ILRT Events

2017 - at the 2017 NYLA Annual Conference and Trade Show at the Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Spring, NY. Register here.

Successfully Implementing Open Educational Resources (OER) - Thursday November 9, Program Slot #1, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Sponsors: ILRT / ASLS, SMART
How can OER be implemented successfully? Panelists from SUNY OER explore the challenges of this
question, including the role of the librarian, instructing faculty, and student responses to OER.

Mike Daly, Fulton Montgomery Community College
Leah Galka, SUNY College at Buffalo
Laura K. Murray, SUNY OER Services and CUNY OER
Anjali Parasnis-Samar, Monroe Community College


New Web Literacy Tools for Learners - Thursday November 9, Program Slot #2, 2:15 PM-3:15PM

Sponsors: ILRT / RASS, PLRT

Learn to teach web literacy to library patrons and staff using free tools from the Mozilla Foundation.
This session will include an introduction to the curriculum and to the badging platform, as well as a
hands-on exercise.

Davis Erin Anderson, Metropolitan New York Library Council
Matthew Kopel, National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Programs at Past NYLA Conferences


Mobile Applications in Academic Libraries

How are mobile applications used in research? Panelists will explore research usages of mobile applications by students, researchers, and instructors in academic settings. Understanding research behavior and practices within these groups suggests ways to enhance their use in outreach initiatives, including instruction, research consultations, liaison activity, and tabling. Mobile applications considered include subscription applications, applications provided by vendors, and free technologies.

Track: Technology & Digital Information
Kathleen Kasten, Stony Brook University Libraries, Stony Brook University
Laura Costello, Stony Brook University Libraries, Stony Brook University
Jamie Saragossi, Stony Brook University Libraries, Stony Brook University


QR Codes Rock the Libraryon Your Phone (President's Program)
 QR (Quick Response) codes can provide seamless access to tutorial and informational material. As more and more patrons have camera-enabled mobile phones, these 2D barcodes become more important for libraries.
Meredith Farkas, Portland State Library


LILAC Innovative Program for Instruction Librarians
Sponsors: BIRT, ASLS
Discover the Library Instruction Leadership Academy, a Rochester-area K-16 project for new instruction librarians.
Michelle Costello, SUNY Geneseo, LILAC Project Manager
Kim Davies Hoffman, SUNY Geneseo, LILAC Final Project
Barbara Alvarez, University of Rochester
Logan Rath, SUNY Brockport
Jennifer Little, SUNY Brockport
Beth Kettel, University of Rochester


2009--No Programs



GTSY: How 2 Reach Netizens
Saturday 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Sponsor: BIRT
Put some fun in your library orientation sessions. Capture the attention of all types of users from 1 to 92, in all types of libraries, using proven techniques and technologies.
Roger Silverblatt, Catskill Elementary School
David K. Titus, Bryant & Stratton College



For English, Press 1, Para Espanol…
Friday 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Sponsor: ESRT / BIRT President’s Program
Multilingual websites present unique challenges, especially for libraries. Some techniques work better than the others. Come learn the latest thinking on web design and usability in a multilingual setting and what tools and techniques will help you out in a such a setting.
Speaker: Stephen Abram, SirsiDynix

The (Library) World is Flat
Saturday 9:35 AM – 12:20 PM
Sponsor: BIRT President’s Program
The teacher is in Boston, the student is in Japan, and the librar­ian may be in Buffalo. What is the role of the library/ librarian in providing service to distance learners? This program exam­ines such services as multimedia instructional presentations, live chat reference service, online tutoring service, librarian participation in online courses, and the role of local libraries.
Guy Bennett, Bryant & Stratton College—Online Campus
Jill M.Tarabula, MCEER
David K.Titus, Bryant & Stratton College—Albany Campus



Who's Responsible for Teaching Information Literacy?
Saturday 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Sponsor: BIRT
Teaching information literacy across the curriculum requires librarians, subject area specialists, and teachers to work together. Come hear a panel of practicioners who have faced the obstacles to cooperation in order to create successful programs at all levels.
Ellen Abbott, Bryant & Stratton College
Susan Bissonnette, Herkimer County Community College
Roger Silverblatt, Catskill Elementary School