SMART Membership Meeting Flash Talks Announced

This year’s Flash Talk topics and presenters are all lined up! Join us to hear about these interesting projects on Friday November 7th at 8:30am inMeeting Room 2A of the Convention Center in Saratoga Springs.

Automating Interlibrary Loan Workflows Using IDS Logic
Have you ever dreamed of not having to cancel book requests for reserves or items that are checked out or look up call numbers? Want to skip having to indicate that you haven’t reached limits on copyright?  These time-consuming, yet essential parts of your Interlibrary Loan workflow can be automated by IDS Logic.  IDS Logic is a system that can automate major parts of ILL workflows using a dynamic ILLiad server addon connection to run logic based rules.  Bill Jones, IDS Project Creative Technologist and SMART Teresa Strozik Award for Innovation in Library Technology 2014 recipient will present on IDS Logic.

Building digital collections and exhibits with
Brian Jennings, Local History Librarian at the New City Library, shows the basics of using to build a digital collection and exhibit.   Brian helped the New City Library launch an Omeka site at where they are indexing local newspaper clippings files and have built an online exhibit related to the Civil War in Rockland County.   Learn about this cost-effective and easy-to-use platform to supplement your online catalog and feature unique items in your library collections.

Geneva Public Library’s Fantasy Library League
Chris Finger, Acting Director of the Geneva Public Library, will present on the Geneva Public Library’s Fantasy Library League. The Fantasy Library League was a game designed last year by Chris that mimics Fantasy Football Leagues. Players choose a collection of books and then compare how often their collections circulated within my library system. The players with the most circulations won prizes. The game was designed using Drupal and the e-commerce module Ubercart. Read an article from a local newspaper about the league.

Guernsey Memorial Library’s New Preservation Station
Connie Dalrymple, Director, Guernsey Memorial Library, will share information about the Preservation Station that the Guernsey Memorial Library of Norwich has recently opened to the public.  The Preservation Station is a computer workstation where individuals interested in preserving their family history and personal documentation can digitize items which are in various sunsetting formats including paper documents, photographs, slides, VHS, and audiocassettes.  She will speak about their setup, how they are managing its use, and marketing.

HARMONY, the Historic Archival Records and Manuscripts of New York
Déirdre Joyce, Assistant Director and Archival Services Manager at the Central NY Library Resources Council, will discuss the genesis and current status of HARMONY, a collaborative project  between archivists from across the state to enrich and improve archival description and discovery of New York’s unique and expansive archival holdings.  HARMONY is the Historic Archival Records and Manuscripts of New York index of finding aids from across the state.

In a Glass World
René Battelle, Assistant Director of the Marcellus Free Library will speak about her library’s experience beta testing Google Glass.  She will cover the basics of what Google Glass is and what it does, why technology like this belongs in libraries, and her personal experience testing it in a library environment. She will have the Glass with her, and can give some personal demos after the session.

SMART programs at NYLA conference

Making a MakerSpace
Thursday 11/6/2014, Program Slot #1 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Hear about what a MakerSpace means to its members and how this particular one has enriched its community. Get insight into MakerSpace lessons learned as well. Multiple members of the Triple Cities MakerSpace will be present.
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Speaker: Drew LaCock, Triple Cities MakerSpace

Patron Privacy in a Library 2.0 World
Thursday 11/6/2014, Program Slot #2 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
We will focus on developing practical approaches to identifying privacy gaps and suggest methods for monitoring legislation pertinent to library user data. Also being discussed are ways in which library staff can collaborate to strengthen user protections as well as technological tools designed to improve privacy in networked environments.
Co-Sponsor: IFRT
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Speaker: Stephanie Hess, Binghamton University

SMART Membership Meeting and Flash Talks
Friday 11/7/2014, Program Slot #3 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Membership meeting for the SMART section, followed by SMART-hosted flash talks (Pecha Kucha).
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Speakers: TBD

Metadata and Description: Rudi Weiss Speaker
Friday 11/7/2014, Program Slot #6 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
rachel_jaffe_webLibrarians and library users are no strangers to metadata. We will look at what metadata is, its importance for the library and its users, and consider the role of metadata librarians and why they are poised to take over the information universe.
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Speaker: Rachel Jaffe, University of California, Santa Cruz

Digital Badges: Recognizing Skills, Experience, Knowledge
Friday 11/7/2014, Program Slot #4 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
amy_mcquiggle_webExplore the concept of digital badging, earning badges, and integrating them into activities. Take away an understanding of an alternative assessment that will provide faculty, community leaders, and technologists the opportunity to give and recognize skills, experience, and knowledge.
Co-Sponsor: RASS
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Speaker: Amy McQuiggle, SUNY Empire State College

ELL/ESOL Learners: Effective Technology Use
Saturday 11/8/2014, Program Slot #8 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
We will look at current technologies used for ELL/ESOL instruction and discuss their effectiveness. Learn how to create an atmosphere for ELL/ESOL learners that is inviting as well as interesting and can speak to individuals of all learning levels.
Co-Sponsor: RASS
Track: Diverse & Special Populations
Speaker: Irene Cruz, Columbia County Library Educational Consultant