For Members

Jan
27
Thu
Digital Navigators – Parts 1 & 2
Jan 27 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Part 1: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 11-12:30 PM Eastern

Part 2: Thursday, January 27, 2022, 11-12:30 PM Eastern

Upon completion of these webinars, participants will have the tools and in-depth knowledge on the Digital Navigator model, its impact and how to add this field-tested program as part of their library’s portfolio of services.

Session Outcomes:

  • Participants will learn how to adapt and deliver Digital Navigator program model for their communities
  • Participants will learn about hiring, partnerships, marketing, and evaluation involved in Digital Navigator program

Register for Digital Navigators Part 1

Register for Digital Navigators Part 2

Jan
28
Fri
Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative
Jan 28 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Empire State Library Network - Discover. Connect. Engage.

ESLN Services Webinar Series

January to September 2022
Last Friday of the Month at 10 a.m

1/28/2022 – Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative

Webinar Description:

New York State institutions are home to archival, special and historical collections that document a wide range of topics, people and organizations. Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative (EmpireADC; www.empireadc.org) brings together descriptions of these collections (called “finding aids”) to help connect people with the resources they need and the organizations that have them. Repositories of all types and sizes are welcome to contribute finding aids to EmpireADC. The service is administered by Empire State Library Network (ESLN; www.esln.org). Support to contributing organizations is provided regionally through ESLN’s nine multi-type library systems.

This session will introduce attendees to the EmpireADC service and provide an overview of the technology and tools used to support the contribution – and discoverability – of finding aids. There will be time for Q&A.

Is your organization interested in providing greater exposure to your unique collections? Attend this session and find out how ESLN and EmpireADC can help!

About the Presenter:

Jen Palmentiero is the Digital Services Manager at Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (Southeastern), one of the nine multi-type library systems that together form the Empire State Library Network (ESLN). Jen supports Southeastern member organizations in building digital collections and online exhibitions. She also serves on the leadership team steering the development of the Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative (EmpireADC). Jen received her MLS in 2007 from St. John’s University, with a concentration in the organization of information.

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Feb
3
Thu
Transforming Teen Services in Your Library, a LILRC webinar
Feb 3 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Transforming Teen Services in Your Library

Does your library have a hard time getting teens through the door? Are you having a hard time engaging with the young adult population? While there may be no one-size-fits-all solution, this webinar will share some tools and approaches to engage with teens in your library.

Transforming Teen Services (T3) is a series of trainings designed to help improve library services for teens across four basic content areas:

  • Connected Learning
  • Computational Thinking
  • Child and Youth Development
  • Educational Equity

Learn about this series based training and transform teen services in your library.

Shauntee Burns-Simpson (MLIS) currently serves as the 2020-2022 President of BCALA. She is the Associate Director of School Outreach for The New York Public Library. An ambassador for libraries and Youth Librarian, President Burns-Simpson enjoys connecting people to the public library and its resources. She works closely with at-risk teens and fosters a love of reading & learning with her innovative programs. In addition to leading BCALA, she chairs the American Library Association Office of Diversity, Literacy, & Outreach Services (ODLOS) Committee on Diversity.

Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

Visit here to register: https://lilrc.org/event-4561927

Registration is free because we are members of CDLC

For staff and members of any other councils.
(CDLC, CLRC, METRO, NNYLN, RRLC, SCRLC, SENYLRC, WNYLRC)
Feb
11
Fri
Director’s Council
Feb 11 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Feb
15
Tue
SALS Board of Trustee Meeting
Feb 15 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The SALS Board of Trustees meet every 3rd Tuesday at 1 pm unless otherwise posted.

More information is available on our website.

 

 

 

Feb
18
Fri
Inclusive Conversations
Feb 18 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Inclusive Conversations

Due to COVID, we are pushing back the start of the Inclusive Conversations program to allow for more participation.

Reflecting our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, we’re leveraging a grant from the American Library Association’s Libraries Transforming Communities Facilitation Skills for Small & Rural Libraries, SALS is pleased to announce that we will be holding a series of workshops about convening, hosting, and facilitating Inclusive Conversations in your communities.

The series of four workshops will cover understanding who we are and the identities we hold, creating an inclusive culture, becoming anti-racist, and the role of public libraries in deliberative democracy. By the end of the series, participants will be comfortable convening, hosting, and leading inclusive conversations in our communities.

