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 espizzirri@pmlib.org 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: https://forms.gle/WRGcRmuSKYpwZmn1A

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: https://forms.gle/WRGcRmuSKYpwZmn1A1 hour of professional development will be credited to attendees

Contact: Stephanie DiChiara ~ s.dichiara@sayvillelibrary.org or Michelle Rung ~ michelle.rung@nenpl.org with any questions!

Leveled Up Librarians

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

Free for SCLA members
$5 for non-members

Register: https://scla34.wildapricot.org/event-5444356?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=11/5/2023

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 cmitchell@wbpl.us 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 – gagliardiamber@mcplibrary.org

RASD Annual Local History Programmers Showcase

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2023 FROM 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Please join RASD’s Local History Committee as it presents its annual Programmers Showcase. This event provides an opportunity for local history programmers to share information about the programs they can offer to the public at libraries and other similar institutions.

Questions? Contact Caren Zatyk, Committee Chair, at czatyk@smithlib.org.
Please RSVP by September 14, 2023 

to: https://tinyurl.com/2023RASDLocalHistory

CLASC & CATS presents the 2nd Annual Women and Technology in Libraries Panel

Presented by CATS and CLASC, we warmly welcome you to the 2nd Annual Women and Technology in Libraries Panel. Join us as we celebrate and spotlight influential women who have harnessed the power of technology to innovate in their roles, serve their communities more effectively, and break through gender boundaries.

In this extraordinary panel, our guests will share their journeys and insights into how they’ve utilized technology to continuously support and enhance the libraries and their communities, offering insight for aspiring librarians, library staff, and technologists alike.

Through this gathering, we not only celebrate women’s achievements but also inspire a new generation to follow in their trailblazing footsteps, reinforcing the significance of diversity in libraries and technology.

Refreshments will be served and professional development hours will be given. 

To register, click here

Thursday October 12th  6:30 – 8:30

Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Rd, Holbrook, NY 11741

See you there!! —
Anthony Giansante (he/him)Head of Emerging Technologies
John Jermain Memorial Library
201 Main St Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-0049