MOSAIC Resource for English Language Learning

The Multicultural Outreach Services and Information Committee has developed a shared resource for librarians to find or share classes that are open to English Language Learners.

If you are looking for a class for one of your patrons, search for it in the google document.

If you have a class that people are welcome to attend, please add it to the document, following the format that is provided:
English Classes & Conversation Groups for English Language Learners.


Virtual Professional Development Series May 2021


Online Resources For Small Businesses
Thursday, May 6, 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Come and learn about online resources that librarians can use to support local businesses. Presented by Alex Blend of the Miller Business Center. Please register ahead.

So You Want To Join a Professional Committee
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Partnering with CLASC and YASD to represent RASD on a panel for anyone interested in joining a professional committee. Rachel Cecchini will sit on the panel. Registration Available Through CLASC.

Be Our Guest At The Desk: Delivering Five-Diamond Customer Service in Libraries
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 am

When it comes to customer service, libraries are not all that different from the hospitality industry. Join Outreach Librarian Alicia Collumbell and Assistant Director Wendy Bennett for this fun and interactive talk on delivering top-notch customer service, utilizing techniques borrowed from the hotel industry. Learn how to apply these tools to your everyday interactions, along with tips on navigating delicate situations for when patrons do not come to you at their best. Please register ahead.

Pathways for At Risk Adults: Literacy, Education and Career Training Programs
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Learn how Eastern Suffolk BOCES can provide a variety of workshops for the patrons of your community, including, but not limited to: Early Intervention, Special Education programs for pre-k-12th grade, Secondary Career and Technical Education Programs, Adult Literacy and Career and Technical Education, and Summer Enrichment Programs for Middle School students. Please register ahead.

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New Adult Committee Podcast Ep #3: Business and Career Resources

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Podcast Ep #3: Business and Career Resources
The NAC is joined by Salvatore DiVincenzo of the Miller Business Center; Michele Cayea, Community Outreach Librarian at the Patchogue-Medford Public Library; and Stephen King, Chairman of the Patchogue Young Professionals. We discuss career resources and strategies for new adults entering the job market, changing careers, or starting their own business.