YASD’s 2021 Annual Fran Romer Memorial Booktalk Workshop

Please see the attached flyer for this year’s Annual Fran Romer Memorial Booktalk Workshop, featuring guest author Ryan La Sala.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, March 25th from 10:00am-1:00pm via Zoom. See flyer for registration information.

We hope to see you there!

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
Head of Teen Services
The Smithtown Library
Smithtown Building
1 North Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787

New Adult Committee Podcast #2!

Episode #2 of the New Adult Committee’s Podcast is live!  In this episode we discuss how libraries can better serve our LGBTQIA+ patrons.  Long Island’s Pride For Youth and the LGBT Network join us to talk about their programs & services and help us brainstorm some ideas on how we can improve our connections to the LGBTQIA+ community.
Available on all podcast platforms (Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, Stitcher, RadioPublic).
The N.A.C. also has a Slack channel.  Email @Morgan Brett to join the conversation!
The New Adult Committee (NAC) is a special interest committee under the Reference & Adult Services Division of Suffolk County Library Association.
Have a great day 🙂

Andrew F. Mihopulos

Teen Services Librarian
Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Rd.
Holbrook, NY 11741
(631) 588-5024 ext. 275

Career & Business Reference Services Committee Virtual meeting

Please join us for our meeting on Thursday, February 11 at 2:30pm.
There will be a presentation by Michael W. Haynes and Lisa Owens from Long Island Cares.  They will speak about the different programs available, including veteran and job development programs, as well as their COVID efforts.

Professional Development hours will be awarded.

See attached flyer for Zoom link information.


Any questions please email Nicole Berroyer at nicole@connetquotlibrary.org

Long Island Library Conference postponed until 2022

Long Island Library Conference postponed until 2022

 When we were last in touch with you, we were hoping to see you on Thursday, May 13th of 2021 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 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 12th of 2022.

While it may seem premature to be making the decision not to hold the conference in May, please understand that the planning required putting 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 unprecedented time in all our lives. We sincerely hope to see you all, up close and in person, on May 12, 2022.

The Long Island Library Conference Committee

LGBT 101

LGBT 101
February 16th @ 2PM
Presented by The LGBT Network
This professional yet fun and interactive educational workshop is designed to increase understanding as a tool to decrease the bullying of LGBT and other youth in schools.  The LGBT Network’s workshop uses activities and ongoing dialogue and Q&A to facilitate conversations and foster understanding.

The program covers the topics of sexual orientation, gender identity, and experiences of LGBT people.  The program also provides definitions & understanding of LGBTQIA+ terms.

Register here.

All departments are welcome!

History of LGBTQ Romances LILPA

History of LGBTQ Romances

Thursday, February 11th 11AM

The course of true love never did run smoothly, especially when it comes to LGBTQ+ romance novels.

Join Queens College Professor Emeritus Mary k. Chelton as she takes a fascinating look at the evolution of the romance novel genre, which has only recently begun to embrace a more inclusive perspective.

Register here

The Long Island Library Pride Alliance Committee is charged with providing guidance and direction to Long Island library professionals in Nassau and Suffolk County about LGBTQIA+ information and/or services.

SCLA’s Virtual Game Night!

Let’s make some weird memories!!! Join us on Wednesday, January 13th at 6:30 pm for some laugh out loud fun.
Kick back with your favorite drink and snacks while playing with library friends throughout the county.  Show us the weirdest item you have in your house (oh, I have so many) and you may win a prize!Just fill out the registration form to receive your invite to the PARTY! And don’t forget to tell your friends.  The more people that play, the better.

Andrea Malchiodi

Youth Services/Family Engagement Coordinator

Lindenhurst Memorial Library

1 Lee Avenue Lindenhurst, NY 11757

631-957-7755 ext. 131


CATS/TIF Annual Meeting (feat. Guest Speaker Rob Thomson)

Here’s an upcoming program from CATS/TIF! You do NOT have to be a member of CATS to register for this program!
The CATS/TIF Annual Meeting (feat. Guest Speaker Rob Thomson)
Wednesday, December 9th at 10:00 AM
Join us for the CATS/TIF Annual Meeting, featuring virtual guest speaker Rob Thomson: NSW State Manager of the Australian Library and Information Association! He’ll be discussing the purpose of ALIA, intregrating technology into libraries and tall but true tales of his life in libraries. There may be singing and occasional dancing, but no promises! This program will be held via Zoom. There is no registration fee.
Register online here: https://tinyurl.com/yyuxv8cm
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at alisonm@longwoodlibrary.org. We hope to see you there!
Best regards,
Alison Mirabella

CATS President

YASD Virtual Annual Luncheon

Please see the attached flyer for our Virtual Annual Luncheon, this Thursday, December 3.
The Teen Librarian Award will be given out as well as, a round of Trivia with a gift card prize~
We hope you will share your lunch and time with us!
RSVP: abreslin@connetquotlibrary for the Zoom information.

Angela Breslin 
Teen Coordinator
Direct Line: 631-227-3866
Fax: 631-567-5137
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