Programming - Saturday November 10

Program Slot #7 - 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Design on a Dime (Program Slots #7 & #8 - 8:00 AM - 10:45 AM)
Sponsor: LAMS / RASS
Join an architect and library professional as they discuss affordable ideas to refresh, renew, and reinvigorate your library. Topics will include funding, garnering community support for the project, and working with professionals outside the library world.
Track: User Services
Speakers:
Paul Mays, Butler Rowland Mays Architects, LLC
Gillian Thorpe, Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library


Welcoming those with Hearing Loss
Sponsor: RLSP / PLS
Experts will speak about technology to enable those with hearing loss to fully enjoy library services. Topics will include assistive listening devices, induction loops, and real-time (CART) captioning.
Track: Diverse & Special Populations
Speakers:
Donna Wayner, Hear Again, Inc.
Jim Clark, LIONS Hearing Conservation Program
Sandie Clark, Hearing Loss Assoc. of America-Albany
Renee LeGuire, Leguire Shorthand Reporters


Defining your eImage and digital footprint...beware
Sponsor: SLSA
The Internet archives more than you know. Twitter, Facebook, and other sites are capturing data and defining who you are, whether you like it or not. Find out how to keep control of your online image.
Track: School & Youth Programs, Services, and Literacy
Speakers:
Paige Jaeger, School Library Services, WSWHE BOCES
Tom Jaeger, Packetide, Inc.


The Next Chapter of the Information Fluency Continuum
Sponsor: SSL
A world-class, standards-based curriculum model that will aid school districts and teachers in the implementation of the new P-12 New York State Standards in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics (including the Common Core) must include an Information Fluency Continuum (IFC) Learn about the key leadership role that school librarians will take in this initiative.
Track: School & Youth Programs, Services, and Literacy
Speakers:
Sue Kowalski, Pine Grove Middle School
John Brock, NYSED


Program Slot #8 - 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Writing Our Next Chapter/ESRT Membership Meeting
Sponsor: ESRT
Everyone’s invited! Come listen, have fun, and learn how you can get involved in the Ethnic Services Roundtable.The purpose of this Round Table is to provide a forum for the exchange of information within the following objectives: to share information on ethnic services through a cooperative network, to develop and promote ethnic collections, to design services for ethnic groups, and to provide up-to-date funding information available from public and private sources in support of ethnic programs. All are welcome to join us for our membership meeting. Not a member yet? Come and meet us; you can join at this meeting.
Track: Diverse & Special Populations
Speaker(s): TBD


Fahrenheit 451, Alive and Well in NYC?
Sponsor: IFRT
This session will be a presentation of the lawsuit brought by Norman Siegel and his law firm against NYC for the confiscation and destruction of thousands of books during an eviction of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators. Norman and an OWS librarian will discuss the lawsuit, its progress, and answer questions regarding the destruction of the collection.
Track: School & Youth Programs, Services, and Literacy
Speakers:
Norman Siegel, Siegel, Teitelbaum and Evans
TBA TBA, OWS Librarian


What's Next eBooks Chapter and Verse
Sponsor: PLS
Jordana Vincent is Collection Development Librarian at Douglas County Libraries in Castle Rock, CO, and a major player in efforts to build a new business model that will permit libraries to own e-content outright and treat ebooks like hard copies. Her library was the first in the nation to purchase an Adobe Content Server to host a digital collection, and she has taken the unusual step of dealing directly with publishers rather than distributors, working to educate them about our mission of sharing works and protecting copyright. Gluejar is building a place for individuals and institutions to join together to liberate specific ebooks and other types of digital content by paying rights holders to relicense their works under Creative Commons licenses,ensuring free and legal access to books that are out of print, not available as ebooks, or otherwise hard to enjoy. Eric Hellman, President of Gluejar, is a technologist, entrepreneur, and writer who covers the intersection of technology, libraries and ebooks, and has written extensively on the Semantic Web and Linked Data.
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Speakers:
Jordana Vincent, Douglas County Libraries
Eric Hellman, gluejar.com


Social Media as a Reference Tool
Sponsor: RASS
It seems like there’s a new social media blog post written every minute. Many of these offer valuable information, but have you ever found yourself looking for more concrete social media references? If so, come join our workshop and discover some social media tactics that you can use as reference tools.
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Speakers:
Shawn Donohue, Learning & Development Specialist at The New York Public Library (pictured left)
Lauren Lampasone, The New York Public Library (pictured right)
Kathy Saeed, The New York Public Library (pictured center)


Learning Disabilities in the Library
Sponsor: RLSP / PLS, SLSA, ASLS
Participants will learn common characteristics of patrons--or students--with learning disabilities, practice appropriate ways of interacting with them, and take away a list of recommended resources.
Track: Diverse & Special Populations
Speaker: Danica Draper, New York Public Library


