LGBTQIA+ Programs & Programmers Database

At the Long Island Library Pride Alliance’s General Membership Meeting in January, it was shared that library staff members would like to know what programs and/or programmers others have had for LGBTQIA+ programming in Long Island libraries. We have put together a form (link on the attached flyer) for everyone to share their programs/programmers. This can be a program you created in house or a program that was run with an outside programmer. We would like to create a living database for staff members to access when they are looking for programming ideas.
Register here:
Thank you for helping us in this endeavor.
Have a wonderful day,
LILPA CO-chair
Derek Ivie (he/him)
Youth Services Coordinator
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
627 North Sunrise Service Road
Bellport, NY 11713
631-286-1600 ext. 1337

Suffolk Library Marketing Award Winners Roundtable Discussion

Register today! Announcing the 2022 Suffolk Library Marketing Award Winners Roundtable Discussion. ¬†Presented by the RASD Public Relations and Marketing Committee. ¬†Join us for a discussion with last year’s SLMA winners as they share insights about their award-winning marketing initiatives for 2022. Speakers include:

  • Shadd Jamison, Assistant Director, Amityville Public Library
  • Michael Buono, Head of Reference and Publicity, Brentwood Public Library
  • Kathryn Heaviside, Community Services Librarian, Northport-East Northport Public Library
  • Rebecca Goldstein, Reference Services Librarian II, Sachem Public Library

When: Thursday, March 23rd, 2023 at 3 pm, Via Zoom

Click this link to register:

We look forward to seeing you on the Zoom meeting!

Jim Garvey, Chair, RASD Public Relations and Marketing Committee
Christine Lyons, Co-Chair, RASD Public Relations and Marketing Committee

PS – Learn more about the SCLA Reference and Adult Services Division (RASD) here, and the Public Relations and Marketing Committee here:

[SCLA] B.E.S.T. Award


It is time to nominate a teen for the Nassau/Suffolk B.E.S.T. Award! For those unfamiliar with this award, library staff members can nominate a teen to receive recognition for their contributions to library services. There will be one winner per county. For more information, please check the attached flyer.

Applications (online or paper) must be received no later than Thursday, April 6, 2023.

The paper application can be mailed to Vivien Cardone at the Riverhead Free Library via system mail, email, or USPS. You can also fill out the online application here.

We will be announcing the winners at the Long Island Library Conference on May 11, 2023.

We are also looking for people to participate in the B.E.S.T. Award committee! If you would like to participate and read all about these amazing teens or have any questions about the award, please reply off-list to Vivien Cardone,

I look forward to reading your submissions!

Thank you,

Vivien Cardone