WNYLRC Workshop, Checking Out Respect: Recognizing, Addressing and Preventing Harassment & Discrimination in Your Library
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Date:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Price (Governing):
$20
Price (Affiliate Member):
$25
Price (Patron Organizational):
$25
Price (Patron Student):
$25
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$25
Price (Non-Member):
$40
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$25
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center

Description:

Librarians works with a huge array of material, interact with people from all walks of life, and work to ensure information is accessible to all.  This mission can lead to interactions of enormous enlightenment...but can also create circumstances where ignorance, misunderstanding, or even simple aggression can leave staff and patrons feeling discriminated against, or harassed.  

How can a library properly respond to such occurrences, and even better, prevent them from happening?  Please join WNYLRC for "Checking Out Respect," a workshop to help train leadership and staff to recognize, address, and prevent workplace discrimination and harassment.  

Designed to be both informative and interactive, "Checking Out Respect," takes library staff beyond the legal definitions, and into the skills for addressing behavior that is alienating or abusive.  After a brief review of the latest case law and policy, the session will break into role-playing scenarios and discussion-based learning.  Real-world examples will be used, and participants will work not only with the legal considerations, but complicating dynamics like reporting harassment while honoring patron confidentiality, co-worker tension, and leadership issues.

Attendees should leave this workshop:

  • With an understanding of what constitutes illegal discrimination and harassment
  • How to recognize and deter sexual harassment
  • How to report and receive reports of concerns
  • What to expect after there has been a complaint
  • How to contribute to an environment of respect, and how respect helps avoid charges of illegal discrimination

Join WNYLRC attorney, Stephanie Adams, and consultant Nicola Medley Ballard, for an informative and lively session.

 

 

Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.3
Workshop Length:
3
Speaker Name:
Stephanie "Cole" Adams and Nicola Medley Ballard
Speaker Bio:

Stephanie (nickname: Cole) Adams is an attorney advising libraries, creative professionals, civic organizations, and higher education institutions as they build our culture. She first developed a deep connection to libraries working as a page, then clerk, at her hometown library in New Hartford, NY.  For over 10 years, Ms. Adams was the in-house counsel at Niagara University, where she routinely conducted trainings in discrimination and workplace respect.  She is now the owner of her own practice, the Law Office of Stephanie Adams, PLLC, in Buffalo.  Ms. Adams is admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts of New York (and you may be familiar with her work...Cole works staffs the WNYLRC's "Ask the Lawyer" service).

 

Nicola Medley Ballard is a consultant and media expert operating a woman-owned, minority-owned business in the City of Buffalo.  As recently featured in the Buffalo News, Ms. Ballard is an entrepreneur who trains and encourages women and under-represented minorities to start and grow businesses of their own.  By necessity, her work requires the graceful but insistent challenge to discrimination in the workplace.  The owner of Rudeboyz Artworks, her business in located in a place where many cultures grow and gather: Buffalo's emerging "5 Points" zone.

 

Max Class Size:
35
Funding Referendums for Small & Midsized Libraries
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Date:
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Price (Governing):
$7
Price (Affiliate Member):
$10
Price (Patron Organizational):
$7
Price (Patron Student):
$7
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$7
Price (Non-Member):
$15
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$10
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center

Description:

Small and midsize rural libraries are wholly underfunded. Most operate on an annual budget of less than $150,000. The more rural the library, the less capacity it has to secure sustainable and supplemental resources. This program will offer a step-by-step approach to work with your library system to improve services by leveraging stable funding within your community. Real case studies and practices from successful campaigns will give participants the conviction to lead a grass roots initiative for stable public funding far into the future.

Lunch is on your own. We have facilities if you would like bring your own lunch.

CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.3
Workshop Length:
3
Speaker Name:
Brian M. Hildreth and Margo Gustina
Speaker Bio:

Brian is the Executive Director of the Southern Tier Library System. Brian has served in rural libraries since 2004. As a library director and system director, he has worked on several campaigns that have secured funding increases ranging from 25% to 230%. He believes all rural libraries can achieve their ideal funding levels through thoughtful planning and transparent campaigns. Brian is a 2010 NYLA Mary Bobinski Innovative Library Director Award recipient and previously served on the Public Libraries Section of NYLA from 2011 – 2016. He is a proud active member of the New York library community.

