Writing RBDB Grants More Effectively
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Date:
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
9:30 am to 11:30 am

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

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center

Description:

With Sheryl Knab, WNYLRC Executive Director, and Heidi Ziemer, Outreach and Digital Services Coordinator

NY Heritage or NYS Historic Newspapers. Do you want to create online finding aids for your collections? Has a staff member developed an idea for a new service that uses social media tools? Projects such as these are candidates for possible grant funding through the Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program (RBDB). If you have never written an RBDB grant or if you want to learn some tips and tricks, please join us for this brief informational program that will provide an overview of the grant process as well as provide suggestions for writing the best possible grant proposal.

Directions:

https://www.wnylrc.org/directions

CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.2
Workshop Length:
2
Max Class Size:
35
Making A Collection Count (from Awful Library Books)
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Date:
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center

Description:
Make your collection count! This session talks about the overall quality of a library collection. This includes analyzing collection procedures, metrics, and the life cycle of a collection.
 
We will also discuss how to "weed smart" by creating a weeding plan that staff and patrons will buy into, including ways to dispose of weeded materials properly and respectfully.
 
Our holistic approach to collection management will help all types and sizes of libraries to keep pace with the demands and expectations of their communities.
 
 
Attendees are invited to bring weeding policies and material for review.
CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.3
Workshop Length:
3
Speaker Name:
Holly Hibner & Mary Kelly
Speaker Bio:

Holly Hibner is the Adult Services Coordinator at the Plymouth District Library in Plymouth, Michigan. She has a mild obsession with weeding (ok, maybe not so mild), and can often be found in the stacks taking inventory. She also loves all things techie and the challenge of a good reference question. Holly is riding high and pulling all the glory out of her term as a Councilor-at-Large for the American Library Association.

Mary Kelly is the Digital Services and Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Plymouth District Library in Plymouth, Michigan. This fancy title means you will find her pouring through Overdrive reports, database renewals, and enlightening the masses in computer classes. Mary is also working on harnessing all the power of her role as the library’s webmaster (aka World Domination).

For street cred, Holly and Mary have co-authored several books, such as “Making a Collection Count” and “Taking Your Library Career to the Next Level.” Reading them will surely change your life, so interlibrary loan a copy today! They are also co-authors of the popular blog “Awful Library Books.”

Max Class Size:
40
52nd WNYLRC Annual Meeting of the Membership
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Date:
Thursday, September 20, 2018
3:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Price (Governing):
$35
Price (Affiliate Member):
$35
Price (Patron Organizational):
$35
Price (Patron Student):
$35
Price (Patron Personal Member):
$35
Price (Non-Member):
$35
Price (Other NY 3Rs Library Member):
$35
Price (WNYLRC Staff):
$0

Location:
Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa

Description:

WNYLRC’s 52nd Annual Meeting of the Membership

Freedom Crossing:  Turning Memory into Action

Niagara Crossing Hotel and Spa

100 Center Street, Lewiston, NY
 

 
Annual Meeting of the Membership
 
Guest Speaker: Ally Spongr, Director & Curator at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
 
Register: for WNYLRC's 52nd Annual Meeting of the Membership by Friday, September 7, 2018
 
Cost: $35
 
Questions?:  Call Pat Klaybor at 716-633-0705, ext. 100
 
Schedule
 
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Business Meeting
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Happy Hour (Cash bars, appetizers)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Guest Speaker: Ally Spongr
6:30 pm – 6:45 pm WNYLRC Member Awards
6:45 pm – 7:00 pm Closing Remarks/Announcements
 
 
***For anyone with specific dietary needs or restictions, please contact Pat Klaybor directly at (716) 633-0705 ext 100 or pklaybor@wnylrc.org

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa. Call 716-754-9070 and refer to the WNYLRC room block when making your reservations in order to get the special rate.

Standard room rate: $89.00

Riverview/doubles/suites rate: $109.00

Workshop Length:
0
Speaker Name:
Ally Spongr, Director & Curator at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Speaker Bio:

Ally Spongr is the Project Coordinator for the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Director & Curator for the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. The organizations’ work includes preserving, protecting and promoting the historic, natural and cultural resources of the area stretching from Niagara Falls to Youngstown, New York. As the Director & Curator at the Heritage Center, Ally provides dynamic leadership to the Center’s operations, fundraising, exhibitions and initiatives. Through her work, Ally takes a creative approach to ensuring the successful implementation of the Center’s mission and vision.


Prior to her current positions, Ally held positions at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, BT&C Gallery, and Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) – with whom she continues to assist with special projects and events. Serving in multiple capacities in the arts and cultural sector, her work includes curating exhibitions, event planning, project management, and program development. Ally holds her BFA in Fine Arts with a second major in Art History and has completed courses for her MA in Museum Studies on the Collections Management and Curatorial Track at Buffalo State College. She lives in Buffalo and is also a photographer, and exhibits her work throughout Western New York.

