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SSD 2019 Long Island Library Conference Programs

April 12, 2019

Please join your colleagues at the 2019 Long Island Library Conference, Lighting the Way, on May 9, 2019 at the Melville Marriott Long Island, 1350 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, New York 11747 from 8:00am – 4:00pm. 

Registration link:


The SCLA Support Staff Division is sponsoring two programs:

Visionary Leadership
Speaker: Terry Morris/T. Seleda Consulting
Sponsored by: SCLA Support Staff Division
Arranged by: Celia Ann Vollmer
Location: Whitman room Session: 2 (10:30 am to 11:30 am)
The dynamic changes in the progressive advancement and the environment today dictate that leaders engage their team members to accomplish the organization’s vision. To accomplish this, the leaders need to have the ability to inspire and motivate those around them to become enthusiastic followers who are committed to achieving the Libraries Vision.This workshop will help participants identify the characteristics of visionary leaders. They will examine how leaders can lose their vision and develop strategies for maintaining visionary leadership with their staff. Participants will also learn how to tap into each staff member’s greatest potential to enable them to become strong partners in the development of their library.

NYS Pre-Retirement Seminar
Speaker(s): Laura Sader
Sponsored by: SCLA Support Staff Division
Arranged by: Teri Hatred
Location: Salons VII, VIII, IX, X Session: 3 (3:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
Learn the essential elements involved in the calculation of their retirement benefit; Acquire information on how and when to contact us to obtain their specific member information; Ask general questions relating to their benefits during and after the presentation; and Receive a detailed guide covering pension information.



April 10, 2019

Come join your colleagues from across Long Island at the


co-hosted by the Support Staff Divisions

of the

Nassau County Library Association and

the Suffolk County Library Association

Monday, April 29, 2019

9:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Farmingdale Public Library

116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY

Join us for this informal forum where we will discuss such topics

as circulation, Sierra, customer service, inter-loans and more. 

All staff are welcome!

Refreshments will be provided and raffle prizes!

Please use this registration form East Meets West Registration Form


register on the SCLS Gateway at

$15.00 fee for non-members

Send CHECKS ONLY made out to NYLA to Teri Hatred at SCLS

Free for NCLA & SCLA members




Facebook: Business Accounts Workshop

March 13, 2019

SSD is pleased to present Michael Buono as he shares the ins and outs of Facebook Business Accounts.

When: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Time: 10am – 12pm

Where: SCLS Training Room

Seats are limited.

SSD members may attend for FREE.

Non-SSD SCLA members may attend for $1.00

Non-SCLA members may attend for $10.00

Please use the Registration form:  Facebook for Business Flyer – 02


March 13, 2019

SSD has the following programs and trainings scheduled:

April 9th – Facebook: Business Accounts: 10am – 12pm in SCLS Training Room

April 29th – East Meets West Roundtable: 9:30am – 12:30 pm  Farmingdale Public Library

May 9th – Long Island Library Conference: Visionary Leadership: 10:30 – 11:30 am and NYS Retirement Seminar: 3-4 pm

June 12th – Intermediate Microsoft EXCEL Training: 2-4pm in SCLS Training Room

August 12th – Advanced Microsoft EXCEL Training: 2-4pm in SCLS Training Room

September 12th – Google Analytics: 2-4pm in SCLS Training Room

Season’s Greetings!

December 20, 2018

The SCLA Support Staff Division Board

wishes you all the warmest greetings for the holiday season!

Web Junction Webinars

December 20, 2018

Just a reminder that Web Junction provides free access to webinars focusing on libraries and library staff.

Opening an account is FREE and easy! Take advantage of a great resource for training and growth.

Here is a small list of the webinar categories:

Customer Service:

Personal Growth & Development:



October 18, 2018

The SSD Annual Membership Meeting and 3rd Annual Safety Conference was a huge success!  Over 50 participants attended the event which was held at the Brentwood Public Library on Wednesday, October 17th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Lee Mandel, CEO of Intralogic Solutions, gave a presentation of his product that links all building alarm systems together making them more efficient and quicker – a lock down in 15 seconds as opposed to 15 minutes! Intralogic Solutions also sponsored the refreshments served at the Conference. 

Stuart Cameron, Chief of Department of the Suffolk County Police Dept.,  was our Keynote Speaker. He spoke about the Smart 9-1-1 for Facilities: the RAVE panic button application that library staff are using to report active shooter, medical emergency, 911 calls; the shield program; results of the Department of Justice law suit compliance (today’s top Newsday story); and the public feeling comfortable calling 911 to report crimes/gang activity.

Nicole Marks, MEP, CEM, NYS Homeland Security and Emergency Services for Long Island, gave an overview on Continuity Of Operations Plan (COOP) which is the next phase of planning for a disaster.

Matthew Setteducati, Supervising Safety & Health Inspector, PESH, covered how to be compliant with the NYS Workplace Violence Law. PESH has consultants ready to help you develop your policy and become compliant with this very important safeguard for your staff.

Jessica Price, School Counselor, Brentwood School District, provided strategies to incorporate EMPATHY into our everyday interactions and shared how these strategies are working in the Brentwood School District..



Stephanie Sloan, MS, CASCA, Senior Drug Abuse Educator, Suffolk County Division of Community Mental Hygiene Services, provided a NARCAN training session and kits for all participants. to help combat the rising incidents of opioid overdose.

Nicole Marks of NYS Homeland Security returned in the afternoon with Patrick Beckley and Jillian Ringhauser to conduct a workshop on developing an Emergency Operations Plan for your library.  The participants broke up into three groups and step by step developed an Emergency Operations Plan for their “library” based on a scenario given to the group. Following are materials used in this workshop:

2018 SCLA SSD Safety Conference Presentation

What Is An EOP

EOP Example

Copy of Hazard and Vulnerabilty Assesment Template_2014

FEMA Business Emergency Response Plans_10pg_2014

Writing SMART Goals

All participants left with invaluable information and various resources to keep their libraries and staff safer.

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