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.
On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, Jane Verosteck, Associate Librarian at Moon Library at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, made a virtual visit to SENYLRC to teach webinar attendees about LibGuides, LibAnswers, and LibAnalytics. You can view a recording of the webinar below, and download a copy of the presentation slides as well as the archived slides for version 1 users.
On Tuesday, December 1, Lydia Collins, Consumer Heath Coordinator at National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, taught two classes at SENYLRC - An Apple a Day and Caring for the Mind. Both classes focused on teaching librarians best practices for providing health information to their patrons.
On Friday, October 30, Ellen Mehling of the Brooklyn Public Library visited Southesatern to talk to members about ways they can better serve patrons who need assistance with their resumes.
On Wednesday, September 16, Carol Anne Germain visited SENYLRC to teach members about how to make their websites more user-friendly. The first half of the class was focused on how to create better website design, and the second half was on how to conduct usability testing once the design is complete.
On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, members gathered at the SENYLRC office to hone their library instruction skills. The class was led by Brian Morgan, Assistant Professor at the Ella Cline Shear School of Education - SUNY Geneseo. This one-shot class focused on pedagogical theories that help take instructors beyond the dreaded lecture format.
This past July, Denise Garofalo of Mount Saint Mary College taught two RDA classes for SENYLRC's members. She has provided us with resources from those classes for those who could and could not attend. You can find them here:
RDA Lite Presentation
On Friday, June 19, participants met at SENLYRC to learn about how to establish community by running better meetings. (A meeting being any event where a group of people come together to talk about a topic.) Although "meeting" can sometimes seem like a dirty word, a necessary evil that exists in modern life, at this event, participants learned about techniques to make them more engaging.