly online Zoom meeting every second Tuesday. Call in to say hi, ask questions, provide updates, and talk to your…

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NNYLN Webinar: Raising Your Level of Librarian-Faculty Collaborations

December 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Description: In this session, attendees will learn about online faculty-librarian collaborations from two librarians who worked with faculty to create an embedded librarian program that began with a basic level of collaboration via a presence in the learning management system and has since grown to include more advanced levels of collaboration including synchronous and asynchronous information literacy opportunities and even assignment and course modification and creation. In addition to seeing examples of all levels of collaboration, attendees will learn the…

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NNYLN Webinar: Workplace Wellness – COVID Edition

December 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
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One event on December 9, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Over the course of three, one-hour sessions, participants will gain an understanding of why worksite wellness programs are so valuable and how to get started. Each month will build on the previous session as we work together to help launch effective, sustainable worksite wellness programs based on each worksite’s individual needs. Although worksite wellness programs may include many aspects of wellness, these workshops will give particular emphasis to mental health as this is a growing need during this pandemic. Each…

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Webinar: SMART Goals – A How-To, Hands-On Working Session

December 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Webinar Description: When creating project, team, or organizational goals, we are often told to make them SMART. What does it mean to have goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-based? How do you create SMART goals?  How does their creation help you think about your definition of success? This 90-minute working session will teach you about SMART goals. In other words, how do you make them specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-based, without making them unreasonable? You will…

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WNYLRC Webinar: Virtual History Happy Hour – Christmas with the Donner Party

December 10, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

“Children, eat slowly,” spoke Margret Reed as she stirred a pot of bubbling soup for her starving sons and daughters, “for this one day you may have all that you wish.” On this Christmas Day in 1846, Reed and other members of the Donner Party – a group of pioneers who infamously resorted to cannibalism while trapped for the winter in the Sierra Nevada – prayed for God to end their gnawing hunger. Together we’ll explore the fascinating story of…

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SCRLC Webinar: Library Services for Indigenous Peoples – From Land Acknowledgement to Outreach

December 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Description/learning outcomes:  This hour of conversation will focus on how libraries may work with indigenous peoples to support their cultural identities and sovereignty. Our objectives are to: Understand the purpose of a land acknowledgement and what it does and does not do. Brainstorm ideas of strategies to work with tribal communities. Consider how to evaluate library services in terms of how they might be received by indigenous communities. Discuss building collections that reflect the indigenous experience.   Presenter: Dr. Loriene…

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Webinar: I Didn’t Sign Up For This – Creating an Effective Pandemic Operation Plan

December 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Webinar Description: Pandemic librarianship is a challenge. Many of us in leadership are thinking, “This is not what I signed up for.” However, it is our job to rise to challenges and guide our organization forward. We do that through planning. A plan for library service during a pandemic is paramount, and for some of us, it is now mandated. All libraries should be drafting a Pandemic Operations Plan (POP) now. In this workshop, we will cover what is mandated…

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RRLC Event: 5th Annual Rochester Archives Fair

December 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Discover the remarkable archival resources available in the Rochester region at the 5th annual Rochester Archives Fair! This year’s theme, “Living Through History: Movements, Milestones, and Moments of Impact,” will explore history in our everyday lives. Area institutions will present Lightning Talks highlighting their unique collections and be available to discuss the archival treasures they preserve during the Virtual Archives Fair event on December 15 from 2-3pm. In addition, you can browse through highlighted Online Collections at any time. Whether you are interested in history, genealogy, primary sources, or…

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Webinar: Program Possibilities for Today – 30 Ideas in 60 Minutes

December 16, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Webinar Description: Virtual programming takes time to reach patrons, but can be well worth the effort. Are you looking for ways to engage patrons through virtual programming? Enjoy this webinar with over 30 ideas of popular events that can transfer to online programs. Learn tips on finding engaging speakers and what types of programs may work for different age groups in this one hour, energized presentation with librarian Amy Alessio.   Learn what types of programs may transfer well.  Understand that…

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NNYLN Webinar: Instructional Videos for Everyone (2-Part Program)

December 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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One event on December 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

