The WNYLRC Preservation Committee is pleased to host Jeremy Linden for this informative workshop.
Understanding preservation risks to cultural heritage collections – including library and archival materials as well as museum objects – requires the ability to track and understand the preservation environment they are stored and used within. This workshop will introduce participants to basic practices for environmental monitoring and analysis for the assessment of four primary environmental risks to collections:
The group will discuss the relative merits and limitations of different types of dataloggers, and the instructor will have a number of common brands on-hand for participants to examine and compare. Software packages, ranging from provided manufacturer tools to other services, will also be discussed. The session will end with an overview of funding opportunities from various state, federal, and professional programs that can help provide needs assessments, funding for equipment and monitoring supplies, and consulting services, among other things.
Jeremy Linden has been the Principal/Owner of Linden Preservation Services, Inc., since 2017. He is an active educator and consultant, and works closely with colleagues in libraries, archives, and museums on issues of material preservation, mechanical system performance, energy-savings, and sustainability. He has taught and consulted for institutions around the world, has been a pioneering researcher on methods and strategies to reduce energy consumption in preservation settings, and is an active participant on national and international standards committees. He was previously the Senior Preservation Environment Specialist at the Image Permanence Institute from 2010-2017, and prior to that served as the Head of Archives and Special Collections at SUNY Fredonia. Jeremy earned an MLS in Information Studies and an MA in History from the University of Maryland, and a BA in History from Vassar College. Formerly a certified archivist and HVAC professional, Jeremy has over 20 years of experience working in the cultural heritage field.
Everything you wanted to know about the Census, but were afraid to ask!
As Census 2020 approaches, you may find yourself facing questions from patrons who will want to know why the Census matters and how they can fill it out. In fact, you may be asking yourself what can libraries do to prepare for the Census, and why should they?
The Census is an essential component of library advocacy. The statistics gathered by counting residents are used to determine not only the state of the nation but also reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and the distribution of federal funds. All of this impacts the support your communities receive from the government.
Census experts will discuss the vital importance of Census 2020. You will learn why you should assist your patrons with the Census and you will be prepared to answer questions from your patrons about the Census. You will also learn how to market the Census in your library as well how to use the Census to arm yourself with demographic information and statistics for your community leaders.
Amy Brombos, Supervisory Partnership Specialist, New York Regional Census Center, Field Division, U.S. Census Bureau
David Kraiker, Data Dissemination & GIS Specialist, Customer Liaison & Marketing Services Office, Data Dissemination and Training Branch, U.S. Census Bureau
Mary Jean Jakubowski, Director, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Charles Lyons, Director, Butler Library, Buffalo State College
Robert M. Adelman, Chair, Department of Sociology, University at Buffalo
Grace Riario, Interim Executive Director, Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS)
Lunch will be provided.
Join WNYLRC for a copyright session designed to take librarians through the basics all the way to negotiating content licenses! During this 5-hour workshop, attendees will learn the fundamentals of copyright, explore the copyright laws specifically pertaining to libraries and archives, consider copyright issues related to streaming, digitization, ADA accommodations, and get practical tips for negotiating content licenses. Designed to be accessible and interactive, this workshop invites you submit your questions in advance, or bring them that day. Attendees will leave with worksheets and written materials to assist with managing day-to-day copyright concerns at their library. Presented by Stephanie (Cole) Adams, WNYLRC's "Ask the Lawyer" service attorney. Lunch will be provided.
Copyright Basics and emerging issues 9-10
Copyright Section 108 ("Just for Libraries") 10-10:45
[small break 10:45-11)
Copyright Section 107 (Fair Use) 11-12:15
Lunch break with time for Q&A 12:15-12:45
ADA and other important rights and exceptions: 12:45-1:15
Copyright licensing issues & Contract Negotiations: 1:15-1:45
Wrap-up and Q&A until 2PM
is an attorney advising libraries, creative professionals, civic organizations, and higher education institutions as they build our culture. She first developed a deep connection to libraries working as a page, then clerk, at her hometown library in New Hartford, NY. For over 10 years, Ms. Adams was the in-house counsel at Niagara University, where she routinely conducted trainings in discrimination and workplace respect. She is now the owner of her own practice, the Law Office of Stephanie Adams, PLLC, in Buffalo. Ms. Adams is admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts of New York (and you may be familiar with her work...Cole works staffs the WNYLRC's "Ask the Lawyer" service).