USNY Statewide Learning Technology Plan
Sponsor: SSL
Discover the next chapter of development and implementation of the USNY Statewide Learning Technology Plan. We will examineNYSED programs and initiatives to foster and implement learning technologies across multiple environments statewide, monitor progress, and evaluate results.
Track: School & Youth Programs, Services, and Literacy
Speakers:
Lawrence Paska, NYSED
John Brock, NYSED


Table Talks (Program Slots #8 & #9 - 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM)
Sponsor: YSS
Roundtable discussion and hands-on activities for children's and young adult programming and services.
Track: School & Youth Programs, Services, and Literacy
Speaker(s): TBD
 


Developing “Your Role” As a Trustee (Program Slots #8 & #9 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Sponsor: LTA
NOTE: This program will be located in the PHILA room at the Saratoga Hilton – not at the Hampton Inn as listed in the Conference Catalog.
This interactive workshop will focus on how a trustee’s effort at growing their role through education can contribute to building a more effective board, improve relationships with each other and form successful partnerships with their library director.  LTA trustee certification credit will be given to attendees.
Track: Administration & Leadership
Speakers:
Mary Ellen O’Connor (left) is President of the Board of the Library Trustees Association of NYS and represents the Upper Hudson Library System.  She just completed 10 years as a Trustee at the Albany Public Library Board of Trustees and served in various leadership roles.  Mary Ellen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of St. Rose in Albany, and is a graduate of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale.  She is a Political Campaign Consultant and published writer. 

John Eberhardt (right) represents the Suffolk County Library System and is a Trustee on the South Huntington Public Library Board.  John received his Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Buffalo and is pursuing his MLS at Queens College. He is on the Board of Hofstra University’s alumni theatre group, Gray Wig, and is a member of Friends of OHEKA Castle.  John is a retired shop steward, organizer and contract negotiator for the International Association of Machinists (IAM).
 


Program Slot #9 - 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Special Libraries You Never Knew Existed
Sponsor:
ASLS
From high fashion to baseball to evidence-based reasoning, three librarians talk about their unique and libraries and collections.
Track: User Services
Speakers:
Tim Binga, Center for Inquiry Libraries
Tim Whiles, Baseball Hall of Fame
N. J. Wolfe, Fashion Institute of Technology


Get Published Now!
Sponsor: New Members Engagement Subcommittee
Looking to break into publishing? Come to this session to hear tips from a library professional. Beth Evans (CUNY Brooklyn College) will speak about writing for scholarly journals.
Track: Current Issues & Research
Speakers:
Beth Evans, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Maura Smale, City Tech, CUNY
Kathleen Collins, John Jay, CUNY
Steven Ovadia, LaGuardia CC, CUNY


Teaching With Historical Documents
Sponsor:
NYLA-Program / GIRT
Historical documents are versatile educational resources that are found in every community. Participants will learn how to find and adapt documents for classroom use by examining a Civil War case study using personal letters, military muster rolls, death certificates, etc. Presenters will also illustrate how applying the Common Core Standards/Skills to these resources helps students exercise and develop vital investigative and analytical skills that result in deeper understanding of historical content.
Track: School & Youth Programs, Services, and Literacy
Speakers:
Kristi Fragnoli, The College of St. Rose (pictured right)
Julie Daniels, NYS Archives (pictured center)
Jessica Maul, Shenendehowa Central School District (pictured left)


RASSberries and Cream
Sponsor: RASS
Join RASS leaders for a discussion on a variety of hot “table talks.” Membership meeting to follow. Coffee and desserts will be served.
Track: Adult/Reference Services
Speaker(s): TBD


Mobile Websites for Dummies
Sponsor:
SMART
Patrons are relying more and more on their mobile devices as a means to access information quickly. . This presentation will provide the tools you need to create a professional, functional mobile site at little to no cost that can easily be maintained by librarians and staff without advanced technical skills.
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Speakers:
Juan Denzer, Binghamton University Libraries (pictured)
Karrie McLellan, East Greenbush Community Library


SSL Membership Meeting & Hot Topics Dialogue
Sponsor: SSL
Join your colleagues to review the year’s accomplishments, look to the future, and welcome 2012-13 President, Sue Kowalski! Following this brief meeting and the passing of the gavel, we’ll break into groups facilitated by notable members of our school library community to discuss hot topics facing school librarians throughout New York State.
Track: School & Youth Programs, Services, and Literacy
Speaker: Pauline Herr, LaGrange Middle School

Click here for Thursday's schedule
Click here for Friday's schedule