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Corrected and Approved
SCLA Minutes
Friday, January 19, 2018 SCLS

IN ATTENDANCE: Brian Adams, Samantha Alberts, Stephen Burg, Mike Firestone, Stefanie Gangone, Rebecca Goldstein, Emily Guerrero, Candace Hope, Stephen Ingram, Alexandra Mercado,  Mark Navins, Elaine Perez, Brian Schwartz, Lissetty Thomas, Joyce Thompson-Haas, Kristen Todd-Wurm, Celia Vollmer

CALL TO ORDER:   Brian Schwartz called the meeting to order at 10:02 am.  The December 2017 minutes were reviewed and corrected.  Brian Schwartz moved to accept the minutes as corrected.  Alexandra Mercado seconded this motion.  None were opposed.  Motion passed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  None.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.

Kristen said that we are getting more renewals for membership.  We will revisit the statistics in July 2018.  We are hoping to come up with an idea to help with the dues.

Kristen discussed a motion to NYLA about division checks.  There are still issues involved with checks and how we are getting reimbursed.  We will proceed with the new motion in favor for a few months and try to see if it works.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Elaine Perez reported.

The SCLA revenue as of December 31, 2017 was $16,621.20.  The total expenses as of December 31, 2017 were $11,321.59.  The closing balance for SCLA as of December 31, 2017 is $17,685.28.

Please give your reimbursement requests in for the NYLA trip on February 28.

DIVISION REPORTS:

DASL: No report.

RASD: Candace Hope reported.

The CARE Committee’s next meeting will include a working lunch where core committee members will go over the handbook and update their blog.

The Health Concerns Committee is partnering with Health Science Librarians at Stony Brook University. What the Health?, consisting of three training workshops in January, February and March, are being scheduled at SCLS to provide instruction on consumer health resources for the public librarians and library school students of Suffolk County. Funding was awarded through the Health Information Awareness Award by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

The Long Island History Committee will host their annual showcase on April 19 at SCLS and they plan on having at least 7-8 programmers. They are also planning a trip to the Three Village Historical Society in June.

MOSAIC’s annual breakfast will be held on June 12 at MCPL. They are also planning a trip to the Tenement Museum in March as a professional networking opportunity.

OARS is in the process of updating previously published works and have plans to work on an informational booklet for seniors.

RASD, and our committees, are looking forward to presenting at the Long Island Library Conference.

We have 3 members at large this year, and have divided up their duties as needed with one member concentrating on our annual lunch, one focusing on the annual breakfast with the Health Concerns Committee, and the other in charge of raffles and giveaways at the Long Island Library Conference.

We are also looking into having a Reader’s Advisory Unconference in Suffolk this year with PR and Marketing co-sponsoring if possible. Lauren attended the Unconference by NCLA’s RASD division and says they seem willing to help us bring it to Suffolk librarians.

CATS:  Stephen Burg reported.

The board meeting was held on January 10, 2018.  CATS is hoping to setup a tour of the Stonybrook Makerspace.

SSD:  Celia Vollmer reported.

Celia noted that they will be having a meeting about social media platforms. There will be a roundtable meeting in March right after the SCLA meeting.  Keep an eye out for save the dates postcards.  

YASD: Rebecca Goldstein reported.

In December, YASD hosted their Annual Luncheon with guest speaker Gae Polisner. They also presented our annual Teen Librarian Awards. Erick Gordy of the Hampton Bays Public Library received the award for Most Successful Program, and Khan DeRenzo of the Port Jefferson Library received the award for Most Creative Program.

Looking forward, Nassau YASD will be hosting their Annual Joint Meeting on Thursday, February 8 at the Freeport Memorial Library featuring guest speaker Heather Demetrios. Heather is a YA author and writing coach, and will highlight Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month with a discussion of her newest novel, Bad Romance. This will be YASD’s first meeting of the year.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ANNUAL DINNER: Emily Guerrero reported.

Emily reported that they are working on the next dinner and she spoke about possible dates.

ARCHIVES: No report.

CIVIL SERVICE:   Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.

Kristen noted that on February 1 there will be a workshop at Sachem Library about the upper level civil service exam. SCLA is partnering with CLASC for this.

Kristen also discussed about changing the Librarian 2 exam back to library experience, instead of a multiple choice exam.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: No report.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: No report.

ELSA:  No report.

FANDOM OUTREACH COMMITTEE: Stefanie Gangone reported.

On August 11-12, the Long Island Retro Gaming Convention will be held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum that will consist of coding and robotics, just to name a few.

There will be a meeting on February 18 at 6 pm. It will be located at Panera in Bohemia.

INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM:  No report.

LDA AWARD:  Paula Bornstein reported.

Paula spoke with Marcia Olsen, the NCLA LDA Committee chairperson.  She is making arrangements to revise the brochure with application and have 2000 copies printed by February 1st.  NCLA pays the printing fee for this year.

Brochures are to be sent out shortly thereafter.  Paula will need a complete set of mailing labels by February 1st.  Nominations for the award are due back to Marcia by March 26th.  Nomination packets will be sent to SCLA and NCLA committee members; ballots are due back to Marcia by April 13th.

LEGISLATIVE: Samantha Alberts reported.

In the Executive Budget released yesterday, the Governor has proposed eliminating the legislation “adds” of the last two State budgets for libraries and reducing State construction aid for libraries by $10 million.

General Aid is $91.6 million Statewide (it was $91.6 million in 2016 and $95.6 million is 2017).

This would mean a reduction of about $302,000 per year to Suffolk’s libraries for cooperative projects and for local library aid.

Construction Aid is $14 million Statewide (it was $19 million in 2016 and $24 million in 2017).

This would mean a reeducation of about $600,000 per year to Suffolk’s libraries for construction aid.

We strongly urge everyone to sign up for the New York Library Association’s Online Advocacy Center.  Please consider participating on Advocacy Day.  There is still space on the buses.

There was a motion for $150 for hospitality for the NYLA trip.  Stephen Burg accepted the motion.

LONG ISLAND LIBRARY CONFERENCE: Brian Adams reported.

The committee met on January 9 at the Marriott.  They did a walkthrough of the place.  This year, the Committee Chair Person is from Nassau County.  Her name is Stacy Metcher, from the Syosset Library.

Early registration has started for the conference and will end on March 2.  Flyers have been sent, it’s been promoted on social media and also on listservs.  39 booths out of 65 have been sold so far.  Trying to get corporate sponsorships has been very important.  The committee is sending out emails to get money from them. Some companies include Janway, Webair, H2M and Sandpebble.

There will now be a membership warning when people register for the conference to make sure they are paying for the correct one.

Association tables may have to be shared this year. Space is very limited. The association tables may be relocated by the pool area or throughout the hall.

The program deadline has been extended to January 31. Programs that have speakers have to be sponsored by a division and/or committee.  21 out of 24 program spots have been filled.

Please encourage attendance and spread the word about the conference. The committee will also be fundraising for the scholarship fund.

LONG RANGE PLANNING/MARKETING:  No report.

MEMBERSHIP Steve Alcalde reported via Emily Guerrero.

Steve is keeping up with membership and will be going to NYLA in March for the curators meeting.

NEWSLETTER:  Jennifer Rocco reported by email.

A huge thank you to everyone for such great cooperation on newsletter submissions this month! The newsletter will go out the first week in February.

NOMINATING: Brian Schwartz reported.

The committee will be starting in the middle of February.

SCHOLARSHIP:  Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.

Martha Mikkleson has volunteered to head the committee.  She will be reaching out to past winners.

STATISTICAL SURVEY No report.

STUDENT OUTREACH: Mark Navins reported.

Mark has been working with library colleges to get a relationship going and to start attending student events.

SUFFOLK COUNTY LIBRARY ACCESS COMMITTEE:  No report.

WEB PAGE:   Stephen Ingram reported.

All wordpress sites have been updated with the latest security updates.

Stephen posted early bird registration for the SCLA/NCLA Conference to listservs, the website and Facebook page.

He will be posting new materials to the SCLA website and Facebook page.

The SCLA event calendar will be updated and he will be asking division presidents to update any program information for the new year.

The SCLA Facebook page has 610 likes.  The SCLA website in December 2017 had 442 page views (the website was down for a bit).

LIAISONS:

CLASC: Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.

CLASC is co-sponsoring the Civil Service Workshop with SCLA as mentioned earlier.

LILRC: Mike Navins reported.

If you have any ideas for libraries to host an event, please let him know.

NCLA:  No report.

PLDA:  Mike Firestone reported.

Mike spoke about Lobby Day.  Please push and encourage staff to attend.  If you can’t attend, you can send out forms and letters to your local legislator.

SCLS:  Samantha Alberts reported.

SCLS has been promoting Advocacy Day.

A table has been put up in the demo lab at SCLS.

NYLA:  No report.

MEMBERS AT LARGE:  

Steve Alcalde: No report.

Alexandra Mercado:  No report.

Emily Guerrero: No report.

Lissetty Thomas: She mentioned they are working on a networking night in either May or June.

OLD BUSINESS:

Brian Adams reported that there will be a SCLA tablecloth or banner for the table at the conference.  You can reserve this through the Lending Library. He is also looking into hanging banners at the conference.

Kristen Todd-Wurm is trying to have someone from the SCLA board at the LILC committee meetings to represent.  She will be sending out dates for those meetings. Kristen is also looking for help the day of the LILC to help at the table.

