Upcoming Continuing Education Classes

These are webinar and traditional classes offered by the Network and other members of Empire State Library Network. Please see each class description for more information about class location and registration.

Dec 2018

Dec 18 2018 : NCLS: RA Genre Study : Young Adult and New Adult – North Country Library System

Reader’s Advisory is a core service of public libraries, regardless of size.  Patrons have a diversity of reading interests, but it’s difficult for anyone library worker to be an expert in every genre.  Maybe you’re strong in mysteries but know nothing about westerns.  Or perhaps your romance game is right on, but you could use a little help with sci-fi?  Luckily, there are experts in our system in every genre; the trick is knowing who they are and finding time to pick their brains.  Join us at NCLS as Katie Male-Riordan of the Hay Memorial Library leads the next in a series of genre discussions designed to strengthen your knowledge of different genres, subgenres, popular authors, and those who are a little further under the radar.

Facilitator: Katie Male-Riordan


North Country Library System
22072 County Route 190
Watertown, NY 13601
United States
See map: Google Maps (link is external)

Register Here: https://web.ncls.org/node/323563/register

Note: This event is through the North Country Library System. This is only an in-person event, no video conference available.

Dec 19 2018 : NCLS: Why Run an Item List Report? - Part One [Webinar]

This webinar will cover how to run an Item List Report.  Running an Item List Report can help in cleaning up your item records with such things as inconsistent call numbers, incorrect or incomplete Item IDs, incorrect home locations and item types, missing information in the Item cat2 field, Price field, etc.

Make sure to log in 5-10 minutes before the webinar is scheduled to start.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/890045533(link is external)

First GoToMeeting?

Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check(link is external)

If you are unable to attend on the 19th, the webinar will be recorded and posted to the NCLS website for viewing at a later date.

Event Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Event Time: 3:15 pm to 3:30 pm
Facilitator: Pam Wills
Videoconference: No
Webinar: Yes

Note: This event is through the North Country Library System. This is only an in-person event, no video conference available.

Dec 20 2018 HS to College Interest Group, Lightning Talk: HS to College Interest Group: Fall Lighting Talks

A group of NNYLN member librarians from the HS to College Interest Group is discussing ways in which to facilitate communication among high school, public and academic librarians to help students successfully transition from high school to college. As a result of this discussion, the HS to College Interest Group came up with the idea of doing “lightning talks” once a month through Zoom hosted by NNYLN. These will be short 15-minute presentations followed by 15 minutes for open discussion among participants about a project, an experience, collaboration or anything you feel others involved with library instruction in the Northern New York would like to know. If you are interested in presenting a lightning talk, please email Christi (christi@nnyln.org).

Fall Lightning Talk Schedule and Topics:

  • October 18 – Michelle Bishop from SUNY Oswego will talk about current HS collaborations. Michelle writes: I’m excited to share some of the high school and college collaborations happening here at SUNY Oswego. My hope is to help others identify opportunities for regional collaborations that support successful transitions for students from high school to college.
  • November 15 – Melissa Balk from Thousand Islands High School will present.
  • December 20 – Laura Harris from SUNY Oswego will speak about open educational resources (OER) which are freely available resources that can be reused, revised, remixed, and redistributed! She’ll share some great places to find OER, particularly K-12 resources.

To join the meeting, click the following link to Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/5168012686


Jan 2019

Jan 4 2019 : [Webinar] Library Management Q&A Session with Nick Buron

NNYLN is planning a library management Q&A webinar presented by Nick Buron from Queens Library in NYC to field the questions you have that are not always easy to ask, if you even know who to ask in the first place. Could your workplace be improved by following better practices related to giving and getting more feedback, managing meetings, delivering performance reviews, communication outside of work hours, discussing politics or personal matters at work, documenting processes, or other habits, policies, or norms that affect daily life in your organization? We have created a page for those interested to provide their questions, and those questions will be used during the webinar to talk about solutions, advice, or recommended library policies.

We expect questions or issues raised to be anonymous. Please do not use any identifying information including your name, staff or patron names, or organization name. If someone has asked your question or you see a question that you are interested in, please vote for it (make up a name as it’s required for voting) or add to it using the “add argument” feature. If we get too many questions, we may have to limit how many for the webinar and so will need to know the most popular questions.

* This session is open to all member organizations including museums, systems, historical societies, and other non-library entities.



Archived Presentations

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