SEFLIN 2017 Fall Membership Meeting

Library Transforms
Kelvin Watson will discuss wide-ranging innovations that have been used in transforming the Queens Library (NY), and learn about their efforts to radically transform and improve the way library patrons discover and access eResources through a Virtual Library System

SEFLIN – Supervisor Series: Leave Your Stress at Work

No matter how much we love our job, no matter how great our employees are, and even when our work brings us great joy, it can also present a few challenges – differing personalities, friction, work overload, patron demands, negativity – you get the picture!

SEFLIN – Fundamentals of Book Repair

This hands-on workshop will help librarians prolong the lives of their circulating collections. Repairs will be demonstrated, then each participant will have a chance to try the repair with guidance from the instructor.

SEFLIN – Supervisor Series: Leading Meaningful Meetings

We’ve probably all read the statistics about meetings. Some experts estimate that over 50% of our meeting time is wasted – think of how much that could be costing your organization! But it doesn’t need to be that way. In this world of budget cuts and doing more with less, how we’re handling our meetings is sometimes overlooked as a potential money saver and maybe, more importantly, a productivity enhancer – yes, I said “productivity enhancer” in the same sentence as “meetings!”
In this 60-minute program, we’ll learn the 3 key areas that make a meeting successful – the before, during, and after of every meeting. We’ll also learn 7 reasons many meetings are considered ineffective and ways you can avoid getting caught in those common traps.
You’ll come away from this session with specific tips and techniques on how to make your meetings work – after all, why have one if it doesn’t work??

SEFLIN: Grant Writing for Digitization and Preservation Projects

This six-hour workshop focuses on preparing for and writing grants, especially for digitization and/or preservation projects. Since most digitization and preservation grants are funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), this session is based upon those particular granting entities’ requirements. Developing proposals for state, local and foundation funding sources will also be addressed.
The workshop includes matching your institution’s project with the appropriate funding agency and preparing to write a proposal. The majority of the class is spent covering the elements of a grant proposal and developing those elements. Discussion of the grant review process and a grant review exercise will also be covered.

SEFLIN: Archives Preservation (Part 3 of 3)

Archival collections typically include a range of different formats that each have their own preservation challenges. This class will cover preservation from a broad perspective, discussing planning, policies, and procedures down to an item-level perspective, discussing modes of deterioration and how to protect items for long-term access. This class focuses on preserving physical collections, but digital preservation is introduced briefly. The class is presented in three two-hour sessions.
Part 3 of a 3-part series.