NEW BUSINESS:

Lissetty Thomas:  She is trying to decide on giveaways from SCLA for LILC.

Brian Schwartz adjourned the meeting at 11:23 am.

Corrected and Approved
SCLA Minutes
Friday, February 16, 2018 SCLS

IN ATTENDANCE:  Brian Adams, Samantha Alberts, Paula Bornstein, Mike Firestone, Rebecca Goldstein, Teri Hatred, Stephen Ingram, Amy Johnston, Marybeth Kozikowski, Nicole Menchise, Nicole Parisi, Alexandra Mercado, Elaine Perez, Bruce Seger, Brian Schwartz, Lissetty Thomas, Joyce Thompson-Haas, Kristen Todd-Wurm, Myrna Velez, Celia Vollmer

CALL TO ORDER:  Brian Schwartz called the meeting to order at 10:03 am.  The January 2018 minutes were reviewed and corrected.  Joyce Thompson-Haas moved to accept the minutes as corrected.  Brian Schwartz seconded this motion.  None were opposed.  Motion passed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  None.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.

Kristen reported that the bus is filled for Lobby Day. She also mentioned that ALA has discussed the federal funding budget for 2019.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Elaine Perez reported.

The bus trip to Lobby Day has been paid for.

The net income for the Long Island Library Conference, as per the financial statement ending January 31, 2018 is $9,027.00

DIVISION REPORTS:

DASL: Bruce Seger reported.

The first meeting for DASL will be on March 9 at the Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.  It will take place at the new library at 1:30 pm.

Bruce reported that they are working with Min Liu and Kim Mullins for the 4th Academic Invitational. This will take place on April 27 from 9-3 pm at the Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.  The presentation and food will be separated this year.   There will be no charge for it.

After their first meeting, there will also be a Spring luncheon.

RASD: Candace Hope reported via email.

The Electronic Resources Committee’s next meeting will be on June 7 at SCLS. The webinar

“Library 2.018 – Blockchain: Impact on the Information Profession. A full description and

registration information can be found here: www.eventbrite.com/e/library-2018- blockchain-

applied-impact- on-the- information-profession- registration-40098784544.

The Long Island Reads Committee reports that the coordinated orders of this year’s book,

Spaceman, have been delivered to libraries. Free tickets to the author event, to be held on

Sunday, April 15 at the Patchogue Theatre, will be available starting March 1 on

Longislandreads.org.

The Media Committee’s next meeting will be on April 10 at SCLS and the topic of discussion will be cataloging media issues.

The New Adult Committee has decided to reduce the number of their meetings to 4 times a

year, so members can take advantage of the other meetings and workshops offered by SCLA

and SCLS. Their next meeting will be on March 19 at SCLS and the topic of discussion will be

Meet Generation Z.

The Reader’s Advisory Committee is growing in number, and more new members are expected

at their April 26 meeting at SCLS.

We have begun working on our annual lunch, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, October 2,

I hope that some of you will be able to join us!

CATS:  Nicole Parisi reported for Stephen Burg

On February 1, TIF had their meeting at the Carnegie Library in Patchogue. Anthony Bliss, a librarian from Sachem Library did a demo on drones. This meeting was streamed on Facebook live.

The next TIF meeting will be held on March 1 at the Longwood Library.  There will be a presentation on Google Expeditions.

On February 14, their board meeting was held.  There will be a tour of Stony Brook’s Lab that will be on March 21. The next board meeting will be held on March 14.

SSD:  Celia Vollmer reported.

On March 16, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 pm, at the Brentwood Public Library, there will be a discussion on Social Media Management Platforms.  The guest speaker will be Michael Buono; Reference and Community Services Facilitator, and an Adjunct Lecturer at CUNY Queens.

Social Media Managers make maintaining an active social media presence much easier. They

often provide users with additional tools and insights to help grow their social media presence.

Discover how to select and get the most out of a social media manager such as Hootsuite, Buffer or Sprout.

On March 21, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 pm, at the West Islip Public Library there will be the Annual Roundtable Meeting. Come meet and talk to people in other libraries who do a similar job as you do. Learn, compare and improve. It is free to members of SSD and those who join SSD at the meeting. $5.00 if you are not a member of SSD.

YASD: Rebecca Goldstein reported.

The Nassau Suffolk YASD Joint Meeting was held on Thursday, February 8 at the Freeport

Memorial Library.  YA author and writer Heather Demetrios discussed her book Bad Romance to highlight Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Heather also discussed resources for teens dealing with abusive relationships.

On Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Patchogue Medford’s Teen Center at the Carnegie Library, YASD will hold their Annual Fran Romer Memorial Booktalk Workshop.  The theme of our workshop is “Realistic Fiction for Real Issues” with special guest speaker Rachel Vail. Rachel is the author of Unfriended, Well That Was Awkward, and other novels for teens and tweens. We have chosen five books for discussion groups, and each discussion leader will give a booktalk on their chosen book. The workshop includes lunch, books sales, a book signing, and raffle prizes.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ANNUAL DINNER: No report.

ARCHIVES:  Bruce Seger reported.

He is continuing to do the scans.

CIVIL SERVICE:   Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.

On February 1, the upper level civil service review program was cancelled due to New York State forbidding a review of exam.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: No report.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Teri Hatred reported.

All attendance sheets received to date have been entered into database. There has

been an increase in requests for reports and all requests to date have been filled totaling 21

requests.

ELSA:  No report.

FANDOM OUTREACH COMMITTEE: No report.

INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM:  No report.

LDA AWARD:  Paula Bornstein reported.

Brochures came in from Nassau.  They will be going out by next week.  Please submit a nominating person with a simple statement by March 26.

strong>LEGISLATIVE: Samantha Alberts reported.

In the Executive Budget released yesterday the Governor has proposed eliminating the legislative “adds” of the last two State budgets for libraries and reducing State construction aid for libraries by $10 million.

  • General Aid $91.6 million Statewide (was $91.6 million in 2016 and $95.6 million is 2017)

This would mean a reduction of about $302,000 per year to Suffolk’s libraries for cooperative projects and for local library aid.

  • Construction Aid $14 million Statewide (was $19 million in 2016 and $24 million is 2017)

This would mean a reduction of about $600,000 per year to Suffolk’s libraries for construction aid.

We STRONGLY urge everyone to sign up for the New York Library Association’s Online Advocacy Center if they have not already and to consider participating on Advocacy Day.  The one day bus if full but there is still space on the 2 day bus.

Please save the following dates:

9/21/2018 – Suffolk County Legislative breakfast (at Brentwood)

9/27/2018 – PLDA Golf and Dinner Fundraiser

9/28/2018 – Nassau County Legislative breakfast

LONG ISLAND LIBRARY CONFERENCE: Brian Adams reported.

The committee met this past Tuesday, February 13th at the Bellmore Public Library.

Most of the meeting was spent deciding on, and programming, the 28 programs for the Conference. The program deadline submission was extended this year because of the slow rate of submissions.

The rules of submission limit submissions to the various Divisions and Committees of NCLA and SCLA. Programs are also considered from LILRC and New York, Queens and Brooklyn Public library systems. We always have a problem with programmers submitting with having any sponsoring Division or Committee, so we have to go back and “pair them up”. Programs should be up on the website imminently.

We plan a big marketing push the day the programs go up.

No vendors are permitted to submit, and no outside private companies. The work around for this is if a Division wants to sponsor them, which we frown upon.

We have 44 vendor tables sold so far (out of 67), a decent rate.

We have 4 corporate sponsors so far. (Sandpebble, JanWay, H2M, and Webair) and a few more “on the line”.

We have 100 registrants so far. Early bird registrations ends Friday March 2nd at midnight.

We are going to contact Island Harvest to see if they can accommodate the Conference as a collection site.

Book Fairies was mentioned.  This organization collects gently used books, send them to schools, hospitals or wherever they are in need.  Maybe it will be possible to have a donation site near entrance.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, March 13th at 9:30 at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library in Dix Hills, NY. All are welcome to attend.

LONG RANGE PLANNING/MARKETING:  No report.

MEMBERSHIP:  No report.

NEWSLETTER:  Jennifer Rocco reported by email.

The SCLA newsletter was sent out on February 1, 2018. Thank you to all for getting submissions in on time! It really helps! I just wanted to note that I had 5 participants for this newsletter’s trivia question- and they all were correct! I got in touch with Brian Schwartz regarding prizes for them and he was kind enough to send an SCLA picture frame and note to each winner. Four winners were from various libraries and one winner was a high school librarian which thrills me to know that we are reaching not only libraries but schools as well! Kudos to all on promotion efforts for this great organization!

NOMINATING: Brian Schwartz reported.

Brian reported that the call was sent out for nominations.

SCHOLARSHIP:  Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.

Martha Mikkleson has volunteered to head the Scholarship Committee.

STATISTICAL SURVEY No report.

STUDENT OUTREACH: Mark Navins reported.

On March 15, there will be an online webinar on the Importance of Professional Organizations. Guest speakers will be Mark Navins and Brian Schwartz.  They are developing a Power Point presentation that can be given to library school students on the importance of joining professional organizations and SCLA specifically. The first time this presentation will be given will be to St John’s students.

