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Workshops attended (including CEUs)

Please refer to my LinkedIn profile, under “Courses” for a current, alphabetized listing of coursework (conferences, webinars, workshops) attended to date: Stephanie’s PD/CE coursework

[Note: Organize by categories]


March 2008

* March 19, 2008 (AJL-NYMA) annual Day School/High School Workshop
on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, the North Shore Hebrew Academy High School, 400
North Service Road, Great Neck, New York 11020.

OPALS – A New Hebrew/English Open-Source Automation System

OVERVIEW AND PRACTICUM: JOYCE LEVINE, North Shore Hebrew Academy High School
Frisch School, Paramus, New Jersey and LESLIE
MONCHAR, Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School, Livingston, New Jersey
OPALS UNION CATALOG: DIANE ROMM, Avi Chai Bookshelf Coordinator
OPALS – A New Hebrew/English Open-Source Automation System

May 2008

*May 8, 2008. METRO “Online Tools for Project Management”

June 2008

*June 4, 2008 “Figuring out Web 2.0” seminar with Sree Sreenivasan Mediabistro.com

*June 17, 2008  Metro’s Webinar: “Libraries and the Hive Mind” with Ellyssa Kroski (?)

*June 2008 AJL Cleveland National Conference: CEUs

October 2008

* October 28, 2008 METRO Schomberg Center Donald Lewis “Libraries after Google.” Ron Lewis. See METRO.org

*Friday, October 31st, LACUNY/NYPL “Green Libraries” Bronx Library Center LACUNY/NYPL Conference: Greening Libraries -Greening Communities.

November 2008

* November 18, 2008 2:00 PM-3:30 PM. ACRL Webinar “Influence without Authority:

* November 21, 2008 10:00 AM-12:30 PM. ACRL/NY NYC Section Fall 2008 Program Podcasting for Librarians Queensborough Community College, CUNY Sara Marcus

December 2008

* December 2nd, 2008 (AJL-NYMA) 2008 Fall Conference “CELEBRATING JEWISH BOOKS-AND THOSE WHO LOVE THEM”. Ramaz Lower School (Ricklis Hall), located at 125 East 85th Street, NYC.

* December 5, 2008, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm “ACRL/NY Annual Symposium: The 21st Century Library: Targeting the Trends” Baruch College, 151 East 25th Street, New York, NY The 2008 ACRL/NY Annual Symposium, The 21st Century Library: Targeting the Trends, highlights innovations that transform libraries and engage users. Topics of discussion include gaming, going green and next generation catalogs.

* December 11, 2008 at 6 pm myMETRO and Your Career: An Informative Networking Event

* December 12, 2008 ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group
“Publish or Perish? Librarian Publishing – Past, Present and Future” Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus[http://acrlny.wordpress.com/]


January 2009

February 2009

* Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 Middlebury College Career Workshop

*Reference Workshop February 12, 2009 (AJL-NYMA) invites you to attend its 2009 REFERENCE WORKSHOP:

Presenter: Tzvi Muskal, Cataloging Group Team Leader, United Nations Library.

Presenter: Dr. David Fishman, Professor of Jewish History and Director of Project Judaica, Jewish Theological Seminary.
the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Mendelson Convocation Center (Library building, 1st floor), 3080 Broadway at 122nd Street.

*February 25, 2009 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST Webinar: Introduction to Booklist Online

*February 27, 2009 20A-4PM METRO “How to Survive and Thrive in the Workplace”

March 2009

*March 10, 2009 1-8P METRO “Baby Boomer Librarians & Changing Workplace: Preparing for What’s to come” Presenter: Ellen Mehling

*March 27, 2009  LACUNY Instruction Committee Program  “Critical thinking in the online environment:  Maximizing learning.”  York College, Jamaica, Queens CUNY.

*March 30, 2009  myMETRO SIG meeting:  Nontraditional Librarians

April 2009

*April 1, 2009  SLA-NY Student and information professionals mixer @ Open Society Institute/Soros Foundations

*April 3, 2009 METRO “Firefox Plug-In Showcase” LACUNY emerging Technologies Committee

*April 13, 2009 1-2P Webinar METRO “Library 2.0: Creation, Collaboration, & Conversation Presenter: Michael Sauers
*April 28, 2009 SLA Centennial Event:  Honorable Laura Ward, NYC Criminal Courts @ Thomsen Reuters

May 2009

*May 12, 2009 METRO “Intergenerational Collaboration: Leveraging Knowledge & Experience” Presenter: Marie L. Radford (Rutgers)–cancelled
*May 19, 2009 WEBINAR:  SirsiDynix Eres demo of latest version (5.5.1) with streaming AV
*May 20, 2009 AJL-NYMA Chapter Meeting (Reference)
*May 21, 2009 ALS-CNY Meeting with speaker Louis Uchitelle, NYT economics writer @ Skadden Arps
*May 28, 2009 WEBINAR “DimDim.com” (open-source web conferencing) Free Demo DimDim5 with Steve Chazin, CMO

June 2009

*June 1, 2009 Annual Business Meeting, NYLC, Inc.  SLG Vice-President (to be continued on panel)
*June 3, 2009 METRO LibCampNYC (with Brooklyn College Library) PRESENTATIOIN on Panel Social Media & Social Networking, Electronic Resources
see: Library Camp NYC (August 2007 @ Baruch College)
*June 3, 2009 NYLM @ Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch
*June 4, 2009 PRESENTATION (Panel) myMETRO SIG Organizer, NYLM “DIY Social Networking”
*June 9, 2998 “SLA Search Techniques:  Best Practices for Today’s Market” @ Baruch College
*June 19, 2009 Presentation of Social Media and Social Networking for NEAJL “Maximizing library services through resource sharing”
*June 23, 2009 Webinar METRO “Creating Open source Sandboxes with BitNami”
*June 23, 2009 Special Libraries Association-New York Chapter Centennial Dinner @ the University Club, NYC.

