2014 Conference Program Descriptions

Saturday, November 8

Program Slot #7
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Virtual Reference Services in the 21st Century

Sponsor: ASLS
Explore how LibGuides, LibAnswers, and LibAnalytics can move certain services into a completely paperless environment, offer detailed guidance 24/7 to your campus community, re-energize traditional library services, improve outreach, and at the same time, provide detailed statistics and reports to help with number crunching reference statistics and more!
Track: User Services
Matthew Laudicina, SUNY New Paltz
Jane Verostek, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry


Fundraising with Annual Appeals

Sponsor: EFR / LTA
Both volunteers for the Friends of the Library groups and community members who serve on the library’s board of trustees have much in common in helping libraries survive and thrive.  Together Friends and trustees can become strong allies and advocates for our libraries as they work toward the common goals of financial stability and sustainability.  Yearly campaigns that directly solicit funds from the community are a vital part of a library’s financial plan to supplement public funding.  Hear from the Canajoharie Library and Arkell Museum, an association library that is one of the least funded libraries in New York State. Both the Crandall Public Library’s director and development director will share the success of their latest annual appeal that raised $32,000.
Track: Administration & Leadership
Leah LeFera, Canajoharie Library and Arkell Museum
Kathleen Naftaly, Crandall Public Library
Lynn Shanks, Crandall Public Library

Bienvenidos! Opening Doors, Building Community

Sponsor: ESRT / CORT
Participants will leave with templates on core resources and turn key solutions for engaging the Spanish community. Learn from librarians with vast experience in developing successful Spanish collection and building relationships within their communities. Learn from an eBook distributor what they have to offer and how to develop Spanish eBook collections.
Track: Diverse & Special Populations
Chris Herpers, OverDrive
Grace Riario, Ramapo Catskill Library System
Christy Blanchette, Valley Cottage Library

Patron Driven Acquisitions and Beyond

Sponsor: RASS
Feel confident in your purchasing decisions – balancing both the need to fulfill patrons’ “wish lists” through patron driven acquisitions and tools to help you steer patrons beyond blockbuster titles to find sleeper hits your community will love. Also, learn the nuts and bolts of obtaining ARCs (advance reading copies) to help you find the next great book you can’t wait to share with your patrons!
Track: User Services
Monica Kuryla, Fayetteville Free Library
Miriam Tuliao, BookOps


Navigating the Special Education Maze

Sponsor: RLSP / SLSA / SSL / YSS
Do you know children with special needs or their parents?  Navigate the key rules and regulations with two experienced guides. Explore opportunities for library service.
Track: Diverse & Special Populations
Denise Green, Westchester Independent Living Service and Putnam Independent Living Services
TBD, Parent to Parent of New York State, Capital District


IT vs Librarians

Sponsor: SCLA

There is a longstanding belief that IT staff and Librarian staff are two departments separated by a uncommon language. Technological knowledge and knowledge management are often positioned at the opposite ends of the traditional library system, but there are many factors,  such as the  growing percentage of the populations that have internet access, the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, and the variety of formats in which content is  being consumed that are changing the way libraries serve their patrons. IT services and Library services will have to collaborate to adapt the traditional library system to serve the advancing technological needs of our patrons.

Track: Administration & Leadership
Robert Johnson, Emma S Clark Library
Stephen Ingram, Northport-East Northport Public Library
Ellen Druda, Half Hollow Hills Community Library

2014 School Library Services Summit in Review

Sponsor: SSL / SLSA
The vision from July’s School Library Summit creates a framework to ensure all NYS students have access to relevant resources, effective school library programs, and a certified school librarian in every school through a partnership of professional associations, school library systems, state education officials, educators, iSchools, and community members. This partnership ensures awareness of the impact of school libraries on student achievement through:   
    •instructional standards that drive instruction  
    •program evaluation tools  
    •research-based i best practices   
    •justification for increased funding to strengthen school library systems and materials support based on student need  
    •a focus on sustained professional development for all library and education leaders on school libraries’ impact
Track: School & Youth Programs, Services, and Literacy
John Brock, Associate in School Library Services  Educational Design and Technology
Jill Leinung, East Greenbush Central School District


Table Talks

Sponsor: YSS
Roundtable discussions and hands-on activities about children's and young adult programming and services.
Track: School & Youth Programs, Services, and Literacy

Program Slots 7 &  8
9:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Getting a Library Job

Sponsor: NMES
Come learn the ins and outs of getting a library job. Sharpen your resume and networking skills, and hear tips from professionals in the field you're looking to enter. The first half of this program will feature speakers from academic, public, school, and special libraries. The second half will feature speakers who specialize in resumes, networking, and transferable skills.
Track: Core Knowledge & Career Development
Kimberly Bolan Cullin, Kimberly Bolan and Associates, LLC
Sara Dallas, Southern Adirondack Library System
Beth Evans, CUNY Brooklyn College
Suz Massen, Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
Arianna Grassia, Hastings-On-Hudson MS/HS
Nancy Lewis, Marist College
Davis Erin Anderson, METRO Library Council

