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