July 2009

*July 5-8, 2009  National Conference, Association of Jewish Libraries.  Chair, AJL Mentoring.  Coordinated & presented at Mentor Mingle
*July 13, 2009  NY Librarians Meetup “LinkedIN” Organizer, at Mulberry Street Branch of NYPL.  Social networking included.
*July 23, 2009.  Social Networking for Media Professionals by Prof. Sree Sreenisivan.  MediaBistro, NYC.
*July 24, 2009  Webinar “Cellphones as Instructional Tools”  Edweek.com and Sprint
*July 27, 2009 Hyatt4Good TweetUp with NextWeb and SummerofSocialGood.

August 2009

*August 11, 2009  Tour Strand Bookstore NY Librarians Meetup Group (SLG, Organizer) with social networking for librarians and library students
*August 13, 2009  LinkedIn Workshop with SLA-NY @ Baruch Newman Ctr. Nate Rosen?
*August 27, 2009  Desk Set “2nd Annual Library & Literature Trivia Night” in Brooklyn (social networking for librarians & fund-raising)

September 2009

*September 11, 2009  Association of College and Research Libraries, Greater New York Chapter (ACRL/NY) Discussion Group UX
*September 15, 2009  Building the Digital Branch for the 21st Century (Webjunction Webinar/ David Lee King)
*September 15, 2009  Library Tour:  NYPL-SIBL NY Librarians Meetup Group (SLG, Organizer) with social networking
*September 16, 2009  Introduction to Excel I YU/Pace University
*September 17, 2009  Annual Fall Meeting of the New York Library Club, Inc. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (SLG VP)
*September 22, 2009 Introduction to PowerPoint I YU/Pace University
*September 29, 2009 Social Networking Literacy for Librarians: Emerging Competencies for Emerging Technologies (METRO Library 2.0 SIG)

October 2009

*October 23, 2009  LACUNY Symposium “Library Leaderhip:  The Next Generation”
*October 27, 2009  NY Librarians Meetup Tour of the New York County Lawyers Association Library with breakout
*October 29, 2009  METRO (NY Metropolitan Library Council) Annual Meeting at SUNY College of Optometry, John Blyberg keynote speaker

November 2009

*November 2, 2009  NY Librarians Meetup Panel on Blogging for Librarians with breakout at Caffe Falai (LaFayette St.)
*November 6, 2009  New York Library Club, Inc.  visit to Ellis Island and tour of archives with George Selos.
*November 8, 2009  AJL Mentoring with Irene Brodsky, writer in Brooklyn
*November 9, 2009  METRO  #IL2009 (Internet Librarian) Annual Conference [Monterrey CA] recap panel by presenters and participants
*November 10, 2009 METRO SIG Career Transitions.  Susan Gormley, convener.
*November 12, 2009 Webinar Booklist Online/Harper Collins “Sweet Talk:  Romance Fiction in the Library”
*November 12, 2009 SLA-NY Networking and name-change discussion
*November 13, 2009 METRO Text-messaging Reference
*November 16-19 Web2.0 Expo at the Javits Center
*November 16, 2009  SLA Employment Tast Force Job-hunters
*November 17, 2009  Beta Phi Mu/Theta Chapter  American Numesmatic Society (Library Tour & meeting)
*November 18, 2009  METRO Essential Twitter for Libraries Workshop
*November 19, 2009  SLA The NY Information and Intelligence Forum

December 2009

*December 2, 2009  ACRL OnPoint chatL  Job seeking in a tough economy by Mara M.J. Engherman, Eric P. Garcia, & Mara L. Houdyshell.
From the inside out and the outside in:  The academic library interview process in a tight economy C&RL   News April 2009 70(4).
*December 2, 2009  New York Library Club, Inc.  Holiday dinner with annual scholarship award at Les Sans Coulottes East
*December 4, 2009  ACRL-NY Annual Symposium “Emerging Leadership in Academic Libraries” (sick; get notes)
*December 7, 2009  METRO Information and Communication Technology Literacy in the Library (sick; get notes)
*December 8, 2009  NY Librarians Meetup Tour of the Center for Fiction/Mercantile Library and breakout
*December 9, 2009  myMETRO SIG Continuing Education & Professional Development
*December 10, 2009  METRO Smartphone & Mobile Computing SIG
*December 10, 2009  SLA Centennial Holiday Party @ McGraw-Hill

January 2010

*January 5, 2010   2010 Reference Workshop: New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of Jewish Libraries
*January 5, 2010   Networking at Midtown Executive Club (via SLA-NY)
*January 10, 2010 NY Librarians Meetup (Organizer) The Morgan Museum and Library
*January 11, 2010 AJL Midwinter conference (Chair, Mentoring Committee)
*January 12, 2010 SLA-NY LIS online career conference
*January 13, 2010 SLA-NY Meeting with Anne Caputo “Creating the Future: The Top Five Trends Affecting Information Workers.”

February 2010

*February 1, 2010  New York Library Club.  Board Meeting.  Discussion:  Outreach, Social Media, Events, new slate.
*February 9, 2010  NY Librarians Meetup.  Chocolate tasting & book launch@ The Horticultural Society of New York.  Networking afterward.
*February 18, 2010 Social Media Starter Kit:  Enterprise Edition.  IntroNetworks.  (Webinar)
*February 23, 2010 Adobe Acrobat connect Pro & Learning Management System Integration (Webinar)
*February 23, 2010 Urban Librarians Unite.  Discussion on Outreach in Libraries and upcoming protest against cuts March 4th.
*February 25, 2010 A Spring board to Success at Lee County Public Schools (Webinar)

March 2010

*March 4, 2010 METRO:  Library Mashups:  Exploring new ways to deliver library data (Nicole C. Engard)
*March 8, 2010 METRO:  Meet the ALA candidates
*March 10, 2010 AJL-NYMA Day School/High School Workshop with Dr. Eric Goldman (Ergo Media) & Larry Yudelson (Ben Yehuda Press)
*March 12, 2010 Symposium:  Doing more with less (Columbia U)
*March 17, 2010 METRO:  Copyright and digital project planning (Tadic)
*March 18, 2010 Webinar Uncommon Sense Getting in Sync (Andy Kanefield) GoogleWave & Tweet Chat #introchat
*March 18, 2010 Issues Forum:  Finding alternative career paths
*March 24, 2010 Networking 2010: Make Connections to Find a Job (AARP)
*March 24, 2010 NYLM Twitter & Social Media (Picchi)
*March 25, 2010 METRO SIG Career Transitions (resume swap)
*March 26, 2010 BARUCH-CUNY Education & Technology Conference

