2022 Professional Development Series

This series of educational programs for library professionals across Long Island is a collaboration between CLASC, NCLA & SCLA. Programs are open to all library staff at no charge & presented virtually via Zoom.


Reference Solutions by Data Axle: Applying Tools & Data for Superior Results (RASD)

Tuesday, September 20 | 2:30 – 3:15pm

tinyurl.com/RASDprograms2022

Reference Solutions offers a wide-variety of data used often by businesses, entrepreneur’s, students, researchers, and job hunters. Learn about some of these use cases and the tools that can be used to provide you with the end results you desire or need. Please contact Nicole Berroyer at nicole@connetquotlibrary.org or Alex Blend at blendalex@mcplibrary.org with any questions.


Do Not Be Afraid: Putting Together a Culturally Sensitive Program (NCLA)

Tuesday, September 20 | 10:00 am

https://ncla.wildapricot.org/event-4837479

Find ways to celebrate cultural diversity and provide opportunities for creating bridges of understanding. During this event, panelists will share their knowledge and expertise through a lively, interactive discussion on culturally sensitive programming that accurately reflects cultural perspectives of diverse communities.



Community Service that Actually Benefits the Community (YASD)


Friday, September 23 | 3:00 – 3:45pm

https://tinyurl.com/CommunityYASD

We all know that teens are constantly looking for community service. Instead of just having them do something to do something we will be discussing community service ideas that actually serve the community in which they live. Presented by the YASD Board.



Navigating Consumer Health Information (RASD)

Thursday, September 29 | 2:30 – 3:15pm

tinyurl.com/RASDprograms2022

Instructor: Jessica Koos, MLS, MSEd, AHIP Navigating consumer health information can be a daunting task, but fear not! This class will give you the skills and confidence you need in order to provide reliable resources to patrons and loved ones! This train-the-trainer model will introduce how to effectively use various websites and tools in the following areas: general consumer health, local health information, and up-to-date COVID-19 data. Tips and tricks for identifying misinformation will also be covered. Join us, and learn how to lead your community along the right path to better health! Please contact Stephanie DiChiara at s.dichiara@sayvillelibrary.org or Sal Filosa at sal@portjefflibrary.org with any questions.


How to Select and Maintain Interior Finishes for Libraries (NCLA)

Friday, September 30 | 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Library staff of all departments can learn how to select and maintain interior finishes to best suit their library needs. Presented by Pansy Cheng, Mei Wo Design.


Save the Date!

Thursday, September 29 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Location TBD – Hosted by Brian Schwartz

Join your fellow librarians for a lively evening of trivia and tasty pizza. Don’t pass up this great opportunity to meet new people and connect with other library professionals from different areas of Long Island! FREE & open to all library staff.

Program Hosted by NCLA/LILRC: Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community

Speaker: Lydia N. Collins is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) Class Description: This presentation will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies to introduce community members to NLM resources in fun and engaging ways. Monday, October 23, 2017 at Farmingdale Public Library, 9:30am -12pm

$5 for members of NCLA or LILRC, $15 for nonmembers

Please return by October 16th to: Jeanne Strausman, NYIT/COM Library, Rockefeller Bldg, Northern Blvd, Old Westbury, NY 11568. All Checks must be payable to: NCLA

Flyer is attached! NCLA-HS class flyer