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.

Feb 2019

Feb 28 2019 : [NCLS Webinar] Mark Items Used

This webinar will what the Mark Item Used wizard is and what information it can tell us.

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/515615869 (link is external)

First GoToMeeting?

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

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

Click to register: https://web.ncls.org/event/mark-items-used-webinar

Feb 28 2019 - May 9 2019 HS to College Interest Group, Lightning Talk: [Webinar] HS to College Interest Group: 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 are 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).

Lightning Talk Schedule and Topics:

  • February 28: Stephanie Pritchard from SUNY Oswego will present Using Scaffolded Assignments in Writing Classes  
    When students do research, they tend to look for sources first and then design their own writing based on information they have already found. Scaffolded writing assignments help students understand their own metacognitive processes and also help slow down the writing process. This discussion will focus on the first two sections of a six-part writing assignment I use in a freshman writing class.
  • April 25: Michelle Oakes from Salmon River Central Middle School will talk about Project Based Learning.
  • May 9: Carl Andrews, Reference & Instruction Librarian at the Bronx Community College, will speak about the recent LACUNY Institute 2019 (May 3, 2019) and highlight relevant content concerning relevant to college readiness and high school/college collaborations.

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

 

Mar 2019

Mar 7 2019 : [NCLS] A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading @ Your Library – North Country Library System

During this half day workshop, we’ll explore how to incorporate this year’s CSLP theme into your summer programming, talk about how to work with community partners, and get a hands-on look at the new NCLS mobile maker kits.  Bring an appetite for lunch and a bag for all the swag you’ll take home with you!

Click to register: https://web.ncls.org/event/universe-stories-summer-reading-your-library

Also available via video conference at Oswego Public Library and Potsdam Public Library.

Mar 7 2019 - Mar 14 2019 : [Webinar] Library Survey Design: A Two Part Series

Program Description:

In our first session (March 7), we will cover both the planning and question formulation phases of survey design, exploring the role of empathy in creating surveys that work for both your users and your library.

In our second session (March 14), we will discuss survey distribution and how to analyze and take action on your results.

 

 

 

 

The webinar will be available through Zoom. Three in-person sites invite you to meet up with colleagues to join these sessions as a group, or you can join on your own. Viewing locations include: NNYLN in Potsdam, NCLS in Watertown, and CEFLS in Plattsburgh. Those in attendance at the in-person viewing sites will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of the Robin and Kate’s book Making Surveys Work for Your Library: Guidance, Instructions, and Examples. One entry per session attended per person. The drawing will take place at the end of the March 14th presentation at each location.

Registration at a location below includes both the March 7th and 14th sessions. If you have any questions about registration, please email Christi

Refreshments provided at each in-person viewing site. This event is free for NNYLN and ESLN members.

 


 

About the Presenters:

Robin Miller is associate professor and assessment and instruction librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Robin received a master of science in library and information science from the University of Illinois.

Kate Hinnant is associate professor and head of instruction and communication at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Kate received a master of science in library and information science from the University of Illinois, and a master of fine arts in creative writing from Purdue University.


 

Mar 7 2019 : 'Paywall: The Business of Scholarship' - Movie Screening and Q&A Session – Northern New York Library Network Office

An invitation from Clarkson University Libraries advances the conversation around open access with a screening of the film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship at the Northern NY Library Network office on Thursday, March 7 from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Director and producer Jason Schmitt will be with us on site in Potsdam for a Q&A session following the screening (which will be broadcast…to allow for remote participation.)

 

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google.

 

 

Pizza and snacks will be available beginning at 5 pm – followed by the screening Q&A session.

Please register below where you plan to attend the screening.

 


About Jason Schmitt, Producer and Director
Jason Schmitt serves as Chair of the Communication & Media Department at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. He concentrates his research on online education impacting a global audience, open access relating to academic publications, and media industry future trends. He has been a regular contributor to Forbes, The Huffington Post, EdSurge, and Slate and is a regular on news outlets and radio for expert opinions revolving around societal implications associated with new media trends.

 

Mar 12 2019 : [NCLS Webinar] Onshelf Items and Trap Holds

This webinar will cover pulling items that are on your “Onshelf Items list and how to properly trap these items.

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/864955765

First GoToMeeting?

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

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

Mar 19 2019 : [NCLS] Reports, Reports, Reports, Oh MY - Intermediate – North Country Library System

This intermediate class will take you beyond the basic class.  Attendees must have a good grasp on the basics of running reports.  This class will cover running reports such as: Circ Count reports and List Bills.  When would I select WORD or EXCEL?  The first half of the class will be instructional; the second half will be hands-on.

Click to register: https://web.ncls.org/event/reports-reports-reports-oh-my-intermediate

Mar 19 2019 : [NCLS] Library Financial Accountability and Treasurer Responsibilities – North Country Library System

Public library boards are legally responsible for the library’s finances and financial management. As custodians of public funds, trustees must be accountable in their management of the library’s monies. They have a duty to secure adequate funding for the library and to exercise appropriate fiduciary oversight. This program will explore the legal aspects of library budget management including; the budget process, fund accounting, audit and control of funds, procurement, external audits, NYS Comptroller’s Audits, obtaining adequate funding, the property tax cap, investing public funds, capital fund accounts, financial policies, the roles and responsibilities of staff and board members, and when applicable, the role of municipal entities in budget development and management.

Click here to register: https://web.ncls.org/event/library-financial-accountability-and-treasurer-responsibilities

This program is also offered via web conference at the Oswego Public Library and Potsdam Public Library.

