On Wednesday, September 16, Carol Anne Germain visited SENYLRC to teach members about how to make their websites more user-friendly. The first half of the class was focused on how to create better website design, and the second half was on how to conduct usability testing once the design is complete.
On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, members gathered at the SENYLRC office to hone their library instruction skills. The class was led by Brian Morgan, Assistant Professor at the Ella Cline Shear School of Education - SUNY Geneseo. This one-shot class focused on pedagogical theories that help take instructors beyond the dreaded lecture format.
This past July, Denise Garofalo of Mount Saint Mary College taught two RDA classes for SENYLRC's members. She has provided us with resources from those classes for those who could and could not attend. You can find them here:
RDA Lite Presentation
On Friday, June 19, participants met at SENLYRC to learn about how to establish community by running better meetings. (A meeting being any event where a group of people come together to talk about a topic.) Although "meeting" can sometimes seem like a dirty word, a necessary evil that exists in modern life, at this event, participants learned about techniques to make them more engaging.
On Wednesday, June 6, Pat Wagner taught two workshops at SENYLRC.
The 48th Annual Meeting of the Council was held at Kaplan Family Library & Learning Center, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY on June 5, 2015. The following are selected photos from the day:
Southeastern NY Library Resources Council (SENYLRC) Announces 2015 Twila Snead Commitment to Excellence Award Winner
Winner: Rhonda L. Altonen, MLS, MS
If you are a reference, circulation, or other type of librarian who is encounters RDA records in your catalog and want to know more about it, we are hosting a workshop called RDA Lite that is made specifically for you! For copy catalogers, we will be presenting Practical RDA.
The details of both are below.
The MarcEdit Workshop with Terry Reese was held on Monday, May 18 at The William K. Sanford Town Library (Colonie) in Loudonville, NY. Well over forty librarians, including some guests from out of state, gathered to gain insight on the ways that MarcEdit software can help them manage their catalog records.
On May 14, 2015, Deborah Lines Andersen, an Associate Professor at the University at Albany, visited Southeastern to teach a group of two dozen librarians a refresher crash-course on how to use and manipulate data for better surveys and focus groups.