What exactly is an instructional video? An instructional video is “any video that demonstrates a process, transfers knowledge, explains a concept, or shows someone how to do something” (Simon, 2020) They can literally be about anything, and anyone can make them. In this 2-part program, we will learn how to make our own instructional videos. Instructional videos are a great way to relay information, however, the process can seem intimidating and be time-consuming. Together, we will learn about creating effective…

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Third Thursday at Three – LA SIG and Support Staff Meet Up

December 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States
Free

CLRC offers 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…

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LILRC Webinar: Copyright Myth-busting for Archives and Special Collections

December 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Today archive professionals and special collection managers can hardly escape the conundrum of intellectual property, but especially copyright. As our work increasingly encompasses copyright-intensive programs and projects, questions arise around moving collections online and making high-quality digital copies for distribution to patrons. Many professionals may hesitate because they are unsure about the copyright implications of their actions. This program will provide a solid understanding of copyright law and reveal how practical copyright knowledge can help craft policies and solutions that empower, enhance,…

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January 2021

NNYLN Webinar: Workplace Wellness – COVID Edition

January 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 9, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Over the course of three, one-hour sessions, participants will gain an understanding of why worksite wellness programs are so valuable and how to get started. Each month will build on the previous session as we work together to help launch effective, sustainable worksite wellness programs based on each worksite’s individual needs. Although worksite wellness programs may include many aspects of wellness, these workshops will give particular emphasis to mental health as this is a growing need during this pandemic. Each…

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Second Tuesday at Ten!

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 9, 2021

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

To encourage staying connected with each other during this time, we invite you to join us online second Tuesdays at Ten! Staying connected is important during this unprecedented time. CLRC is looking to stay engaged with our members by offering the library community an opportunity to chat, discuss, and check-in with colleagues around the region. Please join us for our monthly online Zoom meeting every second Tuesday. Call in to say hi, ask questions, provide updates, and talk to your…

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ESLN Webinar: New Sick Leave Law

January 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Compliance check! This fall, New York implemented a new law requiring employers with 1-4 employees to offer up to 40 hours a year unpaid sick leave. Also as part of the new law, employers with over 5 employees must offer paid sick leave--and must not require the disclosure of confidential medical information to use the leave. And finally, as of January 1, 2021 employers required to follow this law must also allow employees to use sick leave time to take…

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Regional Conversations

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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One event on January 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

CLRC is now in the process of planning our next five-year plan of service! While we would ideally like to hold conversations in-person around the Central New York region we understand that it is not possible right now. In their stead, we’re planning to hold four “regional conversations” via Zoom this January! We’ll kick-off these conversations at the first Second Tuesday at Ten of the year on January 12. Please join us for one of the four one-hour sessions listed…

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Webinar: Engaging Take and Makes on a Shoestring Budget

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Webinar Description: Libraries are no strangers to providing various forms of entertainment to our patrons. However, now that our patrons are spending more time at home, they’re looking for more to do. In this webinar, we’ll provide Take and Make project ideas for adults, teens, and children. We’ll cover: Ideas that are multigenerational Where to source craft ideas Registration vs. First Come, First Serve Example budgets, and Evaluation Engagement About the Presenter: Stacey Desrosiers is the Teen Services Library Assistant…

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LILRC Webinar: 6 Documents Every Archive Needs – Collections Management Policy

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

In this four-part series, Nicole Menchise, LILRC Digitization and Archives Coordinator, will explain why these documents and policies are key to the operation of an archival repository. Examples will be shared. The six documents are: Collections Management Policy -January 15th Temporary Custody Receipt & Deed of Gift - February 19 Incoming & Outgoing Loan Paperwork - April 16 Emergency/Disaster Plan - May 14 Having policies in place allow archives professionals guidelines for collections management, future acquisitions, lending archives to other…

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Regional Conversations

January 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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One event on January 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

CLRC is now in the process of planning our next five-year plan of service! While we would ideally like to hold conversations in-person around the Central New York region we understand that it is not possible right now. In their stead, we’re planning to hold four “regional conversations” via Zoom this January! We’ll kick-off these conversations at the first Second Tuesday at Ten of the year on January 12. Please join us for one of the four one-hour sessions listed…

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Regional Conversations

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
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One event on January 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

