Mentorship Program – PLDA SCLA CLASC

Are you looking to advance your career to the administration level?

Then this program might be for you!

Please find a flyer attached advertising the new Mentorship Program sponsored by PLDA, CLASC & SCLA. This program will pair a librarian looking to advance their career with an established Library Director.

If you’re interested in participating in this exciting opportunity, please fill out the form linked at the bottom of the flyer by October 16.

Please email with any questions.

Thank you!

Carisse Mitchell

SCLA President 2024

MOSAIC Meeting

Members of MOSAIC committee (of RASD) will be meeting next Wednesday, October 11th at SCLS. 9:30am Coffee and Refreshments and 10am meeting. We’ll have guest speakers from the Hispanic Advisory Council. 

New members are always welcome!  

MOSAIC Mission: The purpose of the committee is to promote cultural awareness and develop strategies for effective outreach services.” In adhering to this, the Committee meets four to seven times a year to discuss any and all issues that arise within the libraries that affect service to our diverse communities. These issues can range from collection development, to programming ideas, to creating documents in non-English fonts, to where to send a non-English speaking person for immigration information. The Committee would like to think of itself as a clearinghouse on best practices in serving diverse communities. One of our main goals is to disseminate and share information in a collegial fashion.

Please RSVP to Amber Gagliardi –

RASD Annual Local History Programmers Showcase

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2023 FROM 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Please join RASD’s Local History Committee as it presents its annual Programmers Showcase. This event provides an opportunity for local history programmers to share information about the programs they can offer to the public at libraries and other similar institutions.

Questions? Contact Caren Zatyk, Committee Chair, at
Please RSVP by September 14, 2023 


CLASC & CATS presents the 2nd Annual Women and Technology in Libraries Panel

Presented by CATS and CLASC, we warmly welcome you to the 2nd Annual Women and Technology in Libraries Panel. Join us as we celebrate and spotlight influential women who have harnessed the power of technology to innovate in their roles, serve their communities more effectively, and break through gender boundaries.

In this extraordinary panel, our guests will share their journeys and insights into how they’ve utilized technology to continuously support and enhance the libraries and their communities, offering insight for aspiring librarians, library staff, and technologists alike.

Through this gathering, we not only celebrate women’s achievements but also inspire a new generation to follow in their trailblazing footsteps, reinforcing the significance of diversity in libraries and technology.

Refreshments will be served and professional development hours will be given. 

To register, click here

Thursday October 12th  6:30 – 8:30

Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Rd, Holbrook, NY 11741

See you there!! —
Anthony Giansante (he/him)Head of Emerging Technologies
John Jermain Memorial Library
201 Main St Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-0049

CATS presents: StoryMaps in Your Library

StoryMaps in Your Library

Date:  August 4, 2023
Time: 10am-12pm

Where: Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Avenue, Northport 11768

Storymaps at Your Library

Sarah Kautz will introduce you to using Storymaps and using online mapping software to present the history of a place in an interactive way. This program will include:  

  • Using ARCGIS online 
  • Uploading a table 
  • Creating a story map 
  • Sharing information with patrons.  
  • Learning about how your staff and patrons can use the resources provided by the GIS mapping program through Brentwood library including ARCGIS pro.  
  • Win prizes for participation.  

Hosted by the Northport Public Library and sponsored by CATS division of SCLA, this program is presented by Brentwood Library’s Landmark Tour of Brentwood History funded by a grant from the GIS Mapping Initiative.

Register here

Julia Sukhu (she/her)
CATS President
Teen Librarian
Deer Park Public Library
44 Lake Avenue
Deer Park, NY 11729

RASD Local History Committee Meeting and Tour, 6-8-2023

The Local History Committee of RASD will be hosting its next meeting at the Smithtown Building of The Smithtown Library (1 North Country Road, Smithtown, NY 11787) on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 10:00 am- 1:00 pm.  This meeting will include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Library’s local history room (the Richard H. Handley Collection of Long Island Americana or Long Island Room) and its facilities.  

If you are interested in attending, please fill out this Google form to RSVP by Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Thank you very much!  I hope to see you there!

Best regards,

Caren Zatyk, Chair, RASD Local History Committee
Caren E. Zatyk, Librarian
Head of the Long Island Room
The Smithtown Library
1 North Country Road
Smithtown, New York 11787
631-360-2480, ext. 131


Wednesday June 14, 2023
9:30-11:30am at Suffolk Cooperative Library System
627 Sunrise Hwy,
Bellport, NY 11713. 

Hidden Learning Disabilities: Supporting Adult patrons in Your Library

Breakfast will be provided starting at 9:30am. 

This program is free thanks to the financial support of Reference & Adult Services Division of SCLA   To register for this event, please use the following link:


From the past queer coding of Lobel’s Frog and Toad to current books about trans children, representation of LGBTQIA+ characters in picture books has grown over the years.

Join LILPA as we explore and share past and present portrayals of the rainbow
community in picture books!

Register here: