Professional Development

LIS GSA Future Librarians Day (FLD) 2015

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All LIS Department students and staff are cordially invited to:

Future Librarians Day (FLD) 2015

Date: Saturday, May 2nd

Place: UB North, Student Union Rm 210

Time: 10:00 am begins, panels until 3:00 pm

More info: Facebook Page or LIS GSA Website

Feel free to come for all or one panel. Lunch at noon from Franco’s (subs).



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REFORMA – National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos & the Spanish-Speaking

April 2, 2015 – April 4, 2015

Members: $50
Nonmembers: $75

Here’s an opportunity to attend 9 live conference sessions which you can hear from the comfort of your office or home!

The webinars will provide a live audio of the presentations.  Not all of the presenters will show slides during their sessions.  However, you will be able to view presentation slides if included in the webinar.  As an attendee of the webinar, you will be in listen only mode.

You will be able to ask questions during the presentation.  We will monitor all questions typed in the webinar’s chat box.  The presenter(s) will view and answer questions after the webinar has concluded.  Responses to questions will be made available on the REFORMA site at a later date.

The sessions will be recorded and archived on the REFORMA site so if you miss a session, you will have access to watch the webinar at your convenience.

Register or find more information here.

UNYSLA conference: A Look at Library Spaces

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Registration is now open for UNYSLA’s spring conference A Look at Library Spaces on April 17, 2015.

Join UNYSLA for lively presentations and a panel discussion on academic, public, and special library spaces!

Date: Friday, April 17

Time: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Carlson Library on River Campus at the University of Rochester, NY

For more details, full schedule, and registration visit:

HIRE Education Conference

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HIRE Education Conference:

Preparing for Your Future Career in Education

Sponsored by:
Graduate School of Education Alumni Association

Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
322 Clemens Hall


This free conference will bring back Graduate School of Education alumni to discuss job search skills and strategies with current students and alumni. The conference will feature panel discussions in four educational career tracks (including Library and Information) and one session addressing the career concerns of international students. Pizza, cookies, and beverages will be provided for lunch.

Upcoming NYLA e-Institute Webinars

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Sustainable Thinking

Join the “sustainable thinking” movement!

This NYLA e-Institute webinar is being offered on:

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Registration for each is $25 for NYLA members and $35 for non-members.

Making It Happen Where You Are

Key Learning Objectives:

  • What does the research show are the character traits of good leaders?
  • Through emotional intelligence, how can we positively effect our work place and home life?
  • How can we cut through daily chronic stress?

This NYLA e-Institute webinar is being offered on:

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Registration for each is $25 for NYLA members and $35 for non-members.

Pre-Advocacy Day Professional Development Activities

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Check out the full day of meetings, programs and events available on Tuesday in Albany, NY.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Albany Hilton, Lodge Street, Albany, NY


Department of Library and Information Studies Research Seminar

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Please join us for a research seminar sponsored by the Department of Library and Information Studies:

Speaker: Tayo Nagasawa, Associate Professor, Research Development Office, University Library at Mie University, Japan

Seminar Title: Building Collaboration between Faculty Members and Librarians in University Education

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (NOTE REVISED TIME)

Venue: 200G Baldy

Find the abstract of this seminar below, along with a short biography. The talk will be recorded and made available to those who are unable to attend.

Nagasawa Seminar