CLRC is now in the process of planning our next five-year plan of service! While we would ideally like to hold conversations in-person around the Central New York region we understand that it is not possible right now. In their stead, we’re planning to hold four “regional conversations” via Zoom this January! We’ll kick-off these conversations at the first Second Tuesday at Ten of the year on January 12. Please join us for one of the four one-hour sessions listed…

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Webinar: Remote Accessibility – Building Proverbial Ramps to Online Library Interactions

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Webinar Description: With the recent push to remote instruction, reference services, and document delivery, the priorities for providing disability in access have shifted. This webinar looks at what are best practices that libraries and their staff can adopt to provide an inclusive experience for all: What are captions and audio descriptions The truth behind automated captioning How to present inclusively Providing electronic documents dos and don’ts What are disabled patrons saying About the Presenter: Dr. Kate Deibel has had a…

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Third Thursday at Three – LA and Support Staff Meet-Up

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States
Free

CLRC offers 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…

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LILRC Webinar: The Doctors Blackwell with Author Janice P. Nimura

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Join LILRC in welcoming Janice P. Nimura, author of the upcoming book, The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine (W. W. Norton & Company, January 19, 2021). "The world recoiled at the notion of a woman doctor, yet Elizabeth Blackwell persisted―in 1849, she became the first woman in America to receive an MD. Her achievement made her an icon―“I am convinced that a new & nobler era is dawning, for Medicine,” she wrote―but her…

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LILRC Webinar: Digitization Series – Lantern Slides

January 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

There are unique challenges in digitizing 19th century lantern slides. Regina Feeney, Local History Librarian at the Freeport Memorial Library, and LILRC's Nicole Menchise will demonstrate how it's done including a discussion about the construction of the slides and best practices for preservation. This workshop will be accessed via Zoom, but will be live and hands-on in the library archive.

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February 2021

LILRC Webinar: Ask An Archivist – Quilt Care During Display

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Quilts, as with many oversized textiles, require special attention when being displayed. This program will focus on different ways to safely display your quilts depending on your budget.

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Second Tuesday at Ten!

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 9, 2021

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

To encourage staying connected with each other during this time, we invite you to join us online second Tuesdays at Ten! Staying connected is important during this unprecedented time. CLRC is looking to stay engaged with our members by offering the library community an opportunity to chat, discuss, and check-in with colleagues around the region. Please join us for our monthly online Zoom meeting every second Tuesday. Call in to say hi, ask questions, provide updates, and talk to your…

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LILRC Webinar: Developing the Next Generation of Library Leaders

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

"I never learned this in library school" is a common refrain from librarians as they take on leadership and management responsibilities throughout their careers. We all too often assume that effective and strong leaders are born and not made. That assumption can lead to feelings of imposter syndrome and a general distaste for serving in leadership and management positions. Given the lack of formal training, all too many of us have worked for and with poor and even toxic leaders…

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Webinar: After Emergency Response Mode – Approaching Virtual Storytimes with Intention

February 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Webinar Description: Many libraries closed physical buildings to the public in March, but nothing stops storytime! Library staff rushed to adapt this essential routine and keep families connected to stories, songs and community. In this webinar, we will embrace the power of the pause to reflect and dive deep into our new virtual storytime normal. About the Presenter: Jessica Fredrickson is a former teacher turned Youth Services Librarian. In 2020, she served as a Project Coordinator for the ALSC Virtual…

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METRO Webinar: Introduction to Web Archiving

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Led by Anna Perrici, this webinar will serve as a high-level overview of core web archiving concepts. Attendees will learn about collecting models for web resources and the context in which this work is being done. We'll discuss technical elements and briefly describe some web archiving approaches in use. Key takeaways will include how web archives can be part of a larger collecting program, as well as how web archives are so much more than a collection of static screenshots.…

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SCRLC Webinar: Leaving Our Fingerprints – A People’s History of Covid-19

February 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Leaving Our Fingerprints on History is a people's history of the pandemic, capturing what people are thinking about and how their lives are affected, to share with historians, friends and neighbors. This webinar will include an overview of how this grassroots project was started at the Southern Adirondack Library System how it has expanded statewide and beyond a tour of the newly launched project website how your organization can share this project with your communities Explore the website to read more…

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RRLC Webinar: A Foot in the Door – Increasing Your Chances to Get a Library Job Interview

