Saturday, February 25, 2012

February Meeting - Pictures Posted to Facebook

Hi Everyone - All the pictures for last week's Joint Meeting with Gayle Forman have been posted to Facebook! If you haven't yet checked out the photos, go to the YASD FACEBOOK PAGE.

Our Facebook page is a great way to stay connect to the YASD and SCLA. While you are there, don't forget to "LIKE" our page.

Jamie, Gayle Forman, Joanne and Theresa

Besides Gayle Forman, the hot topic of the morning was the cupcakes made by Joanne Albano of Nina Nonna Confections! Librarian by day, master cupcake maker by night!

Gayle Forman doing a reading from her book Sisters in Sanity

The line to purchase/sign books

You can see more pictures on Our Facebook Page.

Librarian Humor: Knowledge is Power

Just some light humor to start off the weekend!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Reminder: Author's Unlimited

Don't forget to tell the teens and YA readers at your libraries about this year's Authors Unlimited. Being held Saturday, April 28, 2012 at St. Joseph's College, this event will let teens and YA enthusiasts participate in discussions on YA literature and attend breakout sessions and author presentation. For more details, visist the Authors Unlimited website at

Saturday, February 18, 2012

SAVE THE DATE: The Annual Fran Romer Workshop

SAVE THE DATE: April 20th, 2012 from 9am - 1pm. The Annual Fran Romer Workshop will be held at the Brentwood Public Library and feature Caroline Beck, author of L.I.E.

Recap: Nassau/Suffolk Joint Meeting with Gayle Forman

Yesterday's joint Nassau/Suffolk YASD meeting was a success! We had a great crowd attend, who were all looking forward to catching up with each other, meeting new people across both counties and getting the opportunity to listen to Gayle Forman speak. During the refreshments, before Gayle took the stage, there was a lot of chatter across the room, a lot of laughs and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, especially once they had a delicious cupcake! Once Gayle began to speak, notebooks came about, the room silenced and everyone gave her their full attention. Taking a different spin on a discussion of her books, Gayle talked about the books we wouldn't read, or that were likely to never get published, the writing she has done, that has lead to her currently best sellers. She was an engaging speaker and gave the audience a real insight into her writing process. After her presentation and few quick readings from her most popular books If I stay and Where She Went, along with glimpses into those pieces we will never see, she opened the floor to questions. The YA librarians love a good Q&A session. There were many questions ranging from musical impacts on writing, discussions on her editors and other popular YA authors, and how eBooks are changing the way people read and the way books get published. Overall, the discussion was robust.

After, Gayle was very generous to stick around and signed books for everyone. The line was long, but she stayed, and everyone had the pleasure of quickly speaking with her, a great capstone to an excellent program.

A job well done to the Suffolk and Nassau YASD members who put together a wonderful event. And a huge thank you to Gayle Forman!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Librarian Humor: When I Grow Up...

It is nothing you see and hear very often. Usually when someone says "When I grow up..." it is followed by Fireman, Teacher, Doctor, Lawyer. However, there is a few of us who always new we wanted to be Librarians. This is the perfect bumper sticker for you!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

ALA Job Post - Social Media for Job Searching

ALA Joblist is holding an online career chat on how to use social media effectively in your job search. This free online discussion is being held February 23 from 1:00 - 2:oopm ET. Follow the link below to register for this informative conversation that will benefit anyone seeking new employment opportunities.

This is a must-attend event!

Join us for the March Meeting - Active Listening Workshop

Join us March 15, 2012 at 10am, Smithtown Library - Commack Branch, for a workshop on Active Listening. There will be a representative from EAP to speak with us about strategies to enhance our communication.

Make sure to RSVP to Kristine Sabia by phone or email at 631.585.9393 x230 0r

Friday, February 10, 2012

Librarian Humor: Boolean Connectors

This is the first installment of a new segment called Librarian Humor, it will include videos, photos, annedotes and anything else funny related to a Librarian's world. Librarian Humor - others just don't seem to get it!

The following video was sent across to me from a friend and fellow Librarian. It is a funny video of a lesson done by a librarian on Boolean connectors. The use of food and her great accent make for an entertaining video.

If I was doing this lesson it would be Strawberry Jelly AND (Chunky Peanut Butter OR Creamy Peanut Butter).

Feel free to submit your Library Humor, to be included in future posts, to Jessica Schnall at

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February Meeting - Gayle Forman

February 17, 2012 we will be welcoming Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay.  Take the time to come to South Huntington Library at 10am to meet this dynamic author as she speaks to Nassau and Suffolk's Young Adult Librarians. This is a MUST ATTEND meeting.