Fall 2017 Professional Development and Networking Events
Programs at a Glance Workshops and Conferences WNYLRC Workshop with OCLC: WebJunction, Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together Nonprofit Works Workshop: Grant Writing Basics Nonprofit Works Workshop: Building Budgets Nonprofit Works Workshop: Mission-Driven Communications WNYLRC Workshop: Digitization: See it, Plan it, Do it! WNYLRC Workshop, User-Centered Design: Listening to Patrons to Improve Services & Spaces WNYLRC Workshop: Can You Canva? Graphic Design for Librarians Conference: Open UP! Embracing the Open Educational Resources Movement & the Libraryâ€™s Role In It Empire Library Delivery and IDS: Overview, Best Practices, and Why You Should Be Participating DHPSNY Workshop - Fundamentals of Caring for Paper Collections: Handling, Assessing Storage Needs, and Basic Care WNYLRC Workshop: Introduction to Archival Arrangement & Description
WNYLRC Workshop: Read. Write. Participate: Mozilla Web Literacy and 21st century Skills You Can Build WNYLRC Workshop: Creating “Discoverable” Finding Aids with Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative
Webinars/Online Learning Online Searching for Librarians Doing Virtual Reference (6-week Web Class) Navigating DPLA, New York Heritage and New York Historic Newspapers – The End User’s Perspective Navigating dpla, New York Heritage and New York Historic Newspapers – The “Front End” Perspective
Networking Events Special Libraries Event on Space Sharing Town Hall Event for Libraries WNYLRC CE Committee Infomingle 51st WNYLRC Annual Meeting of the Membership
September Special Event: WNYLRC Special Libraries Breakfast Discussion Date and time: Thursday, September 14, 2017, 8:30 am to 11:00 am Location: WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room Description:
Trying to find a place to store your newest accessions? Still havenâ€™t found space for things already part of your holdings? You are not alone!
Why not join your colleagues from across the region to discuss the issue of physical storage for collections and what common concerns and/or challenges you may have. As part of the discussion, we have invited guests to join us who have been involved in cooperative efforts with multiple organizations to develop shared spaces for storage and programming. They can relate some of their experiences and maybe provide ideas and suggestions for tackling the space dilemma!
WNYLRC Workshop with OCLC: WebJunction, Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together Date and time: Thursday, September 21, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm Location: WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room Description: Join colleagues for an overview of the many resources and learning opportunities available to the library community through WebJunction. The session will also provide a closer look at Wikipedia + Libraries (http:// www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/wikipedia-libraries.html), a project of OCLC Research and WebJunction. Attendees will learn how this new project facilitates human-to-human connections among Wikipedians and librarians, and exposes librarians to the inner-workings of Wikipedia so that they can work hands-on with the resource and adeptly guide their patrons' use of it. Speaker: Rob Favini is a Member Relations Liaison within OCLCâ€™s Membership and Research Division. Fee schedules and registration are online at: www.wnylrc.org.
Library Advocacy Special Event: Town Hall Meeting for Libraries Date and time: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10:00 am to 11:00 am Location: Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY (Event will be held at the "Ring of Knowledge" display, a glass sculpture located in the main floor of the Central Library). Description: Meet Senator Tim Kennedy and Assembly Member Crystal Peoples-Stokes! Tell them why libraries are needed in your community!
*No registration required for members of the public and is optional for library staff. Call WNYLRC with any questions: 716-633-0705 Register at: https://www.wnylrc.org/workshops/305
WNYLRC hosted workshop: Nonprofit Works Workshop: Grant Writing Basics Date and time: Monday, September 25, 2017, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Location: WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room Description: This popular workshop is an excellent way for administrators, staff, board members, and volunteers to gain a general understanding of the various elements required for successful grant writing. Presenter: Nonprofit Works President Paul Mastrodonato has helped nonprofit organizations obtain funding from foundations, corporations, and government agencies for over 24 years. **Register at the website: http://www.nonprofitworks.com/ - Regular price $150, WNYLRC members pay $90 (there are a limited number of WNYLRC discounts available - apply the code "NPW115" to receive discount and pay only $90)
WNYLRC hosted workshop: Nonprofit Works Workshop: Building Budgets Date and time: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Location: WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room
Description: This “math-free” workshop will help your organization plan and create both operating and program budgets. Presenter: Nonprofit Works President Paul Mastrodonato has helped nonprofit organizations develop various types of budgets for over 24 years. **Register at the website: http://www.nonprofitworks.com/ - Regular price $75, WNYLRC members pay $45 (there are a limited number of WNYLRC discounts available - apply the code "NPW115" to receive discount and pay only $45)
WNYLRC hosted workshop: Nonprofit Works Workshop: MissionDriven Communications Date and time: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Location: WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room Description: This workshop provides non-profit organizations with an introduction to the basic elements of a mission-driven communications strategy — including identifying audiences, crafting cogent messages, and using a variety of tools and techniques to deliver them. Presenter: John Wilner, Communications, Nonprofit Works, has spent 30 years working for a variety of non-profit organizations (and a few for-profit ones) as a researcher, reporter, editor, director of publications, and communications consultant. **Register at the website: http://www.nonprofitworks.com/ - Regular price $75, WNYLRC members pay $45 (there are a limited number of WNYLRC discounts available - apply the code "NPW115" to receive discount and pay only $45)
WNYLRC Workshop: Digitization: See it, Plan it, Do it! Date and time: Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 10:00am-4:30pm Location: WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room Description: This is a training session focusing on discussions of the ethical, legal, and practical challenges of digitizing collections. The presentation and discussion will address issues related to digitizing photos, recordings, newspapers, yearbooks, and other legacy items. Attendees should leave with a thorough grounding of the essential considerations--and practical solutions--for taking a digitization project from concept to reality."
