SCLA Scholarship 2018


SCLA Scholarship

The Suffolk County Library Association, serving Suffolk County libraries since 1939, offers an academic scholarship to assist an outstanding library school student in subsidizing the cost of their library school education, and to promote the profession by supporting an excellent student pursuing a Library or Information Science Master’s Degree in Suffolk County.

Apply here for the 2018 Suffolk County Library Association Scholarship. (PDF)

2018 Scholarship Award Supporting Librarian Students Flyer (PDF)

2018 Continuing Education Award Application for Library Support Staff

Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff

The SCLA Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff is a minimum cash award made to a library employee who is pursuing academic or career-related coursework that will enhance and contribute to their  library duties, as well as benefit libraries. The award is supported by the Suffolk County Library Association and is activities, individual contributions and commemorative gifts. It is administered by the SCLA Scholarship Committee whose decisions are final. It is an annual award, but if the Committee finds no suitable candidate in a given year, no award will be made.

Apply for the 2018 SCLA Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff here. (PDF)

Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff Flyer 2018 (PDF)

Tracking Dark Social: New Adult Committee of RASD

NAC: Tracking Dark Social
Monday, June 18 at 10 AM – 12 PM
Suffolk County Library Association, 627 N Sunrise Service Rd, Bellport, New York 11713

Come learn about “Dark Social,” including Snapchat, Facebook Messenger and other social platforms that lack clear metrics.

MOSAIC’s ANNUAL BREAKFAST

Join us for MOSAIC’s ANNUAL BREAKFAST

Middle Country Public Library 101 Eastwood Blvd, Centereach NY 11720

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 ­ 9:30am-12:00pm

Patron Privacy & Risk – Worst Cases and Preparations

Surveys show that libraries are among the most trusted of all social institutions…trusted above all other government agencies. Our professional ethics insist that we protect the information seeking of our patrons. Are we living up to our ethics in our everyday actions and services? What are the risks inherent in our current systems and services? ” How can libraries proactively  help all immigrants, regardless of status?” Join Jason Griffey for an examination of these risks and  suggestions on how libraries can be ready to react to threats.

Jason will be joining via Skype.
Following Jason’s talk, Cheryl Keshner from Empire Justice Center and Martha Maffei from SEPA Mujer will highlight the concerns of our immigrant community and answer questions.

About our speaker:
Jason Griffey is the founder and principal at Evenly Distributed (http://evenlydistributed.net), a technology consulting and creation firm for libraries, museums, education, and other non-profits. Jason is an Affiliate Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he studies hyperlocal micronetworks such as his LibraryBox Project and works on technologies that provide open and robust access to information for the future, such as blockchain and other decentralization technologies. For more about Jason: http://jasongriffey.net/

Free for SCLA Members, $10.00 fee for non-members
Please make checks payable to NYLA/SCLA

Register at  https://tinyurl.com/MOSAICBREAKFAST2018  or contact Amber Gagliardi, gagliardiamber@mcplibrary.org ● 631-585-9393 ext. 274  Michelle Athanas, michelle.athanas@nenpl.org ● 631-261-2313 ext. 210

PDF Flyer

SCLA’s Annual Networking Night Thursday, May 31st

SCLA’s Annual Networking Night will take place on Thursday, May 31st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Old City Public House in Ronkonkoma. Join us to meet and mingle with library staff from across the county. A registration fee of $6 includes appetizers. A cash bar will be available. Register and pay online here:

https://www.nyla.org/max/4DCGI/events/Register.html?Action=Register&ConfID_W=288

See attached for details. Please email alexandra.mercado@sachemlibrary.org with any questions.

Alexandra Mercado
Librarian I
Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road
Holbrook, NY 11741

(631) 588-5024 ext. 227

Flyer PDF

CARE Committee meeting Thursday, May 17, 2018

Please join the CARE (Career and Resource Exchange) Committee of RASD for our May 17 meeting at Suffolk County Library System.

John Keating from Strategic Staffing will speak about employment coaching for people with disabilities. Strategic Staffing works directly with people with disabilities, as well as helping parents find suitable employment options for their young adult children with disabilities. Strategic Staffing offers one-on-one counseling, full-day workshops, and online webinars. Please join us for coffee at 2:00 p.m.; the presentation starts at 2:30 p.m.

CEU credits will be awarded!

To RSVP please contact nicole@connetquotlibrary.org

Media Committee meeting  Tuesday, April 10th

The next Media Committee meeting will be taking place Tuesday, April 10th, 10am – 12pm, at Suffolk Cooperative Library System.  Coffee and networking at 9:30am.  The topic of discussion will be cataloging Media concerns.  We’ll be talking about all kinds of media issues; DVDs and blu ray combos, audiobooks, vinyl, TV series, box sets, videogames, bib records, and so much more!  If you’re involved with copy cataloging, original cataloging, processing, or troubleshooting your library’s media collection don’t miss out on this roundtable discussion.  Have an issue with a new media collection at your library?  This is a great opportunity to talk it out with other libraries that might be dealing with the same problems.