SCLA’s Summer 2021 Newsletter Edition is here!!

I hope everyone’s Summer is off to an amazing start!

Please find the newest edition of the SCLA newsletter for your reading pleasure.

If you’re not already a part of this great organization, we encourage you to become a member today! Click here for more details.

Wishing you all a happy, safe, and fun Summer!

Lauren Strong
Youth and Family Services Coordinator
Riverhead Free Library
330 Court Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-3228 ext. 122

2021 SCLA Scholarship: Preparing New Librarians

The Suffolk County Library Association offers an academic scholarship to assist an outstanding library school student in subsidizing the cost of their library school education, and to promote the profession by supporting an excellent student pursuing a Library or Information Science Master’s Degree in Suffolk County.
Completed application and all supplemental materials are due to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson by September 1st.
For more information, please visit the SCLA website’s Awards page, or contact me with any questions.
Thank you.

Emma Lodato
Children’s Librarian
Bayport-Blue Point Public Library
203 Blue Point Ave.
Blue Point, NY  11715
631-363-6133

2021 SCLA Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff

The SCLA Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff is a cash award made to a library employee who is pursuing academic or career-related coursework that will enhance and contribute to their library duties, as well as benefit libraries.
Completed application and all supplemental materials are due to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson by September 15th.

For more information, please visit the SCLA website’s Awards page, or contact me with any questions.
Thank you.
Emma Lodato
Children’s Librarian
Bayport-Blue Point Public Library
203 Blue Point Ave.
Blue Point, NY  11715
631-363-6133

Mosaic’s Virtual Breakfast: Online Resources for English Language Learners & Literacy Tutors.

On Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 10am MOSAIC will be holding a virtual breakfast. Our topic will be Online Resources for English Language Learners & Literacy Tutors.

Please see attached flyers for details. 

 The first 20 RASD members to register will receive a $5 Digital Dunkin Donuts gift card, so register today!! 

 To register: https://tinyurl.com/MOSAICBREAKFAST2021

Amber Gagliardi
Adult Librarian
Middle Country Public Library
631-585-9393 ext. 274

Support Staff Division: Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

A reminder that on June 8, 2021 from 2 – 3 pm the SCLA Support Staff Division is hosting the online program:
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram:
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook – what’s it all about? In this lecture and demonstration class, you’ll get an introduction to some of the popular social media sites.You’ll learn how to create an account, connect with family and friends and how to be safe and secure socializing online. No prerequisites.
$10.00 for non-members and $1.00 for SCLA members who would like to join SSD.

READY OR NOT? WELCOME BACK! PR Committee of RASD

READY OR NOT? WELCOME BACK!

Plan an effective marketing campaign to draw patrons back to your library.

Monday, June 7, 2021 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Even if your library never completely closed, you will want to alert your community (even those without internet access) when your building and services are back in full force.

Our guest speaker, Kathy Dempsey, is a nationally known for her knowledge of library marketing and publicity. She is the author of The Accidental Library Marketer, and a frequent speaker at ALA.

The presentation will help you plan an effective marketing campaign to draw patrons back to your libraries. This virtual session will offer guidance, ideas, and a marketing plan template that is ready to fill in and roll out.

Register by June 5th by sending an email to jcarhart@optonline.net

You will be sent a link with which to join the program.

 

This is a joint program with RASD of SCLA’s PR & Marketing Committee and the NCLA PR/Programming Division.

It is free for SCLA & NCLA members, otherwise $10. CEUs will be awarded.

LILPA Book Club

Please join the Long Island Library Pride Alliance on Wednesday, May 26th at 2PM for the LILPA May Book Club where we will be discussing the YA novel Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith.

Register here: https://forms.gle/Uph7zmthHYmgfbWt7

Thank you so much,

Derek Ivie (He/Him/His)
Youth Services Coordinator
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport, NY 11713
631-286-1600 xt. 1337

 

New Professional Development Series Program Added

NCLA Intellectual Freedom Committee
Dr. Seuss: Cut Him Loose?
Wednesday, May 19 at 2:00 pm.
60 minutes
Join the Intellectual Freedom Committee for a program during our May Professional Development series hosted by NCLA, SCLA and CLASC. A panel of librarians will discuss the issues involving intellectual freedom, collection development and programming which arose from recent controversy related to Dr. Seuss’ (Theodore Geisel) and other materials.

 

Excellence in Library Service Award 2021

Click here for the application.

Purpose: The ELSA is designed to recognize dedication to public service demonstrated by any staff member of a public, school, special or academic library. We welcome nominations submitted by any employee of a Suffolk County library or any Suffolk County library patron.

Eligibility: Pages, clerks, librarians and trainees, as well as office, custodial and security staff from any Suffolk County library are eligible.

To Qualify: The nominee must work at least 17 hours per week and have worked a minimum of one year in his/her current position. People who have been nominated in the past may be nominated again.

Criteria: Outstanding public service may be demonstrated by fostering team spirit, exemplary job performance, promoting goodwill among patrons and staff, or an innovative approach to one’s work.

Nominations must be submitted by July 31, 2021