Guidelines for Lending & Borrowing Items for Exhibition
Monday, June 4th
The Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages
Best Practices for the Display of Archival Materials
Monday, June 4th
The Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages
We've Got the Numbers! Understanding & Finding Census Data & Mapping It
Thursday, June 7th
Farmingdale Public Library
2018 Annual Membership Meeting
Tuesday, June 19th
Farmingdale Public Library
Monday, May 28th
LILRC 2018 Annual Membership Meeting
Upcoming Continuing Education Events
Sam Guzik, Editor for Strategy and Platforms, Newsday Opinion, and Amanda Fiscina, Research and Digital Production Manager, Newsday Opinion, have been announced as co-presenters for our keynote address at the 2018 Annual Membership Meeting.
nextLI: Research and Conversation to Shape Our Future
The team behind nextLI will use data from the most recent Long Island Index report to discuss the challenges our region faces. The presentation will include an overview of nextLI, Newsday’s new platform for participating in civic life on Long Island, and a vision for increased collaboration and consensus to find ways to make our region competitive, affordable, and welcoming.
Sam Guzik is Newsday Opinion’s editor for platforms and strategy. In that role, he works to use digital tools like video and interactive graphics to connect with readers and amplify the board’s message online. Sam was born and raised in Nassau County. Before joining the editorial board in 2012, he taught video production, data visualization, and interactive design at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Amanda Fiscina is the research and digital production manager for Newsday Opinion. She handles the daily digital presence of the editorial board, which includes adding interactive elements to editorials online, coordinating newsletters, managing social media accounts and pioneering nextLI, the board’s newest initiative. Prior to working at Newsday, she was an editor at the Aol/Huffington Post Media Group in New York City, at Patch.com on Long Island and has contributed to several Long Island weekly papers.
News from the Long Island Library Resources Council
Volume 36 Number 3
Do you or your patrons need a medical journal?
Do you not have access to that journal?
Request Medical Interlibrary Loans Through LILRC!
LILRC will continue to process all medical-related interloans as currently supported by grants utilizing DOCLINE and the New York State Library.
The photocopy and book request forms may be used to request medical interloans and can be found online at: http://www.lilrc.org/member-services/ill/
Questions? Please contact LILRC at (631) 675-1570 or send an email to email@example.com.
Reaching Out to Bring Them In
Longwood Public Library
Digitizing Local History Sources: A Report from the Palmer School
Dr. Gregory Hunter
Palmer School of Library and Information Science
CoderDojo at Long Beach Public Library
Long Beach Public Library
Veteran's Testimonial Project
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
Podcasting With Your Teens: How a Teen-centered Podcast Began and Grew
Massapequa Public Library
Annual Meeting Breakfast Sponsors:
LILRC NEWSLETTER | May/June 2018
The 2018 LILRC Annual Membership Meeting will be held at the Farmingdale Public Library on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Join us at 9:00 a.m. for a continental breakfast and a chance to network with colleagues. Our business meeting will be followed by our keynote address. In addition, we’ll have Lightning Rounds with presentations from our library peers.
Please be sure to mark your calendar, register, and join us for this free event. CEU credits will be awarded to all attendees. LILRC members and non-members alike are welcome and encouraged to attend.
R.S.V.P. online today at: lilrcannualmeeting2018.eventbrite.com
2018 LILRC Annual Membership Meeting: R.S.V.P. Today!
Advocacy Update: Net Neutrality
On May 16, the Senate voted 52-47 to pass legislation under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the FCC's repeal of its 2015 net neutrality rules. The House must now vote on the CRA. The repeal of the 2015 net neutrality rules is due to take effect June 11.
Continue to send a message to our political leaders that net neutrality is critical for libraries through ALA's action alert!
LILRC Remembers Herbert Biblo
Statement from the LILRC Board of Trustees
It is with great sadness that the Board of Trustees of the Long Island
Library Resources Council acknowledges the passing of its long-time
Executive Director, Mr. Herb Biblo. We also recognize that Herb would have
wanted us to focus on his lifetime of achievement rather than dwelling on
Herb Biblo was a very talented director of LILRC. He displayed
leadership and a commitment to excellence throughout the 35 years that
he steered this organization. Colleagues in the library world recognized
his intelligence, knowledge, kindness and integrity. He was a modest man,
who was reluctant to take credit for the work that he performed. He championed the LILRC staff, providing guidance and encouragement for each one of them to excel in their work as well. A forward-thinker, his quiet steady hand on LILRC’s Archive Committee and Conference on the Future Committee, as well as in the academic library arena have created long-lasting conferences that are appreciated by the library community.
Herb also had a strong commitment to social justice. He led in the fight for equality and diversity – long before these became the passion of the day. His support for intellectual freedom and democratic ideals were well-known.
Herb Biblo was elected to leadership positions in the American Library Association, Nassau County Library Association, International Federation of Library Associations, and a number of other organizations as well.
The Board extends its deepest sympathies to Herb’s wife, Mary, and his children. We can all take pride in having known and worked with Herb. Our lives have been bettered as a result.
Statement from Carol Meschkow, LILRC Board President
What struck me first about Herb was how softly he spoke, and his dignified demeanor; such a quintessential gentleman. Despite his failing health at the end, Herb never complained and kept up his dogged pursuits of the missions of LILRC to his very last day.
“Mr. B” as he was often affectionately called was the consummate expert on life-long learning. His zest to keep Libraries relevant, and in the forefront was a driving force behind his work ethic, and was key to his successful role as a leader of this organization.
In reflection, having the opportunity to serve as Board President with Herb still at the helm was a great privilege and honor. Herb leaves behind a great legacy, and will be forever revered and remembered fondly.
More tributes to Herbert Biblo are available on his memorial website. Please share your memories of Herb or condolences by clicking here.
