SENYLRC is planning for the future and we need your help. You are the beneficiary of our programs and services, and we have a survey to solicit your opinion on how these services are meeting your needs. The goal of this survey is to gather information for a strategic plan and get input from the membership that will be essential for the planning process.
In order to better serve SENYLRC’s members, as well as your library patrons and users, we need your input on a variety of topics. Your response to this survey will assist us plan the future of SENYLRC and the services we provide to your library, archive, or cultural heritage institution.
The survey is being conducted by Library Strategies Consulting Group (LSCG) and all responses will be directed to them. Individual responses are confidential, with only aggregate responses reported to SENYLRC.
Please take the survey by clicking on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SENYLRCMember The survey consists of 20 questions and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The deadline for responding to the survey is March 31, 2016.
You can also help us by forwarding the survey link to other staff or board members at your organization who benefit from SENYLRC's services and resources. Thank you for taking the time to assist SENYLRC!
Tessa Killian, Executive Director
See the newsletter below for the details and registrations, or our calendar on the right.
At a glance:
View for all announced SENYLRC events on our upcoming events webpage
Friday, April 15, 2016
9:00am - 4:30pm
Featuring: SENYLRC members
Free for SENYLRC Members!
More info and registration at: http://www.senylrc.org/SENYCon2016
SENY-Con is a brand new conference to highlight the unique talents and skills that SENYLRC members possess. This event is made possible due to an outpouring of enthusiasm from our members, and we hope you can join us!
The Board of Trustees of Southeastern NY Library Resources Council (SENYLRC) has opened the nomination period for this year’s award. This award is designed to recognize an outstanding member library, cultural heritage organization, program, service, or staff member.
The award is named in honor of Twila Snead, who was the Medical Library Manager at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY for twenty years. Twila was recognized for her exemplary work as a committed, innovative, solo librarian and leader who served her own institution with distinction and generously shared her passion, knowledge and technological skills with colleagues and the wider library community. She was constantly learning, advocating for resources and services, developing her technological expertise, and thinking creatively about advocacy and outreach. Her demonstrated professional commitment, hard work, and dedication to continuous improvement established the framework that inspired this award for excellence in librarianship.
Please see the attached documents for more information about eligibility, criteria, and the nomination process.
More information at: http://senylrc.org/Twila_Snead
Presenters: Kristin Hart & Rebecca Hyams, SUNY Maritime
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Your Computer
Free for members!
More info and registration at: https://www.esln.org/events/webinar-patron-driven-weeding/
Register here: https://www.esln.org/events/webinar-patron-driven-weeding/
a tale of two (unrelated?) problems:
In Fall 2015, the librarians at SUNY Maritime faced two seemingly unrelated problems: uncertainty over how to engage students in Information Literacy sessions, and a woefully outdated circulating collection that repelled many who tried to use it.
They decided first to address both problems together, asking new students to play a part in the weeding process. Freshman students were asked to compete to find the “strangest, weirdest, oldest book” in the stacks during their library orientation sessions. Even with minimal instruction, the students weeded proficiently; just as importantly, the activity generated spontaneous conversations about the nature of information. As a follow-up in the Spring semester, the librarians scaled up the “PDW” project by asking faculty to help with the weeding in their respective subject areas.
We will look at several aspects of our crowdsourced weeding experience, including the differences in how students and faculty selected items. While the items students selected inadvertently used many of the same criteria librarians would typically use, did the faculty take a different approach? What are the pitfalls in asking users to contribute in weeding? Did getting the community involved help foster more connectedness to the library?
HRVH members who are new, have new staff, or could use a refresher on the service are welcome to join us for the upcoming HRVH training sessions this March & April. Please see the information below for more details.
Library Association of Rockland County:
In other new news: we printed new HRVH promotional materials! These bookmarks are available to members so that you may pass them out to users. These are in stock now, so if you would like extra copies, please contact us and we will send them out to you.
