LGBT 101

LGBT 101
February 16th @ 2PM
Presented by The LGBT Network
This professional yet fun and interactive educational workshop is designed to increase understanding as a tool to decrease the bullying of LGBT and other youth in schools.  The LGBT Network’s workshop uses activities and ongoing dialogue and Q&A to facilitate conversations and foster understanding.

The program covers the topics of sexual orientation, gender identity, and experiences of LGBT people.  The program also provides definitions & understanding of LGBTQIA+ terms.

Register here.

All departments are welcome!

History of LGBTQ Romances LILPA

History of LGBTQ Romances

Thursday, February 11th 11AM

The course of true love never did run smoothly, especially when it comes to LGBTQ+ romance novels.

Join Queens College Professor Emeritus Mary k. Chelton as she takes a fascinating look at the evolution of the romance novel genre, which has only recently begun to embrace a more inclusive perspective.

Register here

The Long Island Library Pride Alliance Committee is charged with providing guidance and direction to Long Island library professionals in Nassau and Suffolk County about LGBTQIA+ information and/or services.

SCLA’s Virtual Game Night!

Let’s make some weird memories!!! Join us on Wednesday, January 13th at 6:30 pm for some laugh out loud fun.
Kick back with your favorite drink and snacks while playing with library friends throughout the county.  Show us the weirdest item you have in your house (oh, I have so many) and you may win a prize!Just fill out the registration form to receive your invite to the PARTY! And don’t forget to tell your friends.  The more people that play, the better.

Andrea Malchiodi

Youth Services/Family Engagement Coordinator

Lindenhurst Memorial Library

1 Lee Avenue Lindenhurst, NY 11757

631-957-7755 ext. 131

CATS/TIF Annual Meeting (feat. Guest Speaker Rob Thomson)

Here’s an upcoming program from CATS/TIF! You do NOT have to be a member of CATS to register for this program!
The CATS/TIF Annual Meeting (feat. Guest Speaker Rob Thomson)
Wednesday, December 9th at 10:00 AM
Join us for the CATS/TIF Annual Meeting, featuring virtual guest speaker Rob Thomson: NSW State Manager of the Australian Library and Information Association! He’ll be discussing the purpose of ALIA, intregrating technology into libraries and tall but true tales of his life in libraries. There may be singing and occasional dancing, but no promises! This program will be held via Zoom. There is no registration fee.
Register online here:
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at We hope to see you there!
Best regards,
Alison Mirabella

CATS President

YASD Virtual Annual Luncheon

Please see the attached flyer for our Virtual Annual Luncheon, this Thursday, December 3.
The Teen Librarian Award will be given out as well as, a round of Trivia with a gift card prize~
We hope you will share your lunch and time with us!
RSVP: abreslin@connetquotlibrary for the Zoom information.

Angela Breslin 
Teen Coordinator
Direct Line: 631-227-3866
Fax: 631-567-5137
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DASL Presents: Living the High Line

DASL Presents: Living the High Line

SCLA Division of Academic and Special Libraries (DASL) invites you to hear Dr. Roxanne Zimmer of the Cornell Cooperative Extension present her expert perspective on this uniquely transformed walking trail on the west side of Manhattan.
This event is free and held on zoom.
To register for the event/zoom link:
For questions, please email Bruce Seger at

Career & Business Reference Services Committee meeting

Career & Business Reference Services Committee (formerly the CARE Committee) will be hosting a speaker from Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 2:30pm via Zoom.

Find out which services are available for both civilians and veterans.  Patrick will discuss the job portal through the Suffolk County Forward website, as well as the kinds of assistance veterans can receive beyond job assistance.

Please contact Nicole Berroyer at with any questions.

Use the following url to attend

Professional development hours will be awarded.

C&B is a committee of RASD (Reference and Adult Services Division), a division of SCLA.

RASD Media- Media Tools During Coronavirus

Hi, everyone-

Please join us on Monday, November 9th at 2:00PM, for a discussion of media tools and practices that worked and didn’t work during the Coronavirus quarantine.  We will also discuss media trends in libraries post reopening.
Please contact Nicole Rambo,, or Rachel Cecchini,, with any questions.


Rachel Cecchini
Reference Librarian
The Smithtown Library-Smithtown Building
Vice President/President-Elect- RASD
1 North Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 360-2480 x126

Learn from an Athletic Trainer!

Join the RASD Health Concerns Committee for this fun and interactive presentation featuring Lisa Komnik, Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training at Stony Brook University. Walk away with info on the career, tips/tricks to gain more energy, (perhaps even participate in a short light exercise session) and finish off the event with free resources to help your community presented by Head of the Health Sciences Library, Jamie Saragossi.

WHEN: Monday, November 16th at 2:15 PM


Did we mention that the first 30 registrants will receive a lunch container with snacks? (This may not be our annual breakfast, but we can do late lunch snacks)

See the attached flyer for complete details.

QUESTIONS: Email Sal Filosa, Committee Chairperson,