April 2010

*April 1, 2010  SLA Nexis-Lexis workshop @ Baruch (with happy hour afterward)
*April 7, 2010  METRO  Effective Reference Encounters by Prof. Marie Radford
*April 12, 2010  NY Library Club, Inc.  Board Meeting
*April 14, 2010  SLA-CNY Navigating Transition: An SLA Event Featuring Clare Hart @ Thomson Reuters
*April 15, 2010  HSNY Book Launch Chili Peppers
*April 19, 2010  NY Librarians Meetup Tour of Channel 13 Archives and studios with Winter Shanck & Gloria Deucher
*April 22, 2010  ALA Webinar/Webjunction with Jason Griffey Gadgets and Gizmos: Personal Electronics for your Library
*April 23, 2010 ACRL/NY SIG @ Mercy College
*April 23, 2010 SLA@Pratt Career Fair
*April 26, 2010 METRO SIG Science Librarians Webinar
*April 27, 2010  METRO Digital Imaging
*April 27, 2010  Urban Librarians Unite
*April 29, 2010  METRO ILL Ithaka

May 2010

*May 3, 2010  New York Academy of Medicine SIG HIT
*May 4, 2010  Realizing a culture of assessment in libraries:  Three Perspecives METRO
*May 5, 2010  Essential Zotero (Jason Kucsma) METRO
*May 6, 2010  Webinar Booklist Crime Fiction
*May 11, 2010 Career Transitions SIG organizational meeting
*May 12, 2010 Handheld Computing & Digitization SIG
*May 13, 2010 ALA TEchSource Webinar Organization 2.0: Building the Participatory Library
*May 13, 2010 myMETRO Kickoff with Marilyn Johnson This Book is Overdue
*May 14, 2010  NYCHealthcamp Unconference BPL Main Branch
*May 18, 2010 Webinar Education Week “Power up for Learning”
*May 19, 2010 Educause FCC & Bandwith (on demand)
*May 20, 2010 Chronicle of Higher Education Unleashing the power of mobile technology
*May 21, 2010 Design Book Camp Metro
*May 23, 2010 NY Libraries SHARE Networking brunch re:  layoffs
*May 24, 2010 SLA@SJU 4-8P
*May 25, 2010 Virtual Reference SIG @ METRO
*May 25, 2010 ULU (Urban Librarians Unite) advocacy, layoffs
*May 26, 2010 Annual NY Library Club, Inc. business meeting @ the new Poet’s House

June 2010

*June 8, 2010  Webinar The Future of Libraries Online
*June 12-13, 2010  We Will Not Be Shushed Rally @ BPL
*June 15, 2010  NYLM @ NYLA CUNY Graduate Center of Journalism with Tina Marie Vella

July 2010

*July 4-7  AJL National Convention in Seattle, WA.  Chaired Mentoring Ctte, Mentor Mingle, Mentor Coffee break
*July 13, 2010  SLA, ACRL-NY, METRO  Library SkillsShare @ BPL  (resume review 2 sessions (10 people)
*July 16, 2010  NY Librarians Meetup @ The Poets House
*June 25, 2010 First annual Book Fair American Sephardi Federation
*July 27, 2010 ALA TechCourse ALA Annual 2010 TechTrends
*July 29, 2010 Webinar  Oxford Bibliographies Online
*July 29, 2010 Webinar  Virtual Discussion Power to the People:  Providing electricity to library users NHNY MAR Technology Ctte.

August 2010

*August 3, 2010 Webinar  (ALA TechSource)  Building the Digital Branch–Payment due $50
*August 25, 2010  SLA Workshop Bloomberg (slg cancelled)

September 2010

*September 21, 2010 Webinar:  Scholarly research and source validation in the age of Google (OUP & LJ) Featuring OBO (Oxford Bibliographies Online)
*September 28, 2010  Webinar Booklist Online (Random House children’s Books) “Defending the right to read:  Celebrating Banned Books Week.
*September 28, 2010  NYLM Book Group Johnson This Book is Overdue
*September 29, 2010 Webinar:  mySkills, myFuture:  A new tool for job seekers (NYLINE)

October 2010

*October 5, 2010 Webinar Booklist Online:  Breaking New Bread:  Cookbooks in the Library
*October 5, 2010 NJ/NY MLA @ NYAM Promoting Health Education to Prevent Disease in New York City
*October 7, 2010 SLA-CNY Annual Meeting
*October 14, 2010 SLA @ SIBL Taxonomy with Seth Early
*October 18, 2010  AJL-NYMA Fall Conference [agsent due to illness]
*October 20, 2010 NYLM workshop on bullying and harassment at the workplace
*October 28, 2010 METRO Annual Meeting w/ David Ferriero, Archivist of the US @ YU Center for Jewish History

November 2010

*November 3, 2010 NY Librarian’s Meetup “Using free web tools to build your career” with Lisa Chow & Sandra Sajonas LJ Movers & Shakers.  Break-out @ NohoStar
*November 8-9, 2010 METRO Webinar Nicole Engard “Practical OpenSource Software” Pts. I-II
*November 12, 2010 ACRL-NY User Experience Discussion Group (Carrie Netazer Wajda & Mark Aaron Polger (MarkAaron.Polger@csi.cuny.edu)
*November 15, 2010 METRO Webinar:  The Role of Libraries in a Transliterate World
*November 15, 2010 Webinar “Ebsco’s Primary Search for NOVELNY
*November 16, 2010 Webinar ALA TechSource Building Community:  From distribution to engagement
*November 17, 2010 NYTSL Fall Meeting
*November 18, 2010 New York Information and Intelligence Forum (Baruch College) SLA-CNY
*November 30, 2010 NY Librarians Meetup Book Group (Sinclair Lewis Main Street)

