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


RASD Annual Luncheon

RASD Annual Luncheon

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In person at the Bayport-Blue Point Public Library Boxed lunch provided by Mademoiselle Café

Lunch option required at registration

Speaker: Michael Coritsidis
Self-Improvement/Career and Public Speaking Coach

Public Speaking as an Effective Communication Tool
An effective Public Speaker/Communicator can motivate, inform and influence others personally and professionally. This presentation will help us transform from “fearful to fearless.”


Pay online with a credit card or pay by check
Checks payable to: SCLA (RASD in the memo) and sent to Bayport-Blue Point Public Library, Attn: Wendy Bennett or brought to the event
Deadline to register: Wednesday, November 23

Join your colleagues and earn 2 professional development hours.

Cost: $15

Questions? Contact: Jessica Giannetti, West Babylon Public Library: jgiannetti@wbpl.us or 631-669-5445

RASD Health Concerns Committee Breakfast

Health Concerns Committee

Reference and Adult Services Division of SCLA Annual Breakfast!

Substance Abuse & Suffolk County: Information & Resources for Library Workers

Presented By Patricia Ferrandino, Family Service League

Tuesday, November 8, 9:30am

SCLS Auditorium – 627 Sunrise Hwy, Bellport

Join us for breakfast and a special presentation by Patricia Ferrandino, LCSW-R from Family Service League to learn about the current circumstances of substance abuse in Suffolk County. She will provide background information about different popular substances that are often abused, as well as the resources that are available across the county that library workers can refer people to for assistance.

1 hour of professional development will be credited to attendees

Contact: Stephanie DiChiara ~ s.dichiara@sayvillelibrary.org or Karen Sonnessa ~ ksonnessa@babylonlibrary.org with any questions!

RASD Local History Committee’s Programmers Showcase, 9/15/2022



10:00 AM- 1:00 PM




Committee as it presents its annual Programmers Showcase, in-person. 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.


Contact Caren Zatyk, Committee Chair, at czatyk@smithlib.org.

Please RSVP by 9/8/2022 to:


2022 RASD SLMA Award Deadline 9-15-22

A heartfelt reminder to all of the amazing library marketers who have run marketing campaigns, big events and programs from 9/16/21-9/15/22. Don’t forget to apply and submit your programs for the 2022 SLMA Award. The application is easy. Get to have your library’s name on the SLMA plaque which you will display in your building.

Just go to the website and download an application: https://rasdpr.wordpress.com/smla/

Jo-Ann Carhart
631 589-3794
Cell – 631 388-1376 – please use only for texting
Co Chair of the RASD PR & Marketing Committee
Member of the Friends of Connetquot Board
Member of the Hedges at Bohemia Condo Board

MOSAIC’S ANNUAL BREAKFAST Friday, June 17, 2022 – 9:30-11:30am

Juneteeth: A Celebration of History,
Culture, and Progress

Register at https://tinyurl.com/MOSAICBREAKFAST2022

Contact Amber Gagliardi, gagliardiamber@mcplibrary.org or
Michelle Athanas, michelle.athanas@nenpl.org with any questions

Friday, June 17, 2022 – 9:30-11:30am

Guest Speaker: Dr. Georgette Grier-Key

Suffolk Cooperative Library System, 627 Sunrise Hwy, Bellport


Dr. Georgette Grier-Key is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of Eastville Community
Historical Society of Sag Harbor. Her board service to the field includes posts such as:
President of the Long Island Historical Societies, NAACP Brookhaven Town Branch,
Preservation League of NYS Board of Trustees, active on the Excellence in Historic
Preservation Awards and Seven to Save, juries and chairs the Technical Services Committee.
She is the Vice President of the board of the Museum Association of New York. Dr. Grier-Key
is a well-regarded guest curator and consultant who has various appointments such as
managing the Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson’s Drowned Meadow Cottage Museum, a
surviving Revolutionary War Structure. She has been elected to various outlets that inform
and further the study of history, preservation, and culture. Dr. Key, an avid practitioner and
professor, uses grounded theory and sustainability models to further the agenda of inclusion
in traditional frameworks that have practiced institutional and structural exclusion. Dr. Grier
Key is one of the most outspoken advocates for the preservation and celebration of Long
Island history with an emphasis on BIPOC heritage. As a founding member and lead
organizer of the Pyrrhus Concer Action Committee, her continued role is leading to the
rebuilding of the formerly enslaved Pyrrhus Concer’s homestead in the heart of
Southampton’s Village.

MOSAIC Mission: The purpose of the committee is to promote cultural awareness and
develop strategies for effective outreach services.” In adhering to this, the Committee
meets four to seven times a year to discuss any and all issues that arise within the
libraries that affect service to our diverse communities. These issues can range from
collection development, to programming ideas, to creating documents in non-English
fonts, to where to send a non-English speaking person for immigration information. The
Committee would like to think of itself as a clearinghouse on best practices in serving
diverse communities. One of our main goals is to disseminate and share information in a
collegial fashion.

The LILRC Diversity Internship Program offers diverse undergraduate students on Long
Island a paid internship to learn more about libraries and librarianship as a career path.
Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC) and the LILRC Diversity Committee are
pleased to announce that Nancy Myers of Riverhead has been selected as the LILRC
Intern for Spring 2022. Ms. Myers is currently an undergraduate student at Suffolk County
Community College, where she will complete her Associate’s Degree in Spring 2022. Ms.
Myers also works as a circulation clerk at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor,
where she first developed an interest in librarianship. Ms. Myers will briefly speak at the
MOSAIC Breakfast about her experience.


This Year’s Book!

The 2022 LONG ISLAND READS pick is…

The Living and the Lost by Ellen Feldman

Long Island Reads will honor Ellen Feldman in person and online at an award ceremony on May 1, 2022 at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.


The Living and the Lost Book Cover


  1. Free tickets to the in-person event will be available to the public beginning Friday, April 1, at 9:30 a.m. Click the EVENTBRITE link for more information.
  2. For those who prefer to attend virtually, Plainview-Old Bethpage Library will also host the event as an online program through the Crowdcast platform. Tickets are not required for the online event. Online attendees will receive a direct link to the event after registering. Click the CROWDCAST link to access the online event.



MOSAIC and New Adults Joint Meeting – In Person @ SCLS

Have you thought about joining the MOSAIC or New Adults Committee of RASD? Well, now is your chance!  Join us in person on Tuesday, April 19th at 10am at Suffolk Cooperative Library System. We will be discussing ways libraries can serve Au Pairs.

If you can make it, please RSVP to Amber Gagliardi, gagliardiamber@mcplibrary.org. Refreshments will be served because every morning meeting should have a donut!

Thank you!

Alexander Blend
Miller Business Center<https://www.millerbusinesscenter.org/>
Middle Country Public Library
101 Eastwood Blvd.
Centereach, NY 11720
(631)-585-9393 ext. 272<https://www.mcplibrary.org/>

Reminder: Health Concerns Committee General Meeting – Thursday, March 10 at 3pm

Just a reminder that the Health Concerns Committee is always happy to have new members! Join us for the first  general meeting of the year tomorrow, Thursday, March 10 at 3pm! We will be meeting via Zoom. Email me at s.dichiara@sayvillelibrary.org for the details!
Stephanie DiChiara
Adult Services & Local History Librarian
Sayville Library
88 Greene Avenue
Sayville, NY 11782
631.589.4440 x363
Health Concerns Committee Co-Chairperson, SCLA - RASD