Through a contact Brian Schwartz has with C.W. Post, Student Outreach Committee is also

trying to set up a time to meet with their students.

SUFFOLK COUNTY LIBRARY ACCESS COMMITTEE:  No report.

WEB PAGE:   Stephen Ingram reported.

Stephen reported that all of the WordPress sites have been updated to the latest security updates.

There has been a posting for early bird registration for the SCLA/NCLA Conference to listservs, the website and Facebook.

Stephen has been posting new materials to the SCLA website and Facebook page. He is also posting upcoming SCLA events.

Facebook currently has 619 likes. Google Analytics Behavior overview as of January has 700 page views.

LIAISONS:

CLASC: Amy Johnston and Marybeth Kozikowski reported.

They discussed the civil service proposal. It would not change the format of the exam. It would only be a compliment to the exam and may encourage professional development.  The proposal would be to add points to the exam for professional development. Some ideas would to have a point system.  If you served on a committee/board, became a discussion leaders for a conference, attend a meeting, attend a conference or do a publication writings. It would be only open to SCLA and CLASC members.  You would not get points for just being a member.  They would like to meet with civil service to figure out obstacles.

There was a motion to vote to continue this proposal. The motion was moved by all voting board members.
LILRC: Nicole Menchise reported.

Nicole reported that there was an Engaging Minds program at Sachem Studios.  There were 60 people in attendance.  Topics discussed were the collaboration between departments and hands-on technology.

The Trio of WordPress classes were all fully attended, and the classes will be repeated in the upcoming months.

There will be a Building and Inclusive Workshop that will discuss recent trends in diversity management.  There will also be Archives on a Shoestrong III that will discuss making custom fourfold phase boxes for special collections.

There will be a meeting held on June 19, 2018. The annual conference will be held on October 25 and/or 26.

NCLA:  No report.
PLDA:  Mike Firestone reported.

Please push and encourage staff to attend Lobby Day. If you can’t attend, you can send out forms and letters to your local legislator.

SCLS:  Samantha Alberts reported.

Please support Advocacy Day. Thank you for your patience with the server migration.

NYLA:  Todd Schlitt reported via email.
As many of you know Library Advocacy Day 2018 will take place on Wednesday, February 28 – in addition to legislative meetings, there will be a Library Advocates Rally in the Well of the Legislative Office Building, and READ posters photographs will be taken of elected officials. Busses sponsored by library systems will be transporting advocates from around the state.

Pre‐Advocacy Day on Tuesday, February 27 will be held at the Albany Hilton, and will include assorted meetings, professional development offerings, and the NYers for Better Libraries Gala. NYLA Council encourages you and anyone you can bring in from your professional or personal networks, to be an active advocate for NY’s Libraries. All of tools and information anyone needs to participate at any level of engagement is available in one convenient location on the NYLA website.

Membership continues to climb, now over 6,200 (5,300 at the same time in 2017). Partnerships with library systems has been key to our ongoing growth. The Northern NY Library Network (one of the nine ESLN councils) is exploring gathering a bulk membership for its members. Only a handful of public library systems remain as targets for bulk memberships. The Membership Committee is developing a full‐scale membership survey, with input from each section, as well as NYLA’s standing committees. This will be the largest membership survey undertake in the past five years.

MEMBERS AT LARGE:  

Steve Alcalde: No report.

Alexandra Mercado:  She spoke on the phone with Jamie Papandrea (PLDA President) about Networking Night.

  1. We believe that the event should feel more social and not take place in a library
  2. Jamie is in contact with Painter’s Restaurant in Bellport to get pricing information
  3. We are looking at either Thursday May 31st or Thursday June 7th
  4. We want to catch people right before the summer starts and we can talk up Networking Night at Long Island Library Conference

Emily Guerrero: No report.

Lissetty Thomas:  She is looking into giveaways for LILC, possibly thinking about a foldable bag.
OLD BUSINESS:

There are extra flyers set up in the open area of SCLS.
NEW BUSINESS:

Celia Vollmer:  She discussed a training on emergency services.  There could be training for staff on how to use a tourniquet.
Brian Schwartz adjourned the meeting at 11:44 am.

Corrected and Approved
SCLA Minutes
Friday, March 16, 2018 SCLS

IN ATTENDANCE: Brian Adams, Samantha Alberts, Stephen Burg, Mike Firestone, Rebecca Goldstein, Teri Hatred, Candace Hope, Stephen Ingram, Min Liu, Alexandra Mercado, Mark Navins, Elaine Perez, Katherine Regina, Bruce Seger, Todd Schlitt, Brian Schwartz, Lissetty Thomas, Joyce Thompson-Haas, Kristen Todd-Wurm

CALL TO ORDER:   Brian Schwartz called the meeting to order at 10:04 am.  The February 2018 minutes were reviewed and corrected.  Joyce Thompson-Haas motioned to approve minutes.  Brian Schwartz seconded this motion.  None were opposed.  Motion passed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  The SSD roundtable has been cancelled due to low registration.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.

Jen Rocco will be stepping down from doing the newsletter.  We will be looking for someone to fill that position.

Kristen would like to make SCLA as relevant as possible.  We all need to try to get more people involved and ask them what they would like to see.  It would be nice to find out why some haven’t joined yet.  Perhaps we can have a marketing professional come in to do a program.

The NCLA flyer was shared to show how they promote themselves to get new memberships.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Elaine Perez reported.

The February 2018 report ended.  The closing balance is $61,632.89.

If you have any mail to send to Elaine, please send it directly to the Children’s Department so she can get it faster.

There is a reimbursement form on NYLA’s website.  Elaine is getting a lot of emails that members are not getting reimbursed.  Please make sure you include a receipt and the form to get reimbursed.

DIVISION REPORTS:

DASL: Min Liu & Bruce Seger reported.

The Academic Libraries Invitational will be held on Friday, April 27 at the Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.  There will be 3 speakers including David Jank, Irina Kandarasheva and Megan Margino. This event will be sponsored by ASLD & LILRC.  Tom Walker, Director of the LIU Palmer School will be giving the opening remarks.  This is the 4th year this event is taking place.  There is always a great turnout.  They will be offering a tour of the learning resource commons.

They discussed the speakers for the Long Island Library Conference. There will be a talk on a project using Twitter at college.  It will be utilized at Stonybrook University.

RASD: Candace Hope reported.

Tickets for the Long Island Reads event at the Patchogue Theatre went live on March 1, and as of Wednesday, March 14, 730 tickets have been spoken for! Mike Massimino will be talking about his book Spaceman on Sunday, April 15.

The next meeting of the Media committee is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10 and common issues cataloging media items will be discussed.

Our joint Long Island Library Conference program with Nassau’s RASD was accepted. The Future of Reference Services will discuss recommendations based on surveys, roundtables and methodology for staff on what is currently being done at reference desks. Presenters include two Nassau library directors and the assistant director of the Nassau County Library System.

CATS:  Stephen Burg reported.

TIF held their meeting on March 1  at the Longwood Library. Aurora from SCLS gave a live demo of Google Expedition which is a way to teach classes with virtual reality.  This new tool is available through the SCLS Lending Library. 26 people attended and a copy of the live stream is available on the CATS Facebook Page.

TIF’s next meeting will be April 5 at The Merrick Library. It will be a joint Nassau Suffolk round table meeting.

On Wednesday, March 21 at noon, CATS will be hosting a tour of the Stony Brook iCreate lab.

The CATS sponsored program at LILC this year will be Fostering Entrepreneurship at the Library through Technology. Presenters will be Chris DeCristofaro, Technology Librarian/Sachem Public Library, James Hutter, Technology Librarian/Head of Computer Services/Port Washington Public Library and Nick Tanzi, Assistant Director of Technology Services/Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library.

The next CATS board meeting will be April 11.

SSD:  Teri Hatred reported.

SSD is hosting a Social Media Managers Workshop on March 16 from 2-4pm at the Brentwood Public Library.  They have 39 registrations for the program.

The SSD 2018 Annual Roundtable that was to be held at the West Islip Public Library on March 21, 2018 has been cancelled due to poor registration.

The next SSD Board meeting will be held on April 20, 2018.

YASD: Rebecca Goldstein reported.

YASD’s Annual Fran Romer Memorial Workshop was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 8, 2018, but had to be rescheduled – our speaker Rachel Vail was visiting Switzerland, and her flight was delayed because of the weather. Luckily, our speaker, book discussion leaders, and majority of the attendees were available the following week, and the workshop was held on Thursday, March 15 at Patchogue Medford’s Carnegie Library. The theme of the workshop was “Realistic Fiction for Real Issues” and included four book discussion groups, book talks, book signings, raffle baskets, and lunch.

YASD is currently accepting applications for the BEST Award, honoring a teen (ages 13-19) who has made significant contributions to library services. BEST Award applications can be found on YASD’s website http://yasd-scla.blogspot.com/ and are due by Monday, April 2.

On Thursday, April 12, Carisse Bormann and Nicole Peters of the West Babylon Public Library will be giving a presentation on how to make life-long library users out of the tween population. They will give advice on how to attract tweens through appealing programs, strategic marketing, and collection development.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ANNUAL DINNER: No report.

ARCHIVES:  Bruce Seger reported.

He is continuing the scanning.  Bruce is working with Nicole to get everything digitized.

CIVIL SERVICE:   Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.

