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RASD events throughout the year are announced to Division members by registration flyers sent via the NLS delivery van or through the mail. You may also check the NCLA Calendar. Registration is required for RASD programs — follow the instructions on the flyer to register for an event.

Posts for Recent and Upcoming Programs . . .

RASD Programs Past & Present: 2009 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999


Need a Sonnet? I’m On It! (October 13)

Marsha Howard, librarian at Poets House, will discuss how to develop a poetry collection, including which poets’ works are “must-haves” and who the new popular poets are. She will also talk about the different types of programming to create excitement about the genre.

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Librarian II: The Civil Service Exam (February 9)

Speaker Mamie Eng will share with us her suggestions on how to score well on the Librarian II exam.

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2004 (5)

Dealing with Difficult People in the Library (March 31)

Speaker Art Seltzer teaches basic techniques for handling “problem” patrons through role-playing exercises.

Digging Up Roots: Tracing Your Family Tree (May 5)

This year’s Long Island Library Conference offering features speakers from the Genealogy Federation of Long Island speaking on basic research techniques for specific ethnic and cultural groups.

Improving Your Memory in 3 Days (June 9)

Fred Chernow, author of The Sharper Mind, teaches his audience mental strategies and tricks to memorize names, facts and dates.

RASD Annual Breakfast with Author/Guest Speaker (October 6)

Our guest speaker at the annual breakfast held this year at the Maine Maid Inn in Jericho, was author Barbara Rogan who spoke about her experiences as a literary agent, novelist and teacher of writing.

Review Journal Revue: A Panel Discussion (November 10)

Editors from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly discussed the similarities and differences in the materials they select and review for their journals during this program, held at the Port Washington Public Library.

2003 (7)

Librarian II Civil Service Exam (February 12)

Speaker Mamie Eng gives advice and insights on how to fill out the Librarian II Form for maximum results.

Services of the Co-central Libraries (March 26)

Representatives from East Meadow Public Library, Levittown Public Library, Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, Hempstead Public Library and NLS participate in an informative forum.

It’s a Small World: Multicultural Collection Development (May 7)

Speakers from Queens College are Adriana Tandler and Fred Gitner.

Bus Trip to The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library and to The Butler Library, Columbia University (June 3)

Reference Resources for Personal Investing (September 24)

Stuart Schaeffer from Farmingdale Public Library will provide guidelines on useful reference resources for your patrons’ personal investing needs.

Annual Breakfast at the Milleridge Inn (October 15)

“Murder and Madness and Poe”, a one-character play about Edgar Allen Poe.

The Well Rounded Electronic Reference Department (November 12)

The program will be a roundtable discussion led by Robyn Klose and Genellen McGrath on what databases comprise a well rounded electronic reference collection.

2002 (7)

Print vs. Online – November 6

Annual RASD Brunch at the Milleridge Inn – October 9

Library Resources for Alternative and Complementary Therapies – September 4

Tour NY Public Library for the Performing Arts – June 26

Essential Business Library : Is it Business as Usual? – June 5

Libraries – A Man’s World Too: Acquisition and Program Ideas – May 8

Middle Management – Challenges and Opportunities – April 24

2001 (7)

Multicultural Literature – Wednesday, November 7

RASD Annual Brunch at The Milleridge Inn -Wednesday, October 10

Law Reference for Librarians -Wednesday, September 5

Strategies for Effective Library Communication – Wednesday, June 6

Long Island Library Conference – Wednesday, May 9

Science Librarianship Demystifyed – Wednesday, April 25, 2001Genealogical Sources of the Queensborough Library – Wednesday, March 14, 2001

2000 (9)

National Archives and Record Administration and New York Genealogical Society Tour – March1, 2000

Non-Verbal Communication and Conflict Resolution During the Reference Interview – April 13, 2000

PubMed and Medline With Mary Westermann – June 7, 2000

Jonathan Delfin: The Challenge of Crossword Puzzles , Long Island Library Conference – May 17, 2000

Pages: How to Hire Them, Train Them,and Keep Them - September 21, 2000

Librarian II: The Civil Service Examination – September 27, 2000

The Cradle of Aviation Museum: Reference and Adult Services Division Annual Breakfast – October 11, 2000

Genreflecting With Diana Tixier Herald: A Guide to Reading Interests in Genre Fiction – November 16, 2000

Print Business Resources: Finding Corporate and Personal Financial Information – December 14, 2000

1999 (9)

Librarian II: The Civil Service Exam – 1/7/99

Genealogical Research and the Census: United States & New York State – 2/3/99

Law for Librarians – 3/24/99

A Guided Tour of the Supreme Court Law Library – 4/22/99 and 2/29/00

Library Automation and the Countdown to Y2K – 5/19/99

Behind the Scenes of the Book Publishing World – 6/2/99

A Bus Tour of the International Resource Center & the Flushing Library – 9/29/99

R&ASD Annual Breakfast (Drama Book Shop) – 10/16/99

Securing Library Computers Against Hackers, Computer Geeks, and Kids – 12/1/99

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