New York State Library

Webinars Hosted and/or Sponsored by the New York State Library

Upcoming Webinars

RAC Vision 2022 Kickoff

Thursday, October 20, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join the NYS Library and the Regents Advisory Council for an online discussion of Vision 2022 on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm. We will share ways this document can be used to create a unified voice for libraries, build connections, and capture the imagination of the communities we serve. Panelists from a range of library types will discuss their work, and participants will be invited to ask questions and share ideas for how libraries can advance this vision in their communities.

This session will be recorded for later viewing by those unable to attend live; to receive the recording link, please register and it will be automatically sent to you.

Register for the RAC Vision 2022 Kickoff

Webinars from Other Sources

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Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York

Recent Webinars

Oceans of Connections to Summer Reading

Thursday, May 12

Presented by Drew Hopkins, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Educator

Performers and Programs Database

Thursday, May 5

Presented by Peter Kowalski, database manager for Performers and Programs

Understanding SHPO: A Primer for Library Construction Projects

Wednesday, April 6

Presented by Nancy Herter, Erin Czernecki, Tim Lloyd, and Weston Davey

Media Literacy, Tech Mentoring, and Peer Learning: Helping Families Help Themselves

Wednesday, March 30

Presented by Dorothy Stoltz and Carrie Sanders

Summer Reading Resources for Younger Readers with Print Disabilities

Friday, March 11

Presented by Shawn Lemieux, Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) Director

Learn how to connect young readers with print disabilities to audio and braille resources and how to access TBBL materials for upcoming Summer Reading programs.


StoryWalks® for the Win-Win-Win: Programming, Partnerships, Pandemic-Friendly

Tuesday, November 9th

Presented by Mary Fellows and Lorie Brown

E-Rate Update for FY 2022 for NYS Libraries

Monday, November 15

Presented by Win Himsworth of E-Rate Central

NYS Digital Equity Portal

Tuesday, October 26

A webinar introducing the NYS Digital Equity Portal, an interactive, online data and mapping tool for New York State communities seeking to advance digital equity. Presented by Russell Weaver, PhD, Director of Research, ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Houman Saberi, Co-Director, Community Tech NY.

More information on the NYS Digital Equity Portal

Performers and Programs Webinar

Friday, October 22

Presented by Peter Kowalski, database manager for Performers and Programs external link. Provides detailed information about how to navigate and effectively search the Performers and Programs database, as well as how to promote the resource to performers and presenters.

Emergency Connectivity Fund for Libraries

Friday, June 4

Presented by Win Himsworth of E-Rate Central. Provides information on the application process, what is eligible, and the requirements for the Emergency Connectivity Fund established through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).

OurStoryBridge: Connecting the Past and the Present

Wednesday, April 28

Hear how a rural New York library developed an online audio local history project to share the past and present of their town, then created resources for other libraries to build community using their model! This presentation introduces free resources to walk you through the process of planning, implementing, and sustaining your unique story project. It demonstrates the Teacher’s Guide, used by schools and libraries to select stories from existing story projects for their school courses and library programs. Presented by Jery Y. Huntley.

Summer Reading Resources for Younger Readers with Print Disabilities

Wednesday, March 31

Informational session with the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL). Presented by TBBL Senior Librarian, Jane Bentley. Provides an overview of services, focusing on audio and braille resources you can use to engage students and young readers with print disabilities. Discover how your library can access TBBL materials as you plan for your upcoming Summer Reading programs, activities, and events.

Good for:

  • Public library staff interested in incorporating TBBL materials into their Summer Reading program.
  • School library staff interested in learning more about TBBL and promoting the service with eligible students and their families.

Archived Webinars




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Last Updated: September 22, 2022