PR & Marketing Committee Meeting Thurs. January 18 at 9:30 am

PR & Marketing Roundtable Discussion

A roundtable discussion and presentation of the marketing campaigns submitted for the 2017 Suffolk Library Marketing Award – SLMA

If there is time remaining, the group will review the ALA John Cotton Dana Award winners to learn how marketing is being done throughout the country.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
9:30 am coffee • 10:00 am meeting
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
627 North Sunrise Service Road, Bellport, NY 11713


All are welcome!
For more information please contact:
Jo-Ann Carhart at

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.

Two articles to check out: