LILRC Celebrates 27 Years of the Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future
Summer Vendor Demo: T-Mobile Hotspot (WiFi on the Go) for Library Lending
Friday, July 20, 2018
Farmingdale Public Library
Your Library is Your Business: What's Next? Friday, August 10, 2018
Farmingdale Public Library
Introduction to Photoshop
Friday, August 10, 2018
Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library
Friday,August 17, 2018 Farmingdale State Colege, Greenley Library
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Port Washington Public Library
10AM-11:30AM 1:30PM-3PM (Repeat Session)
Raspberry Pi for the Techie
Thursday, August 30th
North Merrick Public Library
Join us for the
LILRC 27th Annual Conference on
Libraries and the Future
The Heritage Club at Bethpage, Bethpage State Park
October 25th & 26th, 2018
Fix the Future: Access, Innovation, Opportunities
By: Debra L. Engelhardt, LILRC Annual Conference Committee Chair
Current and future library leaders will convene this fall to learn how to better position their service programs and facilities for success in the face of key societal, technological, and global changes. Anyone interested in future proofing toward ensuring the relevancy and sustainability of the work they do and the audiences they represent should look to attend.
When the Conference kicks off on Thursday evening, a representative from the Lesso Group, will explain the philosophy behind the company’s unique service approach, as well as share details behind specific initiatives in consumer spaces. Learn how Lesso Home redefines the consumer shopping area experience and come away with fresh ideas for your library.
Friday’s presentations involve a full line-up of speakers addressing themes that demand our attention as we navigate the way forward for our organizations. We’ll discuss access, equity, education, empowerment, and more.
Conference participants include the following individuals and organizations:
David Beard, Former Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Digital Editor for National Journal
Representative from Electronic Freedom Foundation
Representative from Girls Who Code
Representative from Powerplnt
Upcoming Continuing Education Events
News from the Long Island Library Resources Council
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LILRC NEWSLETTER | July/August 2018
People & Places
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LILRC Welcomes New Director:
Janet Scherer, South Huntington Public Library
Joe Latini, Director of South Huntington Public Library, on his retirement
Susan Lieberthal, Campus Head Librarian at Suffolk County Community College Ammerman Campus- Huntington Library, on her election as VP/Chair Elect of the ALA ACRL CJCLS (Community and Junior College Libraries Section)
Ruth Westfall, Assistant Director of Suffolk Cooperative Library System, on her retirement .com/2017/06/opinion/field-reports/the-chatty-librarians-podcasting-field-reports/?cn=bWVudGlvbg%3D%3D
*Full conference package includes dinner on Thursday, October 25th, 5:30 p.m. & full day conference, which includes continental breakfast and lunch, on Friday, October 26th, 8:30 a.m.
Conference registration may be split between two people. Contact LILRC for special student rates. First time attendees receive a 10% discount on registration.
LILRC 27th Annual Conference
Fix the Future: Access, Innovation, Opportunities
Interested in sponsoring the LILRC Annual Conference? Contact Eliscia Cirrone at email@example.com.
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 5:30PM & Friday, October 26, 2018, 8:30AM
The Heritage Club at Bethpage, Farmingdale, NY
9/22/18 & After
Thursday & Friday:
Full conference package*
Thursday night dinner only
Friday session only
Of Note-The budget was approved by the Board of Trustees at its meeting on May 15, 2018.
July/August 2018 | NEWSLETTER
LILRC Budget for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019
Regional Bibliographic Database
Welcome from Tim Spindler, LILRC Executive Director
I have received an excellent reception arriving at LILRC with many warm greetings from librarians across Long Island. There are a lot of new experiences coming into a new job and I have been diving into things learning a lot from the excellent staff at LILRC and also members of the board and others. As mentioned at the LILRC Annual Meeting, I see LILRC building on its strengths to develop a nimble and agile organization adapting to the needs of the libraries in Suffolk and Nassau Counties. I have begun a review of internal policies and procedures as well as the financials of the organization. Part of my goal is to examine closely what we have been doing and how we have been spending money to find ways to increase service levels to members providing greater value. I have also met recently with Nate Hill the executive director of the NY Metropolitan New York Library Council and we have had some initial discussions on how we can find ways to cooperate more. In the next year, you are likely to see changes in the organization including the initiation of a strategic planning process that will involve all libraries of Long Island and the staff at LILRC. I look forward to learning about what you are doing and what your needs are. Feel free to drop me a call (631-675-1570 x201) or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to show off your library or discuss any needs you have.
