RASD Media Committee meeting, September 19th, at the Suffolk Cooperative Library System

Please join us Wednesday, September 19th, for the RASD Media Committee meeting at the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, 9:30 a.m. for coffee and 10:00 a.m. for the meeting.

We’ll have a great discussion about Middle County Library’s Zine Collection.  Nicole Rambo, the Media Committee co-chair, will be discussing their very unique collection.  We’ll also be talking about the circulating board game and lawn game collections at Sayville Library, and how you can start your own.  As well as, the circulating toy collection at Middle Country.

No registration required.

If you have any questions please contact me at tsicurella@sayvillelibrary.org .

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.

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.

Meet Generation Z


March 19th
SCLS
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.

Electronic Resources Committee of RASD Meeting December 14, 2017.

Electronic Resources Committee of RASD

Meeting Location SCLS, Bellport December 14, 2017.

9:30 am coffee. 10 am-noon meeting.

End the Year with these Online Learning Tools!

Julie Whalen of Lynda.com will give a demonstration of their online learning courses, and discuss how to promote them effectively.

Jennifer Bollerman of Patchogue-Medford Library will demonstrate Career Online High School.  Open to all adults in Suffolk County, Career Online High School, offers the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certification online.

Finally, we will end the year with a roundtable discussion on any new Electronic Resources offered in the County.

Dave Jones
Head of Computers & Digital Services
Head of Teen Services
Westhampton Free Library

Long Island Reads Pick 2017

THE 2018 PICK IS IN!

Spaceman

by Mike Massimino

Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, is the spellbinding true story of the Long Island boy who became one of our best-known living space travelers. Despite daunting challenges and numerous setbacks, Mike never gave up his dream of becoming an astronaut. His book brings the reader into a rare, wonderful world where nerdy science meets thrilling adventure, and pulls back a curtain on just what it really means to have “the right stuff.”

“Every generation of astronauts needs a storyteller — a person with wit, humor, and passion who has lived our collective dreams of space exploration and returned to tell us all about it. Mike Massimino is that person. He’s that astronaut. And this is his story.”—Neil deGrasse Tyson 

Why Spaceman?

  • Mike Massimino was born in Oceanside and grew up in Franklin Square. In Spaceman, he lovingly recalls his Long Island childhood, school, family, and neighborhood.
  • Mike is a true local hero and his inspirational life story will appeal to readers of all ages.
  • He is a natural communicator with a large social media presence, widely known from multiple appearances on The Big Bang Theory, ideally suited for sharing his love of science and technology to a general audience.
  • Spacemanoffers a wide variety of topics and themes that lend themselves to related programming for children, teens, and adults, including astronomy, STEM education, and innumerable science and adventure tie-ins.
  • Spacemanis currently available in paperback, hardcover, ebook, and audio download. It is soon to be a Talking Book from the National Library Service.
  • Long Island Reads will honor Mike in person at an award ceremony and author talk at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

 

Long Island Reads takes place annually throughout the month of April.  Many Nassau and Suffolk County libraries feature Long Island Reads programs and book discussion during National Library Week (April 8-14, 2018).

For more information contact:

Nassau chair: Janet Schneider ·  jschneider@peninsulapublic.org

Suffolk chair: Beth Gates ·  beth@myrml.org

RASD Health Concerns Breakfast- Nov. 6

Did you know….? 
 
Most cardiovascular disease is preventable by addressing risk factors such as smoking, diet, physical inactivity, and alcohol use. 
 
To learn more, please join the Health Concerns Committee of SCLA for our annual breakfast featuring dynamic speakers on the important topic of Vascular Disease
 
Speakers will include: 
Dr. Gasparis, Director of the Stony Brook Vascular Center 
Dr. Tassiopoulos, Director of the Stony Brook Center for Vein Care. 
 
2 CEUs will be awarded.
 
Date: Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
627 North Sunrise Service Road
Bellport, New York 11713-9000
 
For further information, please contact: Sal Filosa (Port Jefferson Free Library) 631-473-0022 or sfilosa@portjefflibrary.org
More details to come!

CARE Committee meeting November 16, 2017

Please join the CARE (Career and Resource Exchange) Committee of RASD for our November 16 meeting at Suffolk County Library System.

Dave Sullivan from Family Service League will join us to talk about the Flexible Employment Program. This program provides vocational services to individuals with disabilities and is sponsored by the NY State Department of Education ACCES-VR. The program offers diagnostic evaluations and teaches computer skills, interviewing, job search skills, development skills, and placement. The organization also offers aftercare support and vocational counseling. Family Service League serves people with mental health conditions, developmental disabilities, substance abuse issues, legal histories, and physical disabilities.

Please join us for coffee at 2:00 pm and the presentation at 2:30 pm.

Professional development hours will be awarded.

RASD Public Relations and Marketing Committee

Video Production and Library Promotion
10/19/17 at 10:00 a.m.
At the East Islip Public Library
SCLA Members – Free, Non-Members $10.00
RSVP to Jo-Ann Carhart – East Islip Public Library
 
Together we will discuss ways to incorporate
video media and video marketing into your
libraries communications.
 
We will go over how to create video for nothing,
inexpensively and utilizing student productions.
 
We’ll discuss promotion and community participation.
 
PSA’s and shorts and bios and documentaries and comedy
and even a video newsletter will be explored.