How People Fit Libraries Into Their Lives

How People Fit Libraries Into Their Lives

Quick takes:

  • More of the public used to library to complete an online class or certification
  • The higher level of trust in information sources – the more likely people are to feel drawn to information acquisition
  • a quarter of the population is information wary – do not exhibit much interest in acquiring digital skills or the wherewithal to determine what information is trustworthy
  • The most eager are the ones who wish libraries were closer to their homes

Public Library Administrator’s Certificate Program

SCLS is partnering with the Palmer Institute of Public Library Organization and Management to once again offer the Public Library Administrator’s Certificate Program to regional library managers and other interested library staff at a reasonable cost. The registration form is attached.

This certificate program is a five course, fifteen-credit graduate level management training program for public library administrators that will lead to an Advanced Certificate in Public Library Administration recognized by the New York State Education Department.

Each course will be offered in a series of 2 1/2 hour sessions on Tuesday evenings from 6-8:30 pm at the Brentwood Public Library.  The first course is anticipated to begin on September 12, 2017.

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Third Annual Bowling Night!

It’s finally here! Our third annual Bowling Night will be held on Friday, June 2nd from 7-9PM at the fabulous Farmingdale Lanes! Save the date, because the pinheads of NCLA will face the elbow benders of SCLA! Don’t worry, we’re all members of the gutter gang! Best of all, our proceeds will be split evenly to support the scholarship funds of our respective organizations!

20$ for three hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, and soda!

2017 Daniel Kissane Scholarship – For Library Students

 

2017 Daniel Kissane Scholarship – For Library Students

Daniel F. Kissane Memorial Scholarship

Financial assistance is available for a library school student to attend the annual SUNY Librarians Association (SUNYLA) conference. The purpose of the Scholarship is to offer an introduction to academic librarianship, provide professional growth opportunities and encourage involvement with SUNYLA.