New SMART 2014-2015 Board Members


The results of the NYLA SMART 2014 Board Election are in.  I would like to thank everyone who participated and extend my congratulations to our new officers:

Incoming Vice-President/President Elect:  Ben Lainhart, Wood Library, Canandaigua, NY
Treasurer:  Mary Lindner, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
Director-at-Large:  Edward Elsner, Oswego Public Library, Oswego, NY

Just a reminder:  Registration for the 2014 NYLA Annual Conference is open; early bird registration ends August 22, 2014.  SMART has put together an exciting series of programs that will explore makerspaces, badging and other tech trends. We are also pleased to announce that John Myers will be joining us again to lead a full day CE session, Lost in RDA? Let SMART Show You the Way!

The full conference brochure can be linked to here: http://www.nyla.org/images/nyla/2014_Conference/NYLA_Conference-2014_Promo_Brochure.pdf

 

Time is running out – nominate someone for the NYLA SMART awards!


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

2014 NYLA  SMART  AWARDS

 The NYLA  SMART (Section on Management of Information Resources and Technology) Board  seeks nominations for our annual awards.   Please give some consideration to the award descriptions below and send us your nominations!

 1.) SMART Ellen C. Rappaport Professional Achievement Award
The purpose of this award is to recognize the outstanding professional achievements of a current or former member of the Section on Management of Information Resources and Technology (SMART). A recipient shall have been a member of the Section for a minimum of three years and shall have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas: acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, collection management, conservation/preservation, serials control, or automation. The recipient selected by the Section’s award committee will receive a plaque and award of $100 to be presented at the NYLA Annual Conference.

To apply, please supply:

  • Nominee’s name, title, employer, e-mail,  work address and telephone number
  • Briefly describe, in an accompanying letter, the candidate’s contributions.

 Send this information by July 15, 2014to Mary Edgerton (address below).

 OR:

Submit your nomination (by July 15, 2014) using this online form:

SMART Ellen C. Rappaport Professional Achievement Award:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Xor57042Uy18CtvwlOh7qaRftIiztax06Js0UiQ-qKc/viewform

  2.) The Teresa StrozikAward for Innovation in Library Technology

 Teresa Strozik exemplified leadership within the New York State library community through innovations in technical services.  In 2009, the SMART Board created this award to honor Teresa and those who follow in her path.

This award recognizes a current NYLA member for the innovative use of technology in a library or information setting.  The recipient of this award is one who  embraces new and emerging technologies by incorporating them into their work and/or programs.    For the purposes of this award, technology may be defined as traditional library technologies (cataloging, ILL, ILS, etc.) or other technologies (websites, communication tools, etc.).  The recipient selected by the Section’s award committee will receive a plaque and award of $100 to be presented at the NYLA Annual Conference.   The recipient will also be asked to give a brief overview of his or her technology innovation during the  NYLA Annual Conference.

To apply, please supply:

  • Nominee’s name, title, employer, e-mail,  work address and telephone number
  • Brief employment history
  • A description of the candidate’s innovative use of technology    stating the benefits or impact of the  technology usage

Send this information by July 15, 2014to Mary Edgerton (address below).

OR:

Submit your nomination (by  July 15, 2014)   using this online form:

Teresa Strozik  Award for Innovation in Library Technology:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LFaAzJKrv-RsZNvhs8-0eAyM0HuvahhMD65_BWHPaDY/viewform

 

3.) The NYLA Dewey Fellowship Award

Apply now and receive funds to attend the NYLA Conference November 5, 2012-November 8, 2014  in Saratoga Springs!

TheSMART section is   one of  three sections eligible this year for awarding the Dewey Fellowship Award to attend the NYLA Annual Conference in 2014.   Dewey Fellows are chosen on a basis of the following criteria: 1) Five or more years of experience as a librarian, (MLS not required), 2) record of accomplishment in library profession, and 3) involvement in activities to advance the library community. The Dewey Fellowship pays for up to $1000 of the cost of attendance at the NYLA Annual Conference.  Additionally, each Dewey Fellow will receive a $100 Gift Certificate for use at the NYLA Store, and will be acknowledged on NYLA’s website, at the Annual Conference and in the NYLA Bulletin.

 

To apply,   please provide the following information:

  • Nominee’s name, title,  address,  phone number and e-mail,
  • Years of experience,
  • Briefly provide the following in support of this nomination:
  • Nominee’s accomplishments in library profession:
  • Nominee’s contribution to the library community (i.e. involvement in Section and/or NYLA):

Send this information by July 15, 2014  to Mary Edgerton (address below).