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Have you seen a job that matches your experience, applied for it, and never even been called in for an interview? It might be that you need to brush up on your job application skills! Your cover letter, resume, or attention to detail may be hindering your success in the job search process. In this webinar, librarians from Brighton Memorial Library who have been involved in filling numerous position vacancies, resume screenings, and interviews in the last 15 years will…

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Third Thursday at Three – LA and Support Staff Meet Up

February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States
Free

CLRC offers 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…

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METRO Webinar: Interrupting White Supremacy Culture

February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

From the attempted coup by white nationalists on January 6th to everyday interactions in our workplaces, white supremacy is threaded through our lives. A crucial piece of the work toward an anti-racist culture is the small moves each of us can make to bring accountability and criticality to our daily interactions. In this session, we will name some of the elements of white supremacy culture and discuss a few strategies that white and BIPOC participants can learn to notice the…

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LILRC Webinar: 6 Documents Every Archive Needs – Temporary Custody Receipt & Deed of Gift

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

In this four-part series, Nicole Menchise, LILRC Digitization and Archives Coordinator, will explain why these documents and policies are key to the operation of an archival repository. Examples will be shared. The six documents are: Collections Management Policy -January 15th Temporary Custody Receipt & Deed of Gift - February 19 Incoming & Outgoing Loan Paperwork - April 16 Emergency/Disaster Plan - May 14 Having policies in place allow archives professionals guidelines for collections management, future acquisitions, lending archives to other…

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SENYLRC Webinar: Communications & Continuity of Operations during a Disaster

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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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Second Tuesday at Ten!

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 9, 2021

Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

To encourage staying connected with each other during this time, we invite you to join us online second Tuesdays at Ten! Staying connected is important during this unprecedented time. CLRC is looking to stay engaged with our members by offering the library community an opportunity to chat, discuss, and check-in with colleagues around the region. Please join us for our monthly online Zoom meeting every second Tuesday. Call in to say hi, ask questions, provide updates, and talk to your…

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LILRC Webinar: Disability Awareness and Diversity

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Maria Hensley-Spera, LCSWR, TF-CBT, will share information on disability awareness and educating people regarding disabilities including disability etiquette guidelines in the community and within the library. Maria Hensley-Spera is a clinical social worker and clinical instructor at Stony Brook University Department of Psychiatry, School of Health Sciences Physical Therapy and Field Placement Instructor in the School of Social Welfare. She has worked with children, teens and families in community mental health centers and a school-based mental health program throughout her…

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Webinar: Why Diverse Books Matter

March 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Webinar Description: During this session, Dr. Aronson will share her research and thinking about why racially/culturally diverse books matter, including her research on this topic. She will also share information about the Diverse BookFinder and its Collection Analysis Tool (CAT) and be available to answer questions about how to utilize CAT reports to enhance collection development.  About the Presenter: Krista is an Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Psychology at Bates College. Her scholarship focuses on illuminating how people…

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LILRC Webinar: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) vs Barcode & Electromagnetic (EM) Technologies for Library Theft Prevention and Circulation Management

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

When it comes to library security and inventory management, there is a lot of misinformation about what is the best technology for libraries. The two most widely used technologies are Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Electromagnetic (EM) security systems with barcode item identification. During this presentation, Dave Rosen, Sentry Custom Security, will discuss the strengths and challenges of both RFID and EM systems. He will also discuss the relative reliability and efficiencies of RFID & EM self check-out systems. Questions…

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SCRLC Webinar: A Tour of the Census Website

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

In this live presentation, a "tasting" of the Census website includes a look at history, Census Library, Census Academy, Surveys, various data portals, the American Community Survey (ACS) website and data.census.gov. Presenter: David J. Kraiker has worked for the Census Bureau for 24 years - first as a Geographer and more recently in Data Dissemination. He gives workshops and presentations that are Census data-related across New York State. He holds a BA from Clark University, and a MSc from Rutgers-Newark University. David…

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LILRC Webinar: Digitization Best Practices and Metadata Basics

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

This workshop offers the attendees the resources to begin a digital project and learn about commonly used metadata fields. This class will be for anyone wishing to learn more about these topics and is required for joining the New York Heritage digital collections website for the Long Island region. Here's what you'll learn: *Deciding on a digital project *Metadata - what is 'data about data' *Understanding common metadata fields *Setting up a spreadsheet for your items

