30 October 2006

Workshop - Lifelong Access

Date: Monday, December 4, 2006
Place: The Crossings of Colonie, 580 Albany Shaker Road
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
No charge, Lunch provided, Registration required

Lifelong Access Workshop

Want to learn about new and innovative ways to reach and serve baby boomers and active older adults in your community?

Looking for an opportunity to network with other librarians and local organizations that work with these populations?

THEN WE HAVE THE WORKSHOP FOR YOU! The Americans for Libraries Council (ALC), in partnership with the Albany Guardian Society and New York State Library, invites public library staff, students, and trustees from the Capital Region and surrounding areas to attend the Lifelong Access Workshop. This unique training opportunity is part of ALC’s National Lifelong Access Libraries Initiative.

Emphasizing the power of collaborations with local organizations that work with baby boomers and active older adults, the workshop will include the following sessions:

Introduction to Lifelong Access: Gloria Coles, Lifelong Access National Director

Lifelong Access in Action: Innovative Partnerships Between Libraries and Local Organizations, Lifelong Access Fellows

Creativity and Aging Programming in Libraries: A Connection to Healthy Living in Older Adults, Carolyn Zablotny, Associate Executive Director, Elders Share the Arts

World Café Activity (optional)Elissa Kane, Director of Development, Albany Public Library

SPACE IS LIMITED, SO REGISTER TODAY! Send an email with your name, library, address, and phone number to Amanda Latreille at alatreil@mail.nysed.gov. The registration deadline is November 27, 2006. To learn more, visit the Lifelong Access Libraries website at www.lifelonglibraries.org.

24 October 2006

Win a Trip to D.C. with David Baldacci!

Warner Books is holding a very cool contest to promote David Baldacci ’s new murder mystery, The Collectors, which finds a corpse turning up in the Library of Congress’s (LC) rare books room. To fully exploit the magnificent and unique setting, the publisher will select two grand prize winners to receive a personal tour of the facility by the mystery author and LC’s in-house historian, John Cole. The tour will include the Rare Books and Special Collection Division, Conservation, the refurbished Jefferson Building, the office of the First Librarian of Congress, which now serves as a private foreign dignitaries’ office, and several exhibition halls. Baldacci also will take the winners to lunch at the DC hotspot, The Monocle. Second prize is an iPod Nano loaded with with the complete audiobook library of Baldacci's titles. Enter here by November 17.

Foreign Language Titles Available

Novelists, Inc., an organization of 600+ authors in various genres, is collecting information from libraries interested in adding foreign language translations to their collections. If you are interested making your library's name and contact information available to Novelists, Inc, and possibly receiving foreign language translations from a variety of fiction authors, send the following information to Binnie Syril Braunstein at bsbgc@aol.com: Your name, the name and address of your library, the name of a library contact (if other than you), and the foreign languages that your library is interested in collecting. There is no charge for the books, though some authors may request reimbursement for shipping costs. More information is available in the Fiction-L Archives.

23 October 2006

Workshop - Collection Evaluation

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Place: William K. Sanford Town Library, Colonie

METHODS NOT MADNESS: Evaluating Collections

Don't let collection management drive you mad. Join us for a workshop (lunch included!) on evaluating collections -- large and small, print and electronic.

The program will include presentations by:
Elaine Baker, Assistant Director, Southern Adirondack Library System: "Collection analysis and the planning process OR Who's gonna read that biography of Zsa Zsa Gabor?"

Gregg R.J. Kiehl, Circulation/ILL Librarian, Van Wagenen Library, SUNY Cobleskill: "Achieving clarity: Assessing your collection by understanding your user"

Ethel LaPier, Head of Branch Services, Albany Public Library: "Evaluating library collections for deaccessioning"

Andrew White, Associate Director, Health Sciences Library, Stony BrookUniversity: "Measuring the value of virtual collections with e-metrics"

Cost: $15.00 per person includes lunch and coffee break. Registration deadline is November 17.

For full information and to register, see the CDLC calendar.

Workshop - Using Microsoft Publisher

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Voorhees Computing Center, on the RPI campus, Troy
Instructor: Polly-Alida Farrington

Please join us for an informative, hands-on workshop that will show you how to get the most from Microsoft’s desktop publishing application, Microsoft Publisher (version 3.0). This workshop is perfect for anyone interested in learning how to produce professional looking documents for your library, and beyond! Space is limited to 30 participants and advance registration (by November 10) is required to secure your seat. A registration fee of $15 is payable at the door. Parking is available on campus for an additional fee. Complete info is available on the CDLC calendar.

19 October 2006

Workshop - Welcoming Authors to Your Library

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2006
Time: 9:30 AM
Place: MVLS

Join us as Margaret Garrett, Assistant Director of the Guilderland Public Library, explains the nuts and bolts of organizing an author visit. See the MVLS website for more information.

16 October 2006

Workshop - Teen Services

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Saratoga Springs Public Library

(Hip) Hop on Pop: A Teen Services Workshop

New Jersey teen services expert Kimberly Paone joins us for a three-system workshop. Teen culture, programming, materials, and marketing are the topics for the day. The workshop is free, and lunch is on your own. Come get in the groove of services to teens! For more information or to register, contact Sue at srokos@mvls.info.

13 October 2006

Author Laura Lippman in Johnstown

Bestselling author Laura Lippman will be promoting her latest Tess Monaghan mystery, No Good Deeds, at Mysteries on Main Street at the St. Johns Episcopal Church, 1 North Market Street in Johnstown, on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 PM. Call 736-2665 for information. Information about No Good Deeds can be found here.

10 October 2006

NYSERDA workshop this Friday

Don't forget - a NYSERDA workshop will be held at MVLS this Friday, October 13. See http://www.mvls.info/news/nyserdawksp.pdf for details.