Kristen would like to set up a meeting with civil service by April to introduce the new CLASC proposal.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: No report.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Teri Hatred reported.

Teri has to add 1 new program.

ELSA:  No report.

FANDOM OUTREACH COMMITTEE: No report.

INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM:  No report.

LDA AWARD:  No report.

LEGISLATIVE: Samantha Alberts reported.

The Senate and Assembly have each released their one-house budget bills, and are currently debating and passing budget resolutions.  These bills provide the basis for 3-way negotiations leading up to passage of the state budget.

Assembly: State Library Aid: +$4M over Governor’s Executive Budget- total of $95.62M, which would restore the Governor’s cut.

State Library Construction Aid: +$50M over Governor’s Executive Budget- total of $64M, which includes language to ensure the needs of NYC libraries are addressed.

Senate: State Library Aid: +$6M over Governor’s Executive Budget- total of $97.627M, which would restore the Governor’s cut and add $2M in funding.

State Library Constriction Aid: +$50 over Governor’s Executive Budget- total of $64M.

Please contact your elected officials and send them a message in support of library funding.

Save the dates: Suffolk County Legislative Breakfast on September 21 at Brentwood Library

PLDA Golf and Dinner Fundraiser on September 27

Nassau County Legislative breakfast on September 28

LONG ISLAND LIBRARY CONFERENCE: Brian Adams reported.

On March 20 there will be a meeting at the Syosset Library.

There are 57 vendor tables sold, out of 68.  As of February 27, there are 150 registrations. 34 are NCLA members and 85 are SCLA members. 31 of those SCLA registrations are not members.  There are 23 non members and 8 students.

There have been complaints about the small rooms from the programmers. Perhaps we should change those rooms to association rooms for next year.  There will be a collection bin of non-perishable food items for Long Island Harvest.

LONG RANGE PLANNING/MARKETING:  No report.

MEMBERSHIP: Steve Alcalde reported via email.

Steve has been able to get a more updated monthly list directly from NYLA instead of just referring to the active roster list on their website. It will help make things more efficient.

NEWSLETTER:  Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.

We are looking for someone to fill this position

NOMINATING: Brian Schwartz reported.

 Brian sent out a second call for nominations.  The deadline is March 23. He will send it out one more time.

SCHOLARSHIP:  No report.

STATISTICAL SURVEY: No report.

STUDENT OUTREACH: Mark Navins reported.

Brian and I ran a webinar for St. John’s Library Students.  We created a Google Slides presentation and were able to deliver it via Webex screen share.  The webinar was titled “SCLA and Professional Organizations.”  The webinar went well, the students engaged a little but a spirited conversation about the importance of networking took place with the professor Michael Crossfox.

He is looking for contacts from Post or Queens College.

SUFFOLK COUNTY LIBRARY ACCESS COMMITTEE:  No report.

WEB PAGE:   Stephen Ingram reported.

Steve updated all WordPress sites to the  latest security updates.

He has been posting new materials to the SCLA website and Facebook page.  He will also be posting upcoming SCLA events.

We currently have 1500 subscribers on the li-lib listserv.  Facebook has 628 likes.  As of January, the website had 733 page views.

Please send Steve any dates for programs you would like advertised. He also discussed listerves-.  You can only be on the SCLA one if you are a member.

LIAISONS:

CLASC: No report.

LILRC: Min Liu reported.

Min thanked the associations for their support of Advocacy Day.

There will be a LILRC annual membership meeting on June 19 at the Farmingdale Library.  She is working on a speaker. It is a free event. They had 110 people attended last year.

The Annual Conference will be held on October 25/26 at the Heritage Club in Bethpage.

Workshops: March 26- Protecting Financial Identity Theft and Scam Prevention

April 10- Transgender Communities

April 14- Introduction to WordPress, April 20- Intermediate WordPress, May 4- Advanced WordPress

April 26- Affordable Practices for Managing Audio Content

There will be a speaker from Stonybrook at the conference.  It will be on what libraries can do about opioids on Long Island.

The NYLA Annual Conference will be in Rochester.

NCLA:  No report.

PLDA:  Mike Firestone reported.

Thank you for the efforts on Lobby Day.  He also discussed upcoming fundraisers.

SCLS:  Samantha Alberts reported.

Thanked everyone for participating in Lobby Day.  Please sign up for advocacy alerts. You can also sign up for the professional development newsletter.

Workshops:  April 12 – Amazon Echo for seniors with dementia.

April 30- NY Civil Liberties and Toro College: Immigration Issues

May (date tbd) – Libraries and Mental Awareness

October 2- Veterans Service Program

NYLA:  Todd Schlitt reported.

Thank you for attending advocacy day.

MEMBERS AT LARGE:  

Steve Alcalde: Reported via email.

SCLA will be sponsoring 5 programs at this year’s NYLA:

  1. Power of Positive Collaborations
  2. Genealogy on the Fly
  3. Fostering Entrepreneurship at the Library through Technology (w/ Chris DeCristofaro and Nick Tanzi)
  4. Supporting Local Businesses and Entrepreneurship at the Library (w/ Elizabeth Malafi and Sal DiVincenzo)
  5. Crowdsource your Library (w/ Terry Lucas)

Alexandra Mercado:  She is working on networking night.  She will have a date and location at the next meeting. It will most likely be in May or June during the week.  Any suggestions of a place, please let her know.

Emily Guerrero: No report.

Lissetty Thomas:  Picture frame pricing was discussed from last year.  She is proposing to have a bigger budget this year for possible mugs with the SCLA logo or foldaway bags. Starting in the first week of April you can sign up for table shifts at the conference.

OLD BUSINESS:

Brian Adams: Bring banner to Lobby Day.

NEW BUSINESS:

Kristen Todd-Wurm: Please bring ideas at the next board meeting for SCLA programs.  We can put a questionnaire on our Listserv to see what programs our members would like to see.  We can check libraries that don’t have any SCLA members and send them a packet.

Brian Schwartz adjourned the meeting at 11:42 am.

Corrected and Approved
SCLA Minutes
Friday, April 20, 2018 SCLS

IN ATTENDANCE: Mike Firestone, Rebecca Goldstein, Stephen Ingram, Min Liu, Emma Lodato, Alexandra Mercado, Nicole Parisi, Elaine Perez, Brian Schwartz, Lauren Scottaline, Lissetty Thomas, Joyce Thompson-Haas, Kristen Todd-Wurm, Celia Volmer

CALL TO ORDER:   Brian Schwartz called the meeting to order at 10:02 am.  The March 2018 minutes were reviewed.  Joyce Thompson-Haas motioned to approve minutes.  Lissetty Thomas seconded this motion.  None were opposed.  Motion passed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  There is a new scholarship committee member.  Emma Lodato is a children’s librarian from the Bayport-Blue Point Public Library.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.

Jen Rocco will continue doing the newsletter.  She is going to try and get more people involved by creating a 2 question survey.  She will put it in the newsletter.  Jen would also like feedback from current SLCA members.  The survey can also be found on the SCLA list-serve and Facebook.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Elaine Perez reported.

Please send all reimbursements together for proper signatures unless it is time sensitive.

The closing balance as of March 31, 2018 is $56,626.42.

DIVISION REPORTS:

DASL: No report.

RASD: Lauren Scottaline reported.

The CARE Committee will meet at SCLS on Thursday, May 17 at 2:30pm (coffee and networking at 2:00pm). The speaker will be John Keating of Strategic Staffing; he will speak about employment coaching for people with disabilities.

The Long Island History Committee plans to host their annual trip in June; more details to come soon.

Please save the date for the Annual Luncheon, which will be held on Tuesday, October 2 at That Meetball Place in Patchogue.

Please also attend one or more of the RASD-sponsored programs at the 2018 Long Island Library Conference:

The Future of Reference Services

Enhancing Health Literacy: The Essential Role of Libraries and Librarians

Bookface & Beyond: Creating Engaging Content for Social Media

Success with Social Work Interns in Your Library

 New Business:

Kristen Todd-Wurm is to put forth a motion, asking the Board to approve Candace Hope’s resignation and to appoint Lauren Scottaline as President for the remainder of 2018; She will then act as Past President in 2019.

 All motioned to vote Lauren Scottaline in.

CATS:  Stephen Burg reported.

On April 4th (Rescheduled from 3/21 because of snow), CATS sponsored a tour of  the Stony Brook iCreate lab. During the tour, they were shown the 3 spaces iCreate uses. In the first space, there were multiple collaborative spaces. All the tables in the room had whiteboard markers that could be used to write on almost any surface.

In the second room, there was multiple 3D printers, an engraver, CNC router, sewing machines and multiple computers. The tour guide explained the workflow and training process for students wanting to use the 3D printers. Participants of the tour were then invited  to try out 3D printing pens and spheros.

For the final part of the tour, they were invited to try out virtual reality with the HTC Vive. 11 People attended the tour.

On April 5th, TIF held a joint Nassau/Suffolk roundtable meeting at the Merrick Library.

72 people attended and various topics were covered. The meeting was also live-streamed on Facebook.

SSD:  Celia Vollmer reported.

YASD: Rebecca Goldstein reported.

On April 12th, Carisse Bormann, Head of Teens at the West Babylon Library, presented The Inbe-TWEENs: Children Today, Teens Tomorrow. The workshop focused on programming ideas for tweens, marketing strategies, successes and failures, and working with a budget with the goal of making life-long library users out of the tween population.

