Library Directory Associates Award (LDA)

We are seeking nominations for the 2023 LDA Award. The LDA Award provides recognition to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to libraries on Long Island. By honoring the winner, we honor all the people who contribute to the profession. The LDA Award will be presented at the Long Island Library Conference on Thursday, May 11th 2023.

Please note the following eligibility criteria:

  • Librarians, trustees, support staff, friends of the library, vendors and publishers are all eligible

  • Nominees should have the following:

    • Outstanding achievement in developing and publishing library materials

    • A long and distinguished service in the advancement of librarianship

    • An original contribution for promoting the library

    • Progressive legislative activity

    • Promotion of intellectual freedom

    • Creative, innovative utilization of technologies

Nominating packets can be submitted via Google Form, or emailed in a single PDF to Please submit all nomination materials by March 24th.  Additional information is provided in the attached brochure.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to email us at

Thank you,

Noel Reich

Noel Reich (she/her)
Information Services & Community Engagement Librarian

Lindenhurst Memorial Library

1 Lee Avenue
Lindenhurst, New York 11757

Vendor Fair and Networking Day!

Stop by SCLS anytime between 10-3 pm on Tuesday, May 17 to meet with vendors, have your professional headshot taken, enjoy free breakfast or lunch, and network with your colleagues in the county. Learn how to join SCLA and meet with the different divisions and maybe even win a raffle basket! No registration necessary – all library workers welcome.

Additionally, SCLA asks that you bring a baby item, such as diapers, wipes, clothing, toiletries, etc. to be donated to Angels of Long Island in Patchogue.

Carisse Mitchell
Youth Services Coordinator
West Babylon Public Library
211 Route 109
West Babylon, NY 11704


LILPA Meeting Tuesday, September 14th

We hope summer is treating you well! The Long Island Library Pride Alliance has two workshops coming up:

Tuesday, September 14th @ 2PM – Rising to the Challenge with Kristin Pekoll from ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom

Tuesday, October 12th @ 2PM – LILPA Book Club: Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink

Please see the attached flyers for more information and how to register. Both workshops will be presented on Zoom.


Be well,


LILPA Co-chair

Derek Ivie (He/Him/His)
Youth Services Coordinator
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport, NY 11713
631-286-1600 xt. 1337

2021 SCLA Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff

The SCLA Continuing Education Award for Library Support Staff is a 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.

Completed application and all supplemental materials are due to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson by September 15th.

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

SCLA’s Summer 2021 Newsletter Edition is here!!

I hope everyone’s Summer is off to an amazing start!

Please find the newest edition of the SCLA newsletter for your reading pleasure.

If you’re not already a part of this great organization, we encourage you to become a member today! Click here for more details.

Wishing you all a happy, safe, and fun Summer!

Lauren Strong
Youth and Family Services Coordinator
Riverhead Free Library
330 Court Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-3228 ext. 122

Mosaic’s Virtual Breakfast: Online Resources for English Language Learners & Literacy Tutors.

On Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 10am MOSAIC will be holding a virtual breakfast. Our topic will be Online Resources for English Language Learners & Literacy Tutors.

Please see attached flyers for details. 

 The first 20 RASD members to register will receive a $5 Digital Dunkin Donuts gift card, so register today!! 

 To register:

Amber Gagliardi
Adult Librarian
Middle Country Public Library
631-585-9393 ext. 274

LILPA Book Club

Please join the Long Island Library Pride Alliance on Wednesday, May 26th at 2PM for the LILPA May Book Club where we will be discussing the YA novel Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith.

Register here:

Thank you so much,

Derek Ivie (He/Him/His)
Youth Services Coordinator
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport, NY 11713
631-286-1600 xt. 1337


New Professional Development Series Program Added

NCLA Intellectual Freedom Committee
Dr. Seuss: Cut Him Loose?
Wednesday, May 19 at 2:00 pm.
60 minutes
Join the Intellectual Freedom Committee for a program during our May Professional Development series hosted by NCLA, SCLA and CLASC. A panel of librarians will discuss the issues involving intellectual freedom, collection development and programming which arose from recent controversy related to Dr. Seuss’ (Theodore Geisel) and other materials.