A statement from the Suffolk County Library Association:
The SCLA executive board would like to reaffirm our commitment to intellectual freedom and the freedom to read. This includes a firm opposition to the restriction, removal, or censorship of books, materials, and displays. We support all members of our communities and we believe that libraries are a place for all to feel welcome and supported. We would like to remind all library workers that resources are available to you in support of your efforts to protect all patron’s freedom to read. To our LGBTQ+ colleagues we reaffirm, we see you, we hear you, and we support you.
Carisse Mitchell, SCLA President and the 2022 SCLA Executive Board
Thanks to everyone who attended. It was great to network, talk shop, and share stories.
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
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.
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I look forward to the new future of SCLA.
SCLA President 2022
Hello SCLA members present and future,