LI Reads Ticketing & Poster

The Long Island Reads event with astronaut Mike Massimino, author of Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, will take place at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, April 15 at 2pm.

https://longislandreads.wordpress.com/

Free tickets will be available here beginning on March 1 at 9am

https://LIReads2018.eventbrite.com 

Click here for a PDF Poster

2018 SSD Annual Roundtable

Where: West Islip Public Library
When: March21, 2018
When: 2-4 pm

Free to SSD members and those who join SSD at the meeting.

$5.00 fee for non-members of SSD. Please send fee to Alana Jagnanan at the Brentwood Public Library.

Light refreshments will be served.

See attached flyer for details and registration link.

LIPopCon 2018: “The Revenge of Pop Con”

LIPopCon 2018: “The Revenge of Pop Con”

The Long Island Libraries and Pop Culture Conference 2018
Friday, April 13th 2018 – 9:30am to 4:00pm
Farmingdale Public Library

Keynote Speaker

DAVE ROMAN

Dave Roman is the author/illustrator of the Astronaut Academy series and writer of the graphic novels Teen Boat! and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories to Comics Squad: Recess!, Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, Nursery Rhyme Comics, and Goosebumps Graphix: Slappy’s Tales of Horror. Dave was a former editor at Nickelodeon Magazine, and is currently editor for First Second’s Science Comics series. He lives in Astoria, NY and draws the weekly webcomic Starbunny, Inc.

The Long Island Libraries and Pop Culture Conference (LIPopCon) is a yearly conference that provides library professionals and library and information science students with the latest information about trends in pop culture. Covering everything from anime and manga to video games and movies to science fiction and fantasy to graphic novels and comic books, LIPopCon informs attendees of  the latest in pop culture and how it affects libraries.

CEUs Will Be Awarded!

For all event information – http://www.lipopcon.org

Registration starts MONDAY, JANUARY 8!

Lunch is included with registration & catered by Panera Bread

Early Bird Registration Prices

(until SUNDAY, MARCH 11):

NCLA/SCLA Members & Students: $50

Non-Members: $65

Register at http://lipopcon2018.eventbrite.com

Early-Bird Registration Long Island Library Conference 2018 Open

Early-bird Registration Is Now Open for the Long Island Library Conference.
 
Get your 2018 off to a great start by registering for the Long Island Library Conference at our early-bird rate!
 
This year, the library community will be going “Together TowardsTomorrow,” after experiencing a day packed with informative programs, opportunities to meet vendors, and an inspirational talk by our keynote speaker, Emily Esfahani Smith.
 
Click here to register!
Visit https://libconference.org/ for more information.

Call for Program Proposals – 2018 Long Island Library Conference

Call for Program Proposals – 2018 Long Island Library Conference

The 2018 Long Island Library Conference will be on May 3, 2018 at the Melville Marriot. The Conference Committee invites program proposals on all areas of librarianship. We are especially interested in proposals that align with the 2018 theme, “Together Towards Tomorrow.”

Conference programs should be 60 minutes long, with the anticipation of 45 minutes of content, and 10 minutes of Q&A.

Proposal Evaluation

The Long Island Library Conference Committee will evaluate all proposals submitted by the deadline using the following criteria:

  • Merit and clarity of the 150-word abstract;
  • Completeness of the proposal, particularly having well-developed content and sufficient speakers to address all relevant aspects of the topic;
  • Originality of proposed topic;
  • Diversity of the content and speaker representation;
  • Appropriateness of proposed format with session content; and
  • Completeness of proposal and presenters.

All proposals will be considered in the context of the overall structure of the meeting and availability of time slots for proposed sessions.

Proposal Submission

The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2018 Long Island Library Conference is December 31, 2017.

Use the following LILC Google Form to submit your proposal.

If you have any questions about the proposal process, please contact the 2018 Program Chair, Alexandra Janvey at LILCPrograms@gmail.com

Other Important Guidelines

  • INTERNET: Wireless internet will be provided in all program rooms.
  • TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: The Long Island Library Conference Committee does not make travel arrangements for speakers and presenters. Presenters and/or the sponsors are responsible for making these arrangements.
  • SPEAKER REGISTRATION FEES: Only 2 presenters from each program will receive complimentary registration. These complimentary presenters DO NOT have to register for the conference through the website. Their names will be given directly to registration by the Programs Chair. All other presenters beside the complimentary 2 are required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee.
  • EQUIPMENT: The Long Island Library Conference Committee will provide internet and things such as projectors, screens, microphones, tables, etc. The committee does not provide laptops. Speakers or sponsors will be required to bring their own laptops.

