ASLS 2010 NYLA Annual Conference

ASLS Conference Program

Saratoga Springs, NY



How to Be the Bad Guy without Being Bad
9:15 AM – 10:30 AM, Thursday November 4, 2010
Sponsors: ASLS, LAMS
How to hold effective performance improvement discussions and build personal responsibility for performance, shirting it from the manager to the employee.
Speaker: Mary Chimato, North Carolina State University

Going Where the Patrons Are: Embedded Librarians

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM, Thursday November 4, 2010
Sponsor: ASLS
President’s Program
Find ways to offer comparable instruction to all students regardless of their physical location.
Speaker: Nicki Lerczak, Genesee Community College 

E-Readers: What Libraries Need to Know
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM, Thursday November 4, 2010
Sponsor: ASLS
View a selection of e-readers and learn about the opportunities and challenges they present for libraries.
Speaker: Mike Shontz, Overdrive, Inc.


Creative Programming for the Frugal Librarian
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM, Friday November 5, 2010
Sponsor: ASLS
As state and local economies suffer, librarians can be too quick to dismiss innovative programming ideas in their libraries. Contrary to the assumptions of campus administration, many creative programs can be initiated and run with little or no expense. Learn how to transform your library from "the building with all the books" to a more lively space for engaged learners.
Speaker: Lisa Forrest, Buffalo State College 

LILAC Innovative Program for Instruction Librarians
10:30, Friday November 5, 2010
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

Providing Support for Electronic Resources
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM, Friday November 5, 2010
Sponsor: ASLS
Troubleshooting technical problems, plus additional information that covers how to provide access to electronic resources.
Speaker: Karin Wikoff, Ithaca College Library 

Census 2010 and Beyond!
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM, Friday November 5, 2010
Hot news about the Census Bureau: including American Community Survey, the new monthly nationwide survey!
Bob Scardamalia, Director, Center for Research and Information Analysis, NYS Empire State Development
Rocco Ferraro, Executive Director, Capital District Regional Planning Commission

Implementing New Technologies for Reference Services
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM, Saturday November 6, 2010
Sponsor: ASLS
Strategies for the planning, marketing, and assessment of new technologies for reference services.
Margaret Smith, Physical Sciences Librarian, New York University
Alexa Pearce, Research Associate, New York University

Women's History Resources at the Library of Congress
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM, Saturday November 6, 2010
Sponsor: ASLS
Learn about the extensive women’s history collect at the LOC with lots of fun examples.
Speaker: Sheridan Harvey, Women's Studies, Humanities & Social Sciences Division, Library of Congress  

Emerging Tech Trends for Librarians
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM, Saturday November 6, 2010
Sponsors: SMART, ASLS
A panel discusses what technologies are hot now and what to expect in the future.
Blake Carver, New York Power Authority
Edward Corrado, Binghamton University Libraries
Ken Fujiuchi, Buffalo State College