Meet Generation Z

March 19th
Blue Room
9:30am – 12:00pm

Meet Generation Z Millennials are old news. In their late twenties and thirties, the generation has come to be defined by economic struggle and a slow start in adulthood. Come learn about a new generation of teens who are about to enter adulthood, and who have different expectations of our services.

NYLA’s Online Advocacy Center

Send a message to your legislature, thanking them for supporting libraries this budget year.

NYLA offers this quick service to send a electronic thank you.

In order to facilitate library advocacy, NYLA provides a quick and easy means of showing your support. NYLA’s Online Advocacy Center allows you to edit pre-drafted advocacy messages as you like, enter your name and address, and hit ‘Submit’.  The messages will be automatically delivered to your NYS Senator and Assemblymember. Get started now, click on “Take Action Now!”.

LI-LIB is a listserv for Long Island Librarians

LI-LIB is a listserv for Long Island Librarians. The list is un-moderated, and any topic that is relevant to life in Lon Island Libraries is open for discussion. If you would like to subscribe, we only ask that you abide by the following two rules:

  • Please do not post personal messages. Use the SEND command with the person’s address if want answer someone on the list. Only use the REPLY command if you want to respond to the whole list.
  • Be considerate. When you are posting a message, remember that there is a person behind every username. Lively debate is encouraged, rudeness is not.

How to Subscribe to the List

  • Send an e-mail message to:
  • Leave the subject line blank.
  • In the body of the message type: subscribe li-lib.

How to Send Messages to LI-LIB

The most confusing things about mailing lists is that there two different addresses. The “mailing list server” address handles the administrative functions for the list. The “list” address (in this case LI-LIB) is the address you use to post messages to the list.

To post a message on the LI-LIB, send an email message to:


Messages will usually be posted immediately, but there are may be unforeseen circumstances where it might take a day or two. If your message is not posted within a couple of days, resend it. You can only send messages if you are subscribed to the list!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions you can email Kevin McCoy at

The LDA Library Award

The LDA Library Award provides recognition to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to libraries on Long Island, be they librarians, trustees, support staff, friends of the library, vendors or publishers. The award is sponsored by SCLA and NCLA and was founded by LDA Publishers in 1978.

We invite all SCLA members to consider nominating an individual for this award. A copy of the application and brochure is attached. Paper copies of the brochure also were sent to SCLA members.

Applications are now being accepted and must be received no later than Monday, March 26, 2018. Please send them to:

Marcia L. Olsen

3772 Marilyn Drive

Seaford, NY 11783

The LDA Library Award will be presented at the Long Island Library Conference on Thursday, May 3, 2018.



Social Media Manager Workshop
Friday March 16, 2018
2pm to 4pm
@ Brentwood Public Library

Discover how to select and get the most out of a social media manager such as Hootsuite, Buffer or Sprout.
Management platforms make maintaining an active social media presence much easier.

They often provide users with additional tools and insights to help grow their social media presence.
2 CEUs will be awarded for this program

Presenter: Mike Buono, BREN Reference & Community Service Facilitator

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.

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

Click here for a PDF Poster

2018 SSD Annual Roundtable

This program has been cancelled.

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 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 –

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

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 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

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.