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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
Thursday 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Convention Center: Meeting Room 2A
Sponsor: SMART
Hear about what a MakerSpace means to its members and how this particular one has enriched itsb community. Get insight into MakerSpace lessons learned. Multiple members will be present.
Speaker: Drew LaCock, Triple Cities MakerSpace

Patron Privacy in a Library 2.0 World
Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Convention Center: Meeting Room 2A

Sponsor: SMART / IFRT
Focus on developing approaches to identifying privacy gaps. Learn methods for monitoring legislation pertinent to library user data and ways in which library staff can collaborate to strengthen user protections with technological tools designed to improve privacy.
Speaker: Stephanie Hess, Binghamton University

SMART Membership Meeting and Flash Talks
Friday 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Convention Center: Meeting Room 2A
Membership meeting for the SMART section, followed by SMART-hosted flash talks (pecha kucha).
Moderator: Ann Penwarden, SMART President 2013-14
See below for complete listing of SMART Flash Talks

Digital Badges: Recognizing Skills, Experience, Knowledge
Friday 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Convention Center: Meeting Room 2A

Sponsor: SMART / RASS
Explore digital badging, earning badges, and integrating them into activities. Take away an understanding of an alternative assessment that provides community leaders the opportunity to recognize skills, experience, and knowledge.
Speaker: Amy McQuiggle, SUNY Empire State College

Metadata and Description: Rudi Weiss Memorial Lecture
Friday 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Saratoga Hilton: Saratoga Ballroom 3

Sponsor: SMART
We will look at what metadata is, its importance for the library and its users, and consider the role of metadata librarians and why they are poised to take over the information universe.
Speaker: Rachel Jaffe, University of California, Santa Cruz

ELL/ESOL Learners: Effective Technology Use
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Saratoga Hilton: Alabama

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.
Speaker: Irene Cruz, Columbia County Library Educational Consultant

Continuing Education

Lost in RDA? SMART Will Show the Way
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saratoga Hilton: Broadway 1
Sponsor: CE-C: SMART
This hands-on day-long workshop will provide an overview of the conceptual and organizational differences between AACR2 and RDA, as well as some of the prominent features of RDA.
Speaker: John Myers, Union College
Room Monitor: Michael Sweeney

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:

Automating Interlibrary Loan Workflows Using IDS Logic

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.

• Building digital collections and exhibits with

Brian Jennings, Local History Librarian at the New City Library, shows the basics of using to build a digital collection and exhibit. Brian helped the New City Library launch an Omeka site at where they are indexing local newspaper clippings files and have built an online exhibit related to the Civil War in Rockland County. Learn about this cost-effective and easy-to-use platform to supplement your online catalog and feature unique items in your library collections.

• 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
various sunsetting formats including paper documents, photographs, slides, VHS, and audiocassettes. She will speak about their setup, how they are managing its use, and marketing.

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
after the session.

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.