 

Margo is the Deputy Director of Trustee Development at the Southern Tier Library System. Margo joined the Southern Tier Library System in 2014. As Deputy Director, she has been a champion for rural libraries through sustainable practices. Her areas of expertise include social justice, trustee development, strategic planning and funding referendums. She is a co-creator of the NYLA Sustainability Initiative and co-presenter of the “Hooray for ____!” workshop series. Margo has also just been recognized as a 2018 Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

Max Class Size:
30
WNYLRC Workshop: Introduction to Web Design (HTML5 and CSS3)
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Date:
Thursday, May 17, 2018
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Price (Governing):
$15
Price (Affiliate Member):
$20
Price (Patron Organizational):
$20
Price (Patron Student):
$15
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$15
Price (Non-Member):
$25
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$20
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center

Description:

This session will go over these basics:

Introduction to the internet client server environment

Introduction to the basic HTML tags for creating a web page

    - heading tags, paragraph formatting, text formatting, inserting images on a web page, lists, tables, and hypertext links

Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for page layout, look, and feel.

Introduction to web forms

    - labels, input fields, buttons, etc.

Introduction to using multimedia on a web page

    - audio and video

No prior programming experience is required. Students should be a flash (thumb) drive to save their work.

Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.5
Workshop Length:
6
Speaker Name:
Jim Gerland
Speaker Bio:

Jim Gerland has been involved in IT support and teaching for over 30 years. He has delivered hands-on classes in Adobe, Database Design, Microsoft Office, Web Design, Microsoft Project 2007, Microsoft SQL, etc. Jim also provides one-on one and on-site training in advanced application topics. He has delivered training to Certo Bros (MS Outlook), D’Youville College (Office), Independent Health (Oracle/SQL), JW Danforth (Office), Purina Foods (Minitab – Six Sigma), Welch Foods (Oracle/SQL), WNYLRC (HTML, CSS, & JavaScript) and other companies. Jim is currently Adjunct Faculty at Millard Fillmore College (University at Buffalo) teaching Web Programming I (HTML/CSS/JavaScript), Web Programming II (PHP/MySQL), Systems Analysis, Microcomputer Applications, the Computer Information Systems Department (Buffalo State College) teaching Computer Fundamentals, Electronic Commerce, Oracle Database, Object Oriented Programming, Web Programming I (HTML/CSS/JavaScript), Web Programming II (PHP/MySQL). Jim has also taught Web Design and Advanced Web Design at Niagara County Community College in the Digital Arts Department and Computer Literacy and Information Technology in the Business Department at Trocaire College.

Max Class Size:
30
We've Got The Numbers! Understanding, Finding, and Constructing Tables from Census Data
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Date:
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Price (Governing):
$5
Price (Affiliate Member):
$5
Price (Patron Organizational):
$5
Price (Patron Student):
$5
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$5
Price (Non-Member):
$10
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$5
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center

Description:

We've Got The Numbers! Understanding, Finding, and Constructing Tables from Census Data

This workshop is divided into 3 sections: (1) An introduction that describes the difference between Census (Decennial) data and American Community Survey Statistics--a survey that has deep demographics (2) How to search for data,  interpret the different tables, change their set-up, and download or email the data.  (3) Exercises will be given to those in the audience so that they may practice creating their own tables.   Attendees are urged to bring their devices.

This session is intended for library staff who work with patrons using Census data for various purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions:

www.wnylrc.org/directions

CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.25
Workshop Length:
2.5
Speaker Name:
David Kraiker
Speaker Bio:

David Kraiker is a Data Dissemination & GIS Specialist for the Data Dissemination Branch, Customer Liaison & Marketing Services Office of the US Census Bureau, based in New York City.

 

 

Max Class Size:
30
We've Got The Numbers! Understanding and Finding and Mapping Census Data
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Date:
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Price (Governing):
$5
Price (Affiliate Member):
$5
Price (Patron Organizational):
$5
Price (Patron Student):
$5
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$5
Price (Non-Member):
$10
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$5
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center

Description:

We've Got The Numbers! Understanding and Finding and Mapping Census Data

This workshop is divided into 4 sections: (1) An introduction that describes the difference between Census (Decennial) data and American Community Survey Statistics--a survey that has deep demographics (2) How to search for data and interpret the different tables (3) How to Map the data found in American Factfinder (portal), and (4) exercises given to those in the audience so that they may practice creating their own map. Attendees are urged to bring their devices.

This session is intended for library staff who have some familiarity with Census data and who work with patrons using Census data for various purposes.

Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.2
Workshop Length:
2
Speaker Name:
David Kraiker
Speaker Bio:

David Kraiker is aData Dissemination & GIS Specialist for the Data Dissemination Branch, Customer Liaison & Marketing Services Office of the US Census Bureau, based in New York City.

Max Class Size:
30
GTYK: Buffalo City Hall and Robert H. Jackson US Courthouse
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Date:
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
11:00 am to 2:30 pm

Price (Governing):
$10
Price (Affiliate Member):
$10
Price (Patron Organizational):
$10
Price (Patron Student):
$10
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$10
Price (Non-Member):
$10
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$10
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$10

Location:
Robert H. Jackson Federal Court House

Description:

Join WNYLA for a tour of the Federal Court Building, which will include the  new 2nd Circuit Court Library.