Saint-Louis, Guzik and Fiscina of nextLI
Looking Back on the 2018 LILRC Annual Membership Meeting
The 2018 LILRC Annual Membership Meeting took place on Tuesday, June 19th at Farmingdale Public Library.
Our day began with the LILRC business meeting, including an introductory address by LILRC's new Executive Director, Tim Spindler.
The business meeting was followed by a dynamic keynote address from the team from nextLI. Our speakers included Sam Guzik, Editor for Strategy and Platforms, Newsday Opinion; Amanda Fiscina, Research and Digital Production Manager, Newsday Opinion; and Coralie Saint-Louis, nextLI’s Outreach and Engagement Manager. They explained that nextLI will serve as a “forum for Long Islanders to discuss the future and foster consensus around ways to make the region competitive, affordable and welcoming.”
nextLI is managed by Newsday’s Opinion Department and is funded by a charitable project grant from The Rauch Foundation. More information is available at next.newsday.com or on Twitter @nextLI.
Following our keynote, we had five Lightning Round Presentations from local Long Island librarians. These librarians
shared their innovative ideas, services, and programs with attendees.
Our first presentation was called CoderDojo at Long Beach Public Library. Bianca Rivera presented on her CoderDojo program at Long Beach Public Library that mentors youth ages 7-17. She discussed coding with a non-technical background, finding and evaluating resources, the best free coding curriculum and clubs, and the most useful programming languages. Bianca shared with us that you don't need to be an expert computer programmer to introduce quality coding programs to your library.
The second presentation, Reaching Out to Bring Them In, was presented by Jill Cloonan of the Longwood Public Library. Jill introduced a program called SmileAwhile, which is geared towards adults with special needs. SmileAwhile has proven to be extraordinarily popular with individuals, their caregivers, group homes, and folks who volunteer to help at the programs. Jill encouraged our audience to reach out to create similar programs at their libraries.
Next, Dr. Gregory Hunter, of the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, presented Digitizing Local History Sources: A Report from the Palmer School. The digitization project started February 1, 2017 with a generous five-year grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Dr. Greg Hunter, the Project Director, discussed the process and the progress made toward the ultimate goal: to digitize and preserve materials found in 80 local historical societies across Long Island.
He was followed by Edna Susman from the Half Hollow Hills Community Library. She presented the topic Veterans and Libraries: Networking, Outreach and Mission. The Veterans Testimonial Project records and preserves local veterans’ military experiences as part of the Library’s local history collection. Edna explained the importance of libraries capturing the history of veterans that would otherwise be lost. She provided our audience with resources to begin similar projects.
Lisa Zuena, of the Massapequa Public Library, presented Podcasting With Your Teens: How a Teen-Centered Podcast Began and Grew. Lisa started the “Pequa Podcast” with the teens at her library, empowering them to share their ideas and voices. She gave tips and ideas on starting a podcast at any library, with no technical experience required. Lisa provided the audience with a helpful list of supplies and the budget for her project.
The LILRC Annual Membership Meeting provides an opportunity for members and non-members alike to join together and learn more about LILRC happenings, but more importantly, learn from your colleagues success stories! If you would like to get involved and share your success story, please feel free to contact us. Special thanks to the LILRC Board of Trustees, the Farmingdale Public Library for hosting this year's event, and to everyone who participated! We look forward to seeing you at next year's event.
2018 LILRC Annual Membership Meeting
July/August 2018 | LILRC NEWSLETTER
The Internet Librarian 2018 conference will be held October 16-18, 2018, at the Monterey Marriott in Monterey, California.
