Long Island Library Resources Council

Upcoming events

    • August 22, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Port Washington Public Library, 1 Library Dr, Port Washington, NY 11050
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    Bloxels is a way for children and teens to create their own video games that leverages a hands-on platform that requires no coding experience. Creators get to design their own character, build their own worlds, and tell the stories they imagine! After the game is created, the creators can share their games with their friends to get feedback or just to let them enjoy playing what they made. In this hands on program you will learn what Bloxels are, what products you need to run a program, and have an opportunity to create a Bloxel character with a partner.  To learn more about Bloxels visit https://edu.bloxelsbuilder.com/ 

    The other part of this "doubleheader" is a tour of Port Washington Public Library's newly renovated Children's Library.  The Port Washington team will show you their state of the art facility and answer questions about the renovation.

    Bloxels Presenters:

    James Hutter, Technology Librarian, Port Washington Public Library and Chairperson of the NCLA Computers & Technology Committee

    Melanie Davidoff, Technology Librarian, Port Washington Public Library

    Children's Tour Guide:

    Rachel Fox, Children's Librarian and Head of Children's Services, Port Washington Public LIbrary

    For questions contact Min Liu, minliu@lilrc.org or 631-675-1570 Ext. 2003

      

    • August 22, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Port Washington Public Library, 1 Library Dr, Port Washington, NY 11050
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    Bloxels is a way for children and teens to create their own video games that leverages a hands-on platform that requires no coding experience. Creators get to design their own character, build their own worlds, and tell the stories they imagine! After the game is created, the creators can share their games with their friends to get feedback or just to let them enjoy playing what they made. In this hands on program you will learn what Bloxels are, what products you need to run a program, and have an opportunity to create a Bloxel character with a partner.  To learn more about Bloxels visit https://edu.bloxelsbuilder.com/ 

    The other part of this "doubleheader" is a tour of Port Washington Public Library's newly renovated Children's Library.  The Port Washington team will show you their state of the art facility and answer questions about the renovation.

    Bloxels Presenters:

    James Hutter, Technology Librarian, Port Washington Public Library and Chairperson of the NCLA Computers & Technology Committee

    Melanie Davidoff, Technology Librarian, Port Washington Public Library

    Children's Tour Guide:

    Rachel Fox, Children's Librarian and Head of Children's Services, Port Washington Public LIbrary

    For questions contact Min Liu, minliu@lilrc.org or 631-675-1570 Ext. 2003

      

    • August 30, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Merrick Public Library; 1691 Meadowbrook Rd, North Merrick, NY 11566
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    Join Chris Jelley at his home library of North Merrick Public Library.  Chris will show participants how he saved his library money by having his OPACs run off of Raspberry Pi computers instead of PC computers.  Chris will also show how he makes and runs "headache free" digital signage with Raspberry Pi.  After the workshop Chris will lead a tour of North Merrick Public Library so attendees can see the Raspberry Pi computers in action. 

    On top of learning how to create Raspberry Pi OPACs and digital signage participants will learn the following: 

    • Getting staff/community buy in; 
    • How to keep RasPi secure/updated; 
    • Costs and cost benefits; 
    • User experience; and 
    • Realities of mixed OS environments.
    Attendees should have an expert level understanding of computers.  Having an understanding of Linux is helpful but not required. 

    Your registration fee includes (1) Raspberry Pi device and accessories for you to bring back to your library.

    For questions contact Min Liu, minliu@lilrc.org or 631-675-1570 Ext. 2003
    • September 07, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Connetquot Public Library; 760 Ocean Ave, Bohemia, NY 11716
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    Jesse Reinard of Connetquot Public Library will show participants how he runs a Retropie program for patrons at his library.  Participants will leave the program with their own functional Retropie.  They will also gain an understanding of how to make a Retropie and how to run their own similar program.  Everything needed for the program will be provided - however, it is strongly encouraged that a Raspberry Pi 3 case is purchased or 3D printed beforehand. 

    Participants should have a basic understanding of file management and know how to install software on a windows PC. 

    For questions contact Min Liu, minliu@lilrc.org or 631-675-1570 Ext. 2003

    • September 18, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library
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    Have you noticed a great influx of genealogy related questions?  Do your patrons want to talk to you about their DNA results?  All reference librarians would benefit by learning the basic principles of genealogical research.  Pick up some tips on how to enhance your genealogical reference interviews, learn about recent changes to some online resources, get the basics on DNA as a genealogy research tool, and learn where to refer patrons for additional genealogy research assistance.

