Homelessness and Libraries – Thursday, February 29

Join SCLA and the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless for a presentation on Homelessness on Long Island and the impact it has on Libraries and Library staff. Support staff from the LICH will share tips, advice and resources for Librarians to use on a daily basis.

Register here

Free for SCLA members and guests.
Professional Development Hours will be awarded and light refreshments will be served.
**We will be collecting food for AGAPE MEALS FOR KIDS**
Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item to the event

Colleen Navins
Head of Teen Services
The Smithtown Library
1 North Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 360-2480, ext. 123

Human Trafficking Prevention with ECLI-VIBES

Title: Human Trafficking Prevention with ECLI-VIBES

Place and Time:January 10th, Wednesday, 9:30 -11:30 am

Where: SCLS


January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a presidentially designated observance created to raise awareness about human trafficking and to educate the public about how to identify and prevent this crime.

Please join us for a presentation by ECLI-VIBES and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, both members of the Suffolk County Anti-Trafficking Initiative (SCATI), to learn about the prevalence of human trafficking here on Long Island, potential indicators, resources available to the community, as well as ways Suffolk County libraries can work with these organizations on education and prevention efforts.

Register here


Managing Your Library Website with Drupal sponsored by the RASD Public Relations Committee and the CATS

Managing Your Library Website with Drupal

  • Platform: Zoom
  • Date: January 9th
  • Time: 10 am

 Join experienced librarians, Stephen Ingram and Jim Garvey, as they guide you through the essentials of utilizing Drupal for effective library website management.

This software, used by Library Market to develop library centric websites, is simple to use, with a wide range of capabilities.

Register here: https://scla34.wildapricot.org/event-5507825?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=1/6/2024

This event will be recorded for registered attendees and will be available for 30 days,

Please contact Stephen Ingram with any questions.–

Stephen Ingram (he/him)
Digital Librarian
Northport-East Northport Public Library
631-261-6930 ext 333.

EETC –AI in Libraries: Possibilities and Peril With Nick Tanzi

Discover the potential and pitfalls of AI in libraries with Nick Tanzi’s gripping presentation, “Artificial Intelligence in Libraries: Possibilities and Peril,” at the Rogers Memorial Library on Tuesday, January 16th, at 10 am. Brought to you by the East End Tech Coalition, this event is a must-attend for those interested in the future of libraries and AI.


Rogers Memorial Library
91 Coopers Farm Rd, Southampton, NY 11968


Tuesday, January 16th, at 10 am

To register click here or on the link in the attachment.

**Membership to SCLA or CATS (and its committees) is NOT required to attend. All are welcome. 

CATS Annual Meeting: Technology and Progress with Doug Lord

Join CATS for its annual meeting as we welcome Doug Lord, the director of the C.H. Booth Library and the immediate Past President of the Connecticut Library Association.

Doug Lord is an experienced librarian with a history of progressive leadership, project management, and staff supervision. He is known for his responsive and positive management style, along with his proficiency in coordinating special projects tailored to constituents’ needs.Breakfast will be served and professional development hours will be awarded. 

When: December 06th 10:00am

Where: SCLS

To register, click here or click on the link in the attached flyer 

RASD Annual Luncheon

Please join RASD at our Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, December 5th at the Brentwood Public Library. We will be joined by Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H. from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County who will present Caring for Yourself in Stressful Times

A boxed lunch will be provided by Tropical Smoothie Cafe and two hours of professional development will be awarded.

Registration is required. Please see attached flyer for more information. Non-members of RASD are welcome!Feel free to contact me with any questions. We hope to see you there!


Kelly Filippone, RASD Presiden

Kelly Filippone
Adult Reference and Long Island Room Librarian
The Smithtown Library
1 North Country Road
Smithtown, New York 11787
631-360-2480, ext. 130

Help! I’m Not a Business Librarian!

The Career & Business Reference Services Committee will be presenting Help! I’m Not a Business Librarian! on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 2:30pm at SCLS. 


Join Sal DiVincenzo of the Miller Business Center at Middle Country Public Library to get an overview of some of the resources that are available to librarians to assist patrons asking some of the most common business reference questions. 

Please see the attached flyer for the registration link. Professional development hours will be awarded.–

Nicole Berroyer
Adult Services Librarian
Connetquot Public Library
760 Ocean Ave.
Bohemia, NY 11716
631 567 5079