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:

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.



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

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:

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

SCLA Game Night

Join SCLA members for another fun and exciting game night on Monday March 29 @ 6:30 pm.   As always, bring your favorite snacks and beverages.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Register here.

Andrea Malchiodi

Youth Services/Family Engagement Coordinator
Lindenhurst Memorial Library
1 Lee Avenue Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-957-7755 ext. 131

DASL: Genealogy and Local History research, reference, and instruction at the New York Public Library

The Division of Academic and Special Libraries (DASL) in conjunction with the Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC) presents:
Philip Sutton, NYPL Librarian and Professor

Presentation: Genealogy and Local History research, reference, and instruction at the New York Public Library
When: March 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Format: Virtual via Zoom

Please register early for this excellent and free presentation.