March 8, 2019
Farmingdale Public LIbrary
Raspberry Pi and the Librarian
March 15, 2019
South Huntington Public LIbrary
Introduction to Coding
March 22, 2019
Farmingdale State College, Greenley
LILRC 5th Annual Technical Services
March 29, 2019
Farmingdale Public Library
Practical Uses of Genealogy Resources
A Hands on Workshop
April 16, 2019
Longwood Public LIbrary
Digitization Best Practices and
Metadata Basics Workshop
June 10, 2019
Northport-East Northport Public
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Upcoming Continuing Education Highlights
We are rolling out the welcome mat for you! Please join us for an open house, to tour our new office space, and to meet our staff.
Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP appreciated, but not required
News from the Long Island Library Resources Council
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Annual Membership Meeting
Tuesday, June 18
Farmingdale Public Library
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Academic Libraries Invitational
Friday, May 3
Molloy College Suffolk Center
Message from Tim Spindler, Executive Director
One of my goals at LILRC has been to better understand Long Island libraries and learn how we can better serve them. One of the best ways to do this is to visit libraries and listen to what the directors and staff have to say. It has been an interesting path for myself going from my previous position where I visited unique and old libraries hidden in the Berkshires to visiting libraries spread across a heavily populated island with beaches and beautiful water views.
I recently visited some libraries in the Hamptons and one of the directors asked me what differences I saw between Nassau and Suffolk county. Although it is important to understand the differences, I also want to understand where there are common needs. This is not only important for public libraries in Nassau and Suffolk but also across type since LILRC serves all types of libraries on Long Island. Looking for and understanding these commonalities will be important in the coming year as we establish a new vision and strategic plan for LILRC based on libraries input and needs.
We have received some excellent feedback through the survey we conducted in January and the Strategic Planning Committee is in the beginning stages of planning to hold focus groups in the region to gather input from libraries across Long Island. Input from the survey and the focus groups will be used to develop the vision for LILRC. This vision will include our continued partnerships with existing Long Island organizations and look for ways to bring diverse groups together to improve libraries and ultimately improve services for their patrons. It is our goal to put libraries first and address your needs in a dynamic and unpredictable landscape.
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People & Places
Jason Byrd, who was promoted to Associate Dean of Libraries, Research and Academic Services at Adelphi University Libraries.
Clara Y. Tran, who was promoted to Head, Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University Libraries
Amagansett Free Library
Davis Town Meeting House Society
John Jermain Memorial Library
South Country Library
Have some good news to share? Email us at email@example.com
Will we see you at Long Island Library Conference?
Please join LILRC at our sponsored programs:
Queens Library Light the Way to Connect the Community
Speakers: Hong Yao, Director of Technical Services, Queens Library; Cathy Chen, Assistant Director of New Americans Program, Queens Library
Location: Salons I, II, III Session: 2 (10:30 am to 11:30 am)
Behind the Neon Lights: Finding the Truth About Health Fads
Speakers: Jessica Koos, Stony Brook University
Jamie Saragossi, Stony Brook University
Sponsored by: Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC) Health Sciences Information Committee
Location: Salons XI, XII Session: 3 (3:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
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Library Advocacy Day 2019
Long Island Library Resources Council joined with librarians from across New York State on Wednesday, February 27 to advocate for state funding and policies that support libraries. Rallying in the Legislative Office Building and meeting with individual legislators in their offices, the message was clear: Libraries are Education!
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