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 Lynda.com 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

RASD Media Committee Meeting on Monday, October 16

Join us on Monday, October 16, for the RASD Media Committee meeting at the Suffolk Cooperative Library System9:30 a.m. for coffee and networking, 10:00 a.m. for the meeting.
We will discuss digitization projects for local history collections. Melanie Cardon-Leathers will be talking about her work at Longwood Library and its extensive online collection.  Ruth Westfall and Ellen Nasto from SCLS will also discuss their work with digitization projects and their new Story Corp lending bundle.  Bring your questions, and let’s talk about the types of digitization projects you have at your library!
We’ll also discuss media storage space issues and media fine rates.


Timothy Sicurella
Head of Patron Services

Sayville Library

631-589-4440 xt 302

Reader’s Advisory Committee meeting Thursday, September 28 at 9:30 am

The Reader’s Advisory Committee was established in June 1998 with a total of fourteen members from twelve libraries. Grace O’Connor started and chaired the committee from 1998 through 2014 when she retired from the West Islip Public Library then handed the reins over to me in 2015. The purpose of the committee is to provide reader’s advisory assistance to fellow librarians on various genres. We meet three times a year and each meeting is dedicated to a different genre with the members providing a brief annotation as well as read-a-likes for their chosen book; those annotations are then published on the Reader’s Advisory blog: http://rasdreadersadvisory.blogspot.com/. Some of the genres we’ve covered since 2015 are short stories, sports, science-fiction, biography, culinary fiction, non-fiction that reads like fiction and mystery. Books that are chosen must be published within the last five years and as our blog posts become out-of-date, we’ll revisit an older genre in order to update it.

The committee currently has eleven members each from a different library, but we’re always looking for more people to join and spread the love of books. We meet at SCLS on the last Thursday of the month in January, April and September from 10 am-12 pm with coffee/tea at 9:30 am. If you’d like to join the committee, please contact me at aagnello@wbpl.us.

Azurée Agnello
West Babylon Public Library