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    • September 17, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • John Jermain Memorial Library
    Register

    Partnership Specialists from the US Census Bureau will share best practices for supporting our local communities through the 2020 Census process and offer information about why a full count is critical to Long Island's sustainability.  This program will include:

    • Ways that the library system can assist in meaningful messaging
    • New strategies for assisting hard to count members of the community 
    • Learn what the County-wide Complete Count Committee is working on, specifically the subcommittees for libraries and schools.

    Presenters are (one or both):

    Jennifer Albert, Long Island Region Partnership Specialist, New York Regional Census Center

    Steven Collins, Suffolk County Partnership Specialist 

    Other dates and locations:

    Monday, September 16th, Suffolk County Library System (Bellport) 10AM-12PM

    Tuesday, September 17th, John Jermain Memorial Library (Sag Harbor) 10:30AM-12:30PM

    Wednesday, September 18th, Hillside Public Library (New Hyde Park) 4PM-6PM

    Thursday, September 19th, South Huntington Public Library (S. Huntington) 1PM-3PM

    Friday, September 20th, Sachem Public Library (Holbrook) 10AM-12PM

    This workshop is for information only -- no Professional Development Hours (CEU's) will be given.

    • September 18, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Hillside Public Library
    Register


    Partnership Specialists from the US Census Bureau will share best practices for supporting our local communities through the 2020 Census process and offer information about why a full count is critical to Long Island's sustainability.  This program will include:

    • Ways that the library system can assist in meaningful messaging
    • New strategies for assisting hard to count members of the community 
    • Learn what the County-wide Complete Count Committee is working on, specifically the subcommittees for libraries and schools.

    Presenters are (one or both):

    Jennifer Albert, Long Island Region Partnership Specialist, New York Regional Census Center

    Steven Collins, Suffolk County Partnership Specialist 

    Other dates and locations:

    Monday, September 16th, Suffolk County Library System (Bellport) 10AM-12PM

    Tuesday, September 17th, John Jermain Memorial Library (Sag Harbor) 10:30AM-12:30PM

    Wednesday, September 18th, Hillside Public Library (New Hyde Park) 4PM-6PM

    Thursday, September 19th, South Huntington Public Library (S. Huntington) 1PM-3PM

    Friday, September 20th, Sachem Public Library (Holbrook) 10AM-12PM

    This workshop is for information only -- no Professional Development Hours (CEU's) will be given.

    • September 19, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • South Huntington Public Library
    Register


    Partnership Specialists from the US Census Bureau will share best practices for supporting our local communities through the 2020 Census process and offer information about why a full count is critical to Long Island's sustainability.  This program will include:

    • Ways that the library system can assist in meaningful messaging
    • New strategies for assisting hard to count members of the community 
    • Learn what the County-wide Complete Count Committee is working on, specifically the subcommittees for libraries and schools.

    Presenters are (one or both):

    Jennifer Albert, Long Island Region Partnership Specialist, New York Regional Census Center

    Steven Collins, Suffolk County Partnership Specialist 

    Other dates and locations:

    Monday, September 16th, Suffolk County Library System (Bellport) 10AM-12PM

    Tuesday, September 17th, John Jermain Memorial Library (Sag Harbor) 10:30AM-12:30PM

    Wednesday, September 18th, Hillside Public Library (New Hyde Park) 4PM-6PM

    Thursday, September 19th, South Huntington Public Library (S. Huntington) 1PM-3PM

    Friday, September 20th, Sachem Public Library (Holbrook) 10AM-12PM

    This workshop is for information only -- no Professional Development Hours (CEU's) will be given.

    • September 20, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Suffolk Cooperative Library System
    Register


    To register, email: rsvp@suffolknet.org

    The registration form can be found here.

    • September 20, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Sachem Public Library
    Register


    Partnership Specialists from the US Census Bureau will share best practices for supporting our local communities through the 2020 Census process and offer information about why a full count is critical to Long Island's sustainability.  This program will include:

    • Ways that the library system can assist in meaningful messaging
    • New strategies for assisting hard to count members of the community 
    • Learn what the County-wide Complete Count Committee is working on, specifically the subcommittees for libraries and schools.

    Presenters are (one or both):

    Jennifer Albert, Long Island Region Partnership Specialist, New York Regional Census Center

    Steven Collins, Suffolk County Partnership Specialist 

    Other dates and locations:

    Monday, September 16th, Suffolk County Library System (Bellport) 10AM-12PM

    Tuesday, September 17th, John Jermain Memorial Library (Sag Harbor) 10:30AM-12:30PM

    Wednesday, September 18th, Hillside Public Library (New Hyde Park) 4PM-6PM

    Thursday, September 19th, South Huntington Public Library (S. Huntington) 1PM-3PM

    Friday, September 20th, Sachem Public Library (Holbrook) 10AM-12PM

    This workshop is for information only -- no Professional Development Hours (CEU's) will be given.

    • September 20, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • South Huntington Public Library, Technology Center
    • 7
    Register


    There are many out of the box packages to transform your Raspberry Pi into a powerfully cost effective digital signage solution for your library. In this particular class we will do a deep exploration of the Yodeck platform, its many features, and day to day usage. 

