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 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

RASD Media Committee – Catologing Media – Tuesday, April 10th at 9:30 am

 The next Media Committee meeting will be taking place Tuesday, April 10th, 10am – 12pm, at Suffolk Cooperative Library System.  Coffee and networking at 9:30am.  The topic of discussion will be cataloging Media concerns.

We’ll be talking about all kinds of media issues; DVDs and blu ray combos, audiobooks, vinyl, TV series, box sets, video games, media bib records, and so much more!  If you’re involved with copy cataloging, original cataloging, processing, or troubleshooting your library’s media collection don’t miss out on this roundtable discussion.  Have an issue with a new media collection at your library?  This is a great opportunity to talk it out with other libraries that might be dealing with the same problems.

Contact Tim Sicurella with any questions:

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