Saturday, March 31, 2012

Top 10 Social Media and Libraries Predictions for 2012

The ALA LinkedIn group page has a ton of interesting discussions. Some of the most popular discussions surround social media in the library. This article was originally written and published late December 2011, however, 4 months later still has relevance as well all continue to navigate and incorporate social media into our libraries. Below is a link to the original posting as well as the ALA's LinkedIn page.

What are your libraries doing to increase traffic through social media? How have you integrated social media into your library programs?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Active Listening Workshop - March 2012

The Active Listening Workshop was an excellent meeting that provided useful tips for better communication at libraries and at home. The representative from EAP was an engaging speaker who had a wealth of information on how to better communicate with our colleagues, patrons and everyone else. We discussed the roadblocks of being a good listener and ways to overcome these challenges.

EAP is a excellent service provided throughout Suffolk County, and free!

Friday, March 16, 2012

New Logo Contest - Now Accepting Submissions

Announced in this month's issue of Teen Talk, we are having a new logo contest. Feel free to submit a redesigned logo for the YASD. We are looking to update our look for 2012. Feel free to submit your design to to be considered. We will take the Top 3 redesigns and post them on the blog for members to vote. Submissions are not limited to YASD members, so spread the word.

 This is a great opportunity for you to show off your creativity!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mid-Month Catch Up

Just a quick reminder post about all the fun things coming up in the next couple of months. Spring is going to be busy for YASD librarians!

Tomorrow 3/15 Active Listening Workshop at the Smithtown-Commack Library. 10am.

April 20, Annual Fran Romer Workshop at the Brentwood Public Library. Don't forget to register early.

April 28, Author's Unlimited at St. Joseph's College

May 3, Long Island Library Conference

Make sure you mark your calenders and register for all these great events coming up.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Librarian Humor Goes Political

If the library is cool enough for the President, it is cool enough for everyone else!

Register Today!

Don't forget to register for the 2012 Fran Romer Memorial Booktalk Workshop. We are excited to have Caroline Bock, author of L.I.E. join us for book discussions on her novel and other titles that were Ripped From the Headlines.

Registration Deadline is Monday, April 9.