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.

Privacy at Risk: What you Can Do to Protect Your Library and Educate Your Users, December 8th

surveillance_cameraOn Monday, December 8th, the Intellectual Freedom Committee and the Computers & Technology Committee will hold a joint program in the Nassau Library System meeting room from 9 am to 1 2pm. The program is entitled, Privacy at Risk: What You Can Do to Protect Your Library and Educate Your Users.

CEU credits offered are 0.3 along with certificates (refreshments, too!)

$10 per person for NCLA, SCLA and affiliated groups; $20 all others.

To sign up in advance,  contact Jeff Feinsilver by voicemail (516) 686-1153, phone by  (516) 686-7657,7658 or through his email at jfeinsil@nullnyit.edu.

YASD December Brunch, December 4th

YASD Brunch Flyer 2014

YASD Brunch Flyer 2014

Please join YASD at our December Brunch and Installation of Officers on Thursday, December 4th 9:30am – 12:30 pm at the Levittown Public Library.

Pete Suchmann of Creative 3D Printing will speak about the future of education, the Maker Movement and STEAM programs, plus we will have a hands-on STEAM project to try!

The cost is $20 for NCLA/SCLA members and students, and $30 for all others. CEU’s will be awarded.

In addition, we are pleased to announce that if you join YASD or renew your YASD membership for 2015 at the December brunch, you will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift card!

See attached flyer for more details.

Children’s Services Installation Breakfast, December 8th

Children Services Division Breakfast Flyer 2014

Children Services Division Breakfast Flyer 2014

Please join us for the CSD Annual Installation Breakfast and meet Children’s Author & Illustrator Sergio Ruzzier.

Monday, December 8, 2014
@ 9:30 am at Carlyle on the Green
at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale.
 

Books will be available for purchase and signing!

Don’t forget to see the attached flyer for more information.

This program is $30 for member of NCLA, SCLA and library students.

The non-member fee is $40. Please make checks payable to NCLA.

Please return by November 21st to Emily Trezza
Address: West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave.,
West Hempstead, NY 11552.

Public Speaking for Chickens, November 18th

Public Speaking for Chickens Flyer.

Public Speaking for Chickens Flyer.

Public Speaking for Chickens!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Farmingdale Public Library
Fee: FREE for NCLA Members, $5.00 for Non-NCLA Members
Speaker: Kate Beckman, M.A. Director, Communications Lab – Nassau Community College

Do you have trouble speaking in front of groups?
If so, come to our Public Speaking for Chickens workshop.

Kate Beckman will give you some helpful tips to gelp your get over your fear of public speaking. Learn how to get your audience’s attention, what you should avoid, and much more.

Please RSVP by November 1.

Registration Form is Attached.

Annual Dinner and Installation of Officers, November 14th

2014 Dinner Flyer 80 Celebration.

2014 Dinner Flyer 80 Celebration.

You’re Invited to the Nassau County Library Association Annual Dinner and Installation of Officers!

Celebrate with us as NCLA turns 80 this year!

Friday, November 14, 2014
Pompei Catering & Restaurant
401 Hempstead Avenue
West Hempstead, NY 11552
5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Cocktails & Appetizers
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Continuous Open Bar, Buffet Dinner,
Dessert, Dancing with DJ Rob of Pace Entertainment and the Installation of the 2015 NCLA Officers.
$45.00 for NCLA Members
$55.00 for Non-Members

Come support your Division and the newly installed Executive Board of NCLA!

Prior registration required for admittance.  Please complete the bottom portion of the accompanying form and return by October 29.

Use attached form to sign up or for more information.

Support Staff Division Roundtable Discussion, Wednesday, October 29th

Support Staff Division Roundtable 2014 Flyer

Support Staff Division Roundtable 2014 Flyer

Support Staff Division Roundtable Discussion,

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
9:30 am – 12:00 noon
East Meadow Public Library
1886 Front Street, East Meadow
(Refreshments at 9 am)

Meet with your colleagues from across Nassau County to discuss topics such as circulation, shipping, RFID, self-service checkout, customer service issues, LILINK, Sierra, etc.

Our panel of “experts” will be happy to answer your questions.

Free for NCLA members – $5.00 for non-members

Please click here to see accompanying flyer for more details or to sign up!

Emerging Technologies in the Modern Academic Library, October 17th

Annual Joint Conference Flyer.

Annual Joint Conference Flyer.

Emerging Technologies in the Modern Academic Library
Date: Friday, October 17, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm
Place: Suffolk Community College – Grant Campus
Cost: $30 for NCLA/SCLA members, $40 for non-members

This year’s joint annual conference will be co-hosted by the Academic and Special Libraries Division (ASLD) of NCLA, the Division of Academic and Special Libraries (DASL) of SCLA and the Suffolk Community College Grant Campus Library.

It will feature three speakers, Prof. Kimberly Mullins of LIU Post, Prof. William Caniano of Hofstra University, and Prof. Laura Pope Robbins of Dowling College.

Please see the attached flyer for more details and to sign up.

Spooktacular Retiree Meeting, Thursday, October 30th, 12 noon

Flyer for October Spooktacular 2014.

Flyer for October Spooktacular 2014.

SPOOKTACULAR RETIREE MEETING:
Thursday, October 30th at 12 Noon
Join us for our monthly meeting at:
Domenico’s Italian Restaurant
3270 Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, NY 11756
(In King Kullen Shopping Center)
 
**RSVP, please
**Special treat
**Separate checks.
Requirements: retired, newly retired, retiring before New Year 2014
NCLA membership is a must
Not a member?  You may attend and obtain your NCLA membership for 2015.  All checks must be payable to NCLA.  No cash for membership.
 
Retirees….$10.00, Friends $10.00
Costumes optional.
Please RSVP to Bobbi Benigno
dottiebobbi@nullyahoo.com
 
Please see accompanying flyer for more information.

 

RASD Annual Author Breakfast, October 21st

RASD author breakfast flyer.

RASD author breakfast flyer.

RASD Author Breakfast featuring Stephan Talty
NCLA Members $35
Non-Members $45
 

His first work of fiction, a crime novel called Black Irish, introduced the Harvard Educated detective, Absalom Kearney, and marked the beginning of a new crime series.  The second in the series, Hangman, was published earlier this year.

Talty is also the co-author of the New York Times best selling account, A Captain’s Duty, with Captain Richard Phillips, the hero of the Maersk Alabama Hijacking.  The book was made into a film starring Tom Hanks.

Click here for more details and for event flyer.