elsalogoThe Excellence in Library Service Award (ELSA) is designed to recognize dedication to public service demonstrated by any staff member of a public, school, special or academic library. We welcome nominations submitted by any employee of a Suffolk County library or any Suffolk County library patron. Pages, clerks, librarians and trainees, as well as office, custodial and security staff from any Suffolk County library are eligible. Outstanding public service may be demonstrated by fostering team spirit, exemplary job performance, promoting good will among patrons and staff, or an innovative approach to one’s work.

View the Nomination Form (PDF) for complete details. All applications must be submitted by August 31, 2014.

The award will be presented at the SCLA Annual Dinner on November 20, 2014.

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Please be advised that the RASD PR & Marketing Committee has established an annual marketing award for public and academic libraries.

The SLMA Award was designed by the RASD PR & Marketing Committee of SCLA to reward the best public relations marketing campaign done by a public or academic library in Suffolk County over a one year period of time (the first year’s award will cover 8 ½ months).

Applications can be found online at the RASD PR & Marketing Committee’s page, or you may find it attached (PDF).

The Mission: The RASD PR & Marketing Committee is sponsoring the SLMA Award to encourage, promote and reward exceptional marketing in public and academic Suffolk County libraries.

Public relations campaigns may be submitted by any department of a public or academic library in Suffolk County. The application must be for a library marketing campaign that occurred entirely between 1/1/14 and 9/15/14.

If you have any questions, feel free to call or email Jo-Ann Carhart @ East Islip Public Library.

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Registration has opened up for the 2014 Long Island Library Conference, May 1st at the Melville Marriott. Register now to hear keynote speaker Sarah Vowell and attend many exciting programs!



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Suffolk County Library Association: c/o SCLS 627 N. Sunrise Service Road Bellport, NY 11713 scla@suffolk.lib.ny.us