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2016 SMART Award Winners

SMART is pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 award categories:

The Teresa Strozik Award for Innovation in Library Technology
Shannon Pritting,
Director of Library and Learning Resources
SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Michael Mulligan
Senior database administrator
SUNY Upstate Medical University and Senior Software Architect at the IDS Project

SMART  Fellowship Award
Lisa Hewel
Head Of Circulation and Technology
Josephine-Louise Public Library

Congratulations to all our winners this year.


SMART 2016 NYLA Pre-Conference Continuing Education Workshop: HTML & CSS Building Blocks of Web Design

2016 NYLA Pre-Conference Continuing Education Workshop: HTML & CSS Building Blocks of Web Design

Presenter: Jaclyn McKewan, Digital Services Coordinator, Western New York Library Resources Council

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Sponsor: SMART

Thanks to platforms such as Drupal, WordPress and LibGuides, it’s easy to create a webpage today without knowing any HTML. But it’s still a valuable skill to have for customization or just creating a simple page. In this beginner class you’ll learn Hyper-Text Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), the basic languages that almost all webpages use. The instructor will guide the class through hands-on exercises in creating HTML files and seeing how the code you type results in a webpage that the user sees. We’ll learn about the various HTML/CSS tags, proper format and syntax, and the different uses for the two languages. In addition, we’ll learn how HTML files are stored on a webserver and delivered to the user. No prior experience with HTML or CSS is necessary. If possible, participants should bring a laptop or tablet to this workshop.

Jaclyn McKewan is the Digital Services Coordinator at the Western New York Library Council, where she manages the Ask Us 24/7 chat reference service and oversees digitization projects. She created her first website just for fun, in 1998, and has been using HTML ever since, both at work and home.

To register for this workshop (and the entire 2016 Annual Conference ) go to: