Technical Services Roundtable – Monday- April 29, 2024 – SCLS – 10 am 12 pm

Here is a reminder for the next Technical Services Roundtable!!!

What: The Technical Services Roundtable Meeting

When: Monday, April 29, 2024

Where: Suffolk Cooperative Library System (Auditorium)

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Everyone involved in technical services duties can benefit from the Technical Services Roundtable by sharing strategies, techniques, and procedures related to ordering, cataloging, and securing library materials. This open forum is a great place to share victories, stories, and unique tricks!

Sign-up is here:

We would appreciate it if you would print and post the attached flyer on your staff bulletin board. 

We look forward to seeing you for a very engaging morning!!!

Kind regards,


Robert G. Johnson
CATS division – President
Manager of Information and Technology Services
Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
120 Main Street
Setauket, NY 11733
631.941.4080 x.132

SSD of SCLA – Library Tours!

Join us on a road trip around Suffolk County! 

Discover and learn as we tour Libraries, collections, share history and speak to Directors and colleagues about new and upcoming services that will benefit our members.

Our first stop will be the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library.

Follow the link on the flyer to register.  Free for all!

Wednesday, May 15th 2:30-4:00pm

Coffee/Tea will be provided.

Register here

SSD Library of Things Tour: Sayvillle Public Library, Wednesday, April 10, 2024

SSD Library of Things Tour at the Sayville Public Library

Location: Sayville Library 88 Greene Ave, Sayville, NY 11782

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join Morgan Tamburro, Head of Patron Services of the Sayville Library as they demonstrate their robust collection of materials that circulate for their members. Bring your questions and your ideas.Register Here

April SSD Earth Day program

Friday, April 22, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, via  Zoom


The Support Staff Division will be hosting an Earth Day program featuring gardening and seed libraries. It will on Friday, April 25th on Zoom in place of our monthly meeting from 2-3:30 pm.  Some of your favorite library from member libraries will be speaking about programs already in place at various libraries throughout Suffolk County to share the benefits and lessons learned of the seed libraries in our communities. We hope SSD members and non-members alike will join us. Each attendee will receive a special box with seeds, and surprises after the program through system to thank you for supporting us and these ideas.

More information to follow.

Support Staff Division: Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

A reminder that on June 8, 2021 from 2 – 3 pm the SCLA Support Staff Division is hosting the online program:
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram:
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook – what’s it all about? In this lecture and demonstration class, you’ll get an introduction to some of the popular social media sites.You’ll learn how to create an account, connect with family and friends and how to be safe and secure socializing online. No prerequisites.
$10.00 for non-members and $1.00 for SCLA members who would like to join SSD.

SSD online VIBS programs

The Support Staff Division of SCLA is hosting two online VIBS programs:

An Overview of Elder Abuse on February 24, 2021 from 2-3:30pm

Setting Boundaries During Stressful Situations on April 20, 2021 from 2-3:30pm

Please see the attached flyer for registration links and program descriptions.

Teri Hatred
SCLA SSD Member at Large
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
631-286-1600 x 1314

SSD Safety Conference

During this time of transitions and challenges, empathy for others and ourselves is even more important than ever. Social worker Jessica Price has been incorporating empathy awareness into her elementary guidance plan for years. In doing so, she began to realize how much of what she was working on with young people in regards to empathy was relevant for all ages. Learning to embrace empathy and share our stories in a way that others can connect to is a lifelong objective. With so many new obstacles in our way to connect with others in spite of social distancing, this hour will be focused on reconnection during COVID. We can show kindness amidst the masks, stress, and frustrations that we are facing today.

This conference is open to everyone, so feel free to spread the word.

Members can register here.

Non-members can email for the registration link.