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
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Retropie: How to Create a Gaming Machine
Friday, September 7th
Connetquot Public Library (10:30AM-12:30PM)
It's All Relative: Genealogy Resources for the Non-genealogist Librarian Tuesday, September 18th
Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library (10AM-12PM)
Raspberry Pi and the Librarian
Thursday, October 11th
South Huntington Public Library (10AM-12PM)
23rd Annual Archives Month Conference: Medical Archives: Processing, Privacy and Preservation
Friday, October 12
Brentwood County Club
A Guide to Crafting and Promulgating the Employee Handbook
Friday, November 16
Farmingdale Public Library
Go to LILRC.org /events for all of the latest program offerings
Upcoming Continuing Education Highlights
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.
On Thursday evening, October 25th at 5:30pm, the conference will begin with the dynamic kick-off speaker, Wesley Rebisza, Asset Manager at Lesso Home, re-developers for the site formerly known as The Source Mall. Wesley will discuss the disruptive impact technology has had on consumer behavior and information consumption.
Friday’s presentations involve a 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.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, KICK-OFF RECEPTION BEGINS 5:30PM
Curating Experiences for Evolving Consumers with Wesley J. Rebisz, Asset Manager, Lesso Home
In the last decade technology has momentously changed the way we shop, eat, work, learn, behave, and consume information. These changes are impacting the way that public spaces are being used. Lesso Home is curating a fun and dynamic environment for passionate individuals and professional buyers looking for the latest concepts in home and building renovations. Join me to learn how we are transforming this property to be a community destination for the consumer of the future.
Wesley J. Rebisz brings years of seasoned professional experience to his role as Asset Manager for Lesso Home’s multimillion dollar redevelopment project in Westbury, Long Island, New York, now in the midst of its transformation into a compelling destination for community gatherings, food, entertainment, retail, and everything home.
Arriving from his previous assignment as General manager of White Marsh Mall in the Baltimore metro area, Mr. Rebisz is recognized as an industry leader in developing teams and implementing management strategies that ensure major retail properties are able to meet the expectations of both visitors and tenants alike.
Mr. Rebisz’s career has included executive positions at Glendale Galleria and Office Tower in Los Angeles, California, The Mall in Columbia in Columbia, Maryland, Willowbrook Mall in New Jersey, and Fox Cable Networks in Manhattan. He holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance and International Business and a B.S. in Business Administration/Marketing. He has also been designated a Certified Shopping Center Manager by the industry’s trade organization, the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is a proud participant in the Habitat for Humanity program and is a Team Member for Autism Speaks.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, CONFERENCE BEGINS 8:30AM - SPEAKERS:
David Beard, Former Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Digital Editor, National Journal
Syntychia Kendrick-Samuel, Head of Young Adult Services, Library Journal Movers & Shakers 2016- Innovators, Uniondale Public Library
Betsy Rivera, Regional Partnership Coordinator, Girls Who Code
News from the Long Island Library Resources Council
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Early Bird - on or before 9/21/18
Regular - 09/22/18 & after
Thursday dinner only
Friday session only
Please make checks payable to LILRC. Mail or fax the registration form found online at:
Eliscia Cirrone, Long Island Library Resources Council, 627 N. Sunrise Service Rd., Bellport, NY 11713
Phone: 631-675-1570, ext. 2001, Email: email@example.com
Remember, first-time attendees save 10% on registration. Early Bird rates end September 21st!
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PEOPLE and PLACES
Keith Klang, Director, Port Washington Public Library
Marianne Malagon, Director, Garden City Public Library
Joan Morris, Director, Wantagh Public Library
Shefeek Fazal has been appointed as Interim Dean, Stony Brook University Libraries
Constantia Constantinou, former Dean of Stony Brook University Libraries, became Vice Provost and Director of the Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
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The Long Island Library Resources Council and the
Nassau & Suffolk County Library Associations cordially invite you
to attend the local legislative breakfasts:
Friday, September 21, 2018
Suffolk County 32nd Legislative Breakfast
Brentwood Public Library
Friday, September 28, 2018
Nassau County 33rd Legislative Breakfast
Nassau Library System
8:30AM RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
We urge everyone who wishes to express support for Long Island libraries to join us as we meet with our state legislators.
from Tim Spindler
We have had a busy summer at LILRC and there have been many changes happening within the organization. Three of the biggest changes members will notice is the implementation of our new member management, event management system and our move to Google for Non-profits which allows us to improve communication.
The membership management system and the event registration system comes in one package and allows us to take payments and donations online, track registrations, and manage communications with members. We are also now able to create a members only section of our web site to allow access to members only content. As part of this, we launched the members only service: Ask the Lawyer. As we add content to this area, we will send out further announcements to members to make you aware of what is available. We are now taking registrations and payments through the same software. Reminders and confirmations for the registrations are automated.
Google for Non-profits has allowed us to take advantage of cloud based email, productivity software as well as the creation of distribution lists (listservs) for committees and interest groups. We have set up three interest groups for academic libraries, hospital libraries, and archives & special collections. All are welcome to participate in these three groups regardless if you work in those types of libraries. If you want to participate in either of those groups or have us create an additional group send me an email to email@example.com.
There will be more changes and improvements of services coming in the year so keep an eye out for these.
You can reach Tim Spindler at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Those seeking positions in Long Island libraries are reminded to check Jobline!
Go to: at: https://lilrc.org/Jobline.
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Thank you to LILRC's
27th Annual Conference Sponsors!
27th Annual Conference Sponsor
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