Code4Lib NYS 2016 Unconference

Thursday & Friday, August 4-5, 2016 at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

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Code4Lib NYS 2016 Midsummer Meeting

We're holding a Code4Lib New York State (NYS) regional meeting & unconference on August 4-5, 2016. This meeting will be held at Mann Library, Cornell University. The 2 days will be a mix of scheduled/planned and impropmtu sessions, workshops, lightning talks, and break out sessions.

Help Organize/Volunteer

Interested in helping us organize this (or a future) event? Join the C4L NYS Planning Google Group.

C4LNYS 2016 Org Group

Register to Attend

Registration is now full, and the waiting list is now closed. Try again next year!

Propose a Session

Use the interactive schedule to view the proposed and prepared sessions, express interest in breakouts, sign up for a lightning talk, or propose your own sessions! Explanations of the format and mix of impromptu and prepared sessions can be found in that interactive schedule. There will be a chance to propose sessions at the event as well.



Below is the general schedule for the Code4Lib New York State Event, but you’re encouraged to read and add your ideas, proposals, interest, or comments to the interactive schedule (this opens an editable Google Document at

We want this event to be a mix of both unscheduled and impromptu sessions as well as prepared workshops and presentations. This can help bring folks together to work, learn and play, but also frame the work (and play) being done.

Schedule Overview

Day 1: Thursday, August 4th
9 to 9:20 AM General Introduction (Mann 160)
9:30 to Noon Fedora 4 Workshop: Part 1 (Mann 103)
led by Esmé Cowles, Andrew Woods
Command Line Interface Workshop: Part 1 (Mann 112)
led by Francis Kayiwa
WriteTheDocs Bootcamp: Part 1 (Mann 160)
led by Gillian Byrne, Christina Harlow
Noon to 1:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:30 to 2:30 PM Breakout Sessions 1 (see or check Mann 160)
2:45 to 3:45 PM Breakout Sessions 2 (see or check Mann 160)
4 - 5 PM Invited Speaker: Patricia Hswe ☆ (Mann 160)
Day 2: Friday, August 5th
9 AM to Noon Fedora 4 Workshop 1: Part 2 (Mann 103)
led by Esmé Cowles, Andrew Woods
Command Line Interface Workshop: Part 2 (Mann 112)
led by Francis Kayiwa
WriteTheDocs Bootcamp: Part 2 (Mann 160)
led by Gillian Byrne, Christina Harlow
Noon to 1:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:30 PM to 2:45 PM Breakout Sessions 3 (see or check Mann 160)
3 PM to 3:45 PM Lightning Talks (in order of sign-ups, as time allows) (Mann 160)
4 PM - 5 PM Invited Speaker: Tara Robertson (Mann 160)

About the Code of Conduct

Code4Lib New York State intends to be an open and welcoming event for all who wish to participate. As such, we expect all participants will follow the Code of Conduct. Registration and attendance at this event presumes agreement with this Code of Conduct.

Code4Lib New York State seeks to provide a welcoming, fun, and safe community and conference experience and ongoing community for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Discriminatory language and imagery (including sexual) is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, or any community channel such as the chatroom or mailing list.

Harassment is understood as any behavior that threatens another person or group, or produces an unsafe environment. It includes offensive verbal comments or non-verbal expressions related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religious beliefs, sexual or discriminatory images in public spaces (including online), deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Please see Code4Lib’s sections on conflict resolutions and sanctions for further information

Code4Lib NYS 2016 Code of Conduct Contacts

Conference organizer: Christina Harlow, 646-716-1731,, @cm_harlow
Conference helpers: Angela Galvan, 614-721-9919, @dropvase
Cornell Police: 607-255-1111
Ithaca Police: 607-272-9973
New York State Police: 607-273-4671
Advocacy Center (Domestic Violence, Youth Sexual Abuse, and Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse) 24 hr Hotline: 607-277-5000
Information and Referral Services of Tompkins County: 607-272-9331
Ithaca Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Task Force: 607-387-8252
Mental Health Services Clinic: 607-274-6200
Planned Parenthood of Tompkins County: 607-273-1513
Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service: 607-272-1616
College Town Taxi: 607-588-8888 Note: Services like Uber and Lyft are not yet available in this area of New York State as of April, 2016.

