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

CATS presents: StoryMaps in Your Library

StoryMaps in Your Library

Date:  August 4, 2023
Time: 10am-12pm

Where: Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Avenue, Northport 11768

Storymaps at Your Library

Sarah Kautz will introduce you to using Storymaps and using online mapping software to present the history of a place in an interactive way. This program will include:  

  • Using ARCGIS online 
  • Uploading a table 
  • Creating a story map 
  • Sharing information with patrons.  
  • Learning about how your staff and patrons can use the resources provided by the GIS mapping program through Brentwood library including ARCGIS pro.  
  • Win prizes for participation.  

Hosted by the Northport Public Library and sponsored by CATS division of SCLA, this program is presented by Brentwood Library’s Landmark Tour of Brentwood History funded by a grant from the GIS Mapping Initiative.

Register here

Julia Sukhu (she/her)
CATS President
Teen Librarian
Deer Park Public Library
44 Lake Avenue
Deer Park, NY 11729

RASD Local History Committee Meeting and Tour, 6-8-2023

The Local History Committee of RASD will be hosting its next meeting at the Smithtown Building of The Smithtown Library (1 North Country Road, Smithtown, NY 11787) on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 10:00 am- 1:00 pm.  This meeting will include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Library’s local history room (the Richard H. Handley Collection of Long Island Americana or Long Island Room) and its facilities.  

If you are interested in attending, please fill out this Google form to RSVP by Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Thank you very much!  I hope to see you there!

Best regards,

Caren Zatyk, Chair, RASD Local History Committee
Caren E. Zatyk, Librarian
Head of the Long Island Room
The Smithtown Library
1 North Country Road
Smithtown, New York 11787
631-360-2480, ext. 131



Wednesday June 14, 2023
9:30-11:30am at Suffolk Cooperative Library System
627 Sunrise Hwy,
Bellport, NY 11713. 

Hidden Learning Disabilities: Supporting Adult patrons in Your Library

Breakfast will be provided starting at 9:30am. 

This program is free thanks to the financial support of Reference & Adult Services Division of SCLA   To register for this event, please use the following link: http://tinyurl.com/MOSAICBREAKFAST2023


From the past queer coding of Lobel’s Frog and Toad to current books about trans children, representation of LGBTQIA+ characters in picture books has grown over the years.

Join LILPA as we explore and share past and present portrayals of the rainbow
community in picture books!

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeottItMN_A2KdqIq4LTuSDRxDbqxga3JI8qrs0XTL6SDjDDw/viewform

CATS, CLASC, and YASD will be running its first ever East End STEAM Faire!

Join our organizations as we exhibit the great STEAM offerings the East End Libraries have, learn what you can do with STEAM without breaking the bank, and network with your library colleagues from across the East End in an interactive faire. All are welcome! 

WHEN: Thursday June 15th, 2pm – 4pm
WHERE: Riverhead Free Library
                330 Court St, Riverhead, NY 11901

Guest – $6.00

For SCLA Members and guest, click here.

CLASC Members, to register, contact clascinc.org@gmail.com

Support Taking Action Against Censorship

The Suffolk County Library Association (SCLA) has been serving librarians, staff, and trustees of Suffolk County libraries since 1939. Our membership consists of library staff from across Suffolk County, including academic, special, and public Libraries. SCLA is committed to intellectual freedom and the freedom to read. This includes a firm opposition to the restriction, removal, or censorship of books, materials, and displays. We support library users from all backgrounds and communities. We believe that libraries are a place for all to feel welcome and supported.

PLDA and SCLA are proud to launch a website designed to give people clear information about censorship and point them in the direction of resources which will allow them to take action with respect to this important issue. Please visit the STAAC (Support Taking Action Against Censorship) website at https://staac.net/. We hope you will share this website all who are seeking answers to their questions about censorship in libraries.

Carisse Mitchell
SCLA President

Don’t Miss Out on the 2023 Long Island Library Conference!

Are you planning on attending the 2023 Long Island Library Conference on Thursday, May 11? If yes, register now to take advantage of our current pricing! Attendee and Student rates are only valid until 12 pm on Thursday, May 4. By registering today, you can save big!


Attendee: $75

Student: $45

Day-Of: $125

If you are paying by check or invoice, please plan accordingly, as your payment must be received by 12 pm on May 4. Those who do not pay by this date and time will not be registered. Anyone who wishes to register after May 4 can do so the day of the conference at the Day-Of rate of $125. Day-Of payments must be made by credit card.

Questions? Email lilcregister@gmail.com or visit https://libconference.org for more information.