SMART Section Conference Programs, Flash Talks, and More
by Christi Sommerfeldt, MLIS
The SMART Section offers a variety of programs at the NYLA conference this November:
Making a MakerSpace
Patron Privacy in a Library 2.0 World
SMART Membership Meeting and Flash Talks
Digital Badges: Recognizing Skills, Experience, Knowledge
Metadata and Description: Rudi Weiss Memorial Lecture
ELL/ESOL Learners: Effective Technology Use
Lost in RDA? SMART Will Show the Way
SMART Membership Meeting Flash Talks
These will take place Friday, November 7, 2014 during Program Slot #7 from 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM. Flash Talk topics and presenters are as follows:
Have you ever dreamed of not having to cancel book requests for reserves or items that are checked out or look up call numbers? Want to skip having to indicate that you haven’t reached limits on copyright? These time-consuming, yet essential parts of your Interlibrary Loan workflow can be automated by IDS Logic. IDS Logic is a system that can automate major parts of ILL workflows using a dynamic ILLiad server addon connection to run logic based rules. Bill Jones, Creative Technologist with the IDS Project and SMART Teresa StrozikAward for Innovation in Library Technology 2014 recipient will present on IDS Logic.
Brian Jennings, Local History Librarian at the New City Library, shows the basics of using
• Geneva Public Library's Fantasy Library League
Chris Finger, Acting Director of the Geneva Public Library, will present on the Geneva Public Library's Fantasy Library League. The Fantasy Library League was a game designed last year by Chris that mimics Fantasy Football Leagues. Players choose a collection of books and then compare how often their collections circulated within my library system. The players with the most circulations won prizes. The game was designed using Drupal and the e-commerce module Ubercart. Read an article from a local newspaper about the league.
• Guernsey Memorial Library’s New Preservation Station
Connie Dalrymple, Director, Guernsey Memorial Library, will share information about the Preservation Station that the Guernsey Memorial Library of Norwich has recently opened to the public. The Preservation Station is a computer workstation where individuals interested in preserving their family history and personal documentation can digitize items which are in
• HARMONY, the Historic Archival Records and Manuscripts of New York
Déirdre Joyce, Assistant Director and Archival Services Manager at the Central NY Library Resources Council, will discuss the genesis and current status of HARMONY, a collaborative project between archivists from across the state to enrich and improve archival description and discovery of New York's unique and expansive archival holdings. HARMONY is the Historic Archival Records and Manuscripts of New York index of finding aids from across the state.
• In a Glass World
René Battelle, Assistant Director of the Marcellus Free Library will speak about her library's experience beta testing Google Glass. She will cover the basics of what Google Glass is and what it does, why technology like this belongs in libraries, and her personal experience testing it in a library environment. She will have the Glass with her, and can give some personal demos
Other SMART Section Conference news:
SMART will be hosting an online trivia game at our booth. Everyone is a winner! See if you can get enough right answers to win texting gloves or a SMART stylus pen. Also at the Booth, sign up for the SMART listserv or to join fellow SMARTies for an informal gathering to network on Friday around 5:30pm.
Bylaws Revision in the works
Be sure to attend the SMART Membership Meeting & Flash Talks on Friday morning starting at 8:30am in Meeting Room 2A in the Convention Center to participate in a vote on a SMART Bylaws revision. ALA’s ALCTS recently revised their bylaws and reorganized eliminating the ‘Council of Regional Groups.’ As an official affiliate, we had this group named in our bylaws and it is time to update them.