“We’re so sorry to have to do this to everyone but unfortunately today’s webinar “Program Tech on a Budget” will be cancelled. The storm this morning has cut out the power in the speaker’s building so he will not be able to present.However, we are working on creating a pre-recorded version of the webinar and will send it out as soon as possible to everyone! We apologize for any inconvenience and we will send the link to that video soon.If you are registered, you should be receiving a cancellation email soon. Keep an eye out on the listserv and our website/Facebook page for the pre-recorded class!”
In this difficult time, the Suffolk County Library (SCLA) stands firmly with the Black community, as well as the American Library Association (ALA) and countless other professional library associations, in denouncing the senseless loss of Mr. George Floyd and all forms of racism, discrimination, and oppression.
Our commitment to intellectual freedom and charge of providing full access to knowledge to all members of our communities regardless of race, color, religion, age, ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation is sacrosanct. But there is still much work to be done in the way of forging an all-inclusive society that is not only just non-racist, but staunchly anti-racist.
We must provide the tools for library staff to advocate to the best of our abilities. We must affect change and foster environments where all members of our communities feel accepted, safe, and welcomed. As public service information professionals, we have an ongoing responsibility to educate ourselves on how to better understand, represent, and ally ourselves with our diverse colleagues and communities, for that diversity is amongst our greatest strengths. The members of SCLA stand in solidarity, committed to doing our part to make this possible.
Signed, The Suffolk County Library Association Executive Board
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 CATS/TIF Annual Meeting! A special thank you to Chad Mairn, librarian, professor and manager of the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College who spoke to us about the future of libraries in the modern world. Chad stressed the importance of grant writing, thinking outside the box when it comes to programming and even demonstrated emerging AR technology like the Magic Leap headset for us. It was a great program!
Please check back to stay up-to-date with our upcoming 2020 programs.
Thursday, December 5th, 2019 SCLS Auditorium 9:30 a.m.
Coffee & breakfast provided