Margaret Ambrose, Cornell Law Library Heidi Bamford, Western New York Library Resources Council
Mira Basara, DSPS, Cornell University Becca Bley, Daemen College
Jennifer Brown, Columbia University Jesse Brown, New York State Archives
Allison Brown, SUNY Geneseo Buddha Buck, Cornell University
Gillian Byrne, Ryerson University Magdianamy Carrillo, Rochester Public Library
Adam Chandler, Cornell Darren Chase, Stony Brook University Libraries
Steve Chervenak, Kent State University Naun Chew, Cornell University
John Cline, CUL-IT Jennifer Colt, Cornell University
Julia Corrice, South Central Regional Library Council Laura Costello, Stony Brook University
Esmé Cowles, Princeton Jeremy Cusker, Cornell University Library
Robin Davis, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY Juan Denzer, Binghamton university
Dianne Dietrich, Cornell University Library Brian Dobreski, Syracuse University
Ashley Downs, Cornell University Edward Elsner, Oswego Public Library
Richard Entlich, Independent Library Data Analyst/Consultant Christine Eslao, Harvard Library Information & Technical Services
Brandon Fess, Rochester Public Library David Fiander, University of Western Ontario
John Fink, McMaster University Tim Fitzpatrick
Nancy Fong, University of Toronto Heidi Frank, New York University
David Fuller, Union College Angela Galvan, SUNY Geneseo
Melissa Gasparotto, Rutgers University Libraries Ron Gilmour, Ithaca College Library
Bonnie Gordon, Rockefeller Archive Center Donald Gramlich, University at Buffalo
Peter Green, Princeton University Library Christina Harlow, Cornell University
Dana Haugh, Stony Brook University Libraries Heather Highfield
Nate Hill, metro Diane Hillmann, Metadata Management Associates LLC
Ben Hockenberry, St. John Fisher College Patricia Hswe, Penn State University
Keith Jenkins, Cornell University Erica Johns, Cornell University
Ryan Johnson, UC San Diego Reed Jones, University at Buffalo
Francis Kayiwa, Virginia Polytechnic and State University Tom Keays, Le Moyne College
Lauren Kehoe, St. Joseph's College Huda Khan
Matthew Kopel, Central New York Library Resources Council Jason Kovari, Cornell University
Jamie Kutzuba, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Cindy Li
Jon Lorang, Guilderland Public Library Daniel Lovins, NYU
Monica Maceli, Pratt Institute | School of Information Peter Martinez, Cornell University
Melissa McElroy-Elve, Syracuse City SD Danforth Middle James McHugh, Nassau Library System
John Mignault, Metropolitan NY Library Council Aaron Neslin, Onondaga County Public Library
Youn Noh, Yale University Michelle Paolillo, Cornell
Tracy Paradis, SUNY Geneseo Kim Pham, University of Toronto SCARBOROUGH
Jessica Philippe, South Central Regional Library Council David Phillips, Cornell Library
Tahir Poduska, Cornell University Meredith Powers, Brooklyn Public Library
Joyce Rambo, University at Albany Rasan Rasch, NYU Digital Library
E Lynette Rayle, Cornell University james reidy, Cornell University Library
Tara Robertson Devin Sanera, Olin Library Research and Learning Services
Mark Sandford, Colgate University Karen Schwentner, Penn State
Phil Shen, Einstein Chris Stanton, Metropolitan New York Library Council
Jon Stroop, Princeton University Library Nikitas Tampakis, Princeton University Library
Martha Tenney, Barnard College Alevtina Verbovetskaya, City University of New York
Melissa Wallace, Cornell Simeon Warner, Cornell
Saebra Waterstraut, Pratt Institute Frances Webb, Cornell University
Heidi Webb, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Kerri Willette, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
Andrew Woods, DuraSpace Jing Xu, Syracuse City Schools

Also see for more details..


Mann Library Rooms 160 (primary room) and 100, 102, 030a (workshop/breakout spaces). Mann Library is on the West side of the 'Agriculture Quad' on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York. See the map below for getting around the Cornell campus.


Thursday and Friday, August 4-5, 2016. The schedule will run approximately 9 AM to 5 PM on both days, with a break for lunch on your own. See the Schedule.


For participants looking to save some money, we have a small number of Cornell University Dorm rooms available for booking. These rooms are in the Carl Becker House on Cornell’s West Campus, about a 15 minute walk to Mann Library. Be warned, the walk is partially up a steep – but very pretty – hill. Email Christina if you are interested in learning more about this option.

We are not designating a hotel or hotel block for this event, but are very happy to help with recommendations for the area - See the Contact information below.

Getting to/from Ithaca and Cornell


For driving directions to the Cornell campus, here is a general driving guide to a nearby spot on the campus - however, you will still need to stop by the Visitor Information and Parking Booth for a parking permit (see below). Use the map below to fine tune your directions.

You can opt to park on the Cornell campus or to park off-campus and take an Ithaca/Tompkins County City Bus (or walk). To park on the Cornell campus, check out the Cornell University Visitor Information and Parking Booth website. The Visitor Booth locations are pinned on the map, below. For city bus options, see below ("Getting Around Ithaca").

Taking a Bus to Ithaca

Depending on where you're coming from, there are a number of buslines that serve the Ithaca Bus Terminal:

If you are traveling from New York City to Ithaca, you should also consider these NYC to Ithaca bus options:

Unfortunately, the closest train station to Ithaca is in Syracuse, about an hour drive north.


Our small but loveable local airport is the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, located a few miles from the heart of the Cornell campus. These airlines currently offer direct service to the Ithaca Airport:

Getting Around Ithaca

For getting around Ithaca, check out the Tompkins County Area Transit - aka TCAT, the city bus system. Here is the TCAT trip planner website.

Food, Drink & Entertainment

Ithaca has a great restaurant and nightlife scene. We will be working on getting some recommendations for you on the site in the near Spring. Some possible places for breakfast and lunch are marked on the map below.

Thank you very much to our sponsors for making this happen. If your organization is interesting in sponsoring the Code4Lib New York State 2016 Unconference, email Christina Harlow at Thank you!