December 2010

*December 6, 2010  METRO Webinar “Finding the Right Technology for Your Library” .  Nicole Engard.
*December 9, 2010 METRO webinar “Three Technologies, One Objective”  Charles Livermore, Val Forrestal,
*December 9, 2010 American Libraries/ALA Publishing “E-Gov:  Make it work @ your library

January 2011

February 2011

March 2011

*March 9, 2011   Being Smart with Smartboards: A New Tool For School Librarians (Schnaidman & Pittinsky) Ramaz Middle School AJL-NYMA

April 2011

*April 5, 2011 New York Library, Inc.  Swann’s Gallery Talk and tour
*April 7, 2011 Fales & Bobst Library, NYU Talk and tour with the NY Librarians Meetup.  After-event
*april 12, 2012. Webinar. OCLC. QuestionPoint: Facts, features and functionality.
*April 14, 2011 SLA Lubuto Project talk and dinner with Jane Kinney–
*April 15, 2011 METRO Workshop Dr. David Walczyk IA and IxD

May 2011

*May 10, 2011  NY Librarians Meetup Book Group The giant’s house by Elizabeth McCracken
*May 11, 2011 NY Librarians Meetup Workshop on e-reader presented by Nancy Picchi with break-out @ Noho Star.
*May 13, 2011  Beta Phi Mu Theta Chapter.  IMLS M_Lead symposium on Digital Libraries and Preservation (Stephen Paul Davis, director, Libraries Digital Program Division, Columbia University Libraries, Doug Reside (Digital Curator  for Performing Arts @ NYPL, David Millman Director, Digital Library Technology Services, NYU.
* May 16, 2011   Book launch: Recipes Remembered Judy Hersh. National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park @ Irving Place NYC 1000.
*May 17, 2011 AJL-NYMA Spring Conference Genealogy:  HUC.
*May 17, 2011.  Webinar:  METRO The Future for Libraries.  Sarah Houghton-Jan “Librarian in Black”
*May 18, 2011 NYTSL Spring event
*May 24, 2011  Webinar: METRO Free and Cheap Web Services for Libraries Sarah Houghton-Jan.
*May 25, 2011 attend Goodreads Book Club at Housing Works Bookstore with Jennifer Egan!

June 2011

*June 1, 2011  LLAGNY dinner.

*June 19-22, 2011  AJL Annual Conference in Montreal, QC.  Presented Mentor Mingle. Sunday 19th.
* June 28, 2011 SLA @ METRO.  Steven Rosenbaum Curation Nation book talk.

July 2011

*July 12, 2011.  Webinar NYLA Libby Post “communication with your community” 1 contact Hour.  Topic:  print & electronic newsletters.

*July 27, 2011. Webinar:  The Rights of Readers and the Threat of the Kindle by Alycia Sellie and Matthew Goins.

August 2011

*August 18, 2011.  Museum of the Native American Indian (Smithsonian Institute).  NY Librarians Meetup event with breakout at Chipotle.

*August 23, 2011.  How to teach technology 101.  Maurice Coleman.  SLA Click U Webinar.  Slides:  https://sites.google.com/site/slateachtechintro/

September 2011

*September 8, 2011. SLA-CNY 9/11 event at Thomson-Reuter.

*September 12, 2011.  Preparing for a layoff. Ellen Mehling.  NYPL Mulberry Branch.

*September 17, 2011.  BPL/Brooklyn Book Fair.  Marilyn Johnson.

*September 18, 2011 Reception for librarians at Brooklyn Historical Society.

October 2011

*October 4, 2011.  METRO & ACRL/NY Present:  Fair use is not civil disobedience:  Rethinking the copyright wars and the role of the academic library.   Jim Neal.

*October 4, 2011.  [Webinar] Booklist. What’s new in Cookbooks.

*October 10, 2011. [Webinar] ALATEchsource.  Jeannette Woodard.  Tactics for Library Job Hunting in a Tough Market.

*October 17, 2011.  METRO Annual Meeting @ FIT with Maureen Sullivan.

*October 24, 2011. METRO webinar.  Digital Preservation with Jacob Nadal, UCLA.
*October 25, 2011.  METRO webinar.  Personal Digital Archiving with William Lefurgy.
*October 25, 2011.  Booklist webinar Audiobooks.
*October 25, 2011.  SLA-CNY Happy Hour.

*October 27, 2011.  NY Librarians Meeutp.  Book group. Steve Rosenbaum. Curation Nation.

November 2011

*November 7, 2011.  myMETRO Inside the hiring process. panel with Ellen Mehling.
*November 15, 2011 NYPL. Interview with Joan Nathan, coobook author.
*November 16, 2011.  METRO with ACRL/NY Metadata with LC Guenther.

December 2012

*December 1, 2011 SLA Holiday Party @McGraw-Hill.
*December 2, 2011. ACRL/NY Symposium The Global Librarian @ Baruch, newman Center.
*December 5, 2011 What is the future of the independent bookstore? CUNY Graduate Center.
*December 7, Webinar
*December 8, 2011. I love my librarian with METRO and NY Librarians Meetup. NYT.
*December 15, 2011.  New York Library Club, Inc. Annual Holiday dinner.  Les Sans culottes.

January 2012

*January 15, 2012 AJL-RAS Dinner. Networking. Discussion of website.
*January 16, 2012. MLK Day. ALA Midwinter Affinia, NYC. Mentoring.
*January 17, 2012. AJL-NYMA Workshop Rudolph Neiss “Everything you need to know about ebooks.” Heschel School.
*January 19, 2012. Meetup Reading Group. Geraldine Brooks. People of the Book. Pratt Institute PMC.
*January 25, 2012. ARMA-NY. Meetup and Greet.
*January 29, 2012. NY Libraries SHARE/NY Librarians Meetup. Brunch at Le Paris Bistro.  Ezra Jack Keats exhibit @ The Jewish Museum.  called in sick, but organized event.

February 2012

*February 9, 2012. ACRL-NY Graduate Services Discussion Group @ Bobst/NYU.
*February 13, 2012. NY Librarians Meetup. Princeton Club. Book Talk.
*February 21, 2012. NY Librarians Meetup. Princeton Club. Book Talk.
*February 23, 2012. New York Library Club, Inc.  Board Meeting.


