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.

Nov 2018

Nov 13 2018 : NCLS: A Year of Literary Celebrations - Video Conference – North Country Library System

Children’s Book Week.  World Read Aloud Day.  Bring Your Child to the Library Day.  National Novel Writing Month.  There are so many literacy-themed programming “holidays” in the calendar year that it can be easy to let them slip through the cracks.  When we do remember them, it’s often at the eleventh hour—too late to present an effective program.  Programming is an increasingly important part of library service (it’s even part of DLD’s new minimum standards), and literacy-themed programs and events are a great place to make an impact.  Join us at NCLS for an overview of these celebrations and programming ideas to promote.

Facilitator: Angela Newman

Video conferences are held in three different locations throughout Jefferson, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties:

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

Oswego Public Library
120 East Second Street
Oswego, NY 13126-2198
United States
Email address: oswlib@ncls.org (link sends e-mail)
Phone: 315-341-5867
Fax: 315-216-6492
See map: Google Maps (link is external)

Potsdam Public Library
2 Park Street
Potsdam, NY 13676-2099
United States
Email address: potlib@ncls.org (link sends e-mail)
Phone: 315-265-7230
Fax: 315-268-0306
See map: Google Maps (link is external)

Register Here: https://web.ncls.org/node/323555/register

Note: This event is through the North Country Library System.

Nov 13 2018 : NCLS: Annual Report Financials - Video Conference – North Country Library System

This workshop will take a closer look at the NYS Annual Report financial section.  Are you unsure of what gets counted…and where it gets counted?  Well, then this workshop is for you!

Facilitator: Dawn Vincent

Video conferences are held in three different locations throughout Jefferson, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties:

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

Oswego Public Library
120 East Second Street
Oswego, NY 13126-2198
United States
Email address: oswlib@ncls.org (link sends e-mail)
Phone: 315-341-5867
Fax: 315-216-6492
See map: Google Maps (link is external)

Potsdam Public Library
2 Park Street
Potsdam, NY 13676-2099
United States
Email address: potlib@ncls.org (link sends e-mail)
Phone: 315-265-7230
Fax: 315-268-0306
See map: Google Maps (link is external)

Register Here: https://web.ncls.org/node/323560/register

Note: This event is through the North Country Library System.

Nov 13 2018 : NCLS: Welcome to the Battle of the Books - Video Conference – North Country Library System

Looking to offer more programming for your middle school patrons?  Get involved with the Battle of the Books!  The North Country battle of the Books is a book-based trivia tournament for children in grades 4-6, organized by public and school librarians throughout Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties.  Participants will get a first-hand look at how a battle is run, how to partner with your local schools, have the opportunity to ask questions about the program, and receive the updated toolkit and timeline for the 2018-2019 school year, as well as all-new promotional materials.  Bonus: Every participant will be entered to win a full set of the selected battle titles!  This class is for everyone interested in participating in the program, newcomers and veterans alike.

Facilitator: Angela Newman

Video conferences are held in three different locations throughout Jefferson, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties:

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

Oswego Public Library (NOT AT THIS LOCATION FOR THIS PROGRAM)
120 East Second Street
Oswego, NY 13126-2198
United States
Email address: oswlib@ncls.org (link sends e-mail)
Phone: 315-341-5867
Fax: 315-216-6492
See map: Google Maps (link is external)

Potsdam Public Library
2 Park Street
Potsdam, NY 13676-2099
United States
Email address: potlib@ncls.org (link sends e-mail)
Phone: 315-265-7230
Fax: 315-268-0306
See map: Google Maps (link is external)

Register Here: https://web.ncls.org/node/323558/register

Note: This event is through the North Country Library System.

Nov 29 2018 : We've Got The Numbers! Working with Census Data – Northern New York Library Network Office

Part 1: Understanding, Finding, and Constructing Tables from Census Data (9:30 am – 11:00 am)

This workshop is divided into 3 sections:

  1. An introduction that describes the difference between Census (Decennial) data and American Community Survey Statistics–a survey that has deep demographics.
  2. How to search for data, interpret the different tables, change their set-up, and download or email the data.
  3. Exercises will be given to those in the audience so that they may practice creating their own tables.

Part 2: Maps: Understanding, Finding, and Constructing Maps using the Census Portal (11:00 am – 12:30 pm)

This workshop, somewhat of a continuation from the first session, is divided into 3 sections:

  1. An introduction that describes the difference between Census (Decennial) data and American Community Survey Statistics–a survey that has deep demographics.
  2. How to search for data, understanding map category breakouts, and using the Census portal to customize your own map.
  3. Exercises will be given to those in the audience so that they may practice.

Participants will need to bring their own laptops or tablets. Light refreshments included.


About the presenter: David Kraiker has worked for the Census Bureau for 22 years – first as a Geographer and more recently in Data Dissemination. He travels around New York state giving workshops and presentations that are Census data-related. He holds a BA from Clark University and an MSc from Rutgers-Newark University. David resides in Northern New Jersey with his wife and children.

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 any one 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

Location:

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.

 

 

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