    This is an intermediate hands-on Raspberry Pi class.  Attendees should have an advanced level understanding of computers.  Having an understanding of Linux is helpful but not required.  You may bring your own Raspberry Pi with the latest operating system installed.  Or, you can purchase a Raspberry Pi from LILRC when you register. 

    Presenter: Chris Jelly, Head of Technology, North Merrick Public Library

    Space is limited to 12 and no more than two people from each institution.

    A certificate for 2 Professional Development Hours (.2 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    • October 04, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Nassau Library System
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    REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 26TH

    Registration and Breakfast will begin at 8:30am

    Nassau Library System

    900 Jerusalem Ave.

    Uniondale, NY 11553

    Directions

    If you are having difficulties registering please contact Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org or 631.675.1570 ext. 2001.

    For questions specifically about the event (not registrations):

    Gina Staffa, Executive Assistant,  gstaffa@nassaulibrary.org

    • October 04, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lynbrook Public Library
    Register


    The LILRC Committee for the Preservation of Local History presents:
    Vertical Files Demystified

    What is a vertical file?  Simply put, it is a filing cabinet with folders dedicated to people, places, events, and other topics relating to a community.  It is the first stop for a librarian or archivist to send a researcher with questions about a popular subject. The Society of American Archivists has the following interpretation:  materials….collected and arranged for ready reference; a vertical file is an example of an artificial collection.

    This workshop is for anyone who wants to begin a vertical file for their organization and for those looking to organize an existing one.

    Using actual files from the host locations, Nicole Menchise will go step-by-step through the process of weeding, sorting, scanning and organizing files.  A workflow will be discussed and shared with the attendees.

    Registration/networking begins at 1:15PM

    A certificate for 2.5 Professional Development Hours (.25 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    • October 09, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • South Huntington Public Library, Technology Center
    • 10


    At this hands-on intermediate Raspberry Pi class, you will learn how to build your own Raspberry Pi robot buggy and program it with simple Python commands.

    You may bring your own Raspberry Pi (models 3B or 3B+) with the latest operating system installed.  Or, you can purchase a Raspberry Pi from LILRC when you register. 

    Attendees must bring a thin shoe box or a very thin cardboard box that is approximately 8 inches long and 5 inches wide (long and wide enough to house the Pi, DC motors, a battery pack, and a portable charger). 

    Attendees must also bring a laptop (or iPad with keyboard) with VNC Viewer installed. This must be done before the workshop. This is a requirement as we will use VNC Viewer to program the robot buggies remotely. 

    Presenter: Bianca Rivera, Youth Services Librarian, Long Beach Public Library

    Space is limited to 12 and no more than two people from each institution.

    A certificate for 2.5 Professional Development Hours (.25 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.
    • October 11, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Heritage Club - at Bethpage-
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    George Orwell’s book made “Big Brother is watching you” a famous phrase.  This is a resonant phrase in today’s society with Facebook, Google and others capturing terabytes of data about individuals.  The advent of many modern technologies makes it possible for companies and governments to track an individual’s movements, speech, and activities in unprecedented ways.  This year’s conference on Libraries and the Future: Libraries in a Post Privacy World brings this issue to the forefront.

    The conference will open with Lee Rainie (Director, Internet and Technology Research at Pew Research) speaking on the research Pew is conducting  on privacy, trust, facts and democracy. David Carroll is an associate professor of media design at the New School and will be talking about his views on privacy.  He mounted a legal challenge to Cambridge Analytica in the UK courts and is featured in The Great Hack on Netflix. Davis Erin Anderson from the Metropolitan New York Library Council will be discussing the work she is doing with NYPL, Queens Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library in digital safety.  The last speaker is Ed Tenner who is an independent writer and speaker holding the titles of Distinguished Scholar in the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, and a visiting scholar in the Rutgers University Department of History.  He will be discussing individuals right to discover and how it balances against individuals right to be forgotten.

    Libraries are leaders in protecting and promoting privacy. This is an important issue for all staff in libraries. Every person who works in a library has a responsibility to safeguard the privacy of their patrons. This conference offers current and future library leaders a chance to explore and discuss “big ideas” that will most certainly influence how they navigate their future and that of their libraries. We encourage directors to send all staff to learn more about this important issue.

    A certificate for 6 Professional Development Hours (.6 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

                                                  Abbreviated Schedule

                            8:00am                    Registration and Breakfast


                            9:15am                    Trust, Democracy, and Privacy: How Libraries fit into the

                                                              biggest issues of the day

                                                            Lee Rainie, Director, Internet Technology Research at  Pew Research


                           10:45am                   Dark Data

                                                              David Carroll, Associate Professor of Media Design at New School


                           1:00pm                     Our Data, Ourselves: The Implications of Today's Data-based

                                                              Landscape on Libraries and Their Patrons.

