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.


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 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

SSD East meets West

The Support Staff Divisions of NCLA and SCLA will meet on April 29, 2019 at the Farmingdale Public Library from 9:30am – 12:30 pm to share ideas with our library colleagues from across Long Island. Join us for this informal forum where we will discuss such topics as circulation, Sierra, customer service, interloans, etc. All staff are welcome! Refeshments will be provided and raffle baskets!
$15.00 for non-members and FREE for NYLA & SCLA SSD members.
Here is the registration link on the SCLS Gateway:
You may also register by sending in the slip from the attached flyer to Teri Hatred at SCLS.
Teri Hatred
Human Resources Officer
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
631-286-1600 x 1314

SSD Facebook: Business Accounts

Facebook: Business Accounts

Tuesday, 4/9/19, 10AM-12PM at SCLS • with Michael Buono

Michael Buono is the Head of Reference and Community Services at the Brentwood
Public Library, and he is an adjunct Lecturer at the Graduate School of Library Science
at CUNY Queens. He developed and teaches a course on Digital Marketing for Libraries.
Previously he was the Digital Strategist at the Patchogue-Medford Library.

SSD 3rd Annual Safety Conference and Annual Membership Meeting

The SCLA Support Staff Division will be hosting its 3rd Annual Safety Conference and Annual Membership Meeting at the Brentwood Public Library on October 17, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m..
Our presenters: Geraldine Hart, Suffolk county Police Commissioner; Patrick Beckley & Nicole Marks, Homeland Security Emergency Services; Matthew Settaducati, Public Employee Safety & Health Bureau (PESH); Jessica Price, Empathy; and NARCAN Training Suffolk county Division of Community Mental Hygiene Services.
Free for SSD members
$1.00 for SCLA members who join SSD
$10.00 for non-members

Online registration link

Teri Hatred
SSD Past President
631-286+-1600 x 1314

SCLA Support Staff Division is hosting Introduction to Canva

Canva is a graphic-design tool website, founded in 2012. It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts. It is used by non-designers as well as professionals.

Conducted by Sharper Training Solutions

When: September 25, 2018

Time: 2-4 pm

Where: Suffolk Cooperative Library System Training Room

Please let us know in advance if you will need any special accommodations because of a disability.

Registration is online at:

Non-members please send $10.00 check made out to NYLA/SCLA to:

Alana Jagnanan

Brentwood Public Library



2018 Continuing Education Award Application for Library Support Staff

Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff

The SCLA Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff is a minimum cash award made to a library employee who is pursuing academic or career-related coursework that will enhance and contribute to their  library duties, as well as benefit libraries. The award is supported by the Suffolk County Library Association and is activities, individual contributions and commemorative gifts. It is administered by the SCLA Scholarship Committee whose decisions are final. It is an annual award, but if the Committee finds no suitable candidate in a given year, no award will be made.

Apply for the 2018 SCLA Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff here. (PDF)

Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff Flyer 2018 (PDF)


Social Media Manager Workshop
Friday March 16, 2018
2pm to 4pm
@ Brentwood Public Library

Discover how to select and get the most out of a social media manager such as Hootsuite, Buffer or Sprout.
Management platforms make maintaining an active social media presence much easier.

They often provide users with additional tools and insights to help grow their social media presence.
2 CEUs will be awarded for this program

Presenter: Mike Buono, BREN Reference & Community Service Facilitator

2018 SSD Annual Roundtable

This program has been cancelled.

Where: West Islip Public Library
When: March21, 2018
When: 2-4 pm

Free to SSD members and those who join SSD at the meeting.

$5.00 fee for non-members of SSD. Please send fee to Alana Jagnanan at the Brentwood Public Library.

Light refreshments will be served.

See attached flyer for details and registration link.