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LILRC Annual Membership Meeting

June 20, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Join us at 9:00 a.m. for morning refreshments and a chance to network with colleagues. Our business meeting will be followed by a keynote speaker. In addition, we’ll have a Lightning Round session with presentations from local library innovators, who will share new ideas with us.

Please be sure to mark your calendar, register, and join us for this free event. CEU credits will be awarded to all attendees. LILRC members and non-members alike are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

A Better Ladder: Building the Leaders We Need

With social and technological change occurring at ever-escalating rates, libraries are stepping up to anticipate patron needs in dynamic, relevant ways—but face a gap in finding and elevating enough leaders who rise to the challenge of managing this disruption.  Library Journal and School Library Journal Editorial Director Rebecca T. Miller will discuss this conundrum, and the changes to organizational culture required to support this evolution. She’ll address the persisting diversity challenge in terms of retention and promotion as well as what is often called the pipeline problem, an accelerating change cycle that requires an innovation mindset, strategic planning for staffing and more dynamism in professional development, active succession planning, and the redefinition of core roles and how they relate to each other—as well as cross-institution initiatives that can benefit the field as a whole. She’ll share examples of those who lead from where they are, and explore how to break down barriers to larger roles for those who have the most to contribute—and who can help our libraries be as dynamic as they need to be.

Keynote Speaker: Rebecca T. Miller, Editorial Director, Library Journal & School Library Journa

Lightning Round Presentations:

  • OPEN ACCESS @ STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY: The Open Access Policy and Repository
    Presented by: Darren Chase, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Stony Brook University Libraries
  • Strong Girls School: Create a Program Addressing Gender Bias, Inequality and Self-Esteem Building for Girls
    Presented by: Nancy Evans, YA Librarian, Levittown Public Library
  • Authors Night: Development of a Major Fundraiser
    Presented by: Dennis Fabiszak, Director, East Hampton Library
  • Podcasting at Your Library
    Co-Presented by: Ellen Druda, Digital Services Librarian, Half Hollow Hills Community Library and  Charlene Muhr, Assistant Director, Half Hollow Hills Community Library
  • Access to All: WiFi Hotspots in Your Community
    Presented by: Thomas A. Tarantowicz, Director, Brentwood Public Library
  • A Comparison of Two 3D Printing Programs in Academic Library Settings
    Presented by: Jamie Saragossi, MLS, Health Science Collection Development & Outreach Librarian, Stony Brook University Health Sciences Library



June 20, 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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631-675-1570 x201


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Farmingdale Public Library
116 Merritts Rd
Farmingdale, NY 11735 United States
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(516) 249-9090