Program Tech on a Budget

Here is an upcoming webinar from CATS, for those who are interested!
Program Tech on a Budget

August 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Running technology programs does not have to break the bank (or your programming budget!). This webinar is designed for libraries and librarians working with limited budgets or those who want to look before they leap into a new technology. Ideas for in-person and virtual programming will be discussed as well as helpful resources for getting the best price and getting inspired for your next potential program.

If you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact me at alisonm@longwoodlibrary.org.
Best regards,
Alison Mirabella
CATS President

Happy Pride from the NCLA/SCLA Long Island Library Pride Alliance (LILPA)!

Happy Pride from the NCLA/SCLA Long Island Library Pride Alliance (LILPA)!

At this moment in time, it is more important than ever for queer members of the library community and our allies to stand together and fight for intersectional justice – particularly for our colleagues of color. We have come so far, which is reason to celebrate; but we have a long way to go, and there’s still work to be done. And that is precisely why LILPA was created.

We’re a new joint-county committee that is dedicated to serving both Long Island library professionals and users of libraries, who share an interest in LGBTQIA+ information and/or services. One of our primary goals is to help ensure that libraries have the resources necessary to meet the needs of their queer patrons (regardless of age) and staff members. In doing so, we also hope to provide a forum for discussion, as well as an environment for advocacy and education, regarding the needs of queer library workers and the queer community at large. In addition, we will work to support the free and open access to information, without censorship, for queer individuals and their allies. As we move forward, we’ll be working on resource and book lists, workshops, and other outlets to aid with these goals.

June is indeed Pride month, so let’s start now and continue showing our pride as we confront injustice for all marginalized communities! Please reach out to one the co-chairs below for more information about membership and opportunities for involvement. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate our past, fight for equity in the present, and work towards a better future.

Valerie Acklin                                                 Derek Ivie

valerieacklin@gmail.com                                  derek@suffolknet.org

Jody Ruggiero                                               Nola Thacker

Jruggiero@levittownpl.org                               nolareads@gmail.com           

Co-Chairs/NCLA                                             Co-Chairs/SCLA

A Message from the SCLA Executive Board

In this difficult time, the Suffolk County Library (SCLA) stands firmly with the Black community, as well as the American Library Association (ALA) and countless other professional library associations, in denouncing the senseless loss of Mr. George Floyd and all forms of racism, discrimination, and oppresion.

Our commitment to intellectual freedom and charge of providing full access to knowledge to all members of our communities regardless of race, color, religion, age, ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation is sacrosanct. But there is still much work to be done in the way of forging an all-inclusive society that is not only just non-racist, but staunchly anti-racist.

We must provide the tools for library staff to advocate to the best of our abilities. We must effect change and foster environments where all members of our communities feel accepted, safe and welcomed. As public service information professionals, we have an ongoing responsibility to educate ourselves on how to better understand, represent, and ally ourselves with our diverse colleagues and communities, for that diversity is amongst our greatest strengths. The members of SCLA stand in solidarity, committed to doing our part to make this possible.

Signed,   The Suffolk County Library Association Executive Board 

 

SCLA’s Virtual Trivia Afternoon

Hi Everyone,
We miss you! At our last SCLA executive board meeting, we had a long discussion about networking night and what to do.  Since a traditional networking night is out of the question this year, we thought it would be fun to get together in a non-traditional way, so we put together a trivia afternoon.  A chance to see our library friends and get those competitive juices flowing!
Test your knowledge, grab your favorite snacks and have some fun from home! After registering, you will be emailed a link to join the event.  Click here to register!  We look forward to seeing you!
If you have any questions, feel free to email me individually.

Andrea Malchiodi

Youth Services/Family Engagement Coordinator

Lindenhurst Memorial Library

1 Lee Avenue Lindenhurst, NY 11757

631-957-7755 ext 141

amalchiodi@lindenhurstlibrary.org

Making Space for Self: Wellness Between Service and Productivity

Hello all,
The SCLA Health Concerns Committee is proud to cosponsor along this program along with LILRC, Making Space for Self: Wellness Between Service and Productivity.
In the beginning of this pandemic, we all knew who to look toward for scientific guidance. Now, we are looking for ways to focus our mental health, prioritize our self, and learn to cope with “new normals.” This will be the focus of our committee at this time.
We hope that you will register and join us for this important topic.
All information can be found here: https://www.lilrc.org/event-3490931
We will get through this together.
Regards,
Sal & SCLA Health Concerns Committee

Computer Cleanup & Security from SSD

The SCLA Support Staff Division is hosting an online training program : Computer Cleanup & Security conducted by Sharper Training Solutions on May 27th from 1 – 2:30 pm.
Please contact Teri Hatred at sclshr@suffolknet.org to register.
Please see attached flyer for more details.
Teri Hatred
Human Resources Officer
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
631-286-1600 x 1314

Skype, Facetime and Chatting Online Program from SSD

The SCLA Support Staff Division is hosting an online training program:
Skype, Facetime and Chatting Online conducted by Sharper Training Solutions on May 20th from 1 – 2:30pm.
Please contact Teri Hatred at sclshr@suffolknet.org to register for the program.
Please see attached flyer for more details.
Teri Hatred
Human Resources Officer
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
631-286-1600 x 1314

SCLA – Call for Nominations

Suffolk County Library Association is seeking people who are interested in serving on the 2021 SCLA Executive Board!
Reasons to nominate yourself:
  • No experience necessary! If you are elected, we will train you!
  • Connect with colleagues from across the county
  • Develop hard and soft skills that you will use in your career
Available positions are as follows:
  • Vice President/President Elect (3 years, VP/President/Past President)
  • Secretary (1 year)
  • Member at Large – Membership (2 years)
  • Member at Large – Special Event Coordinator (2 years)
Terms run from December 2020 to December 2021. Interested parties should email me a brief bio, professional-looking photo, and vacancy of interest in filling by Thursday, May 28. Please refer to the attached for further information or email me at alexandra.mercado@sachemlibrary.org.
Please note the correction on one of the Member-at-Large responsibilities.
Best,
Ally

Alexandra Mercado

Librarian II
Library Programs & Newsletter
Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road
Holbrook, NY 11741
(631) 588-5024 ext. 247

Virtual Programming for Teens

Hello,
I hope this email finds you and your families well.
Please join YASD for a meeting regarding Virtual Programming for Teens.  Please bring your ideas, share what has worked, and what hasn’t.
The meeting is Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 10:00 am.
RSVP: abreslin@connetquotlibrary.org for Zoom Meeting and Password information.
Angela

Angela Breslin
Teen Coordinator
Connetquot Public Library
760 Ocean Avenue
Bohemia, NY  11716
631.227-3866 Direct Line
631.567.5079 Main Line
631.567.5137 Fax