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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.