Serving LGBTQ Youth in Libraries, 11/4 at 10 am

NCLA’s Young Adult Services Division (YASD) and the Long Island Library Pride Alliance (LILPA) are excited to announce that we will be holding a virtual workshop called “Serving LGBTQ Youth in Libraries” on Wednesday, 11/4 at 10:00 am. CEUs will be awarded to those who attend.
The virtual presentation will provide an overview of the LGBTQ community, various identities, and how to best work with them in an inclusive way.
Please register at
If you will be unable to attend the live session, please register so that we can email you a link to the recording after the program.
Lisa Zuena, Young Adult Librarian

Massapequa Public Library
President, NCLA Young Adult Services Division
516-799-0770 (ext. 1 or ext. 5305 voicemail)

Intro to Canva


Thursday, September 17, 2:00-3:30PM, Online
Learn the basics of Canva.

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

Registration link:

For SCLA members only. Please let us know in advance if you will need an accommodation that will make this event accessible to you.

SCLS • • 631-286-1600


Legislative Breakfast: Suffolk County Assembly Members/Suffolk County Senators

The Long Island Library Resource Council (LILRC) is holding the following two legislative meetings:

Legislative Breakfast – Suffolk County Assembly Members
September 24, 2020
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location:  Zoom Meeting

Legislative Breakfast – Suffolk County Senators
September 25, 2020
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location:  Zoom Meeting

This year’s legislative breakfast will be held online.  Register for links.  Please make time and join us that day to thank the legislature for their support.

There will be changes to how and what Advocacy Day looks like next year.  No longer will there be a big one day event where NYLA asks membership to send up buses of people.  As the NYLA Leg Committee figures out what our future advocacy efforts look like I will report back to the executive committee.


Computer Cleanup & Security from SSD

The SCLA Support Staff Division is hosting an online training program : Computer Cleanup & Security conducted by Sharper Training Solutions on May 27th from 1 – 2:30 pm.
Please contact Teri Hatred at to register.
Please see attached flyer for more details.
Teri Hatred
Human Resources Officer
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
631-286-1600 x 1314


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
  • Enjoy a complimentary breakfast
  • Network with other Suffolk County library professionals
  • Get your professional headshot taken for FREE!

Register here

Nassau & Suffolk YASD Annual Joint Meeting

Nassau & Suffolk YASD Annual Joint Meeting

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Massapequa Public Library – Bar Harbour Building
40 Harbor Lane, Massapequa Park, NY 11762

Learn some best practices for working with teens with special needs from a
panel of librarians featuring Christa Lucarelli, Assistant Director of the
Farmingdale Public Library, Michael Ambrosio, Special Needs Coordinator at
the Oceanside Library, Kristina Holzweiss, Educational Technology Enrichment
Specialist from the Syosset High School Innovation Lab, and Evangeline King,
School Media Specialist & Kathleen Wegner, Special Education Teacher, from
the Massapequa High School Ames Campus.

Topics discussed will include how schools and school libraries engage their
students, how libraries can support school curriculum and behavior plans, how
public libraries can build and support sensory friendly environments, and how
public library programs can be made more inclusive to teens with special needs.

Long Island Reads 2020 pick is in.

Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler

The author will speak at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

FREE TICKETS will be available beginning March 2.

As Nedda Papas faces mystery and danger both in the orange groves of her Florida childhood and the vastness of space as an adult, Light from Other Stars keenly illuminates the magical limits of science while exploring, in detail, the bonds of family, friendship, and love of home.

For more information please visit:


RASD Media Committee @ Sayville

Location Change

Hello all,
For anyone that was looking to attend our next RASD Media meeting next week on the 29th, the venue has changed to Sayville Library.  We will be hosting in our community meeting room A/B.  The library opens at 10am but we will let all attendees in starting at 9:30am.  The library is located at 88 Greene Ave in Sayville and parking spots can sometimes be difficult to find close to 10am.
Thank you and hope to see you there.
Tim Sicurella