SCLA Annual Dinner: Friday, November 17th, 6:00 – 10:00 PM

The Brentwood Country Club

100 Pennsylvania Ave, Brentwood, NY 11717

Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00p.m. -10:00p.m.

Join your colleagues for dinner, dancing and mingling! $45 for members and students $55 for non-members and on-site registration

Kindly register no later than Monday, November 6th

Please bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.

Register online at:

Payments will be accepted by credit card, check made payable to NYLA/SCLA or library purchase order. All fees are non-refundable.

For questions or special accommodations contact: Lissetty Thomas at or call 631-654-4700 ext.224

Division Proposals for 2018 Long Island Library Conference Open

The next Long Island Library Conference will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Melville Marriot. The conference theme for this year is Together Towards Tomorrow.

At this time, we are asking the Library Associations and Divisions to submit their proposed program offerings. I have attached the guidelines to follow. To assist in your planning, please note that the tentative schedule for the day is as follows:

8:00am – 8:30am         Registration

8:00am – 9:00am         Exhibits

9:00am – 10:00am       Program Session I

10:00am – 10:30am     Exhibits

10:30am – 11:30am     Program Session II

11:30am – 12:30pm     Exhibits

12:30pm – 2:30pm       Buffet Lunch & Keynote

2:30pm – 3:00pm         Exhibits

3:00pm – 4:00pm         Program Session III

Starting this year, we will be using google forms to make the submission process easier. The sponsor form can be found at the following link: All program submission information will be available on the conference website soon as well.

The sponsor form must be completed by December 31, 2017.

The schedule of programs will be finalized by the conference committee at our meeting in January and notifications will follow shortly thereafter. Please be advised that we can only reserve space for programs with defined content. We look forward to working with you to present a great conference experience for all. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Alexandra Janvey

Phone: (516) 299-3572


Long Island Library Conference is jointly sponsored by the Nassau County Library Association and the Suffolk County Library Association. Please visit us on the web at

Program Hosted by NCLA/LILRC: Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community

Speaker: Lydia N. Collins is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) Class Description: This presentation will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies to introduce community members to NLM resources in fun and engaging ways. Monday, October 23, 2017 at Farmingdale Public Library, 9:30am -12pm

$5 for members of NCLA or LILRC, $15 for nonmembers

Please return by October 16th to: Jeanne Strausman, NYIT/COM Library, Rockefeller Bldg, Northern Blvd, Old Westbury, NY 11568. All Checks must be payable to: NCLA

Flyer is attached! NCLA-HS class flyer


How to Renew your SCLA Membership online

Did you know that you can renew to SCLA online? Click on the link above to go to NYLA’s SCLA renewal page. Follow the steps and pay to renew! Regular memberships cover Part-Time and Full-Time librarians, based on their income for the year.

Library Assistant / Support Staff rates are for any library workers who are not librarians. 

Thank you for your support! 


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:,-73.3625787,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e82ec81461166d:0x8fe21fa89f69f2e1!8m2!3d40.80396!4d-73.36039