Long Island Libraries and Pop Culture Conference, April 16th

LIPopCon Event Flyer

LIPopCon Event Flyer

The Long Island Libraries and Pop Culture Conference (LIPopCon) is a yearly conference that provides library professionals and library and information science students with the latest information about trends in pop culture. Covering everything from anime and manga to video games and movies to science fiction and fantasy to graphic novels and comic books, LIPopCon informs attendees of the latest in pop culture and how it affects libraries.

The conference is sponsored by the Nassau County Library Association, the Suffolk County Library Association, and St. John’s University Division of Library and Information Science.

For more information about registration, visit our Registration Page at http://www.lipopcon.org/registration/.

LIPopCon will take place on April 16, 2015 at St. John’s University Oakdale Campus from 8:30AM-5:00PM. CEUs will be awarded. Best-selling author and artist Raina Telgemeier of the graphic novels Smile and Sisters is the keynote speaker. For more information about programming, check out our Programs Page at http://lipopcon.org/programs/.

Please share the attached flyer with the staff at your libraries.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Giunta by phone at (516) 742-8405 x 216 or via email at laurag@gardencitypl.org.

 

Advocacy Day 2015 , February 25th

Advocacy Day Event Flyer 2015

Advocacy Day Event Flyer 2015

ADVOCACY  DAY  2015
MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON  FEBRUARY  25TH

It’s time for NCLA’s annual Advocacy Day bus trip to Albany!  We need as many library advocates as possible to communicate to our legislators the importance of libraries in New York State.    We encourage all library staff, administrators, trustees, Friends groups and members of the public to attend.

In traveling to Albany you’ll spend a memorable day with your colleagues.  You will begin your trip on a luxury motor coach.  Bring a beverage of your choice and we’ll provide the bagels with all the trimmings.  During the trip you will be given briefing packets and backup information regarding the legislative issues important to Long Island libraries.  Sandwiches and beverages will be served on the trip back.  You’ll be surrounded with lively conversation, camaraderie and a sense of achievement.

This year NCLA is only sponsoring ONE bus to Albany. It will be departing on Wednesday, February 25 at 6:30 a.m. from the NLS parking lot. For any questions call Ken Bellafiore at the Freeport Memorial Library, 516 379‐3274.  Spaces are limited so register early!

To register please send the attached form to Roseanne Dorfman c/o Nassau Library System or email workshops@nassaulibrary.org with “Advocacy Day” in the subject line. This trip is free.

Digital Marketing and Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits, February 24th

Digital Marketing and Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits.

Digital Marketing and Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits.

Join us for a presentation on Digital Marketing and Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits with John Mix, Director of Digital Fundraising and Marketing at the IRC . . .

The presentation will focus on:

  • Understanding digital marketing — what is it, and how can it help your organization?
  • Creating an effective digital marketing campaign,
  • Understanding the tools (social media, electronic newsletters, mailing lists, etc.),
  • Leverage your marketing campaign to get more people through your doors,
  • Fundraising 101: Getting people to donate to your organization.

.2 CEUS AND 2 CONTACT HOURS WILL BE AWARDED TO
ALL ATTENDEES COMPLETING THE TIME PERIOD . . .

$5 for N.C.L.A. and S.C.L.A. members and M.L.S. students. $15 for all others.

Please use accompanying event flyer to sign up.  Make checks payable to N.C.L.A., and send to Peter Cirona, committee co-chair, at Massapequa Bar Harbour Library. Any questions should be addressed to Lee Gundel, committee co-chair, by email lgundel@massapequalibrary.org or phone, 798-4607 x 304.

Eleventh Annual Freedom to Read Contest

Eleventh Annual Freedom to Read Contest

Eleventh Annual Freedom to Read Contest

The Intellectual Freedom Committee of the Nassau County Library Association presents the Eleventh Annual “Freedom to Read” Essay and Art Contest.