                                                              Davis Erin Anderson, METRO

                           

                           2:30pm                     Libraries in the Age of Algorithm    

                                                              Ed Tenner, Distinguished Scholar, Smithsonian's Center for the   

                                                              Study of Invention and Innovation

    Call Eliscia at 631-675-1570 Ext 2001 or email ecirrone@lilrc.org for the First Time Attendee discount code- receive 10% OFF.
    • October 16, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • West Islip Public Library
    • 12
    Register


    Bullying Awareness: How You Can Help Our Youth

    Learn the most common methods of bullying today, and why it is being added to risk factors for suicidal ideation. This workshop will discuss the New York State laws and regulations on bullying, sexting and sextortion. Participants will have an understanding of the mental health challenges that bullying brings, resources, and how we can help.

    Presenter: Laura Campbell, Director of Education, Long Island Crisis Center

    A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (.15 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.



    • October 21, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Auditorium
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    Growing Your Library Gardening Programs: With Cornell Cooperative Extension

    Dr. Roxanne Zimmer, Community Horticulture Specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Suffolk County, will share the wide variety of programming topics that can be supported through the CCE Speakers Bureau, including The Art of Saving Seeds, Gardening in Small Places, Destination Gardens, Sensory Gardens, Container Gardens, Community Gardens, Mocktails, and Gardening in Warmer Weather. 

    About Dr. Roxanne Zimmer:

    As a college professor, Dr. Zimmer addressed environmental questions around food and water issues in her undergraduate and graduate courses at Stony Brook University and the College of New Rochelle. She has been an invited speaker addressing a variety of gardening topics at libraries and community organizations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Dr. Zimmer was recently the keynote speaker for Cornell’s Spring Gardening School with her talk on “The High Line: Lessons for Long Island Gardeners.” She  has also worked with thirty school districts on the East End of Long Island bringing school gardens to life in the curriculum and the cafeteria.

    A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (.15 CEUs) will be emailed after the event.
    • October 25, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Brentwood Public Library, Auditorium
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    Time is one of the most valuable resources in your organization, and assigning and planning tasks are one of a manager’s greatest responsibilities. Often, managers are promoted into their roles because they were high performers themselves, and they are not used to relying on others to get their work done. They may end up taking on too much of the work themselves, which can lead to feeling overwhelmed and spending less time on other key tasks such as developing a strategy or motivating their team. Research shows that delegation builds confidence in team members and teaches them to take greater initiative and responsibility, but managers may not know how to delegate effectively. In this interactive program, we’ll discuss the common misperceptions about delegation and use evidence-based best practices for effectively delegating tasks and empowering employees to achieve them.

    Workshop highlights:

    • Evaluate how likely you are to delegate to others and barriers that may be preventing you from trusting your team
    • Learn guidelines for effective delegation, including resisting “reverse-delegation” where managers still end up completing the work themselves
    • Practice delegation techniques and strategies for monitoring a task that the manager is currently dealing with

    Presenter: Lily Cushenbery, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management, College of Business, Stony Brook University

    A certificate for 2 Professional Development Hours (.2 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.


    • October 25, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Stony Brook Southampton Library Conference Room
    Register


    Calling all library social media coordinators! 

    Join LILRC and your fellow social media librarians for Coffee and Conversation- EAST END  on Friday, October 25, 2019, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm  for another opportunity to network and to share challenges and successes.

    LILRC will provide coffee…please feel free to BYO lunch to this casual meet up.

    Thank you to SBU Southampton Libraries for co-hosting the event!!




    • October 25, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Brentwood Public Library
    • 3
    Register


    Presented by: Nicole Menchise, LILRC Regional Archivist.

    This is a NEW hands-on workshop offering the attendees the resources to begin a digital project and learn about commonly used metadata fields. This class will be for anyone wishing to learn more about these topics and is required for joining the New York Heritage digital collections website.

    Here's what you'll learn:
    • Deciding on a digital project
    • Hands-on digitization techniques - scanning guide
    • Digital conversion tech/software options

    • Metadata - what is 'data about data'

    • Understanding common metadata fields

    • Setting up a spreadsheet for your items

    More classes will be offered In the Fall: Registration is limited to 10 people per class to allow for individual attention.

    A certificate for 3 Professional Development Hours (.3 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    For additional information, please contact Nicole Menchise, nmenchise@lilrc.org or call 631-675-1570 Ext. 2004.

    • November 01, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library, Room 105
    • 17
    Register


    In this class students will learn how to design and create 3D models using the online application called

    TinkerCAD. Students will initially work from scratch and work with the axial workplane to develop their own design and learn to craft and model from select objects within the system. Students will learn how to navigate a 3D workplane and how to get more precise measurements to render better models.

    Presenter: Roberto Peraza, Sharper Training Solutions, Inc.

    A certificate for 2.5 Professional Development Hours (.25 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    • November 01, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library, Room 105
    • 17
    Register


    In this class students will learn how to use TinkerCAD to design and develop 3D objects. Students will focus on various 3D printing choices. Students will learn proper design techniques to prepare their model for 3D printing. Students will discuss options for exporting to a printer from local file exports to allowing a 3rd party company to print your designs for production.

    Presenter: Roberto Peraza, Sharper Training Solutions, Inc.

    A certificate for 2.5 Professional Development Hours (.25 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

    • November 04, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Milleridge Inn, Jericho
    Register