Conference Programs 2013

SMART has some great programs lined up for the 2013 NYLA Conference.  Here’s a sneak peek!

From Maps to Apps –  Join April Younglove, Digital Initiatives Librarian at The Wallace Center at RIT, and online mapping tool enthusiast as she presents some tools such as in a discussion about the use and implementation of geo-based services (e.g. digital mapping tools) and how these tools change the ways that we interact with information and place.  Co-sponsor: RASS

Emerging  Tech Trends in Libraries – Back by popular demand, join three technology experts in a conversation about emerging technologies and trends in libraries. Jenica Rogers, Director of Libraries at SUNY Potsdam will be on the panel, joined this year by Leah Kraus, Virtual Branch Director at Fayetteville Free Library, and Alison Glass, a Graduate Assistant and student at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.  Tor Loney, Information Literacy Librarian at University at Albany will act as facilitator for what promises to be an engaging discussion!  Co-sponsor: ASLS

New York Heritage Online for You –  New York Heritage is a digital repository devoted to the state’s history. Collection items include photographs, letters, diaries, maps, newspapers from museums, libraries and archives throughout the state. Learn how this cooperative program is run to create a digital repository devoted to the state’s history and how its participating libraries have benefited by making rare items available on a wider scale.  Speakers:  Karlen Chase, WNYLRC and Claire Enkosky, CLRC.  Co-sponsor: GIRT

IT Security For Librarians Rudi Weiss Lecture – Most any anyone can be a target, so join Blake Carver and get some ideas on how to make your library and your home more secure. Carver shares many ways to stay safe online, how to secure your browser, PC, and other devices you and your patrons use every day. He also tackles some common security myths, talks about secure passwords and network security, as well as hardware and PC security. Carver discusses security issues that you’ll find in your library as well as tricks sysadmins can do with servers to make things safer for you, and that you’ll never see as an end user.  Co-sponsor: ASLS

Get SMART with Mobile Websites  – Patrons are relying more and more on their mobile devices as a means to access information quickly. In this presentation, Karrie McLellan, Head of Digital Services at East Greenbush Community Library will introduce you to tools and complementary technologies that will help you and staff to create a professional, functional mobile site at little to no cost that can easily be maintained by librarians and staff without advanced technical skills.

SMART Flash Talks & Membership Meeting – Come join your fellow SMART members as they share short and fast presentations on how technology is shaping their libraries concluding with a short membership meeting and roundtable discussions .

Times, dates, and rooms still to be determined.


One response to “Conference Programs 2013

  1. See a program you plan on going to? Volunteer to be a room monitor. It’s a simple and easy way to help out SMART and be involved.

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