RASD Electronic Resources Committee Meeting June 7, 3:00 pm

Meeting Location SCLS, Bellport June 7, 2018, 3:00 pm meeting.

Library 2.018: Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession
Presented by San Jose State University School of Information

The Electronic Resources Committee will be broadcasting the San Jose State University School of Information webinar on the possible uses of Blockchain in libraries at their meeting June 7th.
Stop in to view the webinar and discuss the implications for your Library!

Due to the time and length of the webinar, participants are encouraged to attend and join the discussion even if they can only view a portion of the webinar.
For the schedule of speakers visit: https://ischoolblogs.sjsu.edu/blockchains/libary-2-0-conference/
Professional development credit available

SLMA Award and PR and RASD Marketing Committee Meeting June 21 at 9:30am

As it nears the end of May, I want 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. The awards will be given out 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.

Next Meeting

If you are looking for inspiration in creating a marketing campaign or publicity, come to the PR Committee Roundtable on June 21 at SCLS. Coffee and networking will start at 9:30 with the meeting to follow at 10:00 a.m. We can all share successes and failures along with talking about Facebook Live, fairs, one day events, themed months, outreach, newsletters, web pages, and e-mail blasts. It would be most welcome if you can bring and share publicity you have used in the past

If you can attend the meeting, please respond to this email to let me know. I look forward to seeing you there.

Jo-Ann Carhart, MLS
Head of Adult Services
Librarian III
East Islip Public Library
381 East Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730
Phone (631) 581-9200 x 5
FAX (631) 581-2245
Co-Chair of the RASD PR & Marketing Committee

Video Tutorials for Consumer Health Reference Workshops

In partnership with several Health Science Librarians at Stony Brook University and the RASD Health Concerns Committee, the following tutorials were created on consumer health resources for public librarians in Suffolk County and public library school students in conjunction with hands on workshops offered in early 2018. Funding for the workshops and tutorials was awarded by the Health Information Awareness Award by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Genetics Home Reference
This tutorial provides a brief overview of the free online database Genetics Home Reference, which provides consumer-friendly information about genetics and related health conditions. Genetics Resources.


NLM Resources for Environmental Health and Toxicology
This video provides a brief introduction to the use of TOXNET and Tox Town as reliable tools for answering questions on environmental health from the public. TOXNET Environmental Health


This video provides an overview of MedlinePlus, and how navigate the site. MedlinePlus can be used to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. MedlinePlus Resources


Developed resources are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.