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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 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

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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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 Albany.  She holds a B.A. in History from the SUNY College at Oswego, an M.L.S. from the University at Albany, and Master’s-level Certificate of Advanced Study in Data Science from Syracuse University.

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Happy Hour in Syracuse

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 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

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

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

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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Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for the Spring 2018 UNYSLA Conference: Lead From Where You Are

 

When: April 13th, 2018

Where: Rochester, NY

 

Check back soon for more details!

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