Suffolk County Library Association (SCLA) Update

Submitted by Jennifer Rocco, SCLA Communications Committee Representative

Trivia Challenge:

Winners of our last trivia challenge include:
Alison Schwartz- Rogers Memorial Library, Teens
Jill Weiler- Bishop McGann-Mercy High School, School Media Specialist
Teri Hatred- SCLS, Human Resources
Rita Banellis- Brookhaven Free Library, Children’s
Lauren Scottaline- The Smithtown Library- Adult Programs

YASD (Young Adult Services Division):
YASD held an Escape the Room program in June.
They are looking for volunteers to join the December Luncheon Committee. If you want to get involved but are not able to commit to an entire year, this is a great opportunity to do so. For more information, or if you are interested in volunteering, please email Rebecca Goldstein

Continuing Education:
The Continuing Education Committee is keeping a database of attendance at SCLA programs for members based on attendance sheets the Committee receives from sponsor groups. To be listed in the database, make sure you sign the attendance sheet for the program you are attending or email to be added. Send an email to receive a list of attended programs.

ELSA (Excellence in Library Service Award):
Do you work with a library employee known for going above and beyond the call of duty? Or the unsung hero that exemplifies service to the library and community? Then let us know! Nominations for the 2018 ELSA will be accepted now through August 31st. We love hearing the stories of great people and can’t wait to pick the next winner. Click here to enter.

(SCLAC) Suffolk County Library Access Committee:
See for Yourself Fair took place on May 4 and featured resources and services for people living with vision loss. Bleeding Control and Tourniquet training was offered to library employees on May 7. On June 12th, SCLAC met to discuss the National Library Service Talking Book program, which is the only truly accessible library service for people with disabilities and which patrons can access. On June 19th they provided a Narcan training to all registered library employees.

(LILRC) Long Island Library Resources Council:
On June 4th, LILRC held a program entitles Best Practices for the Display of Archival Materials with Christina Marzano, Collections Manager at Long Island Museum. The program covered the preparation and special needs of commonly exhibited materials such as textiles, photographs, documents books and other paper-based items.

Long Island Library Conference:
Long Island Library Conference took place on May 3rd at the Melville Marriott. There were many exciting workshops and special guest speaker, Emily Esfahani Smith, journalist and author of The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness.

SCLA Networking Night:
SCLA’s Annual Networking Night took place on May 31 at Old City Public House in Ronkonkoma.