OR:

Submit your nomination (by July 15, 2014)   using this online form:

The NYLA Dewey Fellowship Award

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1k2Xpp-gfIQBKXPDlc9HdjSNsEYNcwBCmNdObp1e_3qs/viewform

Mary Edgerton

Chair, Awards Ccommittee

NYLA/ SMART

e-mail:     edgertonmlibrary@gmail.com

SMART Board Candidate Slate for 2014-2015


The NYLA and Section ballots are available from June 15th through July 15th. Winners will be announced July 22nd.

Vice-President/ President Elect

Ben Lainhart
Assistant Director / Emerging Technologies Librarian

Wood Library
blainhart@pls-net.org
585-394-1381 x307

Ben joined Wood Library in Canandaigua, NY in February 2014. He previously worked as a Digital Literacy Instructor at George F. Johnson Memorial Library in Endicott, NY and as the Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Sidney Memorial Public Library in Sidney, NY. He was the recipient of the 2013 SMART Fellowship Award and currently serves as the Chair of SMART’s Workshop Committee. His professional interests include: Emerging Technologies, Digital Literacy, the 4th Technological Revolution, and the concept of Library as Platform. He believes libraries should provide widespread democratic access to information and be strong progressive and open institutions within their communities. Outside of the library, Ben is a Certified Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and enjoys working out, playing disc golf, and running through the hills of NY.

Treasurer

Mary Lindner
Curriculum Library Cataloger / Reference Librarian
The College of Saint Rose
lindnerm@strose.edu
518-337-4693

I am cataloger and reference librarian at The College of Saint Rose, where I have worked since graduating from The University at Albany with my M.L.S. in 2003.  Last year I received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.  I have been an active member of NYLA for several years, first as the New Members Roundtable Awards Chair, then as NMRT Conference Programmer and President.  I was also on the board of the SMART section for 4 years.  After taking some time off, I would enjoy returning to the SMART board and serving as the section’s treasurer.

Director-at-Large

Edward Elsner
Librarian
Oswego Public Library
120 E. 2nd St.
Oswego, NY 13126

eelsner@ncls.org
Cell: 315-561-6828
Work: 315-341-5867

As Librarian at Oswego Public Library I handle all of our technology developments, digitization projects, web site, adult programs, genealogy, local history, and reference.  I am the main person for collection development and oversee cataloging, processing, and the children’s room as well.  I am interested in the future of public libraries and how they fit in an increasingly distributed and mobile information accessing public.  Libraries have a mission to serve these people who need never step inside a library to use our many services as well as those who need to use our facility and equipment to access the many government services and applications which are only online now.

I have served the Public Library Association on their Electronic Communications Advisory Committee redesigning their website ten years ago and was an ALA and PLA member for a dozen years.  I presented at ALA in Anaheim and at PLA in Philadelphia.  I look forward to becoming involved with NYLA and SMART and possibly presenting at a future NYLA conference or SMART workshop.  My current areas of interest are LibraryBox, thin clients, and pushing library information and online documents to our users based on their interests.

Cancelled – SMART Spring Conference


The SMART Spring Conference on May 14th has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please check back in the future for info on our upcoming NYLA Conference programs.

SMART Board – Call for Nominations


Three of our Board seats are available for the upcoming election to be held in May with responsibilities starting in September after the 2014 NYLA Conference (November 5-8, 2014).

The open seats and the attendant responsibilities are:

Vice-President/ President Elect
The office is a three year term (Vice-President/Conference Programmer, President, Past-President).
The Vice-President (President-Elect) shall perform the duties of the President in case of the President’s absence, resignation, disability or death. The Vice-President shall be consulted by the President and kept informed of all plans and policies, and shall be responsible for all Section on Management of Information Resources and Technology programs presented during the annual New York Library Association Conference.

Treasurer
The office is a two year term.
The Treasurer shall maintain the financial records for the Section, shall relay all financial transactions to the New York Library Association office, and shall report on all income and expenditures of the Section annually at the general membership meeting and at the Section Executive Board meetings, as required.

Director-at-Large
The office is a two year term.
Directors-at-Large are members of the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall have the authority to conduct the business of the Section between annual meetings.

All positions require attendance at three or four SMART Board meetings each year. There is reimbursement for travel to committee meetings if needed. Incumbents in all positions should also attend the Annual Conference – there is no reimbursement for Conference attendance. All SMART officers must be NYLA and SMART members.

Visit the SMART section of the NYLA website for more information:  http://www.nyla.org/max/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Action=CMS_Document&DocID=139&MenuKey=smart

Please email your nominations (name, job title, contact information and a short statement of interest) to jaffer@ucsc.edu by Tuesday, May 6th. Self-nominations are always encouraged.

SMART Spring Conference 2014!


SMART’s Spring Conference will be in a video conference format with two sites joined by video link.  The two sites will be completely integrated throughout the program.

