Landing The Job

The SCLA Executive Board is presenting a special program for SCLA members on Thursday, April 11th from 6-8.  The program is called “Landing The Job” and will feature a panel of 6 esteemed library directors talking about what they look for on resumes and in interviews.

What do directors look for in resumes? What are some good answers to their most common asked questions? Come and hear four Suffolk County Library directors talk about their interview hits and misses!

SCLA Membership required for registration.

To register, please go to:

Support the SCLA Scholarship Fund!

Support the SCLA Scholarship Fund!

This year, please visit to purchase raffle tickets to support the annual SCLA Scholarship. Changing things up from previous years, there are no longer booklets of paper raffles. Ticket purchases can only be made online and winners will be auto-generated at the SCLA dinner on November 15th.
You do not have to attend the dinner in order to purchase raffle tickets, or to win! Some of our fun prizes this year include: SoBol gift certificates, painting classes, and theater tickets!
Thank you for your support.

The SCLA Annual Dinner registration is now open!

The SCLA Annual Dinner registration is now open!

Long Island Aquarium
431 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901
Thursday, November 15th 6:30-10:30pm

Join us for Dinner & Dancing!

$55 members & students
$65 non-members and on-site registration

Please register by Wednesday, November 14th.

CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR. All fees are non-refundable.


For any questions, please contact Emily Guerrero at

SCLA Scholarship 2018

SCLA Scholarship

The Suffolk County Library Association, serving Suffolk County libraries since 1939, offers an academic scholarship to assist an outstanding library school student in subsidizing the cost of their library school education, and to promote the profession by supporting an excellent student pursuing a Library or Information Science Master’s Degree in Suffolk County.

Apply here for the 2018 Suffolk County Library Association Scholarship. (PDF)

2018 Scholarship Award Supporting Librarian Students Flyer (PDF)

2018 Continuing Education Award Application for Library Support Staff

Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff

The SCLA Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff is a minimum cash award made to a library employee who is pursuing academic or career-related coursework that will enhance and contribute to their  library duties, as well as benefit libraries. The award is supported by the Suffolk County Library Association and is activities, individual contributions and commemorative gifts. It is administered by the SCLA Scholarship Committee whose decisions are final. It is an annual award, but if the Committee finds no suitable candidate in a given year, no award will be made.

Apply for the 2018 SCLA Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff here. (PDF)

Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff Flyer 2018 (PDF)

SCLA’s Annual Networking Night Thursday, May 31st

SCLA’s Annual Networking Night will take place on Thursday, May 31st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Old City Public House in Ronkonkoma. Join us to meet and mingle with library staff from across the county. A registration fee of $6 includes appetizers. A cash bar will be available. Register and pay online here:

See attached for details. Please email with any questions.

Alexandra Mercado
Librarian I
Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road
Holbrook, NY 11741

(631) 588-5024 ext. 227

Flyer PDF

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