As in the past, we’re offering huge savings! Take a look at this year’s new pass types and available special rates:
Includes all Internet Librarian AND Internet@Schools conference sessions, plus one full day or two half day workshops, at the discounted rate of $649 (regularly $789).
Full Three-Day Conference Pass
Includes all keynotes, conference sessions, and networking events. The Full Three-Day Pass will be $399 (regularly $549). No discount rates are available for the separately priced preconference workshops.
In addition, the discount rate of $119 (regularly $209) on the Internet@Schools Track is also available.
For additional information on Internet Librarian 2018, including travel and hotel information, please visit: http://internet-librarian.infotoday.com/2018/. The conference Advance Program can be viewed online at: http://internet-librarian.infotoday.com/2018/Schedule.aspx.
Register online using the following URL: https://secure.infotoday.com/RegForms/internetlibrarian/?Priority=LILRC18 and use the promo code LILRC18. Online registrations can be made until September 14, 2018 to receive the discounted rates. After this time, rates will go up.
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.
Attending Internet Librarian 2018 Conference? Register with LILRC for Big Savings
The Long Island Library Resources Council and the Nassau & Suffolk County Library Associations cordially invite you to attend our local legislative breakfasts:
Friday, September 21, 2018
Suffolk County Legislative Breakfast
Brentwood Public Library
Friday, September 28, 2018
Nassau County Legislative Breakfast
Nassau Library System
Each year at the Legislative Breakfasts, Library Trustees, Directors, Staff, and Friends thank legislators for their efforts on behalf of libraries in New York State. We urge everyone who wishes to express support for Long Island libraries to join us as we meet with our state legislators.
The 2018 New York Archives Conference: A Capital Time in Albany
By Nicole Menchise, LILRC Regional Archivist
Archives Special Insert
Top right: New York State Archivist Thomas J. Ruller and I attempt a selfie. Middle row (L-R): Kathleen Delaney moderates a program titled "Accessibility in Archives: Are We There Yet?", works of art created by Geof Huth using the fragments of paper that fall from frail books and documents, an exhibition case outside the special collections room in the Science Library. Bottom row (L_R): Augmented reality exhibitions were among the topics discussed in the program "The Challenges of Multimedia Archives: A Case Study in Accessibility and Engaging Researchers," the Gala Reception was held at the New York State Museum.
What's the latest news from NYAC? Plenty! Over ninety attendees from across the state came to Albany to network and catch up on what's new in archival management and outreach. One of my favorite sessions was a program titled "Accidental and Intentional Beauty in Archives," where images of molded, chewed, and otherwise 'damaged' documents were viewed as works of art, with descriptions that seemed more like a poetry than analysis. Another session touched on future collaboration between archival repositories and teachers to provide local, primary source materials for the classroom. Yet another focused on how far we still have to go to make the archives a place that is comfortable for users of varying abilities. The Rochester Genealogy Society shared their methodology for a project involving the digitization and indexing of church records, and I heard from the Baseball Hall of Fame archives team on new initiatives they're implemented online. This was one of the best NYAC experiences I've had so far and I'm looking forward to next year. Hope to see you there!
Save the date!
The Committee for the Preservation of Local History presents the
23rd Annual Archives Month Conference
Medical Archives: Processing, Privacy and Preservation
Friday, October 12th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Brentwood Country Club
Jamie Saragossi, Head, Health Sciences Library, Stony Brook University
Kristen Nyitray, Director, Special Collections and University Archives,
and University Archivist for Stony Brook University
Panel discussion with:
Barbara Niss, Archivist for the Mt. Sinai Medical School Archives
Stephen Novak, Head of Archives & Special Collections at Columbia University's
Agustus C. Long Health Sciences Library
Arleen Shaner, Historical Collections Librarian at the New York Academy of Medicine
Special tour of the Long Island Psychiatric Museum at Pilgrim State Center at 1:00PM
Image: Dental Instruments: Past and Present, Card Showing Tooth Extraction, with Advertisements on Back the Paul Baer Collection, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook University Libraries.
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