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at two locations:
Baldwinsville Public Library
33 East Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY 13027
AND
George F. Johnson Memorial Library
1001 Park St.
Endicott, NY 13760

Program Schedule
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Morning Session
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Learn
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Afternoon Session

Session & Presenter Info:

Tech Programs for Toddlers, Kids & Tweens:  Erin Singleton, Youth Services Librarian George F. Johnson Memorial Library 

Serious Fun: Why Every Library Should Care About Games:  Amanda Schiavulli, Education & Outreach Librarian Finger Lakes Library System 

Top 10 Good Tech Habits Every Library Employee Should Know:  Ron Kirsop, Consultant Librarian Pioneer Library System 

ePublishing for Individuals and Libraries: April Steenburgh, Reference Librarian Broome Community College & Digital Literacy Librarian GFJ Library 

For more information on the presentation and the speakers, click here.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2014 NYLA SMART AWARDS


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

2014 NYLA  SMART  AWARDS

 The NYLA  SMART (Section on Management of Information Resources and Technology) Board  seeks nominations for our annual awards.   Please give some consideration to the award descriptions below and send us your nominations!

 1.) SMART Ellen C. Rappaport Professional Achievement Award
The purpose of this award is to recognize the outstanding professional achievements of a current or former member of the Section on Management of Information Resources and Technology (SMART). A recipient shall have been a member of the Section for a minimum of three years and shall have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas: acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, collection management, conservation/preservation, serials control, or automation. The recipient selected by the Section’s award committee will receive a plaque and award of $100 to be presented at the NYLA Annual Conference.

To apply, please supply:

  • Nominee’s name, title, employer, e-mail,  work address and telephone number
  • Briefly describe, in an accompanying letter, the candidate’s contributions.

 Send this information by July 15, 2014to Mary Edgerton (address below).

 OR:

Submit your nomination (by July 15, 2014) using this online form:

SMART Ellen C. Rappaport Professional Achievement Award:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Xor57042Uy18CtvwlOh7qaRftIiztax06Js0UiQ-qKc/viewform

  2.) The Teresa StrozikAward for Innovation in Library Technology

 Teresa Strozik exemplified leadership within the New York State library community through innovations in technical services.  In 2009, the SMART Board created this award to honor Teresa and those who follow in her path.

This award recognizes a current NYLA member for the innovative use of technology in a library or information setting.  The recipient of this award is one who  embraces new and emerging technologies by incorporating them into their work and/or programs.    For the purposes of this award, technology may be defined as traditional library technologies (cataloging, ILL, ILS, etc.) or other technologies (websites, communication tools, etc.).  The recipient selected by the Section’s award committee will receive a plaque and award of $100 to be presented at the NYLA Annual Conference.   The recipient will also be asked to give a brief overview of his or her technology innovation during the  NYLA Annual Conference.

To apply, please supply:

  • Nominee’s name, title, employer, e-mail,  work address and telephone number
  • Brief employment history
  • A description of the candidate’s innovative use of technology    stating the benefits or impact of the  technology usage

Send this information by July 15, 2014to Mary Edgerton (address below).

OR:

Submit your nomination (by  July 15, 2014)   using this online form:

Teresa Strozik  Award for Innovation in Library Technology:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LFaAzJKrv-RsZNvhs8-0eAyM0HuvahhMD65_BWHPaDY/viewform

 

3.) The NYLA Dewey Fellowship Award

Apply now and receive funds to attend the NYLA Conference November 5, 2012-November 8, 2014  in Saratoga Springs!

TheSMART section is   one of  three sections eligible this year for awarding the Dewey Fellowship Award to attend the NYLA Annual Conference in 2014.   Dewey Fellows are chosen on a basis of the following criteria: 1) Five or more years of experience as a librarian, (MLS not required), 2) record of accomplishment in library profession, and 3) involvement in activities to advance the library community. The Dewey Fellowship pays for up to $1000 of the cost of attendance at the NYLA Annual Conference.  Additionally, each Dewey Fellow will receive a $100 Gift Certificate for use at the NYLA Store, and will be acknowledged on NYLA’s website, at the Annual Conference and in the NYLA Bulletin.

 

To apply,   please provide the following information:

  • Nominee’s name, title,  address,  phone number and e-mail,
  • Years of experience,
  • Briefly provide the following in support of this nomination:
  • Nominee’s accomplishments in library profession:
  • Nominee’s contribution to the library community (i.e. involvement in Section and/or NYLA):

Send this information by July 15, 2014  to Mary Edgerton (address below).

OR:

Submit your nomination (by July 15, 2014)   using this online form:

The NYLA Dewey Fellowship Award

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1k2Xpp-gfIQBKXPDlc9HdjSNsEYNcwBCmNdObp1e_3qs/viewform

Mary Edgerton

Chair, Awards Ccommittee

NYLA/ SMART

e-mail:     edgertonmlibrary@gmail.com