Nassau & Suffolk YASD Annual Joint Meeting

Nassau & Suffolk YASD Annual Joint Meeting

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Massapequa Public Library – Bar Harbour Building
40 Harbor Lane, Massapequa Park, NY 11762

Learn some best practices for working with teens with special needs from a
panel of librarians featuring Christa Lucarelli, Assistant Director of the
Farmingdale Public Library, Michael Ambrosio, Special Needs Coordinator at
the Oceanside Library, Kristina Holzweiss, Educational Technology Enrichment
Specialist from the Syosset High School Innovation Lab, and Evangeline King,
School Media Specialist & Kathleen Wegner, Special Education Teacher, from
the Massapequa High School Ames Campus.

Topics discussed will include how schools and school libraries engage their
students, how libraries can support school curriculum and behavior plans, how
public libraries can build and support sensory friendly environments, and how
public library programs can be made more inclusive to teens with special needs.

Long Island Reads 2020 pick is in.

Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler

The author will speak at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

FREE TICKETS will be available beginning March 2.

As Nedda Papas faces mystery and danger both in the orange groves of her Florida childhood and the vastness of space as an adult, Light from Other Stars keenly illuminates the magical limits of science while exploring, in detail, the bonds of family, friendship, and love of home.

For more information please visit:


RASD Media Committee @ Sayville

Location Change

Hello all,
For anyone that was looking to attend our next RASD Media meeting next week on the 29th, the venue has changed to Sayville Library.  We will be hosting in our community meeting room A/B.  The library opens at 10am but we will let all attendees in starting at 9:30am.  The library is located at 88 Greene Ave in Sayville and parking spots can sometimes be difficult to find close to 10am.
Thank you and hope to see you there.
Tim Sicurella



RASD PR & Marketing Meeting January 16th @ SCLS

All are invited to our annual meeting where we catch up on new marketing trends and view the entrees from the 2019 SLMA Award competition. Everyone who attends always learns something new or a new twist on an old idea. We will meet in the SCLS Blue Room for coffee at 9:30 and the meeting from 10-12.

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

Long Island Library Conference 2020


The Long Island Library Conference will be held  at the Melville Marriott on May 14th, 2020.

We are delighted to announce that author, literary critic, and “America’s librarian,” Nancy Pearl, will be the keynote speaker for the 2020 Long Island Library Conference.

Early Bird registration is now open. You must be a member of SCLA to qualify for this offer.

For questions about membership in SCLA please visit the membership page.

The Long Island Library Conference is an educational forum for all those who work in and for libraries. Held annually to provide innovative and informational programs as well as networking opportunities to improve the quality of the public, special, school and university libraries of Long Island, the Conference is organized and sponsored by the Suffolk County Library Association (SCLA) and the Nassau County Library Association (NCLA).

The conference is planned by a dedicated group of volunteers. If you would like to participate, please contact the committee chairperson at

Visit the Long Island Library Conference website for more information.