RASD at LILC: Bookface & Beyond

RASD at the Long Island Library Conference 

Bookface & Beyond: Creating Engaging Content for Social Media
Nick Tanzi, Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library
Sara Roye, Public Relations Specialist, Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Community Library
Sponsored by: 
SCLA RASD PR & Marketing Committee
Arranged by: Jo-Ann Carhart
Location: Salons 7, 8, 9, 10 Upper Level   Session III (3pm-4pm)

Libraries often struggle to provide consistent, captivating content for our social media platforms. Learn how to draw in new followers and keep them engaged! This presentation will cover marketing strategies, sample ideas, paid ads and more!

RASD at LILC: Success with Social Work Interns in Your Library

RASD at the Long Island Library Conference 

Success with Social Work Interns in Your Library
Michael Buono, Reference and Community Services Facilitator, Brentwood Public Library
Betty-Jean Wrase, Director of Field Education, School of Social Welfare at SUNY Stony Brook
Sponsored by: RASD New Adult Committee of Suffolk County
Arranged by: 
Michael Buono and Lisetty Thomas
Location:  Whitman Salon Lower Level   Session III (3pm-4pm)

Come find out the best practices and methods for managing a social work intern. Learn what is expected of the library, and how to provide a great educational experience for your intern. Discover how Social Work Interns have benefited libraries who have brought them in. This program is for all who work in public service and would like to offer the service of social workers to their patrons, via social work interns.

RASD at LILC: Enhancing Health Literacy

RASD at the Long Island Library Conference 

Enhancing Health Literacy: The Essential Role of Libraries and Librarians
Speakers: Terri Ann Parnell DNP, MA, RN, FAAN
Sponsored by: SCLA RASD Health Concerns, NCLA Health Concerns & LILRC Health Sciences Information Committees
Arranged by: 
Sally Stieglitz & Salvatore J. Filosa
Location: Roosevelt Salon Lower Level   Session I (9am-10am)

Access to clear and actionable information is vital for effective individual health management. Libraries and librarians are essential, trusted community partners that can provide resources to help minimize the gap that exists between individual skills and abilities and the increasing demands and complexities of health care organizations. Health literacy is a precursor to health and is increasingly being viewed through a public health lens with a focus on health promotion and empowerment. Health literacy has been defined as the “degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions”. Health literacy skills are dependent on individual and systemic factors. Partnerships to promote health literacy across professions, organizations and sectors are essential to help address the 88% of American adults with health literacy limitations.

RASD at LILC: The Future of Reference Services

RASD at the Long Island Library Conference 

The Future of Reference Services
Ellen Firer, Director of Merrick Library
Trina Reed, Director of Levittown Library
Caroline Ashby, Assistant Director of Nassau Library System
Sponsored by: SCLA & NCLA RASD
Arranged by: Cynthia HoSang and Rose Marut
Location: Salons 1, 2, 3 Upper Level    Session I (9am-10am)

The Member Library Directors’ Reinvention Committee was established in 2012 as a follow up to a program on Reinventing the Library. Currently, the Reinvention Committee, after attending a variety of conferences, particularly the “Library Leaders’ Summit” at Computers in Libraries, decided to focus on the future of Reference librarianship.

To begin with, we created surveys for staffs of representative libraries to gather data on what is currently being done at Reference desks. Roundtable groups will follow, to discuss what Reference librarians see as their job, and what direction they see it going in the future. These roundtable groups will be composed of either volunteers from the libraries in one group, recommendations by Directors of innovative and forward thinking librarians in another group, and then each member of the committee will have a group at their own library. At the end of the project, we will compile results, and the methodology and results of this project will be in our presentation.