Monday, December 12, 2016

Call for Speakers!!!

Have you been an adjunct professor?  Reviewed books for a professional publication?  Presented at a conference or joined a professional committee?  Would you like an opportunity to share your experience with your peers?  If so, then this is your chance!  

YASD is looking for volunteers to speak at the "Career Booster" Joint Meeting being held on  Thursday, February 2, 10am, at SCLS. We would like the meeting to focus on the above mentioned aspects of boosting your career.  This is a great opportunity to share your experiences and help others.  If you are interested in becoming a speaker, please contact Casey Fehn at

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

January Town Hall Meeting

YASD Luncheon Success!!

Thank you to everyone that joined us for our Annual YASD Luncheon! Nova Ren Suma was absolutely awesome! 
Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2016 Teen Librarian Awards.
Most Creative Program: Michelle Kenny and Sara Fade, Middle Country Library, 
Zombie Survival Night
Most Successful Program: James Matias, Middle Country Public Library, Teen Technology Club
Best Display: Kristie Korade, Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library, Banned Books Display
Best Community Service Program: Kristine Tanzi, Middle Country Public Library, Green Teens

Hope you all enjoyed it! We're looking forward to a great 2017! 

Monday, November 21, 2016

YASD December Luncheon

The YASD December Luncheon Registration date has been extended until November 28th.  Please see blog post below for registration information.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Annual December Luncheon!

Our Annual December Luncheon will be held on Thursday, December 1st, beginning at noon at the Outerbanks Restaurant in Riverhead. The speaker will be Nova Ren Suma, author of The Walls Around Us, The Imaginary Girls, 17 and Gone, and more!  The menu includes a chicken, fish, and pasta vegetarian option.  Exciting prizes will be raffled and you will be introduced to the 2017 YASD Board.  You can register online here or fill out the below form and send it to Casey Fehn. The Teen Librarian Awards are back! To nominate an amazing librarian, please follow the link on the right hand side to access the nomination form. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

October Meeting

Please join us in October as Christopher Schumaker from YALSA discusses "The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action."  If you would like to read the report before attending the meeting, simply click here .

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

Don't forget to stop by the YASD table at the Long Island Library Conference and check out our speaker!

Here are the details:
Title: The Challenges of Common Core and How Librarians Can Help
Description: Superintendent of Patchogue-Medford Schools, Michael Hynes, will be discussing the challenges of Common Core and what librarians can do to help.  He will also be speaking about effective partnerships libraries and schools can form to best assist both the teachers and the students in today’s learning environment.
Speaker(s): Dr. Michael Hynes, Superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District

This program will take place from 9:00am to 10:00am in the Nassau/Suffolk Room.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Long Island Library Conference

Registration Information for Attendees:
Early Bird Registration: Friday, January 1 – Monday, February 29, 2016
$40 for SCLA & NCLA Members, $50 for Non-members
Registration Continues through Monday, May 2, 2016
$50 for SCLA & NCLA Members, $60 for Non-members
On-Site Registration will be $70 per attendee.

Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 am – 8:30 am.
Vendor Exhibits Open at 8:00 am.
Questions? Email:
Continuing Education Credits are awarded; registration confirmation is considered proof.

Registration link

Library Networking Night

Monday, April 4, 2016

 Announcing the Nassau/Suffolk
B.E.S.T. AWARD 2016
(Bringing Excellence in Service by Teens)

To honor significant contributions by a teenager to library services.
A commemorative plaque will be awarded to one teen in each county.
Each award recipient will also be given a $150 stipend.
·         Be a Nassau or Suffolk County resident.
·         Be a volunteer, employee or other affiliate of any library-related organization.
·         Have a library sponsor.
·         Submit a sponsor recommendation that demonstrates significant contribution to
library services.
·         Must be between 13 and 19 years of age.

Applications may be submitted beginning Monday, March 7, 2016 and must be received
no later than Monday, April 4, 2016. Applications should be sent to:
Nassau County                                                          Suffolk County
Sharon Long                                                              Mike Buono
Librarian, Head of Teen Services                               Librarian, Digital Strategist
Syosset Public Library                                                Patchogue-Medford Library
225 South Oyster Bay Road                                       54-60 East Main St
Syosset, NY  11791                                                    Patchogue, NY  11772
Telephone: 516-921-7161 x 242                                 Telephone: 631-654-4700 
E-mail:                               E-mail:

A committee of the Young Adult Services Divisions of the Nassau and Suffolk County Library Associations will choose the winners. All entries will remain the property of those Divisions.
Each nominee will receive a certificate of appreciation and a letter of commendation from the B.E.S.T. Award committee.

Awards will be presented at the Long Island Library Conference
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Melville Marriott

Award sponsored by the Young Adult Services Divisions – Nassau and Suffolk County Library Associations

Monday, March 28, 2016

Join the 2017 YASD Board!

Want to get more involved? Have practice running meetings? Better your resume? Consider joining the 2017 YASD Executive Board! There will be five open positions including Vice President/President Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, Fran Romer Member at Large, and Webmaster. For more information or to nominate yourself contact Casey Fehn at All nominations are due by April 14. We look forward to hearing from you!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Authors Unlimited - Saturday, April 16, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Teen Summer Reading Training 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Joint Suffolk/Nassau YASD Meeting - Tween Programming Panel

Thank You to the presenters Nick Tanzi, Anthony Bliss, Christine Fitzgerald, Lisa Kropp, and Andrea Richeson and all the attendees for presenting and attending. We had a great turnout with 63 attendees!

Upcoming Meeting of Interest

Wednesday, February 10th
The 2016 SCLS Performers Showcase
Registration: No pre-registration required

Mock Quick Picks Workshop at SCLS
Thursday, February 25th
Bellport, NY

VolunTeens 101
February 18, 2016
NYLA e-Institute Webinar

Fandom Meeting
February 18, 2016
SCLS, Bellport

Long Island Libraries and Pop Culture Conference
April 14, 2016
St. John'a University,
Oakdale, NY

YSS Spring Conference
April 15, 2016
Albany, NY

Authors Unlimited 
Saturday, April 16, 2016
10am-3 pm
St Joseph’s College
Patchogue, NY 

Long Island Library Conference
May 5 2016
Melville, NY