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.

Long Island History Committee’s Genealogy and Local History Program Showcase

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Please excuse any cross posts.  This is just to remind you that this year’s Long Island History Committee’s Genealogy and Local History Program Showcase is on Thursday, April 27 at SCLS.  We have a wonderful variety of programmers this year, so I hope you’ll be able to join us.  Refreshments will be served at 9:30 AM and the presentations will run from 10:00 AM to approximately 12:00 Noon.  There will also be time before and after the presentations to speak to the programmers.

Pass the word on to your friends and join us on the 27th.  Please let me know if you will be attending so that I can plan accordingly.

Hope to see you there,

Inez Foster
Chair – RASD Long Island History Committee of SCLA, a regional chapter of NYLA

Program Director / Local History Librarian
Babylon Public Library
24 South Carll Ave.
Babylon, NY  11702
631-669-1624
ifoster@babylonlibrary.org