Max Class Size:
125
Beyond An Apple A Day: Providing Consumer Health Information At Your Library
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Date:
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center

Description:

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in providing health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will be equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites and health information resources. We will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach and health reference questions.

Note: If you wish to attend both sessions (Beyond An Apple A Day: Providing Consumer Health Information At Your Library and ACE: Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community), you must register for each session separately. There will be a break for lunch in between sessions.

CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.3
Workshop Length:
3
Speaker Name:
Veronica Milliner, MLIS
Speaker Bio:

Veronica Leigh Milliner is the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Middle Atlantic Region based in Pittsburgh, PA. She works with public libraries to build capacity to provide health information and improve health literacy for their patrons. She is a librarian who has previously worked in public libraries, both within the United States and abroad, with a focus on programming, outreach services, and staff training. She is interested in exploring the role of the public library as a community asset and nontraditional library programs and services that improve lives in their communities. Her work focuses on opportunity and access for vulnerable and marginalized populations.

Max Class Size:
35
ACE: Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Date:
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center

Description:

This course will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies to introduce community members to NLM resources in fun and engaging ways. Examples of programs for children, teens, adults and seniors using NLM and other National Institutes of Health center and office resources will be shared.

Note: If you wish to attend both sessions (Beyond An Apple A Day: Providing Consumer Health Information At Your Library and ACE: Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community), you must register for each session separately. There will be a break for lunch in between sessions.

Workshop Length:
3
Speaker Name:
Veronica Milliner, MLIS
Speaker Bio:

Veronica Leigh Milliner is the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Middle Atlantic Region based in Pittsburgh, PA. She works with public libraries to build capacity to provide health information and improve health literacy for their patrons. She is a librarian who has previously worked in public libraries, both within the United States and abroad, with a focus on programming, outreach services, and staff training. She is interested in exploring the role of the public library as a community asset and nontraditional library programs and services that improve lives in their communities. Her work focuses on opportunity and access for vulnerable and marginalized populations.

Max Class Size:
35
LGBTQ Cultural Competency
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Date:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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

Location:
WNYLRC Training Center

Description:

Get comfortable with the basics of definition of LGBTQ terms, appropriate language, deconstruction of stereotypes, and learn to understand aspects of identity, address concerns such as bullying, and more specialized issues. Rachel provides concrete information and real-world examples to enlighten attendees in ways that lead to a more equal, affirming, and productive environment. You will feel prepared to assist your patrons with LGBTQ resources and material and create a safer space in your library!

* Lunch will be provided.

CE Workshop:
Yes
CE Hours:
0.3
Workshop Length:
3
Speaker Name:
Rachel Parrino (she/her), Engagement and Education Specialist, Pride Center of WNY
Speaker Bio:

Born and raised in western NY, Rachel began her work with Having Empowered Leaders as Peers (HELP) in high school to help spread HIV awareness.  While attending SUNY at Buffalo for her BA in Psychology, she became involved with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance (LGBTA), being voted onto the executive board and then as president for two years.  While at UB she also began educational programming and support groups and became a founding student representative of the Diversity Committee’s Gender and Sexual Orientation sub-committee. Rachel’s work at the Pride Center is now centered around LGBTQ cultural competency trainings and helping to design programming for the aging population. Outside of the center you can find her working behind the scenes with the Brazen-Faced Varlets, a local women’s theater company, or at the park with her springer doodle, Maggie.

Max Class Size:
35

Unconference: INTERSECT: Where People & Ideas Meet! (Early Bird Registration)

INTERSECT is not your grandmother's library conference!

This brand new regional gathering of library and information professionals will be taking place at the Hilton Garden Inn, Buffalo, NY on Friday, October 5, 2018.

The purpose of INTERSECT is to facilitate a culture of co-learning among librarians and other interested professionals in the region by bringing people together to network and share ideas in an interactive, engaging, informal setting where participants determine the content.

INTERSECT: Where People and Ideas Meet!

Program and session descriptions can be viewed here: https://wnylrc.org/uploads/documents/committees/ce/INTERSECT_program.pdf

Activities, including workshops and tours, will be held during lunch time.

Early bird registration will be available to everyone until August 15th, after which the registration price will increase to $40 for WNYLRC members and $50 for non-members.

Please fill out our form on preferred sessions, lunch activities, and your meal selection once you've registered: https://wnylrc.wufoo.com/forms/q1yutqd11vjaht8/

Spaces for each session and lunch activities are limited -- so sign up soon!

If you need disability accommodations, please email Caitlin at ckenney@wnylrc.org.

There is $5/day valet parking only for guests of our Unconference at the Hilton Garden Inn.

We have a block of rooms reserved with a special conference rate at the Hilton Garden Inn available on a first come, first serve basis if you wish to stay overnight. You can book online at buffalodowntown.hgi.com with the booking code: WNYLR. You can also call Hilton Garden Inn at either 1-855-446-1178 or 716-848-1000 and inform the agent that helps you of the dates that you wish to book and the special code (WNYLR).