Stephanie ("Cole") Adams is an attorney advising libraries, creative professionals, civic organizations, and higher education institutions. Tre Berney is the Director of Digitization and Conservation Services at Cornell University Library, overseeing the Digital Media Group and the Conservation Lab. Amy Vanderlyke Dygert is Director of Copyright Services at Cornell University.
WNYLRC Continuing Education Committee Networking Event: Infomingle at Liberty Winery! Date and time: Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 6:30-8:30pm Location: Liberty Vineyards & Winery (http://www.libertywinery.com/) in Sheridan, NY Description: Join colleagues for an after work gathering to relax and converse over some wine and light fare!
October WNYLRC Online Workshop: Online Searching for Librarians Doing Virtual Reference (6-week Web Class) Date and time: Begins Monday, October 2, 2017 and ends, November 10, 2017, 8:00am-8:00pm Location: online- you will receive login information the week before Description: This is a 6-week online class running on Moodle. This class will explore advanced search methods for finding information on the web in general, and tactics for finding resources in another library's databases/catalog. Presenter: Jaclyn McKewan is the Digital Services Coordinator at WNYLRC.
WNYLRC Networking Event: 51st WNYLRC Annual Meeting of the Membership Date and time: Wednesday, October 4, 2017, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Location: Marcy Casino in Delaware Park (199 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo, NY) Description: WNYLRC’s 51st Annual Meeting of the Membership: Discovering Buffalo's Public Art features Guest Speaker: Aaron Ott, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Curator of Public Art, as well as several options for pre-meeting “mini public art tours”, business meeting, dinner, member awards.
WNYLRC Workshop, User-Centered Design: Listening to Patrons to Improve Services & Spaces Date and time: Friday, October 13, 2017, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Location: WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room Description: Our presenters will discuss trends in redesigning learning spaces in libraries and share some of the work done at Mann Library at Cornell over the last several years to address the creation of physical settings that promote greater collaboration in learning and improve the library experience for the 21st century library patron. Presenters: Camille Andrews is Emerging Literacies Librarian at Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University Library (CUL), where she works on online learning, multimodal literacies and the MannYoufacture makerspace. Sara Wright is the Head of Learning, Spaces, & Technology at Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library (CUL) system, where she leads a team focused on instruction and assessment, services and spaces, and the incorporation of emerging technologies into our learning spaces.
WNYLRC Workshop: Can You Canva? Graphic Design for Librarians Date and time: Monday, October 16, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Location: WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room
Description: This workshop will introduce attendees to a useful and easy to use graphic design tool, Canva. Attendees will have the opportunity to work hands-on with Canva. Presenter: Tina Broomfield is the Technology and Training Librarian at the Rochester Regional Library Council and the Projects Coordinator for the Empire State Library Network.
WNYLRC Special Event: Empire Library Delivery and IDS: Overview, Best Practices, and Why You Should Be Participating Date and time: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Location: WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room Description: Join Tina Broomfield, Empire State Library Network Coordinator and manager of Empire Library Delivery and Mark Sullivan, Director of IDS for an informative afternoon on how you can improve your library lending and borrowing by participating in services available to NYS libraries. Presenters: Tina Broomfield, Empire State Library Network Coordinator Mark Sullivan, Director IDS
WNYLRC Resource Sharing Committee Presents a Conference: Open UP! Embracing the Open Educational Resources Movement and the Library’s Role In It Date and time: Friday, October 20, 2017 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm Location: Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg Description: Has your library been working with faculty on designing open educational resources (OERs)? Has your library taken on the curation of OERs for your college or high school classroom use in specific subjects? Is your library providing the hosting of OERs? Join members of the Resource Sharing Committee of the Western New York Library Resources Council, the sponsor of the “Open Up” conference to learn from those who have gone down this road already. The conference will focus on what librarians can do to create, curate, distribute, and promote the use of OERs by the communities they serve.
