SPRING 2020 MEETING
THE PATRON IS A PERSON: BRIDGING THE GAP TO IMPROVE SERVICES TO LIBRARY PATRONS WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS
For many, the library is a safe, non-judgmental space where a patron can explore and acquire new knowledge. Patrons who are grappling with immediate mental health challenges who visit our libraries may find themselves in need of assistance. This will be especially true when our libraries reopen and our patrons return. We may also need to recognize mental health crises being experienced by our colleagues and ourselves as we begin our “new normal.” This program will introduce you to resources and trainings to not only support these patrons in need, but to support you and your library staff so that they can respond appropriately with compassion and care for the patron and themselves. This is a must attend for managers, directors, and librarians working in medical, scientific, or public libraries.
- Denise Driscoll, RN-BC, CARN, PMHCNS-BC, NPP, Assistant Vice President of Behavioral Health at Mather Hospital
- Debra Engelhardt, MLS, Director of Comsewogue Public Library & Adjunct Professor at Palmer School of Library and Information Science
- Driscoll and Ms. Engelhardt will be presenting their research project entitled To Boldly Go: Operation Mental Health in the Public Library.
- Alexis Rodgers, LMSW, Coordinator for Mental Health Education at the Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)
- Rodgers will discuss the workshops, trainings and support services the MHAW offers to libraries across Long Island.
DATE: Monday, June 8th, 2020
LOCATION: On LILRC Zoom ~ Instructions will be sent to you when you register
TIME: Sign on starts at 9:15 AM
- Speakers Program from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM ~ 1.5 Professional Development Hours earned by all attendees
- MEDLI Meeting to follow 11:00 AM to Noon
We will open up the meeting to allow discussion among the attendees about their own mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic and their concerns and ideas about our future reopening experiences.
REGISTER HERE: https://www.lilrc.org/event-3777775
BY FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2020
Thanks to the generosity of our outstanding co-sponsors, the Long Island Library Resource Council (LILRC) and the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, this program is free to all attendees! Please let us know in advance if you will need an accommodation that will make the event accessible to you. We encourage everyone who attends to become MEDLI members for the low annual membership fee of $15.00. Learn more about MEDLI here: https://medli.org/
Registration is now open for the 2019 MEDLI Spring Meeting! Don’t wait, register today!
The Evidence About Vaccination: Information & Knowledge for the Librarian
Interested in learning more about the evidence concerning vaccinations and how to assist your library users who are looking for reliable information on this topic? This is the presentation for you! Topics to be covered include:
An overview of the spectrum of vaccines in both pediatric and adult medicine
An evidence-based discussion of the validity of vaccine safety
Valid and reliable resources for clinicians and for the public
A short business meeting will follow.
Speaker: Dr. Janice T. John is a pediatrician and an Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Pediatrics at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Dr. John co-directs clinical skills, teaches communication and physical diagnosis and serves as a facilitator for PEARLS (Patient-Centered Explorations in Active Reasoning, Learning, and Synthesis). Prior to joining the Zucker faculty, she was a Clinical Assistant Professor and the director of the Keeping Families Healthy program at Stony Brook. Dr. John’s research and publications focus on patient safety and public health interventions that support families.
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 9:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Hempstead, N.Y.
Speaker: Dr. Janice T. John, DO, MS, MPH of the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Registration is now open for the 2018 MEDLI Fall Meeting! Don’t wait, register today!
Copyright Skills as Risk Management Tools: The Librarian’s Role
There are many misunderstandings about the complexities of copyright in the digital age and many opportunities to self-publish, use social media, employ multimedia resources, exploit licensed resources, etc. This course will explore the vital role librarians with basic copyright skills can play in minimizing the organization’s exposure to liability.
Speaker: Barbara C. Ingrassia, MLS, AHIP, CCM, Certified Copyright Manager, Speaker and Trainer, President of Manage Copyright
Date/Time: Friday, December 7, 2018 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Merrick Library, 227 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566
Earn 3 MLA CEU’s, MEDLI business meeting to follow
Registration is now open for the 2017 Fall MEDLI Meeting! Don’t wait, register today!
Open Access and New Modes of Scholarly Communication
Darren Chase, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Stony Brook University, will be speaking on the topic of Open Access. Darren’s presentation will examine emerging ‘open’ initiatives that challenge traditional modes of research practice and scholarly communication, particularly open science, open data and open peer-review.
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Location: Sachem Public Library, 9:30am-12pm
FEE: $5 for members, $20 for nonmembers (MEDLI membership will be included in the cost for nonmembers)
SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Sachem Public Library
Join MEDLI for this year’s fall membership meeting on Wednesday, November 15th at the Sachem Library in Holbrook. Our keynote speaker will be Darren Chase, Associate Librarian/ Head of Scholarly Communication from SUNY Stony Brook. He will be talking about Open Access.
More information to follow shortly!
2017 MEDLI Spring Meeting
Cosponsored by the Long Island Library Resources Council
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Brentwood Public Library
9:30AM-12:00PM (12PM-1PM:MEDLI Business Meeting)
The Science Behind Medical Marijuana
Dale Deutsch, PhD, Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University, will share his expertise on the subject of marijuana and its usage in medicine. During his talk he will: discuss the differing effects of the two primary cannabinoids THC and CBD, examine the forces impeding government approval of medical marijuana research, explore the history of the medical marijuana, and discuss future possibilities for research. Bring your questions!
Dale Deutsch, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Stony Brook University
Lend-A-Hand: Printing with a Purpose
Monday, November 14, 2016
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
10AM-12PM, MEDLI Business Meeting to Follow
Librarians Ellen Druda and Margie Hartough will demonstrate how they create 3D printed prosthetic hands for the global volunteer organization e-NABLE. Join them for an interesting presentation with information you can take back to your library.
Ellen Druda, Librarian Supervior, Technology & Internet Services, Half Hollow Hills Community Library and Margie Hartough, Head, Teen Services, Half Hollow Hills Community Library.
This event is free of charge, but registration is required. Please RSVP by Thursday, November 10, 2016 online at: https://goo.gl/forms/mJMyvpL4iq2YbAcu2.
For more details contact MEDLI President, Claire Joseph at Claire.Joseph@snch.org.
Half Hollow Hills Community Library, Dix Hills Building (55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, N.Y. 11746)
Here’s a sneak peek at this year’s fall MEDLI meeting. Be sure to save the date and check back for registration information soon.
Registration is now open for the 2016 MEDLI Spring Meeting!
2016 MEDLI Spring Meeting
Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information
Thursday, March 31, 2015
Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library
Join us for this “train the trainer” class, which is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website senior-friendly; plan library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.
- Learn about the reasons it is important to better assist their older patrons.
- Be able to evaluate health information resources based on usability issues that affect older adults.
- Learn and practice techniques for teaching older adults to look for health information on the Internet.
- Be able to research health information for older adults on online resources from the National Institutes of Health and other recommended websites.
Presented by: Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)
Fee: $10 All
MEDLI Members/ $25 Non-members*
*Get a FREE MEDLI membership (good till June 2017) when you register for this program.