CARE (Career and Resource Exchange) Long Island Cares Event Thursday, February 14 at 2:00 pm

The CARE (Career and Resource Exchange) committee will be hosting a speaker from Long Island Cares on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Suffolk County Library System in Bellport.

Lisa Owens will be discussing the services provided by Long Island Cares. Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and provides for the humanitarian needs of the community. Their goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island.

Please join us for coffee at 2:00 pm and the presentation at 2:30 pm.

Please RSVP to Nicole Berroyer at

Professional development hours will be awarded.

CARE is a committee of RASD (Reference and Adult Services Division), a division of SCLA.

Upcoming PR & Marketing Committee programs

Please mark down these dates in your shiny new 2019 calendar.

SLMA Award Review and Round-table Discussion – January 17 at 10:00 a.m (9:30 coffee) – SCLS Blue Room

We will showcase the fine marketing and publicity done by those libraries who submitted to the SLMA Award this past year. These are the best of the best, so a great way to get new ideas for your library.

Navigating Today’s Local News Landscape – March 14 at 10:00 a.m. (coffee at 9:30) – East Islip Public Library

Jaci Clement, Executive Director of the Fair Media Council, a nonprofit organization with a two-sided mission that works directly with the news media and the public to improve the public conversation and ensure an informed electorate, will teach us how to become more media savvy for our libraries.

Start thinking about any publicity or marketing you have done since 9/16/18, and consider submitting it for the 2019 SLMA Award (deadline – 9/15/19).

The new application will be on the website shortly. For former applicants and winners go to

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