Entries must be received by April 1, 2015

Pick an Important Action Taken by a Character in a Story or Movie. What would YOU have done? Why?

You may enter one or both parts of the contest:
• Write a one page essay
• Create an original picture or design
(Copies or tracings of book covers will not be accepted)

Winners to be posted May 11, 2015 on the Nassau County Library Association homepage & the Intellectual Freedom Committee
of Nassau County Library Association Facebook Page
.

Reception at the Levittown Public Library on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Age group winners will receive a Barnes and Noble gift card.

All essays and artwork become the property of the Committee.
Please contact Ellen Berman eberman@rvcpl.org (516)766-6257 x17 with any additional questions

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Attach a copy of the entry form to each Essay or Art Contest entry and send to:

Ellen Berman, c/o Rockville Centre Public Library
221. N. Village Ave./Rockville Centre, NY 11570

New York Islander’s Game, March 29th

Islanders Event Flyer

New York Islander’s Game, March 29th

New York Islanders Game!!!!!!

Come join us on Sunday March 29, 2015 for a N.Y. Islanders vs. Detroit Red Wings game at 5:00 pm.

Tickets are for upper level seats, scrumptious buffet before the game at the Marriott Hotel next door and a “Rock the Barn” t-shirt. Please specify if you want a: Medium, Large or Extra Large sized shirt.

Cost: $75 per ticket. Part of the cost helps to support NCLA!!!

If you are interested please let me know by March 1st, money for the tickets needs to be sent to me at the Seaford Public Library by March 15th. The number of seats available is limited so the first 25 people who respond will get a ticket!!!!!

Checks are to be made to: Nassau County Library Association

Hope to see as many NCLA colleagues, friends and family as possible. If you cannot bring your friends and family then bring someone else’s friends and family!

Go Islanders and Go NCLA!!!!

Frank McKenna,
Director, Seaford Public Library
2334 Jackson Avenue
Seaford, NY 11783
tel: 516-221-1334
seaforddirector@nassaulibrary.info

Support Staff Division Open House Event, March 24th

2015 Support Staff Open House Event Flyer

2015 Support Staff Open House Event Flyer.

Join your colleagues for a fun evening with vocalist Jim Papa. He’ll have you dancing with a medley of Elvis and Oldies from the 50’s and 60’s

The library will be “All Shook Up” as you enjoy hearing “Teddy Bear,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “The Wonder of You” and many more!
A tour of the Uniondale Library will be followed by hot buffet dinner and homemade desserts made by our board members with an evening of music.

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time: 6:00 P.M. (tour begins at 5:30 P.M.)
Place: Uniondale Public Library, 400 Uniondale Ave, Uniondale 11553

NCLA Members: $20.00 Non-Members: $30.00
RSVP by 3/18/2015 to Lucy Heredia, Uniondale Public Library (516) 489-2220 ext. 226.
Free Raffles! and 50/50!

Please see attached event flyer for more details and to register!

Workshop on the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan, January 30th

NYS Deferred Compensation Plans Event Flyer.

NYS Deferred Compensations Plan Event Flyer.

Join the Support Staff at a workshop with Bertrand Thomas from NYS Deferred Compensation Plan as he highlights WHY putting away money in a tax-deferred account can offer several benefits.

• The New York State Deferred Compensation Plan is a 457(b) retirement plan created for New York State employees, and employees of participating agencies.
• Retirement can last a long time. Your pension and Social Security benefits may be your primary retirement income source, but might not be enough . . . preparing for retirement through the Plan may help overcome any retirement income gap and provide additional financial security.
• See how your investment can potentially due to the power of time and compounding.

Date: Friday, January 30th 2015
Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Location: Syosset Public Library
225 South Oyster Bay Road
Syosset, N.Y. 11791
Room B/C

Light Refreshment will be served.

RSVP BY: January 26, 2015 –

cbadke@syossetlibrary.org -516-921-7161,ext. 235 or via NLS bins.