*March 6, 2012 Webinar
*March 7 Webinar
*March 15, 2012 NY Librarians Meetup Book Group Avi Steinberg’s Running the Books
*March 16, 2012 Columbia University Libraries Symposium on Library Collaboration
*March 18, 2012 NY Librarians Meetup Brunch, talk & tour Emma Lazarus Museum of Jewish Heritage & break-outs
*March 19, 2012 June Feiss Hersh booktalk Forgotten Recipes Temple Emmanuel
*March 21, 2012 Edible Front Yards NY Horticultural Society
*March 21, 2012 SLA@Pratt PMC SkillsShare
*March 26, 2012 AJL-NYMA JTS Digital Archives
*March 27, 2012 Columbia U (Jim Neal/Ken Crewes) Faculty House Copyright
*March 29, 2012 ARMA Education Day ; NY Library Club Board Meeting

April 2012

*April 12, 2012. Brooklyn Public Library. MASNYC: Municipal Art Society of New York. Arts Forum: Libraries as Culture Hubs. (Reviewed online).
*April 17, 2012. Webinar. METRO. You want fries with that? Using the reference interview to add value. Mary Ellen Bates.
*April 18, 2012 Stephen Abrams Keynote UKSG webinar on YouTube
*April 26, 2012 DIY Usability & User Experience: Is Your Library People Focused? Sajonas & Chow METRO

May 2012

*May 10, 2012 Econtent2012 University College London.
*May 17, 2012 NY Librairans Meetup Book Group: Allegra Goodman The cookbook collector
*May 22, 2012 New York Library Club, Inc. Business Meeting @ METRO

June 2012

*June 17-20, 2012.  Annual conference. Mentor mingle. Association of Jewish Libraries, Pasadena, CA.

July 2012

*July 10, 2012. Webinar SLA/NY. Evolution of the web: from static to semantic in 3 big steps. Jason Bengtson.
*July 17, 2012. METRO. Leadership readiness: Are you ready for the challenge of leadership? Trevor Dawes, ACRL president-elect.
*July 17, 2012. METRO webinar: Being an effective facilitator. Brenda Hough.
*July 17, 2012. IFLA Webinar: New librarians global connection: best practices, models and recommendations.  Barbara Ford ; Sandy Littletree ; Jessica Hernandex ; Rachel Bickley. [get archive]

*July 24, 2012. Webinar. Booklist. In the News and On the Shelf: Fiction & Nonfiction in Your Book Groups.

August 2012

*August 2, 2012. ALA editions workshop [webinar] .Introducing grassroots library advocacy. Zabriskie, Christian, et al.

September 2012

*September 13, 2012 New York Library Club, Inc. Fall kick-off event @ MoMA.

October 2012
*October 16, 2012  NY Librarians Meetup Book Group
METRO Annual Meeting–postponed

November 2012

*November 19, 2012 Ne York Technical Services Librarians Fall 2012 Program Linking Library Data (Ingrid Richter, Trevor Thornton, Cristina Pattuelli) @ NY Society Library NYC.

*November 29, 2012 ACRL-NY ? SLA-NY @ Smithfield or NYL Meetup
December 2012

*December 7, 2012. Cultivating entrepreneurship in academic libraries. ACRL/NY Annual Symposium.
January 2013
** January 21, 2013 AJL Midwinter: Council meeting all day event. Affinia NYC

February 2013
**February 8, 2013 Copyright Exceptions in the digital Age: Section 108 Reform. Columbia University, New York, NY. All day event. 6.0 CLE.

February 2013

**February 8, 2013 Copyright Exceptions in the digital Age: Section 108 Reform. Columbia University, New York, NY. All day event. 6.0 CLE.

**February 22, 2013 NY 3Rs Association “Screencasting, tutorials and you.” 2 Contact hours

**February 26, 2013. <i>Library Journal</i> and colleciton HQ : “Balancing collection supply and deman in public libraries: How using evidence can help serve patrons better” (floating collections)

**February 26, 2013. Webinar: College Open Textbooks community. “The critical role of librarians in OER adoption.

**February 26, 2013. Webinar. SLA/METRO. Stephen Abram. “Frankenbooks: or underdtanding the eBook opportunity. metro event: http://metro.org/events/288/

**Webinar. Library2.0 : http://www.library20.com http://www.futureofeducation.com. Mightybell: https://mightybell.com/spaces/24406

**February 26, 2013. New York Writers Hall of Fame

2013 Inductees. NYLA/Forbes. (Note: Invite through Rocco Staino)

March 2013

*March 5, 2013.

Booklist Webinar—Promoting Literacy with 21st Century Tools.

*March 26, 2013. Webinar: Topic: How Students in Higher Education Approach the Research Process

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013. OCLC/WebEx.

April 2013

* April 4, 2013 Webinar LibraryJournal “Perspectives on Academic Patrons: A closer look at takeaways from Library Journal’s Academic Patron profiles.”

*April 4, 2013. Why Organizations Should Archive Documents with PDF/A

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM EDT.

*April 9, 2013. How Smart Leaders Create Engaged Employees.  Dale Carnegie Webinar.

*April 11, 2013. Webinar: The Future for Libraries – A guide for new professionals on April 11, 2013 at 1 PM. Eli Neuberger, Jason Kucsma, Davis Erin Anderson.

*April 11, 2013. AJL-NYMA Reference Workshop at Ramaz Middle. Amanda Seigel, Chaya Wiesman, Sharpe.

*April 12, 2013. NYTSL 90th Anniversary Reception. Columbia U: Butler Rm 523

*April 18, 2013. Webinar Google+ hangout AL Live. The Present and Future of E-Books. with sue Polanka and Jim laRue.

*April 19, 2013. ACRL/NY Mentoring ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group Meeting tomorrow morning at Mercy College, Manhattan.

“Getting Started with Writing and Presenting for the Profession”

*april 23, 2013. Webinar: LibraryJournal. “Ebooks” Exploring the rapidly evolving options.” Barbara Genco, Scott Wasinger.

*April 24, 2013. Webinar: Librarianship as an “Avocational Vocation” – Advice for new professionals METRO with ACRL/NY.

