MOSAIC Annual Breakfast at the Middle Country Public

Join us for a FREE workshop for SCLA Members!! This event includes breakfast (egg sandwiches)!!

On Tuesday, June 11th 2019, MOSAIC will be hosting our Annual Breakfast at the Middle Country Public. Our guest speaker, Annelies Kamran, PhD, will present a brief tour of the history, politics, economics, and culture of some of the largest new immigrant communities on Long Island.  This is a great opportunity to begin developing cultural competency in interacting with and serving our diverse society.

To register, please use the following link:

Please see attached flyer for more details.

CATS Technology Petting Zoo

On Thursday, October 3rd, CATS will be hosting a “Technology Petting Zoo” program at SCLS at 10 a.m.  During this free program we will exchange ideas and information about the latest in technology, STEM programming/activities, services, and lending for all ages.

Interested Suffolk and Nassau libraries are asked to run a table to show off equipment, devices, materials,  programs, and ideas. Participating libraries are asked to bring devices/products/items for demonstration and provide handouts, informational materials, lending guidelines, and/or program outlines as it applies to what you are demonstrating.

To sign-up to become a “Exhibitor” for this upcoming program, please click here:

SSD East meets West

The Support Staff Divisions of NCLA and SCLA will meet on April 29, 2019 at the Farmingdale Public Library from 9:30am – 12:30 pm to share ideas with our library colleagues from across Long Island. Join us for this informal forum where we will discuss such topics as circulation, Sierra, customer service, interloans, etc. All staff are welcome! Refeshments will be provided and raffle baskets!
$15.00 for non-members and FREE for NYLA & SCLA SSD members.
Here is the registration link on the SCLS Gateway:
You may also register by sending in the slip from the attached flyer to Teri Hatred at SCLS.
Teri Hatred
Human Resources Officer
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
631-286-1600 x 1314

RASD Electronic Resources Committee @ SCLS on Tuesday, April 30 at 12 PM.

The next Electronic Resources Committee to be held at SCLS on Tuesday, April 30 at 12 PM.
The discussion will include topics covered in his earlier program, David Carroll vs Cambridge Analytica, along with the importance of patron privacy and how libraries can help the public with this increasingly complicated task.
David Carroll, an associate professor at Parsons School of Design in New York, is suing Cambridge Analytica for a complete summary of his personal data the company harvested from through the use of third-party apps and APIs.
Dave Jones
Head of Teen & Digital Services
Westhampton Free Library
7 Library Avenue
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Phone: (631) 288-3335 ext. 147
Fax: (631) 288-5715

YASD April Meeting: Libraries and Autism

Please join us on Thursday, April 18th at West Babylon Public Library to discuss successful library-based programming and effective customer service for the autism community.

Also be sure to follow us on our blog and Facebook

Charlotte Latuso

Teen Services Librarian

Lindenhurst Memorial Library

631-957-7755 x136

New Adult Committee of RASD April Workshop

New Adult Committee of RASD April Workshop

The next New Adult Committee meeting will be held on Monday, April 15th at SCLS.  Coffee/ tea will be at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.  Graduate social work interns from the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare will speak about having social workers in your library.

Please RSVP at:

Hope to see you there!


Rachel Cecchini

SCLA Networking Night

Thursday, May 16 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Join us at Old City Public House to meet, network and share ideas with other library professionals.

$10 per ticket for SCLA members

$15 per ticket for non-members

Includes assorted appetizers

Cash bar with happy hour specials

Please register and pay online at:

For more information, email Ellen Hobson at

SSD Facebook: Business Accounts

Facebook: Business Accounts

Tuesday, 4/9/19, 10AM-12PM at SCLS • with Michael Buono

Michael Buono is the Head of Reference and Community Services at the Brentwood
Public Library, and he is an adjunct Lecturer at the Graduate School of Library Science
at CUNY Queens. He developed and teaches a course on Digital Marketing for Libraries.
Previously he was the Digital Strategist at the Patchogue-Medford Library.

CATS tour of Stony Brook University’s iCREATE Lab

Join CATS (The Computer and Technical Services division of SCLA) for a tour of Stony Brook University’s iCREATE Lab. In addition to touring the lab, attendees can also participate in a fun interactive activity.  Earn CEU credits for attending this program.  iCREATE is a collection of spaces that are designed to facilitate all stages of innovation, think 3D printers, laser engravers, sewing machines, VR systems and more!

  • Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • We will meet in the lobby of the Stony Brook University Administration Builiding.  Attendees should park in the main Administration Parking Garage. Click here for directions:
Any questions? Please email