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Intro to CANVA Online Class

July 10, 2020
The SCLA Support Staff Division is hosting

an online Intro to CANVA Class

conducted by Sharper Training Solutions
on September 17, 2020 from 2 – 3:30 pm.
This class is available to SCLA members ONLY.
Registration is available on the SCLS Gateway:
by contacting Teri Hatred at


May 12, 2020

SCLS Support Staff Division is hosting two programs online conducted by Sharper Training Solutions:

There are only 24 spots per program.

Please register by contacting Teri Hatred at



Learn how to video chat with loved ones. Students will learn how to set up and use Skype video chat as well as Apple’s Facetime and instant messaging apps. Bring your questions and your device if you have one.

Skype, Facetime& Chatting Online Program Flyer-2


COMPUTER CLEANUP AND SECURITY – May 27th from 1-2:30pm

In this lecture and demo class, students will learn how to clean up their Windows computer, improve performance and speed up tasks, protect it from viruses and spyware, and much more.  Prerequisites: For intermediate and advanced users

Computer Cleanup & Security Online Program Flyer-1


May 11, 2020
The SCLA Support Staff Division is looking for nominations for all Board positions.  Please look over the descriptions below and consider filling one of these important roles in our Division. 
You can contact Teri Hated at
It shall be the duty of the SSD President to preside at all meetings and to enforce all laws and regulations relating to the administration of the organization.
The SSD President shall be empowered to order meetings of the Division’s Executive Board when he/she deems such a meeting to be necessary. Division Board Members and constituents may request an unscheduled meeting to be held by forwarding a request in writing to the SSD President. Granting the request for such a meeting will be solely at the President’s discretion.
The SSD President shall appoint chairpersons of standing committees and shall be ex-officio member of all committees except for the Election Committee.
The SSD President, or an appointed representative, shall attend the Executive Board meetings of the Suffolk County Library Association.
In absence of the SSD President, the SSD Vice President shall have all of the powers and prerogatives of the SSD President.
The SSD Vice President shall serve as the President-Elect and will serve as President in the year following service as Vice President.
All resolutions and proceedings of meetings shall be entered in proper books by the Secretary. The Secretary shall conduct all correspondence, shall issue all notices of meetings, and shall perform all duties pertaining to the office of Secretary. The Secretary shall keep a register of all members of the Division.
The SSD Treasurer works as a liaison between SSD and NYLA, submitting expense/reimbursement requests and deposits to NYLA’s finance department for approval.
Keeps organized digital and physical copies of all relevant treasury documents, including receipts, expense and deposit forms, statements etc.
Confirms and verifies monthly account statements from NYLA’s finance department.  
The duties of a Member-at-Large will be to assist the Officers of the Board with programs, membership and other committee work as it arises.

WebJunction Free Webinars

April 6, 2020

The SCLA Support Staff Division hopes that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this uncertain time.

Please follow safety guidelines and check on each other during the COVID-19 crisis.


Below is a link to free webinars offered by WebJunction:


Several webinars address Covid-19 issues and others address library specific issues.


For current information from New York State regarding COVID-19:



December 17, 2019

The SSD Annual Membership Meeting and 4th Annual Safety Conference was a huge success!  Over 50 participants attended the event which was held at the Brentwood Public Library on Friday, December 5th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 


Stuart Cameron, Chief of Department of the Suffolk County Police Dept.,  was our Keynote Speaker. Chief Cameron updated the audience on the ever evolving tactics and programs to protect our schools regarding active shooter events.  Chief Cameron critiqued past incidences of active shooters with video and audio explaining what the Suffolk county Police Department learned form these events and how they incorporated their findings to improve SCPD’s response and techniques to handle these situations.


The Libraries Roles in Preparedness and Community Resiliency, was presented by Valerie Lewis, Suffolk Cooperative Library System and covered the important role of the public library in the safety of its community.  The library can provide crucial safety information to its patrons and participate in community efforts during times of crisis.



The Importance of Empathy in Everyday Interaction, presented by Jessica Price, School Counselor of Brentwood School District, was an interactive program of sharing feelings and stories of empathy from the audience.






Mind-Body-Spirit Martial Arts Self Defense was another audience participation event conducted by Gene Perceval & Dan Perceval,  which had our attendees practicing self defense moves on one another!









2019-2020 Winter Weather Outlook,and National Weather Service Forecast and Preparedness was presented Nelson Vaz, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service and let the audience know that winter is coming!


Narcan Training was the last topic of the day presented by Thomas Fealey, Deputy Chief of Operations Suffolk County Department of Health.  After the training all attendees received a Narcan Kit to have on hand in case of an overdose event in their library.





The SCLA Support Staff Division would like to thank Tom Tarantowicz, Director of the Brentwood Public Library, for hosting our event; for his consistent support of SSD and thank you to his wonderful, helpful staff.