How People Fit Libraries Into Their Lives

How People Fit Libraries Into Their Lives

Quick takes:

  • More of the public used to library to complete an online class or certification
  • The higher level of trust in information sources – the more likely people are to feel drawn to information acquisition
  • a quarter of the population is information wary – do not exhibit much interest in acquiring digital skills or the wherewithal to determine what information is trustworthy
  • The most eager are the ones who wish libraries were closer to their homes

Technology Information Forum This Thursday – Nassau/Suffolk Joint Meeting

Thursday, May 11th, TIF (Divison of CATS) will be hosting their second joint Nassau/Suffolk technology roundtable.

“It was a great success 2 years ago so we thought we would bring it back.  Bring your questions, share your stories and see how they do it on the “OTHER SIDE” of the border!” -Christopher S. DeCristofaro

9:30 AM for coffee, tea and refreshments and 10 am for the meeting.  Whether you are an Information Technology Professional, Librarian, Clerk or a person interested in technology, consider joining us a the Half Hollow Hills Community Library in Dix Hills.

Directions to the Half Hollow Hills Community Library:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Half+Hollow+Hills+Community+Library/@40.803964,-73.3625787,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e82ec81461166d:0x8fe21fa89f69f2e1!8m2!3d40.80396!4d-73.36039

Microsoft Advanced EXCEL Training at SCLS conducted by Sharper Training solutions

There are still seats available for the SCLA Support Staff Division‘s computer training:

May 9, 2017

from 1-3 p.m. in the Training Room

https://portal.suffolklibrarysystem.org/node/6138

Seats are limited to 24.

Free for SCLA SSD members – $10.00 for non-members. Join SCLA SSD ($1.00 extra for SCLA members of other divisions) and the fee will be waived.

You must register by using the link above at the SCLS Gateway Calendar.

Public Library Administrator’s Certificate Program

SCLS is partnering with the Palmer Institute of Public Library Organization and Management to once again offer the Public Library Administrator’s Certificate Program to regional library managers and other interested library staff at a reasonable cost. The registration form is attached.

This certificate program is a five course, fifteen-credit graduate level management training program for public library administrators that will lead to an Advanced Certificate in Public Library Administration recognized by the New York State Education Department.

Each course will be offered in a series of 2 1/2 hour sessions on Tuesday evenings from 6-8:30 pm at the Brentwood Public Library.  The first course is anticipated to begin on September 12, 2017.

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Third Annual Bowling Night!

It’s finally here! Our third annual Bowling Night will be held on Friday, June 2nd from 7-9PM at the fabulous Farmingdale Lanes! Save the date, because the pinheads of NCLA will face the elbow benders of SCLA! Don’t worry, we’re all members of the gutter gang! Best of all, our proceeds will be split evenly to support the scholarship funds of our respective organizations!

20$ for three hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, and soda!