CATS Annual Meeting: Technology and Progress with Doug Lord

Join CATS for its annual meeting as we welcome Doug Lord, the director of the C.H. Booth Library and the immediate Past President of the Connecticut Library Association.

Doug Lord is an experienced librarian with a history of progressive leadership, project management, and staff supervision. He is known for his responsive and positive management style, along with his proficiency in coordinating special projects tailored to constituents’ needs.Breakfast will be served and professional development hours will be awarded. 

When: December 06th 10:00am

Where: SCLS

To register, click here or click on the link in the attached flyer 

RASD Annual Luncheon

Please join RASD at our Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, December 5th at the Brentwood Public Library. We will be joined by Kerri Kreh Reda, M.P.H. from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County who will present Caring for Yourself in Stressful Times

A boxed lunch will be provided by Tropical Smoothie Cafe and two hours of professional development will be awarded.

Registration is required. Please see attached flyer for more information. Non-members of RASD are welcome!Feel free to contact me with any questions. We hope to see you there!


Kelly Filippone, RASD Presiden

Kelly Filippone
Adult Reference and Long Island Room Librarian
The Smithtown Library
1 North Country Road
Smithtown, New York 11787
631-360-2480, ext. 130

Help! I’m Not a Business Librarian!

The Career & Business Reference Services Committee will be presenting Help! I’m Not a Business Librarian! on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 2:30pm at SCLS.

Join Sal DiVincenzo of the Miller Business Center at Middle Country Public Library to get an overview of some of the resources that are available to librarians to assist patrons asking some of the most common business reference questions. 

Please see the attached flyer for the registration link. Professional development hours will be awarded.–

Nicole Berroyer
Adult Services Librarian
Connetquot Public Library
760 Ocean Ave.
Bohemia, NY 11716
631 567 5079

YASD Annual Luncheon

You are invited to join the YASD Board at there 2023 Annual Luncheon.

New Board Members will be introduced and YASD Teen Librarian Awards will be presented. Guest speaker will be YA Author Ryan La Sala, whose book The Honeys is set to become a major motion picture! 

The lunch will be held at Toast in Patchogue (46 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772). Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free options will be available. 

The cost to attend is $55 for members and $60 for nonmembers.

Register here and view the attached flyer for more info! Register by November 13 to be entered into a raffle for a $50 giftcard! Last day to register is November 27.

Any questions, please feel free to reach out to Emily Spizzirri at either or 631-654-4700×287

SCLA – RASD Health Concerns Committee Breakfast on November 15

The Health Concerns Committee Breakfast is a few weeks away!

Join us for breakfast and a great presentation!

Register at:

Health Concerns Committee
Reference and Adult Services Division of SCLA
Annual Breakfast!Caregivers: Information & Resources from the Parker Jewish Institute

Presented By Joann CaramanicoWednesday, November 15, 9:30am
SCLS Auditorium – 627 Sunrise Hwy, Bellport

Join us for breakfast and a special presentation by Joann Caramanico of Parker Jewish Institute. Joann will be there to speak about their program “Willing Hearts Helpful Hands Alzheimer’s Caregiver Grant Initiative” and the services their organization can offer for libraries and their patrons.

Register at: hour of professional development will be credited to attendees

Contact: Stephanie DiChiara ~ or Michelle Rung ~ with any questions!

Leveled Up Librarians

Monday, November 13
10:00am-12:00pm @ SCLS

Free for SCLA members
$5 for non-members


Join fellow Librarians and level up your mindfulness and communication game! This workshop will offer guided meditation, followed by a presentation on Technical Communication in today’s workplace. Light refreshments will be provided. Professional Development hours will be awarded. Please bring a non-perishable food item for Long Island Cares, Inc.

Mentorship Program – PLDA SCLA CLASC

Are you looking to advance your career to the administration level?

Then this program might be for you!

Please find a flyer attached advertising the new Mentorship Program sponsored by PLDA, CLASC & SCLA. This program will pair a librarian looking to advance their career with an established Library Director.

If you’re interested in participating in this exciting opportunity, please fill out the form linked at the bottom of the flyer by October 16.

Please email with any questions.

Thank you!

Carisse Mitchell

SCLA President 2024

MOSAIC Meeting

Members of MOSAIC committee (of RASD) will be meeting next Wednesday, October 11th at SCLS. 9:30am Coffee and Refreshments and 10am meeting. We’ll have guest speakers from the Hispanic Advisory Council. 

New members are always welcome!  

MOSAIC Mission: The purpose of the committee is to promote cultural awareness and develop strategies for effective outreach services.” In adhering to this, the Committee meets four to seven times a year to discuss any and all issues that arise within the libraries that affect service to our diverse communities. These issues can range from collection development, to programming ideas, to creating documents in non-English fonts, to where to send a non-English speaking person for immigration information. The Committee would like to think of itself as a clearinghouse on best practices in serving diverse communities. One of our main goals is to disseminate and share information in a collegial fashion.

Please RSVP to Amber Gagliardi –