*April 24, 2013. Webinar. ALCTS Personal Digital Archiving. ala.org/alcts.

*April 25, 2013. Webinar. METRO. “Virtual Customer Service Strategies: Solving problems via email, instant messaging, and social media.” Pat Wagner.

*April 25, 2013. ACRL/NY User Experience Discussion Group. Usability testing and other assessment measures.

May 2013


May 2, 2013 SLANY/METRO “The Present and future of news information management.  Panle. Raymond Pun, Victoria Luther, Christina Cacace, Barbara Gray, Karen Gisonny.

*May 6, 2013. METRO. Demystifying the working life of a new academic librarian: What to expect in the first days, weeks, months & years.

*Mary 9, 2013. ACRL/NY and METRO. Webinar. Librarianship as an ‘Avocational vocation’.

*May 16, 2013. Webinar. OCLC. Student information literacy skills: Transitioning from high school to college-level research.

*May 21, 2013 “Launch your library career: Finding,and getting your ideal job. Parts 1 & 2 http://www.slideshare.net/smarkgren/launch-your-library-career-part-1 and http://bit.ly/launch_eportfolios

*May 21, 2013. New York Library Club, Inc. Board meeting.

*May 23, 2013 Webinar. METRO. Principled leadership.  Pat Wagner.

*May 23, 2013. Webinar. ALA Editions. Taking embedded librarianship to the next level. Buffy Hamilton . Presenters: Lauren Presley, Char Booth, Seth Godin. http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/ala-techsource-presentation-taking-embedded-librarianship-to-the-next-level-action-steps-and-practices/ $50

*May 23, 2013. Webinar. Copyright Clearance Center. copyright at Work.

*May 23, 2013. NYTSL Spring reception @ NYPL Jefferson Bailey (METRO), ?  Lancaster (Columbia), Jennifer Valpone (NYU)

*May 29, 2013. NYC @ BEA. 6 CEUs.

*May 29, 2013. Book group. NY Librarians Meetup. Zafon. Shadow of the wind.

*May 31, 2013. Webinar ASCLA Accessibility is usability with Chris Corrigan. $50


June 2013


*June 5, 2013 AJL-NYMA Spring conference.  Heschel School. Library Design and renovation. 2 hrs.


*June 6, 2013. Webinar. METRO: Pat Wagner Leadership.

*June 7, 2013. ACRL/NY Virtual program. New librarian’s guide to professional writing and publishing.  http://beyondlearning-md.blogspot.com/2013/05/jun3-n32-librarians-guide-to.html.


*June 13, 2013. Webinar. METRO: Pat Wagner Improving Information Exchange in Workplaces.”


*June 13, 2013. SerialsSolutions. Kristen Hatchman.  Community-Managed Knowledgebases: Opportunities and Challenges.


*June 18, 2013. Library Journal. Webcast. Should “Tweeps” Be in the Dictionary?


*June 18, 2013 The New York Library, Inc. Annual Business meeting and Spring event @ IC/NCC talk and tour with Dr. Verlene Herrington. 2 hrs. Elected President, the New York Library Club, Inc.


*June 20, 2013. Webinar Education Week. The Future of Personalized Learning .

July 2013


*July 9, 2013. Webinar. Carving out a YA niche.

*July 10, 2013. Webinar. CCC On Copyright Education. http://www.copyright.com/education.

*July 16, 2013. Booklist webinar. Book group buzz.

*July 17, 2013. Webjunction. Webinar. Library social media use.  Presenter: Dr. Roberto Gallardo.

*July 18, 2013. Webinar. METRO. Supervisory skills for new (and old) managers and leaders. Pat Wagner.  1 hr.

*July 19, 2013. ACRL Distance Learning Section Discussion Group. Online discussion. Assessing information literacy instruaction and student learning in the online environment.

*July 22, 2013. Webinar. Ares E-reserve Demo. 1 hr.

*July 23, 2013. Webinar. Webjuntion. Localize, mobilize, and spotlight your library services and outreach.


August 2013

*August 6, 2013. Webinar. ARL. Demystifying Hackathons with Heath Joseph, mediator.

*August 7, 2013. Webinar. EasyBib. Wikipedia as an Authentic Learning Space.

*August 8, 2013. Webinar Webjunction. Where Teens and Technology Meet: engaging teens with digital media.

*August 15, 2013. Webinar. Easy Bib. Google Docs for 21st Century Learning.

*August 20, 2013. Webinar ALA/LITA All aboard: The party’s starting! Setting a course for social media success. Mary Anne Hansen, Doralyn Rossmann, Angela Tate, and Scott Young of Montana State University Library.

*August 29, 2013. Webinar. NYLA. What New York’s Librarians Need to Know about New York’s Health Benefit Exchange.


September 2013

*September 4, 2013. Webinar. EasyBib. There’s A Digital Tool For That!

*September 12, 2013. Webinar/American Libraries Live. Episode 9. Digging into new databases.

*September 20, 2013. Webinar/Virtual conference. Mobile Devices: Gateway to Your Library’


October 2013


*October 12, 2013. METRO SIG DH+. Workshop. 2 hrs.

*October 15, 2013 ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group & ACRL/NY Mentoring Fall Social.

*October 12, 2013. Strand Bookstore talk and tour. NY Library Club, Inc. 2 hrs.

*October 16, 2013. Webinar :The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries. 2 hrs.

*October 17, 2013. METRO Library Leadership Lunch webinar. After the Internet and Ebooks: The Future of the Information Society. Pag Wagner.


*October 17, 2013. Webinar.  Annual Copyright License for Academic Institutions.


*October 21, 2013. ACRL/NY User Experience Meet and Greet. Valerie Forrestal, Process of redesigning the CUNY College of Staten Island’s Library’s website.  (Slides only)


*October 22, 2013. METRO DigitalHumanitiesPlus SIG. Seminar. Rebecca Federman, Culinary Collections Library @ NYPL. What’s on the menu?: The story of a crowd sourced project at NYPL.


*October 23, 2013. Webinar ACRL-Choice. What is the role of the librarian in an open access world? 1 hr. Charles Eckman, Simon Fraser University.