YASD is so pleased to host YA author Jeff Zentner at the Long Island Library Conference! Jeff won the 2017 William C. Morris Debut Author Award for his novel The Serpent King. Jeff will discuss the power of stories. Copies of The Serpent King and Goodbye Days will be available for purchase, and Jeff will be signing at the YASD table following the program. The YASD table will also have giveaways and a raffle.

YASD has also chosen the winner of the 2018 BEST Award honoring a teen (ages 13-19) who has made significant contributions to library services. The BEST Award will be presented at the Long Island Library Conference.

On Saturday, April 28, YASD will be running the activities tables at Author’s Unlimited at St. Joseph’s College. Author’s Unlimited is a free event connecting tweens and teens with local authors.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ANNUAL DINNER:  Emily reported via Kristen Todd-Wurm.

She is looking to change the venue this year to the Long Island Aquarium.  It was best pricing at $50 per person, which includes everything. They will waive the site fee and it will be a buffet dinner. The date will be Thursday, November 15, 2018.  It will be tax exempt but we have to pay the D.J. and gratuity.  The Save the Date will go out by June. It will cost $55-members/$65-non-members.

ARCHIVES:  No report.

CIVIL SERVICE:   Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.

There will be a meeting on Monday with Civil Service to discuss and present ideas with PLDA and CLASC.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:  Martha reported via Lissetty.

Martha will contribute committee help towards raffles and baskets for the scholarship.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Teri Hatred reported via email.

Continuing Education database is up to date.

ELSA:  Kate Regina reported via email.

 ELSA award posters and pamphlets have been updated and approved by the returning committee.  Pamphlets should be uploaded and available on the SCLA website and posters are printed and will be sent out to member libraries next week to be posted. The nominations begin to be accepted May 1st.

FANDOM OUTREACH COMMITTEE: No report.

INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM: No report.

LDA AWARD:    Paula Bornstein reported via email.

Three nomination packets were received by Marcia Olsen, NCLA LDA Library Award Chair. Copies of the packets were delivered to the three SCLA committee members and three NCLA committee members. Two of the nominees were from Nassau County and one from Suffolk County. The winner of the award is Ellen Firer, Director of the Merrick Library.

Comments:

  1. I am asking the SCLA committee members not to advertise the name of the award winner prior to the presentation.
  2. This year’s LDA Library Award Committee members are Bruce Silverstein, Gus Isaaksen, and Monica Brusalis.

Upcoming Program or Activity:

Date:  May 3, 2018

The award will be presented to Ellen Firer at the Long Island Library Conference on this day.

LEGISLATIVE: No report.

LONG ISLAND LIBRARY CONFERENCE: Brian Adams reported via email.

The conference is a scant 12 Days away. We have more vendor tables than ever before.  Associations will be located back by the pool area, and for the first time also upstairs.

Emily Eshfahani Smith is coming in the night before.  She and Jeff Mack will be signing books at a table near the lobby after their respective programs. Book Revue is the official, sanctioned bookseller at the conference.

Bins from Island Harvest will be at the entrance, please remember to bring non-perishable food items with you, and please remind your colleagues as well.

The conference is being dedicated to the memory of Herb Biblo.

Registration stands around the 500 mark, we expect quite a number of last minute registrations by midnight April 25th when online registration ends.  After that, registration must be done onsite and will be $ 90.00.

Divisions sponsoring panels and speakers need to be responsible hosts for their speakers – find/meet them and direct them to their assigned rooms.

We are always looking for people to join the Committee, if you are interested please let me know. We meet about 10 times per year.

We tentatively plan on hanging the SCLA banner from the rafters. We might consider designing/ procuring a new SCLA banner for the future.

Next year’s conference is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 2nd or 9th.

LONG RANGE PLANNING/MARKETING:  No report.

MEMBERSHIP: Steve Alcalde reported via email.

Membership:

Seeing as our roster was missing from NYLA’s page for more than a week, I wasn’t able to get the renewal letters out in the same timely manner I usually can. Now that our roster has miraculously reappeared on the site, the letters will be going out next week.

Curator:

The following are the programs/dates/etc. we’ll be sponsoring at this year’s NYLA Conference. Some of the blurbs/titles may still be subject to change, but the dates and times are locked in.

SCLA-Program Slot #2: Thursday 11/8/2018 from 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Genealogy Research on the Fly

Sponsor: SCLA; Co-Sponsor: / LHRT, RASS, CORT, RLRT

This program aims to demystify the genealogy research process by breaking it down into a series of user-friendly reference and research techniques. Core interview strategies and family history concepts will be presented, followed by a rapid review of free online genealogy resources.

Speaker(s): Rhonda Konig, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Room Monitor: Due 8/15

SCLA-Program Slot #3: Friday 11/9/2018 from 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Creating Dynamic Programming through Community Partnerships

Sponsor: SCLA; Co-Sponsor: / MSRT

Learn how to foster successful partnerships within your community to create powerful and engaging programs. Those in attendance will learn about the presenters’ own collaboration success story, the basics of identifying the right community partners, and lessons learned from times when partnerships didn’t work out.

Speaker(s): Tonia Burton, Rochester Public Library/ Cara Rager, WXXI Education

Room Monitor: Due 8/15

SCLA-Program Slot #6: Friday 11/9/2018 from 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Crowdsource Your Library

Sponsor: SCLA

Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding are comprehensive ways of enlisting community assistance in the digital era. For modern libraries, matching the right crowdsourcing/funding tools with the needs of its community can can not only help achieve immediate goals,

Speaker(s): Sara Fiore, Rogers Memorial Library, Samantha Alberts, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Terry Lucas, Shelter Island Public Library, Nola Thacker, Westhampton Free Library

Room Monitor: Due 8/15

SCLA-Program Slot #7: Saturday 11/10/2018 from 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Libraries Fostering Entrepreneurship through Technology

Sponsor: SCLA/ Co-Sponsor: MSRT, SMART

As more patrons turn to free Makerspace services to manufacture a product, libraries are faced with the difficult task of meeting their needs without becoming a source of free labor. This program focuses on how libraries can make these essential adjustments and meet the needs of the modern-day library user.

Speaker(s): Chris DeCristofaro, Sachem Public Library, Nick Tanzi, Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library, James Hutter, Port Washington Public Library

Room Monitor: Due 8/15

SCLA-Program Slot #8: Saturday 11/10/2018 from 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Libraries Supporting Local Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Sponsor: SCLA/Co-Sponsor: MSRT, RLRT

Learn the best means of reaching and serving your library’s business community. Presenters will offer specific guidance on everything from information resources to programming, special events, marketing, and outreach. Examples of personal experiences, and those of librarians nationwide, will also be shared.

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Malafi, Middle Country Public Library, Sal DiVincenzo, Middle Country Public Library

Room Monitor: Due 8/15

NEWSLETTER:  Jennifer Rocco reported via email.

I’ve sent reminder emails about newsletter blurbs from Divisions/Committees the last few weeks. The newsletter will be emailed to all the first week of May.

NOMINATING: Brian Schwartz reported.

 Brian sent out reminders for slate for nominees and people who are running by April 30.

SCHOLARSHIP:  Emma Lodato will be taking this position.  She will connect with Ally Mercado to do scholarship raffles. They can do raffle tickets online and generate winners.

STATISTICAL SURVEY: No report.

STUDENT OUTREACH: No report.

SUFFOLK COUNTY LIBRARY ACCESS COMMITTEE:  No report.

WEB PAGE:   Stephen Ingram reported.

Stephen updated all WordPress sites to latest security updates.  He will be posting new materials and upcoming SCLA events to the SCLA website and Facebook page.

Facebook insights: 633 likes

Google Analytics Behavior overview: February 589 page views

LIAISONS:

CLASC: Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.

CLASC be coming to the civil service meeting.  They also had their annual dinner on April 19, 2018.

LILRC: Min Liu reported.

On Friday, April 27 There will be the 4th Academic Libraries Invitational at SCCC Brentwood. Breakfast and lunch will be included at no charge. There will be 3 speakers.

Organization collaborating is helping to get more members and is working well.

Please save the dates for the following:

April 26- Sound Advice: Audio Content Management

May 23- Creating Finding Aids for Archival Collections

June 4- Guidelines for Lending & Borrowing Items for Exhibition

 

NCLA: Kristen Todd-Turm reported.

 

We need a renewal for organizational membership.

 

PLDA:  Mike Firestone reported.

 

There will be remote access to the board meetings.

They will be meeting with Civil Service on Monday

SCLS:  No report.

NYLA:  No report.

MEMBERS AT LARGE:  

Steve Alcalde: No report.

Alexandra Mercado:  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. They were the most affordable option for the night offering $350 for assorted appetizers for 2 hours with a cash bar available. I will be leaving a $100 deposit as soon as I get the check from NYLA. There will be a registration fee of $6 per person. Please encourage your colleagues to attend!

How can we encourage members to attend fundraising PLDA events?

Emily Guerrero: No report.

Lissetty Thomas:  There will be a sheet going around to volunteer to be at SCLA table at LILC.  Please sign up for shifts.  We will be getting lint-rolling pens for LILC.

OLD BUSINESS:  We will be sending information packets to libraries.  Steve printed out forms/labels and packet information to stuff and drop in the system bag.

