Digital on a Dime
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Learn how to go digital on the cheap. Presenters will provide tips and strategies or launching digital libraries on limited means through collaboration and the use of homegrown solutions. Libraries act as a gateway to online information resources; without breaking the budget, you can build an adequate collection of digital resources.
Jim Mancuso, Head Librarian at Northeastern Baptist College, will speak on his experience in creating digital libraries for a distance-learning program and at Union Graduate College. He will provide strategies, insights, and tips on how to build or expand your digital library with limited finances and personnel.
Jennifer Palmentiero, Digital Services Librarian at SENYLRC will provide information about the NY3Rs collaborative digitization initiative, New York Heritage, with an emphasis on the various services and support provided to participating organizations. Collaboration is an effective cost-saving strategy for libraries interested in digitization. Partnering with your local 3Rs council is an affordable way to provide wide exposure to your unique collections. Strategies for managing successful projects with limited staff, time, and funds will also be addressed.
Training on the E-book
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Learn how to design and implement a fun and effective staff training program for the use of e-readers and emerging technologies.
Speakers: Lauren Comito, Queens Library & Karen Keys, Queens Library
SMART Membership Meeting & Flash Talks
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Come join your fellow SMART members as they share short and fast presentations on how technology is shaping their libraries. Flash Talks will conclude with a short membership meeting.
Speaker(s): Barbara Nichols-Randall, Guilderland Public Library (membership meeting).
Linked Data (Rudi Weiss Memorial Lecture)
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Linked Data has the potential to increase the global interoperability of bibliographic and related data. But what is it and why should librarians care? This presentation will explore these topics and more.
Speaker: Heather Lea Moulaison, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri
Mobile Websites for Dummies
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Learn how to get create a professional mobile site without being a technical guru. As the use in mobile devices increase, patrons are relying more on their mobile devices as a means to access information quickly. The need for libraries to provide information to patrons on a mobile scale is a must as technology moves forward. This presentation will focus on providing the necessary tools for creating a professional working mobile site that is functional, will have little to no cost, and can easily be maintained by librarians and staff with beginner to novice technical skills.
Speaker(s): Juan Denzer, Binghamton University Libraries & Karrie McLellan, Head of Digital Services, East Greenbush Community Library
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2:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Emerging Trends in Libraries
Back by popular demand! Join four technology experts to talk about emerging technologies and trends in libaries.
Jeneca Rogers, SUNY Potsdam, Polly Alida-Farrington, PA Farrington Associates, Nicole Engard, ByWater Solutions
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Information Literacy as Meta Literacy: Responding to Challenges of Social Media
Information literacy as metaliteracy, a comprehensive framework that incorporates elements of digital, visual, and media literacies, acknowledges the relevance of information competencies in a social media age, challenging us to raise questions about the evolution of information literacy in an era of Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter.
Speaker(s): Trudi Jacobson, University at Albany, Greg Bobish, University at Albany, Tom Mackey, University at Albany