Simple site for a good cause

This spring, I had the pleasure of helping out the Skaneateles Music Guild. The long-standing organization, dedicated to supporting local music programming and opportunities, was in great need of a web presence.

The Music Guild had a Facebook page, but no website and no way to carry out online event registration/payment. I was happy to help! Using blogger.com and Eventbrite, I designed a simple little site to meet their needs.

I am pleased to report that registration for their May luncheon went very smoothly! The new online system saved them significant time as well.

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ILEAD USA Seed & Grow Videos

As part of ILEAD USA, teams were asked to answer specific questions about their projects while being videotaped (called Seed & Grow Videos). It’s a great way to learn more about the projects coming out of ILEAD here in NY, and a good follow up to the pecha kuchas that were created earlier this year.

These were taped (do we still say taped?) by each team either over the summer or in the fall.

The Red Hook Collaboratorium’s video is particularly creative!

Nice work, ILEADers!

Great Pecha Kucha Examples

The ILEAD USA teams brought great project ideas, creativity, and fun to their pecha kucha presentations at our June session in Utica. I invite you to view all of their hard work below!

And of course, because I am a librarian, I must also give you the definition of a pecha kucha (thanks to Wikipedia):

A presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total).

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PechaKucha

ILEAD USA: A leadership and technology immersion program for librarians

ileadlogoI’m glad to be getting back to my blog! Where did the fall go?

It’s the cold/flu/stomach bug season here, and I have three young children. Enough said. Thankfully, we’re healthy for the moment!

I’m writing today to share a new and very exciting project (and one that AmaLat Consulting is helping to coordinate). The NY State Library has opened up registration for ILEAD USA, a FREE leadership immersion program for all types of librarians in NY. The deadline to put a team together and apply is January 25, 2015.

Here is some info from the website:

During 2015, the New York State Library, in partnership with the New York Library Association and the Mid-York Library System, is collaborating with state library agencies from Illinois, Delaware, Maine, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin to implement ILEAD USA – a nationwide leadership immersion program utilizing web technologies, expanding library staff’s leadership skills and their ability to use participatory technology. Participants work in teams to address an identified community need and will be assisted by mentors/instructors in developing a successful project.

See http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/ilead/index.html for more details and the online application.

Also to note, we are looking for team mentors and instructors. See the above link for those applications as well, or feel free to contact me.

This is a truly unique opportunity for librarians to work together to meet community needs in new and innovative ways. It is also a program that has been well-received and very successful in other states.

I invite you to check it out!