Presenter: Amber Billey
Date: Friday, April 1, 2016
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: SENYLRC Conference Room
$15 for members, $20 for non-members
More info and registration at: http://www.senylrc.org/BIBFRAME
Register here: http://www.senylrc.org/BIBFRAME
The Library of Congress with partnering institutions are working to create a new cataloging standard to replace MARC. Known as BIBFRAME, this new standard leverages Linked Data models to enable library collection metadata to integrate and contribute more easily to the Web. Learn the basics of BIBFRAME in this entertaining session that will cover the theory and practice of this new and evolving cataloging standard.
Topics include: Foundations of Linked Data and the Semantic Web, BIBFRAME development history, BIBFRAME model and vocabulary, and BIBFRAME testing and implementation.
Gain hands-on experience creating Linked Data, transforming MARC into BIBFRAME, and creating original “records” using the BIBFRAME Editor.
Presenters: Tiffany Davis & Jen Park, Mount Saint Mary College
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: SENYLRC Conference Room
$10 for members, $15 for non-members
More info and registration at: http://www.senylrc.org/Marketing 101
All participants will receive a certificate for CE credits
Have you recently found yourself with marketing duties and are at a loss as to where to begin? Do you want more information about how to create and understand the importance of marketing materials? This class will cover beginner marketing tools and materials for creating and implementing a successful marketing plan. Specific areas covered will be: basic marketing strategies and the importance of purposeful marketing, resources to create marketing promotional materials, and basic design strategies. Attendees should bring one piece of marketing material to work with as a base project.
About the presenters:
Tiffany Davis is an Instruction Services librarian at Mount Saint Mary College. Although her main position focuses on instruction and personal librarian services, Tiffany understands the campus community and how to market to them properly. She is always on the lookout for best teaching/assessment practices and has recently completed the Immersion Assessment program.
Jen Park is the Access and Outreach Services librarian at Mount Saint Mary College. In addition to overseeing Outreach Services, she creates promotional materials for library programs as well as look for new and exciting ways to promote the library’s services through new software or partnerships in and around the campus.
Presenter: Rebecca Gerald, Coordinator, School Library System, Dutchess BOCES
Date: Monday, May 16, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: SENYLRC Conference Room
free for SENYLRC members and members of BOCES School Library Systems
More info and registration at: http://www.senylrc.org/HS2CollegeSIG
Register here: http://www.senylrc.org/HS2CollegeSIG
We invite you to join us for our brand new SIG - High School to College Transition, a group focused on letting high school and college librarians share their experiences with each other. The goal of this group is to help high school librarians prepare students for college, and for academic librarians to gain a better idea of where students are coming from and how they can help.
Through conversation, this SIG will work to ease students’ transition between high school and college. The agenda will be set by the group. Topics of discussion could include college readiness, the first-year college experience, and enhancing critical thinking, and working with college programs in the high school.
In recent months, we at SENYLRC have been meeting with elected officials to promote the importance of our members and let legislators know about upcoming bills. One of the 2016 NYLA Legislative and Budgetary Priorities is a bill called "Taxpayer Access to Publicly-Funded Research," which prevents double-taxation on research. The bill's details are below, along with a link to the bill's text as it stands in the Senate and the Assembly. We encourage you to reach out to your elected officials and ask them to support this bill! You can use this handy tool to find contact information for legislators in your area: http://capwiz.com/ala/ny/directory/statedir.tt?state=NY&lvl=state
Taxpayer Access to Publicly-Funded Research
When we hear from you in our class evaluations, we have noticed a handful of requests from members for more information on newsletter writing. With that in mind, we thought you might be interested in seeing what your colleagues across the region are doing with their news. The following links are to a selected group of SENYLRC member newsletters and blogs. (The newsletters are links on the left, and the blogs are in RSS feeds, featuring the most recent post.)
If we missed yours and you would like it included on this list, please send an email to Moshe.
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SENYLRC Matters is a group effort of input from SENYLRC's staff and is edited by Carolyn Bennett Glauda, Member Services Librarian for Education and Outreach.
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