 

Participants will be required to do the following:

 

  • Secure the approval of Board/Director
  • Complete the ALA’s Facilitation Training
  • Attend all sessions from 10 am-Noon on the following Fridays:
    • February 18
    • March 4
    • March 18
    • April 1

Host at least one conversation in your community before May 30, 2022

 

If you would like to be a part of this professional development opportunity, sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BXNSBGD.

Feb
21
Mon
SALS Closed and No Delivery
Feb 21 all-day

For more information, please see the SALS Holiday Schedule
*There will be no delivery to any SALS library on these days*

Feb
25
Fri
New York State Historic Newspapers
Feb 25 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Empire State Library Network - Discover. Connect. Engage.

ESLN Services Webinar Series

January to September 2022
Last Friday of the Month at 10 a.m

2/25/22 – New York State Historic Newspapers

Webinar Description:

The New York Historic Newspapers (nyshistoricnewspapers.org) provides free online access to over 700 historic newspaper titles, comprising more than 11 million pages, from every county in the state. The project also provides an affordable microfilm digitization process that makes it easy for libraries, historic associations and museums to get prized newspaper microfilm scanned and added to the website. Contributors include more than a hundred academic libraries, public libraries, historical societies and museums from across the state.

About the Presenter:

Chuck Henry is the Integrated Technologies Coordinator at the Northern New York Library Network. A former NYS certified teacher, Chuck routinely provides professional development and software training to teachers, librarians, and administrators in the North Country region. As Technical Project Lead, he manages the newspaper digitization process, provides server maintenance, and web development for the NYS Historic Newspaper Project. Chuck also serves as the primary web developer for the newly redesigned NY Heritage.

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Mar
4
Fri
Inclusive Conversations
Mar 4 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Inclusive Conversations

Due to COVID, we are pushing back the start of the Inclusive Conversations program to allow for more participation.

Reflecting our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, we’re leveraging a grant from the American Library Association’s Libraries Transforming Communities Facilitation Skills for Small & Rural Libraries, SALS is pleased to announce that we will be holding a series of workshops about convening, hosting, and facilitating Inclusive Conversations in your communities.

The series of four workshops will cover understanding who we are and the identities we hold, creating an inclusive culture, becoming anti-racist, and the role of public libraries in deliberative democracy. By the end of the series, participants will be comfortable convening, hosting, and leading inclusive conversations in our communities.

 

Participants will be required to do the following:

 

  • Secure the approval of Board/Director
  • Complete the ALA’s Facilitation Training
  • Attend all sessions from 10 am-Noon on the following Fridays:
    • February 18
    • March 4
    • March 18
    • April 1

Host at least one conversation in your community before May 30, 2022

 

If you would like to be a part of this professional development opportunity, sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BXNSBGD.

Mar
15
Tue
SALS Board of Trustee Meeting
Mar 15 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The SALS Board of Trustees meet every 3rd Tuesday at 1 pm unless otherwise posted.

More information is available on our website.

 

 

 

Mar
18
Fri
Inclusive Conversations
Mar 18 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Inclusive Conversations

Due to COVID, we are pushing back the start of the Inclusive Conversations program to allow for more participation.

Reflecting our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, we’re leveraging a grant from the American Library Association’s Libraries Transforming Communities Facilitation Skills for Small & Rural Libraries, SALS is pleased to announce that we will be holding a series of workshops about convening, hosting, and facilitating Inclusive Conversations in your communities.

The series of four workshops will cover understanding who we are and the identities we hold, creating an inclusive culture, becoming anti-racist, and the role of public libraries in deliberative democracy. By the end of the series, participants will be comfortable convening, hosting, and leading inclusive conversations in our communities.

 

Participants will be required to do the following:

 

  • Secure the approval of Board/Director
  • Complete the ALA’s Facilitation Training
  • Attend all sessions from 10 am-Noon on the following Fridays:
    • February 18
    • March 4
    • March 18
    • April 1

Host at least one conversation in your community before May 30, 2022

 

If you would like to be a part of this professional development opportunity, sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BXNSBGD.

Mar
25
Fri
New York Heritage Digital Collections
Mar 25 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Empire State Library Network - Discover. Connect. Engage.

ESLN Services Webinar Series

January to September 2022
Last Friday of the Month at 10 a.m

3/25/22 – New York Heritage Digital Collections

Webinar Description:

New York Heritage Digital Collections features curated selections of digital cultural heritage
materials from libraries, library systems, historical societies, museums, archives, and other
cultural institutions across the state of New York. More than 380 contributing organizations have contributed over 340,000 cultural objects to our platform. This service is administered by eight of the nine library councils (METRO has Digital Culture of Metropolitan NY), supporting contributors through training and other resources. This year, we will begin adding exhibits from our contributing organizations. While the process for contributing to New York Heritage varies between regions, this presentation will give an overview of the platform, the types of collections we feature, and our new exhibit platform.