CATS/TIF Annual Meeting, December 7, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

On December 7th , CATS and TIF will have their Annual Meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the SCLS auditorium. There will be a light breakfast served. Guest speaker Rebecca Stavick from Do Space Omaha will be appearing via video teleconference. She will talk about Do Space, a privately funded public makerspace, successful things they’re doing and will even give a walking tour with their “Dual Robot”. There is no fee to attend.

RSVP is requested to chris.decristofaro@sachemlibrary.org

Electronic Resources Committee of RASD Meeting December 14, 2017.

Electronic Resources Committee of RASD

Meeting Location SCLS, Bellport December 14, 2017.

9:30 am coffee. 10 am-noon meeting.

End the Year with these Online Learning Tools!

Julie Whalen of Lynda.com will give a demonstration of their online learning courses, and discuss how to promote them effectively.

Jennifer Bollerman of Patchogue-Medford Library will demonstrate Career Online High School.  Open to all adults in Suffolk County, Career Online High School, offers the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certification online.

Finally, we will end the year with a roundtable discussion on any new Electronic Resources offered in the County.

Dave Jones
Head of Computers & Digital Services
Head of Teen Services
Westhampton Free Library

SCLA’s position on the NYS Constitutional Convention

Suffolk County Library Association advises its’ membership to vote No on the back of the Ballot to a NYS Constitutional Convention this November 7, 2017.

A constitutional convention could allow for the weakening of:

  • NYS Pension Funds
  • Collective Bargaining Rules
  • Benefits for injured workers and social welfare programs.

Additional reasons SCLA supports a No Vote

  • The cost to tax payers.
    • It cost about $6.5 million to stage the last constitutional convention in 1967. The estimated price tag for a Constitutional Convention in 2017 ranges from a conservative $30 Million to $100 Million.
  •  Sitting Legislators and Judges may serve as elected delegates.
    • Many delegates will receive double salaries from the state.
    • Delegates must engage in political campaigns that can be financed by wealthy special interests.
    • Three delegates from each state senatorial district will be elected in November 2018, along with 15 at-large delegates who will be elected statewide. In 1967, of the 186 delegates to the convention, 154 held public office.
  • Lawmakers can amend the Constitution without a Constitutional Convention.
    • The NYS Constitution has been amended over 200 times.
    • Most recently in 2015, an amendment was made to the New York State Constitution to create an independent commission on redistricting, and to allow the Legislature to save money by going paperless for proposed bills.

-SCLA Executive Board

Long Island Reads Pick 2017

THE 2018 PICK IS IN!

Spaceman

by Mike Massimino

Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, is the spellbinding true story of the Long Island boy who became one of our best-known living space travelers. Despite daunting challenges and numerous setbacks, Mike never gave up his dream of becoming an astronaut. His book brings the reader into a rare, wonderful world where nerdy science meets thrilling adventure, and pulls back a curtain on just what it really means to have “the right stuff.”

“Every generation of astronauts needs a storyteller — a person with wit, humor, and passion who has lived our collective dreams of space exploration and returned to tell us all about it. Mike Massimino is that person. He’s that astronaut. And this is his story.”—Neil deGrasse Tyson 

Why Spaceman?

  • Mike Massimino was born in Oceanside and grew up in Franklin Square. In Spaceman, he lovingly recalls his Long Island childhood, school, family, and neighborhood.
  • Mike is a true local hero and his inspirational life story will appeal to readers of all ages.
  • He is a natural communicator with a large social media presence, widely known from multiple appearances on The Big Bang Theory, ideally suited for sharing his love of science and technology to a general audience.
  • Spacemanoffers a wide variety of topics and themes that lend themselves to related programming for children, teens, and adults, including astronomy, STEM education, and innumerable science and adventure tie-ins.
  • Spacemanis currently available in paperback, hardcover, ebook, and audio download. It is soon to be a Talking Book from the National Library Service.
  • Long Island Reads will honor Mike in person at an award ceremony and author talk at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

 

Long Island Reads takes place annually throughout the month of April.  Many Nassau and Suffolk County libraries feature Long Island Reads programs and book discussion during National Library Week (April 8-14, 2018).

For more information contact:

Nassau chair: Janet Schneider ·  jschneider@peninsulapublic.org

Suffolk chair: Beth Gates ·  beth@myrml.org