Long Island Library Conference postponed until 2023

When we were last in touch with you, we were hoping to see you on Thursday, May 12th of 2022 at our annual conference.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we will be able to hold our conference in person in a way that will keep our attendees and vendors safe during the continuing COVID pandemic.  Because of this, the Long Island Library Committee, a joint committee of the Nassau County Library Association and The Suffolk County Library Association, has made the difficult decision to postpone the conference until May 11th of 2023.

While it may seem premature to be making the decision not to hold the conference in May, please understand that the planning required to put together our annual event takes over 10 months.

Aside from outstanding programs, the Long Island Library Conference is known for providing the  opportunity to connect with current and past colleagues, to network, and to establish or strengthen relationships with vendors – all of which our attendees enjoy doing in person.

In addition, the interactive nature of our conference floor makes it almost impossible for us to provide a virtual experience that would come even close to the quality to which you have become accustomed.

We would rather postpone the conference until the following year, giving the public health situation more time to improve, so that we can bring you the quality programs, networking opportunities, and vendors you deserve – in person.

Again, we appreciate your loyalty, and are grateful to you for standing with us during this difficult and uncertain time in all our lives. We sincerely hope to see you all, up close and in person, on May 11, 2023.

~The Long Island Library Conference Committee



SCLA Holiday Get Together

Join us at Sand City South in Lindenhurst for our first ever Holiday Get Together.  Please note the new date – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17 @ 7:00 pm.  
REGISTER HERE or click the link in the PDF.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Andrea Malchiodi
Youth Services/Family Engagement Coordinator
Lindenhurst Memorial Library
1 Lee Avenue Lindenhurst, NY 11757

631-957-7755 ext. 131


YASD Annual Luncheon & Teen Librarian Award

The YASD Annual Luncheon has been moved to a virtual gathering on Thursday, December 16th at 12:00 pm via Zoom. We will welcome the incoming board members, hand out the Teen Librarian Award and play trivia for a chance to win a prize!
Please see the attached flyer for the luncheon as well as the nomination form for the Teen Librarian Award.
Please RSVP to Charlotte Buckleman, cbuckleman@lindenhurstlibrary.org to receive the Zoom information.
Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and our blog:
Blog: http://yasd-scla.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YASDofSCLA/
Instagram: YAServicesDivision 
Katie Brand (she/her)
Head of Teen Services
The Smithtown Library
Smithtown Building
1 North Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 360-2480 ext. 127

CATS/TIF Annual Meeting – Thursday, December 9, 10am @ SCLS and on Zoom

Risky Behavior in a Public Library, or, How Saying “Yes” Mostly Turned Out Okay
Thursday, December 9, 10:00-11:00am @ SCLS Auditorium and Zoom. 

Register HERE for in-person or HERE for virtual.

Join us for our annual meeting on December 9, 2021 as we hear from our guest speaker, Maxine Bleiweis, and welcome the 2022 CATS Board. All are welcome. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.

Maxine Bleiweis had no business becoming a public librarian. She was a contrarian and shuddered at keeping things in order. Beinspired as you hear how she turned her assets into triumphs (peppered with failures) as she directed libraries in Connecticut and, to her surprise, was awarded ALA’s Charlie Robinson Award for Innovative Leadership.

YASD TikTok 101 Meeting

Please join us for YASD’s November meeting, TikTok 101. This meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday, November 29 at 10am.


Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and our blog:
Blog: http://yasd-scla.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YASDofSCLA/
Instagram: YAServicesDivision 

Charlotte Buckleman

Teen Services Librarian

YASD President

Lindenhurst Memorial Library


631-957-7755 x136

LILPA Book Club: Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink

We hope summer is treating you well! The Long Island Library Pride Alliance has this workshops coming up:

Tuesday, October 12th @ 2PM – LILPA Book Club: Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink

Register here. The workshop will be presented on Zoom.

Be well,


LILPA Co-chair

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

RASD PR & Marketing Committee September 23, 10 am

The RASD PR & Marketing Committee Presents:

PR & Publicity Changes During COVID – What We Should Keep?
A Virtual Roundtable Discussion

Join us on September 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

To register, email Jo-Ann Carhart at jcarhart@optonline.net

Please bring ideas about the publicity and marketing changes you made due to the pandemic lockdown.

Promotional emails
Social Media
Telephone Services
Your Web Site
Outdoor Areas
Online & Digital Resources
Reader’s Advisory
Promoting Services (homework help, databases, business support, tax assistance, and health & wellness)
Outside Groups
Community Groups