Program Slot #8
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Library Foundations and Endowments

Sponsor: EFR / LTA
Foundations can assist libraries in reaching their long-term goals and objectives with resources that can provide a constant funding stream over time.  Separate organizations with their own boards of trustees, foundations establish endowments and manage large contributions and bequests.  Growing your funds, managing investments, and marketing your endowment to donors are all crucial to your long-term success.  The Fairport Library Foundation, established in 2007, is a 501(c)(3) that manages its own funds and has faced several challenges in its efforts to raise money to help renovate the library. The Troy Public Library Foundation is a nonprofit incorporated in 1991 to solicit bequests and gifts to support the library. Troy has recently begun using the services of a regional community foundation to manage and grow their endowment.
Track: Administration & Leadership
Suzanne Stockman, Fairport Library Foundation (Fairport Public Library)
Mary Muller, The Troy Library Foundation


Libraries as a Digital Media Creation Hub

Sponsor: FILM
Do you want to know how to help your library patrons create short films? Do you have iPads and computers but don't know how to use them to create digital content?  Anyone can harness the power of technology to create with their patrons. Come here what Austin Olney has done at the White Plains Public Library and Z has done at the Yonkers Riverfront Library.  Swap and share ideas are welcome so if you have projects you have worked on, please bring them to share!  A short NYLA FILM business meeting will precede the program!
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Austin Olney, White Plains Public Library
Jim Leftwich, Berkeley College Library
Z Baird, Yonkers Public Library

Need Government Information? There's an App for that!

Sponsor: GIRT / RASS
President Obama, with his Open Government Directive, has alerted federal agencies to actively open their policies to the public.  Transparency, participation, and collaboration are the three key ingredients to better serving the American people.  How are we using technology in our daily lives?  Government mobile apps are a fast and easy way to obtain information on a number of subjects that are of interest to researchers and citizens alike.  This presentation will discuss Mobile Government as well as introduce the audience to our top fifteen government mobile apps.
Track: Current Issues & Research
Speaker: Christina Rivera, Long Island Library Resources Council

Content Creation, Copyright, and Defamation
Sponsor: IFRT
As libraries evolve into centers of content creation we open our organizations up to uncharted legal waters. This presentation provides an overview of the 1st Amendment, interactivity, user generated content, crowd sourcing, the intricacies of online only publishing, defamation, privacy, copyright, and Section 230.  The presentation also features specific examples and significant case law relating to these issues.
Track: Current Issues & Research
Speakers: Media Law Resource Center

I STILL Don’t Want to Talk About It

Sponsor: LAMS
"I STILL Don't Want to Talk about It." Your trickiest, most uncomfortable and potentially explosive questions answered by two seasoned library professionals. Join us as Jerry Nichols and Doreen Woods share the best way to deal with the problems that come up that we just don't want to deal with ever.
Track: Administration & Leadership
Jerry Nichols
Doreen Woods

Bringing New Technology to Old Stories

Sponsor: RASS / SMART
Discover groundbreaking approaches to making local history come alive at your library through interactive online maps, mobile apps, and more. Now it is easier than ever to share local history stories with new audiences.
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Stephanie Zwolinski, Liverpool Public Library
Laurel Griffith, Syracuse University
Eileen McAdam, Sound and Story Project

ELL/ESOL Learners: Effective Technology Use

Sponsor: SMART / RASS
We will look at current technologies used for ELL/ESOL instruction and discuss their effectiveness. Learn how to create an atmosphere for ELL/ESOL learners that is inviting as well as interesting and can speak to individuals of all learning levels.
Track: Diverse & Special Populations
Speaker: Irene Cruz, Columbia County Library Educational Consultant

SSL Membership Meeting with Bryan Collier

Sponsor: SSL
Following a brief membership meeting, award-winning author and illustrator Bryan Collier will speak informally about his work, how he became an artist, and where he finds his inspiration. Bryan Collier is the author and illustrator of Uptown, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and the first Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. He is also the illustrator of Martin’s Big Words, Dave the Potter, and Rosa, which are all Caldecott Honor Books, and  of numerous books which earned him Coretta Scott King Awards and Honors.
Track: School & Youth Programs, Services, and Literacy
Karen Sperrazza, President, NYLA/SSL
Bryan Collier, Author


Naked Librarianship

Sponsor: ULU
Naked Librarianship is librarianship that is open, honest, and without barriers to our patrons. Talk to these librarians who are completely exposed to their patrons and see how a new perspective on being a librarian with your guard down could inspire you. Our panel is made up of a range of library professionals of all ages and specialties. What they share is a deep need to be totally present and honest for their patrons.
Track: User Services
Barbara Moon, Suffolk Co Library Association (Retired)
Kyle Lukoff, Corlears school
Rebecca Lubin, Voorheesville Public Library

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