WNYLRC hosted DHPSNY Workshop: Fundamentals of Caring for Paper Collections: Handling, Assessing Storage Needs, and Basic Care Date and time: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 9:30am to 3:30pm Location: WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room Description: This workshop will introduce best practices in caring for any paper-based collection. **YOU MUST REGISTER DIRECTLY WITH DHPSNY TO ATTEND! Go to: http://dhpsny.org/workshops Presenter: Gillian Marcus is DHPSNY's Preservation Specialist
Connect with WNYLRC on Facebook and Twitter! WNYLRC Preservation Committee Hosts: “MARAC Preservation Roadshow” Date and time: Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Location: Central Branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Description:
Don’t miss this opportunity for expert preservation advice!!
In coordination with the Preservation Committee of the Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (BECPL), the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) is offering local cultural institutions in need of preservation expertise the opportunity to meet with archivists attending the Fall MARAC Meeting being held October 26-28 in Buffalo, and who are willing to share their professional knowledge!
Please note: If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, you must register with Heidi Bamford at the Western New York Library Resources Council by phone at 716-633-0705 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November WNYLRC Workshop: Introduction to Archival Arrangement & Description Date and time: Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Location: WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room Description: This session is intended to introduce you to the basic principles driving the "arrangement" or organizing of collections, as well as basic concepts such as "levels of control" and "record groups" and finally, standard rules used in describing these collections. This workshop will help benefit those planning to
take the November 16 WNYLRC Workshop: Creating "Discoverable" Finding Aids with Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative. Presenter: Heidi Bamford has been with the Western New York Library Re-
sources Council (WNYLRC) since 1990, first for 23 years as the Regional Archivist for the Documentary Heritage Program and more recently as WNYLRCâ€™s Outreach and Member Services Coordinator.
WNYLRC Workshop: Read. Write. Participate: Mozilla Web Literacy and 21st century Skills You Can Build Date and time: Monday, November 13, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Location: WNYLRC Board Room and Training Center Description: This day-long session will cover the components of Mozilla's web literacy framework: read, write, participate. This part train-the-trainer, part tools workshop will teach library staff new techniques for problem-solving, communication, creativity, and collaboration needed for ensuring that our communities have the resources they need to responsibly approach the web. Presenter: Davis Erin Anderson, our facilitator for this workshop, works at Metropolitan New York Library Council as Community Manager. Did you know? You can obtain CEU credits for most of the events
WNYLRC Workshop: Creating “Discoverable” Finding Aids with Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative Date and time: Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Location: WNYLRC Training Center and Board Room Description: The goal of the Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative (Empire ADC; www.empireadc.org) is to increase access to New York State’s archival collections by providing a central online repository for searching collection descriptions (called finding aids). This 2-part workshop will teach participants how to contribute finding aids to Empire ADC. You may register for
one or both of the sessions.
The morning session will address best practices for creating finding aids, including a brief review of DACS, controlled vocabulary, and discussion of the minimum elements required for creating finding aids using the EADitor software. Participants who attend the morning session are encouraged to come with a prepared finding aid.* The afternoon session will introduce participants to the EADitor software as it is being used by Empire ADC. This session will provide hands-on guided instruction on how to navigate the software and input data. Presenters: Sarah Pinard has served as the Processing Archivist for the University at Buffalo’s University Archives since January 2014. Jennifer Palmentiero is the Digital Services Librarian at the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (SENYLRC).
Please note that dates, times and events listed here are subject to change. Please refer to the WNYLRC Calendar online for the most up-to-date information at: https:// www.wnylrc.org/calendar
September 2017 Mon
14 Special Libraries
21 WebJunction &
25 Grant Writ- 26 Building ing Basics
Budgets & Mission workshop Driven Communications
28 WNYLRC CE Committee Infomingle
October 2017 Mon
2 Online classâ€”
Virtual Reference 9
nual Meeting 10
Graphic Design 23
20 RSC OER Conference
November 2017 Mon
2 A&D workshop
16 EAD work-
Coming in January 2018: Webinars on navigating DPLA for the end user and the contributor...and more! So keep looking on www.wnylrc.org/workshops for updates to the schedule!
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