A Message from the SCLA Executive Board

In this difficult time, the Suffolk County Library (SCLA) stands firmly with the Black community, as well as the American Library Association (ALA) and countless other professional library associations, in denouncing the senseless loss of Mr. George Floyd and all forms of racism, discrimination, and oppresion.

Our commitment to intellectual freedom and charge of providing full access to knowledge to all members of our communities regardless of race, color, religion, age, ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation is sacrosanct. But there is still much work to be done in the way of forging an all-inclusive society that is not only just non-racist, but staunchly anti-racist.

We must provide the tools for library staff to advocate to the best of our abilities. We must effect change and foster environments where all members of our communities feel accepted, safe and welcomed. As public service information professionals, we have an ongoing responsibility to educate ourselves on how to better understand, represent, and ally ourselves with our diverse colleagues and communities, for that diversity is amongst our greatest strengths. The members of SCLA stand in solidarity, committed to doing our part to make this possible.

Signed,   The Suffolk County Library Association Executive Board 

 

SCLA’s Virtual Trivia Afternoon

Hi Everyone,
We miss you! At our last SCLA executive board meeting, we had a long discussion about networking night and what to do.  Since a traditional networking night is out of the question this year, we thought it would be fun to get together in a non-traditional way, so we put together a trivia afternoon.  A chance to see our library friends and get those competitive juices flowing!
Test your knowledge, grab your favorite snacks and have some fun from home! After registering, you will be emailed a link to join the event.  Click here to register!  We look forward to seeing you!
If you have any questions, feel free to email me individually.

Andrea Malchiodi

Youth Services/Family Engagement Coordinator

Lindenhurst Memorial Library

1 Lee Avenue Lindenhurst, NY 11757

631-957-7755 ext 141

amalchiodi@lindenhurstlibrary.org

Making Space for Self: Wellness Between Service and Productivity

Hello all,
The SCLA Health Concerns Committee is proud to cosponsor along this program along with LILRC, Making Space for Self: Wellness Between Service and Productivity.
In the beginning of this pandemic, we all knew who to look toward for scientific guidance. Now, we are looking for ways to focus our mental health, prioritize our self, and learn to cope with “new normals.” This will be the focus of our committee at this time.
We hope that you will register and join us for this important topic.
All information can be found here: https://www.lilrc.org/event-3490931
We will get through this together.
Regards,
Sal & SCLA Health Concerns Committee

Skype, Facetime and Chatting Online Program from SSD

The SCLA Support Staff Division is hosting an online training program:
Skype, Facetime and Chatting Online conducted by Sharper Training Solutions on May 20th from 1 – 2:30pm.
Please contact Teri Hatred at sclshr@suffolknet.org to register for the program.
Please see attached flyer for more details.
Teri Hatred
Human Resources Officer
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
631-286-1600 x 1314

SCLA – Call for Nominations

Suffolk County Library Association is seeking people who are interested in serving on the 2021 SCLA Executive Board!
Reasons to nominate yourself:
  • No experience necessary! If you are elected, we will train you!
  • Connect with colleagues from across the county
  • Develop hard and soft skills that you will use in your career
Available positions are as follows:
  • Vice President/President Elect (3 years, VP/President/Past President)
  • Secretary (1 year)
  • Member at Large – Membership (2 years)
  • Member at Large – Special Event Coordinator (2 years)
Terms run from December 2020 to December 2021. Interested parties should email me a brief bio, professional-looking photo, and vacancy of interest in filling by Thursday, May 28. Please refer to the attached for further information or email me at alexandra.mercado@sachemlibrary.org.
Please note the correction on one of the Member-at-Large responsibilities.
Best,
Ally

Alexandra Mercado

Librarian II
Library Programs & Newsletter
Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road
Holbrook, NY 11741
(631) 588-5024 ext. 247

SCLA OPEN HOUSE

Save The Date
Friday, March 20 1 0:00 am
At Suffolk Cooperative Library System

  • Learn about professional development & CEU opportunities available through SCLA and its divisions
  • Network with other Suffolk County library professionals
  • Enjoy a complimentary breakfastRegistration info to follow!

Long Island Library Conference 2020

 

The Long Island Library Conference will be held  at the Melville Marriott on May 14th, 2020.

We are delighted to announce that author, literary critic, and “America’s librarian,” Nancy Pearl, will be the keynote speaker for the 2020 Long Island Library Conference.

Early Bird registration is now open. You must be a member of SCLA to qualify for this offer.

For questions about membership in SCLA please visit the membership page.

The Long Island Library Conference is an educational forum for all those who work in and for libraries. Held annually to provide innovative and informational programs as well as networking opportunities to improve the quality of the public, special, school and university libraries of Long Island, the Conference is organized and sponsored by the Suffolk County Library Association (SCLA) and the Nassau County Library Association (NCLA).

The conference is planned by a dedicated group of volunteers. If you would like to participate, please contact the committee chairperson at LILCChair@gmail.com.

Visit the Long Island Library Conference website for more information.

 

SCLA Annual Meeting & Dinner 2019

October 24, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Long Island Aquarium
431 E Main Street
Riverhead, NY

Member $55
Non-Member $65

Join the Suffolk County Library Association for their Annual Meeting and Dinner.
Online registration deadline is Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 12noon.

Register here: https://www.nyla.org/max/events/scla-annual-meeting-dinner/326/

If you have any questions, please contact:

Lissetty Thomas
Lthomas@pmlib.org
631-654-4700 ext 224

Please bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.