     Topics discussed include:

    · The genealogical reference interview
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     Genealogy collection development
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     Your local history collection/librarian
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     Other genealogy research institutions
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     Changes to FamilySearch
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     DNA as a genealogy research tool

     April Lynne Earle is a member of the Library Faculty at Farmingdale State College. In addition to her role there, she serves as a Genealogy Consultant at Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Community Library and the Patchogue-Medford Library. She also teaches a course in Genealogical Resources and Services through St. John's University's Division of Library and Information Science. With nearly 30 years experience of researching her own family history, her greatest joy is now helping others to connect to their families' past.


    For questions contact Nicole Menchise, nmenchise@lilrc.org or 631-675-1570 Ext. 2004

     

    • September 21, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Brentwood Public Library
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    • September 28, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Nassau Library System
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    • October 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • South Huntington Public Library
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    Join Bianca Rivera from Long Beach Public Library as she answers the age old question of "Raspberry Pi, now what?" Bianca will show attendees how to start and promote their own Coding Club using Raspberry Pi computers.  Attendees will receive an overview of available resources for those looking to get into coding.  An example of a robot or physical computing project that libraries can run themselves will be shown. 

    Attendees should have an intermediate understanding of downloading software. No prior coding experience is needed, but an ability to understand coding is recommended.

    For questions contact Min Liu, minliu@lilrc.org or 631-675-1570 Ext. 2003


     

    • October 12, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Brentwood Country Club, 100 Pennsylvania Ave Brentwood, NY 11717 United States
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    Breakfast/Registration will begin at 9:30AM

    Conference “Welcome” will begin at 10:00AM

    Program with Q&A 10:10AM-11:00AM (approx. 25 minutes each):

    • Jamie Saragossi, Head of Health Sciences Library, Stony Brook University will discuss her current project cataloging historical dental equipment and beginning an online collection for SBU libraries.
    • Kristen Nyitray, Director of Special Collections and University Archives for Stony Brook University, will talk about her journey processing the collection of Dr. Max Fink, neurologist, author and professor emeritus at Stony Brook University. Dr. Fink has received numerous awards and has published seminal works on the topics of electroconvulsive therapy, psychoactive drugs, catatonia and melancholia.

    Break: 11:00AM-11:20AM

    Lightening round/panel discussion with Q&A 11:20AM-12:20PM:

    Arleen Shaner, Historical Collections Librarian at the New York Academy of Medicine
    Barbara Niss, Archivist for the Mt. Sinai Medical School Archives
    Stephen Novak, Head of Archives & Special Collections at Columbia University’s Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library

    Break 12:20PM-12:40PM

    During this time there will be a slide show of items from the Long Island Psychiatric Museum and other artifacts/images from the archival collections of cultural institutions across the island.

    The conference will wrap up @12:45 and those interested can continue on to the Long Island Psychiatric Museum at Pilgrim State:

    1:00PM-2:00PM tour of the Long Island Psychiatric Museum at Pilgrim State Center

    Registration form/invitation will be available soon.


    Refunds will not be issued after October 4th.
    For additional information, please contact Nicole Menchise at 631-675-1570 Ext. 2004, nmenchise@lilrc.org

    • October 19, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library; 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735-1021
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    Create your own website and share your information with the whole world.  Learn about the workings of WordPress and how to make your own web pages.  Layout text, add media, link to your favorite sites, create pages and post, and even let your visitors email you. 

    For intermediate and advanced computer users. 

    Presented by:  Sharper Training Solutions, Inc.

    For questions contact Min Liu, minliu@lilrc.org or 631-675-1570 Ext. 2003

    • October 25, 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • October 26, 2018
    • 2:30 PM
    • The Heritage Club - at Bethpage- 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735
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    Fix the Future: 

    Access, Innovation, Opportunities


    Current and future library leaders will convene this fall to learn how to better position their service programs and facilities for success in the face of key societal, technological, and global changes. Anyone interested in future proofing toward ensuring the relevancy and sustainability of the work they do and the audiences they represent should look to attend.

    When the Conference kicks off on Thursday evening, Wesley Rebisza and Nancy Epstein, from the Lesso Group, will explain the philosophy behind the company’s unique service approach, as well as share details behind specific initiatives in consumer spaces.  Learn how Lesso Home redefines the consumer shopping area experience and come away with fresh ideas for your library.

    Friday’s presentations involve a full line-up of speakers addressing themes that demand our attention as we navigate the way forward for our organizations. We’ll discuss access, equity, education, empowerment, and more.

    Conference participants include the following individuals and organizations:


    David Beard, Former Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Digital Editor for National Journal
    Representative from Electronic Freedom Foundation
    Betsy Rivera from  Girls Who Code
    Representative from Powerplnt

    First Time Attendees Call for Discount Code 631.675.1570 ext. 2001


    For questions contact Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org or 631-675-1570 Ext. 2001


    • November 02, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Sachem Public Library; 150 Holbrook Rd, Holbrook, NY 11741
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    The public expects to engage with institutions through various platforms, including blogs, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.  Yet institutions often face significant obstacles in this work, form a lack of technological infrastructure to limited staff time and knowledge.  In this workshop, we will discuss: the benefits and challenges of social media, blogging as a platform for engagement, best practices for running an intuitional blog, what types of post draw engagement, cross-platform promotion, and how to create your own blog. 

