Advocating for LGBTQIA+ Youth

Jodie Patterson is an author, activist, beautyexplorer and mother of 5. She holds the position ofChair of the Human Rights Campaign FoundationBoard, our nation’s largest LGBT organization. Shespeaks on topics of radical parenting, identity, andgender. This talk will center on her work as anauthor as it pertains to LGBTQIA+ youth advocacyas well as understanding their experiences.

We hope you will join us to hear from author and advocate Jodie Patterson on Thursday, April 14th at 2PM. This meeting will be held in person in the SCLS Auditorium.

Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Thank you and be well,

-The LILPA Board

A message from the SCLA President.

Colleagues,

In order to have more autonomy over our membership, financials, and CEU opportunities SCLA is actively looking to separate from NYLA. SCLA believes in being a resource for all members, and we believe that we will be able to do that more efficiently being our own organization. This will be a long process and the SCLA Board will keep our members informed along the way. Please see the below information regarding membership.

Additionally, please feel free to reach out to me at cmitchell@wbpl.us with any other questions.

I look forward to the new future of SCLA.

Best,

Carisse Mitchell
SCLA President 2022

Membership

SCLA Membership

Hello SCLA members present and future,

As we start our transition from NYLA, we would like to offer you a ‘trial’ membership at SCLA.
Please fill out the attached Google Form, so you can be part of all that SCLA has to offer.
If you have any membership questions at all, please email sclamembershipli@gmail.com or you can reach me at abreslin@connetquotlibrary.org.
Thank you, and we look forward to having you as part of the SCLA membership!
Angela Breslin 
Head of Children & Family Services
SCLA Membership Chair
Direct Line: 631-227-3866
Fax: 631-567-5137
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SCLA Holiday Get Together

Join us at Sand City South in Lindenhurst for our first ever Holiday Get Together.  Please note the new date – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17 @ 7:00 pm.  
 
REGISTER HERE or click the link in the PDF.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Andrea Malchiodi
Youth Services/Family Engagement Coordinator
Lindenhurst Memorial Library
1 Lee Avenue Lindenhurst, NY 11757

631-957-7755 ext. 131

amalchiodi@lindenhurstlibrary.org

2021 SCLA Scholarship: Preparing New Librarians

The Suffolk County Library Association offers an academic scholarship to assist an outstanding library school student in subsidizing the cost of their library school education, and to promote the profession by supporting an excellent student pursuing a Library or Information Science Master’s Degree in Suffolk County.
Completed application and all supplemental materials are due to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson by September 1st.
For more information, please visit the SCLA website’s Awards page, or contact me with any questions.
Thank you.

Emma Lodato
Children’s Librarian
Bayport-Blue Point Public Library
203 Blue Point Ave.
Blue Point, NY  11715
631-363-6133

Excellence in Library Service Award 2021

Click here for the application.

Purpose: The ELSA is designed to recognize dedication to public service demonstrated by any staff member of a public, school, special or academic library. We welcome nominations submitted by any employee of a Suffolk County library or any Suffolk County library patron.

Eligibility: Pages, clerks, librarians and trainees, as well as office, custodial and security staff from any Suffolk County library are eligible.

To Qualify: The nominee must work at least 17 hours per week and have worked a minimum of one year in his/her current position. People who have been nominated in the past may be nominated again.

Criteria: Outstanding public service may be demonstrated by fostering team spirit, exemplary job performance, promoting goodwill among patrons and staff, or an innovative approach to one’s work.

Nominations must be submitted by July 31, 2021

SCLA Game Night

Join SCLA members for another fun and exciting game night on Monday March 29 @ 6:30 pm.   As always, bring your favorite snacks and beverages.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Register here.

Andrea Malchiodi

Youth Services/Family Engagement Coordinator
Lindenhurst Memorial Library
1 Lee Avenue Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-957-7755 ext. 131
amalchiodi@lindenhurstlibrary.org

LGBT 101

LGBT 101
February 16th @ 2PM
Presented by The LGBT Network
This professional yet fun and interactive educational workshop is designed to increase understanding as a tool to decrease the bullying of LGBT and other youth in schools.  The LGBT Network’s workshop uses activities and ongoing dialogue and Q&A to facilitate conversations and foster understanding.

The program covers the topics of sexual orientation, gender identity, and experiences of LGBT people.  The program also provides definitions & understanding of LGBTQIA+ terms.

Register here.

All departments are welcome!

History of LGBTQ Romances LILPA

History of LGBTQ Romances

Thursday, February 11th 11AM

The course of true love never did run smoothly, especially when it comes to LGBTQ+ romance novels.

Join Queens College Professor Emeritus Mary k. Chelton as she takes a fascinating look at the evolution of the romance novel genre, which has only recently begun to embrace a more inclusive perspective.

Register here

LONG ISLAND LIBRARY PRIDE ALLIANCE
The Long Island Library Pride Alliance Committee is charged with providing guidance and direction to Long Island library professionals in Nassau and Suffolk County about LGBTQIA+ information and/or services.