2023 Annual Fran Romer Memorial Booktalk Workshop


The Smithtown Library-Smithtown Building
Thursday, March 23, 2023

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The 2023 Annual Fran Romer Book Talk is taking place in person on March 23 at the Smithtown Library.
Our guest speaker will be Kara Thomas, author of The Cheerleaders and Little Monsters.
Win raffles and earn CEU’s! Lunch will be served.

Register here.

$35 members

$40 Nonmembers

If you are interested in being a discussion leader, email YoungAdultSD@gmail.com.

YASD-SCLS Battle of the Books Panel

Tuesday, March 7th
SCLS Auditorium @ 10AM

Join YASD and SCLS as they welcome a panel of experienced Battle of the Books Coaches who will share how they run their program. The moderated panel will cover topics from how to recruit kids and outreach to running practices at the library. The event will conclude with a group discussion.

Register here


RASD Career & Business Committee Meeting: Increase productivity and collaboration with Microsoft 365

Increase productivity and collaboration with Microsoft 365

Register here.

Get an overview of Microsoft’s popular Office Suite and learn how to work smarter, not harder, by automating your processes. Also, learn how to utilize the great collaboration features available via the Cloud to help manage your small business’ documents, files, and more!

Presented by Robert Kratzke, BESTech Consulting

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 2:30 pm
MCPL – Centereach
101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach, NY 11720

Program brought to you by the Career and Business Committee


YASD Joint Nassau and Suffolk Meeting

February 13 at 10am via Zoom

Please join us at this year’s joint meeting of Nassau and Suffolk YASD.
We will be discussing Marketing to Teens with a panel of librarians from all over Long Island! Topics will include Community Service and Programming, School Partnership’s and Collaboration, TikTok, and Podcasting.
Register here!

2023 Author Event Long Island Reads

2023 Author Event Long Island Reads

Authors John Aldridge and Anthony Sosinski will be honored at the 2023 Long Island Reads Selection Award event for their book A Speck in the Sea: A Story of Survival and Rescue in a dual in-person and online program hosted by Half Hollow Hills Library on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 2 p.m.


  1. Free tickets to the in-person event will be available to the public beginning Saturday, April 1, at 9:30 a.m. Click the EVENTBRITE link for more information.
  2. For those who prefer to attend virtually, Half Hollow Hills Library will also host the event as an online program. Please check back soon for registration details.

For more information, please contact your home library.

Long Island Reads is sponsored by the Nassau Library System and the Public Libraries of Suffolk County.


Join SCLA Today – Registration Now Open!

My name is Alex Blend and I would like to introduce myself as your SCLA President this year. I am an Adult Services Librarian at the Middle Country Public Library. I am very pleased to officially announce the opening of membership registration for SCLA! Don’t wait, sign up for an SCLA membership today!

Registration now open!


The Suffolk County Library Association (SCLA) has been serving librarians, staff and trustees of Suffolk County’s libraries since 1939. Its divisions, committees and liaisons bring members the best in professional development programs and activities through workshops, publications and conferences.


*   Reduced registration fee to the Long Island Library Conference
*   Access to low cost, high quality, and relevant continuing education opportunities
*   Select membership in 1 specialized division of your choice. Additional Divisions can be added at $3 each
*   Newsletters, the Directory of L.I. Libraries and Media Centers, and other special publications…and much more!
*   NOTE: Providing your e-mail address will register you on the SCLA listserv.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out via email to scla1939@gmail.com

Happy New Year!

Alex Blend
SCLA President
Middle Country Public Library
101 Eastwood Blvd.
Centereach, NY 11720
(631)-585-9393 ext. 272

Long Island Library Conference Registration

The Long Island Library Conference Committee is excited to announce that registration for the 2023 Long Island Library Conference will open on January 2, 2023, and close on May 4, 2023. The conference will be held in person on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the Melville Marriott. This year, registrations will be processed through Eventbrite.

Register Here

Please review these updated registration policies and procedures:
Attendee: $75
Student: $45
Day Of: $125
Attendee and Student payments must be made by May 4. Those who do not pay by May 4 will not be registered. Anyone who wishes to register after May 4 can do so the day of the conference and will be charged the Day-Of rate of $125. Day-Of payments must be made by credit card.
Group Registration
Registering multiple attendees at once is possible. NYLA, SCLA, and NCLA credentials are not necessary.
 Payment Options
Cash, check, credit, PayPal, Google Pay, and invoice payments can be made.
Payment is non-refundable, but registrations can be transferred to someone else.
Questions? Email lilcregister@gmail.com and visit https://libconference.org for more information.
See you in May!

DASL Luncheon: So You To Want Be a Millionaire? How Books and Screenplays Turn into Successful Movies!!!

Co-presented by SCLA Division of Academic and Special Libraries (DASL) and Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC):

Join us for a Wonderful Holiday Luncheon and Presentation by Leading Film Producer, Writer, and Entertainment Evaluator, GIA WALSH from GiGi Productions

Cost: $10 per person, payable at the event or contact Bruce Seger at segerb@sunysuffolk.edu for mailing instructions. (LILRC is not accepting payments)

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)