    Presenter: Joseph M. Adelman, Ph.D.

    For questions contact Nicole Menchise, nmenchise@lilrc.org or 631-675-1570 Ext. 2004

    • November 02, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Farmingdale State College, Greenely Library; 2350 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale, NY
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    Learn more about creating WordPress websites, including how to customize themes, find plugins and widgets, and much more. 

    Prerequisite: Introduction to WordPress.  For Intermediate and advanced computer users. 

    Presented by: Sharper Training Solutions, Inc.

    For questions contact Min Liu, minliu@lilrc.org or 631-675-1570 Ext. 2003

    • November 16, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Farmingdale Public Library; 116 Merritts Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735
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    An employee handbook, sometimes also known as an employee manual, staff handbook, or company policy manual, is a book given to employees by an employer.   Usually, the employee handbook contains several key sections and includes information about company culture, policies, and procedures. 

    Professor Bienstock from NYIT School of Business is coming back to teach this class and cover the following: 

    • The purpose of the handbook; 
    • Preparing to draft the handbook; review all existing policies and drafting and outline; 
    • The contents of the handbook; 
    • Common drafting mistakes to be avoided; and 
    • Disseminating the handbook. 
    Presented by: Joshua E. Beinstock, Assistant Professor of Business Law, Center for Human Resource Studies, School of Management, New York Institute of Technology

    For questions contact Min Liu, minliu@lilrc.org or 631-675-1570 Ext. 2003
    • November 16, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library; 2350 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735
    • 18
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    This course takes your site to the next level.  You will learn how to  customize themes, find plugins and widgets, understand basic coding, and how to unleash the full power and potential of this program.  This hands-on class will teach you WordPress best practices and security tips, little-known and useful features and much more. 

    Prerequisite: Intermediate WordPress or equivalent.  For intermediate and advanced computer users. 

    Presented by: Sharper Training Solutions, Inc.

    For questions contact Min Liu, minliu@lilrc.org or 631-675-1570 Ext. 2003

    • November 26, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library, 2350 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735
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    Join James Hartmann (Head of UX & Technology, Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library) and James McHugh (IT Operations Manager, Nassau Library System) as they share tips and tricks for graphic design that resonates with patrons! 

    Topics include: flyer design, free & cheap image editing software, website construction tips, image accessibility, social media marketing, infographics, Creative Commons and copyright, stock images, and more!

    For questions contact Min Liu, minliu@lilrc.org or 631-675-1570 Ext. 2003

    • November 30, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library, 2350 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735
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    In this hands-on class, you will learn all about Google Calendar, Maps, Google Drive, Docs, and much more.  We will cover creating an account, applications available and more.  Bring your questions. 

    Prerequisite: For intermediate and advances computer users. 

    Presented by: Sharper Training Solutions, Inc.

    For questions contact Min Liu, minliu@lilrc.org or 631-675-1570 Ext. 2003


    • December 07, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Merrick Library; 2279 S Merrick Ave, Merrick, NY 11566
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    "Risk Management" is at the top of every administrators' agenda.  While they recognize the importance of complying with requirements of HIPPA, HEOA, EEOC, etc., they may be unaware of the serious legal, financial, and ethical risks resulting from noncompliance with copyright law. 

    In addition to being CONSUMERS of copyrighted materials, our organizations are also CREATORS of original content, and they need to develop procedures for protecting that often valuable content. 

    There are many misunderstandings about the complexities of copyright in the digital age - and many opportunities to self-publish, use social media, employ multimedia resources, exploit licensed resources, etc. 

    This course will explore the vital role librarians with basic copyright skills can play in minimizing the organization's exposure to liability.  The can be involved in discussions of  "best practices" to balance the critical need to share information among health professionals and educators while managing risks.  They can teach all types of patrons (administrators, staff, faculty, students, and the public) how to employ copyright law as a tool to achieve their goals.  

    Topics to be covered:

    • Answering common myths with basic copyright concepts; 
    • Formulating best practice for copyright risk management; 
    • Developing awareness/communication/outreach/education plans; and 
    • Q&A 
    Presented by: Barbara C. Ingrassia, MLS, AHIP, CCM, Certified Copyright Manager, Speaker and Trainer, President of Manage Copyright 

    For questions contact Min Liu, minliu@lilrc.org or 631-675-1570 Ext. 2003

Past events

August 17, 2018 Intermediate Adobe Photoshop

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