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

Contact Amber Gagliardi, or
Michelle Athanas, 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

Vendor Fair and Networking Day!

Stop by SCLS anytime between 10-3 pm on Tuesday, May 17 to meet with vendors, have your professional headshot taken, enjoy free breakfast or lunch, and network with your colleagues in the county. Learn how to join SCLA and meet with the different divisions and maybe even win a raffle basket! No registration necessary – all library workers welcome.

Additionally, SCLA asks that you bring a baby item, such as diapers, wipes, clothing, toiletries, etc. to be donated to Angels of Long Island in Patchogue.

Carisse Mitchell
Youth Services Coordinator
West Babylon Public Library
211 Route 109
West Babylon, NY 11704



This Year’s Book!

The 2022 LONG ISLAND READS pick is…

The Living and the Lost by Ellen Feldman

Long Island Reads will honor Ellen Feldman in person and online at an award ceremony on May 1, 2022 at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

The Living and the Lost Book Cover


  1. Free tickets to the in-person event will be available to the public beginning Friday, April 1, at 9:30 a.m. Click the EVENTBRITE link for more information.
  2. For those who prefer to attend virtually, Plainview-Old Bethpage Library will also host the event as an online program through the Crowdcast platform. Tickets are not required for the online event. Online attendees will receive a direct link to the event after registering. Click the CROWDCAST link to access the online event.



MOSAIC and New Adults Joint Meeting – In Person @ SCLS

Have you thought about joining the MOSAIC or New Adults Committee of RASD? Well, now is your chance!  Join us in person on Tuesday, April 19th at 10am at Suffolk Cooperative Library System. We will be discussing ways libraries can serve Au Pairs.

If you can make it, please RSVP to Amber Gagliardi, Refreshments will be served because every morning meeting should have a donut!

Thank you!

Alexander Blend
Miller Business Center<>
Middle Country Public Library
101 Eastwood Blvd.
Centereach, NY 11720
(631)-585-9393 ext. 272<>