Suffolk Library Marketing Award

The SLMA Award During COVID

The SLMA Award will be awarded in 2020. Don’t hesitate to apply.

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.

 We want to hear about the marketing and publicity campaigns libraries engaged in pre-pandemic and during the lock down. We suspect that Suffolk libraries showed amazing creativity during the lock down and reopening of their buildings. Let us know what you did!

The normal deadline for the award was 9/15/20, but as we will not be structured by the date of the SCLA Dinner, as usual, the deadline has been extended until 10/15/20. The award ceremony will take place virtually at the December 1st RASD Board Meeting.

Application

Jo-Ann Carhart, MLS
Librarian III
jcarhart@eipl.org
www.eipl.org

Co-Chair of the R
SD PR & Marketing Committee

http://scla.net/rasd/

 

Intro to Canva

 

Thursday, September 17, 2:00-3:30PM, Online
Learn the basics of Canva.

Canva is a graphic design tool website. It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts.
It is used by non-designers and professionals.

Registration link:
https://portal.suffolklibrarysystem.org/node/24826

For SCLA members only. Please let us know in advance if you will need an accommodation that will make this event accessible to you.

SCLS • sclshr@suffolknet.org • 631-286-1600

 

2020 SCLA Scholarship: Preparing New Librarians

The Suffolk County Library Association offers an academic scholarship to assist an outstanding library school student in subsidizing the cost of their library school education, and to promote the profession by supporting an excellent student pursuing a Library or Information Science Master’s Degree in Suffolk County.
Completed application and all supplemental materials are due to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson by September 1st.
  
 
For more information, please visit the SCLA website’s Awards page, or contact me with any questions.
Thank you.
Emma Lodato
Children’s Librarian
Bayport-Blue Point Public Library
203 Blue Point Ave.
Blue Point, NY  11715
631-363-6133

Legislative Breakfast: Suffolk County Assembly Members/Suffolk County Senators

The Long Island Library Resource Council (LILRC) is holding the following two legislative meetings:

Legislative Breakfast – Suffolk County Assembly Members
September 24, 2020
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location:  Zoom Meeting

Legislative Breakfast – Suffolk County Senators
September 25, 2020
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location:  Zoom Meeting

This year’s legislative breakfast will be held online.  Register for links.  Please make time and join us that day to thank the legislature for their support.

There will be changes to how and what Advocacy Day looks like next year.  No longer will there be a big one day event where NYLA asks membership to send up buses of people.  As the NYLA Leg Committee figures out what our future advocacy efforts look like I will report back to the executive committee.

Register: https://www.lilrc.org/All-Events

Program Tech on a Budget

Here is an upcoming webinar from CATS, for those who are interested!
Program Tech on a Budget

August 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Running technology programs does not have to break the bank (or your programming budget!). This webinar is designed for libraries and librarians working with limited budgets or those who want to look before they leap into a new technology. Ideas for in-person and virtual programming will be discussed as well as helpful resources for getting the best price and getting inspired for your next potential program.

If you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact me at alisonm@longwoodlibrary.org.
Best regards,
Alison Mirabella
CATS President

Happy Pride from the NCLA/SCLA Long Island Library Pride Alliance (LILPA)!

Happy Pride from the NCLA/SCLA Long Island Library Pride Alliance (LILPA)!

At this moment in time, it is more important than ever for queer members of the library community and our allies to stand together and fight for intersectional justice – particularly for our colleagues of color. We have come so far, which is reason to celebrate; but we have a long way to go, and there’s still work to be done. And that is precisely why LILPA was created.

We’re a new joint-county committee that is dedicated to serving both Long Island library professionals and users of libraries, who share an interest in LGBTQIA+ information and/or services. One of our primary goals is to help ensure that libraries have the resources necessary to meet the needs of their queer patrons (regardless of age) and staff members. In doing so, we also hope to provide a forum for discussion, as well as an environment for advocacy and education, regarding the needs of queer library workers and the queer community at large. In addition, we will work to support the free and open access to information, without censorship, for queer individuals and their allies. As we move forward, we’ll be working on resource and book lists, workshops, and other outlets to aid with these goals.

June is indeed Pride month, so let’s start now and continue showing our pride as we confront injustice for all marginalized communities! Please reach out to one the co-chairs below for more information about membership and opportunities for involvement. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate our past, fight for equity in the present, and work towards a better future.

Valerie Acklin                                                 Derek Ivie

valerieacklin@gmail.com                                  derek@suffolknet.org

Jody Ruggiero                                               Nola Thacker

Jruggiero@levittownpl.org                               nolareads@gmail.com           

Co-Chairs/NCLA                                             Co-Chairs/SCLA

A Message from the SCLA Executive Board

In this difficult time, the Suffolk County Library (SCLA) stands firmly with the Black community, as well as the American Library Association (ALA) and countless other professional library associations, in denouncing the senseless loss of Mr. George Floyd and all forms of racism, discrimination, and oppresion.

Our commitment to intellectual freedom and charge of providing full access to knowledge to all members of our communities regardless of race, color, religion, age, ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation is sacrosanct. But there is still much work to be done in the way of forging an all-inclusive society that is not only just non-racist, but staunchly anti-racist.

We must provide the tools for library staff to advocate to the best of our abilities. We must effect change and foster environments where all members of our communities feel accepted, safe and welcomed. As public service information professionals, we have an ongoing responsibility to educate ourselves on how to better understand, represent, and ally ourselves with our diverse colleagues and communities, for that diversity is amongst our greatest strengths. The members of SCLA stand in solidarity, committed to doing our part to make this possible.

Signed,   The Suffolk County Library Association Executive Board 

 

SCLA’s Virtual Trivia Afternoon

Hi Everyone,
We miss you! At our last SCLA executive board meeting, we had a long discussion about networking night and what to do.  Since a traditional networking night is out of the question this year, we thought it would be fun to get together in a non-traditional way, so we put together a trivia afternoon.  A chance to see our library friends and get those competitive juices flowing!
Test your knowledge, grab your favorite snacks and have some fun from home! After registering, you will be emailed a link to join the event.  Click here to register!  We look forward to seeing you!
If you have any questions, feel free to email me individually.

Andrea Malchiodi

Youth Services/Family Engagement Coordinator

Lindenhurst Memorial Library

1 Lee Avenue Lindenhurst, NY 11757

631-957-7755 ext 141

amalchiodi@lindenhurstlibrary.org

Making Space for Self: Wellness Between Service and Productivity

Hello all,
The SCLA Health Concerns Committee is proud to cosponsor along this program along with LILRC, Making Space for Self: Wellness Between Service and Productivity.
In the beginning of this pandemic, we all knew who to look toward for scientific guidance. Now, we are looking for ways to focus our mental health, prioritize our self, and learn to cope with “new normals.” This will be the focus of our committee at this time.
We hope that you will register and join us for this important topic.
All information can be found here: https://www.lilrc.org/event-3490931
We will get through this together.
Regards,
Sal & SCLA Health Concerns Committee

Computer Cleanup & Security from SSD

The SCLA Support Staff Division is hosting an online training program : Computer Cleanup & Security conducted by Sharper Training Solutions on May 27th from 1 – 2:30 pm.
Please contact Teri Hatred at sclshr@suffolknet.org to register.
Please see attached flyer for more details.
Teri Hatred
Human Resources Officer
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
631-286-1600 x 1314