Call for Nominations – NYLA SMART awards 2015


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 June 15, 2015 to Mary Edgerton (address below).
OR:
Submit your nomination (by June 15, 2015) using this online form:
SMART Ellen C. Rappaport Professional Achievement Award:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Xor57042Uy18CtvwlOh7qaRftIiztax06Js0UiQ-qKc/viewform

 

2.) The Teresa Strozik Award 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 June 15, 2015 to Mary Edgerton (address below).
OR:
Submit your nomination (by  June 15, 2015)   using this online form:
Teresa Strozik  Award for Innovation in Library Technology:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LFaAzJKrv-RsZNvhs8-0eAyM0HuvahhMD65_BWHPaDY/viewform

 

3.) SMART Fellowship Award

Apply now and receive funds to attend the NYLA Conference October  21-24, 2015
in Lake Placid, NY
!

This award recognizes a Technical or Computer Services Librarian who is looking to gain professional benefits from the continuing education and professional contacts with librarians and vendors provided by attendance at the NYLA Annual Conference. The award is given based on the applicant’s professional activities in her/his place of employment, and future potential in  this area. This award is designed for  new SMART members with under 5 years membership. The recipient selected by the Section’s award committee will receive a plaque and the award includes $250 reimbursement towards NYLA Conference expenses.

To apply, please supply:

  • Nominee’s name, title, employer, e-mail,work address and telephone number
  • Brief employment history
  • Statement on how candidate will benefit from attendance at the Conference;

 

Send this information by June 15, 2015  to Mary Edgerton (address below).
OR:
Submit your nomination  (June 15, 2015) using this online form:
SMART Fellow Award:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11IE_JUAhsd0c9BxGSsPN_nEBQY74YzKHm_xaGS5Ycj4/viewform

Spring workshop – 10 Tips for Teaching Silver Surfers with Abigail Stokes


10 Tips for Teaching Silver Surfers
“Is This Thing On?” – Navigating the Digital World

websmartworkshop3dwith Abigail Stokes, Thursday May 7th from 10:30am – 3:30pm at Wood Library in Canandaigua
Teaching technology can be difficult, regardless of the audience. However, older patrons present their own set of challenges. In this one day workshop Abby Stokes gives tips & tricks for assisting older patrons as well as advice for helping all ages in this rapidly changing digital age.
Fee:
$40 for NYLA members
$50 for non-members
(lunch included)
Morning Session (10:30 am to 12:30 pm)
10 Tips for Teaching Silver Surfers – There are unique obstacles to teaching technology to “digital immigrants” (those baby boomers and beyond not born with a keyboard and mouse in hand). There are three motivating factors that inspire most silver surfers to take on the challenge of the computer – the Internet, e-mail, and a desire to not be left behind. Keeping those three objectives in mind, Abby shares her 10 tips on how to successfully bring the computer fearful on board and enjoy all the Internet has to offer. Abby will also give a tour of the resources provided to Teachers & Librarians on her website (AskAbbyStokes.com)

Afternoon Session (1:30 -3:30 pm)
“Is This Thing On?” Navigating the Digital World – The digital divide widens with the rapid pace of new innovations and gadgets. What is out there and how it might benefit you can be lost in all the tech talk. Should you buy a tablet or a computer? Stick with your PC or move onto an Apple? How do you maximize your searches and why on earth do people want to share on Facebook? Abby also walks you through how to create a memorable, safe, and unique password. She helps you understand what everyone is talking about and how it might best benefit you.

Note – ala carte registration is not available.