Mar 26 2019 : Successful Approaches to College Transitions – Jefferson Community College

The Northern NY Library Network’s HS to College Interest Group is pleased to offer this half-day workshop for educators with a vested interest in the high school to college transition. Registration is being hosted via MyLearningPlan at the Jefferson-Lewis BOCES.

Keynote: Preparing Learners for Higher Education—Bridging the Gap Between High School and College

Delivered by Dr. Tiffany Squires, Penn State College of Education

 

Research supports a consistently strong relationship between academic preparation and college readiness. Consequently, the role of high school educators in preparing students for college is especially significant with regard to their transition during the first year. 

This session is intended to help secondary educators better understand the various academic, social, psychological, and physical needs of students in preparing for that transition from high school to college. In this session, we will discuss research related to college readiness, information relevant for instructional leaders specific to addressing readiness needs and preparing students for the transition to college, and programs that partner high schools with colleges to address readiness needs. 

Participants will gain increased awareness for the stresses students face from pressures related to college transition and what readiness looks like, as well as gaps that may exist between high school education and college demands.

The program includes lunch as well as:
  • Reactionary Panel
    • Panel includes Carleen Huxley (Jefferson Community College), Michelle Bishop (SUNY Oswego), Melissa Balk (Thousand Islands High School), Katie Varga (Thousand Islands High School), and a student representative.
  • Breakout Sessions
    • Project Based Learning – Michelle Oakes
    • Copyright – Ginger Tebo
    • Digital Research Class – Melissa Balk
  • Show & Tell
    • Attendees are invited to share their tips and tricks including programs, applications, or software that have been successful in the classroom.

Registration deadline is March 12, 2019. There is no charge to attend. A minimum registration of 15 participants required.

Apr 2019

Apr 11 2019 : [NCLS Webinar] Cyber Security Awareness Training

The NYS Office of Information Technology Services has created an online training for state employees which can be found at https:its.ny.gov/eiso/information-and-cyber-security-awareness-training(link is external).  We will go through the course as a group to give you an opportunity to ask questions and gain a better understanding of your role in securing your library’s data.

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

Instructions to join the webinar will be sent by Jerry Schell closer to the date of the webinar.

Click here to register: https://web.ncls.org/event/cyber-security-awareness-training-webinar

Apr 30 2019 : [NCLS] Reference to the Past: Genealogy 101 – North Country Library System

Learn the basics of searching your family history.  Learn the many resources that are available and how and where to access them.  Getting started is easy with the charts and forms that will be provided.

* This special offering is brought to you by the Central Libraries utilizing Central Library Development (CLD) funding.  Please note TIME and DAY vary from the normal continuing education schedule for this class.

Click here to register: https://web.ncls.org/event/reference-past-genealogy-101

Apr 30 2019 : [NCLS] Reference to the Past: Ancestry.com – North Country Library System

Discover your family history using many of the resources that Ancestry.com has to offer.  Census records, family trees, immigration records, vital records such as marriages, births and deaths are just a few of the types of information that you will have access to.

* This special offering is brought to you by the Central Libraries utilizing Central Library Development (CLD) funding.  Please note TIME and DAY vary from the normal continuing education schedule for this class.

Click here to register: https://web.ncls.org/event/reference-past-ancestrycom

Apr 30 2019 : [NCLS] Reference to the Past : Historic Newspapers – North Country Library System

Historical newspapers are a wealth of information.  Learn what local historical newspapers are available and how to access them.  Tips on searching will also be discussed.

* This special offering is brought to you by the Central Libraries utilizing Central Library Development (CLD) funding.  Please note TIME and DAY vary from the normal continuing education schedule for this class.

Click here to register: https://web.ncls.org/event/reference-past-historic-newspapers

May 2019

May 21 2019 : [NCLS] Grants 101 – North Country Library System

We’ll de-mystify the grant writing process and help you build the skills you need to write compelling proposals and get the funding you need to run high impact programs.  We’ll explore:

  • Outcomes-based program planning
  • Budget development
  • Grant lifecycles from pre-award to closeout
  • How to identify funding sources
  • Submitting grant applications
  • Grant and project management
  • And more.

This program is also offered via web conference at the Oswego Public Library and Potsdam Public Library.

Click here to register: https://web.ncls.org/event/grants-101

May 21 2019 : [NCLS] Introduction to the NYS Construction Grant Program – North Country Library System

This workshop will provide an introduction to the NYS Public Library Construction Program including an overview of the grant requirements, project eligibility, the application process, and the grant award timeline.  Join us to discuss your library’s proposed construction project and whether this program can help your library to meet those needs.

This program is also offered via web conference at the Oswego Public Library and Potsdam Public Library.

Click here to register: https://web.ncls.org/event/introduction-nys-construction-grant-program-2

Jun 2019

Jun 18 2019 : [NCLS] Library Showcase Showdown – North Country Library System

The most exciting idea blast you will attend all year!  Library staff will provide 5-minute glimpses into their innovative services, successful outreach grants, and conference experiences; with an emphasis on idea sharing.  Come with your hungry mind, leave with a belly-full of inspiration.

Click to register: https://web.ncls.org/event/library-showcase-showdown-0

Jun 18 2019 : [NCLS] Unlock the Potential of Your Google Account – North Country Library System

Your Google account can do more than just email.  Let Matt Corey take you on a journey to unlock the hidden potential that was inside your Google account this whole time; Drive, Docs (like MS Word), Sheets (like Excel), Forms (online web forms), Slides (like PowerPoint), Draw, sharing and collaborating, and MORE!

Click to register: https://web.ncls.org/event/unlock-potential-your-google-account-3

This program will also be provided via web conference at the Oswego Public Library and Potsdam Public Library.

 

 

Archived Presentations

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