On Tuesday, July 19, Shannon Mersand and Sheri McNair visited Southeastern to present two classes: one on enhancing library space and one on best practices for MakerSpaces. Participants came away with new ideas for improving their space to make them more patron-friendly.
The 49th Annual Meeting of the Council was held on June 3, 2016 at the Culinary Institute of America. The following are some selected photos from the day:
Attendees gathering at the Marriott Pavilion before the meeting.
On Tuesday, May 17, marketing and communications expert Kathy Dempsey visited SENYLRC to help members brush up their skills so that they could tell their library's story and communicate the value of what librarians do. The event was sponsored by the Hospital Library Services Program at SENYLRC.
On Tuesday, April 26, Tiffany Davis and Jen Park of Mount Saint Mary College visited SENYLRC to teach members about tools and tips they can use to create better promotional materials. In this interactive class, participants talked about the value of good marketing messages, looked at examples of successful campaigns, and played with technology tools to improve the flyers, signs, and other materials they use to promote programs in their libraries.
In case you missed it, we wanted to share the video of the Patron-Driven Weeding webinar, which we produced for Empire State Library Network on March 30. Hosted by Kristin Hart and Rebecca Hyams of SUNY Maritime College, participants learned about the librarians' creative solution for weeding out old books while simultaneously jazzing up their Information Literacy class. We hope you enjoy it!
On Friday, April 1, Amber Billey visited SENYLRC to teach a class on BIBFRAME, the new cataloging standard on the horizon. While full implementation is years away, it is helpful for librarians to be aware of the need for linked data as well as the limitations and successes of the current MARC standards.
On February 25, 2016, Peter Iglinski visited SENYLRC for a well-received presentation on persuasive speaking. During the 3-hour class, the participants in the packed room learned techniques to make their arguments more persuasive. The techniques help with speaking to stakeholders like elected officials, administrators, and other people of influence.
We have a remarkable lineup set for SENY-Con 2016!
On Friday, April 15, we are hosting a brand-new conference to highlight the unique talents and skills of SENYLRC members. This event is made possible due to an outpouring of enthusiasm from our members, who have volunteered to share their skills and works in progress. They have helped us put together a full day of educational programming and networking. We hope you can join us!
SENYLRC is pleased to present the webinar Minecraft 101: A Discussion of Minecraft Programming at the Library, which was recorded live on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Our thanks go to presenters James Hutter, Lisa Zuena, Jessica Breitman, and James Hartmann, who created and presented the webinar.