May/June 2018 | NEWSLETTER
People and Places
SAVE THE DATE:
LILRC 27th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future
Mark your calendar now for Thursday, October 25th and Friday, October 26th for the LILRC 27th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future. This year's theme is Fix the Future. Stay tuned for more information!
Visit the LILRC Continuing Education Calendar online at: http://www.lilrc.org/events for more details.
LILRC Snapshots: 4th Academic Libraries Invitational
On Friday, April 27, 2018, LILRC teamed up with the Academic and Special Libraries Division (ASLD) of NCLA and the Division of Academic and Special Libraries (DASL) of SCLA to present the 4th Academic Libraries Invitational at Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus. Thank you presenters: Dr. David Jank, Irina Kandarasheva, and Megan Margino. Thank you to Suffolk County Community College for hosting this event.
LILRC Welcomes New Directors:
Karen Farrell, Uniondale Public Library
Denise Corcoran, Great Neck Library
Keith Klang, Port Washington Public Library
Frannie Cassano, North Bellmore Public Library, who was named the Romance Writers' of America's 2018 Librarian of the Year
Janet Hyunja Clarke, Associate Dean for Research & User Engagement at Stony Brook University Libraries, on the publication of Asian American Librarians and Library Services: Activism, Collaborations, and Strategies
Nancy Curtin on her retirement as Director of Port Washington Public Library
Ellen Druda, Half Hollow Hills Community Library, on being named a 2018 Library Journal Mover & Shaker
Ellen Firer, Director of the Merrick Library, who was named the 2018 recipient of the Library Directory Associates (LDA) Award
“Voters Support Federal Funding for Libraries” by OCLC and ALA, From Awareness to Funding: Voter Perceptions and Support of Public Libraries in 2018 (DOI:10.25333/C3M92X), CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
“Survey Results for Support of Library Funding” by OCLC and ALA, From Awareness to Funding: Voter Perceptions and Support of Public Libraries in 2018 (DOI:10.25333/C3M92X), CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
May/June 2018 | NEWSLETTER
Looking to Hire? Place a Free
Jobline Ad with LILRC
Libraries are reminded to list professional and support staff job openings on Jobline. Webpage postings are retained for two weeks at no charge. Instructions for submitting a Jobline posting are available online at: http://www.lilrc.org/pdf/jobline.pdf.
Those seeking positions in Long Island libraries are reminded to check Jobline online at: http://www.lilrc.org/jobs/joblistings.php.
From Awareness to Funding
Voter Perceptions and Support of Public Libraries in 2018
The Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, in partnership with OCLC, have released the report, From Awareness to Funding: Voter Perceptions and Support of Public Libraries in 2018. The research updates OCLC's seminal 2008 study that explored voter perceptions, use, and attitudes toward public libraries, librarians, and library funding. Access the summary report, infographics, archived webinars, and more at oc.lc/awareness2018.
Approximately 105 Adult Winter Reading Club participants attended the spring celebration at the Garden City Library. Participants enjoyed reviewing the list of the 650 titles recommended from the over 2500 book reviews and sharing their thoughts about what they read. Each book review submitted during the winter served as a raffle ticket for prizes donated by the local business community.
May/June 2018| LILRC NEWSLETTER
LILRC Member Library News
Garden City Library Hosts 12th Annual Cozy Up with a Good Book Celebration
The Garden City Library celebrated the 12th Anniversary of its Cozy Up with a Good Book Adult Winter Reading Club with a special celebration, which was held on Friday, April 13th at the Library. More than 150 residents participated in the club this year with approximately 100 readers attending the concluding celebration. The participants enjoyed getting together at the spring celebration to discuss the books that they read during the winter. The event was hosted by Reference Librarian Laura Flanagan, assisted by Reference Librarian Ann Garnett and Library Assistant Mira Higgins.
During the winter, the reading club participants filled out over 2500 book review cards, which also served as raffle tickets at the Cozy Up concluding celebration. A recommended list of 650 of the participants’ titles can be found on the Library’s website for readers to browse for book selections. The Library received donations of raffle prizes from the community with many new merchants participating this year. In addition, there was a door prize raffle which was the gift of free library fines for one patron.
“The support of the community and local businesses continues to be an essential part of the reading club’s success each year,” said Laura Flanagan. “We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the merchants who contributed to the event this year and encourage residents to patronize those businesses. The raffle would not be possible without their generosity.” The Friends of the Garden City Public Library contributed book bags for all of the attendees.
For more details contact: Ann M. Garnett, Reference Librarian, Garden City Library, (516) 742–8405
2018 Long Island Library Conference
Thank you to Gail Feldman, of the Suffolk County Health Services Department, for presenting Stacking Up Against Opioids, and Terri Ann Parnell DNP, MA, RN, FAAN, for presenting Enhancing Health Literacy: The Essential Role of Libraries and Librarians at the Long Island Library Conference.
Congratulations to Caroline Ashby, Assistant Director of Nassau Library System, who was the winner of our giveaway at this year's Long Island Library Conference on May 3, 2018 at the Melville Mariott. Thanks to all who stopped by our table!
Upcoming eResource Renewals
LILRC will continue to offer database subscriptions to EBSCO’s Alt HealthWatch (AHW) and Fulltext Sources Online (FSO) from Information Today, Inc.
Alt HealthWatch and Fulltext Sources Online subscription periods begin on July 1, 2018 and run through June 30, 2019. Please note that the Alt HealthWatch subscription includes unlimited onsite and remote access.
All current subscribers should have received renewal invoices in May. New subscribers may join at this time to benefit from the substantial group discount. For additional information, please visit: http://www.lilrc.org/member-services/gpp/.
If you would like to start a subscription, please contact Min Liu, Assistant Director of LILRC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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