NEW BUSINESS:  Kristen received an email from a teacher in the Elwood district. They would like someone from SCLA to come to the high school to take about library careers.

Ally has been posting things on behalf of person who isn’t member on our list-serve.

Celia said SSD will be getting new officers but they are having trouble gettings members to run.

Brian Schwartz adjourned the meeting at 11:26 am.

Corrected and Approved
SCLA Minutes
Friday, June 15, 2018 SCLS

IN ATTENDANCE: Brian Adams, Steve Alcalde, Mike Firestone, Stefanie Gangone, Rebecca Goldstein, Stephen Ingram, Min Liu, Alexandra Mercado, Elaine Perez, Jennifer Rocco, Brian Schwartz, Lauren Scottaline, Lissetty Thomas, Joyce Thompson-Haas, Kristen Todd-Wurm

CALL TO ORDER:   Brian Schwartz called the meeting to order at 10:02 am.  The April 2018 minutes were reviewed.  Joyce Thompson-Haas motioned to approve minutes.Lauren Scottaline seconded this motion.  None were opposed.  Motion passed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:   None.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.

Kristen met with Suffolk County Civil Service.  They submitted a proposal with CLASC and PLDA about awarding points on the exams.  Suffolk County Civil Service said they can’t add points to exams because of the NYS constitution. Points are only for veterans & 9/11 responders.  When you get your score, you can go to the computational review. This will show you where you were deficient.  There will be a Librarian 1 review session in September with civil service.

TREASURER’S REPORT: No report.

DIVISION REPORTS:

DASL: No report.

RASD: Lauren Scottaline reported.

Many thanks to all who attended the LI Reads event at the Patchogue Theater in April; there were approximately 820 people there to hear Mike Massimino, author of Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

The Health Concerns Committee have shared Video Tutorials for Consumer Health Reference Workshops on the RASD webpage. Please share this opportunity to gain free continuing education credits and improve reference services. For more information, please contact Committee Chair Sal Filosa: sfilosa@portjefflibrary.org.

On Tuesday, June 12, the MOSAIC Committee hosted their Annual Breakfast, on Patron Privacy and Risk – Worst Cases and Preparations. Speakers were Jason Griffey, founder of Evenly Distributed, as well as reps from Empire Justice League and SEPA Mujer. To all of those who did not attend, please look for the notes from this meeting, which will be distributed via the listserv and RASD’s website. The presentation was very informative, especially considering that ALA currently has not taken a stance on libraries not officially being represented in the sensitive locations law protecting immigrants at places like schools.

Please look for the Summer edition of Ramblings via the listserv on or about July 2. In it you will find information about the many upcoming Fall programs the RASD

Committess will be hosting, as well as the link to register for the 2018 RASD Luncheon, which will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2018 at That Meatball Place. The speaker will be a staffer of the Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge.

MOSAIC is looking for volunteers for Noticias; please contact Amber Gagliardi for more information: gagliardiamber@mcplibrary.org

The PR & Marketing Committee would like to remind all Public and Academic librarians to consider applying for the SLMA Award. The award is a countywide recognition of the best PR and Marketing campaigns done from 9/16/17 through 9/15/18, and is presented at the SCLA Dinner in November.

The Suffolk Library Marketing Award recognizes the Best Public Relations Marketing Campaign by a Public or Academic Library in Suffolk County, a commission of the Public Relations and Marketing Committee of the Reference and Adult Services Division of the Suffolk County Library Association, a Regional Chapter of the New York Library Association.

The application process is easy and the pride in your accomplishments will be great. Become the library that houses the SLMA Plaque for the next year! The application is at rasdpr.wordpress.com for download.

It has been announced that the topic of the annual SCLA RASD Health Concerns Committee Breakfast & RASD Board Meeting will be kidney diseases, and will be held on Tuesday, November 6 at SCLS from 9am to noon. All are welcome. A bibliography of resources will be available to all coinciding with this meeting.

The Readers Advisory Committee will soon publish their list of 2018 Beach Reads; look for this bibliography on their website: http://rasdreadersadvisory.blogspot.com/

Upcoming meetings:

The New Adult Committee will host a meeting on Monday, June 18 on the topic of Dark Social.Come learn about “Dark Social,” including Snapchat, Facebook Messenger and other social platforms that lack clear metrics.

The New Adult Committee will host a meeting on September 17 on the topic of Embedded Librarianship. Embedded Librarianship is one of the most valuable tools to working with any community, and this is especially true when working with a younger demographic. We will review how to work with stakeholders in your building to build relationships with New Adults. We will also discuss where and how to embed yourselves with this demographic outside the library walls.

The MOSAIC Committee will host a general meeting with a roundtable session highlighting best practices on September 18.

The LI History Committee will host a meeting on September 20 at SCLS.

The Readers Advisory Committee’s next meeting will be on September 27 on the subject of books with male protagonists.

CATS: Stephen Burg reported.

TIF held a round table meeting on May 10 at the Quogue Library.  There were 22 people in attendance. They also held a meeting on June 7 at the Comsewogue Library. The topic of the meeting was locking down Ipads. 24 people attended. TIF’s next meeting will be September 6th at the Sachem Library.

The next CATS Board meeting will be September 12th at 9 am.

You can also live stream meetings on their Facebook page.

SSD:  No report.

YASD: Rebecca Goldstein reported.

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Location: Long Island Library Conference

Topic: The Power of Stories: Jeff Zentner On The Vital Role of Stories in Our World

Speaker: Jeff Zentner, YA Author

Comments:

YASD hosted YA author Jeff Zentner at the Long Island Library Conference. Jeff won the 2017William C. Morris Debut Author Award for his novel The Serpent King. Jeff deviated slightly from his original topic of The Power Of Stories and discussed how he became an author, his writing process, and his role in creating stories for teens. At the YASD table, we had a very successful Summer Fun Beach Basket raffle and had chapstick as a free giveaway.

Additionally, at the conference, Vice President Michele Cayea presented the BEST Award to Kevin Ryan of the Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library, nominated by Kerrilynn Jorgensen. Kerrilynn, Kevin, and Kevin’s family were all in attendance at the conference lunch for the presentation.

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Location: SCLS

Topic: Learn How To Escape The Room!

Speakers: Brian Schwartz, Penny Kelley, Rebecca Goldstein

On Thursday, June 7 th , YASD hosted a program focusing on how to create your own Escape The Room program. Speakers Brian Schwartz of the Patchogue Medford Library, Penny Kelley of the Southold Library, and Rebecca Goldstein of the Longwood Public Library discussed using Breakout EDU boxes, writing your own Escape The Room game, creating your own clues, program successes and fails, program attendance, and clue resources.

Upcoming Program or Activity:

YASD will not be hosting any meetings in July or August, as it is the busiest time of year for teen librarians within their own libraries. We will resume meetings in September. In the meantime, we are working on planning our December luncheon.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ANNUAL DINNER:  Emily Guerrero reported via email.

Annual Dinner: We have paid the $500 deposit in May and are officially set for

November 15th 6:30-10:30 pm.

Sponsor Letters– I have the letters written and ready to mail but I was told that SCLA pays for the postage. If I am supposed to send them out myself, I would kindly like some information on how to go about that. If anyone has any suggestions for sponsors, please email me at emily@myrml.org!

Save the Dates– I have printed Save the Date cards, which can be disseminated to libraries however the board sees fit. Please let me know if more are needed. I will also be posting a digital copy through the list serve.

Invitation Flyer– I have created and provided a copy for you of the invitation flyer to be sent out. I would like the board to look it over and offer changes, if they believe it needs it. I also would like confirmation on whether or not the last day to register should be earlier than I have on the flyer.

Final Payment– We have a choice whether we would like to pay on the day of the event or prepay once we have a final attendee count. I would like the board to notify me with this decision today so that I can inform our event representative.

ARCHIVES:  No report.

CIVIL SERVICE:   See president’s report.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:  No report.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Teri Hatred reported via email.

The database is current with all submitted attendance sheets. Going forward, if youare hosting a training session, workshop, speaker, etc. for SCLA or any of the divisions at SCLS you can use the sign in kiosks at the front desk for your attendance list. BUT you must still report that meeting name and how many professional development hours attendees have earned to Teri Hatred (sclshr@suffolknet.org ). If you do not do the latter the training may not be added to the professional development database.

ELSA:  No report.

FANDOM OUTREACH COMMITTEE:  Stefanie reported via email.

Sachem SteamCon at the Sachem Library – Fandom Outreach will have a table where we will talk to patrons about how libraries are reaching out to the fandom community. We brought flyers promoting free and open to all programming in Suffolk County Libraries.

EternalCon at Nassau Coliseum – June 16 and 17 – Members of the committee will be running fan based library programs and panels.

The panels are “The Future of Libraries” with Stefanie Gangone, Nicole Basil, Michael Buono, Anne Witte-Russo  and “Never too Young to Cosplay: with Stefanie Gangone, Nicole Basil, Angela Horstman and special guest Mermaid Rose .

Some of our workshops include Wizarding wands, Cartoon Trivia, Pokemon Meet Up, and Mermaid Storytime.

We will have a table at the event with the Overdrive System to promote Suffolk county libraries.