Please click here to see event flyer.

Nassau and Suffolk YASD Annual Joint Meeting, February 19th

YASD Annual Joint Meeting Flyer.

YASD Annual Joint Meeting Flyer.

Join us for the Nassau and Suffolk YASD Annual Joint Meeting!
Thursday, February 19th
9:30 – 12 p.m.
Levittown Public Library
1 Bluegrass Lane
Levittown, NY 11756

Is There an Expiration Date in Teen Services?

The common stereotype of young adult librarians is that they can easily relate to their patrons because they’re not much older than teens themselves. But is this true? Can you continue to work with teens in libraries into your forties, fifties, and beyond? Whether you’re just embarking on your journey as a young adult librarian or are a seasoned pro, bring your own experiences to this interactive workshop where we’ll explore how to keep up with constantly shifting teen culture, what career progression for young adult librarians might be like, and how to build teen services from year to year.

CEUs will be awarded.
A light breakfast will be served.

Gretchen Kolderup, manager of Young Adult Education and Engagement at the New York Public Library, will discuss with us how to keep teen services fresh and exciting.

REGISTRATION FOR NCLA/SCLA YASD JOINT MEETING.
$20 for members of NCLA, SCLA, and library students.
Non-member fee is $30. Please make checks payable to NCLA.

Please see attached flyer to register for NCLA/SCLA YASD Joint Meeting.

Please return event flyer by February 12th to Rhonda Todtman, Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave, Lawrence, NY 11559 (516) 239-3262

“The Year Ahead – What’s Next?” – PR/Programming Division, January 22nd

PR Programming Division - What's Next

PR Programming Division Meeting Flyer – The Year Ahead – What’s Next?

What’s happening in 2015?  We’re making plans and want you to be a part of them!  The Performer’s Showcase, the LI Library Conference, and upcoming meetings/speakers are all on the agenda.

Join us for this planning session to share your ideas and suggestions and learn what’s on the horizon for the Programming Division.

Thursday, January 22nd,
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Nassau Library System Andrew Geddes Meeting Room

Register no later than January 19th, 2015.
Bagels and refreshments will be served.

Please click here for event flyer.

Send registration to: Roseanne Dorfman at Nassau Library System by either NLS bin, mail c/o NLS – 900 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale, NY 1153, or by email: programs@whplibrary.org.

Video Game Roundtable Discussion and Demo, February 4th

Flyer for Video Game Group Discussion and Demo.

Flyer for Video Game Group Discussion and Demo.

NCLA Pop Culture Committee Presents:

Video Game Roundtable Discussion and Demo

Whether You are an Expert or Beginner with Video Games, all Librarians are Welcome!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 9:30AM-12:00PM
at the Garden City Public Library

Roundtable Discussion:

Bring your questions and/or share your experience and ideas on the following topics:

  • Collection Development: Learn about the Best Games, Game Genres, Review Sites, Content Ratings, and more!
  • Lending Games: Share Your Library’s Practices, Procedures, and Policies!
  • General Gaming News: What Systems are Hot? What Games are Hot?
  • Tournaments and Programming: Share Programming Ideas for Children, Teens, and Adults!
  • Video Games and Literacy: How Can Video Games Boost Literacy? What are the Benefits of Gaming?

Demo:
Librarians will get the opportunity to demo games on the latest systems, including:

  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Nintendo Wii U
  • PlayStation 3
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation Vita
  • Xbox 360
  • iPad
  • PC

Librarians, especially those with limited to no gaming experience, will get the chance to see what video games are all about!

$5 for NCLA members, $15 for non-members.

Make Checks Payable to NCLA.

CEUs will be awarded.

Registration is required. Register no later than Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

Fill out the attached event flyer and send it along with a check to:
The Garden City Public Library, attn: Laura Giunta

For questions, please contact Laura Giunta at laurag@nassaulibrary.org or at 516-742-8405 x216.