Then we will walk the short distance to the Art Deco Masterpiece that we call Buffalo City Hall.

 

Tour Times: 

Federal Court Building 11:00am-12:30pm

Buffalo City Hall 1:00pm-2:30 pm

Cost $10.00 (in advance)

We will meet in the foyer of the Federal Court Building at 10:45 am. Please be prompt!

 

 

Workshop Length:
0
Max Class Size:
20
We've Got The Numbers! Understanding, Finding, and Constructing Tables from Census Data
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Date:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
9:00 am to 11:30 am

Price (Governing):
$5
Price (Affiliate Member):
$5
Price (Patron Organizational):
$5
Price (Patron Student):
$5
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$5
Price (Non-Member):
$10
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$5
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0

Location:
Niagara Falls Public Library, Earl W. Brydges Building, 1425 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14305 (716) 286-4894

Description:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.25
Workshop Length:
2.5
Speaker Name:
David Kraiker
Speaker Bio:

David Kraiker is a Data Dissemination & GIS Specialist for the Data Dissemination Branch, Customer Liaison & Marketing Services Office of the US Census Bureau, based in New York City.

 

Max Class Size:
30
WNYLRC Workshop: Introduction to Web Programming (JavaScript)
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Date:
Thursday, May 31, 2018
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Price (Governing):
$15
Price (Affiliate Member):
$20
Price (Patron Organizational):
$20
Price (Patron Student):
$15
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$15
Price (Non-Member):
$25
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$20
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center

Description:

This session will cover:

Introduction to programming concepts using the JavaScript language.

    - variables, conditionals, loops, functions, writing output to a web page

    - using JavaScript to modify the page content and look and feel

 

No prior programming experience is required.  Students should be a flash (thumb) drive to save their work.

Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.5
Workshop Length:
6
Speaker Name:
Jim Gerland
Speaker Bio:

Jim Gerland has been involved in IT support and teaching for over 30 years. He has delivered hands-on classes in Adobe, Database Design, Microsoft Office, Web Design, Microsoft Project 2007, Microsoft SQL, etc. Jim also provides one-on one and on-site training in advanced application topics. He has delivered training to Certo Bros (MS Outlook), D’Youville College (Office), Independent Health (Oracle/SQL), JW Danforth (Office), Purina Foods (Minitab – Six Sigma), Welch Foods (Oracle/SQL), WNYLRC (HTML, CSS, & JavaScript) and other companies. Jim is currently Adjunct Faculty at Millard Fillmore College (University at Buffalo) teaching Web Programming I (HTML/CSS/JavaScript), Web Programming II (PHP/MySQL), Systems Analysis, Microcomputer Applications, the Computer Information Systems Department (Buffalo State College) teaching Computer Fundamentals, Electronic Commerce, Oracle Database, Object Oriented Programming, Web Programming I (HTML/CSS/JavaScript), Web Programming II (PHP/MySQL). Jim has also taught Web Design and Advanced Web Design at Niagara County Community College in the Digital Arts Department and Computer Literacy and Information Technology in the Business Department at Trocaire College.

Max Class Size:
30
Intro To Command Line (Unix) Presented by Girl Develop It!
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Date:
Saturday, June 2, 2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm


Location:
WNYLRC Training Center

Description:

This is a great opportunity! Register early! WNYLRC has two free seats available for our members, on a first come, first served basis. If the class is "closed" on our site when you go to register, you will then need to register directly with Girl Develop It at their site:

https://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Buffalo/events/249653218/ 

Being comfortable in a Unix command line environment is a common skill required by developers and others in the IT community, yet many of us avoid it like the plague and spend our time googling for tips any time we're forced to use it. No más! After this workshop you'll be able to perform essential functions in terminal, including: navigating directories, opening and editing text files, and using some of the built in tools to help improve your efficiency and confidence in getting tasks done!


Tech Requirements

* A laptop is required. If you do not have access to a laptop, please contact the GDI leadership team to see if one can be loaned to you. The leaders can be reached at buffalo@girldevelopit.com
* macOS and Linux laptops will have a built in program, Terminal, that we will be using.
* If you have a Windows machine, please install Git Tools for Windows. This software package allows you to run Linux-like commands in a Windows shell. To install Git Tools for Windows, install the Windows Git package from the following URL:
https://git-scm.com/download/win
When prompted in the installation wizard, select: "Use Git and optional Unix tools for the Windows Command Prompt"

Directions:
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.3
Workshop Length:
3
Speaker Name:
Quintessence Anx
Speaker Bio:

Quintessence is currently a Developer Advocate at Logz.io. Outside of work, she is a chapter leader for Girl Develop It Buffalo to help women in the community bolster their technical and soft professional skills. She is also a bit of a foodie, enjoys topics related to astronomy, and playing with her two boisterous cats.

Max Class Size:
2