About the Presenter:

Ryan Perry is the Digital Collections Librarian at the Central New York Library Resources Council and Statewide Project Coordinator for New York Heritage Digital Collections. He holds a MA in History from the University of Rochester and an MS in Library & Information Science from Syracuse University. In his spare time, he enjoys running, backpacking, and spending time outside with his family.

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Apr
1
Fri
Inclusive Conversations
Apr 1 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Inclusive Conversations

Due to COVID, we are pushing back the start of the Inclusive Conversations program to allow for more participation.

Reflecting our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, we’re leveraging a grant from the American Library Association’s Libraries Transforming Communities Facilitation Skills for Small & Rural Libraries, SALS is pleased to announce that we will be holding a series of workshops about convening, hosting, and facilitating Inclusive Conversations in your communities.

The series of four workshops will cover understanding who we are and the identities we hold, creating an inclusive culture, becoming anti-racist, and the role of public libraries in deliberative democracy. By the end of the series, participants will be comfortable convening, hosting, and leading inclusive conversations in our communities.

 

Participants will be required to do the following:

 

  • Secure the approval of Board/Director
  • Complete the ALA’s Facilitation Training
  • Attend all sessions from 10 am-Noon on the following Fridays:
    • February 18
    • March 4
    • March 18
    • April 1

Host at least one conversation in your community before May 30, 2022

 

If you would like to be a part of this professional development opportunity, sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BXNSBGD.

Apr
5
Tue
Data Collection and Analysis
Apr 5 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Data Collection and Analysis

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 11-12:30 PM Eastern

Building strong and lasting digital inclusion and digital navigator programs requires an understanding of programmatic data collection, analysis and management.

Session Outcomes:

  • Participants will gain knowledge on finding data collection sources
  • Participants will gain understanding of data collection methods in digital inclusion programs
  • Participants will gain understanding of importance of data gathering

Register for Data Collection and Analysis

Apr
19
Tue
SALS Board of Trustee Meeting
Apr 19 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The SALS Board of Trustees meet every 3rd Tuesday at 1 pm unless otherwise posted.

More information is available on our website.

 

 

 

Apr
26
Tue
Asset Mapping
Apr 26 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Asset Mapping

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 11-12:30 PM Eastern

Participants will learn how to gather local asset information and learn how to visualize social characteristics of the digital divide locally, regionally and statewide, using publicly available data and analysis tools.

Session Outcomes:

  • Participants will learn how to access public information records
  • Participants will learn how to design surveys for programmatic data collection
  • Participants will learn how to use tools to visualize social characteristics of the digital divide in local communities

Register for Asset Mapping

Apr
29
Fri
Empire State Immersive Experiences
Apr 29 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Empire State Library Network - Discover. Connect. Engage.

ESLN Services Webinar Series

January to September 2022
Last Friday of the Month at 10 a.m

4/29/22 – Empire State Immersive Experiences

Webinar Description:

Empire State Immersive Experiences, or ESIE, is a free platform for the hosting of 360-degree images of places of note within New York State. ESIE is also a platform for the sharing of community spaces and stories through panoramic “tours” of linked images, complete with embedded audiovisual material to fully illustrate the context of the image. From virtual tours of libraries or museums to remote orientation for distant students, remote instruction to documentation of times past, the uses are only limited by your imagination.

About the Presenter:

Jason (Jay) Barone is the Technology Services Coordinator at the Western New York Library Resources Council. He has worked in several libraries, both public and academic, in Buffalo and Ohio, most recently at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. Outside of the library, Jay enjoys rumbling subwoofers, classic cars, Formula 1, and various outdoor precision sports.

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May
16
Mon
Annual Trustee Meeting
May 16 all-day

Location and time to be determined.

May
27
Fri
Ask the Lawyer
May 27 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Empire State Library Network - Discover. Connect. Engage.

ESLN Services Webinar Series

January to September 2022
Last Friday of the Month at 10 a.m

5/27/22 – Ask the Lawyer

More Details to Come!

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May
30
Mon
SALS Closed and No Delivery
May 30 all-day

For more information, please see the SALS Holiday Schedule
*There will be no delivery to any SALS library on these days*