ASLS 2005 NYLA Annual Conference

Libraries: Cornerstone of the Empire State

October 26–29, 2005
Buffalo, New York

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ASLS NYLA Sessions for the 2005 Annual Conference

Continuing Education: Positioning your Library for the Financial World: Finding Grants and Writing Grants
This workshop is designed for participants to learn how to make their libraries increasingly viable in todays' economic climate. The presenter will provide information on sources of grant funding and key strategies for writing fundable grants. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas or projects for which they need financial support. How to finance a project using multiple funding sources will also be covered.
Dr. Gail M. Staines, Executive Director of the Western New York Library Resource Council

Wednesday, 10/26

Not Just Another Acronym: IMLS and You
A panel of educators will explain how IMLS projects and partnerships impact the definition of the 21st century librarian, and the recruitment of new people to the field.
[Panel Facilitator] Tula Giannini, Acting Dean, Associate Professor, School of Information Science, Pratt Institute
Deirdre C. Stam, Director, New York Center for the Book, and Associate Professor, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University

Thursday, 10/27

ConnectNY: Sharing Academic Resources
Panelists discuss ConnectNY, a cooperative venture allowing academic libraries across the state to share access to their catalogs and streamline delivery of materials, resulting in faster turnaround for library users!
Mary Cahill, Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Union College
Bart Harloe, University Librarian, St. Lawrence University
Sandy Hurd, Director of Strategic Markets, Innovative Interfaces Inc.

Thursday, 10/27

Hidden Treasures of Buffalo
Frank Lloyd Wright, Gorky, Pollock, Warhol, Mozart - name dropping? You bet! Just a few of the names found in Buffalo’s library/museum treasures! Our panel of speakers will highlight these wonderful collections.
Suzanna Tejada, Albright-Knox Gallery Library
Jessica Tanny and Karen Morse, University at Buffalo Archives
Christopher Kelly, Karpeles Manuscript Library

Thursday, 10/27

Correctional Facility Library Issues
Learn about unique correctional facility library issues like strict procedures, lack of Internet access and censorship. Dilemmas and trends will be addressed, and materials for inmates and their families will be recommended.
Judy Doyle, Senior Librarian, NYS Department of Correctional Services
Jean Clancy Botta, Supervising Librarian, NYS Department of Correctional Services
Tom Stuart, Senior Librarian, Mid-Orange Correctional Facility
Patricia Covley, Institution Services Manager, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Thursday, 10/27

Glued to the Screen: Library Online Learning
Is distance education for you? Find out what it's like to get a library degree, certificate of advanced study, or jst some new skills using your computer and the Internet.
Bruce Kingma, Associate Dean, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
Kay Bishop, Associate Professor, University at Buffalo

Thursday, 10/27

Going Digital & Making It – Academic Libraries
Digital is happening and libraries need to meet the challenge. Two perspectives will be examined. A large university system describes a collaborative project and a small university library describes their digitization of rare materials.
Carole Ann Fabian, Director of the Education Technology Center and Vice President for University Libraries, University at Buffalo
Paul J. Spaeth, Rare Books Librarian and Director of the Library, St. Bonaventure University

FOR ASLS 2: Library Education Track
Friday, 10/28

Good Marketing Starts with Listening
Awareness of customer needs is the first step towards good marketing. Speakers will address methods of listening to library users and describe practical approaches for gathering and responding to user feedback.
Margaret Wells, Director, Public Services, Arts & Sciences Libraries, University at Buffalo
Dr. John Ellison, Department of Library and Information Studies, University at Buffalo
Barbara Whitney Petruzzelli, Assistant Library Director, SUNY New Paltz

Friday, 10/28

The Future is in Your Hands: PDAs and iPods
Handheld devices have become ubiquitous on college campuses. Wireless connectivity is enhancing the use of these devices for education and research. Our panelists will discuss implications for PDA and IPOD use in libraries.
Dean Hendrix, Senior Assistant Librarian, University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library
George Cook, National Consulting Engineer, Apple Computer

Friday, 10/28