NYLA 2017 | Lightning Round Presentations

Thursday, November 9
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
City Center - Meeting Room1

Lightning Round is a presentation methodology in which 28 slides are shown for 15 seconds each (7 minutes in total).  It is an opportunity for several presenters to share information about a research problem, project, or study with many colleagues by developing slide show presentations.  Presenters may include printed materials or handouts, so long as the presentation remains under 7 minutes.  A few minutes will be designated on either side of the presentation for set-up/break-down of materials


Do Space, it's not about how savvy you are, it's about your desire to learn and create

Presented by Kathy Smith, Buffalo State College

Do Space opened in the fall of 2015. Do Space is managed by the non-profit Community Information Trust, which itself is managed by local Omaha philanthropic organization, Heritage Services.
It is located at the southwest corner of 72nd and Dodge Streets in what was a former Borders Books. The building, which was vacant, required retrofitting and modernization of the existing structure.
The cost of the project, which began in 2014,was $7 million, which included purchasing the empty vacant building for $4.1 million. The design of the building was done by HDR, Inc.
The project is in partnership with both Metropolitan Community College and Omaha Public Library Patrons have access to Omaha Public Library databases at Do Space, with over 200 Apple and Windows computers that have office, CAD and graphics programs. Do Space also has tablets and laptops for use, as well a 3-D lab that has 3-D printers, 3-D scanners, and a laser cutter. There are large-format printers as well as break-out rooms with touch screen bulletin boards.
Do Space provides its services free to the public, except for expendables like printing and 3D materials.There are dedicated spaces for small children, teens, as well as adults. There is a group specifically geared towards seniors that incorporates peer-style information-sharing. Metropolitan Community College holds classes on the second floor. Do Space provides a meeting space to nurture an innovation incubator and various community tech groups that meet there.


Libraries and Opioid Overdose Prevention

Presented by Frank Rees, New York State Library, Division of Library Development

This Lightning Round presentation will provide an overview of the opioid overdose epidemic and what libraries are currently doing to combat this national crisis. The presentation will focus on the Opioid Overdose Prevention Measures in Public Libraries program developed by the New York State Library working collaboratively with the NYS Department of Health, NYS Education Department, New York Library Association, and the Harm Reduction Coalition. The goal of the presentation is to provide information to help participants develop strategies, best practices, and partnerships that address the opioid crisis.


You can do an Anime Program for Teens! (Even if you know nothing about Anime)

Presented by Stephanie M. Preston, Albany Public Library - Pine Hills Branch

Do you run circulation reports, wondering why manga is the most popular genre in your collection? Have you tried reading a manga book, giving up after page 3? Have you thought about running an anime club but worried you'll be chastised by your teen patrons for your lack of manga and anime knowledge? You are not alone.
You can run a program for your teen patrons. No expertise in anime or manga required. Youth Services librarian Stephanie Preston will teach tips and tricks for running a single manga program and/or an anime club.


Workplace Bullying in Libraries

Presented by Carol Anne Geary, Saratoga Springs Public Library

Understanding what workplace bullying is, how it manifests itself in libraries and ways to promote healthy library workplaces.


Project LAMP: Libraries as Arenas for Mathematical Play

Presented by Sturdy Knight & Caro Williams-Pierce, University at Albany, SUNY

Math is often seen as a "gatekeeper" subject to the STEM fields and to success in education more generally, one that can be deeply daunting and fear-inspiring to learners of all ages. Even librarians who are otherwise confident in designing and facilitating playful learning for other STEM/STEAM subjects may feel lost when it comes to making math programs that will appeal to their audience.
This talk presents resources for mathematical play that can be easily added to any library collection, along with a simple five-part framework for designing and evaluating math programming for all ages.


Sparks: The Science and Art of Creativity

Presented by Kellie Sparks, University of West Florida Libraries

My last name simply doesn’t make me immune to the struggle that is the elusive creative spark! What tools can we use to sustain creativity as a library professional?
Let’s debunk the common myth that creativity is reserved for a select group of individuals who naturally exude artistic ability.
We will expand our creative potential using a variety of insights learned from creative thought leaders outside the field. We will also explore methods to expose and overcome creative barriers on a personal and professional level.
In this lightning session, we will investigate the science and art behind creativity. Time to take your creative insight to the next level!


'Engage for Health': A Health Program in a Box @ Your Library

Presented by Lydia N Collins, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region

Efficient doctor-patient communication is an essential skill for individuals of all ages. Come and learn about ‘Engage for Health’ a community health education “program in a box” that you can offer at your library. ‘Engage for Health’ teaches attendees how to effectively communicate with health care providers. The program was developed by the Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) and updated by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR).
In order to bring the program to the community, the HAP and the NNLM MAR partnered with the Pennsylvania State Library Association (PaLA) to offer this innovative program via a cohort of public libraries across the state. The cohort librarians reported attendance of 150 adult participants who were part of the user populations for the 18 cohort libraries. The program was well received, with 98% of participants rating it positively.
Although piloted in public library settings, this program can be used in academic, school (with parent teacher organizations) and in partnership with community based organizations. By the end of the lightning round attendees will know where to locate program materials (presentation slides with speaker notes), role play exercise, pre-post evaluation tool, and marketing tools. In addition, they will learn about NNLM MAR and how your Regional Medical Library can provide support and access to reliable health information for your library’s health outreach efforts.


The Show Must Go On! Librarianship through the eyes of a Theatre major

Presented by Carolyn Bennett Glauda, Southeastern NY Library Resources Council

With a resume that includes work as a stage manager, wardrobe supervisor, location scout, and props coordinator in theatre, film, and television, it has been surprising how frequently the skills I picked up on those jobs apply to my current work as a librarian. Producing quality library programming is essentially no different than producing a Broadway show. In this presentation I will share some of the secrets of my previous professional work and how those skills and techniques can apply to anyone who has to produce events, work with the public, wrangle students, or keep calm and get everything done before the curtain goes up at 8.