*October 24, 2013 . Webinar. SLANY. Librarians Crossing the IT Divide. 1 hr.


*October 24, 2013. CVision webinars. Optimizing scanned documents with more accurate OCR, file compression, web-optimizing, & PDF/A for archiving.


*October 30, 2013. Webinar. ALATechsource. Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library

Buffy Hamilton. 1.5 hrs.


November 2013

*November 3, 2013. Book talk/lecture. Brooklyn Public Library. Mathew Battles. Library: An Unquiet History.  2 hrs. [also NY Librarians Meetup]

*November 5, 2013. Booklist webinar.  E-Books in Schools: Lessons Learned from A to Z.

*November 6, 2013. OCLC EasyBib Webinar.  What do students think about research in libraries? AND EasyBib demonstration. Presenters: Emily Gover, Caity Sellect. Tagxedo. Project information Literacy.

*November 7, 2013. METRO, et al. Career Q&A: A librarian’s real-life, practical guide to managing a successful career. Susanne Markgren & Tiffany Eatman Allen. Book-talk and

*November 12, 2013. Webinar. SLA. Transforming Libraries: The Strategic Knowledge Professional as Knowledge Thought Leader—Influencer, Communicator, Doer. Guy St. Clair, President and Consulting Specialist for Knowledge Services at SMR International in New York, NY.


*November 12, 2013 2PM. OCLC/Webjunction. Webinar: Grace under pressure: Tips and tricks to cultivate a positive approach.. Cheryl Heywood, Georgia Lomax, Anna Shelton.


*November 12, 2013. Library Journal webcast. The evolution of usage statistics.

*November 12, 2013. Lecture. History of the Reading Room. Mt. Vernon Museum & Library NYC. Dr. Jill Lord.

*November 13, 2013. OCLC Webinar. Libraries: Implementing change. Joseph Janes.

*November 13, 2013. SLA Webinar.  Mary Ellen Bates. Webinar: Turn Information Into Insight & Show Them What They’re Missing


*November 14, 2013. American Libraries Live. Tablets and mobile applications. Bohyun Kim, David Lee King, Katherine Messier.

*November 14, 2013. SLA-NY Members Reception at Thomson-Reuters. Mentoring session with Emily Drew.

*November 15, 2013. ACRL-NY special collections and Archives Group Meet-n-Greet. Mercy College. 1.5 hrs. John Pell.

*November 15, 2013. LACUNY Scholarly communications Roundtable. CUNY Graduate Center. Jill Cirasella.

*November 15, 2013. Mentoring session with Jess Susan Gafkowitz.


*November 16, 2013. Webinar OCLC. What do students think about research in libraries?

*November 19, 2013. Webinar. Designing your library for interactivity.

*November 19, 2013. Book group. The Book Thief. Movie and follow-up discussion. NYLibrarians Meetup.

*November 20, 2013. LibraryJournal Webcast. Simplify the Digital Shift with hoopla digital.


December 2013


*December 4, 2013. OCLC WebJunction webinar. The future is now: rural library as innovation incubator. Temeca Beckett, Andrea Berstler.


*December 12, 2013. OCLC WebJunction. Webinar. Extreme customer service, every time.  Presenter: Gretchen Caserotti.


January 2014


*January 15, 2014. METRO annual conference. Global Partners.


February 2014

*ACRLNY@METRO. Success and the mid-career librarian–Leading, mentoring, & staying motivated. Jim Neal. Certificate of Completion. 3 hrs.

*February 11, SLANY@METRO. Project Management with Brodsky.

*February 18, 2014. AJLNYMA@Temple Emanu-el. Reference Conference.

*February 20, 2014. Meetup@NYAM for lecture on history of medical statistics in London.

*February 23, 2014. NY Librarians Meetup @NY Society Library. WWI poets.

*February 24, 2014. METRO. Taxonmies.

*February 26, 2014. The New York Library Club, Inc. Board Meeting.


March 2014


*March 2, 2014. The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie. Dweck Auditorium Brooklyn Public Library. NY Librarians Meetup.

*March 11, 2014. METRO SIG DH+ Empire State Digital Network & Digital Public Library of America.

*March 13, 2014. METRO. Archivist toolkit workshop. $20.

*March 13, 2014. SLA-NY Mentoring Happy Hour. Presented on panel.

*March 18, 2014. Glassdoor Webinar | Empower Your Patrons’ Job Search – Kira Hillman.

*March 21, 2014. Columbia University Bi-annual symposium. Cultivating Leaderful Libraries.


April 2014


*April 4, 2014. LACUNY Annual Conference. Information Literacy to Power.

*April 11, 2014. Urban Librarians Unite Conference. Brooklyn Public Library.

*April 25, 2014. NYTSL. Spring reception. Delegate, NY Library Club. Mentor, ACRLNY.

*April 29. Webinar. METRO. Low cost and no cost ways to prserve family archives.  Karen E.K. Grown, preservation librarian for University at Albany, SUNY.

*April 30, 2014. OverDrive Webinar. Using Ebooks to serve different student populations. With School LIbrary Journal.


May 2014


*May 1. Webinar. ALCTS. Preserving scrapbooks and making new scrapbooks that last.

*May 8. Webinar. WebJunction. Reference SErvices: Tried, true and new. .                             

*May 14-15. Introduction to Metadata for Digital Collections. NY Metropolitan Library Council. Marcia Lei Zeng. Cancelled due to illness.

*May 21. Webinar. Facilitating institutional change through mentoring.  ALA RUSA.


*May 20. NYTSL Spring conference at NYPL Schwarzman.  Panel.


June 2014


*June 6. NY Librarians Meetup @ the International Center for Photography. With Deirdre Donohue and Mathew Carson. Tour of the ICP Museum after talk and tour of ICP Library.


*June 8. NY Libraries Share. Brunch at Pero. Lisa Kooper in attendance.

*June 8. Urban Librarians Unite 24-hours readathon. Attendance. Signed postcard.

*June 10. New York Library Club. Annual Business Meeting at CUNY School of Journalism. Became immediate past president.