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RRLC Webinar: FLX Kids Are Alright – Youth Mental Health Literacy Tools for Library Staff (Part 1)

March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

The FLX Kids are Alright initiative aims to improve mental health literacy for middle- and high-school aged youth in five counties in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Through a unique partnership between Common Ground Health, Monroe County Library System, Pioneer Library System and the Rochester Regional Library Council, the initiative will directly engage youth in the creation of new mental health and well-being literacy resources to improve library collections and programming. This training is for library staff across…

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ESLN Webinar: The Emergency Broadband Benefit – Program Overview/Strategies for Rollout and Adoption

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Join us for a presentation and conversation about the recently enacted Emergency Broadband program which provides 3.2 billion to support internet access and device access for qualifying individuals who are low-income. With enrollment starting soon, the time is now for stakeholders to understand the benefit and strategize around rollout. This session will help Library workers be better prepared as they will encounter patrons with questions about eligibility and plan options. Widespread adoption of this benefit could pave the way for…

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LILRC Webinar: Meeting People Where They Are – Service Design in Rapidly Changing Libraries

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Callan Bignoli and Lauren Stara will present an exploration of service design – what is it and how can it make your library better tomorrow? Services and the way we deliver them are changing very quickly and unpredictably. Being intentional about what and how we do is what we mean by service design. Digital, physical, and even philosophical: it’s all about service. Learning objectives: - Learn how to harness rapid change and community feedback to provide more responsive, user-centered library…

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Third Thursday – LA and Support Staff Meet Up

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE. CLRC offers 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. REGISTER HERE Contact Anna Dobkowski with any questions.

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METRO Webinar: What we talk about when we talk about “equity” – from essential workers to George Floyd to Nice White Parents

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

2020 saw a huge uptick in colloquial usage of the word “equity.” However, in most corners of the information professions, from libraries to archives to usability, we’ve been having this conversation for a long time. During this interactive session, we unpack some of the ways equity has been used (and misused) during the pandemic and protests, and how this is impacting our workplaces and communities. Come prepared to discuss your experiences.

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LILRC 7th Annual Technical Services Open Forum

March 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

LILRC 7th Annual Technical Services Open Forum Program Schedule 9:30 AM -  Program opens on Zoom for sign in and welcome 10:00 AM  - Not Just a Location: Library Technical Services, Remote Work, and COVID-19 Anna R. Craft, Coordinator of Metadata Services, University Libraries, UNC Greensboro While the specific tasks accomplished in academic library technical services units can vary across institutions, “technical services” has traditionally been thought of as a physical location (or locations), not just a category of work. Electronic…

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RRLC Webinar: Misinformation & How to Fight It

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Misinformation has been around since the times of Ancient Egypt. It’s not new, but evolving technology has increased its spread exponentially. Similar to infectious diseases, we are all potential vectors in the spread of misinformation. Inoculate yourself to misinformation by participating in this introduction to identifying and fighting misinformation! During this webinar, participants will review the modern misinformation landscape, learn about and utilize fact checking tools, and pave a path to becoming a better digital citizen. Learning Outcomes - Understand the…

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Webinar: Tips and Tricks – Giving a Presentation and Engaging Your Audience

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Webinar Description: Have you been asked to give a presentation and do not know how to prepare for it? Have you given a presentation and are unsatisfied with how it went? Are you interested in ideas on how to engage the audience? If yes, then this webinar is for you! Come and learn how to think about your online and face-to-face presentations and training sessions. You will leave with new skills, including a few easy tips and tricks, in effective…

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NNYLN Webinar: Stop Being Clever with Your Passwords – An Introduction to Lastpass and Password Management

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

The biggest threat to your online accounts is you! Most people have more than 15 online accounts. That's just too many passwords to remember! What's a good netizen to do? Come up with a clever way to remember those passwords, of course! So that'd be 'p@55w0rd!23', right? STOP! You're not that clever. The best way to protect your online accounts is to remove the weakest security link: you. This session will discuss why you're a security weakness, how password managers…

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LILRC Webinar: Coffee+Conversation – Social Media Librarians Virtual Meetup

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Join your fellow social media librarians for our next virtual meet up. We will have an open conversation about new and ongoing challenges. All are welcome!

