SMART programs at NYLA conference

Making a MakerSpace
Thursday 11/6/2014, Program Slot #1 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Hear about what a MakerSpace means to its members and how this particular one has enriched its community. Get insight into MakerSpace lessons learned as well. Multiple members of the Triple Cities MakerSpace will be present.
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Speaker: Drew LaCock, Triple Cities MakerSpace

Patron Privacy in a Library 2.0 World
Thursday 11/6/2014, Program Slot #2 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
We will focus on developing practical approaches to identifying privacy gaps and suggest methods for monitoring legislation pertinent to library user data. Also being discussed are ways in which library staff can collaborate to strengthen user protections as well as technological tools designed to improve privacy in networked environments.
Co-Sponsor: IFRT
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Speaker: Stephanie Hess, Binghamton University

SMART Membership Meeting and Flash Talks
Friday 11/7/2014, Program Slot #3 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Membership meeting for the SMART section, followed by SMART-hosted flash talks (Pecha Kucha).
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Speakers: TBD

Metadata and Description: Rudi Weiss Speaker
Friday 11/7/2014, Program Slot #6 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
rachel_jaffe_webLibrarians and library users are no strangers to metadata. We will look at what metadata is, its importance for the library and its users, and consider the role of metadata librarians and why they are poised to take over the information universe.
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Speaker: Rachel Jaffe, University of California, Santa Cruz

Digital Badges: Recognizing Skills, Experience, Knowledge
Friday 11/7/2014, Program Slot #4 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
amy_mcquiggle_webExplore the concept of digital badging, earning badges, and integrating them into activities. Take away an understanding of an alternative assessment that will provide faculty, community leaders, and technologists the opportunity to give and recognize skills, experience, and knowledge.
Co-Sponsor: RASS
Track: Technology & Digital Information
Speaker: Amy McQuiggle, SUNY Empire State College

ELL/ESOL Learners: Effective Technology Use
Saturday 11/8/2014, Program Slot #8 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
We will look at current technologies used for ELL/ESOL instruction and discuss their effectiveness. Learn how to create an atmosphere for ELL/ESOL learners that is inviting as well as interesting and can speak to individuals of all learning levels.
Co-Sponsor: RASS
Track: Diverse & Special Populations
Speaker: Irene Cruz, Columbia County Library Educational Consultant

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