CATS/EETC Presents: Supporting Staff Through Changing Tech Trends With James Hutter

Supporting Staff Through Changing Tech Trends With James HutterJoin The East End Tech Coalition (EETC) in welcoming James Hutter, Co-Chair of the NCLA Computers & Technology Committee and Assistant Director of the Port Washington Public Library, as he shares tips for helping library staff to embrace new technologies. As we all know, change is a difficult but necessary part of working in libraries. With libraries constantly looking for ways to stay modern, introducing new technologies can often be a challenge. James will share ideas on how to prepare staff for change, train staff in new technologies, and how to deploy tech for public or staff use.


SCLS – Auditorium
627 Sunrise Hwy, Bellport, NY 11713


Tuesday,  March 5th @ 10am


All members of SCLA, its divisions, library personnel and those who are interested in joining SCLA are welcome! 

For more information on CATS, its programs, and its committees — click here!

**Membership to SCLA or CATS (and its committees) is NOT required to attend. All are welcome! Entrance is free to all.  CEUs will be recorded based on attendance of the program. 

Click here to register

Long Island Library Conference 2024

Registration for the 2024 Long Island Library Conference is open! The conference will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at the Melville Marriott. This year, registrations will be once again processed through Eventbrite. Registration will close on April 30, 2024.

Register here

Program Schedule

Please review these updated registration policies and procedures:


NCLA/SCLA Members: $80

Non-Members: $95

Student: $50

Day-Of: $150

Attendees registering as NCLA/SCLA members must input their membership numbers while registering. Membership will be verified. Questions regarding membership should be directed to NCLA and SCLA.

Payment must be made by April 30. Those who do not pay by April 30 will not be registered. Anyone who wishes to register or pay on May 1 or later can do so on the day of the conference and will be charged the Day-Of rate of $150. Day-Of payments must be made by credit card.

Group Registration:

Registering multiple attendees at once is possible.

Payment Options:

Cash, check, credit, PayPal, Google Pay, and invoice payments can be made.


Payment is non-refundable, but registrations can be transferred to someone else.

Questions? Email and visit for more information.

DASL Annual Luncheon

DASL Annual Luncheon

What do you get if you combine “The Coroner” with Picasso?

Danielle Grattadaurio, the only Suffolk Police Department Forensic Artist!!!

Please join us for the DASL Annual Luncheon

When: February 28, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.

Where: Carnival Restaurant, 4900 Nesconset Highway,. Port Jefferson Station, NY, 11776
(631) 473-9772

R.S.V.P. : by February 21st to

$15 for lunch and presentation (you can’t beat that combination)

You can pay at the door. Please make checks payable to SCLA Bruce Seger
DASL President
(631) 851-6583

[SCLA] PLDA, SCLA & CLASC Spring Mix & Mingle @ James Joyce in Patchogue 3/28

Mark Your Calendars! Spring Mix & Mingle Awaits on March 28th!

Dust off your business cards and get ready to connect, collaborate, and celebrate at the PLDA, SCLA & CLASC Spring Mix & Mingle – the networking event designed to ignite your professional spirit! 

Here’s what you get:

  • Opportunities to mingle with like-minded library pros from across the county.
  • Unlimited cocktail food.
  • Exchange ideas, share challenges, and build valuable connections.
  • Take part in awesome raffle prizes 
  • Enjoy private access to the cash bar, staffed by the mixer’s designated bartender. 

This is your chance to:

  • Expand your professional network and meet inspiring colleagues. 
  • Discover new career opportunities and level up your skill set.
  • Exchange best practices and innovative ideas to transform your library.
  • Build meaningful connections that can support your professional journey.
  • Have a blast celebrating with your colleagues.

Join us on:

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: James Joyce Restaurant & Pub | 49 South Ocean Ave Patchogue, NY 11772


  • Association Members: $10
  • Non-Members & Guests: $25
Click here to register

P.S. Spread the word! Share this event with your library crew and let’s make it an unforgettable night!

Anthony Giansante (he/him)

Head of Emerging Technologies
SCLA Vice President
John Jermain Memorial Library
201 Main St 
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-0049

Homelessness and Libraries – Thursday, February 29

Join SCLA and the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless for a presentation on Homelessness on Long Island and the impact it has on Libraries and Library staff. Support staff from the LICH will share tips, advice and resources for Librarians to use on a daily basis.

Register here

Free for SCLA members and guests.
Professional Development Hours will be awarded and light refreshments will be served.
**We will be collecting food for AGAPE MEALS FOR KIDS**
Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item to the event

Colleen Navins
Head of Teen Services
The Smithtown Library
1 North Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 360-2480, ext. 123

Human Trafficking Prevention with ECLI-VIBES

Title: Human Trafficking Prevention with ECLI-VIBES

Place and Time:January 10th, Wednesday, 9:30 -11:30 am

Where: SCLS


January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a presidentially designated observance created to raise awareness about human trafficking and to educate the public about how to identify and prevent this crime.

Please join us for a presentation by ECLI-VIBES and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, both members of the Suffolk County Anti-Trafficking Initiative (SCATI), to learn about the prevalence of human trafficking here on Long Island, potential indicators, resources available to the community, as well as ways Suffolk County libraries can work with these organizations on education and prevention efforts.

Register here

Managing Your Library Website with Drupal sponsored by the RASD Public Relations Committee and the CATS

Managing Your Library Website with Drupal

  • Platform: Zoom
  • Date: January 9th
  • Time: 10 am

 Join experienced librarians, Stephen Ingram and Jim Garvey, as they guide you through the essentials of utilizing Drupal for effective library website management.

This software, used by Library Market to develop library centric websites, is simple to use, with a wide range of capabilities.

Register here:

This event will be recorded for registered attendees and will be available for 30 days,

Please contact Stephen Ingram with any questions.–

Stephen Ingram (he/him)
Digital Librarian
Northport-East Northport Public Library
631-261-6930 ext 333.

EETC –AI in Libraries: Possibilities and Peril With Nick Tanzi

Discover the potential and pitfalls of AI in libraries with Nick Tanzi’s gripping presentation, “Artificial Intelligence in Libraries: Possibilities and Peril,” at the Rogers Memorial Library on Tuesday, January 16th, at 10 am. Brought to you by the East End Tech Coalition, this event is a must-attend for those interested in the future of libraries and AI.


Rogers Memorial Library
91 Coopers Farm Rd, Southampton, NY 11968


Tuesday, January 16th, at 10 am

To register click here or on the link in the attachment.

**Membership to SCLA or CATS (and its committees) is NOT required to attend. All are welcome.