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WNYLRC Webinar: Black Women Librarians…Experiences in White Spaces

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Moderated by Jeremy Lyman (School Library Media Specialist, Buffalo Public Schools) Join us for a panel discussion, as Black women librarians share their perspectives on academic, public, school, and prison librarianship. These discussions will reveal their complex and varied lived experiences while navigating a predominantly white profession. Let's have an open and honest dialogue. Some interesting topics of discussion include: What’s in a name? Challenges in applying for jobs Code-Switching Imposter Syndrome Why have we stayed in a profession that…

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CDLC Webinar: Census Essentials – Understanding the American Community Survey and Decennial Data

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey of the U. S. Census Bureau. It provides much more detailed information than the decennial census. This program will explore the American Community Surve, decennial census data and datasets on data.census.gov.  We will learn about background informatoin on the data, such as frequency of datasets, geography, data thresholds, and margin of error. Then we will delve into data.census.gov to learn how to retrieve  ACS and the forthcoming 2020 Census.data. This program will be presented…

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Webinar with ENY/ACRL: Academic Libraries & Open Educational Resources (OER)

March 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Webinar Description: As colleges and universities look to Open Educational Resources to provide students with affordable academic materials, libraries and librarians are key partners.  This hour-long webinar will include practical experiences, challenges, and observations of four panelists moderated by Jean-Paul Orgeron of the James M. Milne Library at SUNY Oneonta. About the Panelists: Carli Spina is an Associate Professor and the Head of Research & Instructional Services at SUNY’s Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She holds a…

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LILRC Webinar: Ask An Archivist – Scrapbook Preservation

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Scrapbooking is the art of decorating pages with mementos, hand written and printed materials, and ephemera from the events that have touched our lives.  Unfortunately, your collection's scrapbooks might be at risk due to the types of materials used or from improper storage. This workshop will discuss common materials found in scrapbooks and options for long term preservation.

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METRO Webinar: Economics & Business Interest Group Spring Townhall – Resilient Futures

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Join our Economics & Business METRO community for our Spring Townhall event--we want your input! We’ll be sharing updates from our member libraries, debriefing our poster session event, brainstorming future directions for our group, and discussing plans for fall reopenings. Please share this event with colleagues who may be interested in attending, and be sure to join our new email list: https://lists.metrolists.org/mailman/listinfo/econbiz Lucy Heckman (St. John's University) and Dan Hickey (New York University) Co-Conveners, METRO Economics & Business Group

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April 2021

METRO Webinar: LASSA Presents – Financial Planning for the Future, FICO Score and Credit Worthiness

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Join our the Library Assistants and Support Staff Association for an event on creditworthiness, financial planning, and other topics to help you get your financial ducks in a row. Topics include? - what constitutes a FICO score - does your credit score matter? - how to improve your creditworthiness, with or without a credit score Carol O'Rourke is a Certified Financial Planning Professional with extensive experience in personal finance, ranging from budgeting, managing credit, reducing debt to building retirement savings…

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LILRC Webinar: Perceived Gender Issues in Library-Vendor Negotiations and Beyond

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map

Changes to subscription philosophies, reductions in library budgets, and adjusting to the needs of an evolving user community mean that libraries and vendors are working ever-closer to arrive at a solution that meets the needs of both parties. Through years of working with libraries, Amy Thurlow saw what she perceived as differences in treatment based on gender from both the library side and from vendors. As Thurlow delved through survey results, and then through the literature, she hoped to learn this…

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New York Heritage Bits & Bytes: Kristen Nyitray (Stony Brook University)

April 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
Online Via Zoom NY United States + Google Map
New York Heritage digital collections

This series of brief webinars will illuminate the behind-the-scenes work that is done to make digital collections available on the New York Heritage Digital Collections website. Informal interviews with professional staff reveal stories from the archives, how materials were chosen as digital projects, and their impact on historical interpretations. Spies do exist in the archive! Our next guest is Kristen J. Nyitray from Stony Brook University Libraries. Kristen will discuss the history and process of stewarding two American Revolutionary War-era,…

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