Here is an easy way to get involved and help out your section—volunteer to be a room monitor at the NYLA Annual Conference this September. Check out the room monitor responsibilities and SMART program details listed below and send an email to Ann Penwarden, SMART Conference Programmer by July 15th at firstname.lastname@example.org .
A room monitor is responsible for:
1. Introducing the speaker(s) or moderator for program.
2. Determining the location of convention center/hotel emergency exits and restrooms.
3. Checking the program meeting room. Is the room set-up appropriate? Is the audiovisual equipment ordered in the room and working? Is the lighting suitable? Is the temperature of the room comfortable?
4. Checking badges to ensure that only NYLA conference registrants are attending the program. Exhibit “Fast Passes” cannot be used to enter a conference program.
5. Distributing the materials to be used by speakers or panelists.
6. Distributing and collecting program evaluation forms. These forms are for SMART’s use and should be returned to the SMART Conference Programmer.
Here are the program details for the SMART sponsored programs:
Program Slot #4
11:00AM – 12:15PM
Title: 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 .
Rachel Jaffe, Binghamton University Libraries
Program Slot #8
11:00AM – 12:15PM
Title: 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.
Karlen Chase, Western New York Library Resources Council Claire Enkosky, Central New York Library Resources Council
Program Slot #3
8:00AM – 9:15AM
Title: Rudi Weiss Lecture: IT Security for Librarians
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.
Blake Carver, New York Power Authority Niagara Project
PS 5 / PS 6
2:15PM – 5:00PM
Title: 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 the University at Albany will act as facilitator for what promises to be an engaging discussion!
Jenica Rogers, SUNY Potsdam
Leah Kraus, Fayetteville Free Library
Alison Glass, Syracuse University
Tor Loney, University at Albany
Program Slot #7
9:30AM – 10:45AM
Title: 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 WhatWasThere.com 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.
April Younglove, Rochester Institute of Technology
Program Slot #2
4:00PM – 5:15PM
Title: 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 your 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.
Karrie McLellan, East Greenbush Community Library