RASD Seed Libraries Roundtable

Seed Libraries Roundtable

Seed libraries are popping up all around Long Island. Libraries are realizing seed libraries are a great way to engage gardeners in our community. We are also traditionally very good at saving, collecting and sharing items! What’s the best way to operate a seed library? Let’s get together to discuss best practices and share our ideas!

Conversation will be lead by:
Regina Dlugokencky, Glen Cove Public Library & Amber Gagliardi, Middle Country Public Library

Coffee & Breakfast will be provided.
Please RSVP via Email to Amber Gagliardi at gagliardiamber@mcplibrary.org or https://tinyurl.com/seedlibrariesroundtable

RASD PR & Marketing Meeting January 16th @ SCLS

All are invited to our annual meeting where we catch up on new marketing trends and view the entrees from the 2019 SLMA Award competition. Everyone who attends always learns something new or a new twist on an old idea. We will meet in the SCLS Blue Room for coffee at 9:30 and the meeting from 10-12.

Jo-Ann Carhart, MLS
Head of Adult Services
Librarian III
East Islip Public Library
381 East Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730
Phone (631) 581-9200 x 5
FAX (631) 581-2245
Co-Chair of the RASD PR & Marketing Committee

Message from the RASD PR & Marketing Committee

The Suffolk Library Marketing Award recognizes the Best Public Relations
Marketing Campaign by a Public or Academic Library in Suffolk County, a
commission of the Public Relations and Marketing Committee of the Reference
and Adult Services Division of the Suffolk County Library Association,
a Regional Chapter of the New York Library Association.

The deadline of September 15, 2019 is just around the corner. Be sure to go to rasdpr.wordpress.com and start working on your entrance application for the SLMA Award. It is an easy application and before you know it you can have the bragging rights to being the best in Suffolk County.

Information is out on the Annual Library Marketing and Communications Conference:

The Library Marketing and Communications Conference 2019

November 13th & 14th at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch


This conference is designed for library employees of any level who are involved in marketing, communication, public relations, social media, and outreach in academic, public, and special libraries. The sessions will explore issues that are important for this niche of library work, and the conference will include time for attendees to network and to discuss mutual challenges.

MOSAIC Annual Breakfast at the Middle Country Public

Join us for a FREE workshop for SCLA Members!! This event includes breakfast (egg sandwiches)!!

On Tuesday, June 11th 2019, MOSAIC will be hosting our Annual Breakfast at the Middle Country Public. Our guest speaker, Annelies Kamran, PhD, will present a brief tour of the history, politics, economics, and culture of some of the largest new immigrant communities on Long Island.  This is a great opportunity to begin developing cultural competency in interacting with and serving our diverse society.

To register, please use the following link: https://tinyurl.com/MOSAICBREAKFAST2019

Please see attached flyer for more details.

RASD Electronic Resources Committee @ SCLS on Tuesday, April 30 at 12 PM.

The next Electronic Resources Committee to be held at SCLS on Tuesday, April 30 at 12 PM.
The discussion will include topics covered in his earlier program, David Carroll vs Cambridge Analytica, along with the importance of patron privacy and how libraries can help the public with this increasingly complicated task.
David Carroll, an associate professor at Parsons School of Design in New York, is suing Cambridge Analytica for a complete summary of his personal data the company harvested from Facebook.com through the use of third-party apps and APIs.
Dave Jones
Head of Teen & Digital Services
Westhampton Free Library
7 Library Avenue
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Phone: (631) 288-3335 ext. 147
Fax: (631) 288-5715

New Adult Committee of RASD April Workshop

New Adult Committee of RASD April Workshop

The next New Adult Committee meeting will be held on Monday, April 15th at SCLS.  Coffee/ tea will be at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.  Graduate social work interns from the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare will speak about having social workers in your library.

Please RSVP at: rachelrcecchini@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!


Rachel Cecchini

RASD Media Committee – Podcasting in the Library

Please join us Wednesday, February 13th, networking at 9:30am, meeting will begin at 10am, at Middle Country Library in Centereach.  We will be discussing podcasting practices in the library with Salvatore DeVincenzo of Milddle Country Library and Chris Kretz of Stony Brook Southampton Library.
If you are interested in how you can start podcasting in your library, the equipment needed, and other details, don’t miss this meeting.
Contact Tim Sicurella with any questions you might have: tsicurella@sayvillelibrary.org.