Long Island Libraries and Pop Culture Conference, April 16th

Visit the LIPopCon Website for more information!

Visit the LIPopCon Website for more information!

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


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.

Youth Service Section of NYLA 2015 Spring Conference, March 27th

Link to Youth Service Section of NYLA 2015 Spring Conference.

The Youth Service Section of NYLA 2015 Spring Conference.

Inform, Inspire, Ignite!
Islandia Marriott, Long Island
North Islandia, NY 11749
Friday, March 27, 2015, 8:30a.m. – 4:15pm.

This year’s keynote address will be given by Pam Sandlian-Smith.

The luncheon speaker will be Matt Phelan.

Click here for information about NYLA’s 2015 Spring Conference.

Cool Apps for the iPad and iPhone, May 13th

Cool Apps for the iPad and iPhone Event Flyer

Cool Apps for the iPad and iPhone Event Flyer

The Retiree Committee is proud to present the program, Cool Apps for the iPad and iPhone!

Lecturer: Sharper Training Solutions

May 13, 2015
9:30 -11:30
900 Jerusalem Ave.
Uniondale, NY

NCLA Members $5.00
Non-members $15.00

Be a savvy senior!

An expert speaker from Sharper Training Solutions will demonstrate:

  • How to use the App Store!
  • How to locate free Apps!
  • How to discover Apps you can’t live without!

Bring your device or just come and listen.

RSVP. Registration begins Mar. 1, 2015
Please complete and return attached form and check by May 6 to Carolyn Ayers, 325 Wilson Blvd., Mineola, NY. 11501.

Contact information: Carolyn Ayers, carolynlee_325@yahoo.com
CEU Credits
Make checks payable to Nassau County Library Association or NCLA.

Digital Marketing and Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits, March 24th

Digital marketing and fundraising for nonprofits event flyer.

Digital marketing and fundraising for nonprofits event flyer.

(Please note: Event has been rescheduled from a February date to March 24th.)

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.


$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

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

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.

$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