Points North Newsletter - June 2016

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ACRL Plattsburgh Assessment Immersion Program - 10 Spots Remain! - August 1-3, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

All academic librarians are invited to apply to attend the ACRL’s Assessment Immersion Program, offered at SUNY Plattsburgh, August 1-3, 2016.   This program is designed for academic librarians at all levels.

The ACRL Information Literacy Assessment Immersion Program provides librarians the opportunity to "work individually and cooperatively to extend their conceptual understanding of assessment and to expand their toolkit of practical assessment methods. Participants in this program will emerge with a broader understanding of assessment and how to use assessment as an important tool to guide evidence-based classroom, curriculum and program development."

Don't delay!  This special session of the Immersion program is limited to 50 librarians and does not require the usual detailed application or letters of reference (only a short statement of intended assessment goals). The program cost includes a discounted registration fee of $300 and a local arrangements fee of $150 for breakfast/snacks/lunches/facilities. Dinners and lodging on your own (dorm rooms available). 

Apply by Friday, June 18th, 2016 (only 10 registrations remaining).  

Application form: SUNY Plattsburgh Regional ACRL Assessment Immersion Application

Accepted applicants will be notified by email by Friday, June 25.

Learn more about this valuable program online at: http://www.ala.org/acrl/immersion/assessmenttrack

NNYLN Webinar: Using the NYS Historic Newspapers Website

NNYLN will be conducting a webinar on the basic usage, searching, and navigation of the NYS Historic Newspapers Website on June 9, from 10am - 11am. 

The date for this webinar has changed. Please note the date change from June 2 to June 9.

This webinar is free to attend, but registration is required.

Registration for this webinar can be found here.


NNYLN Webinar: Local Collections on New York Heritage

This webinar will talk about how to bring local historical collections to New York Heritage, or if the collection is already hosted by NYH, how to improve and make the collection more visible to the public. Additionally, the Digital Public Library of America will be introduced, and the partnership that exists between the DPLA and NYH will be highlighted. Furthermore, basic website usage will be covered.

This webinar will take place on June 23, from 3pm to 4pm. The webinar is free to attend but registration is required.

Registration for this webinar can be found here.


2016 Archives and Special Collections Conference

NNYLN's 2016 Special Collections & Archives Conference will be held on Friday June 17th from 10am - 2pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Watertown. 

The speakers at the conference will be Matthew Corey from North Country Library System, who will be speaking on the equipment and methodology needed for collecting oral histories, and Donia Conn, who will be speaking about archives management and maintenance.

This conference is free to attend but registration is required. Lunch will be served.

Registration for this conference can be found here.


Academic Librarians 2016 Conference

The Empire State Library Network (formerly the NY3Rs Association) and the New York Library Association’s Academic and Special Libraries Section (ASLS) offer an invitation to join us in beautiful Syracuse in the Summer for a day and a half of learning, discussing, networking, and energizing!

This conference takes place July 14th and 15th at Syracuse University.

Learn more about this conference and register on ESLN's web site.

Wellness Webinar: Combatting Imposter Syndrome

What is impostor syndrome? The feeling that a person or that person's skills are not good enough, no matter how much positive feedback is received from others. This workshop will use the Ada Initiative's impostor syndrome training workshop to combat impostor syndrome.

This webinar will take place on June 17th from 2pm - 3pm and is free to attend.

More information and registration can be found on SCRLC's web site.


ASKUS 24/7 Recognition

 ​The ASKUS 24/7 service asks that each library strive to maintain and "answering percentage" of 75%. In May Clarkson University had a 317% answering percentage, achieving the second highest answering percentage in their category.

In addition, recognition is extended to Mary Cabral of Clarkson University and Chris Hebblethwaite of SUNY Oswego for being in the top 10 librarians who picked up the highest number of questions in May. 


Current Job Listings on NNYLN's Employment Page

Library Assistant (Adams Free Library)
Library Associate (Hay Memorial Library)
Director of Library Services (SUNY Canton)
Library Director (Adirondack Museum)
Reference Librarian (SUNY Oswego)