Cradle-Con at the Cradle of Aviation Museum –  June 23 and 24 –  Members of the committee will be running fan based library programs and panels.The panels are “The Future of Libraries” with Stefanie Gangone, Nicole Basil, Michael Buono, Anne Witte-Russo, Victoria Lipman  and “Never too Young to Cosplay” with Stefanie Gangone, Nicole Basil, Angela Horstman and “Time Traveling Books” Stefanie Gangone, Anne Witte Russo, Nicole Russo.

We will be doing more Steam Programming at the Cradle including a O2 Racecar science workshop and Tech Camp.  Other workshops include, Pika Pom Poms, Tardis Storytime , Bingo and Dalek Planters.

We will have a table at the event with the Overdrive System to promote Suffolk county libraries.

LIGeek – Hyatt Regency Hotel Hauppauge November 17 and 18 –  Planning is underway. We will have a table and be running programs.  Volunteers are welcome to join us!

We have official positions for Fandom Outreach Committee :

President – Stefanie Gangone – Copiague Memorial Public Library

Vice- President – Anne Witte-Russo – Sayville Library

Treasurer – Michelle Nevola – Brentwood Library

Secretary – Erin Kanelos – Smithtown Library-Kings Park Branch

Community Relations – Nicole Basil – Copiague Memorial Public Library

INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM: No report.

LDA AWARD:   No report.

LEGISLATIVE: Samantha reported via email.

The Suffolk County Legislative Breakfast will be held at the Brentwood Public Library 9/21/2018.  We would like to ask for a budget of $500 to cover our half.Please consider going to these other advocacy activities in September:9/27/2018 – PLDA Golf and Dinner Fundraiser

9/28/2018 – Nassau County Legislative breakfast

Motion is pass to give budget of $500. Stephen Burg motioned.

LONG ISLAND LIBRARY CONFERENCE:  Brian Adams reported.

By all accounts, the conference was a success. Collections of outstanding bills are still underway.

Analytics are still being done, we will have a more detailed report in the future. We will send a finalized list of attendees to Teri Hatred at SCLS and to Arthur Friedman at NCLA for their record keeping.

After NYLA closes the books on June 30th we will have a better indication of our Profitability.

LILC 2019 planning is now officially underway; Stacey Mencher of the Syosset Public Library will be the new Chair.

The 2019 Conference already has a commitment from Beta Phi Mu to join us as a corporate sponsor.

Here is the list of future meetings (many are still tentative):

No July Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 14th 9:30 coffee 10am meeting @ Babylon
Tuesday, Sept. 11th 9:30 coffee 10am meeting @ Great Neck
Tuesday, Oct. 9th 9:30 coffee 10am meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 13th 9:30 coffee 10am meeting @ Bryant
Tuesday, Dec. 11th 9:30 coffee 10am meeting
Tuesday, January  8th 1pm @Marriott Walk-thru
Tuesday, Feb. 12th 9:30 coffee 10am meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 12th 9:30 coffee 10am meeting
Tuesday, Apr. 9th 1pm @Marriott tasting
Wednesday, May 8th All day @Marriott Set up
Thursday, May 9th Conference Day @Marriott
Tuesday, June 11th 9:30 coffee 10 am meeting Follow-up

Thank you everyone for your support and help during my tenure as Committee Chairperson.

LONG RANGE PLANNING/MARKETING:  Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.

This is usually done by the past-presidents.  She is hoping to get it restarted and will talk to the past 2 current past-presidents (Jeri & Jose).

MEMBERSHIP: Steve Alcalde reported.

NYLA- SCLA roster was down from website and is now back up.  He is hoping directors will sign-up the entire staff for NYLA but it hasn’t caught up yet so it looks like membership is down.

July 27- Next membership meeting, no board meeting at 10am.

NEWSLETTER:  Jennifer Rocco reported.

If everyone can update her email address it would be appreciated.  Next newsletter will be out in September.

NOMINATING:  Brian reported.

Election opens today.  Everything has been sent to NYLA.  Bios have been put on the SCLA webpage and emailed.

SCHOLARSHIP:  Emma is working on a flyer.  Raffle tickets can be purchased online this year.  She would like to start them earlier than usual.  Save the date will be sent out over the summer.

STATISTICAL SURVEY: Kristen Todd reported.

The last time it was updated was 2015 and the information was based on 2014.  She will follow up with Peter about updating report.

STUDENT OUTREACH:  No report.

 SUFFOLK COUNTY LIBRARY ACCESS COMMITTEE:  No report.

 WEB PAGE:  Please check the awards page and help me fill in missing recipients. Events will be slim picking for July and August. If you are running a program please let me know so I can put it on the event page and the website/facebook. Updated all wordpress sites to latest security updates. Posting new materials to the SCLA website and Facebook pagePosting upcoming SCLA events first of the month. Facbook insights646 likes. Google Analytics Behavior overview April 648 page views, May 575 page views

LIAISONS:

CLASC:  No report.

LILRC: Min Liu reported.

New LILRC director, Tim will be attending meetings.

The annual meeting will be at the Farmingdale Library on June 19.

NCLA: No report.

PLDA:  Mike Firestone reported.

There will be a golf outing fundraiser on September 27.

They will be having a meeting in July.  They would like to give 10 seats to the dinner to the 5 SCLA officers and each division will get 1 seat.  They hope more people from SCLA will attend the dinner.

SCLS:  Samantha reported via email.

Reporting Professional Development Hours

Going forward if you are hosting a training for SCLA or any of the divisions at SCLS you can use the sign in kiosks at the front desk for  your attendance list.  BUT you must still report that meeting name and how many professional development hours attendees have earned to Teri Hatred.  If you do not do the latter the training may not be added to the professional development database.

NYLA:  Todd Schlitt reported via email.

 Jeremy Johannesen was elected to Chair the ALA Committee for Library Advocacy (COLA) and was also chosen to be on the search committee for the Director of

Marketing & Communications – which is a top tier position at ALA.

Council evaluations of NYLA Executive Director are currently underway and will be submitted early next week.

ALA Library Boot Camp is coming to NY and will be in the Capital Region on

September 20th. (more details to come)

Keynote speakers have been chosen for NYLA 2018 in Rochester:

Leah Esguerra is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She is the nation’s first full-time library social worker.

Jennifer Keys has been a Health and Safety Associate since May 2017 at the San Francisco Public Library.  She has been instrumental in linking over a hundred library

patrons with community resources.

MEMBERS AT LARGE:  

Steve Alcalde: He would like to vote on hotel reimbursement for NYLA presenters.

Alexandra Mercado:

-SCLA’s Annual Networking Night took place on Thursday, May 31st at Old City Public House in Ronkonkoma.

-I would like to thank Lissetty Thomas, Steve Alcalde, Todd Schlitt, Lauren Scottaline and Samantha Alberts for attending to represent SCLA.

-We had a total of 25 attendees including academic librarians, public librarians, support staff and library school students.

-Everyone had a great time and people were asking when we would do something like this again.

Emily Guerrero: No report.

Lissetty Thomas:  LILC- 50/50 raffle made $210.  Sharon Drake from PML won the raffle. Giveaways came in day of conference so we gave out giveaways from last year.  She is going to be sending out lint rollers to Suffolk members who attended.

OLD BUSINESS:  None.

NEW BUSINESS:  Kristen Todd-Wurm reported: She received an email about planning a bus service to Rochester for NYLA.

LILRC may cover bus for Suffolk/Nassau.

We would like to see more programming on behalf of SCLA.

Brian Schwartz adjourned the meeting at 11:45 am

Corrected and Approved
SCLA Minutes
Friday, August 17 at the Bean Coffeehouse

IN ATTENDANCE: Alex Blend, Rebecca Goldstein,  Emily Guerrero, Teri Hatred Stephen Ingram, Emma Lodato, Elaine Perez, Katherine Regina,  Jennifer Rocco, Lissetty Thomas, Kristen Todd-Wurm, Celia Vollmer

CALL TO ORDER:   Brian Schwartz called the meeting to order at 10:02 am.  The  August 2018 minutes were reviewed.  Celia Volmer motioned to approve minutes.  None were opposed.  Motion passed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:   None.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.  It is important to have one  member of the SCLA board to attend the Long Island Library Conference Committee meetings.

Kristen reported that we need to look into formalizing some kind of a budget for NYLA speakers each year. There has been some confusion regarding what we cover for speakers and it has just been handed down from one  person to the next.  We need to come up with a formal agreement which Steve Alcalde is working on and how much we can spend per speaker. We have 12 speakers this year because of the number of programs. We need to give our NYLA conference liaison a budget so that he/she will feel comfortable selecting programs during the next go around.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Elaine Perez reported.  Board members  have been diligent  in sending in their reimbursement requests but they should make sure they are signed.  It  has been reported that divisions are not receiving their financial reports from NYLA on a monthly basis as they are supposed to.

DIVISION REPORTS:

DASL:  Bruce Seeger reported via email.

We are exploring having a fall luncheon for DASL and will have an update at the next  meeting.

RASD: Alex Blend reported on behalf of Lauren Scottaline.

MOSAIC Committee will have a meeting on Tuesday, September 18, with speakers from   Cornell Cooperative Extension. The presentation will be on programs through Cornell offered in other languages. The meeting will be held at SCLA and will begin at 10am ith  coffee and networking at 9:30am.

