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NNYLN Fall Conference Scheduled
North Creek News Is Latest Paper To Go Online
Resources Are Updated In Emergency Manual
Webinars Are Slated For Upcoming Months
NNYLN Schedules Archival Classes For This Fall
People In The News
The NNY Library Network’s Fall Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, October, 31, 2012 at the Potsdam office. The program is based on the CE Needs Assessment conducted earlier this year. Tomas A. Lipinski, J.D., LL.M., PhD, Executive Associate Dean and Professor, Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, will speak on the topic of “Copyright and Licensing Basics.” Sign-in will be held from 9:00-9:30 a.m. and the Conference will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost for all attendees is $10.
The morning session will review the 10 most essential things to remember about copyright and libraries and schools. The discussion will include fair use, and the sections most relevant to public, school and special libraries, including breakout sessions with fair use case studies. Building on the copyright overview in the morning, the afternoon session focuses on licensing, differences between copyright and licensing and why it matters, a review of basic license terms, sample clauses from actual vendor licenses and a walk-through of an actual license agreement from an NNYLN library. Professor Lipinski provides ample time for questions and invites registrants to share inquiries and licensing agreement questions before the session so he can include them in the program.
Professor Tomas Lipinski, J.D, LL.M, PhD has worked in a variety of legal settings including the private, public and non-profit sectors. He is a visiting faculty member at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he teaches courses in information policy and legal issues for libraries and information managers. Beginning in January 2013, he will be the Director of the SLIS at Kent State University. Professor Lipinski teaches, researches, and speaks frequently on various topics within the areas of information law and policy, especially copyright, free speech and privacy issues in schools and libraries. He is a national leader in copyright education, developing and teaching online continuing education courses for ACRL and the University of Maryland College Park, Center for Intellectual Property. His new book, The Librarian’s Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services (2012), is being published by Neal Schuman, ALA.
For complete details and to sign up, go online to www.nnyln.org, and click on “Professional Development.”
North Creek News Is Latest Paper To Go Online
Weather and news are often repeated. And proof of this can be found in articles from the latest round of newspapers added to the Northern New York Historical Newspapers website.
A “Notice!” was placed in the June 22, 1949 issue of the “North Creek News” by the Water District Superintendent Kenneth Davis and Supervisor Charles Kenwell informing local residents about the drought situation facing them over 60 years ago.
“June 21, 1949 – To the water consumers of North Creek Water District. The State Department of Health, Albany, has issued a warning of severe drought and possible adverse effect upon public water supplies.
“So that emergency drought conditions may be avoided Sprinkle lawns only from 7 to 9 pm. Do not wash houses down, or walks or streets. We do not know how long this will last. An increase in water consumption may over tax our supply. We are safe at present. Let us stay that way to insure good health,” the notice stated.
This is just a snippet of information found within 85 years of issues of the “North Creek News Enterprise” and “North Creek News” which are now available on the Northern New York Historical Newspapers website at http://news.nnyln.net
These latest papers added to the site had a run from March 1924 through December 2009. Although North Creek is in Warren County, the paper also covers Essex County, and is listed under Essex on the newspaper website.
The site is provided free of charge and maintained by the Northern New York Library Network.
There are currently over 65 newspapers, including more than 2,312,000 pages on the Northern New York Historical Newspapers site.
The NNY Library Network’s emergency manual “Preparing for Emergencies in the North Country: A Self-Planning Manual for Disaster Prevention, Response, and Recovery in the Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Cultural Institutions of Northern New York State” has recently been updated.
All of the Resources found in Chapter 5 have been contacted, and that section of the manual is now current.
Repositories are encouraged to print out a new copy of Chapter 5 and replace the prior version with the updated one in their manuals. If repositories have never printed out the manual and filled out the pertinent forms - there’s no time like the present. No one ever knows when a disaster will strike, and having this piece of information readily available can be a valuable starting tool.
The document may be found on the Network's website under “Emergency Manual.”
The NNY Library Network will present two webinars as the chilly weather sets in. Both courses consist of two 2-hour sessions, and the cost is $10 per course, not session.
Dealing with Difficult Patrons will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Nov. 27 and 29, 2012. Students will have outside work.
Do you know how to deal with a difficult patron? How can library staff deal with demands that are unreasonable or inappropriate? Is the customer really always right? Library staffs strive to provide good customer service but when things go awry good communications skills, negotiation techniques, and library policies help to keep tempers in check and can turn a negative experience into a positive encounter. Learn to identify difficult behaviors and how to deal with them in an effective manner. The instructor is Jeanette Larson of Amigos Library Services.
Making Your Case: Using Library Data in Powerful Ways will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 12, 2012. Students will have a homework project between the two classes, as well as a final project that must be completed to earn CEU credits.
Data is driving decisions for libraries today more than ever. In making the case for services, space, staffing, and spending, librarians need data that will convince administrators to support new ideas and change. Though the need for data is not new, it has taken on greater significance in the current economic environment. In this short course, students will be exposed to the administrators point of view for understanding statistics, surveys, and other data; sources of data; and reporting standards. The instructor is Stefanie Wittenbach of Amigos Library Services.
For more information or to sign-up, go online to www.nnyln.org and click on “Professional Development.” Class size is limited to 20 participants.
People In The News
- St. Lawrence University has appointed Gouverneur native Justin D. Sipher Vice President for Libraries and Information Technology. He began August 27, and is promoting integration of information and computing systems for teaching, learning and administration. Mr. Sipher, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at SUNY Potsdam, has been chief technology officer at Skidmore College since 2005. Mr. Sipher worked from 1994 to 2005 at SUNY Potsdam, where he was named assistant vice president for information technology.
- Joan Pellikka is the new Librarian at the Watertown Correctional Facility. She will remain with the North Country Library System on a part-time basis and continue to coordinate their Ask Us 24/7 virtual reference service, along with some other activities for the time being.
- Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital recently said good-by to Circuit Librarian Bill McCall. He had been with the hospital since August 1998.
- Elaine Dunne-Thayer was recently appointed as the Director of the Massena Public Library. She previously held the position there as Youth Services Librarian.
- Elizabeth Andrews has joined the SUNY Potsdam College Libraries as a Senior Assistant Librarian.
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