MOSAICs Annual Breakfast: Programming To Promote Diversity

On Thursday June 20th the MOSAIC committee of RASD will be hosting our Annual Breakfast at the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. This year’s topic will be Programming to Promote Diversity. Award-winning Author, Poet, Educator, Cultural Programmer Adriana Devers uses the power of words to promote the diverse voices of Long Island. She will provide inspiration and knowledge on how libraries can diversify their programming with innovative ideas to engage new patrons, enhance diversity and expand inclusion. Devers will inspire us to uplift, and celebrate our unique communities, while addressing social issues that continue to affect society at large.

This program will start at 9:30am with a delicious breakfast and networking. This program is sponsored by Reference & Adult Service Division (RASD) of the Suffolk County Library Association and is FREE to attend.

Register at

Contact Amber Gagliardi, MOSAIC Chair with any questions.

Warm Wishes,
Amber K. Gagliardi
Middle Country Public Library
101 Eastwood Blvd Centereach NY 11720
631-585-9393 ext. 274

Human Trafficking Prevention with ECLI-VIBES

Title: Human Trafficking Prevention with ECLI-VIBES

Place and Time:January 10th, Wednesday, 9:30 -11:30 am

Where: SCLS


January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a presidentially designated observance created to raise awareness about human trafficking and to educate the public about how to identify and prevent this crime.

Please join us for a presentation by ECLI-VIBES and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, both members of the Suffolk County Anti-Trafficking Initiative (SCATI), to learn about the prevalence of human trafficking here on Long Island, potential indicators, resources available to the community, as well as ways Suffolk County libraries can work with these organizations on education and prevention efforts.

Register here

Managing Your Library Website with Drupal sponsored by the RASD Public Relations Committee and the CATS

Managing Your Library Website with Drupal

  • Platform: Zoom
  • Date: January 9th
  • Time: 10 am

 Join experienced librarians, Stephen Ingram and Jim Garvey, as they guide you through the essentials of utilizing Drupal for effective library website management.

This software, used by Library Market to develop library centric websites, is simple to use, with a wide range of capabilities.

Register here:

This event will be recorded for registered attendees and will be available for 30 days,

Please contact Stephen Ingram with any questions.–

Stephen Ingram (he/him)
Digital Librarian
Northport-East Northport Public Library
631-261-6930 ext 333.

RASD Annual Luncheon

Please join RASD at our Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, December 5th at the Brentwood Public Library. We will be joined by Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H. from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County who will present Caring for Yourself in Stressful Times

A boxed lunch will be provided by Tropical Smoothie Cafe and two hours of professional development will be awarded.

Registration is required. Please see attached flyer for more information. Non-members of RASD are welcome!Feel free to contact me with any questions. We hope to see you there!


Kelly Filippone, RASD Presiden

Kelly Filippone
Adult Reference and Long Island Room Librarian
The Smithtown Library
1 North Country Road
Smithtown, New York 11787
631-360-2480, ext. 130

Help! I’m Not a Business Librarian!

The Career & Business Reference Services Committee will be presenting Help! I’m Not a Business Librarian! on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 2:30pm at SCLS.

Join Sal DiVincenzo of the Miller Business Center at Middle Country Public Library to get an overview of some of the resources that are available to librarians to assist patrons asking some of the most common business reference questions. 

Please see the attached flyer for the registration link. Professional development hours will be awarded.–

Nicole Berroyer
Adult Services Librarian
Connetquot Public Library
760 Ocean Ave.
Bohemia, NY 11716
631 567 5079

SCLA – RASD Health Concerns Committee Breakfast on November 15

The Health Concerns Committee Breakfast is a few weeks away!

Join us for breakfast and a great presentation!

Register at:

Health Concerns Committee
Reference and Adult Services Division of SCLA
Annual Breakfast!Caregivers: Information & Resources from the Parker Jewish Institute

Presented By Joann CaramanicoWednesday, November 15, 9:30am
SCLS Auditorium – 627 Sunrise Hwy, Bellport

Join us for breakfast and a special presentation by Joann Caramanico of Parker Jewish Institute. Joann will be there to speak about their program “Willing Hearts Helpful Hands Alzheimer’s Caregiver Grant Initiative” and the services their organization can offer for libraries and their patrons.

Register at: hour of professional development will be credited to attendees

Contact: Stephanie DiChiara ~ or Michelle Rung ~ with any questions!

RASD Annual Local History Programmers Showcase

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2023 FROM 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Please join RASD’s Local History Committee as it presents its annual Programmers Showcase. This event provides an opportunity for local history programmers to share information about the programs they can offer to the public at libraries and other similar institutions.

Questions? Contact Caren Zatyk, Committee Chair, at
Please RSVP by September 14, 2023 


RASD Local History Committee Meeting and Tour, 6-8-2023

The Local History Committee of RASD will be hosting its next meeting at the Smithtown Building of The Smithtown Library (1 North Country Road, Smithtown, NY 11787) on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 10:00 am- 1:00 pm.  This meeting will include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Library’s local history room (the Richard H. Handley Collection of Long Island Americana or Long Island Room) and its facilities.  

If you are interested in attending, please fill out this Google form to RSVP by Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Thank you very much!  I hope to see you there!

Best regards,

Caren Zatyk, Chair, RASD Local History Committee
Caren E. Zatyk, Librarian
Head of the Long Island Room
The Smithtown Library
1 North Country Road
Smithtown, New York 11787
631-360-2480, ext. 131


Wednesday June 14, 2023
9:30-11:30am at Suffolk Cooperative Library System
627 Sunrise Hwy,
Bellport, NY 11713. 

Hidden Learning Disabilities: Supporting Adult patrons in Your Library

Breakfast will be provided starting at 9:30am. 

This program is free thanks to the financial support of Reference & Adult Services Division of SCLA   To register for this event, please use the following link: