Thursday, April 27th from 9:00am to 4:00pm
METRO's Library Assistants and Support Staff Association (LASSA) is pleased to present the return of the Library Assistants Day Celebration! This daylong program provides engaging and actionable programs specifically planned with Library Assistants in mind.
Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 am. Lunch will be served at 1:00 pm.
When registering for this event, participants may select workshops to attend in two time slots. Due to capacity for each workshop, we ask that you plan to attend the workshops selected during the registration process. Requests for changes to your selections can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Between 12 and 1 pm:
- Active Shooter / De-escalation Techniques
- Retirement Planning 2023
- Keeping Yourself & Your Data Safe
- Vision Board
Between 2:15 pm and 3:15 pm:
- Conflict De-escalation Strategies
- LGBTQ+ terms and Pronouns in the Workplace
- GOOGLE Workshop
- Starting Out: Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds - What's Right for You?
Full details about each session can be found below. Room locations are subject to change. Masks are strongly recommended in NYPL locations.
Any questions about this event? Please email Anthony Wyche, Events Coordinator, LASSA at email@example.com.
“Active Shooter / De-escalation Techniques,” 12 - 1 PM, Room 504
This workshop will describe the actions to take when confronted with an active shooter, and how to assist Law Enforcement. You will learn how to recognize potential workplace violence indicators, and how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.
John Abraham, Security Supervisor, NYPL
"Retirement Planning 2023," 12 - 1 PM, Room 303
Whether retirement is just around the corner or years from now, planning ahead is crucial. It doesn't take a lot of time or money. Tax benefits make it less painless to set aside part of your income for the future. How much money will you need to retire? Are you maximizing your retirement benefits? We'll share practical tips and review basic investing choices.
Carol O'Rourke, CFP® & Rhonda Sherwin, AFC®
"Keeping Yourself & Your Data Safe," 12 - 1 PM, Room 304
The internet brought both positive and negative changes to society. It's great to be connected with friends and family, but there is a dark side to sharing so much information online. In this session, Davis Erin Anderson from METRO Library Council will share recent challenges to our data privacy online, and provide tips for how to keep your information as safe as possible.
Davis Erin Anderson, Program Manager, METRO
"Vision Board," 12 - 1 PM, Room 604
A vision board is a visualization tool which refers to a board of any sort, used to build a collage of words and pictures that represent your goals and dreams. The best way to achieve your goals is to keep them on top of your mind, so you’re always looking for ways to move yourself closer to them – and a vision board is the perfect tool to help you do that. During this workshop, we will share a step-by-step creative process of designing a vision board that can elicit deep discovery, meaning, and self-understanding, in a collaborative picture and word format. Attendees are encouraged to bring vision ideas for their board.
Cheryl Marriot, DRE, Coordinator of Archives & Special Collections, SUNY Downstate Health Science University
"Conflict De-escalation Strategies," 2:15 - 3:15, Room 504
In this workshop, you will be introduced to several techniques that you can use to de-escalate conflict with patrons and your co-workers. After reviewing the techniques, you will get to practice using these techniques using role play (using actual real-life situations!) with the other participants in the workshop. You’ll have some fun and learn some useful tools.
Gretchen Smith, Learning & Development Partner, NYPL
“LGBTQ+ terms and Pronouns in the Workplace,” 2:15 - 3:15, Room 304
This workshop will provide a broad overview on how to better understand LGBTQ+ terminology and best practices. Employees will leave with a toolkit of tangible next steps to help cultivate an inclusive work space.This workshop is designed for library staff who are beginning their journey in understanding LGBTG+ identities.
Sheetal Kale, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access, NYPL
"GOOGLE Workshop," 2:15 - 3:15 PM, Room 615 (PC LAB)
Participants will be introduced to Google Workspace tips, guides, and resources. We'll briefly review best practices for writing engaging emails, managing calendars, editing files, using Google Chat, and interacting with folks via Google Meet. By the end of this session, participants will be able to explore the core apps and functions most used in a professional setting.
Walter Ferguson, Instructional Designer, Technology Training Programs, NYPL
“Starting Out: Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds - What's Right for You?” 2:15 - 3:15 PM, Room 303
We'll explore the basics of investing. We'll show a common sense understanding of three types of financial instruments, and how it can help investors handle portfolio selection, and risk management.
Stephen M. Poppel, Ph.D., CFA
Where ?Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, 455 5th Avenue, Manhattan Community Board 5, Manhattan, New York County, New York, 10016, United States