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.

 

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.

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.

Annual MSD Brunch and Installation of Officers, December 16th

Flyer for 2014 MSD Brunch.

Flyer for 2014 MSD Brunch.

Annual Media Services Division
Brunch & Installation of Officers –
“POW!” the History of Superhero Movies
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
Andrew Geddes Meeting Room
Nassau Library System
 
Film historian/author Clive Young will trace the evolution of superhero movies over the past 80 years, from the Saturday morning serials of yesteryear to the box-office blockbusters of today!   Program will include “family-friendly” clips staring Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel and other classic characters, plus behind-the-scenes info about various superhero movies.

2 CEU Contact Hours will be awarded to attendees.

RAFFLES! GIVEAWAYS! GREAT FOOD!

 
$10 for NCLA Members ; $20 for Non-NCLA Members

Please make checks payable to NCLA.   Please click here to see event flyer and to register!
 
Please return event flyer by Wednesday, December 10, 2014 to Mamie Eng, Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream, NY 11582. For further information, call (516) 825-6422 or e-mail nclanews@hotmail.com.

 

Author Visit with Marybeth Zeman, December 11th

Flyer for author visit with Marybeth Zeman.

Flyer for author visit with Marybeth Zeman.

The NCLA Outreach committee is pleased to invite you to an author visit with Marybeth Zeman.  The program will take place on Thursday, December 11th at 9:30am at the Nassau Library System.

Ms. Zeman is the author of the critically acclaimed non-fiction book titled Tales of a Jailhouse Librarian: Challenging the Juvenile Justice System One Book at a Time.  Ms. Zeman was a speaker at this year’s Long Island Library Conference and has been the subject of various media outlet reports including Newsday and New York Times.  While all are welcomed, Ms. Zeman’s experiences will be of special interest to librarians serving special populations, working in a public library setting or those who work with young adult patrons.  CEUs will be awarded for attending this program.

To register or to learn more about Ms. Zeman, please visit http://tinyurl.com/AUTHMBZ or see the attached flyer.

MEDLI Fall Meeting with the NCLA Health Services Committee, November 21st

MEDLI Fall Meeting with the NCLA Health Services Committee.

MEDLI Fall Meeting with the NCLA Health Services Committee.

Mark your calendar and be sure to join MEDLI and the NCLA Health Services Committee as we team-up for the MEDLI Fall Meeting! This half-day event will include a continental breakfast and a business meeting, followed by the scheduled speaker, author Lizzie Stark, who will do a reading and discussion of her new book, PANDORA’S DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree.

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 noon
Location: Farmingdale Public Library
Cost: MEDLI & NCLA members: $15/ Non-Members: $20
RSVP to Melissa Spangenberg, MEDLI President: (516) 663-8197, or mspangenberg AT winthrop DOT org.

NCLA CEU credits will be available for this program.

PANDORA’S DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree

(Please note: A free copy of the book will also be given away to one attendee!)

About the book: Would you cut out your healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life? Breast Cancer is already a leading killer of women in the U.S., but those who carry a hereditary Breast Cancer gene mutation—known as BRCA genes—hold, on average, a staggering 50-80% chance of getting diagnosed in their lifetime. In PANDORA’S DNA, author Lizzie Stark chronicles the history of and science behind the BRCA gene mutations, as well as the taxing personal decisions she has been forced to make as a female in a family full of BRCA mutation carriers—including deciding to undergo a preventive double mastectomy. Much more than just a memoir, PANDORA’S DNA offers, for the first time ever, information on the scientific and medical history, current medical options, and the legal issues surrounding BRCA genes, all presented in a single volume from a journalist who has experienced the ripple effects of these aggressive gene mutations firsthand.

About the author: Lizzie Stark is the author of Leaving Mundania and a freelance journalist who has written for io9.com, The Today Show website, Psychology Today, the Daily Beast, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She holds an MS in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She founded and edited the literary journal Fringe. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.