LIHC of RASD Local History Programmer’s Showcase Thurs. April 19, 2018 at 9:30 am

The Long Island History Committee will host its annual local history programmer’s showcase on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at SCLS beginning at 9:30 am. Committee Chair Inez Foster would like libraries to note that both the Suffolk County Historical Society and Brookhaven Town Historian are lending items related to the anniversary of Women’s Suffrage for displays in local libraries. Please contact Inez at the Babylon Public Library for more information, (631) 669-1624.

Video Production on a Shoestring

On October 19, 2017, the PR & Marketing Committee sponsored an interactive workshop on best practices for video production. Emmy Award nominated Producer/Director Steven Taub, with more than 20 years of experience in the field, shared his experience and best methods to inexpensively create promotional videos for your library and its programs. Topics that were discussed include:

  • Video production and library promotion
  • Ways to incorporate video media and video marketing into your library’s communications
  • Promotion and community participation
  • PSA’s, shorts, bios, documentaries, comedy and even the possibility of a video newsletter

If you were unable to attend, you may view a copy of the minutes here.

Did you know that RASD has a committee dedicated to Millennial Patrons?

The New Adult Committee (NAC) meets once a month to learn about issues related to helping millennial patrons in libraries. Meetings include guest speakers, round-tables, and more! Join us if you work with millennials or have an interest in serving them in your library. Meetings are one Monday a month at various libraries. The schedule is posted at SCLA.

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RASD Electronic Resources Committee Meeting Thursday, December 14 at 9:30am

Electronic Resources Committee of RASD
Meeting Location SCLS, Bellport December 14, 2017.
9:30 am coffee. 10 am-noon meeting.

End the Year with these Online Learning Tools!

Julie Whalen of will give a demonstration of their online learning courses, and discuss how to promote them effectively.

Jennifer Bollerman of Patchogue-Medford Library will demonstrate Career Online High School.  Open to all adults in Suffolk County, Career Online High School, offers the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certification online.

Finally, we will end the year with a roundtable discussion on any new Electronic Resources offered in the County.

Dave Jones
Head of Computers & Digital Services
Head of Teen Services
Westhampton Free Library