Friday, September 28, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Brooklyn Book Festival

If you missed this year's Brooklyn Book Festival here is a nice pictorial  recap from PW.  The weather was gorgeous and authors extraordinary!  The highlight of my day was hearing the amazing Libba Bray speak to a small group of librarians.  When asked what advice she would give aspiring teen writers she said:
 "Read-read everything you possibly can!" and "Be Brave."  

In close 2nd was a hilarious round of YA Jeopardy featuring Libbb Bray, Natalie Standiford and Daniel Nayeri.  

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Introducing our NEW LOGO

Featured below, we introduce the new logo of YASD. Members of the association voted on submitted designs that best represented the youthfulness and fun of the teen services division of SCLA. Bright colors and interesting text encompass the new and exciting look of YASD.

Thank you to our wining logo designer, the creative 
Jacqueline Dunn from Hampton Bays Library!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

YALSA needs YOU!

YALSA is soliciting member input in its Annual survey. YALSA uses your opinions, responses, and suggestions on this survey to create and improve programming and establish tools and resources that those working with young adults  really need.  You need not be a current member of YALSA or ALA to complete.  What a great opportunity to share your opinions and gain insight into this wonderful organization!

The survey runs until September 30th.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Information from 9/13 Connecting Connecting Youth Community Resources

Below are links to information sheets and bibliographies that the YASD board created in conjunction with the Connecting Connecting Youth Community Resources meeting held at SCLS this past week.

Information Sheets:

Town of Babylon Resources

Town of Brookhaven Resources

Town of Huntington Resources

Town of Islip Resources

Town of Smithtown

Town of Southhampton

Town of Southold Resources



Financial Literacy

Safe Sex

Teens Dealing with Illness

Monday, September 17, 2012

25 Important Legal Issues Every Librarian Should Research

Interesting article.  As the author points out, not many outside our field recognize the potential for legal implications within the library setting.  As always, education and awareness are the best defense.   

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Entry Level Librarian 1 Exam

Wednesday, September 19 is the last day to file for the Entry Level Librarian 1 Civil Service Exam.

You can register by e-FILING at the Suffolk County Civil Service Website.

Additionally, on October 2nd at 2:00pm Peter Ward, Director of the Lindenhurst Library, will present a short workshop at SCLS on taking the Entry Level Librarian civil service exam.  All are welcome to attend, but you must have a Suffolk County Public Library card to register. To register, go to the SCLS calendar at

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Timeless Tales, Emerging Visions

Have you registered for the upcoming 2012 CLASC Literature Conference?  This conference is a professional highlight of the year and is sure to leave you feeling invigorated and excited about literature.  The discussion leaders, including YASD’s Jamie Papandrea, Mike Buono, Joanne Albano and Kate Fais have been working tirelessly to select titles and prepare stimulating discussion questions and relevant handouts.  There is a discussion group that will appeal to the interests of all literature lovers!  Sign up by September 22 to receive the early bird rate.  

See CLASC's website at for full information and to download the brochure.  See you all there!