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SLUSH at Bar Argos! Elaine Lasda Bergman Receives 2016 UNYSLA Member Merit Award!
 
SLUSH at Bar Argos!

SLUSH at Bar Argos!

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 16th at 5pm!  Bar Argos is located within the Argos Inn in downtown Ithaca at 408 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. If you haven’t been, Bar Argos offers great atmosphere and an exciting, unusual cocktail menu. It’s located within walking distance from campus, and there […]

Elaine Lasda Bergman Receives 2016 UNYSLA Member Merit Award!

Elaine Lasda Bergman Receives 2016 UNYSLA Member Merit Award!

Elaine Lasda Bergman was presented with the 2016 Upstate New York SLA (UNYSLA) Chapter Member Merit Award at the UNYSLA conference on October 21, 2016.  For those that don’t know Elaine, she is the Subject Librarian for Social Welfare, Gerontology, and the Dewey Library Reference collection at the Dewey Graduate Library at the University of […]

SLUSH at Bar Argos!

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 16th at 5pm! 

Bar Argos is located within the Argos Inn in downtown Ithaca at 408 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

If you haven’t been, Bar Argos offers great atmosphere and an exciting, unusual cocktail menu.

It’s located within walking distance from campus, and there is a small parking lot.

Come toast with us!

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Student Shadow Emma Rogers Recaps on the Spring Conference

UNY/SLA’s 2017 Spring Conference – Government Data: By the People, for the People

Thank you again for allowing me to participate as a shadow student in UNYSLA’s spring conference Government Data: By the People, For the People. I made many wonderful connections and gained valuable insight into the challenges libraries face in the age of mass data.

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Registration is now closed.

Registration for UNYSLA’s spring conference: Government Data: By the People, For the People is now closed. See you in Albany!

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SLUSH at The Watershed

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, January 29th at 4pm and SLUSH at the Watershed!

The Watershed is a recently-opened bar and gathering space that offers tea, coffee, cocktails, local beer, wine, and a modest food menu, plus a free library of their own.

The Watershed is located at 121 MLK Jr. Street Ithaca, NY 14850.

Come toast the New Year with us!

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Big Data 2020 Webinar: Big Data, Big Opportunities for Info Pros

Thursday, November 17 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

InfoDesk and Dow Jones to present part-two of the “2020 Vision” webinar series

InfoDesk and Dow Jones have announced the second of the three-part webinar series: “2020 Vision: The Future of Business Information.” This webinar will feature author, speaker and consultant Amy Affelt, who will discuss how librarians and information professionals can leverage their existing knowledge and research skills in order to morph into new roles in the ever-evolving field of data science.

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Assessing User Needs: Student Shadow Danielle Masursky Discusses Fall Conference

I was lucky enough to attend a terrific presentation on this topic by Gabriela Castro Gessner and Susan Kendrick from Cornell University.

Here are some of the takeaways:

The Cardinal Rule of Assessment is “Ask the right question.” Take time to really figure out what you want to know. Design a RESEARCH QUESTION that captures your assessment project. Brainstorming is invaluable at this stage. Then take the time to review and refine your Question so that your assessment project is really evaluating what you want to know.

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Student Shadow Natalie LoRusso Reflects on UNYSLA Fall Conference

Natalie LoRusso was a student shadow at this year’s UNYSLA event “Staying Relevant, Keeping Connected,” held at the Onondaga Central Public Library in Syracuse, NY. As a second-year MSLIS student at Syracuse University, LoRusso is a graduate assistant at the Veterans Career Transition Program through the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). Upon graduation in May of 2017, she looks forward to joining an academic institution with a focus on library outreach and accessibility.

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Happy Hour in Syracuse

Special Libraries Association of Upstate New York (UNYSLA) is hosting a happy hour at Al’s Wine and Whiskey bar on October 20th from 5 to 7pm.  Librarians from the area are encouraged to come and socialize/network while enjoying tasty appetizers and drinks (cash bar).  We hope to see you there!

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