Southeastern NY, Library Resources Council, will hold an online annual meeting for the first time. The theme is “Surviving and Thriving at the Library.” The program will be condensed and will include the following:
- an update on our yearly activity
- keynote speaker Lauren Moore, New York State Librarian
- short presentations from member libraries
- Mary Jo Russell, Nuvance Health/Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Tracking research outcomes in hospital library settings: A pilot study
- Amy Schuler, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Hudson River research in the age of COVID-19
- Josephine Bloodgood, Historic Huguenot Street. NEH-Funded planning for the digitization of New Paltz’s historic documents
- Chrissy O’Grady, SUNY New Paltz. Shifting library programming from in-person to virtual: Doing your best and thinking creatively
- Grace Zimmermann, Somers Historical Society & Christine Drysdale, Somers High School. Collecting Primary Sources for Covid-19 Pandemic Archives
- presentation of the Twila Snead Award for Excellence
- acknowledgment of new and outgoing Trustees.
- Opportunities for networking (via small, virtual breakout groups!)
The meeting will be held via Zoom on Friday, June 5, 2020 from 10am-12pm.
Also new this year: The meeting will be presented at no cost to you. (But it will be BYOB – Bring Your Own Brunch!)
About Lauren Moore, State Librarian, New York:
Lauren Moore has served in various leadership positions at public libraries and library systems throughout her career. Most recently, she has served as the Executive Director of the Pioneer Library System where she led the development of 42 small and rural libraries in Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, and Livingston Counties by coordinating shared services. She previously served as the Assistant Director of the Pioneer Library System and the Deputy Director of the Southern Tier Library System. Ms. Moore has also served in leadership positions for various library professional organizations as well as for local, regional, and statewide community service groups, including most recently The New York State Complete Count Commission. The Commission was created to inform and help direct the State’s efforts in the upcoming 2020 Census.