*June 11. AJL-NYMA @ JTS. “Baghdadi Jewish life seen through the Iraqi Jewish Archive. Dina Herbert, US National Archives and REcords Administration. & “Johanna Spector’s life and work: From Latvia to the world. “ Michala Biondi, archivist, et al. “JTS Library’s archival collections. Dr. Sara Diamant. The JTS Music Archives. Dr. Eliott Kahn, music archivist.


*June 12. Hands-on presentation with Dr. Linda Miles @ YU Pollack Library. Topic: Springshare E-reserves module.

*June 12. LACUNY 75. Guest Speaker: Dr. Kenneth T. Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor in History and Social Sciences at Columbia University. Topic: Ethnic history of NYC.


*June 16. ART @ CJH. “Perspectives on Theatre Archives. Panel discussion and annual business meeting.


*June 17. Digital Asset Management @ METRO.


*June 23. NY Librarians Meetup Book Group. Reading Lolita in Tehran.


August 2014


*August 14, 2014. Webinar. OCLC. At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries. Cathy De Rosa.


September 2014


*September 18, 2014. SLANY conference and expo. SLG on panel for speed mentoring.@ Baruch Vertical Campus.

*September 30, 2014. NYC Dept. of Records & Information Services. The Last County: The Bronx, 1914-1924.


October 2014


*Virtual Conference: The Digital Shift. #TDS14. 11A-4:30PM. 12 sessions. 4hrs contact with certificates.

*October 1, 2014. Citizens Defending Libraries. Private home with Lynn Rosen and Oshri Hakak. Brooklyn Heights.


*October 2, 2014. SLANY. Annual Meeting.

*October 5, 2014. NY Libraries SHARE. Brunch and tour of Madeleine exhibit @ NY Historical Society.

*October 6, 2014. Come out and play> Sesame Street exhibit. Tour with curator. NYPL Performing arts. NY Librarians Meeutp.

*October 21, 2014. SLANY Members reception. Attendance as mentor.

*October 23, 2014. METRO 7 ACRL/NY. Library assessment overview: Designing a research study & analyzing data.  Ian Beckford and Neera Mohess

*October 27, 2014. METRO Webinar: Caring for Scrapbooks. Documentary Heritage Program of the NYS Archives, program of NYS Education Departm. NEDCC Eva Grizzard. 1.5 hrs. FREE.

*October 28, 2014. Webinar. “The Evolution of Research Management and the Role of the Library,” will be held Tuesday, October 28th.

*October 28, 2014.  Webinar. Library UX: Creating Usable and Useful Websites | Lead the Change.  Library Journal. CEU certificate.  Aaron Schmidt, Infux Library User Experience & LJ columnist Scott Young.

*October 28, 2014. NYTSL Fall program. with James G. Neal. Changing role of TS librarian and beyond. 3 hrs.

*October 31, 2014. ACRL/NY. Overview and Panel Discussion of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education at Barnard College. Keynote speaker Trudi Jacobson,3 hrs.


November 2014


*November 5, 2014. myMETRO SIG. Catalog raisonne & statistics/libguides.45

*November 6, 2014 METRO & ACRL/NY. Assessment in focus: Designing and implementing an effective user feedback survey. Nisa Bakkalbasi. 3 hrs.

*November 7, 2014. SLANY. Networking luncheon. The Dubliner.

*November 11, 2014. Webinar. The Machiavellian Librarian. ACRL/Choice. 1 hr. ILL book.

November 12, 2014. Webinar. Choice/ACRL Use & Perception of business research resources. 1 hr. Good charts.

*November 13, 2014. Webcast. Comics breaking the mold in bookstores and libraries. Publishers Weekly.

*November 13, 2014. Webcast. Charleston 2014–Conference Trends and Takeaways.

*November 13, 2014. Jewish Museum. Wish You Were Here: Gertrude Stein.

*November 17, 2014. Comics. Butler Library. Columbia University. NY Librarians Meetup.

*November 18, 2014. Webinar. SLANY/METRO. Solo Project Management: When you are the whole team. Wagner, Pat.

*November 19, 2014. Hudson Valley Chapter/SLA. AGM @ Tarrytown. 3 hrs.


December 2014

*December 1, 2014. METRO. Privacy. 3 hrs.

*December 11, 2014. Webinar. Ellen Mehling. Job Search.


January 2015


*January 14, 2015. ACRL/NY Mentoring @ Jefferson Market. 2 hrs.

February 2015

*February 26, 2015. SLA-NY and myMETRO. The Future Is Now: A Community Conversation About Career Issues. Panelists: Jyssica Scott, Special Counsel Information Governance;Barbara Hirsh, NERA; Michelle Rawl, Rawl Research


March 2015

*March 2, 2015. Library Professionals in the 21st Century Workplace. myMETRO. Kimberly Sweetman.

*March 20, 2015. “CATALYSTS FOR CHANGE: Columbia Library Symposium in Honor of James Neal, Columbia University Librarian Emeritus”


*March 20, 2015. “CATALYSTS FOR CHANGE: Columbia Library Symposium in Honor of James Neal, Columbia University Librarian Emeritus”


April 2015

*April 6, 2015. SLA/NY. Mentoring: E.D., NYPL.

*April 9, 2015. American Libraries LIve. Webinar. The present and future of ebooks.

*April 16, 2015. NYLM Mentoring,L.C. Columbia University Intern. Lille, France.

*April 17, 2015. Mentoring, AJL/NYMA. O.R.


May 2015


*May 5, 2015. NY Technical Services Librarians. Disaster Recovery for the Digital Library – Spring Program. NYPL. Schwarzman Building.

*May 7, 2015. SLA/NY Speed Mentoring.

*May 15, 2015. Beta Phi Mu/Theta Chapter.


June 2015–to date

I have been continuing a course of DIY continuing education via occasional webinars and the reading of books. Many books which I have consulted are noted on my Goodreads page. I am intensely interested and engaged with concepts of New Librarianship, as expounded by such library movers and shakers as Stephen Abram, David Lankes, Michael Stephens, and Meredith Farkas. See also the inspirational online conference Library2.016.



Although my thoughts are sometimes partly informed by my daily work, my blog does not represent the views or opinions of my employer. (from Lisa Chow) http://lisachow.blogspot.com/)

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