The Media Committee will host a meeting on Wednesday, September 19, covering topics  of circulating board games and toys, and zine collections. Additional topics to be presented as well. The meeting will be held at SCLA and will begin at 10am with coffee and networking at 9:30am.

The Readers Advisory Committee will host their next meeting on Thursday, September 27 at 10am at SCLS; the topic is books featuring male protagonists.

The CARE Committee will host a meeting on November 15 in the afternoon, with speakers from both the Helen Keller Center and Helen Keller Services for the Blind.

The Health Concerns Committee is seeking a Co-Chair. Please contact Sal Filosa at the

Port Jefferson Free Library for more information. Please remind your coworkers to apply for the PR/Marketing Award, which is given out at the SCLA Annual Dinner.

The RASD Board would like to invite all of the SCLA Board and its Divisions to attend the Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, October 2 at That Meatball Place in Patchogue at 1pm. All Division Presidents, PLDA President, SCLA President and Vice President are invited to attend at no cost. Please RSVP to Lauren Scottaline by Wednesday, September 5.

CATS: Stephen Burg reported via email.

CATS took the summer off our next Board meeting will be September 12 at 9 am

preceding the tactics for Increasing Privacy and Security program that we are Co-Sponsoring. The program will  be taking place on September 12th at SCLS and is currently full. We are also currently working on locking down a guest speaker for this year’s annual meeting.

SSD:  Celia Vollmer reported.

The Support Staff Division will be hosting a CANVA class on September 25th from 2-4pm at SCLS in the training room. The course is free for Support Staff Division members and $10.00 for non-members.

The SSD Annual Safety Conference will be held on October 17th at the Brentwood Public Library from 10:00am-4:00pm. Some of the current scheduled programs; PESH, Public Employees Safety & Health Bureau will show how to keep your staff safe and how to set up a safety policy/committee as per NYS guidelines, SCPD, Homeland Security will present COOP, Continuity of Operations Planning, and Jessica Price; Empathy in the Library. The Support Staff Division will sponsor 4 proposals to NYLA for the new Brief-inar program.

Active Shooter (2 part series) – Run, Hide and Fight. Since 2000, the United States has seen 250 active shooter incidents. There were 2,217 casualties in those incidents (shooters not included). Of those, 799 people were killed and 1,418 were wounded.

While the focus of those shootings has been in our schools, libraries have recently begun to become part of the targeted locations. On August 28, 2017, a 16-year-old boy walked into a New Mexico public library and killed two employees while wounding 4 others. No motive was determined. Is your library doing all that it can to train its staff how to survive and respond during one of these incidents?

Commissioner Roger Parinno from NYS DHSES will walk the viewer through Active Shooter incident over a 2 part brief-inar and provide insight on how to be a survivor.

Brief-inar 3: Developing your Emergency Operations Plan (EOP): most libraries will have a Safety and Security Plan or Standard Operating Guidelines; however, an EOP is very different. In this brief-inar we will provide the viewer with the differences between these documents and why each is important. We will provide you with some key elements of inclusion in your plan and finally we will walk you through what needs to be done to test the plan and how to maintain this living document.

Brief-inar 4: Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP): Once you have your Safety Plan, Standard Operating Procedures and Emergency Operations Plan you are done, right? Not quite. What is your plan for restoring those wet books after a disaster? What are you doing with the books that are not ruined? Can you still operate? Are you able to open a satellite location? Who is the backup to the backup librarian? Continuity means just that. What is your plan to keep your services running for the public? During this brief-inar we will discuss the elements you need within your COOP to help set you up for success during a disaster.

YASD: Rebecca Goldstein reported.

YASD did not host any meetings in July, and we do not have any planned for August, as it is the busiest time of year for teen librarians within their own libraries. We will resume meetings in September. In the meantime, we are working on planning our December luncheon.

NYLA is currently hosting the run-off election for the YASD Secretary position for next year, in which there was a tie. Additionally, NYLA is hosting the vote to amend YASD’s  bylaws, which were outdated. Both ballots will be open until August 31st.

Upcoming Program or Activity:

Date: Thursday, September 20 at 10 AM

Location: SCLS Auditorium

Topic: Summer Recap Meeting

On Thursday, September 20, YASD will host a Summer Recap meeting for Teen librarians to gather and discuss their Summer Reading Clubs, formats and prizes, \summer programs, summer community service, and overall successes and fails.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ANNUAL DINNER:  Emily Guerrero reported

Registration for the dinner will begin after Labor Day.  Several sponsors have been contacted and two are interested in sponsorship. Non members will have to pay fo the dinner at the door.

ARCHIVES:  Bruce Seeger reported via email.

Bruce’s scanner has been out of service but has recently been fixed.  Archives will be asked to archive transition statements at the end of the year for new officers.

CIVIL SERVICE:  There will be a review at Sachem Public Library on Wednesday,  October 10th from 6-8pm.  There will be a 5 dollar charge for non members.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:  No report.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Teri Hatred reported.  The database is current with all submitted attendance sheets. Going forward, if you are hosting a training session, workshop, speaker, etc. for SCLA or any of the divisions at SCLS you can use the sign in kiosks at the front desk for your attendance list. BUT you must still report that meeting name and how many professional development hours attendees have earned to Teri Hatred (sclshr@suffolknet.org ). If you do not do the latter the training may not be added to the professional development database. All trainings, workshops, etc.,

ELSA:  Katherine Regina reported.  There are currently no nominations but there is still time.

FANDOM OUTREACH COMMITTEE:  No report.

INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM: No report.

LDA AWARD:  No report.

LEGISLATIVE: Samantha Alberts reported via email.

SCLA LEGISLATIVE REPORT for August 17, 2018

The Suffolk County Legislative Breakfast will be held at the Brentwood Public Library 9/21/2018.  There are 4 rsvps so far for legislators.  If you are planning on attending the breakfast please RSVP by September 12, 2018 to miranda@brentwoodnylibrary.org

Please consider going to these other advocacy activities in September: 9/27/2018 – PLDA Golf and Dinner Fundraiser 9/28/2018 – Nassau County Legislative breakfast

Respectfully, Samantha Alberts

LONG ISLAND LIBRARY CONFERENCE:  No report.

LONG RANGE PLANNING/MARKETING:  No report.

MEMBERSHIP:  It was proposed at the membership meeting in July that there will a part timer rate of 20 dollars for members.  The proposal was voted on and approved by the board.

NEWSLETTER:  Jennifer Rocco reported.

The newsletter was sent out on August 1st.

NOMINATING:  No report.

SCHOLARSHIP:  Emma Lodato reported.

There have been two applications received for the librarian scholarship and one for the continuing education.  There have been two donations for the scholarship and more places are being looked into.

STATISTICAL SURVEY: Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.

The statistical survey is ready to go and will be going out in September.

STUDENT OUTREACH:  No report.

SUFFOLK COUNTY LIBRARY ACCESS COMMITTEE:  No report.

WEB PAGE:  Stephen Ingram reported.

The webpage is up to date.

LIAISONS:

CLASC:  No report.

LILRC: It was voted on and approved by the board that SCLA will be donating the following donations to future LILRC events:

(1) $500, Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future

(2) $500, Archives Conference

(3) $500, NYLA Long Island Reception

NCLA: No report.

PLDA:  Kristen Todd-Wurm reported.

PLDA reported that they will send 10 members of the SCLA board to go to the dinner  for free.  If interested, email Kristen.

SCLS:  No report.

NYLA:  Todd Schlitt reported via email.

The 2018-2019 Executive Directors Evaluation was completed, and goals were set by Council and Jeremy Johannensen (Executive Director). A complete copy of the evaluation, accomplishments, and future goals can be supplied upon request. A raise of 3% for all NYLA staff was passed by Council as well. Updates on the NYALS Excelsior Fund, Library Trustees Association, Woodstock Public Library District, as well as Tim Burke (NYLA President) reports are attached. All are worthwhile reads, especially the Woodstock Library update which could have statewide ramifications if the referendum is passed.

Conference Update

As of the second Friday in August 2017 vs 2018 conference registration was 235 vs 254 respectively. 61 booths have been sold compared to 64 the same time last year.

Election Results

The New York Library Association is pleased to announce the results of this year’s Council Election, and to report 748 votes cast, up 140 votes from 2017 (16.4% of eligible voters).

Dr. Jen Cannell, as President-Elect, who will serve from Nov. 2018 – Nov. 2019 and then as NYLA President from Nov. 2019 – Nov. 2020.

Tom Vitale and Jane Verostek as Councilors-at-Large who will each serve from Nov.

2018 – Nov. 2021

The 2018 NYLA Award recommendations were announced they are as follows:

Outstanding Service to Libraries Award: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

Intellectual Freedom Award: Ned Davis

Bobinski Award: Galina Chernykh

Outstanding Advocate of Libraries Award: Bernie Margolis

MEMBERS AT LARGE:  

Steve Alcalde: Steve Alcalde reported via email.

The SCLA board discussed the benefits of reimbursing speakers at the NYLA

conference for hotels or travel.  It was voted on and passed that we should imburse

for hotels in the future.

Alexandra Mercado:  No report.

Emily Guerrero: No report.

Lissetty Thomas:  Lisetty Thomas reported.  She is sending out thank yous for attending the conference.

OLD BUSINESS:  None.

NEW BUSINESS:  None

Brian Schwartz adjourned the meeting at 11:47 a.m.