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Assessing User Needs: Student Shadow Danielle Masursky Discusses Fall Conference Student Shadow Natalie LoRusso Reflects on UNYSLA Fall Conference Elaine Lasda Bergman Receives 2016 UNYSLA Member Merit Award!
 
Assessing User Needs: Student Shadow Danielle Masursky Discusses Fall Conference

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 […]

Student Shadow Natalie LoRusso Reflects on UNYSLA Fall Conference

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 […]

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 […]

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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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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Registration now closed – see you in Syracuse!

Registration for UNYSLA’s fall conference: Staying Relevant, Keeping Connected at the Community Room held in the Central Library, Onondaga County Public Libraries (OCPL), Syracuse, NY on Friday, October 21st has now closed.

For full event details see our ‘UNYSLA Events‘ page.

 

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SLUSH at Ithaca Beer

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, September 22 at 5 pm and SLUSH at the Ithaca Beer Company!

The Ithaca Beer Company is located at 122 Ithaca Beer Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850.

If you haven’t been, the Ithaca Beer Company offers great beer, great food, and (while the weather is nice) excellent outdoor seating! 

There’s even a parking lot.

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SLUSH at Bar Argos

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, July 21 at 5 pm and join us for SLUSH at Argos!

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

If you haven’t been, Bar Argos offers great atmosphere and an exciting, unusual cocktail menu. It’s located walking distance from Cornell’s campus, and there is a small parking lot.

To hear all the latest about upcoming SLUSH events visit them on facebook.

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Untethering the Academic Librarian

When/Where: July 14-15, 2016, Syracuse University
Early Bird Registration Rate: $80/person ($100 May 24+)
Library Science Students: $25 ($10 if attending only the evening of the 14th)
Payment: Check, PayPal, or Credit Card
Housing Information: Dorm rooms available!

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Student Shadow Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno on Spring Conference: Take the Opportunity to Attend Regional Conferences!

Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno attended UNYSLA’s Spring Conference as a student shadow and authored the following post commenting on her experience. Kristen received her Bachelor’s Degree in History and English from Binghamton University. She worked in the Pleasant Valley Free Library for two years before starting coursework for her M.S.I.S. at the University at Albany, State University of New York, where she is currently employed as a student assistant at the Dewey Graduate Library. After graduating in May 2017, she hopes to go into public libraries.

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Student Shadow Laurie Dreyer on Spring Conference Lessons: Encourage a Love of Learning

Laurie Dreyer, a graduating MSIS student, attended the UNYSLA event “Career Development, Plan your Future” on Friday April 22, at the University at Albany’s Science Library as a student shadow and authored the following reflection. Dreyer hopes to join an academic organization in an instructional or reference capacity upon her graduation in May.

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