RASD MOSAIC Meeting Wed., January 18 @ 10:00 am

multicultural outreach services and information committee

Next MOSAIC Meeting:
Wednesday, January 18th 10am-11:30am
In Person- Suffolk Cooperative Library System
627 N Sunrise Hwy, Bellport, NY 11713
Refreshments will be served!
New Members Welcome!

Roundtable Discussion:
Happy New Year!
Tell us about your literacy, citizenship, and multicultural programs and plans for the New Year
How can strengthen our programs and support each other?

List of Spanish-Speaking Programmers will be shared.

Guest Speaker:
Yahira ” Yari” DeLeon, MSW from SEPA Mujer
will give an update on their Human Trafficking Project


If you have any questions, please contact Amber Gagliardi at gagliardiamber@mcplibrary.org or 631-585-9393 ext. 274 or Michelle Athanas at Michelle.Athanas@nenpl.org.
Mosaic Blog

Mosaic Annual Breakfast Friday, June 17 9:30 am



Dr. Georgette Grier-Key is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of Eastville Community
Historical Society of Sag Harbor. Her board service to the field includes posts such as:
President of the Long Island Historical Societies, NAACP Brookhaven Town Branch,
Preservation League of NYS Board of Trustees, active on the Excellence in Historic
Preservation Awards and Seven to Save, juries and chairs the Technical Services Committee.
She is the Vice President of the board of the Museum Association of New York. Dr. Grier-Key
is a well-regarded guest curator and consultant who has various appointments such as
managing the Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson’s Drowned Meadow Cottage Museum, a
surviving Revolutionary War Structure. She has been elected to various outlets that inform
and further the study of history, preservation, and culture. Dr. Key, an avid practitioner and
professor, uses grounded theory and sustainability models to further the agenda of inclusion
in traditional frameworks that have practiced institutional and structural exclusion. Dr. Grier
Key is one of the most outspoken advocates for the preservation and celebration of Long
Island history with an emphasis on BIPOC heritage. As a founding member and lead
organizer of the Pyrrhus Concer Action Committee, her continued role is leading to the
rebuilding of the formerly enslaved Pyrrhus Concer’s homestead in the heart of
Southampton’s Village.

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.

The LILRC Diversity Internship Program offers diverse undergraduate students on Long
Island a paid internship to learn more about libraries and librarianship as a career path.
Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC) and the LILRC Diversity Committee are
pleased to announce that Nancy Myers of Riverhead has been selected as the LILRC
Intern for Spring 2022. Ms. Myers is currently an undergraduate student at Suffolk County
Community College, where she will complete her Associate’s Degree in Spring 2022. Ms.
Myers also works as a circulation clerk at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor,
where she first developed an interest in librarianship. Ms. Myers will briefly speak at the
MOSAIC Breakfast about her experience.

Career & Business Reference Services Committee Virtual meeting

Please join our meeting on Thursday, February 10 at 2:30pm.

The meeting will be held virtually with a speaker from La Fuerza CDC.  La Fuerza CDC provides opportunities to low income, minority and women-owned small businesses by providing them with free services.  They also provide free webinars and one-on-one counseling for small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to start their own business.

If you would like to join us for this virtual meeting, please email nicole@connetquotlibrary.org for the link.