A statement from the Suffolk County Library Association Board

A statement from the Suffolk County Library Association:

The SCLA executive board would like to reaffirm our commitment to intellectual freedom and the freedom to read. This includes a firm opposition to the restriction, removal, or censorship of books, materials, and displays. We support all members of our communities and we believe that libraries are a place for all to feel welcome and supported. We would like to remind all library workers that resources are available to you in support of your efforts to protect all patron’s freedom to read. To our LGBTQ+ colleagues we reaffirm, we see you, we hear you, and we support you.
Carisse Mitchell, SCLA President and the 2022 SCLA Executive Board

CLASC and CATS presents Women and Technology in Libraries Panel

Join CLASC and CATS as we welcome a panel of women library professionals from various facets of the library industry to discuss the joys, hardships, and hurdles of being a woman and utilizing technology in the field. Refreshments will be served and CEUs will be awarded.


Thursday September 22nd 6:30 – 8:30

Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Rd, Holbrook, NY 11741

To register, click here

Anthony Giansante ​(he/him/his)

Digital Services Librarian & Makerspace Coordinator 
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Pkwy.
Dix Hills, NY  11746

MOSAIC’S ANNUAL BREAKFAST Friday, June 17, 2022 – 9:30-11:30am

Juneteeth: A Celebration of History,
Culture, and Progress

Register at https://tinyurl.com/MOSAICBREAKFAST2022

Contact Amber Gagliardi, gagliardiamber@mcplibrary.org or
Michelle Athanas, michelle.athanas@nenpl.org with any questions

Friday, June 17, 2022 – 9:30-11:30am

Guest Speaker: Dr. Georgette Grier-Key

Suffolk Cooperative Library System, 627 Sunrise Hwy, Bellport


Dr. Georgette Grier-Key is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of Eastville Community
Historical Society of Sag Harbor. Her board service to the field includes posts such as:
President of the Long Island Historical Societies, NAACP Brookhaven Town Branch,
Preservation League of NYS Board of Trustees, active on the Excellence in Historic
Preservation Awards and Seven to Save, juries and chairs the Technical Services Committee.
She is the Vice President of the board of the Museum Association of New York. Dr. Grier-Key
is a well-regarded guest curator and consultant who has various appointments such as
managing the Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson’s Drowned Meadow Cottage Museum, a
surviving Revolutionary War Structure. She has been elected to various outlets that inform
and further the study of history, preservation, and culture. Dr. Key, an avid practitioner and
professor, uses grounded theory and sustainability models to further the agenda of inclusion
in traditional frameworks that have practiced institutional and structural exclusion. Dr. Grier
Key is one of the most outspoken advocates for the preservation and celebration of Long
Island history with an emphasis on BIPOC heritage. As a founding member and lead
organizer of the Pyrrhus Concer Action Committee, her continued role is leading to the
rebuilding of the formerly enslaved Pyrrhus Concer’s homestead in the heart of
Southampton’s Village.

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.

The LILRC Diversity Internship Program offers diverse undergraduate students on Long
Island a paid internship to learn more about libraries and librarianship as a career path.
Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC) and the LILRC Diversity Committee are
pleased to announce that Nancy Myers of Riverhead has been selected as the LILRC
Intern for Spring 2022. Ms. Myers is currently an undergraduate student at Suffolk County
Community College, where she will complete her Associate’s Degree in Spring 2022. Ms.
Myers also works as a circulation clerk at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor,
where she first developed an interest in librarianship. Ms. Myers will briefly speak at the
MOSAIC Breakfast about her experience.

SCLA- Mentorship Program Fall 2022

The Student Outreach Committee of SCLA is looking to start a Mentorship Program for library school students in our area.  Please see the attached flyer and share with anyone who may be interested.  We are looking for librarians from all types of institutions and departments.

Colleen Navins

Student Outreach Committee Chair

Colleen Navins
Head of Teen Services
The Smithtown Library
Nesconset Building
148 Smithtown Blvd.
Nesconset, NY 11767
(631) 360-2480, ext. 226